Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    Being a con man is a long way from showing valid initiative.

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 2 years ago


    Define “valid”.

    Caulfield has shown tremendous creativity and initiative in life lessons. He is an expert on pulling Mrs Olson’s chain and inspiring people to think outside of the box.

  3. keith kunz

    keith kunz GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    no teacher would tolorate caulfield. when i was in school those kids did their homework in the vp’s office i did ;-)

  4. davidh48

    davidh48 said, over 2 years ago

    @keith kunz

    Sorry, I was a “guest lecturer” at a well-known university. I wish I could have found one Caulfield, much less many in the academic circles. It was only the president who exhibited curiosity…while talking in the parking garage.

  5. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 2 years ago

    @keith kunz

    I happen to agree, to a degree. I think Mallet may be overusing the precocious child/clueless adult trope with Caulfield and Mrs. Olsen. He’s starting to become annoying with his attempts to push Mrs. Olsen’s buttons.

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 2 years ago

    what is with packet work in school? do teachers actually teach, or is that packet work is the easy way?

  7. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 2 years ago


    I am a long way from being tired of Caufield and Mrs. Olson – love them!!

  8. garcoa

    garcoa said, over 2 years ago

    Caulfield is the student I wish I could have been!

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    The kids just want to get that degree with top grades in order to get a career going so they can start chasing members of the opposite gender and live.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Dr. “X” just wants to keep his job and hit the cocktail circuit around town later. If fact he was more than likely thirsting for a strong drink at that moment he placed his briefcase down.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    I don’t know what packet work is but if it has teaching suggestions that may not be a bad thing. I seriously doubt if any of those packets tell the teacher to talk about weight lifting, personal college difficulties, too many chiefs, not enough Indians, how mad they are at the administration today, college is not for everyone, not everyone is college material, spend all the class time shooting the breeze, spend all the class time shooting the breeze the next day and all of the following days until the semester ends, leave the room in a huff and don’t return until the hour is over.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    Probably none of those packets advised the teachers to spend most of the class time trying to pick fights with students, and failing that to talk about past physical altercations when they were successful in provoking a fight, and how satisfying it was to whip their butts and show them who was boss. Because that’s what being a teacher is all about. Hey, they sure didn’t seem interested in the material they were supposed to teach at my school.

  13. Vlad Taltos

    Vlad Taltos said, over 2 years ago

    The next day, Olson hands out the assignments, and Caufield’s answers with an F and a “I’m not sure why you handed in math work for a creative writing assignment.”

  14. Meowlin

    Meowlin said, over 2 years ago

    He’s either putting himself in Jeopardy… or applying for a job on “Jeopardy.”

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    A comic strip character states explicitly that he sets out to “push … buttons”. Now, I’d think that readers might say, “I like certain things about that character — his intellectual curiosity, his irreverence, his creative approach to thinking and learning — but I have a little trouble with his stated malicious intent.”

    Nope! The little devil is beloved. Strangely, some commenters ignore the “bad” behavior, while others actually appear to admire this character for it.

    Why? Are these commenters who adore Caulfield crazy? Do they actually enjoy having their chains pulled? Or are they simply and utterly imperturbable, possessed of a zen-like inner peace with all the world?

    Plainly that’s not the case. If you differ with Caulfield’s fans on the appropriateness of his antics, they get plenty perturbed. They take it personally. Then they invite you to leave the forum.

    I don’t get it.

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