Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. KZ71

    KZ71 said, over 2 years ago


  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t know if Caufield is into video games, but to play today’s games you have to read at least one 450 page book just to get the backdrop of the game… If she assigns Old Man and the Sea I’m gonna scream…….

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    “Swamplandia” review and excerpt.

    It doesn’t appeal to me, but others will like it.

  4. Tom in Albany NY

    Tom in Albany NY said, over 2 years ago

    Caufield. My kids don’t get done until teh 25th. Quit whining.

  5. Barbara Bommarito

    Barbara Bommarito said, over 2 years ago

    I did read it, and I wouldn’t recommend it.

  6. Strod

    Strod said, over 2 years ago

    Excellent, Caufield. You are allowed to check Swamplandia off of your reading list.
    Oh, wait. It’s not even on the list? Tough luck, son.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago


    I don’t even know how many Halo novels there are now. I am curious how many people have played Bioshock who have no idea who Ayn Rand is, though.

  8. Lorenzo Browncoat

    Lorenzo Browncoat said, over 2 years ago

    Hey, something I’ve never seen in a comic strip before: Caulfield properly used a semi-colon in dialog.

  9. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    Waiting to hear from all those teachers who wish they could have just one Caulfield in their class. Because they all love kids who complain and lie to them.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    It would have been very helpful for my future if I would have had a summer reading list. There was never a summer reading list in my schools. If there was a list and the students were responsible for it, and irresponsible parents were made aware of the list, then I could have gotten some much needed reading done over the summer. I may have been allowed in the house. I may have gotten some food to eat. But the rough, book-hating coach/teachers and administrators, some now drunken, never had a list of books for us to read. How could they? The school itself was not big on books. Many of the classes were sans books.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    “thinks we don’t know the obvious.”
    Why wouldn’t a public school know the obvious, that books are necessary?

  12. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    Why must so many assume that disapproving of certain aspects of the kid’s behavior equates to a wish that be made a “drone”? You’re barking up the wrong tree, Sharuniboy. You and I think more alike than you might guess.

    I’m not for indoctrination; I’m against rigidity. And those who heap nothing but praise on Caulfield’s exploits, no matter what Mr. Mallett has him do, are rigid in their thinking (and come off to me as a bit addled, really).

    You, meanwhile, are one of the very few who has a well rounded sense of his character. Many wouldn’t acknowledge at gunpoint that he “CAN be a nuisance at times”. That’s all I’m saying! He’s not perfect. Those who scream bloody murder when I point that out should take a broader view.

  13. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    In answer to your question, Sharunibouy, no, I am not a teacher, although I once entertained the notion of becoming one.

    In college, I worked at a camera shop. At times I’d have to get into some fairly technical principles of the art and science of photography. When I’d show someone an electronic flash, for instance, and explain the inverse square law, it was a thrill to see people get it. The process, that “two way street”, was an awesome thing.

    I learned quickly, though, how to recognize who was interested and who was going to refuse to learn anything. That so many lacked the willingness to learn was a real turn-off to me. And it made me realize that the only way I could be a teacher would be if I coud hand-pick my students. Made me respect what teachers do. And made it clear to me I wasn’t cut out for it.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    I liked those old metal cameras with heavy lenses. They had a solid feel to them when focusing by hand. And the pictures some of those lenses took were beautiful. But it could be a challenge taking a good picture then. The focusing screens could be dim, especially with a zoom lens.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago


    I know exactly what you mean, comicsssfan. Something like a Minolta SRT 101 or a Pentax K1000? All mechanical, no electronics, heavy. Heck, a Nikon F, you could drive nails with one of those. I miss that stuff.

    Nikon recently came out with a digital SLR, the Df, designed to evoke that “old metal camera” look and feel. Gotta have it.

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