Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    I just don’t get this one. Nice visuals though.

  2. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, 6 months ago


    Pun time again. Rare steak = Day in June. Good steak = Rare steak

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, 6 months ago

    It can work without the second meaning of “rare”. If you are poor, even if you eat them well done (like me), all steak is rare.

  4. Dodger Bleu

    Dodger Bleu said, 6 months ago

    Very clever. It took Miss Plainwell a while to understand Frazz’s words, as he was referring to the day’s weather(It must be raining or it was too hot).

  5. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 6 months ago

    A day in February is more rare.

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Good one Nos Nevets.
    And yup.

    “What is as rare as a day in June?” is actually a quotation from nineteenth century poet James Russell Lowell…

    The long poem is about the quest for the Holy Grail… but the very next lines are about the wonders of summer..

    People use it (well, the sort of people who go around quoting old-fashioned poets like Lowell) when exclaiming about good weather, not bad…

    Frazz’s pun, to me, is simply taking the word “rare” literally….
    “What else is this rare? Why, a good steak, that’s what else.”

    Miss Plainwell doesn’t get it… or pretends she doesn’t…

    When she sees the pink sky, she makes her own pun….
    a day is pink in the END, a steak, in the middle.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I had to look it up…. not being the sort of person who quotes Lowell….
    cos I had a vague memory of it…
    but indeed, the lines before that quote talk about how many things cos money, but gifts from God are free to all….
    including a perfect June day.

    "For a cap and bells our lives we pay,
    Bubbles we earn with a whole soul’s tasking:
    ’T is heaven alone that is given away,
    ’T is only God may be had for the asking;
    There is no price set on the lavish summer,
    And June may be had by the poorest comer.

    And what is so rare as a day in June?
    Then, if ever, come perfect days"

  8. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, 6 months ago

    Sometimes it takes me a while to understand what Frazz says, too, Ms. Plainwell! BUT, when I get it, it’s almost always very good.

  9. bsqnbay

    bsqnbay said, 6 months ago

    A rare good day indeed. It’s so humid right now I couldn’t strike a match outside.

  10. bigger Nate

    bigger Nate said, 6 months ago

    a day in June is blue in the middle and pink at the end

  11. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 6 months ago

    From a city that is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance, and the “Athens of the Middle Ages,” comes: A rare steak in June. (or any other month)


    by: Barbara Stacy

    New York Established 1834

    Steak Florentine

    B I S T E C C A   A L L A  F I O R E N T I N A

    3 pounds sirloin or porterhouse steak
    1/2 cup olive oil
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    2 tablespoons butter

    Combine the olive oil with the salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
    Rub the steak with the mixture, and then let the steak marinate for two hours.
    Drain the steak and broil it under high heat for 5 minutes on each side for rare or until it is done to your taste, depending on thickness.
    Add butter and serve.

    Notes from me:

    When marinating, I always stab the meat with a paring knife and twist it to make a space for the marinade to soak in.

  12. Hroosa

    Hroosa said, 6 months ago

    This is always a great strip but the comments are a learning experience, too. You people are wonderful!

  13. Harry

    Harry said, 6 months ago

    Stake isn’t rare. You can find it in almost any restaurant!!

  14. DeaninAriz

    DeaninAriz said, 6 months ago


    Except in a California restaurant, where the government tells you almost everything must be done their way. Another reason why this ex-Californian left

  15. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith said, 6 months ago


    Congratulations on leaving Kalifornia, the Peoples Republic. We retired and left, too. No regrets here at all.

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