Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 2 years ago

    So that’s where the NSA got the idea!

  2. rshive

    rshive said, about 2 years ago

    My grandparents had party lines. And black Bakelite dial-up phones. Better than gossip.

  3. stomps

    stomps said, about 2 years ago

    On the party line you could hear both people…

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 2 years ago

    @stomps

    Or as many as were members of that party line and happened to be on the line.

  5. Stew Bek

    Stew Bek said, about 2 years ago

    Had a party line growing up in Texas, shared with a family down the street. Eventually lost contact with them but 23 years later met one of the family in church at Bellows AAF in Hawaii and reconnected. Life is strange sometimes.

  6. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 2 years ago

    How about the NSA jingle.
    “Reach out, reach out and bug EVERYONE

  7. HonoBear

    HonoBear said, about 2 years ago

    @rshive

    I think our first phones didn’t even have a dial, you had to get an operator to connect the call.

  8. ebsan

    ebsan said, about 2 years ago

    Sarah in Mayberry is always there. Day or night, seven days a week. I forget the name of Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator, but she was funny.

  9. usafmsgt

    usafmsgt said, about 2 years ago

    @Stew Bek

    Bellows, the best beach on Oahu.

  10. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ebsan

    Ernestine

  11. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, about 2 years ago

    Nice point Mr. Mallett.

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    We’ve gone from the party line to the “no indoor voice” line. (Though at least some of the problem is from the human impulse to speak louder for someone you can’t see. Even I do this sometimes.)

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 2 years ago

    We had a party line when we first moved to Anaheim. We shared with an older couple down the street. My mother made it absolutely clear we were not allowed to listen in on their conversations. We would have done it anyway, but they were boring.


    Isn’t the movie “Pillow Talk” with Doris Day & Rock Hudson based on an unfriendly couple sharing a party line?

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 2 years ago

    ebsan: Is anyone old enough to remember Myrt on Fibber Magee and Molly?

  15. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, about 2 years ago

    My grandparents answered their phone on “three rings”.

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