Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 14 hours ago

    Hate to think what passes for social studies today.

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Or math!

  3. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Kid’s got a point, of course, but if he ever goes to law school, he’ll learn that advertising fluff isn’t meant to be taken seriously.

  4. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    I’ve always chuckled at the “up to … or more” ads.

  5. kroykali

    kroykali said, about 8 hours ago

    My favorite was, “The more you buy, the more you save!”

  6. Already Fuzzy

    Already Fuzzy said, about 8 hours ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Hate to think what you might call social studies…

  7. bsqnbay

    bsqnbay said, about 7 hours ago

    Those ads usually say “save up to X percent on selected items” to lure shoppers into the store. Only to find selected items are not very desirable.

  8. PocosDad

    PocosDad said, about 6 hours ago

    Or my favorite “One-Day Only Sale on Saturday – with a Preview Day on Friday.” I’m sorry, that’s a 2-day sale!

  9. Al Nala

    Al Nala said, about 5 hours ago

    All those ad writers read “Advertising For Dummies”.

  10. trollope'sreader

    trollope'sreader said, about 5 hours ago

    I just noticed Jef has given Caulfield a special needs classmate. Is he a new student?

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 4 hours ago

    Want an interesting story? Go look at what happened when J.C. Penny ditched all sales and gave customers a “low price, all the time” policy. It failed miserably and the company almost went out of business; turns out people want to feel like they’re getting away with a steal, even if they end up paying more in the end.

    Consumer advocates must cry themselves to sleep at night.

  12. Carl42SG

    Carl42SG GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    Sorry to disappoint you Caufield, but there is some important information in that ad — the fact that there is a ‘sale’. Now get back to your social studies lesson. You never know when you’ll have to spout some date or something.

  13. dja1701

    dja1701 said, about 3 hours ago

    All advertising is intrusive irrelevant BS.

  14. doublejake

    doublejake GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    @TheSkulker

    Math, especially percentages, used by advertisers is a big pet peeve of mine. There’s a local venue that signs in the men’s room boasting of water-saving urinals that use one pint per flush as “saves 80% more than a regular urinal using a gallon per flush.”
    .
    Makes no sense, either grammatically or mathematically. It would be OK to say, “uses only 20% of the water,” but “saves 80% more” begs the question of “more than what?” since a regular one saves zero.
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    I see things like “60% less” all the time, and it makes me grit my teeth every time.

  15. Scoonz

    Scoonz said, about 1 hour ago

    Nabuquduriuzhur and the Skulker: so you guys are experts in current social studies and math and one of you “hates to think what would pass for etc., etc.”. You know what wouldn’t pass? You guys taking an 8th grade social studies or math exam but doesn’t it make you feel righteous to knock what you know nothing of. You’re probably the guys who like to say – pick one – “Doctors. Or Scientists. Or Teachers. What do they know?”

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