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  1. bigpuma commented on Frazz about 7 hours ago

    Will someone please explain to me that I’m reading this wrong? Is Caulfield saying that people who work retail on Thanksgiving Day do so because of their bad attitudes? People who, in a no-new-jobs recovery, can find work nowhere besides low-paying retail positions and who survive paycheck to paycheck doing thankless, self-esteem-crushing work?
    Gee, I hope I’m wrong. If not, I won’t be surprised. Leave it to “Frazz” to give us something so tone-deaf.

  2. bigpuma commented on Frazz 1 day ago

    What a great day to be a coward.

    Now do that thing where you obfuscate, you know, about what prompted that comment, and to whom it was directed.

  3. bigpuma commented on Frazz 1 day ago

    The “AP Style Manual”, the Chicago Tribune, the league itself, Wilson Sporting goods and Nike (who make the official balls and uniforms), any bookmaker or gambler, TV listings for the NFL Network, all use no periods. Jef Mallett, the New York Times, and The New Yorker use periods.

  4. bigpuma commented on Frazz 1 day ago

    NFL players are disposable and they know it. If they don’t play well enough, and / or if they’re not in good enough shape, they get cut. The colleges have produced plenty of candidates hungry to take their jobs.

    Many don’t have much in the way of a guaranteed salary (as baseball players do) so when they’re out on the street, they have no income.

    You had better believe that most of them work like crazy all year long to make sure they can keep their “seasonal” jobs.

  5. bigpuma commented on Frazz 1 day ago

    Do you suppose there’s a peevish, football-mad cartoonist somewhere who feels the strange need to knock running, swimming, and biking a few times a month every fall?
    And by the way, Mallett, there are no periods setting off the N, the F, and the L in NFL.

  6. bigpuma commented on Frazz 2 days ago

    Go to a game at Wrigley Field in April, and another in July, and you’ll see how right Frazz is. It’s not just just the wind blowing in or out. When it’s hot, the ball sails outta that bandbox; when it’s cold it stays in.

  7. bigpuma commented on Frazz 4 days ago

    Yet MORE Ewal Doh: Have you ever considered being fair? Has setting aside your laughable double-speak ever entered your mind? When you write a comment, has having a point ever been in the same ballpark as maintaining your sophomoric need for plausible deniability? Has anyone ever told you that it’s okay to speak out of ONE side of your mouth?
    What a chicken you are. Seriously. Get over yourself.

  8. bigpuma commented on Frazz 4 days ago

    I’m not done with Ewal Doh.
    Anyone who has read his empty, cynical, disingenuous dodges knows what a coward he is. Who lumps another’s thoughts into a dismissive, generalized feint like “his logic is bogus”, and applies it universally? Answer: a guy who has not the stones, the smarts, nor the integrity to see beyond his inflated view of himself.

  9. bigpuma commented on Frazz 4 days ago

    I’ve explained it before: Reading “Frazz” in the local paper, I was astonished by its pompous tone. I was curious to see if others saw it the same way. I googled “Frazz + pedantic” to see what others might think.

    I found some scathing rants, by people who make my comments here look like loving tributes. Then I landed here. (I never knew such forums even existed.). I found myself having fun pointing out how sanctimonious and self-congratulatory the strip is. And I have been utterly amazed by the instransigence of the blowhards (that’s you, Doh) who would rather be kicked in the nether regions than admit I’ve made a valid point.

    So I’ve hung around here. None of that other garbage interests me. But watching ridiculous know-it-alls make fools of themselves does. That’s why I’m “here” and not “there”.

  10. bigpuma commented on Frazz 5 days ago

    Hold on now! Frazz? Wrong???? I’m astounded! And pleased! Thanks, Mr. Mallett.