Frazz by Jef Mallett for October 02, 2012

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    ReneTray  over 9 years ago

    A libarian wiill also tell you to use a bookmark and the reason why, Caulfield.

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    Varnes  over 9 years ago

    Books are our friends, treat them well……

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    Jessy Wheeler Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I’m a librarian so I’m with Mrs. Olsen on this one. I’m actually kind of surprised that Caulfield thinks proper book care is annoying, one would think he’d be in favor of it.

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    luvcmx  over 9 years ago

    I am surprised that Caulfield knows what a zeppelin is. I could understand him calling it a blimp.

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    neatslob Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Not sure what her purse has to do with it. But I did know a woman who carried a regular purse inside her zeppelin-sized purse.

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    jessegooddoggy  over 9 years ago

    I’m pretty certain Caulfield knows a lot more than me, and I am probably older than dear Mrs Olsen.

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    Arianne  over 9 years ago

    … not to mention the effect of heavy backpacks on young students. If you can worry about the spines of inanimate books, can’t you also be concerned about… oh… the humanity? : )

    Yaakovashoshana… LOL!

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    Cathy38c  over 9 years ago

    Your book is your friend, you protect it, and it will protect you. Oh! – wait that’s a fire arm, never mind.

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    catzilla23  over 9 years ago

    Many years ago I used to dog ear pages, then i noticed the corners would fall off after a year or so, converted to using a bookmark for the last 45 years. Books are our friends.

    “Outside of a dog a book is man’s best friend, inside of a dog it’s too dark to read” – G. Marx

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    Zaristerex  over 9 years ago

    I’m not going to waste my time worrying about how I handle my current book, a used former library book hardcover novel I bought for $2. Besides, I can’t find my bookmark half the time, so I do put it face down at times.

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    elysummers  over 9 years ago

    I carry a big purse to conceal what’s inside.

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    Zaristerex  over 9 years ago

    My dad’s current book’s binding got totally destroyed somehow. Now it has no binding or cover whatsoever. It’s just loose pages held together with a binder clip.

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    JanCinLV  over 9 years ago

    School books are meant to last for several years use by several classrooms full of students. Destroying the spine this way reduces the life of the books, thus forcing the school to buy more. Of course Mrs. Olsen is concerned, and it has nothing to do with selflessness. In today’s world, she would probably have to help buy the new one.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 9 years ago

    1. I think Frazz is indeed surprised that Mrs. Olsen is showing concern for the book. Frazz may take her side against Caulfield occasionally, but he still doesn’t think very highly of her.

    2. Caulfield, while an ardent reader, may nonetheless consider books as things to be consumed, not preserved. Perhaps he considers a book, once read, to be as empty and disposable as the peel of the banana that’s just been eaten.

    3. Neither of the above points means that I don’t consider Mrs. Olsen to be in the right.

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    Greg Johnston  over 9 years ago

    As a teacher, Mrs. Olson knows textbooks are valuable – and budget money to replace them hard to come by. Her back she can look after herself…

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    water_moon  over 9 years ago

    I never did like carrying a purse, when my kids were little I’d use a diaper bacg every so often, but mostly, just my pockets.

    But for all that I collected bookmarks as a kid, I can never find one, so I just use a fresh tissue, or discarded clothing tag, or whatever’s at hand. Dog-earring is for marking passages in books that are of particular note or that I want to refrence/look up later.

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    Cartoonacy  over 9 years ago

    …both the hardcovers and the paperbacks should get book marks.

    Agreed!

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    ryku7  over 9 years ago

    @luvcmx he sound like my sis she call call a ballon a blimp this is rhight up her alley

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