Frazz by Jef Mallett for October 23, 2012

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    runar  over 9 years ago

    Old proverb: “He who laughs last didn’t get the joke”.

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    goalgo  over 9 years ago

    Here on the east coast by the time the football comes on that kid would be in bed

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    The Old Wolf  over 9 years ago

    Jef is like one or two other web cartoonists, in making me run for the (urban) dictionary. Thanks to Alexikakos for saving me the trouble this time.

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    egmanoj  over 9 years ago

    The phrase “to bogart” is hardly new. I first heard it used in the movie Easy Rider. Specifically the song “Don’t bogart that joint my friend” by The Fraternity of Man.

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    egmanoj  over 9 years ago

    Here is the song for those interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvGJvzwKqg0

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    twj0729  over 9 years ago

    Not in my home. My kids were (are) football fanatics. Especially, where the Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned.

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    rugeirn  over 9 years ago

    The word “bogart” is even in the Oxford English Dictionary. They say “to force, coerce, bully; to intimidate” and “to appropriate greedily or selfishly; to take or use most of, to steal.”

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    Storm F-1/4  over 9 years ago

    It’s just a comic.

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    annamargaret1866  over 9 years ago

    My husband has a friend whose family has five TVs. For three people. One of whom is a baby.

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    phoenixnyc  over 9 years ago

    Monday Night Football hasn’t really been good since the 90s at least…

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    danketaz Premium Member over 9 years ago

    So does it hurt or hinder to not have Dad help with the homework?

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    Michelle Morris  over 9 years ago

    Me,too. I still use it.

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    egmanoj  over 9 years ago

    @stomps You are right of course. Turns out what I wrote is the first line of the song rather than its title.

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    egmanoj  over 9 years ago

    @Alexikakos Sorry, no idea. My knowledge of (country) music is rather limited; perhaps someone else here knows.

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    avstsl4385  over 9 years ago

    as talked about in the definition posted, it comes from Bogart’s holding of a cigarette and not using it. In this situation the dad is actively using the tv to watch football so it isn’t a correct usage of the verb. Unless that dad were to fall asleep while watching the game, which is possible.

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    billdaviswords  over 1 year ago

    It means to hog something or not share or pass it on after your turn, and was mostly used to marijuan since you were suppsed to take a hit and pass it to the next person. It never meant to “hold and not smoke.”

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