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Gotta give Jef credit for being one of the few cartoonists that actually gives his characters four fingers, rather than three. Probably compensatory behavior for his name having only one F.
@frumdebang And yet in panel three, Caulfield’s left hand appears to have only four digits altogether!
I actually clean and work around my house on weekends. Otherewise I would go nuts just napping and watching TV.
9000 – I don’t know why it’s been removed, but the “About Frazz” text, upper right, used to advise that all of the Frazz characters wear inflated latex gloves as some sort of comment on our modern society.* As I myself have the manual dexterity of a worm, I will give credit to anyone who can draw a recognizable human being, fat fingers or no.-*This is not technically true.
@frumdebang Egad! You’re absolutely right! Pushing the glasses up a little higher made all the difference….
@Red Repoc No, I meant Caulfield, whose left hand is at Frazz’s elbow. I really did mistake what I was seeing!
And you probably grew up to be a Republican, right?
@trusty2 “Brachiation”!!! My very own New Word of the Week. Did not have to look it up when I ran into it last night in Carl Sagan’s novel Contact (I once knew how to do italics here, but have forgotten). Something about primates “still brachiating from tree to tree,” or words to that effect. New words are one of the things I love about this strip.
I love words! Old ones, new ones, slang, cussing, made up ones…especially those! They say the pen is mightier than the sword. But without words, the pen can only poke somebody in the eye!…..A sword can poke and slice and dice any which way…The greatest invention was the word. Second? The sentence…..
BTW, they’ve done research and found out that most very intelligent people enjoy the hell out of puns….And no, I won’t say that that’s kinda punny……….Ooops!
Varnes: if you like puns and like words, here’s one for you, if you don’t already know it: paronomasia. I tried to find paranomasiaphilia, so it may not exist, although it should!
July 31, 2013