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Frazz by Jef Mallett for April 10, 2015

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    Agent54  almost 5 years ago

    How tall is a story? (floor)No standard given and the question is the height not the number of floors or stories.

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    KeepKeeper  almost 5 years ago

    since the numbers are known and y is not known, it is impossible to find what x is

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    debx2  almost 5 years ago

    Story problems just make you wanna cry, cry, cry, cry…

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    How many when you add the Mysterians?

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    alviebird  almost 5 years ago

    I’m gonna cry, cry, cry, cry.

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    Erichalfbee  almost 5 years ago

    Considering the lack of units other than story, the correct answer must be 83 stories tall.

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    Erichalfbee  almost 5 years ago

    Well, Floors actually.

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    whiteheron  almost 5 years ago

    Does the tester want to know how tall the building is in feet or floors? and would the correct answer include any antenna and lightning protection?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Ok… 4 people above got it…it has nothing to do with the math..it’s a joke…and not a great one…. which is why Caulfield says it’s both wrong and incorrect…..

    No, you can’t do the math without knowing the height of a story…but you can be made to say Ninety-Six Tears.

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    e.groves  almost 5 years ago

    Clever strip.

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    Terrence Feenstra Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Come on you geezers. “Cry, cry, cry baby. 96 tears.”

    Question Mark and the Mysterions

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    Island Boy  almost 5 years ago

    Darn! BrassOrchid, Stew Beck and the bird55 beat me to all the musically relevant jokes! I feel like Garland Jeffreys, here!

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    Island Boy  almost 5 years ago

    I apologize for misspelling Stew Bek. Also – notice the “?” on Frazz’ shirt!

    In the day there were rumors that ? was John Kay (Steppenwolf). I think the guy (?) claimed to actually be from Mars or someplace. Great song, though!

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    mike_slmi  almost 5 years ago

    96 Beers?

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    Erik Shmukler Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Bravo Mr. Mallet, bravo. The “?” on Frazz’s shirt should have given this away!

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    Duncan Idaho  almost 5 years ago

    HA… He would never get the permits from the zoning commission for the extra floors. Unless he paid out a lot of baksheesh.

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    JerrySTL  almost 5 years ago

    Considering that song came out in the mid-60s, it helps to be in a certain age group to get the joke. I had no trouble figuring it out.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    The comments are making me cry, cry, cry. It’s a “story” problem. Get it?

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    ellisaana Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    If tales are stories, the person who tells the tallest one wins.My bet is on Paul Bunyan.

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    Mstreselena  almost 5 years ago

    He’s gonna cry, cry, cry, cry — 96 TIERS! It’s too much for one heart to carry on.

    For those of you wondering, look up the old song 96 Tears.

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    Get fuzzy 4527  almost 5 years ago

    Sites credit Rudy Martinez as the voice of ? Although the Mysterians were formed by Larry Borjas and evolved from there.

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    patsysutcliffe Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    took me a while—“96 Tears”

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    patsysutcliffe Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    well, 5 minutes.

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    Dreamcat  almost 5 years ago

    Its still only 54 stories tall, the 29 story addition was to the back of the building as a parking garage. (Average height of most floors is 10 ft.)

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    “Blueprint Bob” — Must be Bob the Builder’s besty.

    Oh, and Mallett has been smoking too much Pastis.

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    hippogriff  almost 5 years ago

    And that doesn’t even get into basement floors or the British convention of the first storey being on top of the ground storey.

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    cmforzetting  almost 5 years ago

    The only units given are floors, so the only correct answer in the terms the problem uses is 83 floors.

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    Bryant Winterholer Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    ?

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    K M  almost 5 years ago

    Somewhere around the corner, Rat from PBS is waiting with a bat to inflict harm upon Mr. Mallett.

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    childe_of_pan  over 2 years ago

    The name was actually “? and the Mysterians”, which orally can only be rendered as “Question Mark and The Mysterians”.

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    childe_of_pan  over 2 years ago

    Speaking of oldies, how many people here ever actually saw Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs?

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