Frazz by Jef Mallett for January 14, 2018

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    Bilan  over 6 years ago

    And manipulating Mrs Olsen is the icing on the cake.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I thought these were elementary school kids. Are they doing factorization in elementary school now?

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    destryrides  over 6 years ago

    Apparently he finds social engineering fun and easy as well.

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    sandpiper  over 6 years ago

    The when will I ever use this in real life is a question often asked in grade school about almost any subject.

    The oh I have used that so many times over the years answer comes when we are old enough and lucky enough to be able to look back and see the proofs.

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    wellis1947 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    You may NEVER use ANY type of knowledge, directly, but the grasping of the information accultates the mind to the acceptance of “new” knowledge. As my dad, the mechanic once explained to me, long division may never help you “build” a car, but understanding “why” anything works the way it works makes rebuilding a carburetor easier to do! I thought he was just being his usual, obtuse self – I now grasp what he was actually saying – shame it took me so long to “get smart”!

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    sandpiper  over 6 years ago

    @reaven: Thing is, the children aren’t predicting or deciding what will be needed. It is the teacher/instructor/tutor who is pointing students toward their futures. He/she is calling on his/her own and others’ experiences that were gained as they grew to maturity. Being teachers, they have reached the point of being able to look back and know what is necessary.

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    Jessica_D  over 6 years ago

    I enjoy the strips when Mrs. Olsen gets to show that she knows exactly what Caulfield is trying. I especially love the response to the second question “Friday isn’t real?”…

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    mddshubby2005  over 6 years ago

    Good to know – sex, violence and mayhem may appeal to the lowest common denominator, but the lowest common denominator appeals to Caulfield.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 6 years ago

    Frazz13 hrs ·

    If I’m dropping names here, at least I drop the best. I’m very lucky to be friends with Dave Coverly, the creator of the consistently exquisite comic feature Speed Bump. He and I were having a little envy-the-other-guy fest, and I mentioned how, as a single-panel gag specialist, whenever he drew a cartoon, he had the whole wide world* to draw on. He responded with my good fortune to have a set cast of characters with developed personalities.

    He had a point. Writing is hard work, make no mistake, but there are magic times when you work hard to get a conversation going between characters and then they take it from there, and your job is just to hang on for dear life and try to get it down accurately. Which is its own kind of hard work. Today’s strip has the definite look of one of those rides.


    *Not true. Dave doesn’t exactly limit himself to the merely The World.Frazz by Jef Mallett for Jan 14, 2018 |

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