Mmm, that’s a point for Caulfield, I believe.
Lotteries aren’t based on odds, they’re based on a wing and a prayer.
(at least in my mind)
Given her habits, she shouldn’t be playing odds – she should be reviewing actuarial tables. And updating her will.
I’ve met people who had their flu shot and had a very nasty bout of flu. Once again, those who predicted what flu would be raging were way off the mark.
Vaccinate your children against a tax on the innumerate.
If you accept Caulfield’s role as a precocious little smarty pants, the story line is good and the punchline bang on.
Caulfield – 1/Olsen – 0 Aaannnd we’re off!! Excellent arc today.
Love today’s strip! One of the best banters between these two.
In my experience the strip would of ended at panel 2. Olsen / teachers reply, remember homework is 25% of your grade, and you just got a zero on that assignment
Didn’t some bright fellow mention here yesterday that Mallett holds a special brand of disdain for his fat, dumb and lazy characters? Wait until the crazed Texan reposts today’s “Frogg” and find out what this strip’s creator really thinks of people like Mrs. Olsen. The utter lack of irony, in both the fact of the re-posting, and the blog content itself, will floor you.
“I suppose there’s a chance that this cold compress won’t be able to stop the bleeding, so let’s just skip it, OK?”
I’m 57 and I’ve never had a flu shot or the flu. I consider myself lucky!
I believe this is the second or third time a flu shot has been recommended in Frazz. How sad. I read the comics to laugh – and this is NOT funny. A flu shot is medicine and also a for-profit industry. One-size medicine does not fit all. A medicine should never be recommended to the general public. It is a very individual decision. The flu shot is absolutely big bucks for Big pHARMa and does not need to be promoted in the comics!It also has the potential to make someone very very ill. It is the number one vaccine payout in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program run by the government, because….I hope everyone knows…..you can’t sue a vaccine manufacturer or the doctor that administers it, thanks to a 1986 law that exempts them from ALL LIABILITY, including death. Yep, vaccines are the ONLY product in America exempt from all liability. This is an interesting article on Senator Peralta from New York who died at age 47 within 2 weeks of getting his flu shot: https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/11/30/after-getting-flu-shot-new-york-state-senator-gets-sick-for-two-weeks-then-dies/
Went for my senior flu shot this year and they were in short supply so they didn’t have any. Didn’t know when they’d get them in so I took my chances with the regular flu shot.
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It occurs to me now — as opposed to when I was writing the actual cartoon — that this might not be the best timing for publication, in the gulf between vaccination season and actual flu season. No one’s thinking much about either. But I’m still thinking about them, if thinking and being baffled are the same thing, and with me they often are.
Flu shots may be the one thing that’s essentially free that people still resist. Put something on sale and generally Americans will fall all over themselves to get in on the bargain, whether or not they thought they needed it — or even knew it existed — before it went on sale. Offer even the most useless trinket for free, and we’ll elbow children and the elderly out of the way to get to it first.
But an expensive flu shot — a drug! — that’s essentially free? (Most insurers will waive the copay, which happens rarely enough it should tell you something right there.) That’s greeted with a spectrum of No ranging from indifference to outright resistance, and those who do partake I’m guessing aren’t doing it for the bargain.
So in a few weeks, when the flu season hits in earnest, a few people who got the shot will still get the flu, and a few people who didn’t won’t, and the latter will be convinced this makes them smart rather than merely lucky. Meanwhile, I picture people taking sick days they wouldn’t have had to, lying in bed, miserable, in a t-shirt they got for free at the ballpark from the mascot with the t-shirt cannon after committing aggravated assault to get to it before that goddamned grabby 8-year-old did who was wearing a t-shirt he already undoubtedly got for free from that Ronald McDonald House fundraiser walk, the entitled little snot. And that the memory will make them feel just a little bit better.
Caulfield, definitely don’t get under her skin. She is lumpy enough already.
Even if this year’s flu vaccine is only 30-40% effective, wouldn’t not getting it be 0% effective?
July 31, 2013