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Frazz by Jef Mallett for July 20, 2021

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    This is why I usually work from notes, these days.

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    Somebody else is annoying Caulfield? What a switcheroo.

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    Sanspareil  3 months ago

    Caulfield is the “Galloping Gourmet’s” butter!

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    Just about the time you think that maybe you have everything all figured out, someone comes along (or something happens) …

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    John Wiley Premium Member 3 months ago

    Helps to check if it’s important or just blather.

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Caulfield hit Frazz just right. Gotta empathize with him.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 3 months ago

    It was a perfectly reasonable response

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    DM2860  3 months ago

    I am mostly like Frazz in this because questions like Cauflield’s tend to derail my train of thought and asking a question like Frazz’s tends to put the train back on the tacks, even if it derails the other person’s train. Though I have learned to ask them silently in my head most often just for the sake of other people’s sanity

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    jscarff57 Premium Member 3 months ago

    …and now I’ve forgotten what I was going to say…

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    StratmanRon  3 months ago

    Caulfield FINALLY nails it after all these years in panel 3!

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    roof-top-view  3 months ago

    LOL. That conversation occurs between my spouse and I (or is it ‘me’) at least once a day.

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    Ukko wilko  3 months ago

    Caufield, it’s just karma, coming home to roost.

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    mkirkwag Premium Member 3 months ago

    And stories! When you can’t get through a story because someone keeps asking of irrelevant details!

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    fishbulb239  3 months ago

    “What” is quantity-neutral. If I ask a kid, “what did you do during summer vacation?”, I don’t expect the kid to describe a single activity.

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    blah_duh  3 months ago

    If you have some thing to say, don’t make it a question. It just invites people to interrupt you and to ask their questions. Most of which you really don’t want to hear and you let them start talking about whatever they want before you even get to your point.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  3 months ago

    Would this be derailing a thought, or derailing thoughtlessness? Asking for a fiend.

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    scherzo  3 months ago

    @flashbulb239 is correct. Imagine if I were to say, “You know what I want for dinner? A steak.” I’m certain my wife would think it odd that I might serve it with no baked potato and asparagus alongside (and nothing at all for her).

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    dadlivonia  3 months ago

    whether or not it is a “perfectly good thought” then becomes a matter of opinion

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    Buster Fatcat  3 months ago

    The second panel is priceless!

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    Thinkingblade  3 months ago

    When people start with “What I don’t understand …” there usually is some presumption of understanding that is hiding a criticism.

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    Night-Gaunt49  3 months ago

    Jef Mallett’s Blog Posts

    Frazz · 16 hrs · And here I am, in the business of trying to sneak attention to detail into people’s heads by disguising it as noise. There must be an auditory equivalent of the laws of thermodynamics. Nothing is really lost and nothing is really gained. It’s all just constantly rearranged.

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