Frazz? Maybe.The author? Given how long Frazz has been running… how long the strip has been running… Pretty sure Jef knows exactly what 40s and 50s feels like.
Personally, I’m 56, and it’s the joints I don’t exercise that give me the most pain. I’m not recommending overdoing it, but “use or lose it” is a generally good advice for physical fitness.
“Moving parts” … When I was a kid (1970’s) my parents had a toaster - old then - where you dropped the toast in, and it would lower the toast itself (10 seconds or so). When the toaster finished, the toast would rise up out (another 10 seconds or so).
When it died in 1983, I took it apart, and there was no motor or anything; in retrospect, I assume it had a bimetal strip that bent when heated and straightened when cooled, but at the time I couldn’t figure it out.
The best part of this comic is the woman sitting behind Betty, glaring at her husband who is eyeing the neck pillow with a “Why didn’t I think of that?” look
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots. Anna works as a temp-agency hench-person, who are portrayed like real-life retail and fast-food workers. My favorite bit is where Anna’s friend is suggesting she come work with her supervillain:
“Is he a pervert? Is he going to touch me?”“No! Calm down—He’s a supervillain, not a fast-food assistant manager.”
I’ve been able to see for 26 years now because of corneas donated by a woman who died of breast cancer (cancer victims can’t donate other organs).
Also, I can get in touch with my feminine side any time I want, but it hurts when I poke my eye!
Is it just me, or does the art look different?
In 1989… when I was a young man (23) who made fun of old people who left their blinkers on… we rented a luxury car that, if you left the blinker on while driving in a straight line for more than a couple of minutes, would turn up the ticking noise REALLY LOUD.
My wife and I were both humbled to discover how often we were driving with the turn blinker on.
Moral of the story: Drive cheap clunkers!
I’m adopted – Found my genetic father last summer via genetic testing (23andme.com for the test, ancestry.com found the match and put us in touch). Some records had been lost at the agency that did the adoption.
The ethnic background was accurate, but boring (I’m a very uninteresting case).
He hadn’t told his family about what had happened overseas, but they have a sense of humor (it WAS the 60’s, eh). After more than 50 years, I think the statute of limitations has run out. Nice people!
For Janis sleeping with an alligator, refer to the strip for April 03, 2002.
Jimmy commented, “I’m not sure what readers found more disturbing, the thought of Janis stepping out, or the thought of Janis stepping out with an alligator.” (arlonjanis.com/gator3.htm)
In other words, you got your knickers in a knot over it?