I guess the notion that there‘s a difference between the things that simply happen, to us and to others, and the things that happen, or don’t, due to our own choices, actions, and inaction, is lost on this kid. You’d think the world’s smartest child might be able to frame his argument better. It’s kind of nice, actually, to see him look like such a numbskull.
In our home we have the reverse case: the cat gets me up and moving and helps me get to work on time.
Our boy is old and fat (16 years, 17 pounds) and he loves attention. Problem is, with his advanced age and size he has trouble making the jump onto the bed. So we have a little stool alongside that serves as his launch pad. It’s a primitive wooden farmhouse stool, and the legs are not all the same length so when he settles on and it wobbles, I can hear the faint tap, tap, tap of that one short leg against the floor. Wakes me up every time, at around 5:30. Haven’t used an alarm in years.
“The obvious follow-up”? Obvious, maybe, to a cartoonist who never saw a gross-out gag he didn’t like. (It never occurred to me, and would not, ever.) And obvious, maybe, to Frazz, who is written as being so intelligent and intuitive that he’s, more or less, a mind-reader.
What?! There are things Caulfield doesn’t know? And he has to ask questions in order to learn them?
This strip is infinitely more accessible, far, far more more appealing, when the kids are shown learning.
I don’t mind at all the switching back and forth. It changes things up, like rearranging the furniture. People sure do get worked up about it, though. Gee whiz!
As the learned scholar from Wisconsin noted (above), universal time makes sense. Everybody, world-wide, on the same time. Saw some fellers touting it on 60 Minutes a while back. They made a good case for it. And as I see it, You can get used to anything.
You’ve made a fairly decent play on words there, but he understands perfectly. What he’s doing is willfully misconstruing Frazz’s explanation so that he can needle him. Which friends do. A Caulfield trademark is doing it in a particularly unfriendly way.
Good call. “Obviously” to whom? Which is the point I’m trying to make and which some here refuse to “get”. (I’m looking at you, CDP.)
A heads-up to B.D.: that was something we call hyperbole. No need to visit IMDb.com to check the box office on each.
I’m guessing “Aquaman” made more money in a single weekday afternoon than “Free Solo” grossed throughout its entire time in wide release.
So I sure hope Frazz is dressed as Aquaman. Might do his image some good.
Maybe you should do some reading up on a little thing called irony. And the personal stuff doesn’t bother me per se; it’s that it is offered instead of a response to the subject matter.
Get the difference?