Which controls are called for and reasonable and which are “gratuitous?” One example of each will do, please.
A “hazard.” Yes. Because golfers are objectively, demonstrably, and without exception, horrible human beings.
Tell us about that “effortless diversity” thing again . . . ?
“It makes a daguerreotype look like Kodachrome.”
I’ve said it before: If an eight year-old said that to me I’d flee in terror.
If all the characters in this strip have to sound like Jef Mallett, would it be too much to ask for him to come up with funnier things to look at from every single angle?
One eight year-old in a billion has ever even heard the word apertif. Where is she to be found?
Well, where else but “Frazz”?
These are the smartest kids who have ever inhabited the planet. Is it really that much of a challenge for her to bark out demands and tap on her iPad at the same time?
The gag is about travel. Black Friday was two days ago. Or maybe your thing today is to show us how great Frazz is by telling us everything he doesn’t do? (With heavy heaps of biting irony?)
Writing about hating to travel, or clucking your tongue at TV-loving, bargain-hunting, time-wasting consumers, doesn’t make you an elitist. It makes you a hack.
I suppose I should have said “I don’t care for it” instead of “He’s really bad.” To me, it’s too literal. It’s prosaic. Just because something rhymes, doesn’t mean I’ll consider it “poetic.”
Now if we’d been shown the chorus . . .
Doesn’t suit my taste.
I always thought it was kind of a trick bag when Charlie Daniels had to play the fiddle after singing (in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”) the line “ I’m the best there’s ever been.” Same thing here: If Frazz is supposed to be a big success . . .
You get it.
Finally, we see Frazz with a guitar and some “lyrics.” (And all this time, I’d suspected that maybe this Frazz-made-money-as-a-songwriter stuff was just a rumor.) Maybe now we know why Mallett has dodged this for so long: He’s really bad at it.