A near-synchronicity noticed by Bob Ball. The theme in common might be phrased as “knowing who you should be listening to”, or we can leave it up to the gang to better describe it.
Thanks to Chemgal for sending this in, and identifying two areas of doubt: 1) Though not a public designated observance, the 7-Eleven company, at least in Canada, has traditionally marked the 7/11 date with promotional giveaways. Is Mallett just unaware of this? 2) Wot th’heck do the last two panels mean? A mystery, in themselves and in their relationship to the first nine panellettes.
P.S. A Geezer identification question — Do you remember when 7 AM to 11 PM were in actual fact the hours for 7-Eleven stores?
From DanV, who says “The first two panels of today’s Frazz were clear enough. But then Frazz starts talking about the kid’s pants. Even if I did understand what that had to do with the conversation (which I don’t), where is the joke?”
Maybe the answer is in context? Try for yourself! The weeklong series begins Monday, October 12: https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2020/10/12 .
Kilby sent this to me asking whether Tralfamadorian is mainstream enough to be used here (leading to my question of what a “Tralfamadorian year” is)
(By the way, this post was actually supposed to go live before B.A.‘s question — but that’s easier said than done when you’ve lost track of days of the week. Maybe we’re all on Tralfamadorian time now)
And that led to whether Calvin and Hobbes had any business using “Weltanschauung” some years back.
And likewise the Washington Post’s recent use of a long German word (redundant, I know), without italics, which apparently both he and I noticed at the time although neither of us remembers what the word was.
Nathan sent these synchronous strips.
My question is, what’s the joke supposed to be in the Frazz, other than just some Mrs. Olson mockery?