Tomatoes and Peaches

tomatoes and peaches

  1. Has anybody ever actually done this?
  2. How much of a slob is this kid?
  3. Peaches and fresh tomatoes are not hard to clean. Chocolate ice cream, now, that can be a problem.
  4. If this Child Who Isn’t Caulfield is a boy, and he’s unable to eat like a human being, he can just take off his shirt. That what my kids did in the summer before they learned to eat properly (though I don’t remember peaches or fresh tomatoes ever being an issue).


  1. Now when there’s a good mango season, those things are juicy and messy.
    Some people claim that the best way to eat mangoes is sitting naked in the bathtub, for easy cleanup.

    But the past couple of years in Florida haven’t been great for mangoes, too much rain when they bloom, and then not enough in the early growing season. Late summer rains don’t make up for a dry spring.

  2. The “school” is some kind of institution for dysfunctionally insane. The spoiler twist is that Frazz isn’t the janitor, he’s a patient!

  3. Why, in the world of Frazz, does everyone speak in cryptic clues and wait for others to guess what they’re talking about?
    Because if they stopped there would be no “Frazz” comic strips?

  4. I thought I might find this here. Tomatoes? Okay, maybe they stain or something. But peaches? Holy crow, not at all hard to clean.

    I’m going to go buy some peaches. Mmmm…

  5. I agree 100% Ty. Take this particular strip for example. Why would Frazz assume there is a connection in the first panel? If the kid had said that to me, I would have probably responded “Well have fun” or something.

    And isn’t a ‘Not a CIDU’ tag for any Frazz strip an oxymoron? For this one, the last statement is the non-understandable part for me.

  6. ” the last statement is the non-understandable part for me.”

    Like many other musical performers, Mr. Rock hit a peak popularity and since then has enduring a substantial erosion of dedicated fans. From this fact, we deduce that a lot of people who once purchased and proudly wore Mr. Rock’s t-shirt products, have since donated that part of their wardrobes to Goodwill. A person who is not a fan of his might find his shirt suitable garb for a one-time-wear occasion.

  7. This year the blackberry harvest was excellent, and I made jam with my son. I kind of assumed that the child in the strip was going to make preserves with his mom. Having a designated set of clothes for this purpose for a child, and getting them at the thrift store are both good ideas. But why would you throw them away after one use?

  8. @ Findus – Both the kid’s comment and Frazz’s reply in the fourth panel imply that the thrift shop shirts would have ugly or otherwise objectional logos.

  9. It was a fun strip, just obtuse enough for me to get. There’s some artistry in that succinct storytelling.I was raised on rummage sales & thrift stores clothing, was taught to say “my cousin gave it to me.” And for me, there are gradients of use, the last being that one-time use. The Kid Rock reference was a slam (albeit also funny.)

  10. Back before I learned to eat like a human being, I’d put on one of my father’s old t-shirts. Not necessarily because peach juice leaves permanent stains, but who wants to walk around for the rest of the day with peach juice all over your clothing?

  11. Mark M, the final panel makes perfect sense: Musicians Frazz likes are or should be loved by everybody whose opinion is worthwhile, and musicians he doesn’t like should be reviled along with all of their fans.

  12. I used to let my kids “fingerpaint” with chocolate syrup (outdoors) during the summer. Then I’d hose down them and everything in the vicinity.

    Not surprisingly, their friends liked coming over to visit.

  13. True, Brian, but 3-year-olds aren’t really fussy about things like that.

    Of course, the artwork was always photographed and then destroyed, because who wants to hang dried chocolate syrup on the side of the refrigerator?

  14. Yesterday, I was eating bulgogi lettuce wraps at a restaurant. They were very hard to eat and I got a stain on my t-shirt, so I turned it backwards, hoping fewer people would notice, and found a nearby store that sold cheap t-shirts. Not my proudest moment, but I survived.

  15. For a good bit of the time that I was a productive member of society, I lived very close to work. I had a few instances where I had some sort of spill on my shirt. I would just go home and change.

    Later then handed out some polo shirts with an unit logo on it (I was at a megacorp so many levels down). I just threw that into a drawer as a backup shirt in case. The power of preparation went to work, so when I stopped being a productive member of society that shirt was still in its plastic wrapper. It’s now at home, still unworn. But if I ever need it . . . .

  16. Hmm. A nearly 3YO thread resurrected with a cryptic one-word comment. Even Frazz would have trouble figuring this out.

  17. It’s a subtle form of advertising spam, attempting to tempt curious victims into running a search on the name, in the hope that they will land at the associated mercenary website. I refuse to play that game, and suggest that the comment be deleted and the username be blocked.

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