Frazz by Jef Mallett for January 18, 2023

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    OldsVistaCruiser  11 months ago

    “Wipeout.” Better known as the 1960s “Batman” theme!

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    rasputin's horoscope  11 months ago

    Wipeout, not whiteout.

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    MichaelAxelFleming  11 months ago

    Why pout?

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    Paul Antonissen Premium Member 11 months ago

    Glendora is more like 40 miles away from the beach. I’d be surprised if there weren’t surfers there.

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    crookedwolf Premium Member 11 months ago

    Whip it!

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    The Orange Mailman  11 months ago

    I don’t ever remember seeing the name Glendora (Michigan) on any mail. It’s unincorporated and currently has no post office. It is assigned the zip code for Buchanan.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 11 months ago

    Yes, and Creedence Clearwater Revival was from the San Francisco Bay area, not the bayou. And all those Southern songs by The Band were written by a Canadian. And Dennis Wilson was the only Beach Boy who surfed. And?

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    Kidon Ha-Shomer  11 months ago

    The Surfaris captured the moment that your feet leave the board, you are forced under into the wave’s spin cycle, and begin the fight to get to the surface to breath PERFECTLY !!! As a kid with a 10’6" balsa wood stick back in the day when this tune just made airplay, I relived every adrenaline-fueled moment with each record spin.

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    khjalmarj  11 months ago

    No, it’s Glendora, New Jersey, home of the famous Gabreil Daveis Tavern, where George Washington patched up his troops during the war. Also Gloucester Township’s Community Garden, hosting about two dozen gardeners’ delicious productions.

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    sandpiper  11 months ago

    Will Sunday’s strip never get here?

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  11 months ago

    Could any Californian surfers in the ’60s afford a van that could make a fifty-mile trip?

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    BobCaldwell1  11 months ago

    First, Glendora is only 43 miles from Santa Monica, which has a wonderful beach. Regardless, people all over southern California—even 75 miles away from the ocean—spend plenty of time at the beach.

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    moondog42 Premium Member 11 months ago

    The nice thing about the Greater Los Angeles area, and the associated Orange County exurbs, is that you’re never too far from a beach worth visiting. Even 60+ miles away from shore, I guarantee you’ll find a community of surfing enthusiasts with boards ready to go catch some waves at any given moment.

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    Natarose  11 months ago

    Wipeout could me skiing and not surfing.

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    MFRXIM Premium Member 11 months ago

    Oh, the 60s; Floating on a surf mat, listening to “surfer” music blasted over the So-Cal beach.

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    spaced man spliff  11 months ago

    The only downside of SoCal surf beaches was that in some areas locals tried to keep out-of-towners away, sometimes with violent results (think Bay Boys of Lunada Beach in Palos Verdes—a white ‘My Beach’ bunch of punks). You never see that on the ski slopes, as nearly EVERYBODY comes from somewhere else.

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    spaced man spliff  11 months ago

    You never know !! Perhaps those surf—and blues, and Motown, etc.—groups all came from Korea !!

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    billdaviswords  11 months ago

    Is Jef Mallett saying he thinks surfers only live right on the coast? But then musically, there’s Creedence Clearwater Revival who sang about the bayou and jambalaya, etc., with a Southern accent, but who were a San Francisco band just like Jefferson Airplane was. It’s all what sells.

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    Hydromantes  11 months ago

    I lived in Glendora in the early 1970s and there were plenty of surfers in my high school. We thought nothing of driving an hour to go to the beach in those days.

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    Sensei Le Roof  11 months ago

    BTW it’s California.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 11 months ago

    In California 40 miles is not far. But 40 years is a long time ago.

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    DaBump Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’ve wiped out coming down a snowy hill in Michigan many times when I was young.

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    kenfillups Premium Member 11 months ago

    Never seemed like 50 miles in the 60s. Actually looked it up. 46 miles from Glendora to Huntington Beach (Surf City). Not nearly as far from my Surfer Girl friends house in Long Beach.

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    pwalilko  11 months ago

    So wrong

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    tcviii Premium Member 9 months ago

    There is surfing on Lake Michigan, but not near Glendora.

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