Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 15 hours ago

    Pointless stories are one of the few pleasures of fatherhood.
    -
    Macy’s Herald Square still has some old wooden escalators.

  2. Susie Derkins Returns D:

    Susie Derkins Returns D: said, about 15 hours ago

    I can see why Calvin always falls down the stairs….

  3. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, about 15 hours ago

    I just barely remember those types of escalators; the South Station MBTA station in Boston had them into the late 70s.

  4. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon said, about 15 hours ago

    I’m older than he is, and I don’t remember any wooden escalators in downtown Houston. Maybe they were ahead of their time.

  5. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, about 15 hours ago

    At least those old escalators of death had personality.

  6. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    I remember an old “pater noster” in an office. It had wooden cabins and always went round and round!

  7. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    I wanted to go round and round with the pater noster, but my mother didn’t allow it, she said I would be squashed on the top.

  8. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, about 13 hours ago

    Didn’t the London Underground have a really disastrous fire some years ago when one of their old wooden escalators (and accumulated debris underneath it) caught fire?

  9. LeadingEdge

    LeadingEdge said, about 12 hours ago

    I remember my parents’ records which were made out of shellac. The phonograph’s needle was a steel pin which wore out the record after about fifty plays. The familiar clicks and noise it produced added to the ambiance of the song being played. Ah, yes – those were the days my friend. We thought they’d never end…

    Just another pointless story.

  10. Yngvar

    Yngvar GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    When I grew up here in Bergen, Norway in the 1970s, one department store here still had those wooden escalators. I remember the very distinctive clackity-clack sound. The store was the first one to get escalators here at all, and lots of people came just to ride them. Of course that meant that when all the other stores got them as well, the one who started it all was for a long time stuck with the old fashioned ones.

    How about the automatic door openers that depended on a weight triggered paddle mounted in the floor? I haven’t seen those in years either.

  11. Phil Davison

    Phil Davison said, about 12 hours ago

    @Alan Rees

    Yes. King’s Cross in 1987. All the escalators on London Underground are now metal.

  12. Kristiaan

    Kristiaan GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    We still have a wooden escalator from the 1930s here that leads to a pedestrian tunnel under the river. It’s a protected ‘monument’.

  13. Liverlips McCracken

    Liverlips McCracken GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    I too am old enough to clearly remember wooden escalators of the type dad describes. No doubt shoes did get caught in them, and there were likely many that were destroyed, along with their owners’ ankles. Wooden or steel, wide slats or narrow, they can still be dangerous, especially to little children. A small boy was killed in Boston in the not-too-distant past when he was caught in the gap between the escalator and the return and was pulled in.

  14. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Where is that?

  15. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago


    Calvin is bored, even though his Dad told a moving story.



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