Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    The 1812 Overture is pretty exciting.

  2. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I guess Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is so incredibly dramatic, that the audience is simply blown away.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone, and please remember to support your local food pantries. Some of them are totally empty this year, and so many families with children are really suffering from hunger in these economic times.

    Personally, I am extremely thankful to be able to spend some of my time pursuing humor in its various forms, attending dramatic performances such as Calvin describes today, exercising creativity, exercising period, or doing a host of other things, rather than simply having to struggle for survival.

    Then again, this darned computer is awfully slow at times…..


  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 5 years ago

    Who’s going to burst Calvin’s bubble this time?

  4. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago


    It’s Beethoven, “Eroica”!!

  5. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, almost 5 years ago

    “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” – Yogi Berra

  6. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    RE: Slow Response Time on GoComics

    Thanks to everyone who responded yesterday regarding slow page-loading on GoComics. Today GoComics told me that they haven’t seen the problem yet, but they are trying to replicate it on multiple computers and networks.

    I asked GoComics to read your comments at Calvin and Hobbes from yesterday and today on this issue. Unfortunately, there was no obvious trend in your comments yesterday, and Firefox is clearly not the solution for everyone. But your comments will make it clear to GoComics that the problem is occurring for a lot of people, with various Web browsers and operating systems.

    My posting yesterday only asked about Firefox users, so if anyone else would like to comment here on the slow page-loading issue so that GoComics can read your comment, please do so today, and mention whether or not the problem has been a lot worse in the past week or two. Also indicate which Web browser you use (Internet Explorer, Firerox, Chrome, etc.) and what operating system you use (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac, etc.)

    Please cut this off at the end of today. Also, please keep in mind that if you are trying to load a long list of comments (like 200 or more in one day on Luann), it is normal that it may take a long time.

    Thanks for your help. Hopefully, all of your comments will help GoComics to help improve things for all of us. It is too ironic if the process of trying to load comic strips continues to cause many of us to lose our sense of humor. :>)

  7. tockde

    tockde said, almost 5 years ago

    Maybe you should try a classical music concert, Calvin – I’m suure you’d like it.

  8. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, almost 5 years ago

    I use Internet Explorer and Windows XP and I have experienced slow page-loading times in the past couple of weeks. I have also experienced a problem with downloading Cul de Sac; I get a blank page or an error mesage but when I go to my profile page and click on the Cul de Sac icon there, I don’t have a problem. Also the problem seems to be the same no matter what time of the day or night it is.

  9. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I’ve noticed the slow loading in the last couple of weeks.

  10. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    @somebodyshort: If your guess regarding ISP throttling is correct, then my guess is that Dogsniff is about to throttle his ISP.

    (ISP = Internet Service Provider)

    @Dogsniff: Was your grandma a good Provider, or just an outdated Browser? (You don’t have to answer that…….) If she got loaded too often, she probably needed a lot of Cache.

  11. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Unlike most classifcal music, the 1812 overture was a real blast.

  12. cincity48

    cincity48 said, almost 5 years ago

    I have Firefox and Linux Mint, and I have not noticed any slow down at all

  13. JazzyBella

    JazzyBella GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Wasn’t the 1812 Overture the theme song for The Lone Ranger?

  14. finkd

    finkd said, almost 5 years ago


    That’s the William Tell Overture, JazzyBella.

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I wish I could have been there, but I was told the Philadelphia Orchestra once performed the 1812 Overture with percussionists firing shotguns into oil drums stuffed with old mattresses.

    Another interesting military piece is Beethoven’s “Wellington’s Victory” (no, not THAT victory, a different one, in Spain) which includes carefully written musket fire not synchronized with the music.

    As for fireworks, for years I’ve wanted to write the famous John Williams and tell him that if he wants to be remembered long after movies such as “Star Wars” and “Jaws” are forgotten, he should write some all-American Fourth of July music to replace a piece that commemorates a war between France and Russia.

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