Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    1) Captain Steroid’s alter-ego is a baseball player. 2) How did Calvin get such a violent imagination?

  2. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    Mom’s don’t understand comic books.

  3. Gabriel 7

    Gabriel 7 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Moms don’t understand baseball cards either. I remember as a boy my mom throwing out my baseball card collection….still remember….

  4. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 2 years ago

    No more Captain Steroid for you.

  5. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    3-Day Perspective

    So, over the past three days, what was the positive outcome of the “statistics” that I posted on Saturday about Calvin and Hobbes commenters?

    From responses to that posting, we learned that there are at least six young people currently commenting on this site, and they found out about each other.

    When Kab Buch replied to make a comment on the statistics, we learned her inspiring story of overcoming great odds, in spite of not having had books at home when she was young, and in spite of not having been able to see the board in elementary school. Several people congratulated her on her recent academic accomplishments and offered encouragement for her continuing studies.

    As a result of Kab posting her story, we also learned that Wiseguy411 had overcome a similar vision problem in grade 6, eventually going on to earn multiple university degrees.

    And, the statistics led to some humorous exchanges between commenters.



    Editorial Comment

    This comments page serves multiple purposes. Yes, it provides a means to comment on a particular day’s Calvin and Hobbes, to sometimes clarify the meaning or point out the details, and to make clever jokes about the strip. But it also provides a valuable way to connect people on a deeper level, all of whom have something in common, because we all enjoy humor and we especially enjoy reading Calvin and Hobbes.

    Statistics, in and of themselves, are of great interest to some people, but others find them to be boring or irrelevant. However, the statistics that I posted on Saturday were not intended to be an end in themselves, but a means to an end, helping to connect people.

    Comic strips and other forms of humor can provide a lot of enjoyment in life, but they are of little value if they are never shared with others in the context of our own lives. It is connecting with others as human beings that brings us true pleasure in life, together with a greater enjoyment of humor.

  6. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    Did Captain Steroid go into a ’roid rage after having his kidneys punched out? Discuss.

  7. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    Good Morning, MagicFan. welcome back.

  8. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 2 years ago

    @Hobbes

    No need to explain yourself or your comments; many of us get it, and some never will regardless of what you try to say. I for one enjoy your comments and insights fot the most part; notable exception is when you respond to a perceived "attack"". Nothing you can say will alter the attacker’s (or detractor’s) views. Sometimes it’s best to clench your jaws and remain silent. Let the readers judge for themselves, though I think most of us have already spoken. We want your input.

  9. Sandy Shore

    Sandy Shore said, over 2 years ago

    Poor Calvin. It’s as bad as when someone fills in a clue on your crossword before you’ve even read it. I can’t stand that. Naughty Hobbes.

  10. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 2 years ago

    @Hobbes

    23.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

  11. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 2 years ago

    One of my students (age 30) brought me some new-generation “comic books.” Boy things have changed—the artwork is fantastic but the subjects are much, much darker. But then the best-drawn ones are definitely not for children.
    She was complaining that some of her favourites are hand-drawn but then “computer enhanced.”

  12. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 2 years ago

    @HOBBES: I usually log in early and therefore miss a lot of the later comments. After your comment today I went back and read kab Buch’s comment. I remember, when I first began reading GoComics, there was a discussion among some commenters about whether Kab Buch was from a non-English speaking country because of her syntax (I think). Over time I noticed that her (I guess it’s “her”) has improved her syntax greatly and is very insightful in her comments.

  13. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 2 years ago

    Calvin learned an important lesson today. There are some things that you don’t complain to Mom about.

  14. ChrissyT

    ChrissyT said, over 2 years ago

    Busted, Calvin.

  15. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Mom wants to solve that problem for you, Calvin. Give her the comic book.

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