Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    Domino’s delivers, and it provides the uniformly bland pizza that most of America thinks is fine dining.

  2. M2MM

    M2MM said, over 2 years ago

    The concepts put forward in this strip never become “dated.” :D

  3. LX013

    LX013 said, over 2 years ago

    Dad is rolling the eyes in the second panel!

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    @ mythreesons from yesterday: If your editing problem is a disappearing cursor I had the same problem. By blind luck I discovered if you move the “I bar” cursor to where you want it and left click then hit the space bar you get the normal cursor back again and can do any editing you want to do.
    This works even if the “I bar” disappears. Do the same thing at the end of your post if you want to say more after editing.

  5. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    @LX013

    Thanks. I wouldn’t have noticed.

  6. BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)

    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:) said, over 2 years ago

    @LX013

    good eye

  7. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 2 years ago

    Absolutely!

  8. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 2 years ago

    PS:
    Love the dog!

  9. LX013

    LX013 said, over 2 years ago

    I like to hear News from different countries!

  10. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 2 years ago

    Give them time, Calvin, and they’ll find a way. Walmart’s already on the Internet.

  11. Tog

    Tog said, over 2 years ago

    As DJ Terry Wogan once rightly said, more tv isn’t necessarily better tv. I think he was right.

  12. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 2 years ago

    Calvin had NO idea. Remember, this was before “reality” tv shows.

  13. JLG

    JLG GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Strips like this kind of epitomize everything I didn’t like about Calvin & Hobbes’ second five years as opposed to its first. Saying it “got too preachy” doesn’t quite cut it. It’s more like Watterson had strong views on society (none of which I disagree with, BTW) but lacked a suitable vehicle in his strip with which to express them, so he forced it. Calvin became a vehicle for every societal trend Watterson took issue with, no matter how incongruous. It never felt genuine to me and just came off as contrived.

    This strip is one of the worst, in that respect. Here comes Calvin complaining to his dad that the culture isn’t being kept homogenous enough. What? What about Calvin’s personality or history as a character ever suggested that a homogenous culture is by definition a good thing? Nothing, that’s what. This just came totally out of nowhere. What makes it even more of a non-sequitor is that, when Watterson isn’t using him as a mouthpiece on these issues, Calvin is a total non-conformist. Heck, he’s THE non-conformist.

    Even as a kid I found the strip contrived when it got into territory like this. It just doesn’t work.

    All that aside——WOW is it incredible how prophetic this turned out to be. Watterson, in the 10th anniversary collection, added the footnote below this strip that read “I’m sure they’re working on this.” That was in 1995, when the internet was really just starting to become a cultural force. Wow.

  14. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, over 2 years ago

    @LX013 you need hear from Thailand too h ahaa

  15. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, over 2 years ago

    do you know 7-11 convenience store?

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