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  1. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 2 days ago

    @Zero-Gabriel: Einstein was ahead of his time……

  2. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 2 days ago


    Hi @Rick

    Since comic strips are informal and entertaining, the cartoonist often has to decide whether to use perfect grammar or to have the characters use the everyday speech that most of us use. Bill Watterson is a well-educated cartoonist, and it is likely that he consciously made the choice to use the word “was” instead of “were” in the last panel.

    I look at this forum in the same way, and I assume that most readers would enjoy having the postings be informal and entertaining. Here is an example:

    In my posting above, I began with the sentence, “It’s really hard to hit the ball if you swing the bat with your eyes closed.” As I was writing it, I was thinking that I really should be saying, “It is extremely difficult for one to hit the ball if one swings one’s bat with one’s eyes closed.”

    But I thought the readers would enjoy reading it the way I wrote it.

    (That is, “However, I thought that the readers would enjoy reading it in the manner in which I chose to write it.”)

  3. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 2 days ago


    It’s really hard to hit the ball if you swing the bat with your eyes closed.

    Today’s strip is from 1990. A year later, Calvin was still swinging with his eyes closed, but he found a creative solution:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (April 20, 1991)

    Calvin and Hobbes (April 20, 1991)

    Here is another strip where Bill Watterson used mirror imaging freely, depending on what he thought looked best in any particular panel. The glove in panels 1 and 4 fits on Calvin’s left hand. The glove in panels 3 and 5 fits on Calvin’s right hand:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (May 15, 1992)

    Calvin and Hobbes (May 15, 1992)


    Click here: Peanuts (July 14, 1962)

    Peanuts (July 14, 1962)


    Click here: Peanuts (March 8, 1967)

    Peanuts (March 8, 1967)

  4. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago


    @Zero-Gabriel: As Albert Einstein once said, “Don’t believe every quote you read on the Internet, because I totally didn’t say that."

    (I quoted the above from the Internet.)

  5. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago


    This concludes Hobbe’s punctuation observations for today.

    Sorry………………. Hobbes’

    Sorry………………. Hobbes’s

  6. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago

    The good thing is, if you happen to misplace your apostrophe, it won’t be lost for long. Someone here is sure to find it.

  7. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago

    @Thirdguy: So, if you are arrested by the punctuation police, could you wind up with a complete sentence?

  8. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago


    @Thirdguy: No, I’m closer to Bill Watterson than that.

    :>)


    Perhaps you are confusing me with the Missouri Tigers?