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3 months ago
Thanks, all. Bill Watterson set the precedent for taking comic strip sabbaticals, so I’m following in his footsteps. :>) By the way, Bill’s second sabbatical begins in March. (That is, the rerun of his second sabbatical.) So next year we will have reruns of the early days of Calvin and Hobbes from April through December. Then the following year we will be enjoying the final year of the strip.
I’m signing off from posting extra comics for awhile, since I have a heavy work schedule coming up. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone……… Well, everyone in the U.S……….. Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, see how many things you can think of to be thankful for.
Click here: Peanuts (December 20, 1959)Click here: Wizard of Id (January 27, 2006)Click here: Pearls Before Swine (December 8, 2011)
@Night-Gaunt49: In the case of Calvin, research into highly intelligent children is a lot more interesting than brain-size research. For example, Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five “overexcitabilities” in highly gifted children, one of which is an extremely vivid imagination. The following description fits Calvin perfectly. In particular, it fits the current story about Calvin going off on a creative tangent rather than working on his homework:Imaginational Overexcitability reflects a heightened play of the imagination….. (Dabrowski & Piechowski, 1977; Piechowski, 1979, 1991). Often children high in Imaginational Overexcitability mix truth with fiction, create their own private worlds with imaginary companions and dramatizations to escape boredom. They find it difficult to stay tuned into a classroom where creativity and imagination are secondary to learning rigid academic curriculum. They may write stories or draw instead of doing seat work or participating in class discussions, or they may have difficulty completing tasks when some incredible idea sends them off on an imaginative tangent.This excerpt came from the following article:Click here: Lind, S.: Overexcitability and the Highly Gifted Child
@Night-Gaunt49: Some studies have shown that in humans, larger brain size does correlate to intelligence, but the correlation is small, so it’s not highly significant. Here is one study:Click here: McDaniel, Michael A.: Big-brained people are smarter: A meta-analysis of the relationshipbetween in vivo brain volume and intelligenceFor infants, a larger brain size at the age of one predicts a higher IQ later in life:Click here: Gale, Catharine R.: The Influence of Head Growth in Fetal Life, Infancy, and Childhood on Intelligence at the Ages of 4 and 8 Years
Click here: Dilbert (April 1, 1990)
Calvin knows from experience that when he has something to hide, a disguise can come in handy:Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (April 4, 1992)Click here: B.C. (May 4, 2008)Click here: Wizard of Id (April 23, 2008)Click here: Peanuts (May 30, 1953)Click here: Peanuts (January 3, 1954)
@Susan Newman: KKK? I know that you dislike Calvin’s parents, but I don’t think we’ve ever seen a hint of racism in this strip.
@Night-Gaunt49: Glad you enjoy them. I’ll be less frequent again in the near future, since I have a heavy work schedule coming up. Sometimes the retirees on this site make me wish I were one of them.
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