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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. Patrick Robinson commented on Calvin and Hobbes 8 months ago

    I think this is where Calvin is like Sheldon Cooper: Can’t detect sarcasm.

  2. Patrick Robinson commented on Calvin and Hobbes 8 months ago

    Was more than likely a wasp, and I know that’s probably a honey bee, I kept thinking it was more of a yellow jacket. Those little buggers are more related to wasps than bees, and they can sting.

    I’d been “harpooned” once by a wasp. I was under the back deck, getting my bicycle (it was high enough off the ground I could just bend down to get up under there) and I didn’t see the wasp’s nest under construction right overhead. Next thing I know there’s this sharp stinging in my left shoulder, and I run inside. My dad grabs the spray and kills the wasp, then applies some ointment for the stinging. We had been cleaning up my great-granddad’s old farm house, and he had an old double-wide in the back for storage. Wasps had taken up residence, and my dad, who was doing most of the cleaning, had been stung a few times. After getting the spray and ointment, he bought a few bug bombs and bombed the ever-lovin’ blank out of that trailer. We used it as a makeshift “barn” when we moved into the old farmhouse and had a few horses.

  3. Patrick Robinson commented on Calvin and Hobbes 10 months ago

    I think I built character when my dad tried to get me to ride my bike down a steep hill between our apartment building and the one next to it. There was a brier patch and ditch at the bottom of the hill. Hundreds of briers knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of Thlor that day, I can tell you.

  4. Patrick Robinson commented on Calvin and Hobbes 11 months ago

    Funny, my parents just went slug-picking last night. Drown them in a bag of soapy water. Better than having them eat all the veggies in the garden, or the plants in the shade gardens.

  5. Patrick Robinson commented on Stone Soup 12 months ago

    When I saw that bird flying overhead, the first thing that popped into my head was Dick Dastardly yelling “Stop that pigeon!” Then I noticed it had a red beret so it couldn’t have been Yankee Doodle Pigeon. Might be his French cousin, Jean-Pierre Oiseu.

  6. Patrick Robinson commented on Stone Soup 12 months ago

    If I were to visit France, I think I’d be more interested in the country/rural parts than Paris. True, Paris does have its charm, but really, it’s just like every other big city.

    Although, I wouldn’t say no to touring Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre, and perhaps a couple of other places.

  7. Patrick Robinson commented on Stone Soup about 1 year ago

    I remember running into my 5th Grade teacher with her friend or sister at a Pike’s Family Nurseries once, my former Homeroom/Biology teacher with her family at Billy Bob’s, a local version of Chuck E. Cheese’s, and my former 9th Grade English teacher at the local Kroger. The last one was well after I had graduated high school, and she had retired (she said they forced her to retire) a year after I graduated.

    I was a bit shy when I saw my 5th Grade teacher, somewhat more cool about it with my Homeroom/Biology teacher (I was with a friend and his parents), and like I was seeing an old friend with my 9th Grade teacher.

  8. Patrick Robinson commented on For Better or For Worse about 1 year ago

    SPOILER ALERT: That’s your future wife there, Mike. You’ll also have a couple of kids with her.

  9. Patrick Robinson commented on B.C. about 1 year ago

    Reminds me of that “Far Side” comic with the two polar bears and the igloo. One is eating the igloo and says to his friend, “Oh, hey! I love these things! Crunchy on the outside and a chewy middle!”

  10. Patrick Robinson commented on For Better or For Worse almost 2 years ago

    You just had to listen to the snake. You knew darn well that fruit was forbidden.