Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 08, 1995
Calvin: I'm bored. Let's go in. Hobbes: But we've only been out here a few minutes. Calvin: This is taking too long. Hobbes: What's the hurry? We've got all day! Calvin: Yeah, but it's kind of cold, and the sun's too bright, and my gloves are getting wet. And when you think about it, building a snowman is a lot of work. I didn't come out here to do something hard. Besides, what if the snowman doesn't come out very good? We'd be failures! Who wants to be a failure?! Or even if it's good, what's the point? It's just going to melt in a few weeks anyway! It's all futile! So instead of wasting my time, I'm going to go inside, pull down the shades, and watch TV. That way, in complete physical comfort, I can vicariously experience the activity of actors pretending to do things! Hobbes: Are you sure it's not too much trouble to turn on the TV? Calvin: That's why we have a remote control. Hobbes: Virtual reality is already here. Calvin: I can't believe the only way to get inside is by walking.