Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 29, 1995
Calvin: This sculpture will be called "The Spirit of Compromise". We'll each make a snowman and have them shaking hands. Hobbes: Great. Calvin: This will be very inspirational! People will weep to see two snowmen overcoming their differences and cooperating! Soon we'll be rolling in public commissions! Hobbes: Make your snowman's arm longer. His hand won't reach my snowman's hand. Calvin: Why should I make a new arm? Just make yours longer. Hobbes: Then it will look like my snowman had to reach farther than yours did. They should be equal. Calvin: Then build your snowman closer over here! Hobbes: I'm not going to start all over! Just make your arm longer! Calvin: I refuse! You can't tell me what to do! Hobbes: In that case, my snowman refuses to shake with your snowman! Calvin: So what!! My snowman won't even talk to yours! I'm turning his head the other way! Hobbes: Ha! While he's looking over there, my snowman will kick your snowman in his big white butt! Calvin: Oh yeah?! Well mine knocks your snowman's head off! Hobbes: Fine! My snowman feeds your snowman his own nose! Calvin / Hobbes: Why you !! Leggo! Stop it! Oof Hobbes: I don't think this sculpture is very good. Calvin: It's a compromise.