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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 24, 2008

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    Grandpa’s my kinda guy!

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    si_rat  almost 11 years ago

    margueritem, then may be you should recommend your nursing home then…

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    wndrwrthg  almost 11 years ago

    Next on her list: Military academies.

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    si_rat says:

    margueritem, then may be you should recommend your nursing home then…

    But I have no nursing home. Shall I buy one?

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    shadowcougar8  almost 11 years ago

    Has anyone else noticed that this strip is nothing more than xeroxed talking heads.

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    Yukoner  almost 11 years ago

    I’m a Grampa who takes is funnies seriously. Does that mean that I am a prime candidate for a nursing home?

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    si_rat  almost 11 years ago

    margueritem says: But I have no nursing home. Shall I buy one?

    Oh… you are still looking for one ! I kinda thought you already live in a one.

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    Hobomaster  almost 11 years ago

    But they’re not Xeroxed. Each panel is slightly different. Each was separately drawn, which is awesome.

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    si_rat  almost 11 years ago

    Yukoner says: I’m a Grampa who takes is funnies seriously. Does that mean that I am a prime candidate for a nursing home?

    “serious” in what way ? Do you know a stuffed teddy that talks or something like that… Otherwise, we can wait till margueritem to buy her place.

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    shadowcougar8  almost 11 years ago

    yes, but xeroxed was the general intent, at least thats what I’m guessing…

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    rentier  almost 11 years ago

    Merry Christmas to everybody who is writing in this community!

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    Adamaratam  almost 11 years ago

    Whatever you do, don’t complain to the newspapers, especially if you’ve been drinking… They might twist the truth and accuse you of being a member of ALKY-DA…

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    konjiki  almost 11 years ago

    si_rat says:

    Oh… you are still looking for one ! I kinda thought you already live in a one.

    Why would anyone live in steak sauce?

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    KingRat  almost 11 years ago

    my grandpa always said comics were a lot better before they were just a bunch of mimeographed heads using words.

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    nickdangerfield  almost 11 years ago

    uh oh. I might be in trouble,too.

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    Jackone  almost 11 years ago

    hilarious.

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    lazygrazer  almost 11 years ago

    Funny poke indeed! Yeah, nice touch the way Watterson imitated 4 photocopies.

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    Just thinking: Did we ever meet Calvin’s grandparents over the years? Can’t remember.

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    Greypilgrim  almost 11 years ago

    The four panels are NOT exactly the same. Watterson did four separate drawings…but the joke is STILL funny…LOL!!!

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    ridenslide65  almost 11 years ago

    These guys are the bomb. They Rock.

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    Mowgli-Chiara Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    When I grow up I want to be just like his granpa

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    Maxine_Viller  almost 11 years ago

    Funny and very true, although Charles Schulz made a similar observation years earlier:

    Linus and Charlie Brown were leaning against that familiar brick wall, and the first three panels had Linus waxing verbose about problems facing the world today. In the final panel, he says something like, “Then there are people who think that there is too much talk and not enough action in modern comic strips. What do you think of that?” To which Charlie Brown answers, “Ridiculous.”

    And of course, “Peanuts” was the smallest strip on the printed page at that time…

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    hintzy  almost 11 years ago

    Sadly, I read this and I hear some of Watterson’s reasons for ending C&H. He said it himself: “…because there’s no room for better artwork, the comics are simply drawn; because they’re simply drawn, why should they have more room?”

    His mind and the strip were both too brilliant to be restrained to such a small space, but nobody listened. Thankfully, we still have over 3,000 C&H strips that many, myself included, will enjoy reading forever.

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    CaptainColorado  almost 11 years ago

    Grandpa’s right!

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    bhac12  almost 11 years ago

    THEY ARE TALKING HEADS!!!!!!! merry christmas eve!!!!!

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    meche3040  almost 11 years ago

    it’s really funny

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    Gweedo Murray says:

    margueritemPro says:

    si_rat says:

    margueritem, then may be you should recommend your nursing home then…

    But I have no nursing home. Shall I buy one? ​ I woulda spritzed if I was drinking. Are you Irish ?

    Hi Gweedo! Yes, on my Dad’s side. Merry Christmas!

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    aerwalt  almost 11 years ago

    30 It’s amazing how beautiful those old strips by Mcmanus et.al. were done

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    chromosome Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    I’m glad some cartoonists still do detailed drawings, such as those in Cul-de-sac, nonsequitur, Lio, and a few others.

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    txmystic says:

    si_rat says:

    Oh… you are still looking for one ! I kinda thought you already live in a one.

    Why would anyone live in steak sauce?

    That’s an excellent question, tx.

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    si_rat says: Otherwise, we can wait till margueritem to buy her place.

    I’m puzzled. That sentence makes no sense. Could you state that again, to lessen my confusion?

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    greaserman44  almost 11 years ago

    calvin and hobbes dont change expression or position at all in each panel.. they are in the same position in each

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    h2oman  almost 11 years ago

    I’m mixed on this. I remember in the 50’s growing up in the St. Louis area, the newspaper had two pages of comics that were printed small, there were a lot of comics to read, now that paper has two pages of comics that are printed big but less comics to read. Some of the same comics continue but are done by another artist, sometimes an offspring or relative and while close to what I remember in a simpler time, they have evolved, maybe I should gather up my wine collection and head for the nursing home…

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    JonD17  almost 11 years ago

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. And especially to you, LXO13 for initiating the sentiment

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    TED80  almost 11 years ago

    Come on, at least shoot an email off to your newspapers!

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    JonD17 says: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

    The same to you and yours, Jon!

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    si_rat  almost 11 years ago

    margueritem: Cal’s mom is looking for a nursing home…and you said your Grandpa’s type… that’s why I asked you to recommend your one. Then you were going to buy one…

    Obviously, I was joking. Anyways, have fun on X’mas

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    SamFP  almost 11 years ago

    Shadowcougar8: Is this to say that our comments are “Xeroxed Talking Heads”? I love this expression!

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    Wildmustang1262  almost 11 years ago

    My father had been in different nursing homes three times. He kept complaining about those nursing homes he disliked. I was glad he was gone peacefully.

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    cello_wizard  almost 11 years ago

    In panels 1-3, the gears in Hobbes’ head are turning.

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    JonD17  almost 11 years ago

    Texmystic, could you please enlighten me on the steak sauce reference? hate to think I’ve been missing out on something all these years.

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    forrest11  almost 11 years ago

    chromosone don’t forget get fuzzy

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    marvee Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Please don’t tell my children that I subscribe to tis, read all the comments and een comment myself. Been reading comics for more than 60 years. Some now are wa-a-a-ay too small.

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    marvee Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    ..and make too many typos.

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    dahling128  almost 11 years ago

    ummm shadowcougar8, that is the point of the whole strip. No offense but wow.

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    JonD17 says:

    Texmystic, could you please enlighten me on the steak sauce reference? hate to think I’ve been missing out on something all these years.

    Tx was talking about “..you already live in a one.” It reminded him of A-1 Steak Sauce. It reminded me of the same thing.

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    Yukoner  almost 11 years ago

    margueritem, if you do buy that nursing home, save me a space.

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    JonD17  almost 11 years ago

    !smackin’ self in tha forehead,…. margueritem, thank you even tho I ad to read yur explanation 3 times to pick it up. Have gotten so used to typos(sadly diminished expectations), that it kept going right by me. Texmystic good shot pal!

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    Yukoner says:

    margueritem, if you do buy that nursing home, save me a space.

    Yukoner. if I were ever to buy a nursing home, I’d make it a very pleasant place, and people living there would, to the best of their ability, be happy.

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    zombiedragon  almost 11 years ago

    THIS IS A COMMENT! And wow, two pages of comments!

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    omer2009  almost 11 years ago

    well, tell grandpa to write to the newspaper to fix your world

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    Naina15994  almost 11 years ago

    poor grandpa!

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    derp0potato  about 6 years ago

    Irony.

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