February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
I can’t wait to see what Calvin finds.Oh the suspense of it all, so exciting.
HUH! Calvin used his Daddy’s shaving brush (or shave brush?) to sweep the dirt off from something he found from the ground.
Never done inventory have you, Calvin?
What did he think it would be - Indiana Jones?
Calvin is giving new meaning to the term “brush off”.
Get used to it Calvin, most jobs are mind numbing, except for teachers whose job it is to numb minds.
They can’t all be Indiana Jones.
Calvin should watch more Indiana Jones lol
Archaeology: Can You Dig It?
Archaeology: 3 steps forward, 2,000 years back.
Archaeology: Where a minute is like a thousand years.
Good grief, shaving brushes haven’t been around for years. It’s probably more of a fossil than anything they’ll dig up.
I feel kind of out of place here. I’m so used to Margueritem being here when I log in. I actually miss her, I hope she’s o.k. I’m not used to being the first one to post on Calvin And Hobbes. Besides I like it when she sets the pace.
wndrwrthg - nice one liners!
I think that is what my daughter do to my shaving kit each day
some how i don’t think he will ever shave with it again.
Ahh the things we did to our parents belongings when we were young!
I’d like to see Dad shave with it tommorow. You never know, the mild abrasive might be good for his skin!
ladywolf 17, don’t feel out of place here, this is a place to post comments about the comics and have a little fun with each other, that’s all.
Will Dad Like Brown Soap?
Archaeologists lotsa of times gets into trouble too
i can dig it she can dig it they can dig it can you dig it baby
good point. hobbes
So… is this gonna’ be about dad getting teed off, or about Calvin digging?
Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite!
I just wish that some people wouldn’t try and take it over with their off-topic comments.
Remember grazer, that these comics date from prior to 1995 (in this one either 1987 or 1988), although the shaving-brush was considered antiquated in North America by the time C&H had original run (I can remember shopping for double-edge blades to take to India in 1983–with some difficulty, some were found for the purpose, and they turned out to be export-quality India manufacture).
True green_engineer, the sand will be a top-quality exfoliant.
Today, they use modern instruments in palaeontology such as shaving brushes instead of the old-fashioned C14-method.
Well I still use shaving brushes (for shaving).
I’ve got 2.
One is about 40 years old and I use it for travelling.
About 20 years ago the kids bought me a new one, but I couldn’t bring myself to throw the old one out, so I use the new one just at home.
They get better with age. Shaving takes a little longer but that’s a good thing.
Calvin’s Dad will be pissed.
Maybe Dad will grow a beard?
You’ll never believe what they dig up - and what they think they’ve dug up! What imagination!
Once again, Calvin has discovered one of life’s universal truths–Most of it is just prolonged periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of intense panic. Learning to embrace tedium is one of the secrets of happiness.
JFri - Don’t get me started on taking inventories. I used to have to do it at the end of every month. Talk about mind-numbing jobs.
Maybe Dad won’t even notice a little dirt on his brush.
@ladywolf, It is odd not to see Marg’s commentsup on top, but I’m sure she is okay. :)
grazer, my dad uses a shaving brush!
two! two! two good gags in one sequence..
not easy to do..
I know right nighthawks? One time I was walking with my guy friend and he saw a white rock. It was a bone and we rushed back to my house to ask my dad what it was. Turned out it was a cow bone. Pretty cool. I think I lost it or he stole it. I should ask some time. But I always forget.
Hi! (staggers in) I feel asleep at the switch last night.
That is what kept me from going into archeology, all that painstaking stuff with the tiny brushes. ;-)
this is a pretty funny strip
Good to see you again Margueritem.
A shaving brush only Calvin could think of this one
Original run date for this strip: 4 May 1988
He should come excavate in my back garden, I think a barn used to be there about 80 years ago. Iron scraps, old tobacco-spit pottery jug bits, green and purple glass bits, and even old marbles.
Thank you, ladywolfe. It’s nice to have you back.
I#m back again!
Why isn’t Calvin using his dads toothbrush as well?…you know for all the very tiny things =D
JFri and Cleo, please don’t mention inventory. I used to work for a fabric store and I HATED inventory week. I wanted to schedule my vacation for that time but they wouldn’t let me. Everyone was needed on the floor to do the counting or wait on customers. BORING
Just got home in time to see that Calvin got his dad’s shaving brush. ther will be trouble ahead if dad finds out. (gulp)!
I’ve done (real) inventory and I’ve done (mock) archaeology. The tedium of either is (to me) overrated, although very real. ENFPs can find relief through doing such things. Calvin (an apparent ENFP-in-development) just hasn’t figured out how yet; he’s too busy avoiding work in principle in order to do so. :)
Even so, like Calvin I tend to file things in my workspace by the “archaeological method”. Everything is laid down in “tels”, according to their dates of deposition. ;)
Shaving brushes, you’ll soon see them
way down south in some museum.
Shaving brushes, you’ll soon see them
on the shelf in some museum.
These were old Burma Shave signs. It’s ironic that a set of Burma Shave signs are now in a museum, the Smithsonian.
Maybe Calvin will find bones from his Dinosaur alter ego.
Bravo! Florchi ! Well Said. no other comments.
In this vale
of tears and sin
your head goes bald
but not your chin:
We used to see signs like this (one sign per line) driving on the old highways. There were many verses, but this is the only one I remember.
Florchi - comments on other topics are fine as long as you leave politics and religion out of the equation.
i do inventory on a daily basis (cycle counts). fortunately, i have other responsibilities, but the ongoing counts mean there’s never a giant, close down the warehouse, type of inventory to do. we did one once, about 10 years ago to prove to the auditors that the cycle count process worked with almost no errors, and haven’t had to do one since. so i guess computers are good for something other than reading old comic strips!
Back and forth the ranting lobs
Souring comment on Calvin and Hobbes
As an anthropologist, I can vouch for the “mind-numbing” part in archaeology, I prefer cultural anthro.
It’s interesting how quickly Calvin’a enthusiasm changed to boredom. This is his problem at school also.