February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Thanks for all your nice comments yesterday, my fellow fans.
We are indeed a fallen creation.
Hey, Calvin is echoing exactly what we all said in Marg’s defense…….Why don’t people try to be nice to each other???
Funny how this strip is mirroring certain events here. Love it!
G’Morning, Marg, Mike & Grog!
Marg, I just read yesterday’s later posts and simply want to add my appreciation for your comments (and your ability to be quick off the mark).
Imaginary tigers are the superior beings without doubt.
Being human means what we make it. Accepting asocial behavior as part of human character is bl st.
Well Calvin, the guy besides Hobbes is many a times not nice to people.
GM everyone. especially # 1 :-)
It’s nice to see Hobbes back, he will kind of pacify
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this
It’s not so easy comeing through life without beeing mean! You must always think, how you can do it better and it looks, you are the silly one, when you try to do it better!
Hobbes will help, I am sure!
Well……yeah it’s HARD to be human…….
I couldn’t help but notice something about yesterday’s flap. SensibleMan had just signed up, had only posted one comment, yet somehow knew that marg is (almost) always first. Something tells me he is actually a regular. But if so, what could be the motive?
Some people are more - or less human than others.
Good Monring, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠
Regarding Calvin, it is interesting that he himself is often mean to others. Wouldn’t it be nice if he took this incident as an opportunity to look in the mirror. Of course, then he’d have to grow, and that would be the end of the strip - oh wait - it did end. He did grow. He’s probably a great guy now!
thebird55, I noticed that, too. I guess you can read the comics without an account, but why would anyone sign up just to attack someone?
“We are indeed a fallen creation”
Could you believe that theft, bullying and authority by sheer power exist in other areas of the Animal Kingdom?
I too appreciate Marg’s presence on the funny pages 8^].
Sensible man’s post was anything but sensible.
The amount of folks prepared to stand up for Marg is wonderful but I wonder how many would stand up as fast if the bullying were in person in the workplace or in the schoolground.
If the behaviours displayed in this forum were replicated in real life, we’d never have a bullying problem.
I have no idea what will happen next for Calvin, but i’m cheering for him! Hope you get your truck back Little Guy.
come on now, we r the only creatures that are to have reasoning and yet we kill our own kind for a nickel yes, I’m speaking particularly about the spammers lol
ohhh very true Hobbes…
To Marg, and all of the real fans, Good Morning,
Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
**Good morning Marg!
Good morning Fran and Kizzzy!
Good Morning L’Wolf!
Good Morning Grog!**
MARG FOR PRESIDENT!
Good Morning Everyone:
Two Comments today:
I read the comic every day and I love the comments. I don’t comment very often, because by the time I get on there is often little left to be said. I did not get to read yesterday’s comments and just went back and read them now. I think the guy who made the comment about Marg is a jerk. If he doesn’t like seeing the comments in his view he could have the strip e-mailed to him and not have to read the comments at all. Even though I don’t comment very often I feel like I know y’all.
As to Why Watterson gave up the comic. As I remember, it was due to stylistic differences. The Syndicates changed the rules on the size of the boxes in the (I think) Sunday comics. This meant that all the boxes had to be about the same size. This meant that like the comic last Sunday, Calvin could not have the big pictures like they often did on Sunday. Rather than have to stifle his creativity he decided to discontinue the comic. I was saddened by the decision but I understood it.
Calvin’s soliloquy in Panel 3 is particularly appropriate considering we are finally through the US Election cycle. Maybe some people will start being nicer to one another.
I wish I had had an imaginary stuffed tiger when I was a boy. I might not have grown up to be a lawyer/politician/toxic wast producer/ flammable baby pajama CEO. Oh well. what can you do?
Yeah, it’s good to be you Hobbes… Life would be easier.
Marg, I hope you don’t feel at all daunted by yesterday’s (I refrain myself to a simple bleep) criticism.
I have long enjoyed your comments with most comics that I read every morning.
Hobbes, now would be a good time to just pounce on Calvin and make him forget his troubles…. and toughen him up a bit in the process.
(To any who might wonder at me, Yes, I have read nearly the entire Calvin and Hobbes series, but I enjoy nothing more than approaching something good in light as if I had never seen or read in the first place)
Marg you are loved!!!
One cannot reason with an idiot.
…what happens when child bullies grow up…
Good to see you’re still on top, Marg. Had to go back to see what people were talking about and still find it hard to believe.
Maybe he was delirious with Election Fever.
I don’t post very often as I’m reading these before I start work .. but I will to cast my vote for Marg. Stay right at the top where you belong! Sensibleman is neither, more likely is a troll, and best ignored, as their sole purpose is to stir the pot.
I remember a Calvin/Hobbes strip where Calvin and Hobbes are outside under the starry night sky and Calvin says to Hobbes, “The best evidence that there is intelligent life out there is that none of it has tried to contact us!”
Makes sense to me!
@ Marg.. Love your comments as always!! Love my Calvin!! BTW..Where do you get your cool avatars??
It’s tough being human. What other species would torture themselves by creating JOBS that take time away from all the good things life has to offer.
Cheer up, Marg! We all( I mean, the REAL all) love you here!
Teresa said, about 11 hours ago
I know these are all repeats, but I don’t remember them, so they are all new to me. Does Calvin ever get his truck back? Does he become a bully to that nerdy kid?
If you’re ever able to pay the small fee to become a GENIUS member you’ll then be able to go back and read each and every comic ever made starting way back in 1958 Each by date in order of publication.
And not only C&H but each and every comic listed on GoComics.
In closing here in the Mountain Time Zone USA the new comic comes out around 11:20 pm. And all that can be said about Ms. Marg… being first is if you don’t like it ~~And I Do~~ well who cares what you do… Me, I don’t have a problem with be second or whenever. So Ms. Marg… if you’re not out searching for new samples of… well you know? You keep on keeping on! Thank You So Very Much.
First off, sorry if I came off sounding like a jerk yesterday. I was kind of grateful SensibleMan covered me up.
Second, with regard to Watterson quitting, madampresident12 said it was over stylistic differences- that the Sunday Strips became more constrained with time. It was actually the other way around- originally all the boxes had to be the same size, but after a sabbatical, the syndicate gave Watterson the unbreakable half-page format, which is what we see in the later strips. You can read about this in the 10th anniversary book. If you read recent (-ish) interviews with him, he talks about how he quit because he simply did not want the comic to become stale (this is in the Complete Calvin and Hobbes introduction), and that his interests had shifted (stated in his original letter to editors announcing his retirement)
“Lewreader said, about 3 hours ago
I wish I had had an imaginary stuffed tiger when I was a boy. ”
“bizaker said, 15 minutes ago
First off, sorry if I came off sounding like a jerk yesterday. I was kind of grateful SensibleMan covered me up. ”
…I didn’t read it as coming of like a jerk, personally (a bit didactic, perhaps)…anyway, just wanted to say I always appreciate somebody who can offer a sincere apology; SensibleMan could definitely learn from you, bizaker…
Of course, the irony in this strip is that Calvin will forget all of this the next time he’s mean to Susie.
I am a regular reader but only rarely comment. I enjoy the comments – except for the occasional rant (spam isn’t a comment, so I don’t count it, just flag it).
I started to join the fray yesterday but restrained myself when I remembered my father’s words (from the Quaker side of the family): “If you can’t say something nice about a person, then say nothing at all.” Therefore I remained silent about “Sensibleman” and will continue to do so. On the other hand, Marge, I should have spoken loud and clear in support of you. I apologize for my omission.
Marge, when I don’t see your name (and one of your nifty avatars) at the top of the day’s comments, I miss you and pray that you are OK. May you start us off every morning for many mornings to come! Bless you.
Unfortunately, this is true.
Sensibleman comment on Nov 2 is gone. What followed it then and today is a tornado in a thimble.
I read these every day. Thankfully never saw the comment.
Don’t fret Calvin we have all been in your shoes.
possibly even a Tempest in a Teapot.
All the same, bullying is bullying and should be met when and where it occurs.
I have followed go comics for quite some time. Just signed up recently. Marg and her comments are like part of the family……they just belong here. I have always enjoyed them (and her avatars!) Luckily I seemed to have missed yesterday’s negative comment, but just thought I’d add my support. Love ya Marg!
The little honest history we get to read I believe we humans,have improved,and will improve,more as we learn with new tools ,Internet etc how poorly some people are treated.
Thanks to Calvin I can have these thoughts to day.
“To err is human, to forgive is Divine” . Indeed so. I get the distinct impression that some of the folks posting on this site need to “err” a lot less and forgive more. I find the appellations/accusations flying back and forth both innapropriate and unneeded, not to mention throughly boring…..
was there a short period of there being a “morgueritem” instead of a “margueritem”, or was I just delusional for a few days?
aelwero, many posters chose to change their names for Halloween. This will likely be the case for Christmas, as well.
Thank you again, my fellow fans. You are too kind.
The avatars are gathered from various places on the net, and saved to my picture file. Try Google images to find something that you would like. :-)
I miss your witty remarks when your not here to start things off in the morning!
I always remind my granddaughter that it’s harder to be nice than it is to be mean!
Due to my life, I don’t get on here until later than most of you. Missed the Marg comment, thankfully. Love this comic and the witty repartee with the regulars. You go, Marg…
I did not read the comments yesterday as I was busy and just got off my own quick comment so (being the gossip that I am) I had to go back and read them. Well SensibleMan’s comments are gone (which I think is for the best )but I want to say that after 2 years of reading comments here that it is a pleasure to see Marg’s comments at the top of the page. For me, she is the Oracle of this strip and I feel the World is off its tilt when I don’t see those great avatars of hers at the top. I willmake this comment about today’s strip AND some people in general: People can sure be butt-heads! Hope to hear from you FIRST thing tomorrow Marg and all the rest of you true fans.
jukeofurl said, about fifteen plates of SPAM ago:
Very true, but accepting asocial behavior as an innate part of human potential isn’t.
While our technology has improved, basic human nature (and so how we treat one another) has not improved noticeably over recorded history. Sad. As so many philosophers and religious masters have wondered, “Why can’t we all just get along?”
@ Coffee-Turtle - in answer to your question, they join the Tea Party.
September 25, 2019