February 07, 2019
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I’m first today!Can’t think of anything to say………..
Com’mon, Hobbes, there must be something you can say.
how ’bout a bazooka?
Flame thrower…… Hmmmm……… OK, that reminds me of one of the funniest Peanuts strips ever. It’s an oldie:Peanuts (1954)Peanuts had a lot of physical humor and hilarious images in the early days, and that’s a lot of the appeal of Calvin and Hobbes throughout its entire run. Sometimes the words in Calvin and Hobbes can be very humorous, but often the images are just so darned funny.In this forum, our own attempts at humor are severely limited to words on “paper.” Unfortunately, we are unable to entertain each other with our vocal inflections and timing, with our facial expressions and body language, or with humorous artwork or props.Consequently, it can make our own humor on this site seem quite inferior to the comic strips at times, largely because this is not a level playing field. We have only our words to work with; but we are “competing” against comic strips that contain not only words, but artwork that includes facial expressions, body language, action, plus emphasis and inflection drawn into the words.Of course, in the case of Bill Watterson or Charles Schulz, we are also competing against genius.Nevertheless, sometimes people on this site manage to say things that are just so darned funny.
Calvin must have been similar to Stewie Griffin (from Family Guy) when he was 1 year old.
Of course not! Don’t be silly.
See what I mean? That comment of yours was darned funny.
Ha ha, you must be a very slow reader. Sorry, Dogsniff, but I couldn’t resist that.
Hobbes has enough to say!
Oh, right, that was funny, but being Dogsniff, he could have meant it the other way too. I’ts 08:13 on Saturday morning here, and we have a little sunshine at last. We’ve had icy winds and rain the whole week plus a ship run aground on the rocks off the north coast.
It escapes me, though, why Calvin would even think Dad would even possibly say yes. So Calvin’s look in panel 3 does surpirse me.
Good Morning, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠
Love the Peanuts strip, Hobbes!
First time commenter! :P
Id use on my waffles. Gets em done way quicker.
Calvin, information to build a flame thrower can be found in the library, the Internet, or any 4th grade boy’s room. The hardware store may wonder at your purchases on Dad’s account.
SO Why must be silly ?
Maybe Calvin just wants to bake the worlds largest creme brulee.
Calvin set you up, Dad! There’s no way out of this one! You’ve painted yourself into a corner! :o)
Well then….how about a butane torch?
…… saving Susie and Mrs Wormwood from certain incineration
Dad is about to “paint the roses red”! Quoting from the Urban Dictionary, “To frantically attempt to cover up a mistake, [comma inserted for clarity] with severe consequences.”
In that case, Dad, how about a rocket launcher?
Make him promise not ON the house.
Awwwwww, That is so cute..
I’ve never known any other comic strip character to have a large dangerous ambition like Calvin does.
at least calvin tried to be responsible…..well, kinda.
Especially outside of the house.
See, Calvin asked for a flamethrower hoping that he could use a blowtorch as a fallback position.Naah! He just wants a flamethrower. Better call Army Surplus and see what vintage weapons they have in mind. I hear that a M113 missle-armed APC just arrived.
Come on Dad,I will use outside or the garage only.
Watch Myth Busters long enough, and I’m sure they’ll teach you how to build one! And a cannon, and a jet engine…
Now the garage, that’s a different story…
But, dad . . . how can Calvin run around and pretend to be a fire-breathing dragon without a flamethrower?!?!? You’re absolutely ruining all the fun!
JoanHelen, thank you for your caring words. We’re all hoping things work out. :D
Confucious say one picture worth thousand words …
Not even you (or I) can compete with that !!!
gmartin: DON’T SAY THAT! That is how we got kicked off Chickweed Lane and Pibgorn.
I’ve always loved this particular one because it’s so funny how Calvin is thinking REAAAAL hard in that third panel. XD
How about just a little flame thrower? Please?
I asked my wife the same question and the answer was still no. Things never change no matter how old you get. (What do people have against flamethrowers, anyway?)
I love how Calvin’s thinking REAAAAAAL hard in the third panel.
September 25, 2019