February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Dad is right, you can’t identify the halycon days at least until 10 years after they happen.
Rather focus on making them falcon days. You’ll have more fun.
Good idea, Calvin.
We make ’em up as we go along.
Or as smart as Sophocles.
No need to wait that long- grab a good dictionary Worst case (if you’re lazy like me) google it.
Who in their right mind (Does that mean left-brain?) wouldn’t?
When I look back on my particular childhood, I know fine and well my halcyon days are now.
What was that again, h..a..l..c..y..
The halcyon days of Mom are still fewer than Dads!
I bet if he used that time machine, his future self would say the same thing his dad said.
Helps to be in love with a seagull!
Et in Arcadia ego…
As opposed to ostritch days?
Is that a good idea, Calvin?
I though halycon were those really bright headlight bulbs.
Today’s strip definitely is one of the best, and the abundance of clever and insightful comments confirms it!
Calvin, I doubt you have had any halcyon days.
@Alain Harper,“Et in Arcadia ego…”Have you experienced rural simplicity and contentment?Do you have a copy of the original painting?
It’s doubtful that Calvin will ever have any halcyon days.
I just have one question, and do not judge me… what is halcyon? (10 points to whoever can tell me what movie has a similar quote, but replaces “halcyon” with “a flash drive”)
@Slywlf,…and Calvin missed it! I guess he didn’t have ‘those bright headlight bulbs’ that IGoPogo4 mentioned.
I don’t have any relatives named Halcyonity.
@unnormal,JohnnyDiego’s comment is amusing even though he does indicate insouciance about pronunciation. Apparently he doesn’t care whether it’s nicer or knicker. It matters to you; maybe that’s why you’re unnormal (in a positive way).
Exactly!!Of course in Calvin’s case, his youth is more cyclone than halcyon.
@GatoCat,“It’s “halcyonicity”."“Sure” (in panel one). Actually, it should be surely. (“…and don’t call me Shirley!”)
I’m old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was just sick. Old people know this term as “The good old days”. Another term you may want to look up is “OCD”. You may recognize it as “Troll”.
Calvin’s “halcion” days are yet ahead of him.
Remember? Yes. I even have them on vinyl. No stylus though…so they are just a halyconic memory.
Glad to see that the younger bloggers are using C&H instead of Xgen Studios or similar venues. Had to lock out the site after neighbor’s kids were caught using it.
Man, I need a dictionary!
Calvin’s got great vocabulary for a six year old. I think the halcyon days of youth come in 3 words summer and saturdays! : ) By the way for anyone else who was wondering what halcyon means: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/halcyon?s=t
Kenneth Graham referred to them as “The Golden Age” and “Dream Days”.
Have you cleaned your room, taken out the trash, and emptied the dishwasher?
really?Oh, well I guess I don’t what they are or where yet.
I wonder where Hobbes the commenter is today?
@bluskies,It’s Greek to me!Yes, today Dad is a sophist. I doubt that Mom will be on the same train of thought, although she and Calvin might try to derail Dad. Pacopuddy was on the right track, though.
How would a kid know if he had a halcyon day ?Gees
Now my Saturdays are all I live for. A slave to the machine.
Are these the same as ‘salad’ days?
@cookies333: I think he’s busy watching the Olympics.
Calvin’s Dad BS’s him, and then Calvin goes and tells it all to his mother. The relationships between these three are as tangled as the pattern on the chair Calvin’s Dad is sitting on.
Halcyon – isn’t that a medication you take for pain?
Dad is a dumb as Odie
Or so Calvin thinks. For now.
Just got the sad news of a cousin’s passing early this morning from cancer that she’s been fighting off and on for the last 4 years or so (she was only 49 years of age — just 6 years older than I am right now).
Situations like this should be a lesson for everyone: don’t let feelings of anger, resentment, bitterness, envy, etc., be your constant companions in life and don’t let time drift by before deciding later on which days/years in your past were your best ones. Life isn’t over until it’s over. Make every single day count NOW so that your “halcyon days” are what you’re presently living in . . . because you just never know which day will be your last.
Sorry to be such a downer, everyone.
Time to get back to the funny business of our favorite little scamp, Calvin, and his faithful b.f.f., Hobbes (even though he doesn’t appear in today’s strip)!
I want a T-Shirt that says “Halcyonity is Relative”
Oh course he’s not you idiot. He’s just trying to be funny.
@GretchensMom: Very sorry for your loss. I had a friend who suddenly died of a heart attack at age 40. So you are right; we never know, and your advice is excellent.
I’ll have to try to slip that line into casual conversation: “Halcyonity is relative.”
He has big words for a six-year old.
debtrug, yep that makes good sense to me. I live in great country too.
WRONG. That was both an intelligent and accurate answer, delivered with Dad’s usual caution. Leaving aside Dad’s grammar, perhaps.
Time it was and what a time it wasA time of innocence, a time of confidences.Long ago it must be, I have a photograph.Preserve your memories. They’re all that’s left you.