Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 23, 2015
Calvin: "My mom and my dad are not what they seem. Their dull appearance is part of their scheme. I know of their plans. I know their techniques. My parents are outer space alien freaks!" Calvin: "They landed on earth in spaceships humongous. Posing as grownups, they now walk among us. My parents deny this. But I know the truth. They're here to enslave me and spoil my youth" Calvin: "Early each morning, as the sun rises, mom and dad put on their earthling disguises. I knew right away their masks weren't legit. Their faces are lined - they sag and don't fit" Calvin: "The earth's gravity makes them sluggish and slow. They say not to run, wherever I go. They live by the clock. They're slaves to routines. They work the year 'round. They're almost machines" Calvin: "They deny that TV and fried food have much worth. They cannot be human. They're not of this earth. I cannot escape their alien gaze, and they're warping my mind with their alien ways. For sinister plots, this one is a gem. They're bringing me up to turn ME into THEM!"