February 07, 2019
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Problem is there aren’t enough tigers to eat all of them.
ask a serious question, get hilarious(?) answer
Hobbes often makes me wonder…if animals could talk, would they be as egotistical about their respective species as we are?
Calvin better stay awake for the rest of the night.
My very favorite cartoon strip ever!!
Purpose is overrated.
Hobbes has the best answers.
This gets a ‘love’ for Hobbes’s cheesy grin at least.
As part of your training, Calvin, to be the greatest spy hero of all time, you must learn to sleep with one eye open.
What a question! Simple yet not a lot of folks ask themselves this question.
Sorry Hobbes, Calvin isn’t even big enough to make a decent snack.
I think the point is “Let sleeping tigers lie” as Hobbes was asleep in the first panel…
That’s as good a reason as any.
One of the 10 (or so…) all-time classics. Darn near killed me laughing when it was first published, and it’s still good for a laugh.
Hobbes would only eat you when the Tuna runs out Calvin.
So much for sleeping tonight, Calvin!
Hobbes knows just how to shut Calvin up
I absolutely love Hobbs’ expression in 3rd panel. it’s one I try to make myself
Stay awake so you don’t get eaten by Hobbes, Calvin….
Luckily, for the most part, tigers have better taste.
The aliens put us here because no one else wanted us.
In panel three, shouldn’t those teeth be much sharper?
Panel 3: look at Calvin’s cute little eye nose.
Not cool or funny, Hobbes!
Today’s lesson: Some questions are not worth asking.
Today’s strip is too cute for words.
Humans created the slow food movement long before the current version.
Tigers sure aren’t vegans, you know.
To decrease entropy locally
In a future strip (spoilers):
Calvin: “I ask you, as a tiger, what is our purpose? Why are we here?”
Hobbes: “We’re here to devour each other alive.”
“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 1Q: What is the chief end of man?A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
The Earth is where God puts all the crazy people.
Survival of the hungriest.
We’re here, because we’re here, because we’re here, because we’re here. We’re here, because we’re here, because we’re here, because we’re here.
(soldier’s song from World War I, tune of Auld Lang Syne)
Something about which we should all ponder.
Today’s strip may be unique in that it has four panels but uses the punchline in the second panel. Some other four-panel strips have used the punchline in the third panel and the reaction in the fourth panel but this one has used the last two panels to show the reaction to the punchline.
And here I was thinking that the purpose was “pass butter”.
Hobbes’ statement is flawed, at least in terms of eating Calvin.Hobbes has stated that “ little boys don’t smell good”. When has a cat EVER eaten something that didn’t smell good ? As for Calvin’s parents…they might need to sleep with one eye open.
I don’t buy it. Humans are hardly the easiest prey for tigers and, in fact, do more than any other species to endanger tigers.
Hobbes never disappoints :0)
You have to ask didn’t you, Calvin?
Love that Hobbes grin.
Worm food!! We shouldn’t think about this!!
That’s a frightening insinuation for a six year old boy.
I have the first two panels of this ’strip on the wall in my stairwell, right below a NatGeo poster of, you guessed it, a tiger….
I love Hobbes,, that toothy smile, love it ! burst out laughing at this one!!
It’s simple: My purpose is to figure out what my purpose is. Looks like a lifetime job.
Sleep well, Calvin. heh…heh…heh.
Good one Hobbes!
Not true. Only injured tigers who cannot hunt normally become human killers.
He’s right, you know. Every day, I thank my lucky stars my cat is only 12 pounds.
Typical arrogant human question. Thank you Hobbes for putting Calvin (humans) in their place.
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