February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Kid, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Don’t expect it to last long, Calvin.
Watterson really hates popular culture.
He must have a really great school system. Just 17 days ago the kid who wrote down on a quiz that 6+5=6, now knows the definition of linear thought and discordant images!
Linear thought is over-rated.
Pretty well said for someone with no capacity for linear thought.
Always there ready to oblige – and pollute your brain.
The idiots lantern…..a little Dr. Who reference there….
Turn it off kid before it’s too late!
An anagram of “linear thought impossible” is “pitiable, ghoulish monster.”
“And as a sacrifice to you, I give you my brain to rot away as you see fit!”
Where is Calvin & Hobbes streaming?…feel the need to binge. Haha.
Today that would be a video game console or tablet/cell phone instead of a TV with rabbit ears.
There’s another one of these strips where he leaves an offering of tapioca pudding in front of the TV. Very apropos. :D
Ahhhh, the fun a dad can have with a remote control….
There you go, Calvin. There you go.
I think this explains a lot of things. Being spoon-fed entertainment or news eliminates the need to use your brain.
I enjoy movies, and to a certain extent, some TV shows but I’d rather read books. You have to “put yourself into” a book to enjoy it. Reading requires that you translate the squiggles into words and the words into pictures and the words and pictures into concepts and to fit it all into a larger framework. It takes a brain to do this.
Like any other part of the body, the brain needs exercise or it will get flabby.
Kids say the darnedest things…
Yeah, I get it. I remember the days when TV seemed wonderful and over whelming. Now it just takes to long to get to the point and move on.
And so begins the culture of child morbid obesity.
skip the TV – just go to a trump rally
And the people bowed and prayed / To the neon god they made…
All you gotta do is ask real nice, kid… :D
In another strip, Calvin can almost feel his neurotransmitters shutting down.
I’m not addicted to TV. I can turn it off any time I like. I just choose not to.
What would that idiot do if the television broke down?
Sadly, the TV Deity has given way to it’s evil Satanic Great Grandson, the cellphone…….
Never realized how old this comic strip was!!! Those TVs are obsolete!!!!
now we – have reduced this god to a cell phone screen and carry it around in our hands and pockets so that we can constantly be in touch with IT if we so desire – of which I do not
Great comments here today – I’m not worthy to even attempt to match! Kudos!
Great comments here today (except for a couple of political trolls) – Kudos!
Calvin in reruns remains relevant.
Frank Zappa was right when he sang about the slime from the video. What’s worse is that it has now spread to include our phones so it isn’t tied to the TV anymore.
Back then great programing for children, today’s time shows halted not very child friendly, for me TV most days off, I been doing a lot of reading yes on paperbacks. Finished a 4 book series husband is reading, I will donate as they are Christian books based on 1770 to 1778 to our church library. Book reading now is on a race car driver narrated by his dog. Been interesting, and then my other books. No politics and no commercials.
So many of us are slaves to the almighty screen…be it the TV, or phone, or tablet, or PC, or the big screen….time to pick up a good book…and not an e-book
These days, kids on their smartphones.
Nowadays, it is also YouTube
What the heck?
I thought I would post something about Watterson versus the media, but how about this: Calvin is one STRANGE kid.
2020 Update: Replace TV with Twitter feeds.
Imagine if Waterson had kept writing into the Internet Age.
one of my favorite Calvin cartoons!
This six year old is no amateur in praising the idiot box. I wonder what he would do if smartphones are around.
he must LOVE tv
Neil Postman would have appreciated that one.