February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
The vassals definitely considered it futile.
It’ll never make sense, Calvin.
Write about the dinosaurs instead.
Oh, it’s futile, all right.
if only Calvin had a dictionary
Yet another fail.
Wait til he hears about anarcho-syndicalism. Which I didn’t know was a real thing until I had to look up the spelling.
Write about Knights and Madonnas .
I like your history better, Calvin. (given that any & everyone is rushing to rewrite history – NYT Project1619, anyone!?!)
Sure, it was feudal. They were feuding all the time!
Why in the WORLD was the Middle Ages full of feuds?
All systems wind up being futile!
The serfs are revolting, they don’t smell too good either…
Life is futile, and then a tiger eats you.
Though Hobbes is right, Calvin is not exactly wrong.
When your imaginary friend knows more than you do, listen to him.
Resistance is futile, Calvin!
In days of old when knights were bold
What about the Surfs and Vessels? I think the Vessels sailed on the Surfs. Would make sense to me.
Calvin was right the first time.
What surprises me is that ‘Hobbes’(a stuffed animal) is better educated than ‘Calvin’ a real live boy(OK in this cartoon strip)not real life ! ! ! !
He actually had it right both ways.
We have been living in a “futile” system for years. Though lately it has seemed way more feud all. Blood feud, actually.
I didn’t learn about feudalism in till long after I was six. I’m impressed Calvin is even in a position to do so.
Hello people i don’t know reading this strip. I mean i would definently make that mistake
2020 is the futile system, Calvin.
I think Calvin was right, and we still live in a futile system.
Keep your answer. Even if the voices in your head are correct, you don’t want people to think you listen to them.
Interestingly, the Plague killed off enough Feudal Lords and Peerage (speculation their immune systems weren’t as hardy as their serfs.) that it allowed the ‘Middle Class’ to form.
“We Big Picture people rarely become historians.”
~ Calvin later on
The lower classes reproduced more quickly than the aristocrats, especially as living conditions improved. The printing press enabled breaking the hereditary and theocratic monopoly on education. The growth of cities, and the roads between, encouraged a merchant class who had no need for aristocrats. Once it was known that aristocrats were just people with no demonstrable “God-given” superiority, the system did become “futile”.
Note to Calvin: Contrary to evidence from highly-educated people who are paid to speak to the public in various capacities, using the wrong word for something does NOT clarify ANYthing!!!!
is this just a bone apple tea moment or was Calvin actually applying the proper definition of futile?
Since when has life ever made sense?
The more things change…
And how would Hobbes know something like that?
I like Calvin’s cute handwriting and the feudal vocabulary.
And slowly and surely we are moving back to futile feudal.