February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
How many toys is Santa going to take away from Susie?
I’m just wondering, how often do people use the term “slushball” outside of Calvin and Hobbes?
then how good do you want to be, Calvin?
Calvin doesn’t want to be good at all.
It’s not always good to be good.
When she was good she was very very good and when she was bad she was phenomenal.
You’re a bad girl, Susie. :P
Slushball hurts a lot more.
“Four or five moments!”
That last panel is all of us at some point.
Don’t wannabe this good???? What else is new!!!!
Calvin as St Augustine lol.“Lord, make me good,BUT NOT YET”
You’ll just have to keep them, it’s your slush fund…
His comeuppance has caused a moral conundrum.
Calvin, accept it now. You will never, ever, get the better of Susie.
You set yourself up for all this, Calvin!
That’s what makes being good impressive to Santa (and everyone else). Everyone knows you don’t want to be good and you do it anyway!
Ah, the dilemma of our species; especially since we have the ability to rationalize any action good or bad.
Revenge is, indeed, best served cold. Slushy cold to be exact.
Calvin didn’t want to be this good… or this wet and this cold either.
like too many Americans
Suzie’s a lefty!
How strong is Calvin’s belief in Santa Claus compared to his belief in Hobbes? Santa never appears to him but Hobbes is always there.
I love that she knocked him out of his boots!
Saint Augustine, he clearly is not.
Calvin’s comment at the end reminds me of a quote in an essay by one of Hobbes’s favourite authors George Orwell.
In “The Art of Donald McGill”, Orwell comments on the mild bad behaviour of characters in McGill’s saucy comedy postcards which include drunkenness and flirting outside marriage. They also hint at sex before marriage but they seldom refer to adultery.
Orwell commented “Human beings want to be good but not that good and not all the time.”
The reason I consider George Orwell to be one of Hobbes’s favourite authors is that one of his comments to Calvin has been “Who would have thought Big Brother would go commercial.”
That quote can be considered both Orwellian and Hobbesian.
I’m with Calvin on this one! ;o}
Love Hobbes’s face and pose in the third panel!
I don’t think he can see well enough to hit her, anyway.
How will he hit anything with his eyes covered in slush?
Anyone out there agree with me that Calvin looks BETTER this way?!?
Calvin is a hypocrite.
Now Susie Derkins will get nothing for Christmas.
Susie is going to be sad. She’ll be singing “All I got for Christmas is a Lump of Coal”.
“Et tu, Susie?”
Susie’s OK with Santa. I’m sure she has plenty of goodness in the bank.
The existential angst of fighting your human nature.
You’re not from the North.
Well played by Hobbes. Does Santa bring Hobbes anything? Hobbes could have ulterior motives here.