February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
“Attack of the Coed Cannibals” — whom exactly are the coeds going to be eating?
I like the sound of the movie with…..coed cannibals.
Blood! Blood! And more blood!
As of 2021, know of anyone who has a VCR? No, not DVD nor Blu-ray.
But Calvin will be hit hard by: “Sir, what’s your name and age?”
I don’t remember this arc….but it just can’t turn out good.
“watch TV and be good”? He can do the first…the second on the other hand…
By the time they get back. DFACs will be waiting and maybe DHS too.
Three anachronisms: rotary dial phone, a VCR and a video store. Heh, I remember reading this strip when it was first published.
The parents will rue the day they came up with that plan!!!
90s, me and my brother were home by ourselves while our parents were out. I was 8, he was 12. Watching tv and saw an ad for Sports Illustrated. The best part was if you call and order a subscription in the next 10 minutes, they’ll throw in this cool looking basketball AND the Swimsuit Issue, at no additional cost! I wanted the basketball, and my brother wanted, well… Anyway his strategy was to keep the free stuff and return the subscription issues back to the post office, that way we wouldn’t have to pay for them. Genius plan.
We got all the stuff two weeks later. Dad kept the subscription, but mom trashed the Swimsuit Issue and gave the ball to a kid in the neighborhood. To this day I wonder why it was so easy for my brother to order over over the phone like that. Did whoever was taking his info care that they were speaking to a child?
Leaving a six-year-old alone for hours?
This is a horrible idea. You don’t leave a 6 year old child alone for 2 hours. Terrible parenting.
How old is Calvin supposed to be? I thought it was around 6 to 8.
Anything with “Attack” in the title gets a Hobbes worked up.
So, they’re leaving him at home unsupervised?!? Doesn’t that qualify this strip for classification as Sci-Fi?
Reminds me of a movie from 1989 called “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death”, about a tribe of man eating women living in the Amazon. Starred Shannon Tweed and Adrienne Barbeau, and featured Bill Maher as their intended victim. This was back when Bill was just a struggling actor/comedian before going political.
Have to admire Hobbes’ taste in flicks…classy! :D
Coed cannibals ! Did someone say coed canibals ?
This arc looks very promising that Calvin won’t do anything bad!
Calvin’s parents must be psychotic or insanely selfish to put a night out over the safety of their son (and the rest of the neighborhood).
I see a Rosalyn in his (very) near future!
You know, after hearing so much about it, I want to see that movie too. Mostly, just to get it out of the way.
My girlfriend still has a brand new, unopened vcr. Probably worth $$$$.
An anagram of “Attack of the Coed Cannibals” is “’Sonofab*tch! Attacked clean.”
Ahhh, the days when VCRs were still fairly new and expensive, but you could rent one from a video store! Hopefully Videorama has a delivery guy to bring the VCR and tapes to the house; no way would Calvin try to walk all the way to the store to lug them home!
Someone needs to call Child Protective Services, stat.
VCR is in the attic and gaming consoles play DVD and Blu-ray
If you’re real lucky, they’ll have “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death”.
Yes, that’s a real movie starring Adrienne Barbeau and Bill Maher (yes, that Bill Maher). Someday, I’ll have to watch it.
i have them all….been around a long time
Maybe they have “Busty Babes of Broadway.”
Pretty sure that would be illegal but…_absolutely hilarious!_
In 2021, she would be reported to police for child endangerment.
FWIW, in Fairfax County, VA children over the age of 10 can be left unsupervised for up to three hours during daylight and early evening hours.
What Calvin may be missing, is that there may not be any RCA plugs at the back of the TV, and if the aerial is connected by 300 Ω pair, then he’s sunk.
Calvin is six. That is too young to be left alone, even in 1991.
Oops, I didn’t mean to spoil it yesterday.
So….how is he going to pay for this, much less actually get the movie to his house? I never heard of a movie delivery service.
They will get in enough trouble realistically, without the bs of theoretically renting an undeliverable movie.
If Calvin hates girls so much then why is he always trying to see movies that feature scantily clad females?
When the cat is away the rats will play.
I have mine still and over 200 tapes! I take care of them.
All 3, plus a Sony CD jukebox that holds 50+1 CDs.
So how does Calvin pay for this?
Those of us who remember when if something broke, you GOT IT REPAIRED!
Well … I just hope mom and dad enjoyed their laugh yesterday. It may be a long time before they do that again.
The level of technology reveals the time frame
What could go wrong?
Yes, I still have one. Don’t use it much.
Rent a VCR. Ah, the Reagan years.
Rent with what? Doubt that his parents left any cash or credit cards lying around.