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Will someone, anyone, please acknowledge the noodle incident? For the love of man, please make it go away!
I like where you’re going with that. That would REALLY make it perfect.
We seem to be forgetting, if Calvin took a common sense approach to everything, well then, we wouldn’t have a strip.
To Anool; Thanks for the heads up. While it wasn’t a long article it gave a lot of insight into Mr. Watterson’s thought process.
As far as the appeal of Calvin and Hobbes, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that, while Calvin is a handfull, he’s not a stupid kid. He’s the smart kid with the vivid imagination that we all wanted to be when were growing up. I would even venture to say that the IQ of the average Calvin and Hobbes-ophile is anywhere from 10-15 points higher than that of the average comic strip reader because we understand Calvin and like that kind of kid. So let’s all admit that we are Calvin and Hobbes snobs. Hey, maybe that can be a club, sorta like G.R.O.S.S.
Once again those of you who were deprived of your childhoods seem to be taking this too seriously. It is a comic strip folks. Calvin is a drawing. As far as Hobbes is concerned, he, I believe is Calvin’s Id, his voice of reason that Calvin never seems to want to listen to. The periodic attacks Calvin receives from Hobbes are the battle between what Calvin knows is right and what he really wants to do, whether it’s right or wrong.
Now, so much for the psychobabble, isn’t panel three HY-LARIOUS?
Hey Superfrog, isn’t it funny how lefties are always getting into trouble and causing a commotion. Yeah, lefties are always up to no good and…….hey, wait….I’m a leftie…..uhhhhh…never mind.
I have a presentation to do today, I think I’ll throw “extra good” in and see how many C&H fans are in the room.
Just when I thought I had found somplace to escape the political spittle, someone takes a comic strip and uses it for their own agenda. Why don’t we, just for once, in just these spaces ,accept the value of the strip without going into our own personal feelings about the state of the world today. The are hundreds of blogs out there that talk about the issues the minority of you want to talk about. Could you go join one of those and leave the rest of us to Calvin’s exploits in peace?