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Was it stealing from other kangaroos/marsupials?
I just checked the reruns — doesn’t fit there either. If someone has a copy of “The Complete Calvin and Hobbes” or “Calvin and Hobbes – Sunday Pages” this mystery could be resolved.
I’ve been wondering that myself — if you look at all the Sunday September 5th’s (indeed any of the similar inserted numbers) during the strip’s original run, none correspond correctly. I’m thinking those dates may be from a later set of reruns.
I think this is what the “punch line” (such as it is) is supposed to mean:In the late 1960’s, a number of the “Baby Bells” (regional operating companies of AT&T) used “Tel” as part of their public identity (e.g., Pacific Tel and Tel). Hence the cross-reference between “Tell” and the “Telephone Company.”Weak.
Thomas Bros. maps were excellent, especially if you had to navigate to the individual block level on an obscure side street in a major urban area (e.g., L. A.) They were also nicely printed — to me, a nicely drawn and printed map is a true work of art (and not just technical art, either).