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  1. about 4 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    A classic case of reverse psychology.

    Or is it?

    The wonderful, oh-so-wonderful aspect of C&H is that Hobbes, in Calvin’s eyes, is a real tiger. Everyone else sees a stuffed tiger. (There is one incident where Calvin’s mom starts talking to Hobbes in “stuffed mode”, but I digress.)

    The charm of this particular strip is that Calvin wasn’t afraid at all. It was the child-like confidence in his tiger friend meeting the cowardice and paranoia of bully Moe that ended a potential conflict.

    One of the sweetest strips in the C&H canon. I love it.

  2. about 4 years ago on Big Nate

    Everyone is fully aware of Nate’s relationship with Mrs. Godfrey.

    Curious, I fired up NetFlix and watched the two-parter episode. It’s all about the relationship between a torturer and his victim.

    The parallel – and I use that word strongly (not equivalence) is relationship between torturer/tormentor/warden and prisoner gets blurred when both have something in common – in this case, Star Trek.

    We all know the feeling. We love the music of a certain band, we adore a movie star, we cheer on a sports team – but the moment that we discover that an adversary, a higher authority or flat-out enemy loves something as much as you do….

    …uh-oh. You have a mutual interest. And this always throws a wrench into the relationship, and it always seems to tarnish something we cherish.

    Red alert, indeed.

    Mrs. Godfrey is not my favourite person. While she may be a very good teacher, she is, at her core, a bully. When she umpired Nate’s baseball game and called a strike on a ball that bounced off home plate – and then sent Nate to the showers for losing his temper and challenging her judgement – sorry, everyone, but I lost all respect for Mrs. Godfrey.

    Here she is, suddenly being very friendly with Nate – and Nate quickly begins to humanize his harshest disciplinarian.

    I, too, would have my guard up, high and strong – and discovering that a mutual interest by a tormentor saps the joy out of something wonderful that is Star Trek.

  3. over 4 years ago on Big Nate

    I’ve always liked the character of Dee Dee. Glad to see more of her.

  4. over 4 years ago on Big Nate

    I’ve always liked SPG. He has a wide variety of talents, always employed (albeit underemployed) and consistently exerts a positive attitude.

    His potbelly, his Les Nessman-inspired bandaid on his balding forehead and his geeky persona keeps him single, which is a shame, as he has a beautiful heart. He’d make some lonely woman out there very happy. They aren’t treated with much respect, but they still maintain a positive attitude.

    The world is full of SPG’s. We love them because they are the silent, underappreciated best of what humanity has to offer each other.

    I know, because I am one of them.

  5. about 5 years ago on Free Range

    http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Crossword-Panic-of-1944/

  6. about 5 years ago on Betty

    Many of us Canadians are just as worried about the USA election as most Americans are. We Canadians – unless we have dual citizenships – cannot vote.

    To my American friends – please register to vote and vote. Please. It matters.

  7. about 5 years ago on Big Nate

    I adore that kid.

  8. about 5 years ago on Betty

    I enjoyed this particular strip.

  9. over 5 years ago on Luann

    Hooray!

  10. over 5 years ago on Luann

    And I wholeheartedly approve. Didn’t Michael and Deanna of “For Better or Worse” elope as well?