Born in 1966. Live in the UK. Favourite strip is Calvin and Hobbes so - like many others - I have taken my username from it. My second favourite is Andy Capp.
Cats have been getting rough treatment in these strips recently.
At least, he’s hoping for a silent night.
“The sun will come out tomorrow.”
He could be an Italian Idiot.
The first two Marx Brothers movies were big hits and they led to the Marx Brothers getting a contract with Paramount for three more movies. These were less successful and that may have been due to the Great Depression. The first two Marx Brothers movies were in 1929 and 1930 but the other three were in 1931, 1932 and 1933 when the Depression was strongest. Paramount did not renew their contract and Zeppo Marx left the team.
An MGM producer called Irving Thalberg signed the remaining Marx Brothers up for two movies. These were A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races which turned out to be the most financially successful Marx Brothers movies. Irving Thalberg died during the production of A Day At The Races and they never had as good a producer again although they would make three more movies for MGM.
That was a Star Wars reference. Han Solo calls Obi Wan Kenobi a fool and that question was Obi Wan’s reply.
One of the more likeable teenage hippy characters is Shaggy Rogers in the wonderful Scooby Doo cartoons. Originally made by Hanna-Barbera, they are now made by Warner Bros. In the series called “Shaggy and Scooby Doo Get A Clue”, Shaggy and Scooby were separated from their usual friends and pitted against a Nazi-like villain called Dr Phibes (after a Vincent Price villain) who kept referring to Shaggy as a hippy. Other than this, Shaggy is mainly identified as a hippy by his slang “Like, yoicks, man!”
Dr Phibes’s Nazi credentials were his German accent and the fact that he actually does a Nazi salute in the opening credits of each of the twenty-six episodes. One critic has described the character as a cross between Dr Evil, Dr Strangelove and Colonel Klink. Dr Phibes has a steel hand like that of Dr Strangelove and it is his steel hand that does the Nazi salute on the credits.
You have seen Martin before but at a distance. He was the teenage boy in the hammock whom Red was preparing to soak with sprinklers. You said that you would love to see Calvin do that to his Dad. Calvin has certainly done similar things to his Dad.
When I was at high school, the teacher rolled up a newspaper to kill a wasp that was in the classroom. Another boy said, “Don’t kill it. Open a window and it will fly out.” I replied, “Or others will fly in.”
He was made a baseball outfielder in the famous baseball story arc last reprinted in 2020. With his overactive imagination and his ignorance of the rules of baseball, it was a disaster.
Earlier on in the story arc, Calvin had told Hobbes that he preferred games where they make up their own rules and Hobbes replied that the part he likes best is arguing about the rules they make up. Towards the end of the story arc, Calvin complained to Hobbes “The other kids mocked me when I didn’t play baseball then yelled at me when I did play.”