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Beetroot
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Is anyone a fan of Calvin and Hobbes?

I re-read my collection of books about once a year and I cry with laughter some of the time.

If you like them, what are your favourite bits?
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Oh geeze, just thinking about this gets me choked up. Must be that image of them on the sled.

I found that strip after it had been around a while, so it took a while to catch on about the nature of Hobbes and Calvin's cinematic 'worldview'.
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My wife thinks I'm a bit like Calvin. Especially the one where he thinks he's invisible and his Mum catches him naked stealing cookies from the jar. Smile
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The greatest comic strip ever.

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Almost anything with his "transmogrifier" to start. I use that word in magic all the time now because of that strip. Other favourites:

The snowman "House of Horrors"
The invading snowman army
Calvin's poetry (i.e. the one about his "alien abduction", where they stole his ability to do arithmetic)
Calvin becomes so disgusted with humans he decides to become an animal like Hobbes, strips off his clothes, and runs into the woods.

Definitely my favourite comic strip ever.

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Man, I miss Calvin & Hobbes. Click here to get your daily fix.

One of my favorites is the one where Calvin wonders about the origins of milk-drinking.
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I know that I'm short of about one book to get all of the strips. I can probably look forward to that this Christmas.

It's actually quite touching at times as well as hilarious. What about the one with the racoon which dies? Sob!

I also love Cavin's face when he's sat at his stall selling things like "frank comments about your looks" for 50 cents.
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My all time,all time favorite strip. I especially like that Waterman(?) My memory is failing me right now, choose to remain anonymous, and not become a "sell out" like Schultz and Davis.

If I had to pick my favorite, I guess I'd choose the one where Calvin is hammering nails into the coffee table, his mother comes along and asks "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!??" Calvin looks down at the nails and then back at her and says "is this a trick question?" Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Bill - that's one of my absolute favourites.

Another favourite (amongst many) is the one where Calvin is wearing a crash helmet and has pillow strapped to either side of his body. He walks past his mom, mentioning as he passes that they seem to have run out of gunpowder.
The next picture is of Calvin sat (dressed normally) on his bed and shouting back at his bedroom door "What?! I didn't do anything yet!".

Classic stuff.
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Man, I miss Calvin. My favorites are those in which he builds snowmen.

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my fav is: -

Calvin 'Hobbs .... what's a pronoun?'

Hobbs 'A noun that has lost its amateur status ?'

Calvin '...... maybe I'll get a point for originalilty?'
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I'm sitting here with Volume 1 of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes cracking up all over again. What a fantastic set! Check out the reviews at Amazon (linked above) for details on the quality. Gotta go...
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My favorite Calvin and Hobbes is when Calvin climbs out his bed room window and walks to a payphone to wake up his father and asks him if he knows where he (Calvin) is.
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I have so many. I love the one when Calvin wakes up at 3:00am and screams, "MOM I AM THIRSTY!!!" Mom is startled awake, still half asllep makes her way to the kitchen, gets Calvin a drink, takes it to him, and he says, "What's this? Just water?"

Then there is one where it is again 3:00am and Calvins parents are standing in his doorway still half asllep and very angry. Calvin is in his bed surrounded by horns, drums, tambureines, etc. and he looks at them and says, "Jeez! I gotta have a reason for EVERYTHING?!" Smile
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Rats! Blaster jammed!
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Man 'o' man how I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes!!!

It and "Bloom County" are my favorites. (I have ALL of the collection books!)

If I HAD to pick a favorite 'run' of C&H strips, it would be the one of his "School Photos"...The "Crisco" in the hair is just CLASSIC!! Astro-Boy...I still giggle over that one!!

I, for one, would LOVE to see a 'live-action' movie version of the strip...there is SOOOOOO much that could be done with this material!

As for my all-time favorite single strip?

The finale....All that open snow and Calvin and his side-kick Hobbes contimpulating the adventures to be had...

THAT is classic comic writing at it's best.

I miss you Calvin.

I miss you Hobbes.

You represent my childhood more perfectly than anything else could ever come close to.

Thank you Mr. Watterson....You wrote the real "Magic".

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On 2005-10-08 00:54, Professor Piper wrote:
Man 'o' man how I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes!!!

I, for one, would LOVE to see a 'live-action' movie version of the strip...there is SOOOOOO much that could be done with this material!



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On 2003-07-28 16:30, Beetroot wrote:
Is anyone a fan of Calvin and Hobbes?

I re-read my collection of books about once a year and I cry with laughter some of the time.

If you like them, what are your favourite bits?


Anything with a snowman!

And the last episode where the babysitter learns how to play Calvinball!
"All the world's a stage, but the play is badly cast!" - Oscar Wilde
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On 2005-10-08 00:54, Professor Piper wrote:
Man 'o' man how I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes!!!

It and "Bloom County" are my favorites. (I have ALL of the collection books!)

If I HAD to pick a favorite 'run' of C&H strips, it would be the one of his "School Photos"...The "Crisco" in the hair is just CLASSIC!! Astro-Boy...I still giggle over that one!!

I, for one, would LOVE to see a 'live-action' movie version of the strip...there is SOOOOOO much that could be done with this material!


I did a search on internet movie data base for Tress MacNeil and discovered she has "Calvin and Hobbs" as a voice job she did. So there's something out there somewhere!
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I was in China about two years ago and on Sunday the English language newspaper ran Calvin and Hobbes just like a first run comic. Brought tears to my eyes - but then I started thinking.... The 1980s / early 1990s were a huge economic boom time in the U.S. It was the same time that Calvin and Hobbes ran. Now it's running in China - and, whaddayaknow, huge economic boom time there. Hmmmm. Coincidence? I think not. The true secret to modern economics is hidden within Calvin and Hobbes.

AMERICA! Return to your roots! Did Cathy ever put more steak on the table for you? NO! Was the Internet developed on Beetle Bailey's watch? OF COURSE NOT! Go out and buy every Calvin and Hobbes anthology today! LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
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