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“Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later
wordpress ^ | September 18, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 09/18/2012 7:37:26 PM PDT by grundle

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1 posted on 09/18/2012 7:37:29 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Sweet. I miss Calvin and Hobbes.

Why Bacon?


2 posted on 09/18/2012 7:45:21 PM PDT by DManA
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To: grundle

I’ve really missed these guys.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 7:45:46 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: grundle

Thank you!


4 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:29 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1338 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: DManA

Calvin was named after John Calvin, Hobbes after Thomas Hobbes, so I am guessing Bacon is Francis Bacon.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 7:49:54 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

That is really clever.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:51:15 PM PDT by DManA
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To: grundle

Nice, I like the ending reference to “Calvinball”, the greatest game ever invented.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 7:53:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: grundle
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8 posted on 09/18/2012 7:54:31 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: grundle

What a great post. Thanks.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 7:56:34 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: LukeL

We came this close || to naming our second born Calvin. Went with Elliot (had a family antecedent). 18 years later I’m still second guessing myself.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 7:56:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: grundle

Sooo. Did he marry Susie?


11 posted on 09/18/2012 7:59:14 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: grundle

Sweet, and kind of sad.

I’m actually Calvin’s mother. He’s 18 now. Not much has changed since he was six, except that he’s now huge and has all these muscles everywhere, and his wild blond hair has been shaved high and tight. He still has a fabulous talent for getting in trouble and a crazy attitude. He just joined the US Marines so he can break things and blow stuff up without having me get mad at him.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 8:00:41 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: grundle
I just Knowed in my deepest-subconsciousness that, One Day,

Susie & Calvin would tie the knot!

And Old Hobbes is eternal!

As Geoffrey Rush in 1998 les Miserables would say

13 posted on 09/18/2012 8:01:37 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84
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To: grundle
Susie Derkins gets married to Calvin and they have a little girl?

Now that's a comic strip that has potential........

14 posted on 09/18/2012 8:02:44 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: grundle

Thank you for posting this! It made me smile!


15 posted on 09/18/2012 8:06:26 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: grundle

16 posted on 09/18/2012 8:08:11 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Boogieman

Indeed. Greatest cartoon ever and my all time favorite.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 8:11:54 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: DManA

“I miss Calvin and Hobbes.”

Yeah, me, too. I always laughed at that strip. One of my favorites is the frame where Calvin is running with a fire extinguisher saying, “Dad says there’s nothing like a roaring fire, but I don’t know!” or somesuch.

And the snowmen were inspirational.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 8:19:42 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
My favorite comic strip. I gave up the comic page when he stopped. I've got all three hardbound books.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 8:21:00 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: grundle

Cool.

Also ran across a nice kids book - Zita: The Space Girl

http://zitaspacegirl.com/


20 posted on 09/18/2012 8:26:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: grundle
“Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later

And is completely awesome.

21 posted on 09/18/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Living rent-free inside the heads of FRoman Catholics since 2006)
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To: grundle

This is for reelz??

cool


22 posted on 09/18/2012 8:30:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Indeed. Greatest cartoon ever and my all time favorite.

Don't be exclusive:
Pogo Possum,
Tumbleweeds,
Li'l Abner,
Opus/Bloom County,
Sherman's Lagoon,
Howard the Duck,
(current) Day by Day...

Cartoons can come closer to reality than most of the news.

PS: I omitted Malard Filmore because it is overtly political,
And I omitted Junkwaffle and Cheech Wizard because they fall totally outside polite society, talented and funny, but weird.

23 posted on 09/18/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by norton
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To: grundle

I miss Calvin & Hobbs loved the snow men.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 8:47:32 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: grundle; Wyatt's Torch
This is a nice tribute. Thanks for posting it. Brings back some happy memories.

Calvin and Hobbes was my all-time favorite cartoon strip. Tied for first with the Far Side, which was a single-panel cartoon. Both unbelievably consistent with their quality over a long period of time.

25 posted on 09/18/2012 8:50:59 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (I used to do a cartoon strip myself, and I know how hard that it is to do.)
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To: GeronL

Thanks for the link.


26 posted on 09/18/2012 8:58:29 PM PDT by grundle
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To: tanknetter

Thanks for posting that image!


27 posted on 09/18/2012 8:58:59 PM PDT by grundle
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To: stevio
Sooo. Did he marry Susie?

I'm pretty certain that that is Susie. But please remember that Calvin's parents' names were never mentioned in the original.

28 posted on 09/18/2012 9:01:04 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Bfl


29 posted on 09/18/2012 9:12:06 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: grundle

I can’t find the pic - but I used to have “The beatings will continue until morale improves” showing “Evil Calvin” posted in my office ...


30 posted on 09/18/2012 9:12:49 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Volunteer

AWESOME!! Made my entire day.


31 posted on 09/18/2012 9:13:12 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: ottbmare

My eyes got misty reading your post. The passing of years is bittersweet, but you raised a good boy. Mine is 10 and I am trying to savor each moment with him. God bless


32 posted on 09/18/2012 9:13:12 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: IncPen

ping


33 posted on 09/18/2012 9:14:27 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: grundle

Possibly the best post ever on FR. Thanks. A little smile before the storm.


34 posted on 09/18/2012 9:15:44 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: GeronL

Zita the Space Girl IS awesome and without bathroom type humor which I hate in modern children’s comics/movies etc. Plus the author/illustrator has 4 little girls himself and named the main character after one of them...good guy.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 9:24:58 PM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: mylife

ping


36 posted on 09/18/2012 9:32:55 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Time for some R & R. Respect and renew. Romney and Ryan)
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To: ozaukeemom

Poor Susie Dirkins! LOL


37 posted on 09/18/2012 9:35:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DogByte6RER
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38 posted on 09/18/2012 9:43:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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39 posted on 09/18/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: grundle

Of course it was Susie. Don’t be blasphemous. Calvin would never marry anybody else.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 9:55:03 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: grundle

Wow, thanks for these.A buddy of mine had these on his coffee table and I had never heard of them.Loved ‘em from the start.The same friend was killed by a wrong way driver while moving back to FLA from LA 10 years ago.I always think of him and Calvin and Hobbs together.Miss you, Mark.


41 posted on 09/18/2012 9:55:57 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: norton
I omitted Malard Filmore because it is overtly political,

And "Day by Day" isn't.

Riiiiight....

42 posted on 09/18/2012 10:21:17 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: thulldud

Day by day sucks.

It’s so overtly PC.


43 posted on 09/18/2012 10:22:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: stevio
Sooo. Did he marry Susie?

Well, Mr. Bun was mentioned in the first strip, and he belonged to Susie.

44 posted on 09/18/2012 10:24:28 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: grundle
I read all the Calvin and Hobbes books to my son at bedtime.... many, many, many, many times over (and over and over)!! It got so he could recite each ending before I got there, and we make C&H jokes all the time.

Now, he's "too old" for "that kind of stuff". But I'll always have the memories.

45 posted on 09/18/2012 10:24:49 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: thulldud

DXD never made me belly laugh.
Not a single time.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 10:25:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: grundle

Thanks for sharing...loved Calvin and Hobbes.


47 posted on 09/18/2012 10:32:03 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: grundle

The mere mentioning of Calvin & Hobbes once made me laugh out loud during Easter Mass.


48 posted on 09/18/2012 10:45:41 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: norton
Wow. I'm the other surviving Cheech Wizard fan. Vaughn Bode was brilliant but his was a very silly and self-destructive end.

Calvin and Hobbes, however, was in a class of its own. And this is a very sweet tribute. 26 years. I'm feeling kind of old.

49 posted on 09/18/2012 10:46:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: thulldud

BTW Patrick F Mcmanus Married Bun.


50 posted on 09/18/2012 11:04:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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