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Calvin & Hobbes Philisophy
various ^ | unsure | Bill Watterson-cartoonist

Posted on 06/30/2005 7:21:20 AM PDT by OB1kNOb

Calvin & Hobbes Philosophy on Liberal Left-wing Pseudo-Intellectual Academia


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KEYWORDS: calvin; calvinandhobbes; funny; hobbes; laughfortheday; turass; witty
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Everyone needs to laugh each day - otherwise we start taking life too seriously, so let's laugh @ the dimlibs, just don't turn your back on them. :-)

1 posted on 06/30/2005 7:21:22 AM PDT by OB1kNOb
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To: OB1kNOb

I'm laughing at your spelling of Philosophy

It's spelled "colostomy".


2 posted on 06/30/2005 7:23:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: OB1kNOb

Our sons read (and re-read) Calvin & Hobbes just about daily. At 9 and 12, they are exposed to a lot of political drivel at school. Calvin & Hobbes provides them with a great antidote, to say nothing of excellent vocabulary!


3 posted on 06/30/2005 7:24:33 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: OB1kNOb
Shame that Watterston holstered his pen. I always did like Calvin and Hobbes.
4 posted on 06/30/2005 7:25:01 AM PDT by Bombardier (Scratch a Democrat, find a traitor. There are NO good Democrats. Period.)
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To: Think free or die

And do they play Calvinball?


5 posted on 06/30/2005 7:27:37 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: OB1kNOb
Everyone needs to laugh each day - otherwise we start taking life too seriously, so let's laugh @ the dimlibs, just don't turn your back on them. :-)

OK....

6 posted on 06/30/2005 7:28:19 AM PDT by pookie18 (Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: Bombardier

Bill Watterson grew up in my hometown of Chagrin Falls, OH. Great guy; so is his father, who I believe still services on the Village Council.

I miss Calvin & Hobbes.


7 posted on 06/30/2005 7:29:39 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: AppyPappy

Oops. Just shows what one little letter can do.


8 posted on 06/30/2005 7:31:15 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: Think free or die

It will always remain one of my favorite strips. Watterson had such a way of getting across a message through a funny comic strip.


9 posted on 06/30/2005 7:33:38 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: GianniV

Me too... (sniff).

I wonder what B. Watterson is doing with his talent now.


10 posted on 06/30/2005 7:34:35 AM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: SandyInSeattle; Petronski; Lijahsbubbe; Tabi Katz; cyborg; Slings and Arrows

ping


11 posted on 06/30/2005 7:35:14 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham (Moldau)
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To: Bombardier

I agree. Watterson could convey more in a simple comic strip than most editorial writers can ever express.


12 posted on 06/30/2005 7:35:49 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: OB1kNOb
The greatness that was Calvin and Hobbes is summed up in this particular strip. Any daily comic strip that can use phrases like The dynamics of interbeing and monological imperatives in Dick and Jane: A study in psychic transrelational gender modes goes into the cartoon pantheon alongside the likes of Bugs Bunny introducing kids to classical music.
13 posted on 06/30/2005 7:35:50 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Register to vote as a Dem! You get to vote in their primaries and it screws up their polling data!)
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To: Bombardier
Me too. I liked the one where the father is explaining to Calvin that the world didn't come into color until the 1930s. Paintings before that time became colorized but movies before that time didn't because they were photos of a black and white world. I can't wait to use that on my own kids.
14 posted on 06/30/2005 7:36:52 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: pookie18

Pookie......you do brighten my day with your wonderful daily post. Keep up the great work. Bless you.


15 posted on 06/30/2005 7:38:00 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: Gefreiter
"And do they play Calvinball?"

I don't know. It's possible that they call it something else. I've not heard them mention it, but they sometimes devolve into "Brother-speak" and I don't know what they're talking about.

16 posted on 06/30/2005 7:38:26 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: GianniV

Whatever happened to Bill and why did he stop such a great comic strip in 1995?


17 posted on 06/30/2005 7:42:34 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: OB1kNOb
It will always remain one of my favorite strips. Watterson had such a way of getting across a message through a funny comic strip.

And the real beauty is that, like Peanuts, they're timeless -- they're as funny and penetrating now as they were when first published.

Compare and contrast to, e.g., Bloom County, which was great for its time, but didn't age well at all.

18 posted on 06/30/2005 7:42:38 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Personal Responsibility

Precisely. On both counts.


19 posted on 06/30/2005 7:43:23 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: OB1kNOb
Whatever happened to Bill and why did he stop such a great comic strip in 1995?

IIRC, he wanted to stop before he started rehashing old material.

20 posted on 06/30/2005 7:44:33 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: stevio
I liked the one where the father is explaining to Calvin that the world didn't come into color until the 1930s.

That is my all time favorite. I've used it several times in discussions with young children. The look on their face (as well as their parents) is great!

21 posted on 06/30/2005 7:45:19 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: RosieCotton

Ping. Just because.

I miss C&H...


22 posted on 06/30/2005 7:45:42 AM PDT by JenB
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To: Bombardier

Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic strip of all time. The imagination he embellished his characters with was outstanding. In fact, I used to subscribe to the LA Times, simply because they carried Calvin and Hobbes. Once they no longer carried it, my subscription was terminated.


23 posted on 06/30/2005 7:47:39 AM PDT by Lurkus Maximus
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To: OB1kNOb

I think the end of that strip has Calvin laying awake in bed with his eyes wide open. LOL.


24 posted on 06/30/2005 7:49:05 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: r9etb
...he wanted to stop before he started rehashing old material.

Surely there's enough new stuff happening nowadays to replenish his inkwell. Lord knows we could all use his daily insight today to brighten thing up and make us laugh again.

25 posted on 06/30/2005 7:49:11 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: Think free or die; Gefreiter

I figure you would both like this :)

http://www.simplych.com/cb_rules.htm


27 posted on 06/30/2005 7:50:09 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Register to vote as a Dem! You get to vote in their primaries and it screws up their polling data!)
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To: OB1kNOb

I got most of his collection books before my kids were born. My daughter found the books a couple of years ago tucked away in a box (Forgotten during many moves while I was in the Navy). Its a pleasant surprise to find one sitting on the couch in the living room where she left it. Ill pick it up and read it from cover to cover. The old jokes still crack me up.


28 posted on 06/30/2005 7:53:31 AM PDT by myself6 (Nazi = socialist , democrat=socialist , therefore democrat = Nazi)
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To: OB1kNOb
Surely there's enough new stuff happening nowadays to replenish his inkwell.

Well, that's the difference between C&H and Bloom County. What's new today, is old hat and trite three years from now. Watterson didn't really spend much time on daily issues -- he was more focused on timeless stuff. It'd be hard to keep that up for 365 strips/year forever.

29 posted on 06/30/2005 7:54:46 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: OB1kNOb
Whatever happened to Bill and why did he stop such a great comic strip in 1995?

If you're really interested, pick up his Tenth Anniversary volume, it has the history of Watterson (written by himself) as a cartoonist as well as a history of Calvin and Hobbes. Also has a short synopsis of various strips/series through the years.

30 posted on 06/30/2005 7:55:35 AM PDT by Ranxerox
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To: Personal Responsibility

PR,
Thanks, yes I did.

"Q to 12"...


31 posted on 06/30/2005 7:55:54 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: OB1kNOb

I have an 8 year-old who, when wearing a striped shirt, is the dead ringer for Calvin

We have spent hours reading and re-reading the Calvin and Hobbes comics!!


32 posted on 06/30/2005 8:00:11 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: Think free or die
sometimes devolve into "Brother-speak" and I don't know what they're talking about.

My twin daughters do that. It's real freaky!

33 posted on 06/30/2005 8:00:17 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (This is not your granddaddy's America)
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To: Think free or die
"Our sons read (and re-read) Calvin & Hobbes just about daily"

My daughter (now grown) wore her calvin and hobbes books out, now my grandson has his own and reads them over and over! Both have had superior vocabularies from pre-school to present, but that may be just because smart kids love C&H!

:)

34 posted on 06/30/2005 8:01:43 AM PDT by two23
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To: Ranxerox

Great idea! That will be on top of my gift list and my birthday is next week, so maybe, just maybe............


35 posted on 06/30/2005 8:05:11 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: KosmicKitty

All your son needs now is a stuffed tiger.


36 posted on 06/30/2005 8:07:00 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: r9etb

I'd settle for a new strip once a week, once a month.....just anything...something.....


37 posted on 06/30/2005 8:08:50 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth rocked)
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To: r9etb
Compare and contrast to, e.g., Bloom County, which was great for its time, but didn't age well at all.

True! I was a serious Bloom County fan, but now it provides little more than some '80s nostalgia. Worst of all, though, is the way Berke Breathed went and jumped the shark--he can't do funny to save his life today.

38 posted on 06/30/2005 8:14:18 AM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: OB1kNOb
C&H is still running every day in sequential order here...

http://www.ucomics.com/calvinandhobbes/


39 posted on 06/30/2005 8:36:26 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: stevio
the father is explaining to Calvin that the world didn't come into color until the 1930s.

I liked the one where the father is explaing the weight limit signs on bridges, driving larger and larger trucks over them until they collapse. I miss C&H!

40 posted on 06/30/2005 8:36:38 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: Gefreiter
And do they play Calvinball?

A lot of what goes on in academia is the intellectual version of Calvinball.

41 posted on 06/30/2005 8:41:11 AM PDT by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: OB1kNOb
Whatever happened to Bill and why did he stop such a great comic strip in 1995?

My understanding is that he wanted to quit while he was ahead rather than risk having the strip get tired and stale. He certainly didn't need any more money at that point (unless he wasted it on some damnfool thing, which he presumably didn't), and could thus make the decision on purely creative grounds.

42 posted on 06/30/2005 8:43:35 AM PDT by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: steve-b
A lot of what goes on in academia is the intellectual version of Calvinball.

The SCOTUS has definitely been playing Calvinball with our Constitution lately.

Fortunately, that fellow who wants to build "Lost Liberty Hotel" understands Calvinball rules, too! ;o)

43 posted on 06/30/2005 8:45:24 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA and SAS) WI Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Thank you for the Calvinball rules. My boys definitely play Calvinball - in all of its forms!

They little rowdies are off at swim practice just now, but I see we have "Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat" sitting across the room, waiting to be picked up this afternoon. C&H rule.

44 posted on 06/30/2005 9:21:16 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: two23
"smart kids love C&H!"

Our boys not only love C&H, but also go for Charles Addams. Smart and just a little twisted . . . they fit into the family just fine!

45 posted on 06/30/2005 9:24:32 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: OB1kNOb

Actually, you may want to wait a tad. On October 5th, they'll be releasing "The Complete Calvin and Hobbes", a hardbound 3 volume set of every C&H strip every published. It'll be 1400 pages worth of Calvin.


46 posted on 06/30/2005 9:42:40 AM PDT by Starter
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To: Think free or die

>to say nothing of excellent vocabulary!

My jedis insult each other by calling each other "big ugly galoot"! Straight from C and H.

Hysterical!


47 posted on 06/30/2005 9:45:18 AM PDT by 2Jedismom (The light at the end of the tunnel is most certainly not a train.)
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To: Starter

Making the change from birthday gift list to Christmas gift list..... Thanks!


48 posted on 06/30/2005 9:46:02 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I just want to celebrate another day of living. I just want to celebrate life. - Rare Earth)
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To: stevio
The last cartoon Dec 31, 1995


49 posted on 06/30/2005 9:52:13 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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