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  • Tampa airport staff takes good care of boy’s forgotten stuffed animal

    06/19/2015 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | June 15, 2015 | Tribune staff
    <p>A 6-year-old boy who forgot his stuffed tiger Hobbes at Tampa International Airport when he went on vacation earlier this month got a big surprise upon returning home.</p> <p>Hobbes had been busy while he was in Houston.</p> <p>When the boy discovered he left behind his handmade tiger, his mother Amanda Lake called the airport to see if anyone could help find it.</p>
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page?

    06/08/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Pearls Before Swine ^ | 7JUN2014 | Stephan Pastis
    Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning. He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence. Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him. In fact, legend has it that when Steven Spielberg called to see if he wanted to make a movie, Bill wouldn’t even take the call. So it was with little hope of success that I set out to try and meet him last April. I was traveling through Cleveland on a book tour, and I knew that he...
  • “Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later

    09/18/2012 7:37:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 79 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 18, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog “Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later “Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later. I had nothing to with creating these cartoons – I am merely posting them here so that you can see them. There are four – and only four – but that’s enough to get the message across. You can see larger versions of the images by clicking twice on each image:Part 1: 2: 3: 4:
  • This Mortal Coil: Shangri-La & the 2nd Death

    02/05/2011 4:28:21 PM PST · by wizkid · 12 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 01/09/2011 | WizKId
    In the end of days, an elite class shall arise under a despot. While the elites shall enjoy every comfort, for the average citizen, life will become a living hell: More dominant males will go berserk, attacking females, juveniles and less dominant males. Sexual deviancy will become the norm. Males will pursue females relentlessly. Rates of bisexuality and homosexuality will skyrocket. In the final phase, all society will collapse. People will stop reproducing altogether, mothers will stop caring for and attack their young and our civilization shall disappear.
  • Tigers could be extinct within 12 years: WWF

    10/21/2010 2:23:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | October 21, 2010 | Unknown
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Tigers could become extinct within 12 years but a top level meeting in Russia next month could help reverse the decline, nature conservation body WWF said on Thursday. "The worse scenario is that the tiger could be gone when the next year of the tiger comes along, in 12 years," said Ola Jennersten, head of the international nature conservation programme at WWF Sweden. The organisation is leading a global campaign to attempt to double the number of tigers by 2022, when the next Chinese calendar year of the tiger comes around. > "Despite the gloomy figures, the...
  • 38 Snowmen Nightmares: Calvin and Hobbes In Real Life

    01/15/2010 3:42:58 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 25 replies · 1,750+ views
    Web Urbanist ^ | ? | Angie
    If you are not a fan of Calvin and Hobbes, a comic strip written and illustrated by Bill Watterson, then you may not know that Calvin was an imaginative little boy who created snowmen and put them in scenes that would be straight out of a snowman’s nightmare. Little Calvin would have the snowmen in scenes where the snowmen would die horrible, mostly painful, deaths. For ten winters, Calvin and Hobbes created entire worlds of snowmen living or dying in unhappily ever after ways. Here are some of the best snowmen nightmares, where fans of the comic strip created...
  • Britain is no longer a Christian nation

    06/27/2009 8:47:22 PM PDT · by ozguy · 11 replies · 837+ views ^ | 27 Jun 2009 | Rt Rev Paul Richardson
    If recent trends are any guide, many Church of England parishes will have been cheered by higher attendances at Easter services. The last published statistics for 2006/7 show rises of 7 and 5 per cent in church going at Christmas and Easter. But these figures are just about the only signs of hope for the church and certainly not the first green shoots of a revival. Other statistics make for gloomy reading. Annual decline in Sunday attendance is running at around 1 per cent. At this rate it is hard to see the church surviving for more than 30 years...
  • Monday Morning Humor

    12/29/2008 7:53:22 AM PST · by Borges · 9 replies · 1,489+ views
  • Calvin and Hobbes A favorite Cartoon to Share

  • Christmas Eve [Calvin and Hobbes]

    12/24/2006 4:25:00 PM PST · by Salem · 31 replies · 9,472+ views
    Internet ^ | ~ | Bill Waterson
  • The NAISture of Evil

    06/26/2006 3:01:27 PM PDT · by pubwvj · 374+ views ^ | 2006-06-01 | Walter Jeffries
    Just yesterday I was talking about this issue with one of my chickens. We were trying to figure out the nature of evil - where evil lies in the hearts of NAIS and men. On the one hand we have the beef exporters who push NAIS so they can reach foreign markets like Japan. This was the origin of what has become known as the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) which is the USDA's proposed plan for tracing the birth to death movement of every animal in the United States. I point out that Sam Sarpy, a rancher in Montana,...
  • 'Calvin and Hobbes' Creator Keeps Privacy

    10/22/2005 10:27:04 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 231 replies · 5,823+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 22, 2005 | Joe Milicia
    Maybe someday, officials will put up a statue marking this quaint village as the birthplace of "Calvin and Hobbes." Just don't expect cartoonist Bill Watterson to attend the unveiling ceremony. It's been nearly 10 years since he abruptly quit drawing one of the most popular comic strips of all time. Since then, he's been as absent as the precocious Calvin and his pet tiger, err, stuffed animal, Hobbes. Some call Watterson reclusive. Others say he just likes his privacy. "He's an introspective person," says his mother, Kathryn, standing at the front door her home, its yard covered by a tidy...
  • The unforgettable, irreplaceable Calvin (and Hobbes)

    10/08/2005 11:52:46 PM PDT · by E Rocc · 49 replies · 1,636+ views ^ | October 9, 2005 | Charles Solomon
    The unforgettable, irreplaceable Calvin By Charles Solomon During the all-too-brief time it ran — from Nov. 18, 1985, to Dec. 31, 1995 — "Calvin and Hobbes" was simultaneously the most old-fashioned and the most innovative comic strip in newspapers. Its creator, Bill Watterson, returned to the principles of polished draftsmanship, visual imagination and character-driven humor that have been the source of comic strips' popularity since their inception in the 1890s. But he applied those venerable principles in new ways to make his strip personal, contemporary and very, very funny. Comic strips have always been regarded as a part of popular...
  • Calvin & Hobbes Philisophy

    06/30/2005 7:21:20 AM PDT · by OB1kNOb · 82 replies · 3,489+ views
    various ^ | unsure | Bill Watterson-cartoonist
    Calvin & Hobbes Philosophy on Liberal Left-wing Pseudo-Intellectual Academia
  • Myth of the Hunter-Gatherer

    08/13/2004 12:07:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 846+ views
    Archaeology ^ | September/October 1999 Volume 52 Number 5 | Kenneth M. Ames
    On September 19, 1997, the New York Times announced the discovery of a group of earthen mounds in northeastern Louisiana. The site, known as Watson Brake, includes 11 mounds 26 feet high linked by low ridges into an oval 916 feet long. What is remarkable about this massive complex is that it was built around 3400 B.C., more than 3,000 years before the development of farming communities in eastern North America, by hunter-gatherers, at least partly mobile, who visited the site each spring and summer to fish, hunt, and collect freshwater mussels... Social complexity cannot exist unless I it...
  • Dawn of the Daddy State

    05/11/2004 1:53:32 PM PDT · by Publius · 8 replies · 222+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | June 2002 | Paul Starobin
    Last fall, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for Democracy, a federally funded agency chartered to spread liberty around the world, President George W. Bush delivered a speech holding out some "essential principles" as "common to every successful society in every culture." The first of these, the President declared, is that "successful societies limit the power of the state and the power of the military so that governments respond to the will of the people and not the will of the elite." That was what America had learned in its 200-year "journey" on the road...
  • Hunting Witches: Clearing the Record

    12/03/2003 9:12:11 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 58 replies · 1,506+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 3 dec 03 | Chuck Colson
    For many, the image of women burned to death for practicing witchcraft is a potent symbol of both Christian intolerance and Christian irrationality. That's why critics of Christianity are so quick to bring the subject up. But as a new book demonstrates, nearly everything we've been told about Christianity and witch-hunts is wrong. Feminists like Andrea Dworkin and Mary Daly claim that up to nine million European women were burned at the stake for witchcraft. And even non-feminist historians write about how the witch-hunts "consumed millions of innocents." Historian Rodney Stark calls these claims "absurd" and "nonsense." In his new...
  • Neocons dance a Strauss waltz....The New Liberal Mantra?

    05/09/2003 4:56:54 PM PDT · by woofie · 17 replies · 1,165+ views
    Asia Times ^ | May 9 o3 | Jim Lobe
    WASHINGTON - Is United States foreign policy being run by followers of an obscure German Jewish political philosopher whose views were elitist, amoral and hostile to democratic government? Suddenly, political Washington is abuzz about Leo Strauss, who arrived in the US in 1938 and taught at several major universities before his death in 1973. Following recent articles in the US press, and as reported in Asia Times Online This war is brought to you by ... in March, the cognoscenti are becoming aware that key neoconservative strategists behind the Bush administration's aggressive foreign and military policy consider themselves to be...
  • Hobbes - Leviathan Quoted

    04/20/2002 4:32:10 PM PDT · by PsyOp · 39 replies · 4,843+ views
    Personal Archives | 04-20-02 | PsyOp
    Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651. ACTION Men's actions are derived from the opinions they of the good or evil, which from those actions rebound unto themselves. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651. AMBITION All men that are ambitious of military command, are inclined to continue the causes of war; and to stir up trouble and sedition: for there is no honor military but by war; nor any such hope to mind an ill game, as by causing a new shuffle. - Thomas...