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BenjaminBirdie
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(02-01-2011, 02:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kano On The Phone

This thread is awesome, but please, please stop with this shit. Nonsense like this is like posting a phone camera picture of a great painting. Nothing can touch the heart and relevance of the comic itself, and everything even remotely referencing Calvin and Hobbes and not done by Bill Watterson is just completely trite and unnecessary and detracts from celebrating the comic.

This is a "here, this is my favorite Calvin and Hobbes comic" thread, not a "hey, I found something vaguely related to Calvin and Hobbes on StumbleUpon 2 years ago let me show you because I just have to have something to post" thread.

Holy shit, THANK YOU. Could not agree more.

Thanks to this read I'm going to be up all night poring through my collections....
Laurentius
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(02-01-2011, 03:59 AM)
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Thanks for finding those Botolf! I'm laughing so hard right now.

"Earth is prime real estate!"

"Location, location, location."



"Who cares about leaves?! What useless knowledge!"

"I believe that's poison sumac you're holding."

"This? What makes you say that?"


And I think my favorite part:

"Where are the girl scouts?"

"They suddenly had to go earn a merit badge. Where's Hobbes?"


And the picture of the aliens dressed up in Christmas stockings is absolutely priceless.
Cyan
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(02-01-2011, 06:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Botolf

Awesome! I was looking for this one earlier. Calvin's last line is seriously one of my favorite quotes of all time. When someone at work asked me to put up an inspirational quote on the main whiteboard, this was what I put there.
Cyan
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(02-01-2011, 06:10 AM)
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Another one that I don't think has been posted yet:

Spaceman Spiff
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(02-01-2011, 06:18 AM)
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Calvin's drawings always crack me up:



"HOLES FROM SHELLS" :lol
CzarTim
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(02-01-2011, 06:23 AM)
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If a kid drew that today...
Oozer3993
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(02-01-2011, 06:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by czartim

If a kid drew that today...

Imagine if this strip ran today:



People then were not happy that it showed a boy fantasizing sending a missile into his own school. As Watterson said in the 10th Anniversary Book, "Apparently some of my readers have never been children."
LCfiner
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(02-01-2011, 07:07 AM)
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this thread needs the actual T-Rex in F-14 comic and not just the scan off the back cover of the treasury collection


How About No
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(02-01-2011, 07:21 AM)
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I forgot about the Car arc. Right after the Break-In arc, too.
undrtakr900
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(02-01-2011, 07:24 AM)
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[insert AllofThem .gif]

I own all the books since I was little, my mom used to get me one every birthday/christmas I have like a stack of like 15 books in my room including the special anniversary edition :D



I love Calvin's back-n-forth with the monsters



Good question :lol



[IMG]http://i53.************/2eklws1.gif[/IMG]

I always loved the Calvin/Susie relationship dynamic
How About No
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(02-01-2011, 07:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Salmonax

I like this one.

This one was apparently printed the day after I was born. It may mean something.
ResidentDante
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(02-01-2011, 07:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

Loved Calvin and Hobbes. I'm shocked I could actually find this one:

That's the very strip that got me into Calvin and Hobbes (or Tommy and the Tiger as we call them in Norway :P)
rodvik
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(02-01-2011, 08:01 AM)
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My son (age 8) introduced me to Calvin and Hobbes this year.

Life is awesome.
undrtakr900
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(02-01-2011, 08:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slevin140

Thread just made my morning.

And:



I loved Calvin's alternate personas so much.

Bravo.

God this thread is bringing back so many memories!
jetjevons
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(02-01-2011, 09:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by How About No

This one was apparently printed the day after I was born. It may mean something.

This. More dr. Calvin and Susie strips. So hysterical.
smurfx
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(02-01-2011, 09:01 AM)
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its weird i don't have any recollection of calvin and hobbes as a kid even though i was an 80's kid. i know i would of absolutely loved it too and drawing it especially. garfield was my comic of choice as a kid. i think i will get that calvin and hobbes collection since i really like reading the strips whenever they are posted. i like these three strips i just read at another thread.

[IMG]http://i53.************/2r7pqa8.gif[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i55.************/28stvld.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i54.************/20ids14.jpg[/IMG]
Jakeh111
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(02-01-2011, 09:05 AM)
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Couldnt find the strip but this bought a tear to my eye.

LCfiner
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(02-01-2011, 09:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jakeh111

Couldnt find the strip but this bought a tear to my eye.

[IMG]http://copingkoala.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/thefuture.jpg[IMG]

because it's not an actual C&H strip. it's just some fan art
Jakeh111
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(02-01-2011, 09:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by LCfiner

because it's not an actual C&H strip. it's just some fan art

Really, I guess my memory was tainted by fan art
MattKeil
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(02-01-2011, 09:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by LCfiner

because it's not an actual C&H strip. it's just some fan art

The caption doesn't even make sense.
Spaceman Spiff
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(02-01-2011, 09:32 AM)
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This thread needs more G.R.O.S.S.:



I fucking adore this strip.
Mumei
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(02-01-2011, 09:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by GhaleonEB

Personally, I love any time Roslyn the baby sitter arrived. Especially the time Calvin locker her homework in the bathroom. :D

I love the final story arc with Rosalyn a lot - I read a post about it from a Christian theological perspective that was pretty interesting, even if I don't really buy the whole thing. The strips that tell that story are on the page.

I would post something, but people keep posting all of my favorites.
GuitarAtomik
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(02-01-2011, 05:12 PM)
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So I'm a little freaked out. For years I remembered seeing a Calvin and Hobbes animated cartoon. I remember it was just a one time, 30 minute thing, and it was a special and not meant to be a pilot or anything. It aired on Halloween, was kind of dark, and I remember part of it was Calvin imagining himself as Spaceman Spiff. I think I remember it actually airing as a double thing with a similar Far Side cartoon. Now that I think about it, I think it might have been one special with 15 minutes for each strip.

But after checking Wikipedia, apparently there was NEVER a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon even though it was discussed at one time. So WTF? Did I just have one of the coolest dreams ever and mistake it for memory? I still remember a lot of it and that it was awesome but apparently this thing does not exist.

EDIT: Ok apparently the Far Side one does exist (I had to double check) but it was a 30 minute thing on its own. The weird thing is it aired around the same time as I remember the Calvin cartoon. I'm starting to think I had a dream about it induced by the Far Side one.
The Technomancer
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(02-01-2011, 05:19 PM)
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Yeah, as soon as I finish buying The Complete Bloom County volumes C&H is definitely next on my list. Damn, this thread brings back so many memories.
DrForester
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(02-01-2011, 05:20 PM)
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I really want to start picking up the Peanuts collections. But I fear how much shelf space it would ultimately take.
DrFunk
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(02-01-2011, 10:26 PM)
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Awesome, I didn't know this existed: http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Calvi.../dp/1878849158

A blog dedicated to it is here: http://teachingwithcalvinandhobbes.blogspot.com/
Nert
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(02-03-2011, 08:29 AM)
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This strip has become much more relevant for me now that I bring my netbook to my political science lectures; it's just so easy to tune things out now!
Spaceman Spiff
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(02-03-2011, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nert

This strip has become much more relevant for me now that I bring my netbook to my political science lectures; it's just so easy to tune things out now!

I appreciate it even more now than I ever did as a kid, and the parallels to my life never cease to amaze me. It's truly timeless.

Another great little arc:











I can just imagine that theme being sung out loud.
undrtakr900
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(02-04-2011, 08:45 AM)
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Random question, does anyone else pronounce it Calvin and "Hobbies" in stead of "Hobbes"?

I did when I was little because I thought that's how you pronounced it, but even now I still call him 'Hobbies'.
Sai-kun
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(02-04-2011, 08:54 AM)
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I can't be bothered to look for them right now but one of my favorites has always been this:

Calvin: Hey mom, what's for dinner tonight?

Mom: Tortellini.

Calvin: EW. GROSS! Tortellini?! Ugh! That's disgusting! I hate tortellini! Why would you make tortellini?!

Last panel: He's in his room reading a dictionary

Calvin: Tortellini..tortellini...T-O-R...

:lol Always cracks me up. Also the one where Susie builds a snow woman, and then he runs home to build a snow "man", and his mom comes out and yells at him, saying "No, we are NOT having an anatomically correct snowman in the front yard."

C&H taught me so many words as a little kid, like anatomically! :D

Another fave: Calvin is 'selling' Great Ideas for 50 cents, and his mom buys one and she says, "What's your great idea?", and Calvin replies, "Buy some more! :D"

<3 C&H
Nabs
(02-04-2011, 08:58 AM)
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This one went over my head as a kid. I honestly thought there was a Calvin and Hobbes tv show.
Seda
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(02-04-2011, 08:58 AM)
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FIXED.

I know it's fan art, buts it's actually good this way.
RustyO
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(02-04-2011, 11:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

Pure brilliance:

This.

How I'm going to parent my kids.

Heck. I already explain things to people like this anyway.
GDGF
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(02-04-2011, 01:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by undrtakr900

Random question, does anyone else pronounce it Calvin and "Hobbies" in stead of "Hobbes"?

I did when I was little because I thought that's how you pronounced it, but even now I still call him 'Hobbies'.

I did for a while in elementary school. A teacher corrected me after she confiscated my copy of "Something Under the Bed is Drooling".
ChackanKun
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(02-04-2011, 01:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by undrtakr900

Oh man, Calvin and the monsters, some of the best stories come from there!
C4Lukins
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(02-04-2011, 01:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seda



FIXED.

I know it's fan art, buts it's actually good this way.


I sort of agree. As perfect as the final strip was, this particular fanart satisfies my need for closure while still staying true to the original comic.
watkinzez
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(02-04-2011, 01:42 PM)
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Well this thread just cost me $100.
KAOz
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(02-04-2011, 01:42 PM)
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Ever since I read the comic where Calvin get's lost at the Zoo, I've wanted to make this one. And now, I did:

Laurentius
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(02-06-2011, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by KAOz

Ever since I read the comic where Calvin get's lost at the Zoo, I've wanted to make this one. And now, I did:

I've got to admit, that's pretty funny! Kind of reminds me of those "Garfield without Garfield" comics.
RustyO
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(02-06-2011, 08:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nert

This strip contains the most hilarious expression that I've ever seen.

I want this in super high quality.
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(02-06-2011, 09:02 AM)
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Hobbes really has a good point too.
Laurentius
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(02-07-2011, 05:22 AM)
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I'll be indebted to anyone that can find that one strip where Calvin is reading that comic book where the superhero gets his innards blasted out by some sort of ray gun. I remember it describing in great, gory detail as it destroyed him from the inside out. Surpisingly graphic, but utterly awesome!
Platy
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(02-07-2011, 05:47 AM)
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Calvin thread without mentioning the infamous Fight Club Theory ????

Also, anyone have that one where calvin sells a hug or gives a hug as a present for something ?
I made a reference for that with some friends and nobody got it =(

Also, for some bizarre reason, Hobbes is named "Haroldo" here in brazil O.o
The Technomancer
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(02-07-2011, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by SenseiJinx

I'll be indebted to anyone that can find that one strip where Calvin is reading that comic book where the superhero gets his innards blasted out by some sort of ray gun. I remember it describing in great, gory detail as it destroyed him from the inside out. Surpisingly graphic, but utterly awesome!

I know the exact one you're talking about.
Sibylus
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(02-07-2011, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by SenseiJinx

I'll be indebted to anyone that can find that one strip where Calvin is reading that comic book where the superhero gets his innards blasted out by some sort of ray gun. I remember it describing in great, gory detail as it destroyed him from the inside out. Surpisingly graphic, but utterly awesome!

Bam.

The Technomancer
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(02-07-2011, 06:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Botolf

Bam.

No, not that one. Its a lavish Sunday.
Spaceman Spiff
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(02-07-2011, 06:09 AM)
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This one?

The Technomancer
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(02-07-2011, 06:15 AM)
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There we go.
Laurentius
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(02-07-2011, 06:55 AM)
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Thanks Botolf and Spaceman Spiff! I was picturing the one that Spiff psted but I think my brain combined that with the text from the one Botolf posted. Both unbelievably awesome.

Utter perfection. I absolutely love the spot on, over the top comic book feel to that. "I could feel my spine shatter. It hurt. A lot."

Foolish Amazon! I'm only toying with you!
The Technomancer
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(02-07-2011, 07:02 AM)
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Watterson is such an iconic mystery figure. On the one hand, when you read his writings about the strip you discover how much he did for the industry, like his long-fought battle over Sunday sizes that allowed things like the above to be printed.
On the other hand, he really is a complete recluse. Comic writing truly was his passion, but even other cartoonists don't hear a peep out of him. I don't think he's even a member of the NCS, which is just about unheard of.

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