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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #50 on: 07 Jan 2008, 16:50 »

Calvin's dad says they are having Monkey Brains (stuffed peppers I think) for supper. Mom says "Quit encouraging him!" Definitely a classic.

You have the mom and dad backwards.

This one is probably my favourite, off the top of my head.



Really brilliant strip though.  I used to reread and reread the collections, and I have a lot of memories sitting with my mom, rolling around laughing, tears in our eyes after reading through a few.  The one I just posted is my mom's favourite strip as well.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #51 on: 09 Jan 2008, 17:24 »

My favorite comics include almost all of the Spaceman Spiff comics and most of the ones involving dinosaurs and snowmen ;].



I'm not sure who originally created this "modernized" Calvin and Hobbes, but it is damned depressing.


I just died a little bit inside  :-(. Funny, but in a sad way.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #52 on: 10 Jan 2008, 07:28 »

What? You want me to choose just one strip? This is like Solomon and the baby... Jeez! I got The Complete Calvin and Hobbes for x-mas. Way cool. But the thing is hella heavy...

And yeah, I agree, the "modernized" verion is depressing. Really, really depressing...
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #53 on: 10 Jan 2008, 08:22 »

My all time favortie is the snowman house of horrors.
Sorry for the lack of linkage, but my laziness overcame my love for the strip.

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #54 on: 12 Jan 2008, 01:17 »

I loved reading Calvin and Hobbes back in grade school, but I lost track of my books after moving around during college. I recently came across a couple of them that had been sitting in a box for almost ten years. They are still great I would read them all night, and cry because I was laughing so hard.

As for my favorites any of the snowman or Calvinball strips, but my number one is when Calvin was supposed to shovel the walk so he shovels the opposite way around the house leaving a coupld of large piles of snow in the path and a large pile behind the car. He they says, "If you do something bad enough the first time, they may never ask you to do it again."
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #55 on: 18 Jan 2008, 10:40 »

This one remains my favorite. I think it's the lit geek in me.



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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #56 on: 18 Jan 2008, 22:17 »

My favorite comics include almost all of the Spaceman Spiff comics and most of the ones involving dinosaurs and snowmen ;].



I'm not sure who originally created this "modernized" Calvin and Hobbes, but it is damned depressing.


I just died a little bit inside  :-(. Funny, but in a sad way.
Man, Ritalin doesn't work nearly that well, by my experience.  Or most psychoactive drugs, but oh well.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #57 on: 19 Jan 2008, 14:49 »


[Calvin is looking aghast into a jar of peanut butter]
Calvin:  Aaugh!  The peanut butter is ruined! [next panel] You're supposed to scoop one half straight down and then dig out the other side from the bottom, so part of the top remains undisturbed until the very end!
Calvin's mom:  What on earth for?
Calvin:  It's a ritual!  You have to keep the top of the peanut butter smooth!
Calvin's mom:  Maybe you should make your own sandwiches.
Calvin:  If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.  Did you cut the bread diagonally?  [I quote the first sentence of that panel ALL THE TIME.]

I actually started doing that with the peanut butter after reading that strip a few years ago. My family doesn't, though, so my work is perpetually ruined.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #58 on: 06 Feb 2008, 02:23 »

Sorry to necropost, but I've been doing that with my latest jar of peanut butter, too.  My favorite part is how it makes a little peanut butter grotto.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #59 on: 22 Feb 2008, 18:37 »



That has allways been my favorite comic strip. I was introduced to C&H by my uncle, who actually gave me my first C&H books. I got the rest of his collection when he died, its hard to be sad when your laughnig so hard.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #60 on: 25 Feb 2008, 06:36 »

Instead of singling out a single favorite strip, can I plug a favorite Calvin and Hobbes collection?  I like the Definitive Collection, but its all wonderful shit!!!

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #61 on: 27 Feb 2008, 05:17 »

I dunno if anyone posted about it since i didn't read the whole thread, but the bit where Calvin finds the little rabbit or was it a raccoon? anyway the animal dies and he kind of has a little bit of a tough time dealing with it. I mean there are tons of funny ones out there, but this one was a little different so it kind of touched me someplace...
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #62 on: 27 Feb 2008, 10:02 »

It was a bird, and I thought we'd discussed it here, but I guess I'm having imaginary repressed memories again.

Anyway, yeah, that was a good one, and as you pointed out, a bit different.  Watterson had actually found a dead bird and sketched it, which is why it's not in the regular C & H style, but he worked it into the strip so he could share it.  It was definitely interesting hearing Calvin's thoughts on the matter.

Tried searching that database on "bird" "dead" "alive" etc. with no results, but I'm positive it was a bird, because that is one of my favorites also.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #63 on: 27 Feb 2008, 10:47 »

That was a Sunday strip (the bird) There was a whole arc to Calvin and Hobbes finding a wounded Raccoon baby and it dieing. It makes me sad to think about.

But not as sad as the "modernized" version of the strip. That kills a bit of my childhood and makes me angry. Stomping around in the Angry dome angry.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #64 on: 27 Feb 2008, 13:44 »

Yeah, kinda self-explanatory.  Calvin and Hobbes being one of the best forms of entertainment and also one of Jeph's major influences...
Anyways, just state which strip/quote/storyline that you thought was the best or funniest or ironickest (and yes, making up words is a hobby of mine)

Fixked.

Also, the best one was clearly Tyrannosaurs in F-14s.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #65 on: 28 Feb 2008, 23:34 »

Three of my favorites:





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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #66 on: 29 Feb 2008, 02:58 »

Haha I remember after reading the fuzzy therapy I tried it on my cat.

She didn't like it so much, though I have to admit it worked a little.  :-)
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #67 on: 29 Feb 2008, 10:18 »

My cat loves letting me do Fuzz Therapy.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #68 on: 29 Feb 2008, 10:25 »

Unfortunately kitties have to be in the mood to administer the fuzzy therapy, or the results can be less than optimal.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #69 on: 29 Feb 2008, 10:33 »

Remember; five of their six ends are pointy.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #70 on: 07 Apr 2008, 13:58 »



This and pretty much all of the snow man strips. I swear, I own eleven of the books and I've read each like 5-10 times. Calvin and Hobbes is probably the best strip ever created, and it's a real shame that Bill stopped making them, but all good things come to an end.


Man... I gotta start reading through my C&H books again. Good memories haha
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #71 on: 07 Apr 2008, 18:15 »




Oh wow. That's actually a really awesome strip. I'm always amazed not only at what he got away with at times but also at his ability to be brilliant and perhaps subversive pretty much consistently even when he wasn't pushing the envelope of taste in daily comics..
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #72 on: 07 Apr 2008, 19:21 »



I like this one, I always felt that my Imagianation was surpressed by my parents all the time why I was a kid.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #73 on: 10 Apr 2008, 04:25 »

That one where they're at the lunch table, and Susie doesn't want to know what Calvin's having, and he says he feels sorry for his tepeworm.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #74 on: 10 Apr 2008, 08:29 »



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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #75 on: 10 Apr 2008, 08:58 »

This one made me laugh, because it's kind of true.

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #76 on: 11 Apr 2008, 05:40 »

The raccoon strip is very different from the bird strip.  I love that series and it's my favorite and I think it is very appropriate for my career (NICU RN) and I reread it often to help keep perspective.  Often times we have babies we can't save and this just puts it into words so nicely.









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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #77 on: 11 Apr 2008, 09:15 »

Whoa, I'd forgotten how serious this whole series was.  I know I've read it before (I have all the books), but wow.

That's a heavy first post there.  Dark and heavy.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #78 on: 11 Apr 2008, 18:55 »

Well, I heart C&H, and before I registered, I couldn't browse the daily QC discussion, and this just made me have to post, especially since other people had mentioned the Raccoon Incident.  I have a "depressing" job, by most people's standards; the hospital I work at gets the worst of the worst and we don't get happy endings a lot of times.  But you learn to adjust what your definition of a happy ending is.  Maybe it's not the baby going home, perfectly healthy and fine, but maybe it's the baby going to heaven, being held and loved and comfortable and not being in any more pain.  I'm veering off-topic, but I love how a comic strip can address that, and still make it entertaining and meaningful. 
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #79 on: 11 Apr 2008, 19:09 »

Agreed. One thing I've always appreciated about Calvin and Hobbes isn't just the humor, but how honest it is.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #80 on: 01 May 2008, 15:04 »

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #81 on: 01 May 2008, 15:45 »

Umm.... okay.

So now we're including fake C & H strips as candidates for favorite?
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #82 on: 08 May 2008, 12:42 »

Calvin and hobbes has always been a staple in my life. As readily available as water. I think my favorite is when Calvin is told to make his bed and they spend all day inventing a robot to make it for them. It doesn't work, but they still didn't have to do the bed. That's funny on a level anyone of any age can understand.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #83 on: 13 May 2008, 16:01 »

Speaking of water:

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #84 on: 13 May 2008, 22:00 »

There's plenty of C&H that I dearly love, many of them the philosophical ones, but what I always come up with first are these two classic strips:


I quote this one all the time...


"You won." Makes a great inside joke  :-)
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #85 on: 14 May 2008, 07:06 »

lol. I just got out all my calvin and hobbes books and read them last night. what a hoot!
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #86 on: 14 May 2008, 07:44 »

This is a personal fav of mine... his face in the second to last panel is probably the best Calvin-face Watterson ever made:



And I always loved how Calvin would do anything to ruin a picture.  Here's a sample:
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #87 on: 14 May 2008, 10:18 »

"What's your favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip?"

There is only one answer to that question:

Yes.

They're all equally awesome, from when Calvin 'caught' Hobbes with the tuna sandwich baited snare trap, up to the last toboggan ride into the woods.

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #88 on: 13 Jun 2008, 15:28 »

My favorite is just one panel, and C&H are walking through the forest.  Calvin says something along the lines of "I think the most conclusive proof of intelligent alien life is that they're smart enough not to contact us."

It's more or less my motto.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #89 on: 06 Jul 2008, 20:49 »

Watterson is easily the biggest influence on my writing, and I loved so many of those storylines.  My absolute favorites would have to be the twisted snowmen strips.  One that always comes to mind is the snow cone strip that ends with Calving indicating "It was a sordid affair..."  :lol:

I still miss C&H...  :-(
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #90 on: 25 Aug 2008, 19:49 »



I'm not sure who originally created this "modernized" Calvin and Hobbes, but it is damned depressing.

its not depressing, you only got half the comic.



my favorite one is the one where Calvin walks by hobbes looking like a zombie and hobbes says "whatever" and acts like a zombie too
this is the last one in that series if someone can find the first few

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #92 on: 26 Aug 2008, 00:36 »



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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #93 on: 26 Aug 2008, 10:52 »

I crack up anytime i see any of the snowman ones.  Here a few of the greatest

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #94 on: 08 Nov 2008, 10:36 »

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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #95 on: 08 Nov 2008, 12:04 »

What about the one where THE PEANUT BUTTER ITSELF IS ALIVE
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #97 on: 14 Nov 2008, 14:43 »

Wait... what?
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #98 on: 15 Nov 2008, 07:13 »

spoilers: it's suzie derkin.
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Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
« Reply #99 on: 15 Nov 2008, 10:07 »

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