History ComicStrip / CalvinAndHobbes

26th Sep '16 11:56:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* BoysLikeCreepyCritters: [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1995/03/13/ This strip]]:
-->'''Hobbes''': Watcha doin'?
-->'''Calvin''': Looking for frogs.
-->'''Hobbes''': How come?
-->'''Calvin''': I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul.
-->'''Hobbes''': Ah, but of course.
-->'''Calvin''': My mandate also includes weird bugs.
23rd Sep '16 4:14:04 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* CompletelyOffTopicReport: Averted. Calvin ''does'' produce reports on the given subject, but they're either less than half-assed (his collection of fifty bugs consisted of a drowned earthworm, a squashed fly, a live ant and a piece of lint that ''looks'' like a bug), nonsensical (he needed to find fifty different types of leaves, but sold the planet to invading aliens to get fifty of ''their'' leaves instead, which look like maple leaves cut in weird shapes) or simply not even researched (his report claiming that bats are bugs). The one time he actually worked on a report that he was actually excited about (dinosaurs), it started out quite ambitiously thanks to his brain-enlarging device but became three sentences about how T-Rexes were carnivores instead of scavengers because they're cooler that way.

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* CompletelyOffTopicReport: Averted. Calvin ''does'' produce reports on the given subject, but they're either less than half-assed (his collection of fifty bugs consisted of a drowned earthworm, a squashed fly, a live ant and a piece of lint that ''looks'' like a bug), nonsensical (he needed to find fifty different types of leaves, but sold the planet to invading aliens to get fifty of ''their'' leaves instead, which look like maple leaves cut in weird shapes) or simply not even researched (his report claiming that bats are bugs). The one time he actually worked on a report that he was actually excited about (dinosaurs), it started out quite ambitiously thanks to his brain-enlarging device but became three sentences about how T-Rexes were carnivores ''T. rex'' was a predator instead of scavengers a scavenger because they're it's cooler that way.
23rd Sep '16 3:30:35 AM foxley
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* CompletelyOffTopicReport: Averted. Calvin ''does'' produce reports on the given subject, but they're either less than half-assed (his collection of fifty bugs consisted of a drowned earthworm, a squashed fly, a live ant and a piece of lint that ''looks'' like a bug), nonsensical (he needed to find fifty different types of leaves, but sold the planet to invading aliens to get fifty of ''their'' leaves instead, which look like maple leaves cut in weird shapes) or simply not even researched (his report claiming that bats are bugs). The one time he actually worked on a report that he was actually excited about (dinosaurs), it started out quite ambitiously thanks to his brain-enlarging device but became three sentences about how T-Rexes were carnivores instead of scavengers because they're cooler that way.
20th Sep '16 4:08:22 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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A documentary on the comic, called ''[[http://tinyurl.com/m4qnlzu Dear Mr. Watterson]]'', was released on Nov 13, 2013. It features interviews with cartoonists such as [[ComicStrip/FoxTrot Bill Amend]], [[ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine Stephan Pastis]], and [[ComicStrip/BloomCounty Berkeley Breathed]]. It explores the impact of ''Calvin and Hobbes''. The normally reclusive Watterson does a lengthy interview in the 2015 book ''Exploring Calvin and Hobbes''. He also did an audio interview for the comic strip documentary [[http://www.strippedfilm.com/ Stripped.]]

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A documentary on the comic, called ''[[http://tinyurl.com/m4qnlzu Dear Mr. Watterson]]'', was released on Nov 13, 2013. It features interviews with cartoonists such as [[ComicStrip/FoxTrot Bill Amend]], [[ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine Stephan Pastis]], and [[ComicStrip/BloomCounty Berkeley Breathed]]. It explores the impact of ''Calvin and Hobbes''. The normally reclusive Watterson does a lengthy interview in the 2015 book ''Exploring Calvin and Hobbes''. He also did an audio interview for the comic strip documentary [[http://www.''[[http://www.strippedfilm.com/ Stripped.]]
Stripped]]''.
19th Sep '16 7:54:37 PM HeroGal2347
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* SocietyIsToBlame: Calvin tries to pull this excuse on his dad, saying that he's a pawn of unfortunate influences and the culture is to blame. Calvin's dad responds that that means he needs to build more character and [[MiseryBuildsCharacter sends him to shovel the walk.]]
19th Sep '16 12:43:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* ToxicWasteCanDoAnything: Referenced in a comic where Calvin's dad gets him to eat his Mom's cooking by telling him that it is "toxic waste that will turn [him] into a mutant".
19th Sep '16 2:56:01 AM 59Efra
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* WetCementGag: A strip had the duo find some freshly-poured cement and apparently sat in it offscreen, only to find out that it would dry very quickly.
17th Sep '16 12:09:34 PM LaurelHS
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** Calvin tells Dad it's amazing how many things you can take apart with just an ordinary screwdriver. Dad says, "Such as?" Calvin realizes he's [[SayingTooMuch said too much]], stammers that he doesn't really know and was just speaking hypothetically, then walks away, telling himself that he needs to stop introducing topics of conversation. How many things ''did'' Calvin take apart with a screwdriver, and what were they?

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** Calvin tells Dad it's amazing how many things you can take apart with just an ordinary screwdriver. Dad says, "Such as?" Calvin realizes he's [[SayingTooMuch said too much]], much]] and stammers that he doesn't really know and was just speaking hypothetically, then hypothetically. Then he walks away, telling himself that he needs to stop introducing topics of conversation. How many things ''did'' Calvin take apart with a screwdriver, and what were they?
15th Sep '16 5:38:14 AM Aquila89
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* IgnoringBySinging: [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1987/09/21 In this strip]], Hobbes starts mocking Calvin's height, telling him he'll always be short and that his parents are planning to sell him to a circus sideshow. Calvin shouts "I'm not listening!" then puts his hands over his ears and starts singing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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* IgnoringBySinging: [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1987/09/21 In this strip]], Hobbes starts mocking Calvin's height, telling him he'll always be short get even shorter and that his parents are planning to sell him to a circus sideshow. Calvin shouts "I'm not listening!" then puts his hands over his ears and starts singing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
4th Sep '16 8:55:37 PM StarSword
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* SprayingDrinkFromNose: Calvin attempts to example why something that happened at school was so funny, before ultimately admitting it was because it caused milk to shoot out of a kid's nose.

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* SprayingDrinkFromNose: Calvin attempts to example explain why something that happened at school was so funny, before ultimately admitting it was because it caused milk to shoot out of a kid's nose.
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