24 September 2008

Wisdom of Calvin

"There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is!"

"There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse."

"I've got plenty of common sense! I just choose to ignore it."

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."

The 3,160th and final Calvin & Hobbes strip ran on Sunday, December 31, 1995. It depicted Calvin and Hobbes outside in freshly-fallen snow, reveling in the wonder and excitement of the winter scene. "It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring!" Calvin exclaims as they zoom off on their sled, leaving, according to one critic ten years later, "a hole in the comics page that no strip has been able to fill."

While I don't necessarily agree with all the commentary, click here for 25 great Calvin and Hobbes comics.
Read more on Bill Watterson, genuis behind Calvin & Hobbes.

For a relatively thorough look at the comic strip, the characters, and for links, references and commentary, check out this lengthy Wikipedia entry.

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