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Calvinist1966 Free

Born in 1966. Live in the UK. Favourite strip is Calvin and Hobbes so - like many others - I have taken my username from it. My second favourite is Andy Capp. The Wizard of Id and Red and Rover are in strong competition for third place.

Recent Comments

  1. about 3 hours ago on Garfield

    Getting up from lying on the floor to put his butt on a chair is hard work by Garfield’s standards.

  2. about 3 hours ago on Garfield

    That seems to be Garfield’s intention.

  3. about 3 hours ago on Wizard of Id Classics

    The Wizard needs a home-cooked meal away from home.

  4. about 3 hours ago on Wizard of Id

    He has no horse sense.

  5. about 3 hours ago on Wizard of Id

    “That was a short day.”

  6. about 3 hours ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Nowadays, Calvin would be used to using a computer keyboard rather than a pen.

  7. about 3 hours ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    You are mistaken in saying that Calvin “imagined himself bombing the school of the face of the Earth while sitting in his room”. There was a Sunday strip where Calvin imagined himself in a plane and bombing his school off the face of the Earth but it turned out that Calvin was on his way to school while imagining this.

    You seem to be confusing it with a story arc in which Calvin was doing homework and dressed up as Stupendous Man to give himself confidence. Instead, while dressed as Stupendous Man, Calvin imagined himself destroying his school by using a telescopic lens as a magnifying glass to set the school on fire. Someone pointed out that telescopic lenses do not start fires. Calvin then tried to change back out of his Stupendous Man costume but was caught changing by “Mom Lady”. This was a marvellous example of reality – Calvin changing into his Stupendous Man costume and back again – mixing with fantasy. As I’ve said before, I started out assuming that the living Hobbes was part of Calvin’s fantasies but the sight of a living Hobbes without Calvin and the fact that Calvin is unaware of some of the things that Hobbes does caused me to question this assumption before I read Watterson’s comments about not seeing Hobbes as part of Calvin’s imagination.

  8. about 4 hours ago on Fred Basset

    Yes, she wouldn’t have thought to put them out of Fred’s sight if Fred hadn’t tried to nab one in her sight.

  9. about 4 hours ago on Fred Basset

    They’ll be plenty of next times. He was just careless in trying his luck while Mrs Dear was present.

  10. about 4 hours ago on Red and Rover

    True. Death in this strip should be limited to Red and Rover remembering Red’s uncle who died in World War II. Another example of Brian’s life influencing this strip.