Thursday, November 23, 2006

Calvin N' Hobbes

I have been a major fan of Calvin and Hobbes for as long as I can comic strip I never forget to read everyday.For all you people who dont follow Calvin n Hobbes(you know who u r !!!)this strip was written and illustrated by Bill Watterson and follows the antics of and over imaginative 6 yr old boy..Calvin and his companion Hobbes---a stuffed tiger who came alive when with Calvin. The strip was first published in 1985 and the final strip ran on Dec 31st 1995.

The funniest thing about this cartoon would be calvin's imagination..that kid is a little too intelligent for a six year old (dont think any other six yr old would be talking about existential angst n all, right)think thats the reason the strip appeals to the adult sense of humor and Hobbes...well he has his own brilliant ideas too.Guess most of us had an imaginary friends when we were kids who usually talked to us right...I did( Hope that doesnt make me sound too crazy...I swear I dont have an imaginary friends or stuffed toys that talk to me now :):):))

Continuing on my present obsession over Calvin n are some of their thought provoking quotes which make absolute sense to me:):)----

Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That's the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria! (Oh I demand euphoria too!!!)

Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one (Isn’t this true!!)

Calvin: But for my own example, I'd never believe one little kid could have so much brains!

Calvin: Childhood is for spoiling adulthood.

Calvin: Every time I've built character, I've regretted it.

Calvin: If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again.
( I have a colleague who follows this principle:):))

Hobbes: So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they're already met? (A good idea right)

Calvin: Everybody I know needs a complete personality overhaul!

Calvin: From now on, I'm not doing anything I don't want to do! The world owes me happiness, fulfillment and success.... I'm just here to cash in.

Calvin: I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.

Calvin: Reality continues to ruin my life.
(Same Here)

Calvin: I think nighttime is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction

Calvin: It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
(I so agree)

Calvin: Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend

Hobbes: Live and don't learn, that's us.

Hobbes: I don't know which is worse...that everyone has his price, or that the price is always so low.

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

Hobbes: If you couldn't find any weirdness, maybe we'll just have to make some! (Absolutely)

Calvin: It's a lot more fun to blame things than to fix them.

Calvin: I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal.

Calvin: Life's a lot more fun when you're not responsible for your actions.

Calvin: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.

Calvin: The problem with people is that they don't look at the big picture. Eventually, we're each going to die, our species will go extinct, the sun will explode, and the universe will collapse. Existence isn't only temporary, it's pointless! We're all doomed, and worse, nothing matters!

Calvin: I think life should be more like TV. I think all of life's problems ought to be solved in 30 minutes with simple homilies, don't you? I think weight and oral hygiene ought to be our biggest concerns. I think we should all have powerful, high-paying jobs, and everyone should drive fancy sports cars. All our desires should be instantly gratified. Women should always wear tight clothing, and men should carry powerful handguns. Life overall should be more glamorous, thrill-packed, and filled with applause, don't you think? Then again, if real life was like that, what would we watch on television?

Calvin: That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse.
(source: wikipedia)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the initiation to Calvin n Hobbes. Am sure there are lots of ignorant people out there just like me. Will definitely help those poor uneducated souls as well.:)- C

temporary insanity said...

hey D, totally agree that he really is one of the most intelligent kids around!
and ya, who doesn't knw abt calvin n hobbes? r they really out there!!