The Post-Gazette becomes 10% cooler


They are running old Calvin and Hobbes strips on page A-2 from now until the end of the year.

The only way this could be more cool is if Bill Watterson came out of retirement/seclusion.

Favorite strip? The one where Calvin’s mom flips on him and screams, “WILL YOU KNOCK IT OFF. YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY!” and Calvin is holding a clipboard and says, “…and a checkmark for today…”

Crazy, smart, funny, evil little bugger.





5 Comments

  1. blee1
    September 6, 2005 1:14 pm

    My favorite would have to be the last one ever:
    last strip

    That or there is one with a shot of calvin above the house and the detail on the house is just amazing. A simple character with a perfect background and just well… the comic rocked.

    But I would have to put the farside comic of the kid trying to enter a school for the gifted by pushing on a door that says pull slightly higher on my favorite list.



  2. pittgirl
    September 6, 2005 1:22 pm

    “Tigers are nimble And light on their toes. My re-spect for tigers continually grows.”

    “I wonder where we go when we die?”
    “…Pittsburgh?”
    “You mean if we’re good or if we’re bad?”

    God I love that kid.



  3. blee1
    September 6, 2005 1:26 pm

    “All things considered I’d rather be in Philadelphia”
    W.C. Fields when asked what he wanted on his Tombstone

    (no, not the pizza)

    I forgot about the Pittsburgh one. It’s on the wall of the William Penn Tavern in Shadyside…



  4. Henry
    September 6, 2005 2:25 pm

    Two awesome awesome comics:
    Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side.

    Good stuff-now if they could only get rid of Bob Smizik–the PG might actually be cooler than just the 10% you credited them for.



  5. pittgirl
    September 6, 2005 9:06 pm

    Honestly, if I read a Far Side collection for more than like 15 minutes straight, I get disoriented and annoyed for no reason I can put my finger on.

    What does that say about me?