There's treasure everywhere! Hop into the transmogrifier and turn youself into a kid again (ok, fine...just use the time machine) as Nathan looks at Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes one glorious strip at a time. Yukon Ho!
Where to listen
31: "Inflammable chemical truck" Dec 18, 1985 (Sean solo)
You ever pass some road construction workers and they're not even working? They're just holding a sign and waving at you, occasionally talking to their friends on their walkie talkies. Meanwhile Calvin is out there every day making speed bumps for free, in his family's yard. Work ethic, child labor, property destruction, it's all covered here in this Calvin and Hobbes strip.
In this strip, the child's miniature vehicular play turns to violence in the imagination. Are the pleasures of childhood not enough to shackle these flights of fantasy in the world of benign bliss? Why does the absurd inevitability of death draw the young mind like a rare earth magnet? Find the difference between flammable/inflammable and more with guest host Sean of Five Minutes of Mime podcast!
If you've even had the experience of conquering all your enemies, but then finding out that you hurt your best friend in the process, I think this strip will really speak to you. Even if it doesn't, I'll speak to you. That's how podcasts work!
What would you do if you had a close friend, and then you found out he'd killed and eaten a kid. This is how the guy that wrote My Friend Dahmer might have felt...just like Calvin! Happy 2019 from Calvin and Hobbescast!
Spaceman Spiff is at it again! Space Battles! Ray blasts! Planets! Zounds! Returning guest Sean German (5 Minutes of Mime, Groundhog Day Minute, Spinal Tap Minute) joins Nathan to talk about the best comic strip to come out on Dec 15th, 1985. That's right - it's Calvin and Hobbes.
Calvin riffs on popular PSA from 20 years earlier in order to prank his parents. Presumably, hide and seek ensues. It's 10pm, do you know where your children are? (It's actually 10:33pm as I type this).
Calvin and Hobbes without Hobbes
In this strip of Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin is being forced to bed by his mother, and Hobbes would help him out if he weren't alllllllll wet. Also, the romaine lettuce has E. Coli, which is messing up your friend Nathan's new year's resolutions at Wendy's.
In this episode of the Calvin and Hobbescast, we talk about Calvin's negotiating tactics, his shrewd mother's fashion choices, and what a newspaper is. If you like Calvin and Hobbes (or other newspaper comic strips) you MIGHT enjoy this as well.
When Calvin gets sick he gets to stay home and watch TV. Does imbibing these programs make him into a more worldly adult, or more of a sick animal? Also, how to the White House strips in Doonesbury work?
On this Sunday edition of Calvin and Hobbescast, Sean German (Five Minutes of Mime, Spinal Tap Minute) joins us to speculate about what goes on in the teacher's lounge and to help figure out the origins of Spaceman Spiff's sci-fi vocabulary.
On this date in 1985: the birds had all finished flying south, only to learn that they'd forgotten their keys. Also: Calvin forms a club with only one member (?) and it looks like he won't let Susie join because of her gender.
Susie Derkins and Calvin finally interact face 2 face. It turns out Calvin's mom packed him a very strange lunch. We dive into the words and pictures and come out on the other side holding a small trophy!