Friday, March 03, 2006

Calvin & The Snowmen

My mother-in-law forwarded me an e-mail yesterday with a lot of classic Calvin & Hobbes comic strips, all with the twisted Calvin snowmen. They're all hilarious and sickening at the same time. But let's be honest: Who hasn't wanted to do this type of thing when it snows? I've always wanted to create the snowman-hit-by-a-car look, among others... In high school, we actually did a bit of this with stuffed dummies. However, the rabbeim weren't too thrilled when someone called the cops. Apparently, hanging a dummy Haman for Adar from a 3rd floor window over the front of the building doesn't look too good from the neighborly point of view...

Of course, they cut down the Haman, and it landed flat on the sidewalk near the front porch of the building. This resulted in people placing a chalk sketch on the ground where the dummy landed and other assorted fun. It definitely slowed down the traffic on Lake Drive...


Perhaps I'll tell some of the fun dummy stories over the next couple of weeks, such as the years I actually dressed up as a dummy. It's a lot of fun to have people sit next to you, thinking you're just a shirt and pants stuffed with pillows, only to all of a sudden have you get up and start talking to them...


Meanwhile, enjoy a couple of Calvin & Hobbes strips!

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