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!


  1. Ezzie! You tried to steal bandwidth! Bad man! BAD!

    Why do you hate freedom?


    Seriously though, DL the images, UL to a photobucked acct, and link tot here. Angelfire blocks images.

    Oh and just so you know, Watterson is vehemently against people showing his work for free like this.

  2. Ummm... huh? o:)

    Didn't know about Watterson... but I'm explaining his greatness. People should buy his books - they're a great investment, because they're funny the 20th time, too.

  3. they're funny the 20th time, too.
    Absolutely. Calvin & Hobbes is one of the few things that can make one laugh over and over. Terrific investment!
    Shabbat Shalom.

  4. -->such as the years I actually dressed up as a dummy.

    To quote my favorite TV character of all time..."Too many jokes, must mock Ezzie (Joey)".

    I mean really, at least make it a challenge. This is just too easy.

  5. G - I was wondering who'd be the first to say that one... :)

  6. my kids have read every Calvin and Hobbes book there is.

  7. My mother almost got a heart attack once when she came in to work for Halloween, and saw that a Kink Kong dummy which has been sitting still in the room all morning suddenly moved its head when she tried to take a picture with it.

    Scaring people like that must be hilarious! : D

  8. They now ahve a "Complete Calvin and Hobbes". Pricey, but worth it.

    I'm eagerly awaiting the next edition of "The Complete Peanuts."

  9. Sara - :)

    CM - So does my FIL!

    Irina - HA! Yes, it's a ton of fun.

    ML - Peanuts, C&H, and a couple others are the best. Calvin & Hobbes beats the rest out, though...

  10. HH - lol, do you want to get it in the head like Jack from the Snowball Squad?!

  11. Glad to be of service.

  12. What about the Far side? (one mosquito to another who is looking like a balloon about to burst: Pull out! You hit an artery!)

  13. Ah, I love Far Side - however, it's less reflective of what we're all truly thinking and experiencing... I hope. :)