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Calvin and Hobbes

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Hello fellow Calvin and Hobbes fans!

About this community and how I post the comic strip… The comics are posted in chronological order on the day (usually) they were released. Posting them to match the release date adds a bit of fun and nostalgia to match the experience of reading them in the newspaper for first time. Many moons ago, I would ask my Dad to save the newspaper for me everyday so I could read my favorite comic strips. It really sucked when I missed a day. Only years later, when I got the books was I able to catch up on the missed strips.

Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985, to December 31, 1995. Commonly cited as "the last great newspaper comic",[2][3][4] Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence, and academic and philosophical interest… Read more:

Hope you enjoy and feel free to contribute to the community with art, cool stuff about the author, tattoos, toys and anything else, as long it’s Calvin and Hobbes!

Ps. Sub to all my comic strip communities:

Bloom County [email protected]

Calvin and Hobbes [email protected]

Cyanide and Happiness !cyanideandhappiness

Garfield [email protected]

The Far Side [email protected][email protected]

Fine print: All comics I post are freely available online. In no way am I claiming ownership, copyright or anything else. This is a not for profit community, we just want to enjoy our comics, thank you.

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[–] [email protected] 33 points 3 months ago (4 children)

For those who weren't around back then, K-Marts literally had a blue rotating light (like what you would imagine on top of a really old police car) up on a rolling cart, and it would get parked in an isle to mark where "the blue light special" sale was.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago (1 children)

One of the most bizarre feelings is when things that used to be commonplace are explained to the youts like museum pieces.

"Now, this is what we used to call a ditto machine. It used chemicals to make good smelling purple copies of things!"

"These metal rods were called 'rabbit ears'. You needed to position them juuuust right to watch a live broadcast!"

"It was common for people to have a small circular scar, usually somewhere on their arm, from a smallpox inoculation. But if the scar had a spiral pattern, it came from a playing around with a car cigarette lighter!"

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

I had an old car with crank windows. A kid asked me what they were for. Got a kick out of that one.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

Thanks Dad, I was too zoomer to understand

[–] AnUnusualRelic 8 points 2 months ago (1 children)

parked in an isle

People had to actually swim there? Rough times.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Lol. Ok, my bad. "aisle"

[–] manmachine 7 points 2 months ago (1 children)

..which was the style at the time..

[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

News headline: "old man yells at cloud"