Daughter Jaime was rereading a Calvin and Hobbes book and claimed that Calvin’s father had a lot of similarities to me. I didn’t recall him being a particularly good match. She then presented her primary exhibit, this comic:
When I stopped laughing I conceded her point.
I miss Calvin & Hobbes terribly. I would buy a subscription to the New York Times if Waterson started writing again and they were the only ones carrying it.
The New York Times? Let’s not get carried away. I’d visit the public library more often if that were the case.
That is the depths to which I love that strip, and the lengths I would go to, to see it again.
Waiting at a rehab clinic overhearing a child patient being asked which book of the three in his hands he wanted to read. One was a C&H hardcover. Personally, I thought there was no contest and butted in with my opinion. I’d like to think I helped in my own little way. And I suspect Joe and I are related as that penultimate panel is familiar.
Totally saw my misguided self in that.
I read it every day: https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes
The best Calvin was the one where the father explains B&W photos.