Last day for the three day challenge, and today’s quotation comes from the eminent philosopher, Calvin.
No, not John Calvin the sour faced Scot – 6 year old Calvin from the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, written by Bill Watterson. Calvin has his own unique outlook on life, which he shares with his best mate; a stuffed tiger called Hobbes, who can be alive in one panel, or a stuffed toy in the next – depending on who is looking at him. He has a love – hate relationship with Susie Derkins, and the relationships with his sardonic parents and often bullying classmates are also explored thoroughly.
So much more the just a comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes explore themes of environmentalism, education (particularly maths), art, philosophy, and opinion polls.
I loved it. Love with a capitol L, and I know Calvin would be disgusted, possibly enough to even retreat to the G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid Of Slimy girlS) club house.
When he talked about his Maths atheism I know I laughed aloud for a solid ten minutes, it rang so true with me. And although simply drawn, just the look on his parents faces in response to his antics had me in stitches.
Along with the humour, Calvin & Hobbes had the capacity to be exceptionally poignant too which brings me to todays quote, but I’ll let Calvin tell it, it sounds better coming from him.
Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin (looking at the trunk of a felled tree surrounded by garbage – “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us”.
So, having been nominated by Chomuse with a Chou, the rules are…
1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you Chomuse!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day
Today I’d like to nominate
Bryntin from The Bryntin Project
Gemma from Wheelescapades
Rachel from rachelstray