Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 07, 1993
Calvin: Yesterday dad went out to buy a hardcover novel. He said he wanted to read something long, rich, and thought-provoking for a change, and he wanted a cloth binding so his book could be carried around and reread later. Then he said he was going to buy the book with cash, so nobody could trace the purchase to him and exploit his interests for commercial purposes. Hobbes: Your dad's going into the future kicking and screaming, isn't he? Calvin: What if he's turning into some kind of subversive?