A typed letter to Grandma — wouldn’t a handwritten one be more personal?
Quick, get the fly swatter!
Why even ask?
Just tell Grama that it’s from Calvin and that he loves her. The kind of stuff that brings a tear to a grama’s eyes
when is the next school bus he’s expecting to take: the one that comes when school is over for the day?
Must be a reference to Archy the cockroach from Archy and Mehitabel.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archy_and_Mehitabel
Oh boy. That Calvin bugging his mother again.
Calvin’s propensity to be a helpless bug is quite foreboding.
maybe it was archy the cockroach, the reincarnation of a vers libre poet.
Thank god for word processing. I can read but I can’t write. By that I mean, I write stuff and make a bunch of mistakes that I don’t catch unless I re-read it and make corrections. The spell checker is a big help too.
The cartoons for Archy & Mehitabel were drawn by George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat (the K in RipleyKGarfield).Anyone out there know how Mr. Herriman got to draw these creatures?
To LE:What a cruel insect!!
To LE: “Hi”!!
Help I’m a bug
Hey! Who wrote “help I’m a bug” on my comment?
Calvin is Archy.
From that classic, “1941”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0lwsgASzYk
If she has to ask that question then she is truly an idiot.
Right now, kids across the continent are wondering, “What’s a typewriter?” Well, kids, typewriters are to texting what 8-track tapes are to mp3’s: Prehistory.And here’s another “Thanks” to LeadingEdge for the how-to guide on posting images here.
Does Mom really have to ask “who”?
@LeadingEdgeThank you for all your comments and help. They are brilliant. I enjoy them and they are about the only ones I read here in the comments, other then leftwingpatriot. and Hobbes when he is here. Thank you and have a great day.
You know this strip is a classic when you see one of the characters using a typewriter.
Really, mom? Who else would have typed that??? lol
I thought of Archie Cockroach too :D
It’s wonderful to see so many Archie and Mehitabel references! Anyone here who doesn’t should check out the books at the library. They’re a treat!
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The next one is tomorrow!
OMG HE IS like ANTMAN
Hah. This was always one of my favorites. So absurd, yet perfect.
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