Born in 1966. Live in the UK. Favourite strip is Calvin and Hobbes so - like many others - I have taken my username from it. My second favourite is Andy Capp.
That’s congratulations to Mr and Mrs Dear and to Fred. As they are a traditional couple, Mr Dear will have won the prizes for gardening and Mrs Dear will have won the prizes for the jam and the cake.
A bit late for a beach cartoon as autumn is beginning.
Today’s throwaway gag and main gag had the same ending.
This reminds me of a Wizard of Id Classic. Turnkey asked the Spook what the weather was like outside. The Spook looked out of the window and told him. The Spook then thought, “Poor guy! He doesn’t have his own window.”
The Fink doesn’t think to himself “What a wonderful world.” The Fink thinks things no one should think.
The Spook often gets out but doesn’t check out.
As a boy, I believed the myth that when a worm is cut in half it becomes two worms. When I helped my Dad with the gardening, I would cut worms in half with my spade in the belief that I was creating life by making worms into two worms!
Some rescued animals don’t realise they are being rescued from danger.
I see that you asked yesterday what Red will do in the winter time. You said that you doubted he would make snow monsters like Calvin. Red is very imaginative like Calvin and he does make imaginative snowmen but his efforts are much less dark than some of Calvin’s.
In early 2020, there was a week of snowman themed cartoons with Red creating an eight-limbed snowman called Spider Man, a melting snowman called Aquaman, etc.
Possibly but this strip is set in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It seems to go as far into the 1970s as 1975 since there was once a reference to Jaws. Brian Basset would have been seventeen when Jaws came out.