Weirdos from Another Planet: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

by Bill Watterson | Entertainment |
ISBN: 0836218620 Global Overview for this book
Registered by robert-n-kate of Baltimore, Maryland USA on 10/8/2002
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Journal Entry 1 by robert-n-kate from Baltimore, Maryland USA on Tuesday, October 08, 2002
One of the great collections of work by one of the greatest cartoonists of our time. Alas! Bill Watterson is no longer creating his C&H strips, but we have these books to remember them by. Other 'must have' titles: 'Calvin and Hobbes' (1987), 'Something Under the Bed is Drooling' (1988), and 'The Essential Calvin and Hobbes' (1988).

Journal Entry 2 by robert-n-kate from Baltimore, Maryland USA on Saturday, October 12, 2002
snow odyssey
(for bw)



there once was a curious boy
who just didn't seem to enjoy
the games other kids played
marbles, jacks, or charades
he much preferred seek and destroy!

i guess you could call him a child
in character just a bit wild
a daring young lad
who certainly had
a devilish grin when he smiled

Calvin had a friend that he fashioned
out of a vision he rationed
Hobbes his playmate it seems
was but stuffing and dreams
yet they played with spirits impassioned

one cold winter day while it snowed
all over his family's abode
they built a quartet
of snowmen and set
them out in the midst of the road

and then they did something bizarre
taking out his father's old car
Calvin let out a cry:
"Hobbes the tiger and i
will test just how well built you are!"

so auto and snowmen collided
and when all the flurries subsided
they had clearly found out
beyond shadow of doubt
what happens to snowmen broadsided

'twas as the snowmen had dreaded
one of them had been beheaded!
yet in spite of this fact
all his balls were intact
though in one the car was embedded

Calvin said with a quickening pulse:
"i knew this was the right impulse!
for i have a notion
to understand motion
and how things attract and repulse!"

upon hearing the sound of the wreck
his parents decided to check
on what mayhem their son
had most recently done
they'd had it clear up to their neck!

and his father opined: "i sure think
that he has gone over the brink
'fore he gets any worse
call a doctor or nurse
perhaps even contact a shrink!"

his mother was more sympathetic:
"although it may not seem aesthetic
when you think of it, hon
it's a project he's run
to demonstrate forces kinetic!"

then she uttered a prophetic phrase:
"he is growing in so many ways
rather than being miffed
let us cherish his gift
perhaps a new trail he will blaze!"

and 'twas so in the fullness of time!
to the top of the heap he did climb
what had once seemed so odd
had been just a facade
and turned into something sublime

when older he went on a trip
to Princeton on full scholarship
he'd recite without pause
thermodynamic laws
on this knowledge he had a firm grip

and with vision grown so much wider
he consults as a physics insider
the things he now smashes
are particle masses
whirling ‘round in a supercollider

and Hobbes is still right by his side
looking on with the greatest of pride
for he knew all along
you can never go wrong
by believing in what lies inside

rjh
7jan2001

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