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Sunday’s Best: Calvin and the Moral Law

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is one that I’ll be able to use in the spring when I’m reading Mere Christianity with my students.  That Calvin actually utters the phrase “the moral law” is pretty brilliant.  The simplicity and symmetry … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Consumer Report

Today’s full-form Frazz by Jef Mallett brings together running and the realities of being a consumer society.  And yes, it is a kind of anthropology.  Maybe that’s a degree of great use to all of us. (image from gocomics.com)

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Enchantment of the Clouds

A couple of recent classic Calvin and Hobbes strips capture the interesting tension between an enchanted and a disenchanted world.  The first strip is brilliant on its own: The simplicity of each panel: all of the open space with a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Why Don’t You Slide?

Here’s yesterday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson.  Such a great build for such a quick (and fitting) final panel.  Turns out climbing up and sliding down aren’t always quite the same (at least in the eyes of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Baseball in Focus

Today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett is a fun example of baseball humor . . . and the threat of impending action. Turns out there’s the shadow of the ball and then the ball itself.  The gag works on multiple real-life … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Pursuit by Unicycle?

Today’s Sunday funnies made up an odd collection.  So it’s today’s WuMo juxtaposition that get’s the space.  I suppose you do whatever you’ve been trained to do in order to survive in the wild . . . (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Flying Off the Grid

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is a great example of how Bill Watterson was (ultimately) able to break the constraints of the traditional Sunday comics for something much better than simple throw-away panels (as good as they could be).  The … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Sensitive School Building

It’s the last Sunday of the school year (which is a sentence that shouldn’t have to be typed, really).  This afternoon is Baccalaureate.  We have meetings and clean-up for the rest of the week, with graduations set for Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Rung Out?

While I’m not sure the title there conjugates the verb properly, it still fits the moment Calvin seems to be experiencing in the recent classic strip by Bill Watterson: It’s one thing for classes to be over.  It’s another thing … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Looking for a Letter

This week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is another end-of-year gag with a creative use of cereal. I’m hoping that all my exams have been given (this is my first time ever giving a “final” exam to seniors as usually there … Continue reading

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