Budding Engineers Giddy as Little Schoolgirls, Thanks to “Calvin and Hobbes.”


The Dude on the Right

I had a lot of topics I was thinking of blogging about today, and I suppose if I
started at the beginning of today, through my typing now, you would have been
enlightened by my thoughts on how I thought Barack Obama could have
vaulted himself into "everyman" territory at yesterday’s Democratic debate at a
sweltering Soldier Field (let’s just say "dressing for the weather" rather than
"dressing Presidential" – hell Bill Clinton played a saxophone!), how Stu Gotz
figures the New York City council is on the verge of over-goofing the Chicago
City Council with their supposed proposal to ban the words "bitch" and "ho,"
and how I still get excited watching a Space Shuttle take off.

And so, instead
of intellectual things, this blog is about a comic strip – "Calvin and

Sure, "Calvin and Hobbes" has been out of print for quite some
time now, but thanks to the internet, and the site
, I get to
again relive the fun Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, have, on a daily
basis.  I guess I have Google to thank for this because it was when I set
up my Google home page that I found the gocomics site, and sure enough, they had
a "Calvin and Hobbes" RSS feed, providing me a link, everyday to a classic

Now sure, that’s not that compelling, but yesterday was one of the
strips that even made budding engineers giddy as little schoolgirls.  I
vaguely remember the day, it was back in college, at the fraternity house where
I was a member, and Stevie gathered some of us together to test something
seen in a comic strip.  I don’t remember exactly who was there, it might
have been Odie, Gumby, or maybe Shithead, along with
myself, but I don’t think Yoda, Tosh, Elmer, Markie,
nor Hammy were around.  T.P. was probably back in New Jersey,
Flange might have been at 7-11, and Laughing Boy was probably
sleeping.  But there we were, some of us, with Stevie, in probably the 2nd
head, to see if maybe the world’s most brilliant engineer, Calvin, had stumbled
onto something of utmost importance in the world of toilets and toilet paper. 
And, as budding engineers, we had to test the scientific experiment over and
over again, at different toilets, do some modifications to our own control
groups, and sure enough, Calvin found a way to make young adults giddy as

Not wanting to infringe on some copyright things I won’t post the
actual comic here, but if you want to do your own scientific experiment at home,
thanks to Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes,

this link should take you to the comic
that brought a giant smile to my
face yesterday.  As stressful as college can be, something as simple as
toilet paper can bring good times.  Good times.  Go ahead, try it at
home, but depending on your toilet and toilet paper, be sure to have a plunger
around, just in case.

That’s it for this one! 
I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!