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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:18 AM

The Calvin and Hobbes strip was successful in renaming the Big Bang in certain scientific circles!

The strip for Sunday, May 5, 1991 criticized the naming of The Big Bang as not evocative of the wonders behind it, and coined "Horrendous Space Kablooie".An alternative that achieved some informal popularity among scientists and was often shortened to "the HSK. The term has also been referenced in newspapers, books, and university courses.


With rare exceptions, the strip avoided reference to actual people or events. Exceptions include Calvin once stating his desire to grow a beard like the members of ZZ Top, and a strip from April 1988 in which Calvin refers to his dad as the "Gene Siskel of Saturday morning TV", after he loudly expresses his resentment of the banality and morality of the animated cartoon Calvin is watching.

Watterson lampoons public decadence and apathy, commercialism, and the pandering nature of the mass media. The comic strip was launched in 1985 and 18 Calvin and Hobbes books published with 45 million being sold.
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HSK it is!

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Reply The Calvin and Hobbes strip was successful in renaming the Big Bang in certain scientific circles! (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 OP
randome Dec 2012 #1
tularetom Dec 2012 #2
Frustratedlady Dec 2012 #3
Hong Kong Cavalier Dec 2012 #6
Ron Obvious Dec 2012 #4
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #5

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:26 AM

1. I always thought of it as The Big Climax.

Or The Big Orgasm. But 'Climax' rolls off the tongue better.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:38 AM

2. Jeezus I miss that strip

I'm responsible for at least 18 of those 45 million books sold.

And the saddest part of it is when my 16 year old grandson saw one of the books he said "hey that's that kid who's always peeing on things".



Those fucking decals are all that remains of this great comic strip.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:40 AM

3. This reminded me to go back and search some old Calvin snowman toons...

I laughed until my sides ached.

Snow Art in Real Life!






















http://funnybizblog.com/funny-stuff/calvin-hobbes-snowman-cartoons





















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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:16 PM

6. I despise those decals.

Bill Watterson doesn't see a dime from any of those.

They're all copyright violations. Every single one. He never marketed anything beyond the collection books.

My favorite strip of all time. The Far Side is a very close second.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:48 AM

4. Calvin & Hobbes was always a favourite of scientists & engineers

It was a close thing between The Far Side and Calvin & Hobbes as to which one was found on more scientist' office doors in those days, though TFS probably shaded it...

Me, I was a Robotman fan in addition to those two back then.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:08 PM

5. Big fan. nm

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