The sort of cultural analysis of which we need more

This makes me happy, though it falls apart under the slightest scrutiny (Hobbes was always more reasonable than Calvin – he was the one who would’ve sold out G.R.O.S.S. in a heartbeat, if it meant smooches).

Also, I take vehement exception to the idea that Calvin’s father was some sort of repressive force in his life.  Calvin may have perceived it that way, but if we’re forced to pick one of Calvin’s parents as the source of his over-active imagination, I think his dad wins easily.

Also also, Calvinball is like the opposite of Fight Club.  Calvinball is gleeful anarchy; Fight Club is basically fascism for frat boys.

Okay, so the idea of Calvin and Hobbes as Jack and Tyler is totally wrong.  Still, fun to think about.

(via Punkass Blog)


3 thoughts on “The sort of cultural analysis of which we need more

  1. Ananth

    Did you read the discussion questions at the End? Perhaps Hobbes took over as the dominant personality….

  2. Steve

    I still don’t think it works. Hobbes is far too self-assured to become either Jack or Tyler.

  3. Nicole

    The guy that wrote Calvin and Hobbes lives down the street from my parents. That’s my only comment.

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