Funny in 1986

This is the first panel of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip published on 7 July 1986:

What do you think the odds are that this would have made it into the papers in 2011? And, if it did, can you imagine the letters to the editor?



Calvin on General Relativity

Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Make Stuff Up with Confidence

Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson

I foresee my lovely spouse having this same conversation with our daughters. To paraphrase a conversation with my younger brother in which we reflected upon our childhood:

Bro: I used to think you knew everything about everything. Finally, I realized that you just made stuff up.

Moi: Yes, but I said it with confidence. . .