Posts tagged ‘cartoons’

Under the surface

July 14th, 2009
Cartoon by hugh macleod

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod

under the
is more surface . . .


Subjects of matter

February 8th, 2009
Cartoon by hugh macleod

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod

“People matter. Objects don’t,”
he wrote on an object,
with a liar’s smile
on his face.

Presenting Ratta’s gallery

April 3rd, 2007

Ratta presenting her gallery

[Ratta is proudly presenting her gallery.]

Real as a tiger could be

March 15th, 2007

We have already quoted Calvin & Hobbes here several times. In Wikipedia’s entry on Calvin & Hobbes it says:

Calvin sees Hobbes a different way (alive), while other characters see him as something else (a stuffed animal).
Wikipedia, 2007-03-15

In fact, there is a whole article on its own about Hobbes including a discussion of his reality, also quoting creator Bill Watterson:

When Hobbes is a stuffed toy in one panel and alive in the next, I’m juxtaposing the “grown-up” version of reality with Calvin’s version, and inviting the reader to decide which is truer.
— Bill Watterson, as cited in Wikipedia, 2007-03-15

I remember having discussed this issue with friends. Apparently, many (that is most if not all of my friends) see Hobbes as a stuffed animal. They think that Hobbes as a real tiger exists only in Calvin’s imaginations.
Whereas, I think that Hobbes is real as a tiger could be, and it is only other’s imagination where Hobbes is a stuffed animal.

Though, this is imaginary, of course.

Just don’t move!

November 9th, 2006

Ratta quoting Russell on all movements

[Ratta suggests not to move at all since Bertrand Russell said that all movements go too far, and this is certainly true. Those isolated better be independent, of course.]

What makes sense?

October 22nd, 2006

Ratta says that humans make sense

[What makes sense? — Ratta’s answer: Humans do!]


October 2nd, 2006

Distinctive Ratta