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Personal Hamster Huey

April 8, 2008

I am convinced that Bill Watterson was prescient and somehow had the ability to peer into the future and watch my life unfold before his very eyes. Upon seeing these visions, he set pen to paper and drew some of the most masterful comics the world has ever known. Copies of said comic follow.

Here's a refresher course, in case you've forgotten:

Calvin's dad and I have a lot in common. For instance, we're both stuck reading the same story every night. For me, I have to deal with this particular gem:
The sad thing is, this is just a part of the story (in book form) of that cinematographic masterpiece, Thomas and the Magic Railroad. I guess it wouldn't be so bad reading this book, but my little boy, Tank, has it memorized and breaks into the story to tell me who all the characters are. However, there's another book that goes with it that is the print version of the other half of Thomas and the Magic Railroad, which is just as scintillating a read.

Calvin's dad pretty much sums it up right here:


Chemgeek said...

Amen, brother!!!!

I've blacklisted a number of stories in my house. But, that only works if I hide them in the garage.

Frank said...

I have a 3 year old niece, and although I do not live with her 24/7, thus sparing me the torture of reading the same book every night, she does regularly insist that I read the same Dora The Explorer book 27-or-so times every time I visit her.

Ψ*Ψ said...

My brother LOVED Thomas the tank engine when he was little.

Anonymous said...

"Will the townspeople ever find Hamster Huey's head?"

I miss Calvin and Hobbes.


Lisa-tastrophies said...

I'm not allowed to have hamsters anymore. I was officially banned when I was about 7 after I had managed to "relocate" 12 hamsters within a 6 week period. It wasn't pretty.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I miss you, Hap. Hope everything is well.

Anonymous said...

"Not home" blocks a wide variety of websites, of which this is one. (Half of me wishes Websense would block Slashdot and Pharyngula, the other half wishes that Websense would be thrown into an abyss somewhere.)

I have to remember to use my wife's computer, but she's usually playing something with puzzles during the week (and occasionally school). At least she isn't smoking anymore.


P.S. If I don't have a website, openID, or Google/Blogger ID, what should I be doing?