Dobblesworth wrote:PatrickRsGhost wrote:Dobblesworth wrote:As someone who spent last night demolishing my family at Mario Kart: Double Dash, and as someone who can't code for toffee and who doesn't know this "Calvin and Hobbes" thing, I'm going to have to say I only enjoyed the upper strip.
What? You don't know Calvin and Hobbes? You don't know Calvin and Hobbes??? YOU DON'T KNOW CALVIN AND HOBBES????!!!!!!
Here. Educate yourself. Enjoy. It might take you a few days to read them all. That's fine. Put on a pot of coffee. Buy a case of Mountain Dew. Be enlightened.
Calvin and Hobbes isn't something we have in the UK. If we do, it's very much been and gone and it certainly never touched on my childhood, or the cartoon strip sections of a sweep of British newspapers in general. I think I might have seen them on a schoolfriend's parent-enforced desktop background, but otherwise no - I Don't Know Calvin & Hobbes. I am not trolling. I am merely saying some readers of xkcd don't reside in typical midwestern American suburbia and don't read cartoon strips of a ~5yr old protagonist philosophising with his plush tiger whilst riding downhill in a very American red suburban child wagon.
Errrr, even though I never used to be consciously aware of it, when I was young, Calvin and hobbes is everywhere in the uk. And it did used to be printed in news papers here. Its totally saturated the pop culture, I don't think its got anything to do with being American. Thats like saying you've never heard of the Simpsons because you don't live in a middle American christian family(..and talking of which, the Simpson's has had like 12 references to Calvin and hobbes over the years. Maybe more. The best one recently is when Moe asks Bart if he has a teeshirt with "Calvin peeing on hobbes". lol). I'm guessing you just missed out, but theres still time for you!