One of my favorite cartoon strips growing up was undoubtedly Calvin & Hobbes. I can’t say enough good things about the artwork, humor and innocent fun Bill Watterson brought to life in these two characters. You can imagine my dismay as my childhood hero has in recent years been transformed from a charming and sometimes menacingly innocent little boy into a filthy spokesperson for public urination raining his kidney juice all over every American made auto manufacturer’s logo, Nascar numbers and basically anything else that can be urinated on or defiled in some manner.
I’ve had enough. I’m sure countless Calvin loving Americans have had enough as well. This is not Calvin. It’s some alter ego, cruel half brother or evil urination addicted twin, not sweet innocent Calvin. What’s worse is we haven’t even seen Hobbes anywhere. He’s probably so embarrassed he’s afraid to show his face in public to avoid the onslaught of public humiliation and the ensuing paparazzi.
Peeing Calvin’s time has come. He’s gotten away with murder, well public urination which just happens to also be against the law, for much too long. It was bound to happen sometime, and that time is now. Calvin is busted.