Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Friday, December 23, 2005

Calvin's Letter From Santa

Calvin and Hobbes is one of my all time favorite comic strips. This year, they came out with the complete 3 volume set, and reruns of old strips are being run in the paper for one year. Last Sunday's Letter From Santa strip made me think of KM playing the Santa Card. It loses something without the pictures, but the text alone is a hoot.

My hands were all shaky,
My face had gone pale.
A letter from Santa
Just arrived in the mail!

It was hand-written
In old-fashioned Ink Pen.
It was handsomely printed
And dated twelve ten.

"Dear Calvin," it said,
'I'm writing because
This year I've repealed
My 'naughty/nice' laws.

So now, I urge you:
Be vulgar and crude!
I like it when children
are boorish and rude!

Burp at the table!
Gargle your peas!
Never say 'thank you:
'You're welcome, '
or 'please'.

Talk back to your mother!
Don't do as you're told!
Stick your tongue out
At your dad if he scolds!

Drive everyone crazy,
I really don't care!
Act like a jerk,
Anytime, anywhere!

I'm changing the rules!
The bad girls and boys
Will be, from now on,
The ones who get toys!

Good little kids make
me sick, It's no joke
Signed Santa."

. . . and then I awoke. . . .

I hate being good
(or trying to fake it)
Six days until Christmas!
I don't think I'll make it.

Bill Watterson c1993


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