Teaching today -- we're doing Le Guin The Dispossessed, which she wrote sometime in the early 70's, I'm reckoning -- anyway, I say, "Okay, what's happening in the U.S. at this point? Let's hop in the Way-Back machine, as Calvin would say --"
One of my students interrupts: "Who is this Calvin you keep talking about?"
"Yeah," says another. "Yout keep bringing up examples from Calvin and Hobbes. Who is that?"
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I just don't know, folks.
Crashed and Burned?
You make the call.
2 hours ago
nah. the kids who you're teaching are probably young enough that calvin and hobbes (the comic strip)were more present in their lives than calvin and hobbes (the philosophers).
i couldn't tell you a thing calvin or hobbes, the philospher or comic strip, had to say. but i have possibly the worst memory of anyone i know.
hopefully you introduced them to the concept of the eponymous philosophers, so next time they can at least not look silly.
No, no. It was Calvin & Hobbes the *comic* strip they had never heard of.
They have never heard of the philosopher, either, mind you. But that is not a shock.
Oh, my kids are being raised on Calvin and Hobbes. Geeky Boy just bought another of the books yesterday, which he read in about an hour. He loves them. I have almost all the books; he's filling in the ones that have become tattered or lost. I'm sure Geeky Girl will pick them up when she's a better reader.
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