Thursday, March 24, 2011

Appreciating Winter's Last Hurrah

DAY 16 OF 46

Bright sunshine, about 75 degrees, and just the slightest touch of a light breeze.

Sound wonderful? It has been, at least here in the Dallas area today.

But as I surf the Internet, listen to the news, and read posts on FaceBook, I realize that many people across the United States continue to suffer through what seems to be an interminable winter of snow, freezing rain, and biting wind.

So, instead of rubbing salt into the wound by going on and on about our great Spring weather here in North Texas, how about some classic, laugh-out-loud winter humor from the greatest comic strip of all time, Calvin and Hobbes?

Besides, come August, the weather down here will be absolutely nothing to brag about.

So, without any further ado, in Bill Waterson's own inimitable style, I hope you enjoy this sampling from the outrageous Snowman Series, featuring the irascible talents of one incredibly precocious little boy:

For the complete series, click here.

Now, don't the last gasps of winter seem a little less depressing?

DISCLAIMER: Since Bill Waterson's own site featuring his comic strip has been shut down, and I'm not sure who owns the digital rights to these images, I don't know how to get official permission to use them. As far as I've been able to research, his Calvin and Hobbes books are now out of print. At least I'm not making any money off of their use here.

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