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2013-11-11 12:29:25 PM
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approves of the Spiffy tag.
 
2013-11-11 12:31:51 PM
Subby do you even know the rules to Calvinball?
 
2013-11-11 12:41:23 PM
"Other kids' games are all such a bore!
They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It's never the same! It's always bizarre!
You don't need a team or a referee!
You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!"
 
2013-11-11 12:48:23 PM

Treygreen13: "Other kids' games are all such a bore!
They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It's never the same! It's always bizarre!
You don't need a team or a referee!
You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!"


On a whim, while I was in the navy, I sent out a mass email asking people on my ship if they wanted to create a Calvinball league. After many emails from higher ups threatening to reprimand me, and many more asking "huh?" I got about 12 people. We created two teams "The Stupendous Men" and "The Mandibles of Death." We had our own jerseys we made off custom ink, though they made some slight changes during production to avoid copyright issues, I guess. Hobbes was missing his stripes. But we had fun. And it was great to see that OS get pissed when people started taking my email seriously.

/csb
 
2013-11-11 12:57:04 PM
i46.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-11 12:57:23 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Treygreen13: "Other kids' games are all such a bore!
They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It's never the same! It's always bizarre!
You don't need a team or a referee!
You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!"

On a whim, while I was in the navy, I sent out a mass email asking people on my ship if they wanted to create a Calvinball league. After many emails from higher ups threatening to reprimand me, and many more asking "huh?" I got about 12 people. We created two teams "The Stupendous Men" and "The Mandibles of Death." We had our own jerseys we made off custom ink, though they made some slight changes during production to avoid copyright issues, I guess. Hobbes was missing his stripes. But we had fun. And it was great to see that OS get pissed when people started taking my email seriously.

/csb


This is one of the greatest stories I've ever read.
 
2013-11-11 01:07:36 PM

AbiNormal: Subby do you even know the rules to Calvinball?


Permanent Rule: You may not play the Calvinball the same way twice.

Primary Rule: The following rules are subject to be changed, amended, or deleted by any player(s) involved. These rules are not required, nor necessary to play Calvinball.

1.0. The following words in these rules are mostly freely interchangeable, the Primary Rule applies:

Can

May

Must

Shall

Should

Will

Would

1.1. All players must wear a Calvinball mask (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.1). No one may question the masks.

1.2 Any player may declare a new rule at any point in the game. The player may do this audibly or silently depending on what zone (Refer to Rule 1.5) the player is in.

1.3. A player may use the Calvinball (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.2) in any way the player see fits, whether it be to incur injury upon other players or to gain benefits for himself.

1.4. Any penalty legislation may be in the form of pain, embarassment, or any degradation the rulee wishes to execute upon the other player.

1.5 The Calvinball Field (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.3) should consist of areas, or zones, which are governed by a set of rules declared by players. Zones may be appear and disappear as often and wherever the player decides. For example, a corollary zone would enable a player to make a corollary (sub-rule) to any rule already made. Or a pernicious poem place would require the intruder to do what the name implies. Or an opposite zone would enable a player to declare reverse playibility on the others. (Remember, the player would declare this zone oppositely by not declaring it.)

1.6 Flags (Calvinball Equipment 2.3) shall be named by players whom shall also assign the power and rules which shall govern that flag.

1.7 Songs are an integral part of Calvinball and verses must be sung spontaneously through the game when randomly assigned events occur.

1.8 Score may be kept or disregarded. In the event that score is kept, it shall have no bearing on the game nor shall it have any logical consistency to it. (Legal scores include 'Q to 12', 'BW-109 to YU-34, and 'Nosebleed to Pelvic Fracture'.)

Calvinball Equipment

2.1. Mask - All participants are required to wear a mask

2.2. Calvinball - A Calvinball may be a soccerball, volleyball, or any other reasonable ball. Bowling balls are accepted.

2.3 Calvinball Field - The Calvinball Field should be any well-sized field, preferably with trees, rocks, grass, creeks, and other natural obstacles.

2.4 Miscellaneous - Other optional equipment include flags, wickets (especially of the time-fracture variety), and anything else the players wish to include.

Calvinball Miscellaneous

3.1 Before, During or After the Game the Calvinball Song can/may/must/can't/may not/mustn't be sung:

"Other kids' games are all such a bore!
They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It's never the same! It's always bizarre!
You don't need a team or a referee!
You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!"
(Backup-Singing "Rumma Tum Tums")

3.2 Calvinball quotes include but are not limited to

"feel free to harmonize with Hobbes on the Rumma-tum-tums" (Calvin to Rosalyn)
"No sport is less organized then Calvinball" (Hobbes)
"Sooner or later, all our games turn into Calvinball." (Calvin)
"The score is still Q to 12!" (Calvin)
 
2013-11-11 01:11:11 PM

Snapper Carr: AbiNormal: Subby do you even know the rules to Calvinball?

Permanent Rule: You may not play the Calvinball the same way twice.

Primary Rule: The following rules are subject to be changed, amended, or deleted by any player(s) involved. These rules are not required, nor necessary to play Calvinball.

1.0. The following words in these rules are mostly freely interchangeable, the Primary Rule applies:

Can

May

Must

Shall

Should

Will

Would

1.1. All players must wear a Calvinball mask (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.1). No one may question the masks.

1.2 Any player may declare a new rule at any point in the game. The player may do this audibly or silently depending on what zone (Refer to Rule 1.5) the player is in.

1.3. A player may use the Calvinball (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.2) in any way the player see fits, whether it be to incur injury upon other players or to gain benefits for himself.

1.4. Any penalty legislation may be in the form of pain, embarassment, or any degradation the rulee wishes to execute upon the other player.

1.5 The Calvinball Field (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.3) should consist of areas, or zones, which are governed by a set of rules declared by players. Zones may be appear and disappear as often and wherever the player decides. For example, a corollary zone would enable a player to make a corollary (sub-rule) to any rule already made. Or a pernicious poem place would require the intruder to do what the name implies. Or an opposite zone would enable a player to declare reverse playibility on the others. (Remember, the player would declare this zone oppositely by not declaring it.)

1.6 Flags (Calvinball Equipment 2.3) shall be named by players whom shall also assign the power and rules which shall govern that flag.

1.7 Songs are an integral part of Calvinball and verses must be sung spontaneously through the game when randomly assigned events occur.

1.8 Score may be kept or disregarded. In the event that ...


Nice!
 
2013-11-11 01:12:49 PM

RedPhoenix122: ThatBillmanGuy: Treygreen13: "Other kids' games are all such a bore!
They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It's never the same! It's always bizarre!
You don't need a team or a referee!
You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!"

On a whim, while I was in the navy, I sent out a mass email asking people on my ship if they wanted to create a Calvinball league. After many emails from higher ups threatening to reprimand me, and many more asking "huh?" I got about 12 people. We created two teams "The Stupendous Men" and "The Mandibles of Death." We had our own jerseys we made off custom ink, though they made some slight changes during production to avoid copyright issues, I guess. Hobbes was missing his stripes. But we had fun. And it was great to see that OS get pissed when people started taking my email seriously.

/csb

This is one of the greatest stories I've ever read.


I just found one of the custom jerseys in storage. They didn't come out too bad!

i1188.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-11 01:16:31 PM

Snapper Carr: AbiNormal: Subby do you even know the rules to Calvinball?

Permanent Rule: You may not play the Calvinball the same way twice.

Primary Rule: The following rules are subject to be changed, amended, or deleted by any player(s) involved. These rules are not required, nor necessary to play Calvinball.

1.0. The following words in these rules are mostly freely interchangeable, the Primary Rule applies:

Can

May

Must

Shall

Should

Will

Would

1.1. All players must wear a Calvinball mask (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.1). No one may question the masks.

1.2 Any player may declare a new rule at any point in the game. The player may do this audibly or silently depending on what zone (Refer to Rule 1.5) the player is in.

1.3. A player may use the Calvinball (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.2) in any way the player see fits, whether it be to incur injury upon other players or to gain benefits for himself.

1.4. Any penalty legislation may be in the form of pain, embarassment, or any degradation the rulee wishes to execute upon the other player.

1.5 The Calvinball Field (See Calvinball Equipment - 2.3) should consist of areas, or zones, which are governed by a set of rules declared by players. Zones may be appear and disappear as often and wherever the player decides. For example, a corollary zone would enable a player to make a corollary (sub-rule) to any rule already made. Or a pernicious poem place would require the intruder to do what the name implies. Or an opposite zone would enable a player to declare reverse playibility on the others. (Remember, the player would declare this zone oppositely by not declaring it.)

1.6 Flags (Calvinball Equipment 2.3) shall be named by players whom shall also assign the power and rules which shall govern that flag.

1.7 Songs are an integral part of Calvinball and verses must be sung spontaneously through the game when randomly assigned events occur.

1.8 Score may be kept or disregarded. In the event that ...


My brain hurts.
 
2013-11-11 01:48:43 PM
This may be a road trip.  I hope there are some Krazy Kat strips on exhibit.  Beautiful stuff.

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2013-11-11 01:59:15 PM
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2013-11-11 02:08:35 PM

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SO DO YOU!
 
2013-11-11 02:38:30 PM
Do the cheerleaders still run up for smooches?
 
2013-11-11 03:03:38 PM
Ya know, if you wanted to raise funds for a cause you could auction off a few items a month for surprisingly high returns.
 
2013-11-11 03:29:25 PM
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2013-11-11 04:23:06 PM
What this country needs is a professional Calvinball league.
 
2013-11-11 04:30:14 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: On a whim, while I was in the navy, I sent out a mass email asking people on my ship if they wanted to create a Calvinball league. After many emails from higher ups threatening to reprimand me, and many more asking "huh?" I got about 12 people. We created two teams "The Stupendous Men" and "The Mandibles of Death." We had our own jerseys we made off custom ink, though they made some slight changes during production to avoid copyright issues, I guess. Hobbes was missing his stripes. But we had fun. And it was great to see that OS get pissed when people started taking my email seriously.


Rule 18.3A: No live fire.
 
2013-11-11 05:15:09 PM
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2013-11-11 05:34:03 PM

WelldeadLink: ThatBillmanGuy: On a whim, while I was in the navy, I sent out a mass email asking people on my ship if they wanted to create a Calvinball league. After many emails from higher ups threatening to reprimand me, and many more asking "huh?" I got about 12 people. We created two teams "The Stupendous Men" and "The Mandibles of Death." We had our own jerseys we made off custom ink, though they made some slight changes during production to avoid copyright issues, I guess. Hobbes was missing his stripes. But we had fun. And it was great to see that OS get pissed when people started taking my email seriously.

Rule 18.3A: No live fire.


Now you're just trying to take the fun out of it.
 
2013-11-11 05:52:31 PM

AbiNormal: Subby do you even know the rules to Calvinball?


I do; they're surprisingly similar to Mornington Crescent.
 
2013-11-11 07:14:49 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
Where does hanging this strip in a museum fall in the art/pulp spectrum?
 
2013-11-11 09:45:51 PM
More importantly, will we ever learn about The Noodle Incident?


/I want to know more
 
2013-11-11 09:53:36 PM

andrewagill: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x291]
Where does hanging this strip in a museum fall in the art/pulp spectrum?


High Art...It's critical of all art and Hobbes pretentious feelings about it echo the art worlds critics.
 
das
2013-11-12 03:07:44 AM
We have met the enemy, and he is us!!!
 
2013-11-12 12:45:50 PM

Gleeman: More importantly, will we ever learn about The Noodle Incident?


/I want to know more


You'll have to read "Hamster Huey and The Gooey Kablooie" to learn more.
 
2013-11-12 01:34:34 PM

anfrind: Gleeman: More importantly, will we ever learn about The Noodle Incident?


/I want to know more

You'll have to read "Hamster Huey and The Gooey Kablooie" to learn more.


Now that would be an awesome band name.
 
2013-11-12 03:43:49 PM

AbiNormal: anfrind: Gleeman: More importantly, will we ever learn about The Noodle Incident?


/I want to know more

You'll have to read "Hamster Huey and The Gooey Kablooie" to learn more.

Now that would be an awesome band name.


assets.amuniversal.com
 
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