Join Date: May 2001
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
I seem to recall a Calvin & Hobbes strip (God I miss them!) that delt with the issue of 'normalness.' It even has a cycling tye in.
Calvin and Hobbes were discussing what 'normal' was, and concluded that everyone thought that their own environment was normal. People are brought up to believe that what their parents teach them is 'normal.' At this point the door opens, and Calvin's father enters with bike, saying, "Boy! There's nothing like a twenty mile ride in 6 inches of snow, followed by some dry toast and a bowl of nice, gummy oatmeal!" Calvin and Hobbes look on in disbelief, while Calvin says, "Maybe normal is too strong a word," followed by Hobbes', "Yeah, I think we'd know normal if we saw it."
Admittedly, it works a lot better when you can actually see the strip, but try as I may, I can't find it.