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    calvin's dad: words of wisdom from bill watterson

    a friend showed me this a few days ago. i thought the rest of internet (especially you kids) might dig it.


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    I want stickers of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_9
    I want stickers of that.
    this is a ****ing great idea. i'm so getting on that. but i wish i could find an unedited original black and white scan. i'll have to find out which book it's in and make my own. plus: you can get sticker paper for your printer, though i'm sure you know this... making stickers is fun. and putting them places that will make people stop and think is good.

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    calvin's dad is a bona feeday baddass
    give me war redder than blood and fiercer than fire!

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    Calvin and Hobbes....greatest comic ever
    ...take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
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    if anything, doesnt that reflect poorly on cyclists? the message i got from it is that cyclists are annoying, opinionated, nerdy, and whiny? the other way to take is the dad's statement as a good opinion, but then its not really funny, or interesting.

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    agreed, I collected all the books in elementary school. Tell me when you find the B&W one, maybe I'll try and look for it too..

    ^err.. agreed to Calvin and Hobbes being the best comic ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by youth
    this is a ****ing great idea. i'm so getting on that. but i wish i could find an unedited original black and white scan. i'll have to find out which book it's in and make my own. plus: you can get sticker paper for your printer, though i'm sure you know this... making stickers is fun. and putting them places that will make people stop and think is good.
    I dunno if you can search ucomics.com, but I used to get it daily 10 years expostfacto in my work email, and that's printed out and stuck in my veal fattening pen, from there. In b&w.

    You all are graphic designers, can't a graphic edit program suck the color out of it?

    I'll bet Calvin's dad would ride a road conversion with two centrepull brakes.

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    calvin and hobbes is great. that would make a decent sticker--if you could clear copyrights. or do whatever it would take to keep from getting sued.

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    I've got like enough leftover sticker paper at work to print probably 6000 of those at the original printed size if I had a good scan, and the fastest, biggest laser printer on the planet, but sadly, that's illegal

    And FWIW, he's riding a geared MTB. In lycra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zip22
    if anything, doesnt that reflect poorly on cyclists? the message i got from it is that cyclists are annoying, opinionated, nerdy, and whiny? the other way to take is the dad's statement as a good opinion, but then its not really funny, or interesting.
    uh-oh...someone needs 20 cc's of a sense of humor....stat!

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    You all are graphic designers, can't a graphic edit program suck the color out of it?
    Unfortunatly, when it's been downsized for the net, the resolution when printed is so bad that you wouldn't want to take the time to suck the color out...

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    http://www.angelfire.com/wa/zzaran/calvin.html

    You won't find it there, but man, that stuff is great.

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    check it out: this is a transparent gif so depending on your browser it might look crazy, but this is awesome. i'm not sure if i like it more or less without calvin though. i think the inclusion of calvin in the (sticker) image would raise more awareness as people would feel comfortable with the character. but this is pretty awesome nonetheless.



    at second glance i have decided that it does in fact need to include calvin for the full effect. my search continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    And FWIW, he's riding a geared MTB. In lycra...
    mmmm, lycra. I always thought it was an ss tensioner.

    Calvin rides ss though. And he doesn't even need to reach the pedals.

    Crashes a lot though. Maybe he read the Puma book in Vice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
    uh-oh...someone needs 20 cc's of a sense of humor....stat!
    i did think it was funny, because calvin thought his dad was nerdy, opinionated and uninteresting.

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    that's pretty much the way all my non-biker friends feel about me.

    They're wrong, of course, but that's just the way they feel.

    Still. I want stickers.

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    the best i can do in a few minutes. and another that maybe should be added to the "being a messenger" thread a little while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedude
    the best i can do in a few minutes. and another that maybe should be added to the "being a messenger" thread a little while back.
    wow thanks, that second one is perfect for stickering as far as color and contrast go... i just hope it's big enough. regardless, i'm stealing that, thanks dude. also: the third image is equally as amazing.

    i love being stoked on riding my bicycle. it makes me happy.

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    i like the third one...it's perfect. even with wrecks, drivers harrassing you, accidents with inattentive (or malicious) drivers, all the obvious things that sort of suck...you go out there and keep doing it. and keep loving it. i like that third one a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel
    i like the third one...it's perfect. even with wrecks, drivers harrassing you, accidents with inattentive (or malicious) drivers, all the obvious things that sort of suck...you go out there and keep doing it. and keep loving it. i like that third one a lot.
    Yeah, but it doesn't have Calvin in it

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    Someone with photoshop...please superimpose Sheldon Brown's avatar on Calvin's dad's head.
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    hm...well, if you could get that frame with tighter track geometry....


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    bill watterson was the dad. he still lives as a recluse just a couple miles from my parents house in cleveland, probably still bikes too.

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