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This one somehow escaped our attention last year when we ran our epic look at all the Calvin and Hobbes’ New Years strips:

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A Quick Calvin and Hobbes

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As good a time as any to link to my (second) favorite Xmas-related C&H strip of all time, “Calvin Dreams of a Gracious Santa”. Those who received our year-end appeal/newsletter will be familiar with number one.

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Doing Wrong Well: Augustine and Machiavellian Anthropology

Doing Wrong Well: Augustine and Machiavellian Anthropology

I’ve been reading Niccolo Machiavelli lately, the brilliant Renaissance-era adviser of princes, and have found myself much more attracted to him than I’d expected. To say that his reputation precedes him is an understatement–very few last names become as frequently dropped modifiers as ‘Machiavellian’, which usually refers to someone who believes that ends justify means (a statement often misattributed to the Florentine) and endorses cruelty, opportunism, and cold manipulation. But there’s a gap between Machiavelli’s reputation and his writings, and I think that gap can speak to us.

I won’t attempt (and don’t think there’s much warrant for) a revisionist reading…

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You Know It’s a Good Day When

1. The breathtaking trailer for Wes Anderson’s new film hits the web:

2. Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson breaks his silence and gives an interview!

3. The Washington Post acknowledges/validates your existence. It’s almost too much. Strike up the foreboding violin music…

From The Onion: Fantasized Argument Getting Pretty Intense

A great quick one about inner-lawyers and the heat they can generate when the wheels start turning:

BELMONT, MA­­—Escalating over the course of 20 minutes from a restrained discussion with a coworker to a heated confrontation between multiple members of his management team, the fantasized argument currently taking place in the mind of Digital Ventures, Inc. employee Jesse Newman is getting pretty intense, sources confirmed today. “You’re talking to me about incompetence? Me?” Newman said in his mind while furrowing his brow and letting the entirely fictitious dispute go to an increasingly frank and emotionally charged place. “Mark, no one in this room agrees with you. Why? Because they don’t respect you. And they never have. And if you honestly believe that what you do around here is in any way vital, or important, or irreplaceable, then you are out of your mind. Absolutely out of your mind. No…you made it personal by insinuating that I wasn’t up to the task.”

Read the rest here.

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Resolving to Love Calvin and Hobbes (18 Years Later)

Resolving to Love Calvin and Hobbes (18 Years Later)

It’s hard to believe that New Year’s Eve marks the 18th anniversary of the end of Calvin and Hobbes. While 18 years may sound like a long time, the strip has hardly dated at all. Instead, it is slowly but surely being recognized as the work of art that it is/was, and not just by us. The amount of expression and joy and humanity that Bill Watterson was able to wring out of those four panels over ten short years (1985-1995) is simply astounding. Mark my words: Calvin and Hobbes will go down as one of the abiding cultural achievements…

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