Good news, Hobbes! I’m starting a secret club, and you can be in it! Oh, boy! It’ll be great! We’ll think of secret names for ourselves, secret codes for our secret correspondence, a secret handshake,… We’ll have a secret club-house with a secret known to get in, and we’ll do big secretive things! Why all the secrecy? People pay more attention to you when they think you’re up to something. Hobbes lies under a tree as Calvin approaches. Calvin brings good news: He wants to found a secret club. He’s full of energy and really looking forward to this. Hobbes is pleased about the idea and is happy that he’ll be able to join. Calvin says that basically everything about the club will be top secret: codes, correspondence, handshake. Hobbes wonders why it all has to be that secret. Calvin tells a puzzled Hobbes that people will pay more attention for the club when it’s all secret.
OK, the first thing we need is a name for our secret club. Let’s call it “”The Hobbes Fan Club”"! THE HOBBES FAN CLUB?! GIVE ME A BREAK! I’M SURE! This is a top-secret society! The name should be something mysterious! Something vaguely ominous and chilling! Something like “”The Sinister Icy Black Hand of Death Club”"! I still like my idea better. Calvin and hobbes are on a walk outdoor. Calvin comes up with the next steps for the foundation of the secret club: Finding a name. Hobbes has a very self confident proposal: He wants his own name in the club name. Calvin is not pleased at all and gets a little angry. Calvin says that it should be more mysterious and dark. He makes a really creepy suggestion: “The Sinister Icy Black Hand of Death Club”. Hobbes is not convinced and insists on his idea.
I got it! We’ll call our club GROSS – Get Rid Of Slimy girlS! That way, Susie Derkins can’t join! Is she slimy? ALL girls are slimy. Now the first order of business is to elect officers. I get to be president! I get to be president! Oh, no you don’t! This whole club was my idea, so I get to be president. OK, then I get to be king and tyrant. Hey, no! THAT’S what I want to be! You can be President.
Calvin and Hobbes are playing with news papers. They are building paper hats and put them on. Calvin has an idea for the name of the club: GROSS. It stands for “Get Rid Of Slimy girlS”. He says that Susie Derkins won’t be able to join since she’s slimy. Hobbes asks if she is really slimy. Calvin claims all girls are and says that they need to choose positions within the club. Hobbes wants to be president. Calvin insists on this title, because he founded the club. Hobbes wants to be king and tyrant which Calvin likes even more after Hobbes said it.
My club as a kid was called the “A club” and yes, it was top secret. Actually I’m going to kill you for just receiving this information. Why the violence? Guess who was the tyrant in that club.