There’s the stegosaurus out front! There’s the National History museum. Hooray! I can’t wait to see all the dinosaurs! C’mon. Let’s hurry! It’s certainly been a while since we’ve been here, hasn’t it? At the museum’s request, yes. Oh, that’s right. Calvin, no biting people this time, remember? RROWRR” Calvin and Hobbes sit on the backseat of their car and look excited as the family arrives at the Natural History Museum. Calvin looks forward to see the dinosaurs. He hurries out of the car towards the entrance. His parents are less enthusiast. Calvin makes very funny dinosaur faces. His mother says that it’s been a while. The father adds that the museum wanted it that way. The mother reminds Calvin not to bite people again.
What kind of dinosaur did you say this was? It’s a stegosaurus! He looks pretty ferocious. No, he was a plant eater. The tail spikes were for self-defense. Oh. Did tyrannosaurs fight these? Of course not, Mom! Turannosaurs came millions of years later! Look, try not to embarrass me when we go inside, OK? Why are we going here if he already knows everything? The family stands in front of the museum and looks at an enormous stegosaurus. His mother asks what kind of dinosaur it is and Calvin answers thrilled that it’s a stegosaurs. Calvin’s mom want to know if they combated tyrannosaurs. Calvin says no and feels ashamed of his mother. His dad clearly wants to go home.
Look, Hobbes, here’s an ancestor of YOURS! A saber-toothed tiger! Ha ha, I’ll bet HE was popular! If anyone needed to open a can of juice, they’d just put him over it and hit him on the head! Ha ha! Hee hee, I’ll bet they died out because they couldn’t understand each other! They pwobabbyy dokked wike diff! Ha ha ha! … all in all, though, they were undoubtedly the pinnacle of prehistoric evolution. Hobbes and Calvin look at a saber-toothed tiger in the museum. Calvin mocks them by saying the sure spoke very unclear. Hobbes is mad at Calvin and grabs him, ready to fight. Calvin calms the tiger down.
There are plenty of good dinosaur strips and I chose this one to be my favorite. I like the faces Calvin makes in the first and the third one. I think it’s only for our best if we grown ups have a thing that thrills us as much as dinosaurs do with Calvin.
GRGHHG. GHHHHHHH. GRRRRRRGH. RGGHH SNORRTT GHACKHGG. Heh Heh Heh…Sorry…a little sinus congestion…Sighhh…There are a couple of pictures with a tyranosaurus and more dinosaurs. They make wild, creepy noises. Suddenly, Calvin makes all these noises. Everyone in class is staring at him like he’s some kind of freak. Calvin feels very embarrassed and says sorry. He’s worried.
Been there, felt that.