Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Best Homework Excuse Ever

November 18, 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes." Enjoy.

I was sitting under the tree in our backyard with a notepad and pen, writing my book report which was due in the morning. 
The sky was beginning to darken. 
Suddenly, a very bright light stabbed through the branches overhead, shimmering oddly. 
A spaceship landed in front of me. 
I jumped up, startled. A scream caught in my throat.
Then, the aliens emerged: five little green men. One ran up and snatched the notebook from my hands. Scurrying back to his brethren, he began tearing paper out, handing the torn pages to each of them. 
I guess they were hungry.


  1. Classic Calvin! I loved this comic. Great little drabble. :)

  2. Thank you, Jax! I was a big fan, too!

  3. I buy it. Totally plausible, especially with that bipedal tiger as an eye witness.

  4. John,

    I know, right? But Calvin always had problem getting Hobbes to back him up for some reason. Hmmm...

    Thanks for the comment!

  5. Wish I could see the teacher's face when he heard this one.

  6. Yeah, that certainly sounds like a Calvin story. I've read enough of them over my lifetime. Good one!

  7. Anneke;

    I would, too! And I wonder if kids have ever used the "Aliens Ate My Homework Excuse?"

  8. Eric;

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love Calvin and Hobbes, too!

    Thanks! I'm glad it made you smile!

  9. I think you caught the spirit of C&H perfectly. Are you a fan? Don't try this excuse with your homework :D

  10. Hahaha! Witty. I loved this comic strip growing up. Nice micro.

  11. The aliens ate my homework. I'm totally using that next time I have homework. ;)

  12. So well done in the spirit of Calvin and Hobbes.
    Adam B @revhappiness

  13. Jason;

    Thanks for the comment. I am a major C&H fan. I like a lot of comics. Even try to draw some myself once in awhile, though mine aren't that good. I don't think I can get by with using this excuse for my homework, though. ;) Although, my cat has been known to chew paper. Hmmm...


    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you liked my little drabble and nice to tweet you. Thanks for the follow & DM conversation. I'm looking forward to your first #fridayflash. Give my regards to Broad Street White Castle and THE OSU. ;)

  14. Catherine;

    Thanks for the comment. Glad you liked it!

    That's a good one, eh? Thanks for the comment!

    Thanks! That strip is one of my all time favorites. Love The Far Side, too. Made my day when I used to get the daily. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  15. I love it!!! You are right it is sooo Calvin!

  16. Grest stuff! Reminds me I need to dig out my old C&H annual.

  17. One of the memorable drabbles for me.Brings back memories.Calvin strong