Calvinesque humor

Today’s replay of an old Calvin and Hobbes:

Classic humor: idiots, explosives, and falling anvils. Who could ask for anything more? Well, at least on Saturday morning, in front of a television set. If you’re a 6-year-old boy.

[Correction: my original posting said “falling animals”, rather than (the correct) “falling anvils”. Yes, I have a reading problem. I got new glasses last week, prescribed last October but only arrived last week, and they did indeed sharpen my vision, but they were also bifocals rather than the ordered trifocals. Missing the bit for viewing my computer screen. While my optometrists rage at and revile the firm that grinds the lenses, they told me to use the bifocals. But it turns out that with then I can see my computer screen only by taking off my glasses and getting really close to the screen. I’ve been making a lot of reading errors, like the “animals” one. Ok, now I’ve gone back to the old, somewhat fuzzy, glasses, which at least give me a better chance. (Almost surely TMI, but there it is.)]

Me, I’m doing some comedy binge-watching this morning (which is a Saturday morning): the excellent Sports Night. From Wikipedia:

Sports Night is an American television series about a fictional sports news show also called “Sports Night.” It focuses on the friendships, pitfalls and ethical issues the creative talent of the program face while trying to produce a good show under constant network pressure. Created by Aaron Sorkin, the half-hour prime time comedy-drama aired on ABC for two seasons, from 1998 to 2000.

The show stars Robert Guillaume as managing editor Isaac Jaffe, Felicity Huffman as executive producer Dana Whitaker, Peter Krause as anchor Casey McCall, Josh Charles as anchor Dan Rydell, Sabrina Lloyd as senior associate producer Natalie Hurley and Joshua Malina as associate producer Jeremy Goodwin.

Tremendous overall, but Huffman and Krause really shine.

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