Purple prose

Big Mike alerted me to the fact that today is Bill Watterson’s birthday.


Bill Watterson, creator of the greatest cartoon strip ever: Calvin and Hobbes.   The six year old boy with the stuffed tiger alter ego ran in the South China Morning Post (amongst many others) and, when withdrawn in a ‘revamp’, attracted so many complaints that it was reinstated the following week.

To understand the mind of this genius you only need to know one quote:

I won’t eat any cereal that doesn’t turn the milk purple.


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