Suddenly, the other day, for no particular reason this “mothers are …” came back to me. I remembered the situation clearly – Calvin making up a story on the mess he created when confronted by his mother. But I couldn’t recollect what his explanation was. I started googling to see if I could find out the strip. I tried many combinations. None produced any result. I found out a complete online collection of calvin strips here.
I knew somehow I was unnecessarily complicating the search. I thought, “Let’s try with the obvious now.” I couldn’t resist smiling when I was pressing “Google Search” button with this query:
On which cartoon did Calvin say “mothers are the necessity of invention”
Google came up with 5 hits. The second result lead me to this incredible site. It has the dialogues of every Calvin and Hobbes comic tagged against the date in which they appeared – an online Calvin and Hobbes dialog dictionary.
Calvin said those epic words in November 28, 1988