Talk:529: Sledding Discussion
I am convinced there is also a subtle reference to one of Calvin's gags, regarding a toboggan's "model year". I'm a little too lazy to delve back into an archives site and cite it though, so have fun looking for it! Anonymous 04:06, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
I believe that the initial conversation of the loss of language opportunity refers to a theory in Language Acquisition called Critical Period Hypothesis. 184.108.40.206 23:47, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
If it wasn't for the titletext I would've thought Megan to be referring to the lost freedom of being a single. Only after that I understood the "failed metaphor" part. 220.127.116.11
- I think a section heading is unnecessary. And comments should be signed. 18.104.22.168 15:59, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
I found the model year strip the other Anonymous was commenting about: https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2014/01/03
Is the ride actually a failed metaphor? If you accept a very cynical view on relationships, the ride goes slowly downhill, eventually leveling out at the bottom and slowly coasting to a stop, leaving you disappointed and having expected it to be more exciting than it was. When it's over you e not really gone anywhere, and you are left with the feeling that there should have been more to it. I mean, yeah it's dark as sin, but that does seem to be the vibe.