高中英文外師專欄_Calvin & Hobbes, one of comics’ most brilliant works

 

        Translating humor from one language to another is often difficult, laborious and not very funny at all. It’s a big reason why I didn’t recommend cartoons such as the Simpsons or South Park in my last post. However, it can be a rewarding experience to understand the humor of another culture. A simple way to absorb humor is through comic strips, so today I’d like to introduce you to “the last greatest newspaper comic”of the 20th century, Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Watterson.

        Full of imaginative wit, expressive art, and touching on topics ranging from bullying, commercialism, environmentalism, art and philosophy, it continues to be a source of inspiration for writers, artist and comedians today.

Pic source: Jairus Khan @Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jairus/28367478077/)

To read more Calvin & Hobbes, visit: https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes

 

 

高中英文外師專欄_Paul McCartney, one of the greatest musician of the 20th century.

  More than 50 years ago, the Beatles went on American TV for the first time. It was the biggest television audience at the time with over 70 million viewers. Paul McCartney has been making music ever since with some of the most popular songs of the 20th century, such as “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude” and “Live & Let Die”. He’s worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters, as well as Kanye West and Rihanna. He recently published his first children’s book Hey Grandude!

 

The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye (1967)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rblYSKz_VnI

Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – Four Five Seconds (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt0g4dWxEBo