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: In the Box
May 9, 2006

One thing readers reminded me of yesterday was how much animals love to play in boxes too. Wally & Osbourne are somewhere between children and animals so I guess it’s pretty fitting. Also sometimes at the zoo you will see boxes in the animal enclosures all torn up. The zookeepers give them boxes to play with as a recreational activity, it stimulates their natural curiosity and gives them something to chew and shred. By the state of the boxes you’ll see they get some good use out of them.

A box is a fun item in a comic, because just like kids and animals, you can do so much with them too. Several have mentioned the box from Calvin & Hobbes. Calvin would use it as a transmogrifier and a duplicator as part of his mad scientist type play. There is a pretty entertaining episode of Spongebob Squarepants too, where Spongebob and Patrick get a big screen tv only to trash the tv and play in the box.

Short post today, I’ll try to get caught up on the latest happenings in the world of Antarctica tomorrow.