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Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
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Aug 29, 2010
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    margueritem  over 7 years ago

    Ah, camping!

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    MontanaLady  over 7 years ago

    I used to like camping……yep….I could unwind…..

    My honey took the kids swimming, and I’d sit under a tree reading…….ahhhhhhhhhh…the good life!!!

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    Nabuquduriuzhur  over 7 years ago

    I like camping. I take a minimum along and have things simplified so I can spend most of the time having fun or watching nature as the mood strikes. Most devices have multiple roles, rather than taking 50 things along. I’ve never much liked how some of my relatives make camping endless work. Not much point in doing it.

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    ComicMaddy  over 7 years ago

    Calvin seems to have mastered this quality from his dad. He’s a master of making everyone around him miserable.

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    pouncingtiger  over 7 years ago

    My dad likes to see everyone else suffer too. I feel your pain, Calvin.

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    rentier GC Insider over 7 years ago

    I like camping!

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    SWEETBILL  over 7 years ago

    My Dad started taking me camping in 1944 to the Adirondack Mountains, every year, canoeing,mountain climbing and just plain old relaxing. Wish he was still here to do it….

    Calvin, I used to love to suffer like that………….

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    Dino-1  over 7 years ago

    I’m a rain magnet when it comes to camping in a tent. My parents were into going to “camp” which had the same activities but much drier. Now I like the whole picnic and swim at the beach with the family activity. Since we live in the country we moreless go to camp everyday, which I love.

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    dahawk  over 7 years ago

    Try primitive camping sometime. You take, ware, and use only what your ancestors would have had available to them crossing the western plains. Lot of fun even in the planning for it.

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    alviebird  over 7 years ago

    I like going out to the woods and making camp.

    I like hiking through the woods.

    I like sitting around a campfire.

    I like sleeping in the woods.

    I hate waking up in the woods feeling nasty and smelling like stale smoke. First thing in the morning, I want a shower.

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    moronbis  over 7 years ago

    Wow!!! Calvin gave up so easily without any tantrums?

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    rshive  over 7 years ago

    Ah camping! No TV, no refrigerator, no electronic ways to kill time, no… Well, maybe not.

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    Rakkav  over 7 years ago

    Actually, Calvin, I think Dad’s pretty oblivious to your suffering, save as it builds character in you.

    That’s, uh, quite a character that’s resulting from the effort…

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    Nabuquduriuzhur  over 7 years ago

    It’s easy enough to clean up in the woods. Just takes a little planning. I don’t do well without my morning shower, either. these days, it’s a snap. Doesn’t cost much, either. Shaving isn’t tough. Same deal. Just have to plan ahead. I did it for a month while waiting for an apartment to open up at one point in a small town. Today’s technology makes camping logistically easy.

    The problem most run into is making camping work. They don’t think ahead what they will need and thus take either far too much or don’t take enough. Take the house with you and it won’t be much fun.

    The real drag is camping in cold weather. Summer is the only time I enjoy it.

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    GreatEighthSin  over 7 years ago

    And in the next strip, we see Calvin shrivel up and die :P

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    florchi  over 7 years ago

    Calvin’s a complicated little guy…apparently he doesn’t appreciate “the simple life” or “plain old relaxing.” I hope this storyline continues for a few days. Instead of unwinding, Calvin will probably just get all wound up. :-)

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    cats32  over 7 years ago

    gosh! they are running away!

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    zev.farkas  over 7 years ago

    when it rains when you go camping (not so bad if you pitched your tent correctly) does someone always have to see if, per some old episode of Leave it to Beaver, touching the tent causes it to leak? Yes it does, at least with the cloth tents we used to use…

    oh, and don’t pour gasoline on the fire from a Dixie cup, unless you want to make an ash of yourself…

    :)

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    cdward  over 7 years ago

    Grew up camping. Spend exactly one night in a hotel before I was 20. Everything else was tenting, even when we went off to relatives’ weddings. We were rather rain magnets ourselves. Once we went to Colorado, and from the day we got there till we left it rained. Funny thing was, some lady said, “Wow, we’ve been in a drought till this week.”

    My wife hates camping. We went out to Montauk once, and it rained every day. That was the end for our camping life. Now I only go with my son’s scout troop.

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    COWBOY7 GC Insider over 7 years ago

    Calvin, you can do the same things on camping trips that you do at home. And there is more wide open space, too!

    G’Morning Mike, Grog, Marg & Fran!

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    Puddleglum2  over 7 years ago

    “Well, there’s no delaying the inevitable.” Don’t put off until later what you must do anyway, especially if there will be negative consequences for putting it off. It reminds me of a saying. “Let’s get it over/done with.” …with what? Isn’t ‘with’ superfluous?

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    GROG GC Insider over 7 years ago

    And I’m sure you’ll return the favor every minute you’re there, Calvin. I don’t suppose you’ll give your old man a break this time around.

    Good Morning, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠

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    legaleagle48  over 7 years ago

    For once, I’m with Calvin. MY idea of “roughing it” is staying at a Motel 6, thank you very much!

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    Puddleglum2  over 7 years ago

    “…camping on some desolate rock at the end of the earth.” Camping ‘rocks’, Calvin! …well, maybe not for everyone. At least that’s better than camping ‘between Scylla and Charybdis’ (the possible genesis of ‘between a rock and a hard place’), although literally, it’s ‘between a rock and a whirlpool’. “Therefore, whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house/tent upon a rock:” Matthew 7:24

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    Sandfan  over 7 years ago

    I’m with Calvin. Not interested in any acitivity that lacks access to electricity and modern plumbing.

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    LeslieAnne  over 7 years ago

    I live on the side of a mountain, in basically what used to be a hunting cabin, so camping for me isn’t all that… haha. I like to get away from the woods!

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    emmaregina  over 7 years ago

    I never have been camping and never will. The closest I will come to camping will be a cabin with running water and electricity. Totally on Calvin’s side.

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    Puddleglum2  over 7 years ago

    LeslieAnne, “Climb every mountain, ford every stream follow every rainbow, till you find your dream A dream that will need all the love you can give every day of your life for as long as you live.”

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    Puddleglum2  over 7 years ago

    cdward, There are many Montauks. Are you referring to Montauk State Park in Missouri (since you mentioned camping in Colorado)? Does your wife really hate camping, or rain while you’re camping?

    legaleagle48, “We’ll leave the light on for you”

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    APPLESCRUFF  over 7 years ago

    Ah yes, Camping. I was so traumatized by camping in Girl Scouts, that for me, my idea of camping these days is a motel that doesn’t have a hair dryer or mints on the pillows!

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    Puddleglum2  over 7 years ago

    If Dad didn’t get ‘wound up’, he wouldn’t have to unwind! “He likes to watch us all suffer.” It helps him unwind! Hobbes won’t be complaining, except maybe to Calvin, privately!

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    APPLESCRUFF  over 7 years ago

    P.S.. legaleagle 48, We spent exactly one night at Motel 6 last year. Never again! One of the worst motels ever.

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    LeslieAnne  over 7 years ago

    Puddleglum2…. How did you know my mom’s favorite movie is the Sound of Music????

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    violet_music  over 7 years ago

    we appreciate your sacrifice among heavy burdens calvin

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    dzrt  over 7 years ago

    do forest rangers go to motels to get away and relax?

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    Puddleglum2  over 7 years ago

    LeslieAnne, It was just a wild guess. Actually, it’s a favorite movie of many people. You didn’t let the Ekert out of your ‘hunting cabin’, did you?

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    tdy9  over 7 years ago

    My dad likes to mountain bike. My dad’s dad likes to fix cars. Calvin’s dad likes to watch Calvin suffer! What a great hobby!!

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    ratlum  over 7 years ago

    Why would Dad want to go camping?remember last yr.

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    LeslieAnne  over 7 years ago

    Puddleglum2… I figured as much… And not that i know of!

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    gofinsc  over 7 years ago

    I they go to a cabin, I hope they get the right one.

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    chinook2  over 7 years ago

    Being Miserable builds character!

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    lazygrazer  over 7 years ago

    Oh boy!–We’re going camping! with Calvin and Hobbes and mom ….and dad.

    Oh nooo!

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    llong65  over 7 years ago

    i go camping in the total wilderness….the border waters between Canada and minnasota….over a million acres and no power boats allowed. thats quiet and relaxing

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    billdi GC Insider over 7 years ago

    what is this, the p & l chat room?

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    LeslieAnne  over 7 years ago

    @billdi… would you like to have a discussion about the Sound of Music?? What was your favorite part??

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    Dirty Dragon  over 7 years ago

    We’re all going to Geek’s Neck! To meet the Otterloops from “Cul de Sac”! YAY!!

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    khpage  over 7 years ago

    My dad was the hunting editor of Field & Stream magazine, many years ago. At one point we went hunting for some five weeks near Whitehorse, living off the land pretty much. When we returned to civilization and went into the lobby of the hotel to get rooms, we smelled so much of horses and ourselves no one else could stay in the room with us. So much for hot showers…..hahahaha…I miss him very much…

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    enkydu  over 7 years ago

    Poor Calvin…

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    glitterygal07  over 7 years ago

    I love camping!

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    Puddleglum2  over 7 years ago

    You go, girl! Send the Ekert to meet billdi! billdi would be transformed from a Danae to a Kate. :o) Here’s a great definition of non sequitur. I could wish I had made it up myself. “Any inference that does not follow from the premises; specif., any fallacy resulting from a simple conversion of a universal affirmative proposition or from the transposition of a condition and its consequent.” Anyway, we were at least somewhat in context with the ‘camping’ theme of the cartoon. He just tries to rattle my chain.

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    photoman022  over 7 years ago

    Watch it Calvin. Dad just may decide to end his suffering by leaving you there–or feeding you to the bears

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    lindz.coop  over 7 years ago

    cdward – yeah we found the rain in Colorado too – they told us it rains 5 days/year in Denver and we hit 3 of them. Luckily, we were not camping.

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    cats32  over 7 years ago

    THEY ARE RUNNING AWAY FOR HEAVENS SAKE! with the car! BOOM!

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