Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. ejcapulet

    ejcapulet said, almost 5 years ago

    I have to agree with Hobbes… mmmm,,, calamari!

  2. Rodney

    Rodney said, almost 5 years ago

    Sushi – better known to the rest of the world as bait…

  3. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    RE: Slow Response Time on GoComics

    GoComics sent me the following reply yesterday at noon Eastern time:

    We expect to perform some server maintenance soon, the goal being to resolve the problem with slow load times. We appreciate your patience.

    GoComics Support

  4. afficionado  U L M

    afficionado U L M said, almost 5 years ago

    they look like it. I would’’nt try either, only fish i’ll eat is canned tuna

  5. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Hobbes is not too far off the mark with his response to Calvin today. Genuine pleasure does make life worth living, and the ability to appreciate and enjoy even the smaller blessings of life – such as seafood – can bring much pleasure. Hobbes also takes great pleasure in simply having a sunny field to be in.

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (4/17/86)

    Calvin and Hobbes (4/17/86)

    But just enjoying the simple pleasures may not be sufficient. Paradoxically, many who seek pleasure by living only for themselves discover that happiness eludes them. Whereas, many who seek to give pleasure to others discover that happiness finds them.

    Whether or not one believes in God or an afterlife, one can find pleasure and meaning in this life by doing things for others. And if one is religious, this adds another dimension to the meaning that one finds.

    “I expect to pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I will not pass this way again.”

    — An anonymous Quaker (sometimes attributed to Stephen Grellet, Quaker missionary)

    A few months before Calvin and Hobbes ended, Bill Watterson drew a strip where Calvin was complaining that summer was nearly over. Hobbes said, "Well, let’s go make the most of the time we have left ! " But Calvin replied, “Nah, I’ve reserved the rest of the month for moping.”

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (8/25/95)

    Calvin and Hobbes (8/25/95)

    Each of us has a particular number of days left on this Earth. We can decide that life is futile because it ends in death, and then we will probably focus on ourselves and spend the rest of our days “moping,” similar to Calvin at the end of the summer. Or, we can fully enjoy the simple pleasures of life while we also focus on others; and, together with Hobbes, we can say, "Let’s make the most of the time we have left ! "

  6. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    @Dogsniff: I meant to warn you to cover your eyes….

  7. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, almost 5 years ago

    I like some vegetables salad and some fish really.. much be better our health….

  8. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, almost 5 years ago


    Thank you this info, Hobbes. I couldn’t access the site at all yesterday at 17:00 South African time. This morning at 07:00 SA time I was able to log in but the archives on Stone Soup were inaccessible. I do hope that we will still be able to access the archives in the future. By the way, we are about 8 hours ahead of GoComics in our summer.

  9. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, almost 5 years ago


    thank you alway good server on Gocomic

  10. rogue53

    rogue53 said, almost 5 years ago

    Those who believe we only have a certain number of days left on earth must not believe in what Jesus taught about “everlasting life”. The scriptures tell us ‘God created the earth to be inhabited’. Jesus talked about living forever and even stated that those who were living at the end of the system of things would “not taste death at all”. So, for some, death will never become a reality.

    I guess one thing that puzzles me is the same thing that puzzled the cowboy in church. When the preacher talked about the wonderful things in heaven, (i.e. streets of gold, etc.) everyone in the church was saying hallelujah, praise the Lord. But when he stood up with his six guns and asked who wanted to go NOW.. No one wanted to go.

    Of course this is not the proper forum for religious discussion, as I’m sure I’ll be reading. Religion and politics seem to divide. One thing to think about however… If Adam and Eve had not sinned, where would they be today? And when they died, did they go to heaven?

  11. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 5 years ago

    I’ve not had any problems lately. Loading, that is. Got plenty of other problems.

  12. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, almost 5 years ago

    I believe the problem gocomics is having is bandwidth. Not yours, thiers. It is now the first of the month, everything is fine – but wait two or three weeks. My guess is that the server (thier server) offered ‘unlimited’ bandwidth, but had a ceiling where it was throttled back – like cell companies do – once it reached a certain point it limited access. Notice that comments are now reduced to five or so unless you open the rest – gocomics is trying to reduce traffic, and therefore extend the time until they hit the ‘unlimited’ ceiling. Give it a little time, it’ll work out.

  13. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Sometimes I think, why we have so much to learn, when we have to die in such a short time!!?

  14. 7dharma

    7dharma said, almost 5 years ago

    agree with hobbes:)

  15. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 5 years ago


    Since you insist on being both cheerful and moral, I must, on behalf of all professional sourpusses, respond in kind. To wit: A youngster at our church was taught a lesson somewhat similar to yours which concluded with “Remember Johnny, we’re only here to help others.”
    To which he replied, “Then what are they here for?”

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