Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. LX013

    LX013 said, almost 3 years ago

    Invest overseas, that’s not allowed!

  2. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Betcha Calvin could build an army of snowmen if he wanted… Snow Goons!

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 3 years ago

    If Calvin’s ideology goes epidemic, I’m with you Hobbes.

  4. Number Six

    Number Six said, almost 3 years ago

    I’d give Calvin credit…

    …but a refusal often offends.

  5. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, almost 3 years ago

    …hmmm….Snookie!

  6. rogue53

    rogue53 said, almost 3 years ago

    Don’t worry Calvin, lowering your expectations is the least you can do.

  7. Harryfan

    Harryfan said, almost 3 years ago

    @pouncingtiger

    How old is this strip? It appears that they have projected the future that we now live in.

  8. HPNUKE

    HPNUKE said, almost 3 years ago

    You too can be President with a C average!

  9. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 3 years ago

    @pouncingtiger

    It did, and it’s here now. That’s why they had to invent cash registers that tell you how much change to give back. Without some way to measure progress (i.e., testing) and some means to express that progress or lack thereof (i,e., grades), there remains little incentive to improve performance. “Dumbing down” the system can produce nothing but “dumbed-down” results.

  10. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 3 years ago

    @bluskies

    The first thing I learned when working retail as a teenager was how to count back change. That was perhaps the most important step in the customer – clerk ballet. One wouldn’t want to short-change either the customer or the shop.

    Until I retired in 2005 I was a window clerk for the USPS and I still counted back change although I don’t remember anyone other than myself doing that anywhere else. As I think about it I believe I was the only person on earth who still did so.

    Every so often some young kid would giggle at me as I counted back. They had no idea of the concept and thought I was just trying to be funny.

    When a store clerk hands me my change today and says, “Four thirty-two is your change” its aggrivating to have to stand there and count it back to myself to be certain that it is correct.

  11. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hasn’t that pretty much been happening in every generation; some people excel while others settle into mediocrity? And there are others who seemed destined for their fates.

  12. Montaholic

    Montaholic said, almost 3 years ago

    The irony here is that Calvin makes the world’s greatest snowmen. In fact, if I had to name only one thing that Calvin is good at, it’s making snowmen. And investing overseas wasn’t good advice, either, unless Hobbes meant China. Good advice would have been to invest in the U.S. stocks for 10 years, then invest in U.S. bonds for 10 years.

  13. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 3 years ago

    @JohnnyDiego

    Try handing them a twenty and a nickel when the bill comes to $10.03! I see kids at the WaWa (local convenience store) waving plastic through the scanner to pay for a pack of gum, and wonder if they even have a clue that they’re actually spending money that somebody had to work to earn or how much of it they are spending. The cards provide a comfortable disconnect with reality that carrying and paying for things with cash does not. What are we teaching our kids and grandkids? Didn’t we learn ANYTHING from our grandparents’ generation?

  14. bluram

    bluram said, almost 3 years ago

    Look at it this way Hobbes, Franz Shubert became successful with his Unfinished Symphony.

  15. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    That doesn’t meet with your usual standards, Calvin.

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