Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 2 years ago

    The making of a wiseguy.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 2 years ago

    Calvin has a point, but won’t be productive.

  3. BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)

    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:) said, about 2 years ago

    Calvin has a point Shaking down mom is work

  4. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, about 2 years ago

    But shaking down Dad is even more work.

  5. LX013

    LX013 said, about 2 years ago

    Where is work for such little boys?

  6. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 2 years ago

    There are simple chores that a boy Calvin’s age can do to earn money, LX013. He could weed the flower bed or water the lawn, for example.

  7. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 2 years ago

    To be pedantic this strip should read 1 of two ways:
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    1) The awkward way:
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    Calvin: “Am I able to have five dollars?”
    Mom: Yes, if you earn it. (or something similar)
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    2) Far closer to grammatically correct:
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    Calvin: “ May I have five dollars?” (italics mine for emphasis on the proper word)
    Mom: (replies as per the strip)
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    Grammer counts even if Gramper don’t think so.
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    (It’s a bad play on words, folks)

  8. 38lowell

    38lowell said, about 2 years ago

    What the #$#%^@ does he need $5 dollars for?

  9. Wiseguy411

    Wiseguy411 said, about 2 years ago

    @kuren444

    Even given that this strip is 25 years (or so) old, the consideration that Mum does not work because she stays at home is so anti-feminist that it makes even me shiver.

  10. ratlum

    ratlum said, about 2 years ago

    I guess soliciting or begging is work.

  11. ratlum

    ratlum said, about 2 years ago

    @kuren444

    Not strange when you consider in those days the parents looked after the kids not the govt.

  12. MiepR

    MiepR said, about 2 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    I always see him as a sociopath, myself.

  13. MiepR

    MiepR said, about 2 years ago

    @Wiseguy411

    thank you.

  14. jkl555

    jkl555 said, about 2 years ago

    Does this make Calvin part of the 47%.. ?

  15. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 2 years ago

    @LX013

    Make your own bed
    Tidy your room
    Help set the table (napkins, silverware etc)
    Empty wastepaper baskets
    Feed and exercise your pet
    Dust livingroom furniture as high as you can reach
    Bring in mail and newspaper from the outside mailbox
    Fold clean clothes in laundry basket
    And there’s more.

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