Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Good point.

  2. MPeters

    MPeters said, over 3 years ago

    Is that panel illustrating Moe pounding him?

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    conform. war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.

  4. Katiekicks

    Katiekicks said, over 3 years ago

    I think Calvin is gifted and his teachers don’t realize it because he acts out when he’s bored.

  5. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Just wait until Calvin gets his first job, if this is how he views school. He’s got no clue!

  6. ratlum

    ratlum said, over 3 years ago

    Lots of green,milk,fish,etc.And when you get that kind of experience in one school day,I envy you.

  7. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    Gifted, my foot. He just refuses to do anything that doesn’t bring immediate gratification to him. I mean, pretending to have Stupendous Man take a history test? That’s not “acting out” — that’s deliberately being disruptive for the sake of drawing attention to himself. Moreover, there is more to life than stuffed tigers, dinosaurs, and science fiction. Calvin still needs to learn such things as reading, writing, and arithmetic — not to mention the concepts of responsibility and accountability — if he ever expects to function in society. The world doesn’t owe him a life or a living; it’s he who owes the world!

  8. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 3 years ago

    Calvin has a future as a scriptwriter for TV shows…
    and potential for other jobs that require imagination.

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    Not if he can’t write or read any better than he does now. The point is that he still has to learn to apply himself, even to things that don’t bring him immediate pleasure, before he can ever hope to reach that sort of career goal, or any other type of life goal. It’s just not going to hand itself to him without any effort on his part whatsoever.

  10. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sad, but true, and true!!

  11. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago


    To a point, i can agree with you. But sometimes my mind rebels at our educational system trying to make 40-year-old 6 -year olds.

  12. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    great comic mind at work, illustrating so many ways that society molds our babies minds. art stupendous also. great strip, great ideas, beautifully rendered.

  13. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    Went to an event at a local high school a few years back. I was sitting there watching it with the students on the other side. Something about them struck me that Ii just couldn’t place. Finally realized that almost all of them had some kind of denim on.
    If you’re going to be non-conformist, I guess it’s good to wear the same non-conformist stuff as everyone else.

  14. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 3 years ago

    In the pilot episode of The Prisoner, No6’s aptitude test involves placing a round peg into a square hole.

    During the series he exclaims he won’t be a goldfish in a bowl, neither does he run on clockwork.

    Basically the show was about the rights of the individual against the oppressive nature of society.

  15. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 3 years ago

    @Number Six

    I remember being about 5 when that first came out, and not “getting” it, and thinking, “I don’t get this because I’m a kid.” They showed it a few years back on the BBC and I tried to watch it again. You don’t have to be high to watch The Prisoner…but it really, really helps.

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