Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s the date the MILK might expire, Calvin. You wouldn’t necessarily expire from drinking it, but it wouldn’t be a pleasant experience, that’s for sure!

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Calvin, your Mom will protect you from such a fate, although I’m sure that there are some days that she’d like to turn her back on the whole thing.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    And besides, it’s a SELL BY date, not a “GOES BAD” date.

  4. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago


    Calvin shouldn’t take chances with his SELL BY date either.

  5. LX013

    LX013 said, over 1 year ago

    I wouldn’t like to know the day I might expire, too!

  6. Wiseguy411

    Wiseguy411 said, over 1 year ago

    Milk on Sugar Frosted Coco Bombs ?
    The good balances the bad ?

  7. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago


    Date on my milk is a USE BY date … I guess we have different regulations here.

  8. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, over 1 year ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Leave a carton in the fridge for a few months, and you will find lots of stuff growing in it—that’s why, Especially if the container gets shoved into the back, and you forget about it.

  9. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yup…whenever someone thinks a food has spoiled, it’s “Taste this for me.” Not a second opinion; they don’t want to risk getting sick, but they don’t mind risking you do.

  10. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe that expiration date only applies to kids who are spoiled.

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  12. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 1 year ago

    I would never leave a kid in the back of the fridge! :-)

  13. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    how about buying that soy milk?

  14. Red_Fez

    Red_Fez said, over 1 year ago


    Same difference to to me. I’m not going to get sick over a few pennies.

  15. djc928

    djc928 said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, the only products that are REQUIRED to have expiration dates are baby food and formula. Sell by dates are when the store has to take a product off its shelves – the products are usually still good for a few more days, if refrigerated, or longer, if frozen. (It’s meant to protect them from selling perishables that have spoiled.) Use by, best by, best if used by, best before denote when the product is at its best – it may gradually decline in quality over the course of the next few months or years even. (E.g., Tabasco sauce doesn’t go bad per se, it just turns brown and looks nasty.) It does not become immediately inedible. As long as it looks and smells OK, it can be used. This sort of confusion is one of the reason Americans throw away so much food unnecessarily.

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