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Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
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Jul 2, 2014
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    Susie Derkins D:  over 3 years ago

    Calvin your parents aren’t dumb.

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    BE THIS GUY GC Insider over 3 years ago

    It took Batman awhile, also:“I’m Bru… Batman.”

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    ORMouseworks  over 3 years ago

    Gotta figure out a better way to do things, Calvin! ;)

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    ShortStraw  over 3 years ago

    and yet superman gets away with it with a simple comb over

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    Hobbes GC Insider over 3 years ago

    Click here: Thatababy (July 3, 2013)Click here: Thatababy (July 5, 2013)Click here: Ziggy (March 5, 1975)Click here: The Argyle Sweater (October 22, 2011)

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    cloudy now  over 3 years ago

    These days kids have it even harder – your name/number displays when you’re calling.

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    Number Six  over 3 years ago

    Personally I was Steve Austin.(Never got the action figure though – sigh…)

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    KSfarmgirl  over 3 years ago

    We had a crank phone- had to crank it once to get the operator. We gave her the name of the person we were calling and she connected us. We were on a party line and heard all the rings and could call someone just by cranking their number- 3 longs and a short or what ever their ring was. I was in Jr Hi when the dial system was installed.

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    jrankin1959  over 3 years ago

    Why do you think Clark Kent worked for a newspaper?

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    Thomas Scott Roberts GC Insider over 3 years ago

    The old style phones. Calvin’s Dad in an unspecified office job in the big city. All these things may date the strip- but it doesn’t matter; it still works better than a lot of current strips trying to make the humor ‘about’ new technology. Watterson was simply using the props that were needed, traditional and recognizable.

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    King_Shark  over 3 years ago

    @ leftwingpatriot: “I’m Bru… Batman.” Or, more simply, “Bruteman.”

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    Marty241  over 3 years ago

    I know this is just a comic strip but do you ever wonder if Calvin is the way he is because his parents are the way they are?

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    BE THIS GUY GC Insider over 3 years ago

    @Marty241Hard to say. Watterson has said that he was not like Calvin when he was a little boy; he was a good student and hardly got into trouble. Plus, he didn’t have an imaginary friend — tiger or other specie.He has maintained a very close relationship with his parents. He and his father still paint landscapes together in the small town in Ohio that he was raised in.

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    dflak  over 3 years ago

    Me (Calling my mother): Hi momMom: Who is this?Me: Mom, you only have one son. How many adult men are going to call you “Mom?”

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    Hobbes GC Insider over 3 years ago

    @rekam: Today’s Calvin and Hobbes is from 1990, and dial phones were becoming quite rare by then. The Ziggy I posted above also has a dial phone (and a phone booth!) but it is from 1975.

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    InuYugiHakusho  over 3 years ago

    I think Calvin’s dad is a patent attorney.

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    CalvinObvious  over 3 years ago

    Calvin called his dad at work, but he was pretending to be a superhero. His dad said he would see him later and Calvin thought “boy, this superhero stuff is hard!”

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    Reality,really?  over 3 years ago

    That’s crap. Nobody in any of my family going back at least 4 generations.

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