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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 12, 2009

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    Yep, that’ll cheer her right up.

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    cleokaya  almost 11 years ago

    A new career as a cartoonist begins for Calvin.

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    attyush  almost 11 years ago

    The freaks shall inherit the solar system.

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    runar  almost 11 years ago

    Cleo, that’s animator. Eventually, there’ll be a Calvinland.

    Go to http://tinyurl.com/runar-03-12b and scroll down to the last item. Then go to the bottom and read the last comment.

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    TheSoundDefense  almost 11 years ago

    Boy, Susie is really stressing out over a first-grade project. Overbearing parents, perhaps.

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    Yukoner  almost 11 years ago

    Susie, Calvin has actually produced a Mars animation. What have you done so far except organize a pity party?

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    Leonardeuler  almost 11 years ago

    Instead of researching the planet Mercury Calvin is researching the planet Mars. Didn’t he listen well or has he to consult an ear specialist ?

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    hamsterface  almost 11 years ago

    I don’t think Mercurian would make sense as much as martian would to people in the 80s/90s

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    Unclebup  almost 11 years ago

    Every good presentation has a mix of hard content (word and details) and soft content (pictures, graphics - visual appeal). Suzie needs to understand that Calvin can add color and flair to her boring report - thus rendering it interesting, provocative and awe inspiring. A+

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    alondra  almost 11 years ago

    Susie just go to the teacher and tell her what Calvin’s doing. Then do the project yourself.

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    BirishB  almost 11 years ago

    Classic. Calvin has such a big heart … even if he is terribly misguided.

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    kbielefe  almost 11 years ago

    I love Calvin’s expression in the second frame. It’s as if he doesn’t realize he’s been goofing off until he looks at the evidence. I’ve been there.

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    ramchandani_h  almost 11 years ago

    Hey Calvin, is that a “Potato-Man” on that sheet-o-paper in the 2nd Panel? LOLLLL

    Hey Susie, ur eyes will pop out of those sockets if you wont stop ‘drooooling’ on the Calvin’s drawing like that, LOL!

    Panel 4.. Awwww… Love the atmosphere Calvin’s spreadind onto Susie, “Joy and Laugh even when in despair”!

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    bald  almost 11 years ago

    what has susie done as far as that goes?

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    Hellbo  almost 11 years ago

    I can see myself in this comic strip…. The story of school for me, im glad its over…i was running out of drawing ideas…!!!

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    redsheri  almost 11 years ago

    How about if Susie does the report and Calvin does art for it? He seems to have a knack for it! The could use his drawings as examples for life on Mercury! :-)

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    alexhuama  almost 11 years ago

    buena reflexión entre la indiferencia y la obsesión es grandioso este comic

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    musicnut1986  almost 11 years ago

    Boy, Susie is wound too tight. I seriously doubt one failing 1st grade project will prevent her admittence into an ivy league school. Even MU in Columbia would still accept her.

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    lazygrazer  almost 11 years ago

    A picture is worth a thousand words, Susie.

    I submitted cool drawings and captions for a coupla book reports and got A’s for creativity and neatness. Never read the books, just asked some friends what the heck it was about. Junior high.

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    cleokaya  almost 11 years ago

    Interesting link Runar.

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    konjiki  almost 11 years ago

    “The Beard”…what the hell does that mean? Are supposed to allow that “beard” is close to “bard” and thus we shuld attach some reverence to him? I think not…

    Gweedo: you mention the “Peanuts” angle…do you think that would work?

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    konjiki  almost 11 years ago

    BTW, I’d totally want to see the martian eat the astronaut…

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    Northwoodser  almost 11 years ago

    We each try in our own way. Susie doesn’t seem to work well with others. But that doesn’t faze Calvin in the least.

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    ramchandani_h  almost 11 years ago

    WOW!

    Have to share this with you all… a frame-by-frame depiction of an idea involving Calvin & Hobbes… so nice n so impactful: http://tmtomh.blogspot.com/2009/03/viral-video-idea.html

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    JonD17  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin: 1) is smart enough to know that Mars can (or once could) sustain life amd mercury cannot. 2) has created a clever art presentation in his flip page drawings. Susie has ranted raved, drove herself into a neurotic fit and is about to blow a gasket. Which child is better balanced, more productive and ready for real life?

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    JonD17  almost 11 years ago

    Runar and Honey R, great links both, thank you very much.

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    braxx  almost 11 years ago

    Apparently Susie’s parents belong to that ilk that think if their kid doesn’t perform perfectly from pre-school onward, said kid will never get into Haahvard or Yale. Way too much stress to put on a little kid.

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    prasrinivara  almost 11 years ago

    Macush, I made that same suggestion yesterday!

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    coffeeturtle  almost 11 years ago

    talk about “the pressure to succeed!” :)

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    farren  almost 11 years ago

    Suzy is just suffering from PMS. Really P.

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    Sueharper  almost 11 years ago

    TheSoundDefense says:

    Boy, Susie is really stressing out over a first-grade project. Overbearing parents, perhaps.

    Of course she’s stressing. She’s six. The first grade is the cutting edge and highest achievement of her life. When she’s ten, she’ll think it’s over the top, but now she’s only six.

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    thepratingknave  almost 11 years ago

    I’ve only just discovered this site and am very surprised (and exceedingly pleased) to find that Watterson is still drawing these lovely things. I remember picking up “Something Under The Bed Is Drooling” when I was about eight, and that was it. Nothing like it, just something beautiful. I’m such a sap, a few of these strips have even moved me to tears. Of course, most of them just make me grin like a melon, and there are so few things that can really do that, without fail. Oh, a boy and his tiger…what more could anyone ask for?

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    dsbairdks  almost 11 years ago

    Partner frustrations

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    bmonk  almost 11 years ago

    Actually, thepratingknave, no such luck. These are all reruns. But no less enjoyable for that. :-)

    And I agree with many here: a classic mismatch of learning styles. Neither one is being very productive. But we grown-ups all know how rarely that sort of mismatch happens in real life work. :P

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    thepratingknave  almost 11 years ago

    Well, that’s alright. I did think they looked a little dated…thought maybe BW was just stubbornly refusing to expose his characters to the horrors of such modern technological monstrosities as “THE EYE-POD” and “THE BLACK BURY”…

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    DoughBall  almost 11 years ago

    You know, a second rate college doesn’t sound too bad after doing a report with Calvin.

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    unemandarine  almost 11 years ago

    margueritem says: Yep, that’ll cheer her right up. Don´t think so… I so feel Susie’s pain…

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    carmy  almost 11 years ago

    Susie needs a psych eval asap.

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    PaulAtreides  almost 11 years ago

    calvin’s right. Calvin could use his imagination and doodle during class and get paid big $$$ to make jokes while his partner gets a boring job and doesn’t make anything

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    grammahotsho  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin’s creations are creating a new resident for the state asylum!

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    Leonardeuler  almost 11 years ago

    I don’t think so, Carmy. Suzy is ready for the MIT.

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    LandriSheppard  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin and Hobbes would make a great movie and/or TV show!!!!!Dontcha think???!???

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    LandriSheppard  almost 11 years ago

    i TOTALLY agree txmystic!!

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    LandriSheppard  almost 11 years ago

    LOL Baslim!!

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    LandriSheppard  almost 11 years ago

    good point PaulA!..

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    Geekologist  almost 11 years ago

    If I was a teacher, I’d prefer watching a martian eat an astronaut then read a report about how hot mercury is.

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    Ivy0730Lcsq  almost 11 years ago

    freak out! freak out! freak out!

    lol

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    krisch  almost 11 years ago

    Now you know where Microsoft got its idea for PowerPoint ‘animated presentations’ lol…

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    jennifertse10  over 10 years ago

    Susie should just do the research & let Calvin entertain the crowds :-P

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    gpank  over 10 years ago

    exactly Jen

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