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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 14, 2009

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    margueritem  over 12 years ago

    Good excuse.

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    pouncingtiger  over 12 years ago

    Calvin should say, “That’s a drag!”

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    pouncingtiger  over 12 years ago

    Calvin should say, “That’s a drag!”

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    sunaina.desai  over 12 years ago

    HEY! ur already wearin it!

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    wndrwrthg  over 12 years ago

    Is he a AA/Fuel Tiger? He must run on Uniroyals and uses Esso.

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    Ivy0730Lcsq  over 12 years ago

    lol

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    dilfred  over 12 years ago

    lol wndwrthg, i’d forgotten about Esso and having a tiger in the engine :o)

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    JonD17  over 12 years ago

    @ Charlie, WW is right bro, it was Esso, but there is no doubt, it was the Pontiac GTO which brought true fame to Tigerdom.. WW, ya beat me to the Uniroyal Redlines too. We musta been born on the same day or something.

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    Leonardeuler  over 12 years ago

    A drag chute ?? Good grief !! At what speed does Hobbes run ? At Mach 1, Mach 2, or …… Must have eaten a lot of sugar bombs.

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    cleokaya  over 12 years ago

    Hobbes is GRRRREAT!!!

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    Groversfather  over 12 years ago

    Calvin’s expression in panel 4 = “WTF?”

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    PTui2  over 12 years ago

    Drag chute? Isn’t that what transvestites wear? Are we sure of Hobbs’ gender?

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    Groversfather  over 12 years ago

    As Calvin was not happy as a tiger, maybe he should get his transmogrifier out and turn himself into a cheetah.

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    Groversfather  over 12 years ago

    PTui2 says: Drag chute? Isn’t that what transvestites wear? Are we sure of Hobbs’ gender? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As Hobbes is a product of Calvin’s imagination, and as Calvin is a girl hater, I can only conclude that Hobbes is the alpha male.

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    dvoyack  over 12 years ago

    Hobbes is wearing his racing stripes.

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    Unclebup  over 12 years ago

    “I’m not wearing my drag chute…yeah - no drag chute…That’s the ticket!”

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    rshive  over 12 years ago

    The cheetahs just use smoke and mirrors anyway.

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    COWBOY7  over 12 years ago

    I thought his chute was built into his tail.

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    wicky  over 12 years ago

    Good point!

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 12 years ago

    wndrwrthg Thanks for the “blast from the past”!

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    prasrinivara  over 12 years ago

    On the nail, JonD17 and WW; S.O. (from which the Brit/Canuck “Esso” derives) which transmogrified to Exxon was “tiger in tank”; I actually got a t-shirt (with a Tony-esque tiger on front) once in 1976/1977 when my dad filled up at an Exxon (in Joisey).

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    EMandEM  over 12 years ago

    Hobbes, you sly cat…

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    musicnut1986  over 12 years ago

    For the soundtrack we should play a little Jan & Dean or Beach Boys.

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    Wildmustang1262  over 12 years ago

    Hobbes should become like PUMA.

    EMandEM says: Hobbes, you sly cat… Should say “you sly tiger!” :-)

    wndrwrthg says: Is he a AA/Fuel Tiger? He must run on Uniroyals and uses Esso. I think I can recall about tiger running around some place till it hit or stop and become a picture for selling the oil bottles in the advertisement. Is that what you talking about?

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    calvindino  over 12 years ago

    Calvin hates school. At home, he watches television. When does he read about all these ?

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    bald  over 12 years ago

    hobbs would have to go back home to get his running shoes to prove his speed

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    Northwoodser  over 12 years ago

    Sorry Hobbes, that’s a cop out.

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    Leonardeuler  over 12 years ago

    Musicnut 1986, if I have the choice I’d prefer the good ol’ Beach Boys !!

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    bmonk  over 12 years ago

    Sounds like a good excuse to me! Love Hobbes’ suave superiority in panel 2.

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    Shikamoo  over 12 years ago

    prasrinivari: Isn’t Tony the Tiger on Frosted Flakes? “Theyrrr Grrreat!”

    Hobbes is Grrreat!

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    prasrinivara  over 12 years ago

    Yes Shikamoo MIB, Tony is the Frosted Flakes “They’re Grrreat” tiger; and the tiger on the Exxon t-shirt resembled Tony greatly (no voice or thought balloons on t-shirt though), far more than any other cartoon tiger.

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    coffeeturtle  over 12 years ago

    I don’t know about tigers being fast, but Hobbes sure thinks quickly! :-)

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    lazygrazer  over 12 years ago

    Hobbes is a cheetah when it comes to telling the truth.

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    stonehenge1951  over 12 years ago

    Firestone made Redline tires, including those great wide ovals. Uniroyal made the Tiger Paw tires.

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    briankblough  over 12 years ago

    stonehenge 1951-I have Tiger Paws on my car, and I love them!

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    wndrwrthg  over 12 years ago

    Wildmustang1262, yes, from an old commercial. Uniroyal made “Tiger paws” tires and Esso became Exxon, and their commercial for their gas was “Put a tiger in your tank”.

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    bmonk  over 12 years ago

    And Isaac Asimov once wrote a story about the “Sign of the Lorraine Cross” on Exxon stations.

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    unemandarine  over 12 years ago

    hee,hee,hee!

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    musicnut1986  over 12 years ago

    JonD17 says: “…it was the Pontiac GTO which brought true fame to Tigerdom”.

    Anyone remember the magazine ads for the “Goat” that showed the tiger tail comming out of the trunk? The car had the Uniroyal tires w/the red stripes and the female model sported 60’s “big hair”. Action at the friday night drags did more to promote the goat then the ads ever did.

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    bobpeters61  over 12 years ago

    Good one, Hobbes!

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    Shikamoo  over 12 years ago

    prasrinivera- makes sense to me!

    Grazer: Is Hobbes a cheetah, or just “lion”?

    Coffee-Turtle: You have to think quickly if you can’t run fast!

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    Zippy007  over 12 years ago

    Yet when she (the ostrich) spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider. Job 39:18

    … fast

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    Radical-Knight  over 12 years ago

    Calvin’s expression says “Hmmm, That sounds logical…”

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    PappyFiddle  over 12 years ago

    Calvin might have acquired the information about cheetahs on the back of a Chocolate Sugar Bombs cereal box.

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