Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for June 17, 2009

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    ladywolf17  almost 15 years ago

    I can’t wait to see what Calvin finds.Oh the suspense of it all, so exciting.

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    Wildmustang1262  almost 15 years ago

    HUH! Calvin used his Daddy’s shaving brush (or shave brush?) to sweep the dirt off from something he found from the ground.

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    The Duke 1  almost 15 years ago

    Never done inventory have you, Calvin?

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    ejcapulet  almost 15 years ago

    What did he think it would be - Indiana Jones?

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    Yukoner  almost 15 years ago

    Calvin is giving new meaning to the term “brush off”.

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    Yukoner  almost 15 years ago

    Get used to it Calvin, most jobs are mind numbing, except for teachers whose job it is to numb minds.

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    runar  almost 15 years ago

    They can’t all be Indiana Jones.

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    Ivy0730Lcsq  almost 15 years ago

    Calvin should watch more Indiana Jones lol

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    wndrwrthg  almost 15 years ago

    Archaeology: Can You Dig It?

    Archaeology: 3 steps forward, 2,000 years back.

    Archaeology: Where a minute is like a thousand years.

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    lazygrazer  almost 15 years ago

    Good grief, shaving brushes haven’t been around for years. It’s probably more of a fossil than anything they’ll dig up.

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    ladywolf17  almost 15 years ago

    I feel kind of out of place here. I’m so used to Margueritem being here when I log in. I actually miss her, I hope she’s o.k. I’m not used to being the first one to post on Calvin And Hobbes. Besides I like it when she sets the pace.

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    watcha  almost 15 years ago

    wndrwrthg - nice one liners!

    I think that is what my daughter do to my shaving kit each day

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    stormies  almost 15 years ago

    some how i don’t think he will ever shave with it again.

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    green_engineer  almost 15 years ago

    Ahh the things we did to our parents belongings when we were young!

    I’d like to see Dad shave with it tommorow. You never know, the mild abrasive might be good for his skin!

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    linsonl  almost 15 years ago

    ladywolf 17, don’t feel out of place here, this is a place to post comments about the comics and have a little fun with each other, that’s all.

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    carpetinwater9  almost 15 years ago

    Will Dad Like Brown Soap?

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    TapiocaHead  almost 15 years ago

    Archaeologists lotsa of times gets into trouble too

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    bald  almost 15 years ago

    i can dig it she can dig it they can dig it can you dig it baby

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    gops  almost 15 years ago

    good point. hobbes

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    KenyarJad  almost 15 years ago

    So… is this gonna’ be about dad getting teed off, or about Calvin digging?

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    stayontopic  almost 15 years ago

    Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite!

    I just wish that some people wouldn’t try and take it over with their off-topic comments.

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    prasrinivara  almost 15 years ago

    Remember grazer, that these comics date from prior to 1995 (in this one either 1987 or 1988), although the shaving-brush was considered antiquated in North America by the time C&H had original run (I can remember shopping for double-edge blades to take to India in 1983–with some difficulty, some were found for the purpose, and they turned out to be export-quality India manufacture).

    True green_engineer, the sand will be a top-quality exfoliant.

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    Leonardeuler  almost 15 years ago

    Today, they use modern instruments in palaeontology such as shaving brushes instead of the old-fashioned C14-method.

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    Superfrog  almost 15 years ago

    Well I still use shaving brushes (for shaving).

    I’ve got 2.

    One is about 40 years old and I use it for travelling. About 20 years ago the kids bought me a new one, but I couldn’t bring myself to throw the old one out, so I use the new one just at home.

    They get better with age. Shaving takes a little longer but that’s a good thing.

    Calvin’s Dad will be pissed.

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    Silverpearl  almost 15 years ago

    Maybe Dad will grow a beard?

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    GROG Premium Member almost 15 years ago

    You’ll never believe what they dig up - and what they think they’ve dug up! What imagination!

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    Stede_Bonnet  almost 15 years ago

    Once again, Calvin has discovered one of life’s universal truths–Most of it is just prolonged periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of intense panic. Learning to embrace tedium is one of the secrets of happiness.

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    cleokaya  almost 15 years ago

    JFri - Don’t get me started on taking inventories. I used to have to do it at the end of every month. Talk about mind-numbing jobs.

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    carmy  almost 15 years ago

    Maybe Dad won’t even notice a little dirt on his brush.

    @ladywolf, It is odd not to see Marg’s commentsup on top, but I’m sure she is okay. :)

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    C_red  almost 15 years ago

    grazer, my dad uses a shaving brush!

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    Nighthawks Premium Member almost 15 years ago

    alright! two! two! two good gags in one sequence.. not easy to do..

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    HappyLynx  almost 15 years ago

    I know right nighthawks? One time I was walking with my guy friend and he saw a white rock. It was a bone and we rushed back to my house to ask my dad what it was. Turned out it was a cow bone. Pretty cool. I think I lost it or he stole it. I should ask some time. But I always forget.

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    margueritem  almost 15 years ago

    Hi! (staggers in) I feel asleep at the switch last night.

    That is what kept me from going into archeology, all that painstaking stuff with the tiny brushes. ;-)

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    bobjoesmith  almost 15 years ago

    this is a pretty funny strip

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    ladywolf17  almost 15 years ago

    Good to see you again Margueritem.

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    ratlum  almost 15 years ago

    A shaving brush only Calvin could think of this one

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    runar  almost 15 years ago

    Original run date for this strip: 4 May 1988

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    Slugnutty  almost 15 years ago

    He should come excavate in my back garden, I think a barn used to be there about 80 years ago. Iron scraps, old tobacco-spit pottery jug bits, green and purple glass bits, and even old marbles.

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    margueritem  almost 15 years ago

    Thank you, ladywolfe. It’s nice to have you back.

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    rentier  almost 15 years ago

    I#m back again!

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    Madruga  almost 15 years ago

    Why isn’t Calvin using his dads toothbrush as well?…you know for all the very tiny things =D

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    serenasakitty  almost 15 years ago

    JFri and Cleo, please don’t mention inventory. I used to work for a fabric store and I HATED inventory week. I wanted to schedule my vacation for that time but they wouldn’t let me. Everyone was needed on the floor to do the counting or wait on customers. BORING

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    wolfbyte36  almost 15 years ago

    Just got home in time to see that Calvin got his dad’s shaving brush. ther will be trouble ahead if dad finds out. (gulp)!

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    Rakkav  almost 15 years ago

    I’ve done (real) inventory and I’ve done (mock) archaeology. The tedium of either is (to me) overrated, although very real. ENFPs can find relief through doing such things. Calvin (an apparent ENFP-in-development) just hasn’t figured out how yet; he’s too busy avoiding work in principle in order to do so. :)

    Even so, like Calvin I tend to file things in my workspace by the “archaeological method”. Everything is laid down in “tels”, according to their dates of deposition. ;)

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    zerotsm  almost 15 years ago

    Shaving brushes, you’ll soon see them way down south in some museum.


    Shaving brushes, you’ll soon see them on the shelf in some museum.

    These were old Burma Shave signs. It’s ironic that a set of Burma Shave signs are now in a museum, the Smithsonian.

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    mrprongs  almost 15 years ago

    Maybe Calvin will find bones from his Dinosaur alter ego.

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    carpetinwater9  almost 15 years ago

    Bravo! Florchi ! Well Said. no other comments.

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    RinaFarina  almost 15 years ago

    In this vale of tears and sin your head goes bald but not your chin:

    Burma Shave!

    We used to see signs like this (one sign per line) driving on the old highways. There were many verses, but this is the only one I remember.

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    cleokaya  almost 15 years ago

    Florchi - comments on other topics are fine as long as you leave politics and religion out of the equation.

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    yyyguy  almost 15 years ago

    i do inventory on a daily basis (cycle counts). fortunately, i have other responsibilities, but the ongoing counts mean there’s never a giant, close down the warehouse, type of inventory to do. we did one once, about 10 years ago to prove to the auditors that the cycle count process worked with almost no errors, and haven’t had to do one since. so i guess computers are good for something other than reading old comic strips!

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    4deerinmyyard  almost 15 years ago

    Back and forth the ranting lobs Souring comment on Calvin and Hobbes Burma Shave

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  53. Cathy aack Premium Member almost 15 years ago

    As an anthropologist, I can vouch for the “mind-numbing” part in archaeology, I prefer cultural anthro.

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    marvee  almost 15 years ago

    It’s interesting how quickly Calvin’a enthusiasm changed to boredom. This is his problem at school also.

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