Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 26, 2010

  1. Emerald
    margueritem  almost 13 years ago

    He has a good point there…

     •  Reply
  2. 5346ae65734b4d0e82350407ef0d8e00 250
    cleokaya  almost 13 years ago

    Excellant point and I do the same.

     •  Reply
  3. Grog poop
    GROG Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    That’ll work until he get’s to or tries to get into college.

     •  Reply
  4. Stewiebrian
    pouncingtiger  almost 13 years ago

    Thus, the reason for “no child left behind”.

     •  Reply
  5. Cutiger
    rentier  almost 13 years ago

    In life you are sometimes kept in a lower level and you can do nothing against it! You can try whatever you will and it doesn’t help!

     •  Reply
  6. 00000
    alondra  almost 13 years ago

    Oh Calvin! You’re a bright kid. You should try to live up to your potential.

     •  Reply
  7. Missing large
    kreole  almost 13 years ago

    That worked on my 1st wife…for a while…

     •  Reply
  8. Missing large
    rikw2  almost 13 years ago

    Did Calvin grow up to be Wally from Dilbert?

     •  Reply
  9. Opus45
    poppy1313  almost 13 years ago


     •  Reply
  10. Hyacinth macaw
    sjoujke Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    I think if Calvin got an “A” for anything everyone would think he’d cheated….and they’d probably be right.

     •  Reply
  11. Avatar 4519
    Dino-1  almost 13 years ago

    I saw friends and classmates have a breakdown if they didn’t get a A everytime. I also saw the Calvin’s that sat in the back of the classroom and were happy sliding by with a C average. I figured I did my best and if I thought I was really confused I’d stay after for extra help. It was a treat that way to find out from a friend when I did make it on the honor roll. Schools about the social clubs and the sports events (School Spirit!) too.

     •  Reply
  12. What has been seen t1
    lewisbower  almost 13 years ago

    A, B, C, D, F. Those are the low grade marks. I always got mid-grades, like “I”. Loved going to shool while all my friends were fishing, swimming, and playing baseball.

     •  Reply
  13. Missing large
    Herocoder  almost 13 years ago

    Now now Calvin .. is that the only reason you got the ‘C’?

     •  Reply
  14. Green lingerie   003
    riley05  almost 13 years ago

    Dang that kid is smart…. …. and I graduated medical and law school…

     •  Reply
  15. Missing large
    Puddleglum2  almost 13 years ago

    According to that line of reasoning, Calvin, you might as well get Fs, or even 0s. Then everyone’s expectations would be low or none and your life would be as easy as it could be.

     •  Reply
  16. 5505011 reggie thomson christmas 2005 450
    Reggie98  almost 13 years ago

    Getting a “C” means you know the answers to the “why” questions of life.

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    SusieD  almost 13 years ago

    Rationalization is a wonderful thing.

     •  Reply
  18. The terminator
    jbmetalmonster  almost 13 years ago

    C = Correct…

     •  Reply
  19. Rat
    pamlicorat  almost 13 years ago

    What people seem to forget is that a “C” is suppose to be average. Most of us should fall into this catergory. I think schools should go to a 50 point system instead of a 100 point system. Think about it, A (100-93), B (92-85), C (84-77), & D (76-70) are all 7 point spreads and an F is a 69 point spread. Make each grade 10 points and keep it fair.

     •  Reply
  20. Cutiger
    rentier  almost 13 years ago

    I was a very good and hard-working pupil and mostly had an “A” but in life everything came differently I had expected!

     •  Reply
  21. Missing large
    jrbj  almost 13 years ago

    School: I came, I studied, I graduated. Then I put it behind me and got on with the realities of life. Eventually Calvin will have to do that too; as do we all.

     •  Reply
  22. Colt2
    coltish1  almost 13 years ago

    Calvin, meet Governor Moonbeam.

     •  Reply
  23. Kitty at sunset
    wicky  almost 13 years ago

    Remember:::::: the diff. between a good doctor and a bad doctor is Grades. which would you rather have doing your brain surgery?

     •  Reply
  24. Samthief
    Whatroughbeast  almost 13 years ago

    @ pamlicorat

    When I went to school, A’s stopprd at 96. B’s at 90

     •  Reply
  25. Picture 015
    madampresiden12  almost 13 years ago

    I always found it easier to get lower grades and not have to study. Gave me more time for other things.

     •  Reply
  26. Missing large
    architct Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    One must apply the principal correctly, say for instance on dishes or cleaning.

     •  Reply
  27. Pleiades small
    jackmatt  almost 13 years ago

    I think I remember George W. bragging about being a C - student. Explains a lot…

     •  Reply
  28. Cg logo publisher 2009
    chubbygirlcomics  almost 13 years ago

    Right on, Jackmatt. However, he wasn’t as entertaining as Calvin. :)

     •  Reply
  29. Missing large
    bredbox  almost 13 years ago

    Management material

     •  Reply
  30. Waving flag
    Trainwreck_1  almost 13 years ago

    I have to wonder if this edition of Calvin and Hobbes came out very close to the end of it’s run. If it did then I can see what might have been Bill Watterson’s reasoning for discontinuing his masterpiece? … Oh the pain!

     •  Reply
  31. Foxhound1
    bald  almost 13 years ago

    strive for a C and if you get a better grade that is a plus

     •  Reply
  32. Poindexter
    JTGAM  almost 13 years ago

    Calvin always has this warped logic. The truth of the matter is I see many students who are straight A students and they often times have problems with the realities of life or dealing with failure. The B students are the ones that seem to have a more well rounded attitude. They understand the subject but they also take some time off to enjoy life a little.

     •  Reply
  33. 8724545 avatar medium
    runninanreadin  almost 13 years ago

    …and never forget the wise man who said “A and B students will, later on down the road, work for the C and D students.”

     •  Reply
  34. Missing large
    legaleagle48  almost 13 years ago

    BC13 said, about 9 hours ago

    That’ll work until he gets to or tries to get into college.

    And I’d hate to be the boss or co-worker who has to deal with his similar approach to doing whatever job he ends up getting.

     •  Reply
  35. Bonnet
    Stede_Bonnet  almost 13 years ago

    Pursuit of perfection is largely wasted effort in most pursuits. The adequate result is very often the better use of resources. However, knowledge is one commodity that almost always adds value. If Calvin knows the subject matter and then manipulates the test results to his personal benefit, that’s one thing but if he hasn’t learned the subject then he’s placing himself at a competitive disadvantage.

     •  Reply
  36. Mer rover small 02
    treBsdrawkcaB  almost 13 years ago

    Coltish1 - Concur! rikw2 - Yeah, probably! Richard - Yes! THAT’S the point! You should always try to be the best that you can be - and better than you were previously. The engineers and scientists who got A’s in school are the ones designing robots that are exploring other worlds right now and returning incredible science discoveries. The engineers that got “C”s in school are the boneheads that are designing home appliances or toys that always seem to be recalled 6 months after their introduction to the market. BUT… All sweeping generalizations are wrong! …including that one…

     •  Reply
  37. Whatwouldblue
    mrslukeskywalker  almost 13 years ago

    Ya, to what he said, and besides, you can’t spell Calvin without a “C”.

     •  Reply
  38. Missing large
    aelwero  almost 13 years ago

    /rant on $sorry folks, pet peeve Shame on anyone who ever tells someone to live up to their potential.

    What calvin or anyone else does with their life and potential has exactly zero impact on you until he breaks the law or violates your freedom or rights.

    I never lived up to my potential… I’m one of those Presidential Loser Kerry’s “tards” that serve in the Army.

    I dropped out of school at 14 and went to work as general labor at a construction yard. Moved up to being the framers’ within 5 years, before I could even buy a beer, and was making over 50K. I basically got tired of moving “UP” (the more you are in charge of, the less you actually DO) and joined the Army. Now no matter how high up I go, I am always DOING, and it suits me perfectly.

    I’m not a rocket scientist (I’m a missile and radar mechanic actually), and though I could have been, I never wanted to, and never tried to, and since I chose to ignore everybody, who all told me I should “live up to my potential”, I wound up being a very happy “tard” instead of a miserable CEO or engineer or whatever my “potential” was. I found what makes me happy, and it wasn’t my potential, and I would guess that the same is true for a vast majority.

    Do what makes you happy folks. Write your own book and don’t sit around letting others write the book of your life for you, no matter what your potential is. ALL of you have the potential to find something that makes YOU happy. /rant off

     •  Reply
  39. Missing large
    BigHug  almost 13 years ago

    Hey it’s harder to keep up the As. Once you get As your parents expect nothing less than that. My friend was beside herself because her daughter got a B. Went to the teacher to find out why.

     •  Reply
  40. Koffing
    calzadaa  almost 13 years ago


     •  Reply
  41. Missing large
    Jaddis  almost 13 years ago

    rikw2 said, “Did Calvin grow up to be Wally from Dilbert?”

    Probably Dogbert – they have a lot in common.

    runninanreadin said, “A and B students will, later on down the road, work for the C and D students.”

    That’s almost always been the case for R&D people, but we have more fun than the managers, just not the parking spaces and window offices.

     •  Reply
  42. Sysiphus
    Sysiphus  almost 13 years ago

    Is his life [i]really[/i] easier with low expectations?

     •  Reply
  43. Missing large
    artybee  almost 13 years ago

    Getting a C makes you work harder. I don’t remember getting anything as low as a C (except in gym) all through grade and high school. Then I went to college and got a rude awakening. Darned near bombed out.

     •  Reply
  44. Th giraffe
    lazygrazer  almost 13 years ago

    “C” stands for Common Cense.

    ps: Bravo to aelwero’s above comment.

     •  Reply
  45. Missing large
    yankeewhaler  almost 13 years ago

    It’s a bit arrogant to think you can only learn in a classroom. The quality of home schooling is in most cases on the same level or better than public schools.

    Of course the mantra is kids need to be socialized and have to be with other kids. So you think unemployed adults can go to their high school and college reunions asking their classmates for a loan? Good luck on that socialization sharing!!

    I highly resent taxpayer money going to public schools, andI highly endorse cutting back public funded schooilng to 3 days a week, Friday and Monday furloughs.

    Let parents find home schooling in their neighborhoods and churches and stop delegating learning of important topics to Godless money hungry government schools.

     •  Reply
  46. Old joe
    ratlum  almost 13 years ago

    I would hate to see what I would have got for marks if I hadnt tried for the top marks

     •  Reply
  47. Missing large
    JBJHJM  almost 13 years ago

    Love it! The only comic which is able to be funny and philosophic at the same time! It’s just too bad that they were only drawn for some years …

     •  Reply
  48. Sysiphus
    Sysiphus  almost 13 years ago

    I wonder if sending Calvin to a Madrassa (sp) (religious school) in northwest Pakistan would have made him any different?

    More religious, perhaps?

    Edit: changed it to northwest; geography isn’t my longsuit, hehe.

     •  Reply
  49. Pagan wheel
    darrenmparr  almost 13 years ago

    “Remember:::::: the diff. between a good doctor and a bad doctor is Grades. which would you rather have doing your brain surgery?”

    Personally, I’d sooner have the surgeon who was competent in his/her role than someone who was good at remembering superficial data.

     •  Reply
  50. Smurf guitar player
    medamo  almost 13 years ago

    c is for cool. And Calvin, is cool.

     •  Reply
  51. Wolf3
    COWBOY7  almost 13 years ago

    And that’s another way of approaching the situation, Calvin!

     •  Reply
  52. Missing large
    sarathc  almost 13 years ago

    Great… Thinking of appraisals in IT companies :)

     •  Reply
  53. Missing large
    BigHug  almost 13 years ago

    That comment about the doctor reminds me of a joke.

    What do you call a medical student who finishes last in his class?


     •  Reply
  54. 2h8d6312a
    kpeiyin  almost 13 years ago

    I kinda agree with Calvin

     •  Reply
  55. Levens hall   sizergh castle   ullswater lake059
    katdreams  almost 13 years ago

    Getting ‘A’s was always easy–probably why school was so boring. And Calvin grew up to be Frazz!

     •  Reply
  56. Calvin n hobbes 733953
    Miss.Fit  almost 13 years ago

    wish I had got a C too in kindergarden…

     •  Reply
  57. Avatar
    garfield246  almost 13 years ago

    ”An A? Boy, I’d hate to be you. I got a C.”

    You may have it easy now Calvin, but your parents are gonna send you to military school when you’re a teenager.

     •  Reply
  58. Missing large
    coldplague  over 11 years ago

    Bravo! Great observation Calv!

     •  Reply
  59. 250px garfieldand friends
    wowzo  over 10 years ago

    Why didn’t i think of that when i first started going to school

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Calvin and Hobbes