Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 17, 2010

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    margueritem  about 14 years ago

    It’s a looooonnnng time……

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    MontanaLady  about 14 years ago

    A REALLY looooonnnnngggg time….!!!

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    carmy  about 14 years ago

    In six weeks he’ll be wanting something else.

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    pouncingtiger  about 14 years ago

    That’s the catch, Carmy.

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    rentier  about 14 years ago

    Horrible idea!

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    ladywolf17  about 14 years ago

    OOOOOOH Traaaaagedy!

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    Rakkav  about 14 years ago

    In that beanie (star and all), he looks like one of the UN delegates in one of Jeff MacNelly’s old parodies of that august body. Specifically, the representative from “The Democratic, Free, Easygoing, Nice People’s Republic of Dungeon.”

    The only thing missing is the gag around the delegate’s mouth, which some of Calvin’s acquaintances might like to see added.

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    COWBOY7  about 14 years ago

    Gee, your aging by the nanosecond, Calvin! Better get some hair color for men while you still have your memory.

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    GROG Premium Member about 14 years ago

    6 weeks may as well be 6 years.

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    mrslukeskywalker  about 14 years ago

    You’ll sure look good in that beanie Calvin! I’ll bet it will make Spiff fly a little faster too. Although, you’ve been flying faster lately on Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs than he can in his rocket ship with a few extra dilithium crystals!!!

    I like the star on the front of it. Calvin IS a star in his own right.

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    Yukoner  about 14 years ago

    The dejection in the last panel is artistically brilliant.

    Greetings to all you C/H fans.

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    rshive  about 14 years ago

    A week without a propeller beanie is like a week without …..?

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    JHAppel  about 14 years ago

    Annnnyyyyyy daaaaaayyyyyyy nnnnnooooowwww.

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    garfield246  about 14 years ago

    Last panel illustration: Straight out of Peanuts.

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    okaythen  about 14 years ago

    Look at it this way Calvin, It will be here before you know it and then you can show it to Ros the next time she comes to babysit.

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    mike.firesmith  about 14 years ago

    Good Morning Marg!

    After reading this comic for a while I just felt obligated to say that.

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    NE1956  about 14 years ago

    Six weeks? Heck, in 6 minutes he’ll be wanting something else. Calvin’s attention span is like mine … WAAAY too short.

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    lewisbower  about 14 years ago

    Tell him his beanie is in the back of the postman’s truck.Calvin, can you spell restraining order?

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    milano99  about 14 years ago

    What, no spam today? It’s all over the Miami Herald website.

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    jellocake  about 14 years ago

    Went thru the samething for a Yogi Bear spoon! The wait is a killer! Still have it, too.

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    JTGAM  about 14 years ago

    Calvin: If it’s worth having, it’s worth waiting for! And if you start eating fast, you can get one for Hobbes too!

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    rdh288  about 14 years ago

    He doesn’t care what it looks like, he wants to fly!

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    fran650  about 14 years ago

    G’Morning Mike Firesmith. Your person makes a nice pillow.

    And Calvin’s hat fits just right.

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    ronaldmundy  about 14 years ago

    i remember when summer vacation seemed that far away. what time is it? 10:13……..10 minutes later….what time is it? 10:14.

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    cleokaya  about 14 years ago

    That beanie is probably going to spur flying fantasies of hovering far above the planet. Despite that, you are going to look like a dufus.

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    cleokaya  about 14 years ago

    I remember awaiting things I had ordered that seemed awesome in my mind. When they arrived, I was so disappointed in the actual product. X-ray glasses come to mind.

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    freeholder1  about 14 years ago

    It’s the Bullwinkle chant that gets you: “Eenie, meanie chili Beanie.” No one can wait through that!

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    mike.firesmith  about 14 years ago

    Thank you, Fran and Good morning to you too.

    The Loki Mutt isn’t allowed on the sofa but he has found a loophole.

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    keltii  about 14 years ago

    my son was just this way a month ago! he won a laptop,, was told 6-10 business days,, was watching for the mail-lady by day 4 and getting ansty,, by day 6 he was asking the mail-lady where it was,, and he is 18!

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    seanachie  about 14 years ago

    One of two things will happen when the beanie finally arrives: 1] Calvin won’t be able to assemble it correctly, or 2] it will fall apart the first time he tries to turn it on.

    Calvin is not very smart. Who needs a cheap propeller beanie when you have your own transmogrifier and, as your alter ego Spiff, a fantastic little space ship?

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    kab2rb  about 14 years ago

    keltii how did your son win a free lap top? the only thing i as an adult ever enter for was a bond from ceral boxes of healthy ceral i was already eatting in mornings. and i got the bond to.

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    Brother_James437  about 14 years ago

    patiences is not a virtue of Calvin’s. But then it’s not a virtue of verry many kids his age.

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    kab2rb  about 14 years ago

    By the way on one of the stips the spammer about 8 hours ago got on i flag it bikinin is back. but how is it deleted.

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    ratlum  about 14 years ago

    I said it before . But Spiff will be able to use that technology to go to the most wonderful places .

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    lazygrazer  about 14 years ago

    He got alot higher on the Sugar Bombs than he ever will with the Beanie.

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    BigHug  about 14 years ago

    The problem is he is setting himself up for disappointment. He’s going to have a picture in his head about how great it is and it won’t match his expectations.

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    khpage  about 14 years ago

    Two of the fruits of the Holy Spirit are patience and longsuffering. Looks like Calvin is getting an early start on those….

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    bleepingdeadalien  about 14 years ago

    That is one sweet beanie! This is going to be worth the wait…

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    Puddleglum2  about 14 years ago

    @agpeter, Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang was on radio Saturday mornings from 1944-53. It was on TV through the 50s. After Smilin’ Ed died in 1954, Andy Devine took over as host. It was one of my favorite shows with Froggy the Gremlin, Squeaky the Mouse and Midnight the Cat (“Meow”). You remembered the show rather well without recalling the name of it.

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    Puddleglum2  about 14 years ago

    LW18 (LADYWOLF) said, “OOOOOOH Traaaaagedy!”

    “You’ve gone from me, whoa, whoa, tragedy” “Tragedy” - The Fleetwoods (1961) Did you really know this song or was it a coincidence?

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    margueritem  about 14 years ago

    Mike Firesmith good afternoon, great dog!

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    Dino-1  about 14 years ago

    Jellocake: I’ve got a Yogi Bear that sits on your cereal spoon or hangs on the side of your bowl. Just thought you might want to know.

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    Gretchen's Mom  about 14 years ago

    I’m betting that the wonderful propeller beanie he has built up in his mind won’t be anywhere near what he’s going to end up with when it finally arrives.


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    agpeter  about 14 years ago

    Puddleglum2: Goodness! You’re a veritable encyclopedia of entertainment trivia…I’m just getting to that age where I’m starting to remember the 40’s and 50’s again, but forgot what I ate for breakfast. :^) I know it wasn’t sugar bombs!

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    gillbillvolume1  about 14 years ago

    Worst things that can happen to Calvin

    Wait six weeks.. open box.. break beanie taking it out .. ….AAGGG

    Wait six week .. open package .. beanie .. no propeller .. accidentally forgot to pack that part ..return and wait six more weeks ….AAGGG

    Wait six weeks .. open box.. find letter .. “Dear Customer due to unexpected demand our supply of propeller beanies has become exhausted, we regret we will be unable to fulfill your order but please find enclosed a coupon for a free box of chocolate sugar bombs..

    Sincerity Fred J Bogus Customer service manager” Need I add AAAGGGGGG

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    mrprongs  about 14 years ago

    By the time it comes, he won’t want it anymore. Yet he’ll already be onto the next Must Have Item.

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    Rokira  about 14 years ago

    Time to break out the time machine, Calvin. You knew it would come in handy SOMEtime.

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  49. Cathy aack Premium Member about 14 years ago

    6 weeks is a lifetime in the mind of a 6 year old – cruel & unusual punishment.

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