Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 30, 2010

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    margueritem  over 12 years ago

    A good choice of a word, Hobbes.

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    Deepal  over 12 years ago

    even i want one !!!

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 12 years ago

    Another disappointment for Calvin!

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    margueritem  over 12 years ago

    Good morning, Mike Firesmith and handsome Doggie Boy.

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    Pacejv  over 12 years ago

    Oh…the gravity of the situation….

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    moronbis  over 12 years ago

    Calvin is never short of words…

    WHAT a disappointment after eating so much sugar bombs, anxiously waiting for six weeks, going through heartbreak of breaking favourite toy, altercation with best buddy….

    too much for a six-year old kid..

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    rentier  over 12 years ago

    Wonderful rotation!

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    MontanaLady  over 12 years ago

    Oh, he wanted to “lift off”…………….for 6 more boxtops he can get the rocket pack for the beanie!

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    Rakkav  over 12 years ago

    Well, I called it (not that it’s any great achievement): his downfall was in his fixation on reality. Now if he’d only use this toy in fantasy (at which he is incredibly good), he’d have a grand old time.

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    alviebird  over 12 years ago

    He doesn’t realize that if he did lift off he would start spinning since he doesn’t have a tail rotor.

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    bloomfan  over 12 years ago

    Is peculiar really the word Hobbes was looking for, or was it the one he seems to be pointing at, namely THBBTPTHBB

    I know which one I like the sound of.

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    kreole  over 12 years ago

    No tail rotor? Good catch, “thebird55”.

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    moronbis  over 12 years ago

    @bloomfan.. Hobbes might be thinking of PHHHHBBBBTTTT!!!

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    Tog  over 12 years ago

    Any of you guys in the USA ever have one of these beanies? Couldn’t get them here.

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    harrietbe  over 12 years ago

    If the disappointment doesn’t overwhelm him, his imagination might take over. Then he and Hobbes can have a real adventure.

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    COWBOY7  over 12 years ago

    Now that was a let down!

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    asaint  over 12 years ago

    These hats were available back in the day - not motorized though. Possibly a marketing ploy from the producers of the Beanie & Cecil cartoon!

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    mike.firesmith  over 12 years ago

    Good morning Marg! The Loki Mutt sends puppy kisses to you!

    Good morning Fran and Shep mutt mix! Puppy kisses for you too from the Loki Mutt!

    Adjectives fail me. I’ll have to remember that one.

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    lewisbower  over 12 years ago

    The day my father told me the truth about Santa Claus. Forty years of therapy haven’t erased that.

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    JTGAM  over 12 years ago

    Good morning all! He could get by without the tail rotor if he had another opposite spinning blade on top. What he needs is a chin strap or did Dad glue THAT on to his head as well like the old super glue ad.

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    Puddleglum2  over 12 years ago

    Pacejv, “Gravity” is right …a good play on words. Calvin should play instead of just being ‘down’.

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    witewater  over 12 years ago

    Mr. Waterson, you heartless Nihilist! Calvin faces a 6 week eternity of anticipation, experiences disappointments and redemption and is left with literally, the ultimate letdown. And just what of the Human Condition?? lol

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    haryotomo  over 12 years ago

    6 weeks for nothing….

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    Ldywldkat  over 12 years ago

    Told you WHAT truth about Santa Claus????

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    Tineli  over 12 years ago

    At last, he’s wearing the beanie!!!

    And I think, it’s the first time, that his imagination is failing and he has to cope with reality!

    Perhaps he put on so much weight by eating the sugar bombs, that he’s too heavy for the beanie now?

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    jslabotnik  over 12 years ago

    Reminds me of when I got my first box of Hostess “Ding Dongs”. Oh the disappointment when a bell did not ring upon opening the box.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 12 years ago

    clearly Acme did not manufacture that beanie…..wile e coyote can attest to the fact that their stuff gets off the ground fine, problems persist, however, in their soft landing technology

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    ninmas  over 12 years ago

    “all sanity is lost.”

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    threlfallm  over 12 years ago

    He just needs a little more power. Upgrade to a gas engine and get a larger propeller. Rotor, schmoter…spinning is half the fun. A chin strap is a good idea, though. He’ll probably work that out during beta testing.

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    calpal10  over 12 years ago

    Oh No!!! How disappointing…

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    dsom8  over 12 years ago

    Imagination. No assembly required. Batteries not needed.

    Stay in school, Calvin. Learn math and physics, and keep your imagination. You might become Tony Stark (Iron Man) and really get to fly!

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    fran650  over 12 years ago

    G’Morning Loki Mutt and Mike firesmith.

    Easy Ldywldkat, that stuff about Santa? It’s only rumors. Let’s share some cream and a biscuit, and a nice nap.

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    GROG Premium Member over 12 years ago

    What I’d like to know is how did Calvin get the idea that having this beannie hat was going to be an uplifting experience.

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    treBsdrawkcaB  over 12 years ago

    Poindexter - Some helicopters channel the engine’s exhaust (jet-like) against the direction that the angular momentum wants to take them. This counter-balancing works really well and gives the helicopter great agility.

    So, yes, Calvin needs some way to affix the beanie to his body and, if the motor is strong enough and the propeller big enough to push air past his head, some way to “channel his exhaust”…

    I wonder if Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs could make him that flatulent?

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    cleokaya  over 12 years ago

    As the beanie spins disappointment begins.

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    Kerovan  over 12 years ago

    Tomorrow they use the really important part of the package to have fun. Important for any child anyway. I believe it’s the last strip in this storyline too.

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    Rise22  over 12 years ago

    Lewreader - do NOT believe everything your parents told you! I didn’t - and Santa still brings me something every year, if I’ve been good…

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    Tineli  over 12 years ago

    Zippy007, the bible verses are very peculiar… ;-) God bless you!

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    bald  over 12 years ago

    calvin, does the beeniecopter have the original batteries in it, you may need to get some better ones, the original ones are cheapo ones…..

    go find that stupid little pink bunny with the bass drum and take his batteries they seem to work welll

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    GROG Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Get Tim “the toolman” Taylor to give it MORE POWER!

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    Mythreesons  over 12 years ago

    All he has to do is run very fast and the propeller will start to spin. Or tie the beanie under his chin and just stand outside in Oklahoma. He’ll be in Kansas by tomorrow.

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    lazygrazer  over 12 years ago

    Houston, we have a problem….

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    rshive  over 12 years ago

    Adjectives fail us sometimes too Hobbes!

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    gillbillvolume1  over 12 years ago

    maybe its running backwards and pushing him into the ground instead?

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    Santadon  over 12 years ago

    great expectations….dashed.

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    jorgefdz  over 12 years ago

    The box buddys.. look at the wonderful box that you got..

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    mrslukeskywalker  over 12 years ago

    Nothing can beat the flight of eating 4 boxes of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs. Not even a battery powered beanie.

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    kab2rb  over 12 years ago

    When I was a kid I never heard of a beanie cap back in the 60’s of course my parents would have the paper, they didn’t have to work with advance electronics either. Calvin just use your imagination and sore with your beanie.

    I wonder which state is the windiest some would think KS but we have days when no wind. Not this past week I evan think April has been windy. I’ve heard Chicago is a windy city I won’t mentioned DC area. I think parts of MO and AR is calm.

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    coffeeturtle  over 12 years ago

    Good idea Grog! :-) The beanie would probably burn up along with its wearer. LoL

    Kab, you remind me of someone, but I cant put my finger on it.

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    Gretchen's Mom  over 12 years ago

    It’s very windy at the Kentucky Oaks races today. I’ll “bet” Calvin could probably get a pretty good lift-off if only he were there standing in the outfield right now!

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    Poladog  over 12 years ago

    oh oh

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    sunnydog  over 12 years ago

    Long live the failed adjectives and the inflated ads.

    The trick is to believe the hype without the heart and never let the heartless know any better. Please send 99cents and you too can soar. It is akin to the lottery –you buy the dream not the reality and you get what you pay for; so for my buck I dream ten times as much as I would without the ticket stub in hand.–Bargain basement dreams.

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    joelpitchford  over 12 years ago

    Tim (the toolman) Taylor would have used the Binford 3500 which as everyone knows doesn’t have the ability to auto-rotate which would leave Calvin in a world of hurt should the engine run out of gas…. and since Tim would have supercharged it, that would be a certainty.

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    khpage  over 12 years ago

    Spiff the Spaceman needs to help Calvin set the mertilizer on deep fat fry so he can really “take off”…

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    abqjack  over 12 years ago

    Bill Watterson provides many, many bright moments and good laughs with Calvin and Hobbes. Thank you very much!

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    comixmaster1000  over 12 years ago

    Personally, I would have chosen “dumb.” But then again, I’m not Hobbes.

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    bmonk  over 12 years ago

    “Oh, the humanity!”

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    Ooops! Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Wait! Lewreader! What truth about Santa Claus?!?

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    TokesMcgee  over 12 years ago

    Ready set….Thhbtptth. HaHaHa

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    bmonk  over 12 years ago

    @LuvH8, LOL!

    Ummm–that he really doesn’t live at the North Pole…

    on acounta ‘cuz there’s really no land there.

    He actually lives in Pasadena. Better airports and connections.

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    Ooops! Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Bmonk Oh, Thank You!

    I thought he might not really like milk and cookies, or the reindeer might really be flying horses.

    What a relief!

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    ratlum  over 12 years ago

    I think if the pitch on the prop is not right he can not get lift . Did Dad fix it right ?

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    mrprongs  over 12 years ago

    The beanie’s mocking Calvin.

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    dradk  over 12 years ago

    well calvin, at least it rotated. peculiar, though. ;)

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Our boarder made me a beanie out of an old felt hat in ca. 1955. No helicopter, but Crackerjack prizes for decoration. I looked like Jughead and loved it!

    Thanks, Bill!

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    attyush  over 12 years ago

    Calvin, I wish Susie could have seen you with this beanie on.

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