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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 06, 2010

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    margueritem  over 8 years ago

    Sigh……

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    rentier Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Divine sunraise! They didn’t leave Hobbes at home!

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    Nabuquduriuzhur  over 8 years ago

    Arrrrggghhh! That is EXACTLY like most of the women I grew up with. Imagine growing up in a state that literally has fields of wildflowers in the spring and early summer, more than 70% public lands of which most is forested— and they just wanted to party and get drunk.

    ACK!

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    You just don’t get it, do you, Calvin? I’ll skip a TV show for a beautiful sunrise any time.

    Good Morning, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠!

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    SWEETBILL  over 8 years ago

    Calvin ,that is the tv, tv of life

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    tirnaaisling  over 8 years ago

    Some people just can’t handle the all that peace and quiet and sheer beauty, they’re just too uncomfortable in their own company, getting drunk becomes a distraction. Very sad, give me a desert island any day!

    I choose the Earthsea Trilogy, a radio and a machete.

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    ToniR  over 8 years ago

    No kidding, Calvin. You are missing a great TV show but I think you would have felt terrible if you had missed this live show.

    :)

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    MontanaLady  over 8 years ago

    Is that a sunrise or sunset????

    Either way, that is WAY better than TV!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    pouncingtiger  over 8 years ago

    Calvin’s hopeless.

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    moronbis  over 8 years ago

    But he might like sunrise (guess the scattered sun rays are an indication of sunrise) on TV.

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Folks don’t forget that Dad woke Calvin up @ 6:30 AM. I’m almost certain it’s sunrise.

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    jukeofurl  over 8 years ago

    me too….

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    jamesw_80465  over 8 years ago

    That has to be a sunset, Calvin would NEVER be up in time to see a sunrise.

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    lewisbower  over 8 years ago

    SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED has never had her eyes blinded by a sunrise. Why when you are basked with the eternal golden glow of network programing 24/7?

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    kpreethy  over 8 years ago

    It’s a gud drawing………. Bill watterson does got a talent……….I mean I know everybody…….knows tht………

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    cdward  over 8 years ago

    ^Doesn’t hurt to say it, though.

    One of the biggest problems with Calvin is that he’s so much like so many of us! Well, not GoComics readers, of course, We skip TV in favor of healthier pursuits such as the internet.

    However, I’m up by nature before sunrise every morning. I get up and out early enough not see stars and sunrise. It is a special treat better left to those who appreciate it.

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    Rakkav  over 8 years ago

    Calvin, that’s kinda like drinking the simply amazing, mind-blowing, in-season, fresh-squeezed, orange juice I had in one of the best restaurants in Jerusalem, nay, in all Israel, and saying, “I’ll bet I’m missing some great fountain drinks flavored with high fructose corn syrup.”

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    waynl  over 8 years ago

    Calvin, ya can’t TIVO real life.

    While we still had milk cows, I used to say that I kicked the sun out of bed in the morning and tucked it into bed at night. Many LONG days. But the rewards were without parallel. Looking up at the constellations and shooting stars. Hearing the shrill call of a mother killdeer well before sunrise and the cry of a bobcat that stands the hair on the back of your neck on end. Plus watching the sunrise from the barn window. It all helped me stay connected to mother earth.

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    nan.sens928  over 8 years ago

    This over tv. Any day!

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    COWBOY7 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    You’ll understand in time, Calvin.

    G’Morning Marg, Mike & Grog!

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    Allison Nunn Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Definitely this over TV any day sunrise or sunset. Nothing special about TV except Calvin doesn’t want to be where he is…..

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    Sandfan  over 8 years ago

    If this was moved to present day, Calvin would not be missing any great TV shows.

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    scrabblefiend  over 8 years ago

    As a mother of 5, I know that little kids get up EARLY, and watch TV, especially on Saturdays. No sleeping late. So it definitely is a sunrise.

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    tinhutjohn  over 8 years ago

    Reminds me of my grandson finding some buddies when we camped at Algonquin Park in Ontario. They completely ignored the scenery and put their heads down playing Gameboy. Their Dad thought that would make a good commercial.

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    Ursula A Kehoe Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I woke up to a spectacular orange sunrise this morning: is that a sailor’s delight or warning, because it wasn’t red?

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    linsonl  over 8 years ago

    Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

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    twj0729  over 8 years ago

    Along the same line…I love the seashore and it constantly amazes me that some people might travel hundreds even thousands of mile to spend time at the shore. What’s the first thing they do after they slather on sunscreen? Turn on the radio! I’ve even seen small portable tv’s! What am I missing?

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    fesalazarsoto  over 8 years ago

    Morning has broken…

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 8 years ago

    it’s sunset. how many tv shows that kid likes are on when the sun rises?

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    ses1066  over 8 years ago

    This is a strip that BEGS TO BE COLORED but then I realized that I was coloring it in with my mind - just like radio!

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    gjsjr41  over 8 years ago

    I agree, Nighthawks, not many TV shows at sunrise. It’s gotta be sunset.

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    pintcape  over 8 years ago

    Calvin’s to young to appreciate true beauty.

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    Puddleglum2  over 8 years ago

    Dennis: “This is a lot more fun than living in our dumb old house.” Why can’t Calvin be like Dennis the Menace?

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    larney45  over 8 years ago

    Sunrise, sunset…swiftly fly the days…..or so says the song. As the days continue to fly by I realize that I love this strip in part because Watterson really captures the best and worst in all of us, and sometimes in just one frame. I always see it first thing in my morning so my day begins with a thoughtful commentary on life. A little reality show, all for me! Thanks, Bill, for “labor-ing” on these for so long.

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    KATHY SHEPARD Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Nabuquduriuzhur “Arrrrggghhh! That is EXACTLY like most of the women I grew up with.” I don’t know who I feel the sorriest for: You. Or the women.

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    kab2rb  over 8 years ago

    Good morning all I have to agree for this strip color would be fantastic seeing all the growth. I think deep down Calvin and more Hobbes is enjoying the setting of sun. This would have to be sunset. My kids never got up early stayed up late during summer. We live in town and though houses crowd the neighborhood I was on glider with text book watching night decend. Outside the HWY buzzing considerin night was quite.

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    cleokaya  over 8 years ago

    If this were a current strip Calvin would have his gameboy or cell phone to distract him from the beauty around him.

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    Mythreesons  over 8 years ago

    Everyone should at some time in their life go some place where it is pitch black, no city lights or farm lights, not even a candle around, and look at the stars. Once I looked out the window of rented house in MA during mid night time and the big dipper looked like I could touch it. So close it filled the picture window. Will never forget that sight as long as I live.

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    wellhoney  over 8 years ago

    Hello everybody! It’s got to be sunset, cause the sun gets up REAL early in the summer and it was up when Calvin’s father woke him up, thus………………….. In any case, sun- rise or sunset don’t mean a thing to him on this trip :-)) Have a real good sunny day.

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    Bruce McKinney Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Whine, whine, whine!

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    quanticobaby  over 8 years ago

    Hello, Hobbes!! Good to see you. So what are YOUR thoughts on this lovely…evening?? Beautiful drawing, too….I always love sunsets….

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    Bargrove Premium Member over 8 years ago

    The sunrise holds its glory only for those who are awake.

    H. D. T.

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    Cazboys  over 8 years ago

    makes me laugh

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    RadioTom  over 8 years ago

    While I HAVE been up early enough to see the sunrise - and there have been some SPECTACULAR ones I’m glad I saw - My NATURAL wake-up time is about 9:30 AM EST or so. So, while I may miss a few sunrises, I DO get to see the sunsets… and the moonglow…. It had to be moonglow, way up in the blue… that moonglow gave me you.,..

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    ibbilly  over 8 years ago

    the facts are in.its a sunset!

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    Gypsy214  over 8 years ago

    I vote for sunrise - if it was sunset, the birds in the foreground of the picture would already have gone to their nests.

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    Brother_James437  over 8 years ago

    Shut up & enjoy the beauty of a sunset kid..

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    fastvega  over 8 years ago

    Sunset, Calvin wouldn’t be up for sunrise.

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    tmick2001  over 8 years ago

    I think Calvin’s unappreciation of the beauty around him in this instance is the typical M.O. of a little kid. I know I never started appreciating such things until I got older and wiser. Plus, Calvin’s been made to go camping against his will, thus the attitude.

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    bmonk  over 8 years ago

    He he he. Reminds me of the clueless of an ad some years back: guy out running, comes to this wonderful vista and stops, not to admire it, but to pull out his eGadget and text someone…

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    Tuner38  over 8 years ago

    There are no great TV shows at sunrise.

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    ratlum  over 8 years ago

    Fans dont try and pretend its sunrise Calvin would not be up and dressed for a sunrise. Some day in the distant future he will close his eyes and remember the friendship of Hobbes,the colour of the sky,sound of the birds,and the smell of evening air. This moment is for life,every where in the world he is. I have moments like this.

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    Rakkav  over 8 years ago

    Other strips (many of them) show Calvin getting up VERY early to watch TV, especially on Saturdays. On the other hand, he also watches TV in the afternoon and early evening instead of doing his homework, when he can.

    Split decision.

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    fastvega & everyone else, have you already forgotten this?

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    ibbilly  over 8 years ago

    his dad out on the lake fishing in a canoe in the dark?i dont think so.

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    bobo234  over 8 years ago

    Yah Calvin u probably are

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    jcfuston3  over 8 years ago

    thanks tigger, enjoyed it

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    JTGAM  over 8 years ago

    The trouble with nature is we take it for granted!!!!!!!!

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    JTGAM  over 8 years ago

    And it’s sunset as Calvin would NOT be up at that hour. And it is not cold!

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    yyyguy  over 8 years ago

    @ Mythreesons i agree with you about looking at stars in the pitch dark. when we had the big blackout of 2004 our whole family went to visit my parents to make sure they were okay. (naturally, they were doing better than any of us were.) my then 13 year old niece asked me if i knew any of the constellations, and it was only then that i realized she’d never really seen them before due to all the light pollution. today, i can drive for 45 minutes out of town and still not be able to see anything near the horizon due to the lights of the city polluting the sky. it’s a shame.

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    SWEETBILL  over 8 years ago

    @gypsy As I live on Lake Ontario @ my summer home and we sit almost every nite out front to watch the sunset, if it’s not cloudy, of course it’s SUNRISE, NO BIRDS OF ANY TYPE ARE FLYING, ESPECIALLY-SEAGULLS ARE NESTING

    Sorry commenters, but 20yrs now – THERE WATCHING SUNRISE CALVIN & Hobbs

    CASE CLOSED

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    PappyFiddle  over 8 years ago

    no Calvin you’re not missing any, TV is a vast wasteland

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    mike.firesmith  over 8 years ago

    **Good morning Marg! Good morning Fran and Kizzzy! Good Morning L’Wolf! Good Morning Grog!**

    Well, it’s morning somewhere

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    badmojo  over 8 years ago

    Sometimes a comic is just a comic

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    kid1at3heart Premium Member over 8 years ago

    sweetbill-I beg to differ-my favorite pastime is just after the sun sets and watching the swallows diving thru the air chasing mosquitos-not all birds are tucked away early

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    Gretchen's Mom  over 8 years ago

    The older I get … the more I hate watching television of any kind! A beautiful sunset is definitely better than anything shown on t.v. these days!!!

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    khpage  over 8 years ago

    Best sunrise I have ever seen in my life was watching the sun come up over the sea of Gallilee in Israel. I was too tired and out of it to remember to get out my camera and photograph it. Duhhhhhh…..

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    LSan  over 8 years ago

    Its worth it, Calvin.

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    ransomdstone  over 8 years ago

    It is certainly sunset. There are no good TV shows at sunrise.

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    Me_Again  over 8 years ago

    Wow… Bill Watterson is amazing…

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    DerkinsVanPelt218  over 8 years ago

    1080p has nothing on that.

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