Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for November 03, 2010


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    margueritem  about 10 years ago

    Thanks for all your nice comments yesterday, my fellow fans.

    Amen, Calvin.

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    Yukoner  about 10 years ago

    We are indeed a fallen creation.

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    MontanaLady  about 10 years ago

    Hey, Calvin is echoing exactly what we all said in Marg’s defense…….Why don’t people try to be nice to each other???

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    COWBOY7 Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Funny how this strip is mirroring certain events here. Love it!

    G’Morning, Marg, Mike & Grog!

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    Yukoner  about 10 years ago

    Marg, I just read yesterday’s later posts and simply want to add my appreciation for your comments (and your ability to be quick off the mark).

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    tis4kis  about 10 years ago

    Imaginary tigers are the superior beings without doubt.

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    jukeofurl  about 10 years ago

    Being human means what we make it. Accepting asocial behavior as part of human character is bl st.

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    moronbis  about 10 years ago

    Well Calvin, the guy besides Hobbes is many a times not nice to people.

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    SWEETBILL  about 10 years ago

    GM everyone. especially # 1 :-)

    It’s nice to see Hobbes back, he will kind of pacify Calvin.

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    attyush  about 10 years ago

    It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this

    Bertrand Russell
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    rentier  about 10 years ago

    It’s not so easy comeing through life without beeing mean! You must always think, how you can do it better and it looks, you are the silly one, when you try to do it better! Hobbes will help, I am sure!

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    kpreethy  about 10 years ago

    Well……yeah it’s HARD to be human…….

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    alviebird  about 10 years ago

    I couldn’t help but notice something about yesterday’s flap. SensibleMan had just signed up, had only posted one comment, yet somehow knew that marg is (almost) always first. Something tells me he is actually a regular. But if so, what could be the motive?

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    GROG Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Some people are more - or less human than others.

    Good Monring, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠

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    cdward  about 10 years ago

    Regarding Calvin, it is interesting that he himself is often mean to others. Wouldn’t it be nice if he took this incident as an opportunity to look in the mirror. Of course, then he’d have to grow, and that would be the end of the strip - oh wait - it did end. He did grow. He’s probably a great guy now!

    thebird55, I noticed that, too. I guess you can read the comics without an account, but why would anyone sign up just to attack someone?

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    titanicus  about 10 years ago


    “We are indeed a fallen creation”

    Could you believe that theft, bullying and authority by sheer power exist in other areas of the Animal Kingdom?


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    Elwoodman  about 10 years ago

    I too appreciate Marg’s presence on the funny pages 8^].

    Sensible man’s post was anything but sensible.

    The amount of folks prepared to stand up for Marg is wonderful but I wonder how many would stand up as fast if the bullying were in person in the workplace or in the schoolground.

    If the behaviours displayed in this forum were replicated in real life, we’d never have a bullying problem.

    I have no idea what will happen next for Calvin, but i’m cheering for him! Hope you get your truck back Little Guy.

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    taker48  about 10 years ago

    come on now, we r the only creatures that are to have reasoning and yet we kill our own kind for a nickel yes, I’m speaking particularly about the spammers lol

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    horizon1129  about 10 years ago

    ohhh very true Hobbes…

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    thirdguy  about 10 years ago

    To Marg, and all of the real fans, Good Morning,

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    Sandfan  about 10 years ago

    Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.

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    mike.firesmith  about 10 years ago

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


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    madampresiden12  about 10 years ago

    Good Morning Everyone:

    Two Comments today:

    I read the comic every day and I love the comments. I don’t comment very often, because by the time I get on there is often little left to be said. I did not get to read yesterday’s comments and just went back and read them now. I think the guy who made the comment about Marg is a jerk. If he doesn’t like seeing the comments in his view he could have the strip e-mailed to him and not have to read the comments at all. Even though I don’t comment very often I feel like I know y’all.

    As to Why Watterson gave up the comic. As I remember, it was due to stylistic differences. The Syndicates changed the rules on the size of the boxes in the (I think) Sunday comics. This meant that all the boxes had to be about the same size. This meant that like the comic last Sunday, Calvin could not have the big pictures like they often did on Sunday. Rather than have to stifle his creativity he decided to discontinue the comic. I was saddened by the decision but I understood it.

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    witewater  about 10 years ago

    Calvin’s soliloquy in Panel 3 is particularly appropriate considering we are finally through the US Election cycle. Maybe some people will start being nicer to one another.

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    lewisbower  about 10 years ago

    I wish I had had an imaginary stuffed tiger when I was a boy. I might not have grown up to be a lawyer/politician/toxic wast producer/ flammable baby pajama CEO. Oh well. what can you do?

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    amaji  about 10 years ago

    Yeah, it’s good to be you Hobbes… Life would be easier.

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    Dillithamir Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Marg, I hope you don’t feel at all daunted by yesterday’s (I refrain myself to a simple bleep) criticism.

    I have long enjoyed your comments with most comics that I read every morning. ——————————————————————————-

    Hobbes, now would be a good time to just pounce on Calvin and make him forget his troubles…. and toughen him up a bit in the process.

    (To any who might wonder at me, Yes, I have read nearly the entire Calvin and Hobbes series, but I enjoy nothing more than approaching something good in light as if I had never seen or read in the first place)

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    LeslieAnne  about 10 years ago

    Marg you are loved!!!

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    wicky  about 10 years ago

    One cannot reason with an idiot.

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    coffeeturtle  about 10 years ago

    …what happens when child bullies grow up…

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    tsouthworth  about 10 years ago

    Good to see you’re still on top, Marg. Had to go back to see what people were talking about and still find it hard to believe.

    Maybe he was delirious with Election Fever.

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    midiranger  about 10 years ago

    I don’t post very often as I’m reading these before I start work .. but I will to cast my vote for Marg. Stay right at the top where you belong! Sensibleman is neither, more likely is a troll, and best ignored, as their sole purpose is to stir the pot.

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    twj0729  about 10 years ago

    I remember a Calvin/Hobbes strip where Calvin and Hobbes are outside under the starry night sky and Calvin says to Hobbes, “The best evidence that there is intelligent life out there is that none of it has tried to contact us!” Makes sense to me!

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    strat03  about 10 years ago

    @ Marg.. Love your comments as always!! Love my Calvin!! BTW..Where do you get your cool avatars??

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    cleokaya  about 10 years ago

    It’s tough being human. What other species would torture themselves by creating JOBS that take time away from all the good things life has to offer.

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    fesalazarsoto  about 10 years ago

    Cheer up, Marg! We all( I mean, the REAL all) love you here!

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    Trainwreck_1  about 10 years ago

    Teresa said, about 11 hours ago

    In Part…

    I know these are all repeats, but I don’t remember them, so they are all new to me. Does Calvin ever get his truck back? Does he become a bully to that nerdy kid?

    If you’re ever able to pay the small fee to become a GENIUS member you’ll then be able to go back and read each and every comic ever made starting way back in 1958 Each by date in order of publication. And not only C&H but each and every comic listed on GoComics.

    In closing here in the Mountain Time Zone USA the new comic comes out around 11:20 pm. And all that can be said about Ms. Marg… being first is if you don’t like it ~~And I Do~~ well who cares what you do… Me, I don’t have a problem with be second or whenever. So Ms. Marg… if you’re not out searching for new samples of… well you know? You keep on keeping on! Thank You So Very Much.

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    bizaker  about 10 years ago

    First off, sorry if I came off sounding like a jerk yesterday. I was kind of grateful SensibleMan covered me up.

    Second, with regard to Watterson quitting, madampresident12 said it was over stylistic differences- that the Sunday Strips became more constrained with time. It was actually the other way around- originally all the boxes had to be the same size, but after a sabbatical, the syndicate gave Watterson the unbreakable half-page format, which is what we see in the later strips. You can read about this in the 10th anniversary book. If you read recent (-ish) interviews with him, he talks about how he quit because he simply did not want the comic to become stale (this is in the Complete Calvin and Hobbes introduction), and that his interests had shifted (stated in his original letter to editors announcing his retirement)

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    jadoo823  about 10 years ago

    “Lewreader said, about 3 hours ago

    I wish I had had an imaginary stuffed tiger when I was a boy. ”

    that must have been one deprived childhood, if you couldn’t even afford an IMAGINARY stuffed tiger…(lol)…
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    jadoo823  about 10 years ago

    “bizaker said, 15 minutes ago

    First off, sorry if I came off sounding like a jerk yesterday. I was kind of grateful SensibleMan covered me up. ”

    …I didn’t read it as coming of like a jerk, personally (a bit didactic, perhaps)…anyway, just wanted to say I always appreciate somebody who can offer a sincere apology; SensibleMan could definitely learn from you, bizaker…

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    Nairebis  about 10 years ago

    Of course, the irony in this strip is that Calvin will forget all of this the next time he’s mean to Susie.

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    whitecarabao  about 10 years ago

    I am a regular reader but only rarely comment. I enjoy the comments – except for the occasional rant (spam isn’t a comment, so I don’t count it, just flag it).

    I started to join the fray yesterday but restrained myself when I remembered my father’s words (from the Quaker side of the family): “If you can’t say something nice about a person, then say nothing at all.” Therefore I remained silent about “Sensibleman” and will continue to do so. On the other hand, Marge, I should have spoken loud and clear in support of you. I apologize for my omission.

    Marge, when I don’t see your name (and one of your nifty avatars) at the top of the day’s comments, I miss you and pray that you are OK. May you start us off every morning for many mornings to come! Bless you.

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    Iwa Iniki Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Unfortunately, this is true.

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    gofinsc  about 10 years ago

    Sensibleman comment on Nov 2 is gone. What followed it then and today is a tornado in a thimble.

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    Bluewolfmike  about 10 years ago

    I read these every day. Thankfully never saw the comment.

    Don’t fret Calvin we have all been in your shoes.

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    Wiseguy411  about 10 years ago

    possibly even a Tempest in a Teapot.

    All the same, bullying is bullying and should be met when and where it occurs.

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    kleybas  about 10 years ago

    I have followed go comics for quite some time. Just signed up recently. Marg and her comments are like part of the family……they just belong here. I have always enjoyed them (and her avatars!) Luckily I seemed to have missed yesterday’s negative comment, but just thought I’d add my support. Love ya Marg!

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    ratlum  about 10 years ago

    The little honest history we get to read I believe we humans,have improved,and will improve,more as we learn with new tools ,Internet etc how poorly some people are treated. Thanks to Calvin I can have these thoughts to day.

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    khpage  about 10 years ago

    “To err is human, to forgive is Divine” . Indeed so. I get the distinct impression that some of the folks posting on this site need to “err” a lot less and forgive more. I find the appellations/accusations flying back and forth both innapropriate and unneeded, not to mention throughly boring…..

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    aelwero  about 10 years ago


    was there a short period of there being a “morgueritem” instead of a “margueritem”, or was I just delusional for a few days?

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    GROG Premium Member about 10 years ago

    aelwero, many posters chose to change their names for Halloween. This will likely be the case for Christmas, as well.

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    margueritem  about 10 years ago

    Thank you again, my fellow fans. You are too kind.

    The avatars are gathered from various places on the net, and saved to my picture file. Try Google images to find something that you would like. :-)

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    Dino-1  about 10 years ago

    Marg: I miss your witty remarks when your not here to start things off in the morning!

    I always remind my granddaughter that it’s harder to be nice than it is to be mean!

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    quanticobaby  about 10 years ago

    Due to my life, I don’t get on here until later than most of you. Missed the Marg comment, thankfully. Love this comic and the witty repartee with the regulars. You go, Marg…

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    JTGAM  about 10 years ago

    I did not read the comments yesterday as I was busy and just got off my own quick comment so (being the gossip that I am) I had to go back and read them. Well SensibleMan’s comments are gone (which I think is for the best )but I want to say that after 2 years of reading comments here that it is a pleasure to see Marg’s comments at the top of the page. For me, she is the Oracle of this strip and I feel the World is off its tilt when I don’t see those great avatars of hers at the top. I willmake this comment about today’s strip AND some people in general: People can sure be butt-heads! Hope to hear from you FIRST thing tomorrow Marg and all the rest of you true fans.

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    Rakkav  about 10 years ago

    jukeofurl said, about fifteen plates of SPAM ago:

    Being human means what we make it. Accepting asocial behavior as part of human character is bl st.

    Very true, but accepting asocial behavior as an innate part of human potential isn’t.

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    bmonk  about 10 years ago

    While our technology has improved, basic human nature (and so how we treat one another) has not improved noticeably over recorded history. Sad. As so many philosophers and religious masters have wondered, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

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    Yukoner  about 10 years ago

    @ Coffee-Turtle - in answer to your question, they join the Tea Party.

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