Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 18, 2011

  1. Emerald
    margueritem  about 11 years ago

    Probably a good idea, Calvin…or not…

     •  Reply
  2. Cutiger
    rentier  about 11 years ago

    Calvin always finds odd ideas, the last panel! I hurried in the morning, one time in my life I wanted to be earlier than Marg!

     •  Reply
  3. Croparcs070707
    rayannina  about 11 years ago

    No good will come of this …

     •  Reply
  4. Missing large
    Charles Evans Premium Member about 11 years ago

    I see a month of “time outs” in Calvin’s future.

     •  Reply
  5. But eo
    Rakkav  about 11 years ago

    Oh no, I think I remember what happens next…

     •  Reply
  6. Hobbes
    Hobbes Premium Member about 11 years ago

    << Monday, ♥Kab♥ Buch said: I am going to comment for some can’t understand me please ignore…….I am not an English major. I will be taking a class online…….I just want to enjoy the strips without criticism. >>

    To ♥Kab♥ Buch:

    We are happy to have you as part of this group, and we are glad to have your comments. Please comment as often as you wish.

    To everyone:

    Some of the best people that I have ever met had difficulty with English. Kab is obviously a very kind person, because on Saturday, she was graciously trying to compliment all of us on this site for our funny comments, saying that it was too bad that Calvin couldn’t read our comments and put them into the strip. But because her English was difficult to understand, someone wrote a comment in reply which clearly hurt her.

    When a person has difficulty with English, it takes a lot of courage for them to write things for others to read. When we are reading her comments, we may notice some problems with the English. But at the same time, we need to ask ourselves whether we have the kind of courage that she does.

    Every person has strengths and weaknesses. Whenever we notice a weakness in another person, we need to turn it into an opportunity to look for a strength in that same person, and to be honest with ourselves about our own weaknesses.

    – Hobbes

     •  Reply
  7. Blue  bird happiness
    hopeandjoy2  about 11 years ago

    Please no, Calvin….Not your best idea.

     •  Reply
  8. Grog poop
    GROG Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Don’t even think about it, Calvin.

    Well said, Hobbes, as always.

    Good Morning, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠

     •  Reply
  9. Th lovelywaterfall
    LittleSister18  about 11 years ago

    Okay! I come here because I like to read the comics. This is supposed to be a friendly forum, and indeed many of us have friends here. So I ask you all why are there still those who feel the need to boost their Egos by attacking those who post first or those who make typos in their English. I’m not perfect. I make mistakes too. I have made mistakes that had nearly got me banned from this site, and I learned my lesson.

    I like to read the comics, and I like to make comments as well, but you are wrong if you think I enjoy reading comments that attack people putting them down. To me it is like a hate crime, and it is not right. I refuse to criticize anyone here, and I myself don’t want to be criticized in return, just as none of you want to be criticized. Now if you all will excuse me, I shall resume to commenting on this wonderful comic strip.

    Calvin you better think about what you are about to do. Your actions may lead to consequences that will not be in your favor.

     •  Reply
  10. Veggie tales
    Yukoner  about 11 years ago

    Calvin, I think you may have had better ideas.

     •  Reply
  11. Jar jar binkskl
    Tineli  about 11 years ago

    @Hobbes: Thanks for your wonderfull comment!

     •  Reply
  12. Cutiger
    rentier  about 11 years ago

    I have problems with English, too. But I like writeing comments and hope, you will forgive me the mistakes!

     •  Reply
  13. Sofa mutt2
    mike.firesmith  about 11 years ago

    A hose before dawn? Bring it on! A in the dark a wet dad? Very Sad!

     •  Reply
  14. Rick
    davidf42  about 11 years ago

    @Hobbes - Hear! Hear!

     •  Reply
  15. Baby picture
    Dkram  about 11 years ago

    Where? Where?


     •  Reply
  16. Calvinrx0
    cellinataylor  about 11 years ago

    Dad: Calvin what are you - ulph!

    Calvin: Die! Die!

    Hobbes: Calvin, that was your Dad.

    Calvin: Uh oh. Well, at least the plan worked.

     •  Reply
  17. Bongodog
    noodlesinmymouth  about 11 years ago

    Hobbes, well said! Everyone should always feel welcome to post comments here. It’s sort of embarrassing and I might get flamed, but I will admit, it does grind my gears some mornings that marg insists on posting not only on the Calvin comic first, but Lio as well (I assume others, but honestly I don’t want to know). I can’t explain why it irritates me, it just does. Just as she is entitled to post FIRST every. single. day…. I am entitled to be annoyed by it. ….perhaps I’m just not a morning person.

     •  Reply
  18. Hobbes
    Hobbes Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Hi noodlesinmymouth

    I think it only bothers you because this is an anonymous forum and you have never had a chance to meet Marg personally. And I believe that if you met her, and could talk to her, you would discover that she is a great person who is just doing it for fun, partly because many people comment that they really enjoy seeing her post first.

    Personally, I like seeing Marg post first. I figure that she is so dedicated staying up so late every night in her time zone (except for the few nights when she falls asleep and misses her chance), that she has earned the right to do it. I posted first a couple of times, but since then when I have had the opportunity to be first, I have waited a few minutes for her post to appear, and then I have posted second. For me, it was fun to do that for Marg, and it was fun to see her posting magically appear right on schedule.

    Please take a look back at the time when Marg was the first poster on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2010. What a wonderful way to start off the day by honoring our veterans:

    Human communication usually works best when we can be in the same place with the other person, seeing their eyes and body language, and hearing their voice. When all we have is the written word from someone we have never met in person, it can sometimes be very difficult to judge their motives.


     •  Reply
  19. Bongodog
    noodlesinmymouth  about 11 years ago

    Hobbes, it sounds like marg is a wonderful person, and I’m glad you have the pleasure of knowing her IRL. Thank you for your understanding explanation…. I’m humbled and will work not not let it bother me in the future. marg… post on!

     •  Reply
  20. Hobbes
    Hobbes Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Thanks noodlesinmymouth, but I don’t know Marg in real life either. Wish I did. I was basing my opinion of her on things she has said in the past, and on things others have said about her.

    In this forum, unfortunately the best we can do is to read a whole lot of comments by people to try to understand them and get to know them.

     •  Reply
  21. Missing large
    JudyCuddy  about 11 years ago

    I’m very new to posting to comments. I first started enjoying this site for the comics. Then I stumbled on to the comment section, the rest is history (that was back in the JAD days). Kab Buch, keep posting anytime you want. I didn’t post at first for fear of being misunderstood or thought of as a total %#JAD(no way)*%% . The people here are wonderful and have shown me different ways of looking at things. Thanks for all the fun!! Everyone have a Great day.

     •  Reply
  22. Missing large
    kkfin  about 11 years ago

    Yay, Hobbes for (as always) your intelligence and reasoning! Thank you for intervening for Kab! ~ To Kab, please keep posting comments and keep on reading! Your writing will improve the more you work with it; the classes you want to take will provide more guidance. I love your comments and your enthusiasm for this site! Same to everyone else who obviously enjoys Calvin’s escapades with Hobbes!

     •  Reply
  23. Lefer
    fesalazarsoto  about 11 years ago

    My two cents: Marg is not only admired by being the first to post, but mainly because she’s been gentle and kind since I remember. If she post at midnight or 3:00 AM, I don’t mind as long as I can read her… …. and I also keep an eye in her avatars!

     •  Reply
  24. Bth baby puppies1111111111 1
    kab2rb  about 11 years ago

    Hello everyone all I can say is wow. I’m sorry I started all the problems with my comments and slightly misspelling. I am not an English major I do know English I occasionally just stumble some. Thank you to Little Sister and Hobbes for your meaning full words about my past comments here. :) Plus I need to be in habit of using spell check. I do have thicker skin and like all said public forum. Now Calvin you surprise me about the water hose I thought you would use a broom or shovel and break up those snow goons.

     •  Reply
  25. Missing large
    simestache  about 11 years ago

    I always just took Calvin as a little misguided, not a hoser!

     •  Reply
  26. Missing large
    Mary E Abdill Premium Member about 11 years ago

    How about the icy driveway (all black ice) when dad takes the car out in the morning?

     •  Reply
  27. Cicada
    larney45  about 11 years ago

    If Calvin hoses Dad, then he deserves to be well and truly *hosed!

    *Hosed - slang for a whole lot of trouble! Although, it has also been used for being beaten…but I’m intending the first interpretation.

     •  Reply
  28. Missing large
    zauberflote  about 11 years ago

    @ the folks who are having the discussion about “online communication”— I joined up here solely to tell youall to go visit ICanHasCheeseburger (dot com of course) to see how it can be done superbly.

    Wii can haz FUN!!

     •  Reply
  29. Dgp 61
    DavidGBA  about 11 years ago

    In the real world, if you leave a hose on a spigot in such weather, it freezes and the basement floods when next you use it, if not immediately! Calvin may have gotten it out for his attack, but we hope Dad puts it away before it freezes.

     •  Reply
  30. Missing large
    Uskoke  about 11 years ago

    You will be grounded for a year, Calvin!

     •  Reply
  31. Missing large
    jonathan.james  about 11 years ago

    I guess Calvin’s in for a truly icy glare from his father should he follow his defensive impulse. And the hose … if it’s attached to a “sill-cock” that has an airbreak in it, it’s quite possible the hose could be empty of water before being used. However, for the purposes of the humor, who cares? It’s fun, interesting, and if Calvin had physically destroyed the snow goons it wouldn’t have left us a story line … .

     •  Reply
  32. Dscn0003 crop crop
    magnamax  about 11 years ago

    Kab: You have nothing to be sorry for. I missed yesterday, but I trust Hobbes and li’lsis. Normally I go for humor in my comments, but I boil very quickly when some bozo nit-picks someone’s grammer or where they put their comma. Who gives a dreck? Talk on!~ I want to know what you have to say.

     •  Reply
  33. Missing large
    LeslieAnne  about 11 years ago

    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I don’t want to see Calvin die!! HAHA Because that’s exactly what would happen in real life!!

    *Kab * Welcome, I don’t post that often, I post when I can, and most of the people here are wonderful friendly welcoming people! Have a great day and good luck learning our wonderful, although sometimes difficult language! By the way, what is your first language?

     •  Reply
  34. Dscn0003 crop crop
    magnamax  about 11 years ago

    Calvin+water “sprayed artound”+dad in a hurry=a back-side slide into the middle of the street. Actually, Calvin should be running already.

     •  Reply
  35. Missing large
    mil4reloaded  about 11 years ago

    Naw might not wanna do that Calvin…

     •  Reply
  36. 5346ae65734b4d0e82350407ef0d8e00 250
    cleokaya  about 11 years ago

    noodlesinmymouth & Hobbes. I do know Marg and she is a very nice person. I get great comfort when I see her post first thing when I check out this wonderful comic. As your time at gocomics progresses you find out that the people who comment here pretty much encompass most every type of person whom you would meet in your own world. Some are caring and kind, like marg and others release the angst that is affecting their personal lives through their comments. For the most part the people whom I have gotten to know through their comments and some beyond the gocomics family have made my mornings here very special and after grabbing my coffee mug this is where I choose to begin my day, because more often than not, after I have read my comic queue, I leave here a happier individual.

     •  Reply
  37. 5346ae65734b4d0e82350407ef0d8e00 250
    cleokaya  about 11 years ago

    You might need the hose on your dad, Calvin. It is my guess that he is going to be a bit hot under the collar when he sees the icy vista outside his door.

     •  Reply
  38. Smiley tongue
    Smiley Rmom  about 11 years ago

    LeslieAnne - Kab’s first language is English. She has some learning difficulties that affects her ability to communicate clearly in writing.

     •  Reply
  39. Yellow pig small
    bmonk  about 11 years ago

    @cleo, and all the others, I agree: it does help to know the persons, even if only through wires and black marks on a monitor. It helps even more if we take a deep breath, let go of it with our anger or irritation, and don’t ascribe bad motives to others. It’s been suggested for at least 2500 years that the highest good of the human person is love: caring about one another. I am willing to practice it until I get good at it. I welcome you to join me.

    By the way, Calvin–be careful when Dad comes out that his eyes don’t ice over…

     •  Reply
  40. Theskulker avatar ic07
    TheSkulker  about 11 years ago


    You are almost too good to be real. I can’t think of another being kinder, gentler, more compassionate or more understanding than what we have seen of you in these comments. You rank right up there with the Dali Lama and Mother Theresa.

    I do hope that your talents and calming influence extend far beyond these pages.

     •  Reply
  41. Skeldeer
    APPLESCRUFF  about 11 years ago

    I’m adding my own 5 cents worth here. (Inflation.) To me, it doesn’t matter who post first or last. I enjoy many of the comments & the camaraderie here.

    Next, “Kab”, even those of us born in the US have been known to fracture our own language. Mastering a new language is not easy & I applaud anyone who is learning. And I enjoy learning about other cultures & making friends with a variety of people.

    Finally, I don’t post often but pop in & out every day. I’ve been a Calvin & Hobbes fan from the very start. When I discovered this site & all the C&H fans here, it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.

    We’ve got snow & freezing rain here. Stay warm & safe everyone!

     •  Reply
  42. 100309 jerry todds donurt patch
    TheAuldWan  about 11 years ago

    After 80++ years I learned God “don’t make no junk!” And He loves us all…. but some times it takes extra grace to let us love the unloveable….

    When you throw mud your dirty hands are going to show…

     •  Reply
  43. Missing large
    bizaker  about 11 years ago

    This is kinda cool- one of the few instances where Hobbes calls Calvin by name

     •  Reply
  44. Sysiphus
    Sysiphus  about 11 years ago

    Calvin + water + cold temps + dad = incredible shrinkage

     •  Reply
  45. 9 chickweed
    LFate Premium Member about 11 years ago

    I’ll add my two cents as well. I don’t post here very often but I do enjoy reading everyone’s posts. I actually look forward to reading the post of the regulars like Marg, hobbes, Doc, Lew, etc . It’s like seeing the same people on the bus in the morning you start feeling like they are your friends and you look forward to seeing them. It doesn’t matter who shows up first or how well they speak it’s just nice to see them.

     •  Reply
  46. Cutiger
    rentier  about 11 years ago

    In the third panel Calvin is as black as his thoughts, soaking Dad!

     •  Reply
  47. Flamebarw2
    UBarW  about 11 years ago

    I look forward to Marg’s posts, as I do pretty much everyones. Some say the net ruined communication, but if you consider places like this, it has enable communication rather than damaged it.

    And Calvin… DO IT!DO IT!DO IT! It will make for great reading tomorrow!!! Raff out Roud!!

     •  Reply
  48. Old joe
    ratlum  about 11 years ago

    Can Calvin resist while holding a hose .Calvin trust me NO NO NO

     •  Reply
  49. Snoopy   woodstock  hug
    Gretchen's Mom  about 11 years ago

    I wouldn’t recommend that if I were you, Calvin! If you think your dad’s (probably) mad now … just wait until you spay him with a hose full of cold water!!!!!

     •  Reply
  50. Missing large
    Wiseguy411  about 11 years ago

    To add my $0.01976 (CDN) I have always found that people that can communicate in two languages (or more) are better than I am.

    Sometimes people that complain about another’s communication skills need to improve their own (and their attitude)

    Thanks, as always, Hobbes for the enlightened commentary.

    LX013 and Kab Buch keep on keepin’ on - honest, positive comments are always welcome.

    And, Oh Yeah. Good Morning Marg.

     •  Reply
  51. Missing large
    JudyCuddy  about 11 years ago

    I’m usually on here for just a couple of hours each day, then get busy around the house. I had missed what was going on until I read Hobbes’ post this morning. I was so disheartened. Didn’t have time earlier to say all I wanted to on the subject. I admire you Kab Buch! It takes courage to put in black & white thoughts, etc. for all to read. Just keep on and know that we’re all behind you! BTW where the HELLO is spell check on this thing?

     •  Reply
  52. Lariatlightning
    some1one  about 11 years ago

    my seven cents (2011 inflation factor): thanks LFate and all y’all virtual entities on this short bus! maybe the haterade is being diluted; maybe i’m being deluded! i know i am / we are amused.

    would that we all engage our highest and best with the highest and best in all things engaged to the highest and best of our ability to engage

     •  Reply
  53. Theskulker avatar ic07
    TheSkulker  about 11 years ago

    lakesnake said BTW where the HELLO is spell check on this thing?

    It’s in your browser. Switch to Firefox or Opera.

     •  Reply
  54. Me 3 23 2020
    ChukLitl Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Can you just see that yard? Snow goons everywhere, frozen in place by the quick thinking Calvin. But will Dad appreciate his glorious triumph?

     •  Reply
  55. Missing large
    gabiandrade  about 11 years ago

    Well said, Hobbes! Everything you say is what I could want to say!

    And, by the way, I’m not an English native speaker.

    Above all, I’ve signed up just to say that I love you!

     •  Reply
  56. Avatar 4519
    Dino-1  about 11 years ago

    I’d rethink that one Calvin!

     •  Reply
  57. Missing large
    dandrew55  about 11 years ago

    I agree it’s the Dad’s fault for not unhooking the hose and shutting the water off in the middle of winter. Tomorrow will teach him?????

     •  Reply
  58. Phpppb2xt c1pm
    SWEETBILL  about 11 years ago

    Once when I didn’t drain a hose in the winter it was frozen stiff . Maybe Calvin’s dad will give him a good hosen in the woodshed

     •  Reply
  59. Dsc00030
    alviebird  about 11 years ago

    The last time we discussed Marg’s early posts, she was late the next day. Nothing was right all day.

    We shouldn’t bring it up. If it happens again the Earth’s axis might shift. Or lose it’s magnetic field.

     •  Reply
  60. Avatar
    Mythreesons  about 11 years ago

    Hey, KAB. I may spell and punctuate better than you do, but you can post and change avatars and I can’t. Several commenters sent me instructions on how to do that, I wrote them down, and as you can see……no avatar for me. Just couldn’t get it done. I gave up. Don’t you stop posting as someone said, “Practice makes perfect.” Hint: if a red line appears under the word, it is spelled wrong/ Now where you find the right spelling, I don’t know!

     •  Reply
  61. Emerald
    margueritem  about 11 years ago

    Thank you again for all the kind remarks. This is a fun bunch of people that meet here everyday. Some people do have difficulties with English, many times because it is not their first language. As Gweedo said, Wild Mustang mainly communicates in AMSLAN, and the syntax is different than that of spoken English. LX013’s first language is German, and I think she does a marvelous job with her English. Thanks to RMOM for telling us that Kab has a learning disability that makes it difficult for her to write English. I can’t do math to save my life! ;-)

     •  Reply
  62. Emerald
    margueritem  about 11 years ago

    Mythreesons Click on ‘Home’, then click on your profile.

    Choose ‘edit profile’, and click on ‘change picture’. Then go to your pictures, click on one to open it, then click on ‘upload’. That should do it.

     •  Reply
  63. Calvin and hobbes
    gianloures  about 11 years ago

    Calvin, Calvin, it’s not a good idea…

     •  Reply
  64. W6bxq
    W6BXQ, John  about 11 years ago


    Nice to see the “Brass Polish” avatar here and at CCoCv2.0.

    Spelling, etc.

    Firefox checks my spelling wherever I type anything. Without that I am hopeless.


    Never stop trying. I have gotten a lot better at posting by posting at various sites for about a year now.


    I don’t care who posts first or last. I enjoy reading all y’all here. (Y’all is singular and all y’all is plural!)


    Think hard before doing anything foolish!

     •  Reply
  65. Cicada
    larney45  about 11 years ago

    I have not met any of the folks here, yet I have always felt welcome. I post more in the summer, but I’m a teacher and usually time is booked in the mornings…but I know my day is off if I don’t start with Calvin and Hobbes and everyone here, who I now consider part of my expanded family, along with former students. I love you all!

     •  Reply
  66. Missing large
    FinalBrez  about 11 years ago

    Kill them an icy death!

     •  Reply
  67. Wolf3
    COWBOY7  about 11 years ago

    I’m late and boy, did I miss a lot! Kudos to all that have had the kind words for each other. That’s what makes this site special!

    G’Evening, Marg, Grog, Mike & Everyone!

     •  Reply
  68. Jp steve x
    JP Steve Premium Member about 11 years ago

    What ♠Lonewolf♠ said!

     •  Reply
  69. Cathy aack  about 11 years ago

    Remember Calvin: Too much of a good thing is well, still too much.

     •  Reply
  70. Grim sm blue eyes
    Ooops! Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Sister Kab, my writing has actually become more icky and childlike, since I have started commenting. I think it depends on my mood and comfort level. There are many people here with different problems some become apparent in their comments and some don’t. I’d say don’t let it bother you, but that doesn’t really help. Do know that there are many people here who enjoy reading your comments and admire the person you are, especially the part of you that has the courage to continue trying to make improvements in your life and your person.    

     •  Reply
  71. Kodak pics from  04 forward to billy and michelle s wedding 467
    rumplesnitz  about 11 years ago

    There is none without typo’s, no - not one.

     •  Reply
  72. Srt viper blue 2
    rgcviper  about 11 years ago

    Hobbes, your wisdom and consideration continue to amaze me day after day. Your posts today really made me think, and I think they improved the posting procedure for everyone (hypothetically, at least).

    I really appreciate your repeated appearances on these pages, and look forward to seeing you here again soon.

     •  Reply
  73. N211317039976 6359
    trekkermint  about 11 years ago

    hobbes is cool and my keyboard remains broken

     •  Reply
  74. Blue  bird happiness
    hopeandjoy2  about 11 years ago

    ♥Kab♥ I hope you look back at the end of January 17 as another person, Ratlun (I think that is right) also made a positive comment.

    Lots of us care for you and want to share.

     •  Reply
  75. Snoopy   woodstock  hug
    Gretchen's Mom  about 11 years ago

    mythreesons: I consult whenever necessary.

     •  Reply
  76. Missing large
    callak  about 11 years ago

    Amazingly the hose works during the middle of winter with all that snow on the ground!

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Calvin and Hobbes