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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 30, 2011

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I’m first today!Can’t think of anything to say………..

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    rayannina  over 9 years ago

    Failed firstie!

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    margueritem  over 9 years ago

    Com’mon, Hobbes, there must be something you can say.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member over 9 years ago

    how ’bout a bazooka?

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Flame thrower…… Hmmmm……… OK, that reminds me of one of the funniest Peanuts strips ever. It’s an oldie:Peanuts (1954)Peanuts had a lot of physical humor and hilarious images in the early days, and that’s a lot of the appeal of Calvin and Hobbes throughout its entire run. Sometimes the words in Calvin and Hobbes can be very humorous, but often the images are just so darned funny.In this forum, our own attempts at humor are severely limited to words on “paper.” Unfortunately, we are unable to entertain each other with our vocal inflections and timing, with our facial expressions and body language, or with humorous artwork or props.Consequently, it can make our own humor on this site seem quite inferior to the comic strips at times, largely because this is not a level playing field. We have only our words to work with; but we are “competing” against comic strips that contain not only words, but artwork that includes facial expressions, body language, action, plus emphasis and inflection drawn into the words.Of course, in the case of Bill Watterson or Charles Schulz, we are also competing against genius.Nevertheless, sometimes people on this site manage to say things that are just so darned funny.

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    pouncingtiger  over 9 years ago

    Calvin must have been similar to Stewie Griffin (from Family Guy) when he was 1 year old.

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    i.mehrzad  over 9 years ago

    Of course not! Don’t be silly.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    See what I mean? That comment of yours was darned funny.

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    JoanHelen  over 9 years ago

    Ha ha, you must be a very slow reader. Sorry, Dogsniff, but I couldn’t resist that.

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    rentier  over 9 years ago

    Hobbes has enough to say!

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    JoanHelen  over 9 years ago

    Oh, right, that was funny, but being Dogsniff, he could have meant it the other way too. I’ts 08:13 on Saturday morning here, and we have a little sunshine at last. We’ve had icy winds and rain the whole week plus a ship run aground on the rocks off the north coast.

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    GROG Premium Member about 9 years ago

    It escapes me, though, why Calvin would even think Dad would even possibly say yes. So Calvin’s look in panel 3 does surpirse me.

    Good Morning, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠

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    GROG Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Love the Peanuts strip, Hobbes!

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    Sarcastic Sensei  about 9 years ago

    First time commenter! :P

    Id use on my waffles. Gets em done way quicker.

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    lewisbower  about 9 years ago

    Calvin, information to build a flame thrower can be found in the library, the Internet, or any 4th grade boy’s room. The hardware store may wonder at your purchases on Dad’s account.

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    Phapada  about 9 years ago

    SO Why must be silly ?

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    DocOmics  about 9 years ago

    Maybe Calvin just wants to bake the worlds largest creme brulee.

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    Puddleglum2  about 9 years ago

    Calvin set you up, Dad! There’s no way out of this one! You’ve painted yourself into a corner! :o)

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    cleokaya  about 9 years ago

    Well then….how about a butane torch?

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    Nighthawks Premium Member about 9 years ago

    …… saving Susie and Mrs Wormwood from certain incineration

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    Puddleglum2  about 9 years ago

    Dad is about to “paint the roses red”! Quoting from the Urban Dictionary, “To frantically attempt to cover up a mistake, [comma inserted for clarity] with severe consequences.”

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    adubman  about 9 years ago

    In that case, Dad, how about a rocket launcher?

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    rroush Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Make him promise not ON the house.

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    Number Three  about 9 years ago

    Awwwwww, That is so cute..

    I’ve never known any other comic strip character to have a large dangerous ambition like Calvin does.

    xxx

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    kingpirgnob  about 9 years ago

    at least calvin tried to be responsible…..well, kinda.

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    mac47  about 9 years ago

    Especially outside of the house.

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    bmonk  about 9 years ago

    See, Calvin asked for a flamethrower hoping that he could use a blowtorch as a fallback position.Naah! He just wants a flamethrower. Better call Army Surplus and see what vintage weapons they have in mind. I hear that a M113 missle-armed APC just arrived.

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    ratlum  about 9 years ago

    Come on Dad,I will use outside or the garage only.

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    Destiny23  about 9 years ago

    Watch Myth Busters long enough, and I’m sure they’ll teach you how to build one! And a cannon, and a jet engine…

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    khpage  about 9 years ago

    Now the garage, that’s a different story…

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    Gretchen's Mom  about 9 years ago

    But, dad . . . how can Calvin run around and pretend to be a fire-breathing dragon without a flamethrower?!?!? You’re absolutely ruining all the fun!

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    lin4869  about 9 years ago

    JoanHelen, thank you for your caring words. We’re all hoping things work out. :D

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    Wiseguy411  about 9 years ago

    @Hobbes …

    Confucious say one picture worth thousand words …

    Not even you (or I) can compete with that !!!

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    hippogriff  about 9 years ago

    gmartin: DON’T SAY THAT! That is how we got kicked off Chickweed Lane and Pibgorn.

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    JLG Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I’ve always loved this particular one because it’s so funny how Calvin is thinking REAAAAL hard in that third panel. XD

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    LuvH8 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    How about just a little flame thrower? Please?

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    cdrsjb  about 9 years ago

    I asked my wife the same question and the answer was still no. Things never change no matter how old you get. (What do people have against flamethrowers, anyway?)

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    JLG Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I love how Calvin’s thinking REAAAAAAL hard in the third panel.

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