Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 19, 2012


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    Fin3cy6  almost 7 years ago

    gloating solves everything

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  almost 7 years ago

    I hated going to school in the rain and hated going to work in the rain.

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    DerkinsVanPelt218  almost 7 years ago

    That’s a standard reaction to bad weather. I really don’t feel like leaving the house in rain like that.

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    Ottodesu  almost 7 years ago

    I have always loved rain.It meant that it would be a quiet day on the farm. We couldn’t really do anything productive outdoors, all the animals would be quiet as well and the crops were watered. We had the fire going and stayed indoors and read..We lost the family farm due to drought.

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    Superfrog  almost 7 years ago

    You’ve got to love Calvin’s hat. It’s just perfect for wearing to the Gulag.

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    Superfrog  almost 7 years ago

    We never referred to our work place as “The Gulag”. For us it was always “The salt mines”.

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    ScoMcM  almost 7 years ago

    Looks like Calvin is ready for a hurricane, good thing for Hobbes there’s no wind. Rain can be fun, especially when you don’t get much to start with. Where else do you think mud and puddles come from?

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    John Davis  almost 7 years ago

    There’s only two things to do on a rainy day, and I don’t like to play cards.Aren’t you afraid you’ll go blind?

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    Nachikethass  almost 7 years ago

    Don’t answer any of the above! We’ll have to run another campaign to bring you back!


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    bluram  almost 7 years ago

    Ahh! A little Vapor-Rub here and a little Vapor-Rub there. Atta way to go Hoobesy.

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    Phapada  almost 7 years ago

    it is hard for kids

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    Phapada  almost 7 years ago

    what is it the Gulag?

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    vwdualnomand  almost 7 years ago

    rainy days like that are a perfect excuse to stay in bed the whole day.

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    JGordonFan24  almost 7 years ago

    poor hobbes. all alone under those warm, toasty blankets with nothing to do but sleep. i want to be the tiger!!!

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    GROG Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    It’s the wrong way to start any day, no matter what the plans are.

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    rentier Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    It’s especially fine in worm bed, when the others have to work or to go to school!!

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    rolleg  almost 7 years ago

    Ooh, that wasn’t very nice, Hobbes. And, Calvin, neat rain hat!

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    rshive  almost 7 years ago

    One of the joys of school, waiting for the bus in bad weather. We had two designated stops in our little subdivision. Stood at them in sun, rain, howling wind, snow, and cold. We could look down the road and vaguely see the kids from the other end of the subdivision just as comfortable or miserable as we were. Oh, those were the days!

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    cleokaya  almost 7 years ago

    I am mighty sick of rain. We have only had two days this month without rain.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 7 years ago

    Calvin should “Let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day”.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 7 years ago

    Why is Hobbes ‘hogging’ the umbrella? …shades of Clem?

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    Puddleglum2  almost 7 years ago

    It might be a stupid question, but I’ll risk it. In panel one, what is that dark (black) area at the upper right which sort of looks like some kind of hat or lampshade, or is it a broken part of the fence, or something else?

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    King_Shark  almost 7 years ago

    Rain rain stay stay Come again every day.I love rain. I need rain.

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    dsom8  almost 7 years ago

    What difference does the rain make?

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    brilligmimsy  almost 7 years ago

    Hey – Hobbes is a good friend to wait there in the rain with Calvin. He could have just stayed in bed.

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    thirdguy  almost 7 years ago

    Uhm, No. This strip is 25 years old and Calvin is waiting in the rain, for the bus as he should be. Some people seem to think that a school bus should operate like a taxi, going from house to house and waiting until the kid gets his coat on, and finally comes out. Most people understand that a school bus is on a schedule, and need to be outside when the bus arrives, otherwise, everyone will be late.

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    Andrew2011  almost 7 years ago

    This is how most of my dreams go.

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    Pteranodon  almost 7 years ago

    I notice several people seem unfamiliar with Calvin’s hat. This was standard rain gear for kids growing up in the 50’s, a kind of rubberized canvas that matched the raincoat. The really old style ones were black; not so good for safety. I think Watterson must have been waxing nostalgic—by the 80’s this gear was long gone.

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    dahawk  almost 7 years ago

    The comments about sleeping in when its raining brings back a wonderful memory. When our family(s) visited grandma, us kids (including cousins) had to sleep cross ways on big beds in the attic. She had a tin roof. Lying there in that bed warm and cozily sunk into that down filled homemade mattress with the white noise of a soft rain pelting the roof was the most wonderful sleeping and dreaming ever!!!Makes me want to build a house with a tin roof with the master bedroom in an open attic.

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    tuslog64  almost 7 years ago

    I made a trip one time and was impressed by the fact that a local insurance company had erected shelters for the school kids. (Along the main highway) Then, I turned off onto a back road, and there the kids were waiting in the open.

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    ratlum  almost 7 years ago

    In Prince George in the 1940s waiting for a bus to take us to school would have been a treat,rain or no rain.Calvin buck up boy your made of better stuff.Punch a few holes in that umbrella is ok though.

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    Number Three  almost 7 years ago

    This strip has started to make me feel a little sleepy now.

    LOL xxx

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    bcl  almost 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Jogo. May you someday wake up to be Hobbs. Mom

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    Oddname  almost 7 years ago

    Imagination, with all its remarkable colours, usually only ends up colouring the reality grey.

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    ssejhill  almost 7 years ago

    Does anyone else wonder how Hobbes get back into the house if Calvin’s Mom isn’t there to take him back in? Does Calvin just get on the bus and leave Hobbes sitting there on the sidewalk?

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    khpage  almost 7 years ago

    What a marvelous strip today. It gave me a much needed laugh. Electringle blankies rule…..

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 7 years ago

    aren’t we missing the big picture here. How the heck is Hobbes getting home from the bus stop????

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    Aaron Saltzer  almost 7 years ago

    Calvin looks like a villain in this strip by his eyes.

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    redbaron1966  almost 7 years ago

    School = Gulag! I wonder what Calvin would say to a plate of Pink Slime?

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    finnygirl Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Hello, all! I’ve been lurking on go.comics for a couple of months now. I wanted to come out of hiding for a minute to say how much I enjoy this site, both the comic and the comments, which always leave me laughing! :-D

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    bvallinino  almost 7 years ago

    Suprised his parents don’t drive him to school!!

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    craigchristensencomicbuff  almost 7 years ago

    I really enjoy Calvin and Hobbes. It appeared for years in the dsm register before the paper went totally to the left. Thanks for bringing amusement and the joy of comic relief back into my daily regiment!

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    iced tea  almost 7 years ago

    Yeah, i hated waiting outside for the school bus in rain or on cold morinings. What I would’ve given to be back in my nice warm bed. But I remember when I lived in town, and it was raining with thunder and lightening. My mother told me she wasn’t sending me to school in that weather.

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    bmonk  almost 7 years ago

    On the High Plains, we have a rule never to grip about the rain. This time around especially: It’s been too dry since last August. The crops and grass don’t grow without rain—and it’s hard to feed the animals on dust.

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    rachealmichela  almost 7 years ago

    I’m surprised Calvin knows what a Gulag is. Does a 6 year old that smart really need school?

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    rshive  almost 7 years ago

    Actually my situation came first. Several years later they instituted going from house to house. Even in my day if there was only one student they would stop at his house. Just subdivisions did they do what I desccribed.

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    Phosphoros  almost 7 years ago

    Yes… the Twelve year sentence. Do a search on John Taylor Gatto on the web.

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    bluskies  almost 7 years ago

    That happened in more rural areas; in the suburbs and urban areas, there were designated stops. Made more sense for the bus to stop one time to pick up a dozen or two kids in a central location than to stop a dozen or two times in a 2-block area.

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    premkumarbhaskal  almost 7 years ago

    calvin must be cursing why he is human and not hobbes

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    CharlieBrownSince1950  almost 7 years ago

    rub it in, rub it in nice and slow, and leave me dangling dry as a barnacle

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    maverick3784  almost 7 years ago

    hahaha a teaser from hobbes… nice touch

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