Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 29, 2012


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    pouncingtiger  over 8 years ago

    “Extemporaneous” is a big word for a little boy.

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    sriram_iyer  over 8 years ago

    I too have observed that when I try to read something uninteresting the characters just fall off the page in a heap of gibberish!

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    bluskies  over 8 years ago

    Next time, sweep the pile of letters into a trash bag so you can dump ’em on her desk and let HER figure them out.

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    Nebulous Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Doesn’t that teacher realize that he’s telling the truth!deslyx… lixyd… Dyslexia is a real learning disorder.Okay, that’s probably not Calvin’s problem, but…

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    Opus Croakus  over 8 years ago

    He can’t pass history but he knows the word “extemporaneous”?

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    watmiwori  over 8 years ago

    he’s good with words, but not much else [like history, math].an idiot savant???

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    bluram  over 8 years ago

    Miss Wormwood? Miss Worm would what?

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    moronbis  over 8 years ago

    She could have, at least, appreciated his originality on the excuse.

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    rentier  over 8 years ago

    I can understand you so well, Calvin!

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    J Short Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Did Kafka have excuses like this? I’ll bet Salvador Dali did.

    By the way, you kids play nice up there. First Brevity and now Calvin. Everyone get you coffee and chill.

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    Oddname  over 8 years ago

    There’s a seriousness beneath the comic surface.

    If there ever was a grading in actual creativity, intelligence, morality and autonomy, then Calvin would get an A+ and the good kids, reading the book, would get an F for failing to do the real task instead of simply doing the given task.

    Today, however, people like Kafka still has to wake up one day, finding themselves transformed into a gigantic insect.

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I don’t even know what the word means. I haven’t even heard or seen it before now.

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    neatslob Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Sometimes you have a reason, other times you have an excuse. Excuses are often a load of hooey.

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    rshive  over 8 years ago

    Should’ve tried to re-arrange them Calvin. Sometimes that’s all the sense that history seems to make.

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    adenbaker  over 8 years ago

    knowing Calvin, that probably IS what really happened!

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    gmaswimmer  over 8 years ago

    At least his TV understands him…

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    grayleaf  over 8 years ago

    “Fixative”? Really?

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    nanatara  over 8 years ago

    I’d give him an A for imagination, not send him to the principal!

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    Puddleglum2  over 8 years ago

    Lucy can ‘splain’ about as well as Calvin did!

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    tnazar  over 8 years ago

    He would have gotten an A for creativity from me. I got sick of, “…my little brother or sister threw away my homework,” and “Mom used it to drain the bacon.”

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    Phapada  over 8 years ago

    please tries Calvin.. I hope you will be smarter boy..

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    astar15  over 8 years ago

    He maybe be crazy and redundant, but he has a very good vocab.

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    rh  over 8 years ago

    Miss Wormwood does realize and appreciate Calvin’s originality. She feels her obligation to him – as would any good teacher – is to keep challenging him. Wait’ll you hear his next one. Thanks, Miss Wormwood.

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    tbritt99  over 8 years ago

    I hate it when I have to pull out the dictionary for this comic ._.

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    tuslog64  over 8 years ago

    Originally published 03 26 1992.Tomorrow: A tribute to librarians!!

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    tuslog64  over 8 years ago

    My boy (a HS teacher) and I agree that World history should be taught before American history. After all, American history began with those that were at odds with the establishment in Europe. (I found history boring too, until I spent time in Turkey, Egypt and Jordan and saw where history began.

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    dml337ira  over 8 years ago

    History Grade= FEnglish Grade= A

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    bmonk  over 8 years ago

    Hmmmm. I find that problem with my computer some days—the tubes carrying all the information get plugged, and then leak the letters on the floor behind the computer. A real mess to clean up! Worse, the pages can’t load, and take forever to show up. If they even do.

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    JGordonFan24  over 8 years ago

    Genius like Calvin’s is greatly under-appreciated.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 8 years ago

    Instead of a fixative he needed a print laxative then the words would just flow.

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    Whitecamry  over 8 years ago

    “Print fixative”?

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 8 years ago

    This might have been funnier still if Bill followed the guideline of “show, don’t tell.”

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    God? I don’t think so. If you’ve got the time, YOU look it up.

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    khpage  over 8 years ago

    Man, that kid’s got the lingo down cold – Calvin for President….

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    716PMedGuy  over 8 years ago

    wish I had thought of that excuse when I was in school

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    Shikamoo  over 8 years ago

    Thank you Sharuniboy. I was not diagnosed with my particular disability until my second year doing my Master of Divinity. The psycho-educational assessment confirmed what was only suspected. I also found out that I have ADHD. I was a straight A student st the time of testing, but exhausted and struggling to keep up with the reading. A reading program and grammar program on my computer helped me in my final year.

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    ratlum  over 8 years ago

    Come on Calvin,we can do better than that.

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    bluskies  over 8 years ago

    You aren’t alone. Some of us skip whole words when caught in the moment because our thoughts fly faster than our fingers can keep up. Of course, some of us simply can’t spell. You get to see a lot of that in the news crawls at the bottom of your TV screen, and frankly, it drives me nuts. This is what our kids are learning from. Did I just end a sentence a preposition with?

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