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Calvin and Hobbes for May 4, 2012

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    rentier GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Enjoy your coffee, Mom!

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    Hobbes GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Hi LX013. Since you are in Europe, I guess you’ve come from bed and we are going to bed.:>)

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    King_Shark  about 6 years ago

    I came from home, I’m a health care provider, and I shall go back home.

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    bluskies  about 6 years ago

    Should we fear that our boy is off to try to teach Susie about the (un)dress and customs of Gauguin’s natives? Hope not. or he’ll meet a ’50s star- the Big Bopper.

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    Hobbes GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Where Do We Come From?Click here: Peanuts (1957)What Are We?Click here: Peanuts (1951)Where Are We Going?Click here: Peanuts (1962)
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    Hobbes GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Thanks, Tacopielver, Veridian, and Marg. A lot of great people on this site.

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    ellisaana GC Insider about 6 years ago

    A kid should never hit his mother.

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    chovil  about 6 years ago

    If I remember correctly Gaugin more or less deserted his pregnant wife to go live in the South Pacific, and his friend van Gogh cut off his ear after Gaugin bragged about his conquests at the local whorehouse, something van Gogh couldn’t afford, hence the gift of his ear to one of the whores there. Still, I like his paintings and his quest for a simpler life. Didn’t he die from syphillus? I seem to remember him writing that there was always some 13 year old trollop coming around to his hut. As John Lennon once sang. “Just give me the truth. All I want is the truth, I’m tired of…” I love Calvin and Hobbes. Why would anyone want more than one kid? Isn’t one enough?

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    John Davis  about 6 years ago

    Did Calvin just go thither?

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    GROG GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Well I don’t know about everybody else, but I came from my bedroom, and in about an hour I’ll be going to work.

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    hazardboy  about 6 years ago

    You seem to have all the peanuts strips Hobbes—Are you a collector?

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    Mythreesons  about 6 years ago

    I still say HOBBES the commenter is Watterson in disguise, checking up on how his strip lives on. How else could he pull up the painting appropriate to the day without advance knowledge of when this would appear?

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    alan.gurka  about 6 years ago

    Dealing with Calvin on a daily basis, I’m sure Mom has more than just coffee in her cup. Maybe a little Bailey’s or Kahlua.

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    rolleg  about 6 years ago

    I just would love to hear Calvin pronounce “Paul Gauguin.”

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    orinoco womble  about 6 years ago

    Thank you for the explanation and links, Hobbes. I read the wiki link and find it sad that it was sold on so quickly by the person Gaugin gave it to. Particularly if he painted it for that person, though the article doesn’t say so. What price friendship. I’ve unfortunately known a few people like that.

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    Hobbes GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Hi mythreesons. No, I’m not Bill Watterson. How could a talking tiger claim to be a syndicated cartoonist? It wouldn’t make any sense.:>)

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    witewater  about 6 years ago

    a Philosophy PhD dissertation in 4 panels! Thanks Hobbes for the context

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    Hobbes GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Hi hazardboy. Over the years, I’ve created a database with key words and dates for my favorite Peanuts strips. I search it to locate strips on particular topics. Then I enter the dates into GoComics to find the strips, and then I post the strips using the GoComics web links. There are 50 years of Peanuts strips, and I’m still adding to the database. I started creating it because I would often be reminded of strips from the past but would be unable to locate them. I also save some information on strips by other cartoonists. I read about 20 strips each day, and whenever I see a strip that I really like, I record some key words and the date for future reference.

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    38lowell  about 6 years ago

    Harvard had no American art classes until the twenties. Now, they sell in the millions. All of european art was better then! Pity!

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    CorBlimey101  about 6 years ago

    CMON GUYS IF WE GIVE BILL ENOUGH SUPPORT THAN HE MITE BRING ’EM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Froggybob  about 6 years ago

    Absolutely must reading for anyone working and/or playing with children!

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    jslabotnik  about 6 years ago

    I thought that was Ross Perot’s running mate who said that

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    cookies333  about 6 years ago

    Linus is so innocent in the last strip.

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    Hobbes GC Insider about 6 years ago

    @mightaswellbe: No, that was Picasso. I’m not an expert — I looked it up here:Wikipedia: Guernica Painting

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    MysteryCat GC Insider about 6 years ago

    Love Mom’s expressions, especially in the last panel.

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    MoonlitKnight  about 6 years ago

    Where are we going? Crazy, of course!

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    sonnygreen  about 6 years ago

    For a kid with his interpretation skills, his sense of priorities are screwed up. And his mom realizes it.

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    sonnygreen  about 6 years ago

    A child of this intelligence level should be recognized and allowed to develop. In todays world, we label them as “eccentric”, and attempt to control their every thought with drugs.

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    716PMedGuy  about 6 years ago

    LMAO, look out world here comes Calvin……where’s Hobbes?

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    Puddleglum2  about 6 years ago

    “What are we? …just a couple of specks of nothing!”Billy Bigelow from Carousel

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    Puddleglum2  about 6 years ago

    Calvin’s question is quizzical, and so is Mom’s response (expression)!

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    Puddleglum2  about 6 years ago

    Until you’ve been there at least once, you can’t ‘Gauguin’!

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    ratlum  about 6 years ago

    O we got to remember this example .

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    bmonk  about 6 years ago

    I was like that too. And you never knew what you would read and not really understand, like Paul Gauguin references.

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    Go, Calvin!

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    David Bethke GC Insider about 6 years ago

    I’ve always liked Mom’s expression in Panel 3. It’s like she’s waiting for the punch line.

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    khpage  about 6 years ago

    The Paul being spoken of is certainly NOT the one who authored most of the New Testament – on the other hand, it’s a great place to find the answers to Calvin’s questions…have a great weekend folks…khp<><

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    Popeyesforearm  about 6 years ago

    answer the question, “Why?”

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    Popeyesforearm  about 6 years ago

    my wife says I stink, therefore I am.

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    BertyBea  about 6 years ago

    I hope thats an expresso, shes going to need it :D

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    Gretchen's Mom  about 6 years ago

    If he doesn’t even know who Paul Gauguin is, then how does he know the quote? Also makes me wonder how he said Gauguin’s (last) name as it certainly isn’t pronounced the way it’s spelled. Seems like that would be kind of tough for a 6-year-old when you’ve got a whole lot of adults that probably can’t even say it right!

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    fatimaq08  about 6 years ago

    It feels so good to come across someone who knows what “whence” means.

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    Wiseguy411  about 6 years ago

    No it was Picasso. Gauguin heavily influenced Picasso and Matisse.

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    Wiseguy411  about 6 years ago

    For the record the best available evidence is that syphylis was brought to Europe by the crewmen on Columbus’ various voyages to the New World..It was originally referred to as the Spanish disease, then the French disease, etc as it spread across Europe.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! GC Insider about 6 years ago

    the universe is divided into three equal portions…before me.me.after me.

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    wvhappypappy  about 6 years ago

    Who remembers the episode of “McHale’s Navy” when Paul’s “brother” painted Capt. Binghampton into a picture similar to the one above?

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    FleurLis619  over 5 years ago

    Who IS Paul Gaugin?

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