Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 31, 2012

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 10 years ago

    Dad is right, you can’t identify the halycon days at least until 10 years after they happen.

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    King_Shark  almost 10 years ago

    Rather focus on making them falcon days. You’ll have more fun.

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    margueritem  almost 10 years ago

    Good idea, Calvin.

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    Crumbucket  almost 10 years ago

    We make ’em up as we go along.

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    bluskies  almost 10 years ago

    Or as smart as Sophocles.

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    bluskies  almost 10 years ago

    No need to wait that long- grab a good dictionary Worst case (if you’re lazy like me) google it.

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    bluskies  almost 10 years ago

    Who in their right mind (Does that mean left-brain?) wouldn’t?

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    orinoco womble  almost 10 years ago

    When I look back on my particular childhood, I know fine and well my halcyon days are now.

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    thirdguy  almost 10 years ago

    What was that again, h..a..l..c..y..

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    rentier  almost 10 years ago

    The halcyon days of Mom are still fewer than Dads!

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    Ervin Johnson  almost 10 years ago

    I bet if he used that time machine, his future self would say the same thing his dad said.

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    DavidGBA  almost 10 years ago

    Helps to be in love with a seagull!

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    Rakkav  almost 10 years ago

    Et in Arcadia ego…

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    Nortley  almost 10 years ago

    As opposed to ostritch days?

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    LOL LOL!

    Is that a good idea, Calvin?

    xxx

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    I Go Pogo   almost 10 years ago

    I though halycon were those really bright headlight bulbs.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    Today’s strip definitely is one of the best, and the abundance of clever and insightful comments confirms it!

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    LingeeWhiz  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin, I doubt you have had any halcyon days.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    @Alain Harper,“Et in Arcadia ego…”Have you experienced rural simplicity and contentment?Do you have a copy of the original painting?

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    Mostly Water Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    It’s doubtful that Calvin will ever have any halcyon days.

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    bizaker  almost 10 years ago

    I just have one question, and do not judge me… what is halcyon? (10 points to whoever can tell me what movie has a similar quote, but replaces “halcyon” with “a flash drive”)

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    @Slywlf,…and Calvin missed it! I guess he didn’t have ‘those bright headlight bulbs’ that IGoPogo4 mentioned.

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    Karaboo2  almost 10 years ago

    I don’t have any relatives named Halcyonity.

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    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)  almost 10 years ago

    true

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    @unnormal,JohnnyDiego’s comment is amusing even though he does indicate insouciance about pronunciation. Apparently he doesn’t care whether it’s nicer or knicker. It matters to you; maybe that’s why you’re unnormal (in a positive way).

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    orinoco womble  almost 10 years ago

    Exactly!!Of course in Calvin’s case, his youth is more cyclone than halcyon.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    @GatoCat,“It’s “halcyonicity”."“Sure” (in panel one). Actually, it should be surely. (“…and don’t call me Shirley!”)

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    sonnygreen  almost 10 years ago

    I’m old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was just sick. Old people know this term as “The good old days”. Another term you may want to look up is “OCD”. You may recognize it as “Troll”.

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    Vonne Anton  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin’s “halcion” days are yet ahead of him.

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    ellisaana Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Remember? Yes. I even have them on vinyl. No stylus though…so they are just a halyconic memory.

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    sonnygreen  almost 10 years ago

    Glad to see that the younger bloggers are using C&H instead of Xgen Studios or similar venues. Had to lock out the site after neighbor’s kids were caught using it.

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    cookies333  almost 10 years ago

    Man, I need a dictionary!

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    cookies333  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin’s got great vocabulary for a six year old. I think the halcyon days of youth come in 3 words summer and saturdays! : ) By the way for anyone else who was wondering what halcyon means: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/halcyon?s=t

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    MysteryCat  almost 10 years ago

    Kenneth Graham referred to them as “The Golden Age” and “Dream Days”.

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    Mythreesons  almost 10 years ago

    Have you cleaned your room, taken out the trash, and emptied the dishwasher?

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    cookies333  almost 10 years ago

    really?Oh, well I guess I don’t what they are or where yet.

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    cookies333  almost 10 years ago

    I wonder where Hobbes the commenter is today?

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    @bluskies,It’s Greek to me!Yes, today Dad is a sophist. I doubt that Mom will be on the same train of thought, although she and Calvin might try to derail Dad. Pacopuddy was on the right track, though.

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    ratlum  almost 10 years ago

    How would a kid know if he had a halcyon day ?Gees

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 10 years ago

    Now my Saturdays are all I live for. A slave to the machine.

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    Rickapolis  almost 10 years ago

    Are these the same as ‘salad’ days?

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    @cookies333: I think he’s busy watching the Olympics.

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    khpage  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin’s Dad BS’s him, and then Calvin goes and tells it all to his mother. The relationships between these three are as tangled as the pattern on the chair Calvin’s Dad is sitting on.

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    khpage  almost 10 years ago

    Halcyon – isn’t that a medication you take for pain?

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    Whitecamry  almost 10 years ago

    Dad is a dumb as Odie

    Or so Calvin thinks. For now.

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    Gretchen's Mom  almost 10 years ago

    Just got the sad news of a cousin’s passing early this morning from cancer that she’s been fighting off and on for the last 4 years or so (she was only 49 years of age — just 6 years older than I am right now).

     

    Situations like this should be a lesson for everyone: don’t let feelings of anger, resentment, bitterness, envy, etc., be your constant companions in life and don’t let time drift by before deciding later on which days/years in your past were your best ones. Life isn’t over until it’s over. Make every single day count NOW so that your “halcyon days” are what you’re presently living in . . . because you just never know which day will be your last.

     

    Sorry to be such a downer, everyone.

     

    Time to get back to the funny business of our favorite little scamp, Calvin, and his faithful b.f.f., Hobbes (even though he doesn’t appear in today’s strip)!

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    motvos  almost 10 years ago

    I want a T-Shirt that says “Halcyonity is Relative”

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    x47humanoid  almost 10 years ago

    Oh course he’s not you idiot. He’s just trying to be funny.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    @GretchensMom: Very sorry for your loss. I had a friend who suddenly died of a heart attack at age 40. So you are right; we never know, and your advice is excellent.

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    bmonk  almost 10 years ago

    I’ll have to try to slip that line into casual conversation: “Halcyonity is relative.”

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    calvinsfriend110  almost 10 years ago

    He has big words for a six-year old.

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    Mostly Water Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    debtrug, yep that makes good sense to me. I live in great country too.

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    Rakkav  almost 10 years ago

    WRONG. That was both an intelligent and accurate answer, delivered with Dad’s usual caution. Leaving aside Dad’s grammar, perhaps.

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    John Stellos  over 9 years ago

    Time it was and what a time it wasA time of innocence, a time of confidences.Long ago it must be, I have a photograph.Preserve your memories. They’re all that’s left you.

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