Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 08, 2012

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 10 years ago

    You knew it was coming

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    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)  almost 10 years ago

    Apparently calvin, things do happen

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    thirdguy  almost 10 years ago

    That’s why I sleep so much too! (or at least that’s what I tell my wife!)

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    arye uygur  almost 10 years ago

    Why should calvin be surprised if Hobbes coming to life is just in his imagination? When I first ventured on to this strip many years ago, I believed that the tiger was a real tiger, known only to Calvin.

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    margueritem  almost 10 years ago

    A good tiger pounce required a well rested beast.

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    pouncingtiger  almost 10 years ago

    You were saying, Calvin? Ask and ye shall receive. Love Hobbes’ sneak attack.

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    ChrissyT  almost 10 years ago

    Hobbes could use Snoopy’s line: “I was asleep, but now I’m just resting my eyes.”

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    rentier  almost 10 years ago

    What is Hobbes doing there, why don’t we see it?

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    watmiwori  almost 10 years ago

    “Nothing ever happens around here.” Until Stuff Happens,then it’s Katy bar the door!!

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    GROG Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Things happen when you least expect it. The thing that happens most though is you getting into trouble.

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    mkd_1218  almost 10 years ago

    Oh for such an imagination! But wait! BILL has one!

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    << kuren444 said: Uhm..very strange last panel. Camera fixed? >>Sometimes Hobbes moves so quickly that the cartoonist can’t keep up with him. Bill just draws what he sees.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Click here: Peanuts (July 15, 1958)

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Here is Charles Schulz’s 12th Peanuts strip:Click here: Peanuts (October 14, 1950)

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    Thomas Linquist  almost 10 years ago

    Watterson liked to leave something to our imaginations. He would set it up for us, and let us have the fun of creating the result of the leap.The man knew art! Too bad he stopped doing the strip.

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    tuna1  almost 10 years ago

    Owning a tiger (real or imaginary) Rule No. 1:

    The Tiger is Always Right

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    Strongsenior  almost 10 years ago

    Love,love,love. The first joy of my day.

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    Phapada  almost 10 years ago

    i need sleep so much….too

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    “Nothing ever happens around here!”Famous last words!

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    “Give me a break!”Okay, let’s start with your arm!

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    “I like to be rested when things start to happen.”Hobbes was lying, but he wasn’t lying! …Huh?

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    margueritem said,“A good tiger pounce required a well-rested beast.Maybe Calvin should have sung to Hobbes. “Music has charms to soothe the savage ‘beast’.” Actually, it’s ‘breast’, but that word doesn’t fit, here. Perhaps Thirdguy can ‘relate’ to that one, and then we’ll know the ‘rest’ of the story!

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    rogue53  almost 10 years ago

    Some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, and Calvin is wondering what happened.

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    Vonne Anton  almost 10 years ago

    Taking Hobbes’ advice…going back to bed just in case something happens today!

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Click here: Peanuts (April 26, 1981)

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    Karaboo2  almost 10 years ago

    Hobbs happens around here Calvin. Hahaha

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    cookies333  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin you never learn! That wouldn’t have happened if you kept your mouth shut!

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    CrazyIrishOperaGirl  almost 10 years ago

    Ha! Any dwelling containing the likes of Calvin could never have “nothing” happen!

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    Perkycat  almost 10 years ago

    Yep! There it is.

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    ratlum  almost 10 years ago

    I often wonder why cats sleep so much.

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    Awwwww… How sweet!

    xxx

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 10 years ago

    sounded like a left clavicle?

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    guswild  almost 10 years ago

    It’s been awhile since i have seen him pounce

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    bmonk  almost 10 years ago

    “Uhm..very strange last panel. Camera fixed?”

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    No, just too slow panning to keep up. It conveys the motion, and also keeps the gore off camera.

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    khpage  almost 10 years ago

    When being pulled over for speeding the comment is: no one was driving officer, we were all in the back seat….

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    @LX013: Usually I try to focus on “food for thought,” together with humor. That’s why I like Bill Watterson’s approach, and Charles Schulz’s.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    @Vonne Anton: Well, there are some who consider my tiger identity to be a bit fishy. Nevertheless, tuna and salmon do happen to be two of my favorite foods.

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    Veridian  almost 10 years ago

    Panel 3 is taking a Cue from Alfred Hitchc—k, (Take THAT Evil Nannybot!), who understood quite clearly that the Viewers Imagination was far more Vivid,Gruesome and all around Disturbing than ANY Image he could simulate on Film. The famous “Shower Scene” in PSYCHO is an excellent example of this Philosophy…. Incidently, Anthony Perkins wasn’t even on Set when that Scene was Filmed, but he Still gets the occasional piece of Hate mail for it…. :-)

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    calvinsfriend110  almost 10 years ago

    Don’t threaten to turn him into a rug, either.

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    Gretchen's Mom  almost 10 years ago

    And yet another surprise heart attack for this particular little 6-year-old boy! I wonder how many that makes now?!?!? ;-)

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    Wiseguy411  almost 10 years ago

    A picture may be worth a thousand words (Confucius), but an imagination is priceless (to mix a metaphor) …

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    Gretchen's Mom  almost 10 years ago

    Number Six: I haven’t been able to be here since this past Saturday but I got your message along with the You Tube link you posted . . .

     

    While I enjoyed the Al Bowlly song “Midnight, The Stars And You”. . . (thank you!) that movie it was in, “The Shining”, scared the absolute hell out of me! It’s been many years since I first saw it and I’ve never been able to watch it again since then! Stephen King has one warped, twisted mind!!!!! ;-)

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    rklynch  10 months ago

    Spoke too soon, Calvin.

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