Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 29, 2012

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    herdleader53  over 9 years ago

    Dad sounds like a Democrat.

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    Linux0s  over 9 years ago

    A concise analysis of the Federal Reserve.

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    bluskies  over 9 years ago

    Another great Dadsplanation!

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    margueritem  over 9 years ago

    He’s the bank guy’s brother.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Click here: Pearls Before Swine (June 19, 2011)

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Click here: For Better or For Worse (June 19, 2010)

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Click here: Ziggy (July 4, 2007)

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Click here: Ziggy (February 23, 2000)

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    ratlum  over 9 years ago

    Never did figure out that garage door opener till now.Right Calvin

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    After hearing Calvin’s dad’s explanation, now I understand why ATMs always say, “Press Here.”(Sorry, Dogsniff…….. Hope I didn’t steal your line for today…….)

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    rentier  over 9 years ago

    Complicated times nowadays!

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    Mihir Asher Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Excellent parenting tips for the new parent!

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    in.amongst  over 9 years ago

    @ Linux0s : Likedat!!

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    vwdualnomand  over 9 years ago

    unless, your balance is below 20 dollars. then, no money for you.

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    aejb  over 9 years ago

    Just like the guy who turns on the fridge’s light?

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    Phapada  over 9 years ago

    hello everyone i’m stay on the beach so nice.. miss you all…

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    Aussie Down Under  over 9 years ago

    This is a lot like a friend who said she couldn’t possibly be overdrawn because she still had cheques left.

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    aerilim  over 9 years ago

    Five dollar notes in an ATM machine, really?

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    Linus73  over 9 years ago

    They have ATM’s that can give you denominations other than twenties? Ah the good old days…

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    Phosphoros  over 9 years ago

    I always liked the band or symphony that crammed themselves into our stereo speakers – on demand!

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    Vonne Anton  over 9 years ago

    The other day upon the stair,I met a man who wasn’t there.He wasn’t there again today.Oh, how I wish that he would go away.-Toured the set of Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine (friend worked in art dept), got to sit in Janeway’s captain chair, got to go up to the bar…the doors whish open by someone pulling a rope or chain from the other side, just like a commenter suspected.-High tech, huh?

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    LOL LOL… Excellent strip.


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    battle of plattsburgh  over 9 years ago

    Is the guy in the garage related to the monsters in my closet?

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    Poollady  over 9 years ago

    No he’s related to the guy in your refrigerator who turns the light on when you open it.

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    Burnside217  over 9 years ago

    Very funny, love it. And now Calvin can impress his friends.

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    pshapley Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I always call them “magic money machines.” But now I have an explanation that doesn’t require magic.

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    Perkycat  over 9 years ago

    Let’s not even go into the people that live in the television set. And I know Gremlins live in my computer.

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    caseyatbat16  over 9 years ago

    How can a kid (Calvin) so sharp be so dumb? He actually believes his Dad’s BS!

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    alondra  over 9 years ago

    Calvin is gonna have to unlearn a lot of your misinformation, Dad.

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    ronina  over 9 years ago

    It’s funny (Maybe not funny, but tragic. There’s a fine line sometimes. A tragi-comedy perhaps. IDK) how a simple cartoon can evoke politics out of some people. It’s a cartoon people! If you want politics, make your comments on the op-ed page of your local newspaper where only other political geeks will read it and respond. Maybe. Please leave Calvin and his dad out of the political arena and instead use them as a point where we can all be in agreement for once.

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    Spooky D Cat  over 9 years ago

    Dad’s ATM scenario may be our future. The USPS lets us print our own postage. Maybe the US Govt will make us print our own money. Or script, or whatever. Think of the savings. No minting cost, no armored trucks, no bank vaults, etc. Or maybe it will be all “in the cards.”

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    Albertaguy  over 9 years ago

    I remember being with my Dad at my uncles service station when a customer came in and paid for his gas with a credit card. I asked my dad why he didn’t get one of those, so he could get free gas. His explation was not quite as much fun, he explained the finacial facts of life to me.

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    Puddleglum2  over 9 years ago

    @orinoco womble,Did she ‘press’ you to tell her the truth?

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 9 years ago

    @caseyatbat: You wrote, “How can a kid (Calvin) so sharp be so dumb?”Calvin is patterned after Linus from Peanuts in this respect. When Linus was younger, sometimes he would be extremely naive, and other times he would be highly precocious, using big words and complex sentences.Interestingly, research into highly gifted children has found that many of them experience “uneven development,” meaning that they can be years ahead of their age in some areas but not in others. Click here: Peanuts (July 3, 1956)Click here: Peanuts (July 6, 1956)

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    cookies333  over 9 years ago

    At my library you check out books electronically, and at the end it asks if you want a receipt if you say yes a receipt comes out. I used to think a mouse lived inside and printed out the receipt.

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    waymore13  over 9 years ago

    DAD 1, CALVIN 0.

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    calvinsfriend110  over 9 years ago

    I’m pretty sure it’s mice that lift the garage door and live in there.

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    emaan2010  over 9 years ago

    ok…I never knew that..Dad r u smart?

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    ratlum  over 9 years ago

    From what I read here,I guess I was the only 5 year old that believed my older brother, when he told me to look under the bed.Before going to sleep every night.

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    Wiseguy411  over 9 years ago

    Hear, Hear.

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    RedPandaFan  over 9 years ago

    Hey, that’s the same explanation for how video games work in Wreck-It Ralph! The characters are all actors.

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    sam3201  over 9 years ago

    Haha! My parents used to tell me crap like this!! Brings back LOADS of memories!! Calvins SO INNOCENT! :*

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    Edward Rozanski Premium Member over 9 years ago

    At least we have some idea from where Calvin gets his imagination.

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    Boxo croco is gonna change his profile  about 2 years ago

    What about Kleenex bob?

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