Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 29, 2013

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    rentier  about 11 years ago

    I spooned out the remaining batter in the pot, I liked this!!

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    Gigantor  about 11 years ago

    Poison? Cool! Never had that before, eh, Calvin?

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    Linux0s  about 11 years ago

    Maybe you’ll have a batter day tomorrow Calvin.

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    ratlum  about 11 years ago

    Cookie batter, hamburger with all the goodies in it before its cooked.You got to snitch that stuff with out Mom seeing you.My Dad taught my brothers and me how good a pinch of that tasted,we raised and butchered our own meat.

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    bluskies  about 11 years ago

    If you never ate any of the things that could kill you, you were never a kid. It must be tough growing up in a lysol society; you miss some of the best parts of childhood- sharing a soda, getting “licks” off an ice cream cone, all that stuff that boosts your immune system without shots or pills. I say let ’em eat icing.

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    arye uygur  about 11 years ago

    5% of all eggs have salmonella, just like 5% of all condoms are ineffective. Who wants to take a chance?

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    Bargrove  about 11 years ago

    Do you know anybody who knows anybody who says theyknow anybody that got sick eating cookie dough?

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    Tog  about 11 years ago

    All these dangerous things. And to think that when we were kids we did just about all of them. Nobody ever suffered I’ll effects as far as I remember.

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    Bob.  about 11 years ago

    My old scoutmastr ate raw eggs after “cooking” them in the sun for two or three secomds. I used to eat raw hamburger too.

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    Kvasir42 Premium Member about 11 years ago

    It’s been a while since I lived in the States, but overseas, and especially in Asia, raw eggs are served with everything. Even salads.

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    bluram  about 11 years ago

    Hogwash! I remember when we could buy the most delicious Orange Julius in townwith a raw egg it. To this day I still eat the left over chocolate chip cookie batter. I’m still alive and kickin’ in my late 70’s.

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    mkd_1218  about 11 years ago

    Like when you found out how they make hot dogs, huh?

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    Phapada  about 11 years ago

    eweweew…….look poor Calvin’s

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    rentier  about 11 years ago

    Beef tartare is this days realy dangerous to get salmonella poisoning!!

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    rentier  about 11 years ago

    My eldest son once nearly died by an salmonella poisoning, it’s realy dangerous!!

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    QuietStorm27  about 11 years ago

    This is true for a lot of things we used to do, now everything is bad for us.

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    witewater  about 11 years ago

    Calvin- instead of despairing, go outside and drink from the garden hose.

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    linsonl  about 11 years ago

    When I was young, we ate the cookie dough, drank out of the garden hose, played with toy guns, rode bikes without helmets…etc. Never recall anyone getting sick, hurt, or killed doing our dangerous things.

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    Vonne Anton  about 11 years ago

    Don’t despair Calvin…those will become nice, soft, WARM chocolate chip COOKIES! Yummers!

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator about 11 years ago

    But why and how would Calvin know about nostalgia for childhood? This is one of those where the writer’s voice gags the character and takes over.

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    ewalnut  about 11 years ago

    She shouldn’t be using eggs that contain salmonella anyway.

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    Deezlebird  about 11 years ago

    Use Eggbeaters—they are pastuerized.

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    vwdualnomand  about 11 years ago

    but, cookie dough ice cream is so good. just like snickers ice cream, or klondike bars.

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    Hoosierlostboy Premium Member about 11 years ago

    I never knew Calvin’s mother was one of those dreaded helicopter mothers! Surprised she lets him out of the house without a helmet and knee/elbow pads. EAT THE DARN STUFF…..IT’S GREAT!

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    ossiningaling  about 11 years ago

    If cookie dough had salmonella, I’d have been dead for years now. And a lot lighter.

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    guswild  about 11 years ago

    I once ate a dead rat and never got sick. (Bill Cosby)

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    Puddleglum2  about 11 years ago

    “For Batter or Worse”

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    thirdguy  about 11 years ago

    I haven’t heard of an egg recall, in like forever, but ground beef recalls are fairly common. The only way anyone should ever consider eating uncooked hamburger, is if they ground it themselves, or know the butcher who did. E-coli, mad-cow, shigell, and listeria, are just some of the hazards of uncooked or undercooked ground beef. This is nothing to fool with.

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    Auntie Socialist  about 11 years ago

    I knew he looked familiar! This is Rocky as a kid!

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    dfroark  about 11 years ago

    Yeah, forgot to put on then lied about…

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    jessegooddoggy  about 11 years ago

    I make cookies with an egg substitute so yummy, I eat lots of batter without a 2nd thought.

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    rshive  about 11 years ago

    Wonder if salmonella can get salmonella.

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    Aaron Saltzer  about 11 years ago

    Your mom’s just looking out for you, Calvin.

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    cosman  about 11 years ago

    i dunno, but i’m gonna LIVE before i die..

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    Number Three  about 11 years ago

    Good thing you asked first, Calvin!

    But no need to have a face on as sour as a lemon in the last panel.

    LOL xxx

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    Miba  about 11 years ago

    I got salmonella from raw cookie dough when I was 11. It was horrid. It’s a real risk and not one anyone should take. It’s just not worth it.

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    aejb  about 11 years ago

    and it’s fantastic with bread!!!

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    morningglory73 Premium Member about 11 years ago

    So, are chickens dirtier these days? Are their eggs?: We used to enjoy cookie batter and still do. We drank from the garden hose, rode bikes with out todays armor . So chicken eggs are suddenly germier than say 20 30 years ago?? Come on!!

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    calvinsfriend110  about 11 years ago

    BS, I’ve never gotten that.

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    tuslog64  about 11 years ago

    A good mother allows her kids to lick the beaters.A really good mother unplugs the mixer first!

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    Five boys  about 11 years ago

    A relative made lemon icebox pie, did not cook. We all got sick!! Now we never eat anything she brings to our family parties.

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    tlr1398  about 11 years ago

    My five children & I ate cookie batter constantly while they were young. Nobody ever got ill from it. It became a huge battle trying to keep them out of it! Today’s children are too protected sometimes. Isn’t that why they created antibiotics?

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    acibninja13  about 11 years ago

    not as good as usuaul

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    Rickapolis  about 11 years ago

    Salmonella be damned, I’m eating the batter.

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    jbarnes  about 11 years ago

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 10,000 eggs contain Salmonella. To me, that is an acceptable risk. I do insist that any batter be eaten within 1/2 hr of adding the eggs, as bacteria multiply rapidly at room temperature. Washing the eggs first would further reduce the risk.

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    beentheredonethat  about 11 years ago

    I always heard that u got worms from the raw cookie dough.

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    Popeyesforearm  about 11 years ago

    I ate tons of cookie and cake batter and never got sick. My brother and I would split the left overs in the bowl and on the mixer blades.

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    khpage  about 11 years ago

    Hard for this old ACOA to remember much of my childhood with any great fondness…..looking forward very much indeed to being home, really home, with Y’shua some day….

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    Purple Ninja  about 11 years ago

    Salmonella my foot. I’m eating that cookie dough!

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    route66paul  about 11 years ago

    Salmonella from cookie dough and hamburger meat is very rare and usually just loose bowels. Now, getting E-coli from improperly butchered meat – from a butcher that does not want any waste is pretty bad. We eat rare beef quite around here, we rinse it off and only eay cuts of meat rather than hamburger. If you trust a butcher, you can have him make hamburger from chuck or a london broil, that is good hamburger.

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    Dtroutma  about 11 years ago

    There WAS an outbreak a number of years ago from a batch of commercial frozen dough. Made a fair number sick, and killed a couple of folks. The risk is probably a bit less with the home made stuff.

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    hawgowar  about 11 years ago

    If raw cookie dough could kill you, no women would be alive today.

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    Harlan McCanne Premium Member about 11 years ago

    I like this I want more

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    Harlan McCanne Premium Member about 11 years ago

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    fixer1967  about 11 years ago

    I think that is the reason so many people are sick now days. We keep every thing too neat and clean and have lost a lot of the built up immunity we have built up over the ages. Now it takes so little to makes us sick. I have been food poisoned more times than I can count from eating from sandwich trucks on job sites I have built up some what of an immunity to it. Once at the mill I worked at EVERY one that ate out of the sandwich machine but me was out the next day sick as a dog. I felt just fine. If something does break out the homeless man living in a cardboard box will be just fine when the rich penthouse man will be at death’s door.

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  56. Cathy aack Premium Member about 11 years ago

    It used to be safe to eat raw eggs when chickens roamed freely. Now they sit in boxes and poop on each others’ eggs — hence salmonella and other forms of food poisoning.

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    lozier  about 11 years ago

    Salmonella should not even be an issue because our stomach is designed to kill this pathogen by nature. This pathogen and several others can only survive at a pH of very near to 7which is neutral. Our stomach is supposed to be at pH 2 or below. Because of poor diet and lack of HCL our gut pH gets to high. Often times this creates acid reflux resulting in the consumption of antacids, which in turn results in a stomach acid of apx. 7, which results in an environment that supports salmonella and other pathogens.

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    davetb1956  over 6 years ago

    Who installs an oven in between a set of cabinets? That means there is no stove top to cook on.

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