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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 07, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Admit it, Calvin — you just want to spend time with Susie.

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    watmiwori  over 5 years ago

    Hasn’t he noticed that this is pretty much what his parents do?

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    margueritem  over 5 years ago

    I like the way he thinks.

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    legaleagle48  over 5 years ago

    Actually, Calvin, that’s true of any job. Even if you’re your own boss, you still get that sort of treatment from customers and clients!

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    Marv Walker  over 5 years ago

    Or get married.

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    King_Shark  over 5 years ago

    He’d be in if it were Calvinball.

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    ORMouseworks  over 5 years ago

    Nice thought, Calvin…but you should really join the Navy…my son did and he loved it… ;)

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    cloudy now  over 5 years ago

    Go for the coach.

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    Phapada  over 5 years ago

    look just the first nice chatting…Calvin and Susie

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    Meh~tdology  over 5 years ago

    My thoughts exactly, Calvin. That, and the fact that many of the sanctioned “sports” were for bullies in training, or were coached by one.

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    rentier  over 5 years ago

    Start of love to Susi!!

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    biglar  over 5 years ago

    Calvin’s thinking mirrors my own (when it comes to sports anyway) when I was his age. I always thought it strange that people got so upset and put so much emotion into a GAME. It just never seemed that important to me.

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    GROG Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I love all that stuff about sports.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Calvin and Susie on the teeter totter having a conversation. Cute.

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    ladykat Premium Member over 5 years ago

    ?

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    gmu328  over 5 years ago

    I can just see Hobbes singing:

    Susie and Calvin sitting in a treeK-i-s-s-i-n-g …

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    katzenbooks45  over 5 years ago

    Calvin assumes the Army will TAKE him.

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    Guilty Bystander  over 5 years ago

    Calvin resonates. I loved baseball and was a pretty good player as a kid. I went to watch a friend play Little League once and between the coaches acting like de facto Pattons and overwrought parents yelling at their kids, it didn’t look like fun at all (although the uniforms looked cool enough). Never signed up myself and stuck with playing in a vacant lot with my buddies instead. And I still love baseball.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  over 5 years ago

    School sports were great when they were just another way for kids to explore the world. Now they’ve been co-opted by parents desperate for a second chance at their own failed childhood, and school administrators looking for an early way to find the “oddballs” so that they can focus their attention on smashing those round pegs into square holes.

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    Sweetaddietude  over 5 years ago

    My kids were just like old Mom, Square pegs. I encouraged that. Today’s oak is just yesterday’s nut that stood it’s ground.

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    robert3750  over 5 years ago

    I don’t think Calvin’s dislike of baseball is confined to organized teams. He never socializes with ANY other boys on ANY level—no games at all.

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    Matt Maldre Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Unless if you become a professional baseball player, then you can make millions.

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    Aaron Saltzer  over 5 years ago

    People get paid to be in the army? Since when?

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    mcnrpn  over 5 years ago

    … or get a job.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  over 5 years ago

    Personally, I think Calvin just described Real Life. The only thing that changes is who tells you what to, how to and when to do it!

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    Mr Granddad 2  over 5 years ago

    Wait till you get married

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    Scott Sallstrom  over 5 years ago

    Wait, wasn’t he afraid of getting infested with cooties & girl germs yesterday?

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    Number Three  over 5 years ago

    They’re not arguing???

    I must be dreaming…

    xxx

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    meihong  over 5 years ago

    Calvin has a point. Let’s get paid!

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    jim_pem  over 5 years ago

    Try telling that to those of us who were only ever deemed good enough at organized sports to be bench warmers. No thanks. I’ll go do what I’m good at and let the sports bullies beat each other up.

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    ewalnut  over 5 years ago

    I always hated baseball. You’re either standing around in the hot sun or sitting around in the hot sun. Not much actual “playing” to speak of.

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 5 years ago

    This arc still bugs me. How could Calvin be the only boy in his class not interested in baseball?

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    ronpolimeni  over 5 years ago

    I second the comment of Meh-thodology. I never had any use for ball sports either.

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    jbenzver5  over 5 years ago

    Beetle Bailey…the Early Years…

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    lindz.coop  over 5 years ago

    I have nothing against playing sports and even the competition. I do have lots against the money that is spent on it — from little league on up. In Detroit (remember the city is bankrupt) we are going to build a new hockey arena and tax dollars are going to cover most of it ($324 million at last reading). We can’t even keep the lights on around here but there is money for a new sports arena no matter what. And I believe I heard someone lament that it will only be used about 40 nights a year — such a deal.

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    JLG Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I always liked this strip because it’s one of the few that show Calvin and Susie just talking peacefully.

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    Reality,really?  over 5 years ago

    Calvin. The classic Bohemian. There’s room for everyone. Bully boy too. Everyone needs a mindless drone w a strong back and who can’t think his way out of a paper bag. Back to the future.

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