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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 10, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    The wife hates it when you have fun by yourself.

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    ORMouseworks  almost 6 years ago

    I don’t know Calvin, you’re always making mini-disasters when you’re around Susie…that’s not playing alone! Perhaps you’re scared that you’ll make a fool out of yourself because you don’t know the first thing about softball? ;)

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    arthurc  almost 6 years ago

    I’m with Calvin on this one.

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    orinoco womble  almost 6 years ago

    Or simply install AdBlock. It’s free, and it works.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  almost 6 years ago

    excellent point.

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    nickje310  almost 6 years ago

    I thought Calvin signed up for recess baseball, not recess softball. I’m confused… :)

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    GROG Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Calvin doesn’t want to learn, period. In some respects I was the same, but I loved playing team sports like softball.

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    Phapada  almost 6 years ago
    just …New Calvin
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    Zero-Gabriel  almost 6 years ago

    An Introvert being forced to live in an Extrovert-World… Thy name is Calvin.

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    mkd_1218  almost 6 years ago

    You got that right, Calvin!

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    alviebird  almost 6 years ago

    Yes on both counts. Dad’s philosophical realization is obvious in his facial expression. He’s looking at things in a new light.

    And Calvin is my hero.

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    Rufus The naked mole rat  almost 6 years ago

    Lol. Calvin’s dad and his building character theory.

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    tripwire45  almost 6 years ago

    Excellent point, Calvin.

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    Poollady  almost 6 years ago

    Thatta boy, Calvin, don’t grow up

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    Kroykali  almost 6 years ago

    It’s not a tie, it’s a noose.For years I watched my dad come home from work and take off his suit and tie, and I vowed I would never have a job like that. And I never have. I have never had a job where I had to wear a tie.

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    katzenbooks45  almost 6 years ago

    Considering the appalling behavior of some parents (and coaches on occasion) at Little League, recreational league, or even tee ball games, I’m not sure sportsmanship and other character-building ideals are consistently achievable any more…

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    Nun'Ya Bidness™  almost 6 years ago

    I forget where I read it, and it’s been about 10 years ago, but I read that girls who play in team sports have a MUCH less chance of getting ‘mammary’ cancer..PLUS: one out of every 10 mammary cancer victims/patients are males

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    crazycomicfan  almost 6 years ago

    Finally someone see’s my point! Thank you thank god i’m not a adult yet!

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    rentier  almost 6 years ago

    I too!

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    magicwalnut Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Ah! Proof that wisdom comes in small packages!

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    lindaf  almost 6 years ago

    Go Calvin!! (I hate sports. Hated them in school. Hate them more now since I’m supposed to give a rat’s posterior about some over-paid, drug addicted street thug who can convey a ball from one place to another better than the other guy….)

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  almost 6 years ago

    Well, I’m an adult and I’m perfectly fine having fun by myself. Society would rather I go watch sports, get drunk and get in fights, apparently… no thanks.

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    ACTIVIST1234  almost 6 years ago

    Dad, not true. I just spent 45 minutes this morning flying a kite.

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    cleokaya  almost 6 years ago

    I too grew up as an only child and love my alone time. I have no problems socializing, but I relish the quiet and free time with my thoughts and the time to do what I wish.

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    dogday Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    For once and for all: Sports DO NOT teach sportsmanship or team spirit. Once upon a time in Andy Hardy-land, maybe. Today sports, or more correctly the adults associated with them, teach ruthless competitiveness, even among teammates, as a way of life and the path to success; and can turn children into empathy-less narcissists. PARENTS raise children, like it or not, and they should stop looking for free passes. Done now.

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    dustspecks Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Can’t argue that, Calvin.

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    William Taylor Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Goin “Pro” costs what, $10 per year? Talk about a cheapskate, and bytching about it, to boot!!!

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    Guilty Bystander  almost 6 years ago

    Really hard to refute much of Calvin’s argument, although you CAN have fun by yourself as an adult…after you retire, if life hasn’t beaten you into a quivering mass of gooseflesh by then.

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    hmvanyel  almost 6 years ago

    Can you even play one inning of baseball during recess?

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    westny77  almost 6 years ago

    Your Dad has a point plus you get o spend more time with Moe.

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    orinoco womble  almost 6 years ago

    So install AdBlock. Your life will become very free.

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    frankbj  almost 6 years ago

    That is a REALLY good point!

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    robert3750  almost 6 years ago

    Hmmm, the need to interact and cooperate with others isn’t confined to sports. Calvin isn’t an introvert so much as a narcissist who wants the world to be about him and only him.

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