Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 30, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY  about 7 years ago

    Hobbes suddenly became quiet.

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    ORMouseworks  about 7 years ago

    Now, you’ve done it, Calvin…dum-de-dum-dum… ;)

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    cholomanaba  about 7 years ago

    Im pretty sure Rosalyn can buy a new Mercedes with her tip after this.

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    Andy P Premium Member about 7 years ago

    You need to think ahead, Calvin. Let her back in and go to bed so her story looks like nothing more than a tall tale. Make her the bad guy, not you. Now you’ll be grounded until you move out… even if Rosalyn asked for it in advance.

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    bluegirl285  about 7 years ago

    Didn’t think that far ahead, did we Calvin?

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    vanoss  about 7 years ago

    Interesting shoes his mom is wearing.

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    unnormal  about 7 years ago

    Quick, Cal . . . blame the tiger!

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member about 7 years ago

    And Calvin finds out just how scary Hallowe’en can be.

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    watmiwori  about 7 years ago

    Waaaaaayyyyyy past your bedtime….

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    Cronkers McGee  Premium Member about 7 years ago

    The bell has sounded and Calvin has been knocked out.

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    Joe Cooker Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Time to pay the piper

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    BRONCO1983  about 7 years ago

    Calvin you’re nothing but a spoiled BRAT!

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    Five boys  about 7 years ago

    Laught out loud. Love Calvin!

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    rshive  about 7 years ago

    The dream just died.

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    GROG Premium Member about 7 years ago

    The bell tolls for thee, Calvin.

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    CuproFun  about 7 years ago

    It’s way past your lifetime, kid.

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    rorena623  about 7 years ago

    Clearly you do realize that this is a comic strip……wow…..

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    cubswin2016  about 7 years ago

    Plead insanity. You have a good chance of getting it.

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    yangeldf  about 7 years ago

    and this is what we call consequences, it’s not like he shouldn’t have seen this coming a mile away…

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator about 7 years ago

    Yep- Calvin operated on zero sense of consequences. Totally in the moment, he couldn’t imagine a single thing going wrong…

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    RickMK  about 7 years ago

    or a phone to call the cops?

    Another person who doesn’t know there was actually once a time when people did not have cell phones!There were such things as babysitters even way back in the 20th century, ya know. And they did not have cell phones.

    I often wish cell phones had never been invented. People get very rude when it comes to using cell phones: screaming and yelling into their phones, ring tones going off in inappropriate places, ignoring the people around them,…

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Bare in mind Calvin’s developed quite the reputation as a hellraiser. Mom has stated on quite a few occasions that she’s been on the phone with babysitters for hours, and Rosalyn is the only one who will agree to do it.

    But yes, Roz probably should have called the cops… or maybe one of the neighbors let her use the phone and she called the restaurant where Mom and Dad were dining.

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    flashirb  about 7 years ago

    Today’s strip alone shows just how brilliant Watterson (and Calvin and Hobbes strip) was (is). The story, the artwork, the imagination. All brilliant. Look at Mom and Rosalyn. Perfect drawing of exactly what they both would be expressing at that moment.

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    CalvinObvious  about 7 years ago

    Calvin and his pet tiger Hobbes are enjoying some chips while watching TV waiting for Uncle Max to return from his fishing trip.

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    phoenixnyc  about 7 years ago

    Ask not for whom the door slams, Calvin…

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    Ginny Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Her attitude is the result of being the brunt of Calvin’s behavior over the years. The reason she still sits for them is that she’s the only one who (generally) can deal with him. As far as formal Child-Minding Qualifications are concerned – there are no nannies in the U.S.; therefore, no incentive for a young woman to take up this trade. I imagine these girls who take these classes in the U.K. have a career in mind, not just sitting with young children. U.S. parents rely on well-recommended (accent) teenagers for this service and 99% of them are conscientious and prepared for whatever comes along. Please don’t compare the two countries by this strip.

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    Ginny Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Believe they’re glaring, not squinting.

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    paullp Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Best strip featuring Rosalyn and Calvin was one where she kept him in line by turning the tables on him in a game of Calvinball. I think it was a Sunday strip.

    And a “like” or a “thumbs up” or whatever people are using to indicate agreement these days to all those who have pointed out that this is a comic strip and not to be compared to real life.

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    Carl R  about 7 years ago

    I don’t have any trouble believing Number Six’s story. I had one that beat me with a belt. To this day I have no recollection of why. I was too terrified of her to tell my parents, so it happened more than once. In time my parents found out about it, and she never returned. If it happened today, she’d probably go to jail for child abuse, but back then all that happened is that she was out of a job.

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    Carl R  about 7 years ago

    I would add that I tend to side with Calvin on this go-round. She sent him to bed for no reason the minute mom and dad were out the door, before he had done anything wrong, and then was planning to talk to her boyfriend on the phone all night. That’s a pretty horrible sitter.

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    Hobbes Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Hmmmm…….. It looks like, after Hobbes ate his bag of cookies, he became stuffed.

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    josh_bisbee  about 7 years ago

    Part of being a babysitter is ensuring the safety of the child, and she was trying to be nice and make him feel better, while also making sure that there is nothing out there. That’s why she was tricked, because she was doing her job.

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    Number Three  about 7 years ago

    I’m in suspense for tomorrow!


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    sjsczurek  about 7 years ago

    Sorry, captain, but your argument simply does not hold water.

    Calvin IS toast, and deserves to be since he so much asked for it.

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    cooganm Premium Member about 7 years ago

    You go, Calvin! Totally worth whatever the consequences! Forgiveness is easier to get than permission, after all.

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    Susie Derkins D:  about 7 years ago

    Uh oh will Calvin face the punishment?

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    rightwingpatriot  about 7 years ago

    Hi coach, Ben. Math is fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 7 years ago

    First you play, and then you pay.

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    tazz555  about 7 years ago

    Should the babysitter be payed. She didnt do any sitting

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    ACTIVIST1234  about 7 years ago

    “In the UK girls go to special colleges for three years to learn all aspects of child-minding before they qualify”*RV – congratulations on your superior college-educated babysitters. But here, most parents just want an amateur who does it for a little cash.*And I don’t think Calvin hates Roslyn at all. They have similar personalities (“get by with it if you can”), and she understands him pretty well. But agreed, letting herself get locked out was stupid on her part.

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    abydaph7+  about 7 years ago

    Love the panel build-up: always…..

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Like the MAD feature years ago of if comics were like real life and it showed Henry Mitchell giving Dennis the Menace a good paddling with the caption “Enough is enough!”

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  44. Cathy aack  about 7 years ago

    I agree, and you said it best.

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    CHAD OCHOCINCO JOHNSON  3 months ago

    uh oooooooooohhhh

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