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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for November 09, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Children’s minds were meant to be messed with.

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    Green Pieces  about 6 years ago

    the world is always so black and white to cats…

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    watmiwori  about 6 years ago

    Hobbes has the right idea!

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    kakaako.fixtures  about 6 years ago

    Just remember that your children are the ones who will decide where to place you when you are old and senile. Don’t mess them over or they might just get even later.

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    bluskies  about 6 years ago

    Love dad’s convoluted logic, especially in panel 9- full coor photos of a black-and-white world!

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I hope Calvin doesn’t get shot on his future killing spree so the world can find out how his dad drove him to it.

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    orinoco womble  about 6 years ago

    I know a guy like Dad. He can explain anything—whether the explanation makes sense or not!!

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    fred.grenouille  about 6 years ago

    Now we know where Calvin gets his imagination!

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    bluram  about 6 years ago

    This has got to be one of Bill Watterson’s best comic strips. Too bad it wasn’t in color.

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    mkd_1218  about 6 years ago

    LOL! Gettin’ back some of you own, huh, Dad?

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    bignatefan  about 6 years ago

    My favorite C&H. Make that my favorite comic of all time regardless of strip.

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    orinoco womble  about 6 years ago

    Mom, leave the dishes for a few minutes. They’ll still be there when the sunset has faded.

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    shakeswilly  about 6 years ago

    @NabuquduriuzhurOnce again, you attack science: science which has given so much and changed every aspect of our lives for the better. You yourself would have benefited countless times from the advances science has bought about in the world.

    Gainjinrabbit summed it up quite nicely in his repy to your post..

    you ended your comment by saying “And they will no doubt wonder why most “scientists” in government circles went from having Ph.Ds, M.S.s, B.S.s in their science fields in 1992 to having high school diplomas and liberal arts degrees, but still claiming to be “scientists.”

    What was that about ? can you give any concrete examples of scientists doing that? do YOU even have a high school diploma ?

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    rshive  about 6 years ago

    Dad has an answer for everything. In color, no less.

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    Tackerdog  about 6 years ago

    Agree with Bluram- This is one of the best C&H comics ever!Hey Djc- i saw that book in a store and thought it was the perfect oxymoron.

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    tripwire45  about 6 years ago

    Dads are great liars.

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    dwdl21  about 6 years ago

    Umm, chill mom, leave the dishes for awhile and go enjoy the sunset. Life is so short don’t sweat the little things in life.

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    cubswin2016  about 6 years ago

    I don’t think Calvin would be so nuts if his dad didn’t put these stupid stories in his head.

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    Kirby_Dots  about 6 years ago

    But you missed an important point. Yes, the Piltdown Man was a fraud. But the mechanism of Science allowed it to be found out. So not only do we know it is a fake but they are on the look out for the possibility of deception. The Scientific Method is self-correcting. No other field has that feature. It doesn’t care how long the old idea was around or the number or status of the people that believe it. If the evidence says it is wrong, it gets changed.

    As for the contention that there are less PhDs out there calls for some justification. Although it lagged in the early ’00 it has since gone up to record levels.

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    krcaddis  about 6 years ago

    Science is a process. Be grateful; it’s less dogma than religion.

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    krcaddis  about 6 years ago

    Thanks for straightening that out.

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    krcaddis  about 6 years ago

    BTW, this is my favorite Calvin and Hobbes of all time. I saved the original newspaper printing way back when.

    @bluram: great comment

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    convin9003  about 6 years ago

    This is one of my favorites

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    jhampa Premium Member about 6 years ago

    the sarcasm is thick with his dad. Not helpful for Calvin but that is in part what creates Calvin for who he is or what his dad created of him

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    whiteaj  about 6 years ago

    I detect a certain flaw in Dad’s logic, but am not quite sure just where……..

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    Aaron Saltzer  about 6 years ago

    Calvin’s dad is strange. Haha

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    Sweetaddietude  about 6 years ago

    I actually knew a woman that thought there was no color in the world decades ago because of black and white films. It took three of us to convince her there was color and sited several examples of the fabulous paintings of old, the Egyptian tombs, antique scrolls and so on. She wasn’t the brightest crayon in the box.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 6 years ago

    Funny thing: When I was a kid, I thought that the world had been in black and white back then too.

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    AliCom  about 6 years ago

    NOW I know who Calvin takes after.

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    P51Strega  about 6 years ago

    Proving and disproving scientific theory is, and should be difficult. It forces improved methods and prevents the body of knowledge from changing at a rate that makes it useless. Much of what turns out to be “wrong” serves as a base to advance before being superseded and later corrected. Those who embrace the “wrong” end up looking foolish though their conclusions were completely logical for the information they possessed.

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    susan.e.a.c  about 6 years ago

    Thing is, as one physicist blogged about last month, science is always in a state of flux. Only in math can you prove something conclusively, while in science you can see if an idea is reasonable (before someone 100 years later shows how flawed the idea is and creates a new knowledge gap).

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    Mike 17  about 6 years ago

    The world was black and white until about 1960 and then we started with shades of gray. I got some “medicine” in 1968 and all of a sudden there was color everywhere.

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    louieglutz  about 6 years ago

    one of the classic wattersons.

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    watmiwori  about 6 years ago

    NSA intelligence, like Congressional intelligence,is an oxymoron. (with emphasis on the moron.)

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    neverenoughgold  about 6 years ago

    Phew! I am glad they didn’t get into a discussion regarding shades of gray!.“Fifty Shades of Grey” that is…

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    MrBlowhard2u  about 6 years ago

    I’m glad someone finally cleared that up. Thanks, dad.

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    Number Three  about 6 years ago

    Sounds like a plan to me!

    xxx

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  about 6 years ago

    Obviously, dad works as politician.

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    Red_Fez  about 6 years ago

    Watterson returns…http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2014/11/07/new-bill-watterson-art-calvin-and-hobbes-creator-on-why-he-accepted-angouleme-honor-i-thought-the-whole-thing-was-bananas-qa/

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    heatherjasper  about 6 years ago

    This sounds eerily like my sister whenever I ask her something; I get a sarcastic and/or a really unhelpful answer.

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 6 years ago

    And here we have an explanation for why evolution is called a “theory” and Intelligent Design isn’t. In the meantime, you have a constant stream of scientists who offer up solid proof against Intelligent Design (such as the Royal College of Surgeons), but are ignored and attacked until it all comes crashing down.

    BTW, Piltdown Man was disproved using Fluorine analysis — C14 had nothing to do with it.

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    ORMouseworks  about 6 years ago

    You’ve got it right, Hobbes! ;)

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Hey, Dad. Unless you don’t mine swearing to a life of celibacy, you should probably try to help Mom with the dishes rather than mess with Calvin’s head.

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    laidback ehaan  about 6 years ago

    I read some of the comments.. its hard to believe how much humor has drained out from our black and white world… god! (-_-)

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    Tackerdog  almost 6 years ago

    Probably my most favorite C&H ever. And it’s true!!

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