Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 19, 2014
Calvin: "Dad, if you threw a snowball at someone, but deliberately missed, would that be "bad"?" Dad: "Well, I suppose that would be provoking. So yes, it would be a little bad" Calvin: "As bad as if you'd hit the person?" Dad: "No, not THAT bad, but worse than if you hadn't thrown it at all" Calvin: "Suppose you just GRAZED the person. How bad would THAT be?" Calvin: "Say maybe you knocked off his hat and his glasses or something" Dad: "That would mean instant death"