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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 12, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Go out and throw the ball around with the kid.

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    rentier  almost 6 years ago

    It’s only to bear when you keep a little edge of childhood in your inside!!

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    Linux0s  almost 6 years ago

    Good thing it “builds character”.

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    rajasetlur  almost 6 years ago

    Do I sense a tongue-in-cheek somewhere?

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    orinoco womble  almost 6 years ago

    Cue up “Cat’s in the Cradle”.

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    tripwire45  almost 6 years ago

    Calvin’s Dad is such a buzzkill.

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    tripwire45  almost 6 years ago

    Calvin’s Dad is such a buzzkill.

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    tirnaaisling  almost 6 years ago

    Dad’s telling the truth for once, but from Calvin’s point of view this is probably less believable than the usual rubbish he tells him.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    To view the following strips in the archive and help GoComics generate revenue, please click on the blue archive links below. To view the strips directly, click on the images below or stretch them.

    Well, Calvin’s dad gives him somewhat different answers on different days. Here’s one where adulthood doesn’t sound so bad:Calvin and Hobbes (September 11, 1993)Peanuts (August 6, 1972)Mutts (August 12, 2011)
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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    In today’s strip, Calvin’s Dad is practicing the lost art of writing on a pad of paper using a pen or pencil.He is a lawyer, but the shape of the pad looks like letter-size paper, not legal size. Perhaps he is practicing the lost art of writing a letter.Maybe he is using the lost art of cursive handwriting.Fortunately, Bill Watterson’s art has not been lost, and it is still available for us to enjoy each day — even if we no longer practice the lost art of reading a newspaper.

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    jrankin1959  almost 6 years ago

    Of course, there’s the other side of the coin, as evidenced by Gahan Wilson’s “Nuts” comic strips.

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    orinoco womble  almost 6 years ago

    @ Hobbes, the Peanuts website used to have free ecards to send to people. The “Security” strip was one of them, and had beautiful music with it. Thanks for bringing back the memory. (I wish they’d bring back the card.)

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    vwdualnomand  almost 6 years ago

    grown-ups do go to play. see spring break, or vegas. they also like to see other grown-ups in the nude. and, they also like naked wrestling and naked hugging.

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    Prey  almost 6 years ago

    I´ve managed to preserve a small, adult part of me to keep my job, the rest … wheeeeeee.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    @LX013: I still own a pencil sharpener.

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    dflak  almost 6 years ago

    And that is why I have grandchildren. I have the perfect excuse to act like a 7-year-old.

    Or as the saying goes: We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Oh man, Calvin’s dad is right…

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    Ingrid Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Don’t know who is most depressed now….

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    neverenoughgold  almost 6 years ago

    As for today’s comic, Calvin’s dad is absolutely spot on!

    Of course, many of us never grew up, so it doesn’t apply…

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    Puddleglum2  almost 6 years ago

    All work and no play makes it a dull day!Who says I always use big words?

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Frazz make Exercise necessary Play

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    kaffekup   almost 6 years ago

    And that’s why Calvin never grew up…

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    Number Three  almost 6 years ago

    I’m 20 so I’ve only been a ‘grown up’ for 2 years! (18 is the adult age in the UK)

    I’m aware there are much worse things to come so no lectures please.

    xxx

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    Godfather Vito  almost 6 years ago

    Grownups play INDOORS Calvin

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot: You carry a Parker Jotter pen with you? I should have thought of that. It sounds a lot easier than hauling around this inkwell.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    @LeadingEdge: One evening I signed my name in cursive on a credit card receipt at the hardware store, and the salesman told me that mine was the first legible signature he had seen all day. Then he asked me how I had gotten the name “Hobbes.”

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    Fuzzy Thinker Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    This Toon will be a classic that lives thru the ages.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    @LX013: How did I get the name Hobbes? Bill Watterson thought it up.

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    Susie Derkins :D  almost 6 years ago

    Would it still mean the same thing if you were 18?

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    TMO1 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Basically, being a kid stinks, due to lack of control over their own lives, and being an adult stinks, too, for a large number of reasons.

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    rgcviper  almost 6 years ago

    @N.E.G.Good line about reading the obituaries. I’ll have to use that one.

    @WolfLove the “Growing old/up” quote. Thanks for sharing.

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    neverenoughgold  almost 6 years ago

    I see you went “PRO”! Good for you!

    I am not sure I would want to be 20 again, especially with the knowledge and experience I have today.

    I am quite certain I would never make 40 a second time around…

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    WilliamBill  almost 6 years ago

    Happened w my son, also -football in the lip.

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