Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 21, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    Napoleon and Hitler said the same thing after they invaded Russia.

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    Susie Derkins :D  over 7 years ago

    I always wonder how the balloon doesn’t pop with all that water in….oh wait…..

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    Linux0s  over 7 years ago

    It’s like when you vote.

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    The_Uncle  over 7 years ago

    That’s the “Streakers Defence” … “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, Your Honour” …

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Best laid schemes of mice and men. . . . .

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    pelican47  over 7 years ago

    In a heat wave it would not be so idiotic.

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    rentier  over 7 years ago

    The balloon is dropping!!

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    rentier  over 7 years ago

    A cool shower on hot days is refreshing!

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Calvin thought he could handle it, but he quickly discovered that he was in over his head, as things ballooned out of control. It’s similar to those who have taken out mortgages (especially balloon mortgages), only to discover that they are under water. Or those who devote everything to trying to become famous but instead are only able to make a very brief splash before they are washed up.

    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.Peanuts (April 4, 1962)Peanuts (August 18, 1959)Peanuts (August 22, 1959)Peanuts (August 28, 1955)Peanuts (July 24, 1955)Peanuts (April 15, 1962)Here is one of the earliest Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strips. It is also one of Bill Watterson’s best:Calvin and Hobbes (March 23, 1986)
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    rentier  over 7 years ago

    Both are sad now and regret it, it’s not kind a good play!!

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    Plumbob Wilson  over 7 years ago

    This one has been on my fridge since it was first published.

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    Squoop  over 7 years ago

    Too bad Suzy wasn’t there to see that.

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    jrankin1959  over 7 years ago

    Those who live by the water balloon get “plooshed” by the water balloon…

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    lindaf  over 7 years ago

    Calvin, if you can answer that question you will have answered a major question of human existence.

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    dogday Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Wait till you start voting, Calvin!

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    dflak  over 7 years ago

    He’ll never learn how to toss a water balloon and catch it without breaking if he doesn’t try.

    In true Thomas Edison fashion, he just discovered one more way that doesn’t work.

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    r212  over 7 years ago

    What a perfect Obama metaphor.

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    TheSkulker  over 7 years ago

    Notice that there’s nothing whatsoever in those 1st 2 panels to make you think the balloon is filled with water. Nonetheless, we all knew it was, didn’t we?Au Contraire! Look a bit closer. The balloon in panel one is very slightly deformed. In panel two is is significantly deformed. Filled with air the balloon would be perfectly symmetrical. Also, a balloon filled with air would not have the mass to be tossed up or to fall back down as implied by the movement marks.

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    Number Three  over 7 years ago

    If Hobbes was laughing at him…. Ooooooh! We would have a dead toy tiger.


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    ACTIVIST1234  over 7 years ago

    Because we look at the facade before investigating the contents.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    I purposely chose a reference that has nothing to do with a recent or current situation.

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    bmonk  over 7 years ago

    Boys love making things difficult.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Hi bmonk. Good to hear from you again.

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    Ooops! Premium Member over 7 years ago

    This kind of thing happens to me all the time.

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    primalcoach  over 7 years ago

    How about a nice game of chess?

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