Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 29, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 9 years ago

    Air Calvins

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    Susie Derkins :D  almost 9 years ago

    Do you need a flat tire?

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    Richard Howland-Bolton Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    @LeadingEdge“Gotta go now – my Apple Watch needs charging”

    Mine has an App for keeping track of unnecessary purchases.

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    MickMaus  almost 9 years ago

    Oops, when I read 8 my mind plugged in GRAVY and I thought ‘how ridiculous, of course gravy is a necessity’. :-)

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    Aaberon  almost 9 years ago

    9> The fragrance in the air after it rains.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Now, both Calvin and his shoes will be full of hot air.Bill Watterson is hoping that we will be influenced by him, through Calvin, regarding how we are influenced by advertisers.

    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.Calvin and Hobbes (June 23, 1993)Peanuts (November 15, 1985)
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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    This morning’s postings include some Leading Edge thinking.

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    rentier  almost 9 years ago

    I had just a world rolling over idea! No time for looking TV!!

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    PICTO  almost 9 years ago

    That’s not laughter Hobbes, that’s the sound of a demographic been sold.

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    Zorcher  almost 9 years ago

    10> Bacon! How could we live without bacon?

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    @LeadingEdge: Your first posting was very funny.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Then there are those who are subtly influenced by reading the comics every day. Over time, some of us may have trouble distinguishing ourselves from comic strip characters.

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    Kristiaan  almost 9 years ago

    I dumped my tv when I started my studies. I felt it just dumbed me down. Never bought a new one, but, disturbingly, the internet now starts to have the same effect as the tv back then and it’s much more difficult / impossible to live without internet access.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    @Kristiann: With TV in the past, you didn’t have control over when good programming would be available. But with the Internet, you can always choose something that is intellectually stimulating and avoid being “dumbed-down.”

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    neverenoughgold  almost 9 years ago

    Though the kids deny it I don’t believe it’s just a coincidence that movies like Hunger Games (and so many girls crushing on Peeta/Josh Hutcherson, including my girl who had gotten a poster of him) and Brave came out along with some less popular shows and movies they were watching.

    Isn’t “Hunger Games” a film about competitive eating?

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 9 years ago

    Well, that certainly explains why “Reality Shows” are so Popular!

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    hjkl;  almost 9 years ago

    For the past few years I’ve wished for less gravity. Gravity is cruel.

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    hjkl;  almost 9 years ago

    Love your story! I was hoping Dancing With The Stars was going to create a whole new generation of dancers. Instead it created a whole new generation of people who watch dancing on tv.

    Also, regarding the White House… I think I remember many instances of that, and across many administrations!

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    Number Three  almost 9 years ago

    It’s weird how Calvin takes this kind of stuff seriously and yet messes around and misbehaves at school and in front of his parents.Brilliant!xxx

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    bmonk  almost 9 years ago
    . . . He used sarcasm. He knew all the tricks: dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and . . . satire.

    Calvin is pretty good at these too.

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    neverenoughgold  almost 9 years ago

    Now isn’t that terrible that the most natural thing that can lead to a family can’t be discussed with family. Do you detect the irony here?

    Yes, but not everyone is as open minded as you an I…

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    invaderben  almost 9 years ago

    I would love to hear Calvin’s opinion on the Internet

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    falcon_370f  almost 9 years ago

    I’m actually what Calvin described. Before I got the DVR I would mute the TV and say “Get off the air, advertiser whatever it is you’re trying to sell me, I don’t want any…” Now that I have a DVR, I usually pre-record my shows so I can skip the commercials, which I consider to be a nuisance. The only thing this doesn’t work on is sports events. Regulation routinely exceeds allotted time and if it goes into OT it could exceed allotted time by more than 1 hour. But if I pause it by about 1 hour at the beginning, I usually catch up to live TV by the end of regulation, skipping the commercials. So “IN YOUR FACE!” advertisers.

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    neverenoughgold  almost 9 years ago

    Thanks for all the info (I think). So based upon your first statement, Hunger Games is about competitive eating?

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    AaronJOyster  over 4 years ago

    Basketball shoes; since when has he EVER played basketball?

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