Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 10, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 7 years ago

    Wickets?Are we going to be stumping on the pitch?Hitting some sixers and boundaries?

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    Kali39  almost 7 years ago

    Don’t ask, Rosalyn. Calvin doesn’t know either…

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    rentier  almost 7 years ago

    Calvinball is the unique best play, come Hobbes!!

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    cdward  almost 7 years ago

    Always give him a choice – between two games you have already chosen.

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    Aaberon  almost 7 years ago

    I hope Roaslyn is writing a book.

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    FosterGrant  almost 7 years ago

    Rosalyn, Rosalyn, Rosalyn. We think you’d learn by now.

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    GalleyOar  almost 7 years ago

    Calvinball Rules: Calvin wins.

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    under_dog  almost 7 years ago

    You are about to find out

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    chick485  almost 7 years ago

    The Unofficial Official Rules of Calvinball

    Permanent Rule: You may not play the Calvinball the same way twice.

    Primary Rule: The following rules are subject to be changed, amended, or deleted by any player(s) involved. These rules are not required, nor necessary to play Calvinball.

    1.0. The following words in these rules are mostly freely interchangeable, the Primary Rule applies:








    1.1. All players must wear a Calvinball mask (See Calvinball Equipment – 2.1). No one may question the masks.

    1.2 Any player may declare a new rule at any point in the game. The player may do this audibly or silently depending on what zone (Refer to Rule 1.5) the player is in.

    1.3. A player may use the Calvinball (See Calvinball Equipment – 2.2) in any way the player see fits, whether it be to incur injury upon other players or to gain benefits for himself.

    1.4. Any penalty legislation may be in the form of pain, embarassment, or any degradation the rulee wishes to execute upon the other player.

    1.5 The Calvinball Field (See Calvinball Equipment – 2.3) should consist of areas, or zones, which are governed by a set of rules declared by players. Zones may be appear and disappear as often and wherever the player decides. For example, a corollary zone would enable a player to make a corollary (sub-rule) to any rule already made. Or a pernicious poem place would require the intruder to do what the name implies. Or an opposite zone would enable a player to declare reverse playibility on the others. (Remember, the player would declare this zone oppositely by not declaring it.)

    1.6 Flags (Calvinball Equipment 2.3) shall be named by players whom shall also assign the power and rules which shall govern that flag.

    1.7 Songs are an integral part of Calvinball and verses must be sung spontaneously through the game when randomly assigned events occur.

    1.8 Score may be kept or disregarded. In the event that score is kept, it shall have no bearing on the game nor shall it have any logical consistency to it. (Legal scores include ‘Q to 12’, ‘BW-109 to YU-34, and ’Nosebleed to Pelvic Fracture’.)

    Calvinball Equipment

    2.1. Mask – All participants are required to wear a mask

    2.2. Calvinball – A Calvinball may be a soccerball, volleyball, or any other reasonable ball. Bowling balls are accepted.

    2.3 Calvinball Field – The Calvinball Field should be any well-sized field, preferably with trees, rocks, grass, creeks, and other natural obstacles.

    2.4 Miscellaneous – Other optional equipment include flags, wickets (especially of the time-fracture variety), and anything else the players wish to include.

    Calvinball Miscellaneous

    3.1 Before, During or After the Game the Calvinball Song can/may/must/can’t/may not/mustn’t be sung:

    “Other kids’ games are all such a bore! They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! Calvinball is better by far! It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre! You don’t need a team or a referee! You know that it’s great, ‘cause it’s named after me!” (Backup-Singing “Rumma Tum Tums”)

    3.2 Calvinball quotes include but are not limited to

    “feel free to harmonize with Hobbes on the Rumma-tum-tums” (Calvin to Rosalyn) “No sport is less organized then Calvinball” (Hobbes) “Sooner or later, all our games turn into Calvinball.” (Calvin) “The score is still Q to 12!” (Calvin)

    Special Thanks to the Calvinball Founders Bill Watterson (who is also owner of the Calvin & Hobbes Trademark), Calvin, and Hobbes.

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    neverenoughgold  almost 7 years ago

    And the thought plickens…

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    Poollady1  almost 7 years ago

    Maybe Roselyn win……………if Calvin is REALLY the ball!!!

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 7 years ago

    As our old friend the philosopher Heraclitus reminds us, you can’t step into the same Calvinball twice…….

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    dflak  almost 7 years ago

    Get used to it Roslyn. Some day you’ll be paying taxes. The IRS is a lot like Calvinball; just when you think you got it figured out, the rules change.

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    cubswin2016  almost 7 years ago

    Off the skyscraper, off the freeway, nothing but net.

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    Number Three  almost 7 years ago

    You don’t want to know, Rosalyn!

    Believe me.


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    Cilliers  almost 7 years ago

    Somehow I suspect it might resemble “krikkit”, from Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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    !!IceFire!!  almost 7 years ago

    oh my my !! aint Rosalyn in for a shock !! or is it Calvin !! ;)

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    neverenoughgold  almost 7 years ago

    It’s amazing what you can find on the internet:

    Calvinball rules…

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    Susie Derkins :D  almost 7 years ago

    Let’s hope no cheating will be involved this time.

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    Kali39  almost 7 years ago

    Other kids’ games are all such a bore!They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!Calvinball is better by far!It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre!You don’t need a team or a referee!You know that it’s great, ‘cause it’s named after me!.Thanks always to Wikipedia. :-)

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    K M  almost 7 years ago

    Now you’re in for it…

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    This was the final sequence with Roslyn in it. And it’s wonderful!

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    neverenoughgold  almost 7 years ago

    “Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules where we’re going…”

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