Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 17, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  about 6 years ago

    Silly Calvin, tantrums are not only for kids.

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    the calvinosaurus that calvin wanted to discover  about 6 years ago

    A table at the TV.

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    orinoco womble  about 6 years ago

    Where I live many people have the TV right in front of the table. It accompanies all their meals; for older folks, if they’re at home the TV’s on, even if there’s no one in the room. They shout over it rather than turn it down/off.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Don’t mess with family togetherness at dinnertime.

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    Kind&Kinder  about 6 years ago

    Calvin-at-the-table-eating is another secret identity that alternates with Spaceman Spiff, among others.

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    bigcatbusiness  about 6 years ago

    Hah, eating at the table. My entire family watches television while eating. The table us just for putting stuff on.

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    alviebird  about 6 years ago

    What we had there was a failure to communicate.

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    NormyBates  almost 6 years ago

    Another disgusting meal Mom?

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    Chad Cheetah  almost 6 years ago

    Calvin’s watching TV, but the TV’s surprisingly blank.

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    mattro65  almost 6 years ago

    Just last night my 7 year old had one of those misperceptions. It was 11 PM and he told me, "Dad, I’m going to watch “Sitting Ducks” on my computer." Taking my inspiration from Augie’s dad I said, “Son. oh my son you are mistaken. You are actually in bed trying to sleep.”

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    gantech  almost 6 years ago

    “it’s all in the mind”. ~ George Harrison

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    Carl R  almost 6 years ago

    These days having meals as a family may not seem important, but it remains important. If you want to have an actual family, rather than just a group of people living in the same house, you need to have some time together, without distractions.

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    cubswin2016  almost 6 years ago

    At least Calvin has learned to recognize the tone of deatth.

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    StarWarsGuy500  almost 6 years ago

    Calvin’s mother sure knows how to persuade.

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    maxpower44  almost 6 years ago

    That’ll change, 3 most musical sounds a man could ever hear:

    Breakfast is servedLunch is servedSupper is served

    oh btw: Score from today is Calvin 548 Mom: 23423342344

    I think.

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    Steve Dutch  almost 6 years ago

    “Family togetherness” would be less of a problem if people learned to talk about things that interested other family members.

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    Scott S  almost 6 years ago

    That was before their TV started floating in the air.

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    Number Three  almost 6 years ago

    A 6 year old’s alternative of “Yes, dear”


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    UpaCoCoCreek Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    There is your reality, and then there’s mom’s reality.

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    Baarorso  almost 6 years ago

    Let him watch TV and when he comes for dinner, don’t let him eat any. A few times of having a growly stomach will teach him to listen.

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    kevin87031  almost 6 years ago

    Calvin’s TV must be off. Doesn’t it jump and shout when it’s on?

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    ellisaana Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    In our house, we eat at the table and TV is usually off. Having it blaring in the background drives me crazy, especially when I am trying to write..Hubby watches TV after dinner, I rarely do. When our son was still living at home, he played video games. It could be a challenge to pull him away. Now, as an adult, he rarely watches TV at all. He is more interest in ‘doing things.’.My table rules – Cellphones, magazines, newspapers are okay at breakfast or lunch (if we actually sit down for those meals.) But, no TV, no screens at dinner. We usually manage a conversation and take time to enjoy our food.

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    V45mikky Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Dinner was always ready in the middle of the TV show so you did not see the ending.

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