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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for November 02, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    No self-respecting father ever says the following words:

    I DON’T KNOW.

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    sneg  almost 3 years ago

    Calvins dad knows nothing. All his answers are always wrong hopefully Calvin doesn’t do that when he grows up

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    somebodyshort  almost 3 years ago

    It must be true, because that was the system I used in the sand box. The best parts were the accidents we’d stage when we snuck a little gas from the lawn mower and some matches.

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    Steve Bartholomew Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    You mean that’s not how they do it?

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    bigcatbusiness  almost 3 years ago

    And this is why certain children are so paranoid of everything.

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    TheSkulker  almost 3 years ago

    But where’s the fun in that???

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    the calvinosaurus that calvin wanted to discover  almost 3 years ago

    I feel sorry for whoever had to drive the 10 ton truck.

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    somebodyshort  almost 3 years ago

    http://www.torontosun.com/2016/09/22/nipigon-river-bridge-fail-blamed-on-design

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    Egrayjames  almost 3 years ago

    Google “Excavator Covered Bridge New Brunswick” for a look at last months “screw up” by a construction company near me. They finally got it removed last week.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  almost 3 years ago

    having spent 25 years driving trucks, I’d have felt better if that was how they did it.

    And any Dad who doesn’t answer like Calvin’s dad is falling down on the job (just ask my sons….)

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    Phred Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Funny. Another mystery of life revealed.

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    crobinson019  almost 3 years ago

    My Dad told me the same thing—I think it’s true

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    dlkrueger33  almost 3 years ago

    Sounds like the kind of answers my Dad used to give us as kids. When we asked what the symbol road signs meant (the ones without words), he told us, “Those were to confuse the Germans during the war.” We lived in New York. LOL

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    car2ner  almost 3 years ago

    this is what Dad’s do. They tell Tall Tales and Dad Jokes.

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    samhuff  almost 3 years ago

    Old bridge,Ten ton limit,Concrete truck attempt.Splat!

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    My kids believed everything I told them until they were at least ten years old. I had so much fun.

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    Farside99  almost 3 years ago

    My kids soon learned to know when I was pulling their leg, and loved to catch me at it. They got the right answers afterwards, but they enjoyed the entertainment.

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    Carl R  almost 3 years ago

    What is harder for engineers to predict isn’t the weight failure limit, but failure from harmonic occillations:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    TTD, or Test to Destruction, was the tried and true way.

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    StarWarsGuy500  almost 3 years ago

    Makes sense to me.

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    BiggerNate91  almost 3 years ago

    Calvin’s Dad does this to him a lot. Some of the moments I remember are saying he bought him as a Kmart Blue Light Special, that the world was black in white, that the way a carburetor works is a secret and that the sun (which is about the size of a quarter) sets in the middle of Arizona.

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    cubswin2016  almost 3 years ago

    Mom should slap Dad upside his head as soon as he isn’t driving.

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    dflak  almost 3 years ago

    I looked carefully at the flight manual for the C-130, Some of the charts were based on “flight data” – I tended to trust these. Some were “calculated” – um OK. Others were “estimated” – I hoped I never had to depend on those charts.

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    Motormaniac  almost 3 years ago

    Those three little words that men find so hard to say….

    I don’t know.

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    Teto85 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Dad’s answer is more fun than the reality of “Math.”

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 3 years ago

    He knows an answer, it just happens to be the Wrong Answer.

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    Night-Gaunt49  almost 3 years ago

    Seems to work for Calvin. Too bad Mom wants to fill his head with facts.

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    cheap_day_return  almost 3 years ago

    Dad is a little young to MSU.

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    coffeeturtle  almost 3 years ago

    Dad just knows how to mess with the boy.And the boy knows how to mess with his dad.Family.

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    The truth requires no imagination.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Dad’s answers are the best!!! I love reading them!!

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I have always really enjoyed Calvin’s Father’s answers…. his humor is so wry. It is an approach I have used myself with my own kids.

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    Number Three  almost 3 years ago

    Yep. “I don’t know” will suffice.

    Calvin will have to like it or lump it.

    xxx

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    acsdaddy Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    That’s gonna be one messed up monkey they’re raising.

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    GROG Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Poor dad can’t have any fun with the boy. My dad did the same with me but I eventually realized he was yanking my chain after hanging on his every word for so long.

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    BobCu  almost 3 years ago

    Calvin asked a good question. I was curious so I looked it up. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=175437

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    ZestyZippy  almost 3 years ago

    I love that he comes up with these fibs immediatelyIt seems like revenge for all the times Calvin messes with him (like never taking a good picture)

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    neverenoughgold  almost 3 years ago

    I find Calvin’s Dad quite creative, and in fairness, there are some business folks who do what he is suggesting.

     

    Although he never built bridges, Earl “Madman” Muntz did build a car for a period of time; but he was more infamous for the TV receivers he built and sold under the Muntz label in the 1950s. They were always cheaper than competitive brands, and there is a story behind how he was able to do this:

     

    When color TV was in its infancy, the sets were very expensive so Muntz purchased one of the best on the market, an RCA I believe, and after giving it to his technicians they were told to start removing components from the set until it stopped working. They would reinstall the last component and begin doing the same to another part of the chassis.

     

    When they finally had all the components removed except for just what was necessary to make the set work, this became the design for the Muntz Color TV…

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    neverenoughgold  almost 3 years ago

    This would be a perfect time to post a picture of Earl Muntz, his car, and his TV; but unfortunately, we are no longer allowed to “spam” GoComics with fun and informative photos.

     

    SIGH…

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    hmvanyel  almost 3 years ago

    Wouldn’t it be the truck before the one that caused the bridge to fall?

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    Zero-Gabriel  almost 3 years ago

    So this is where all manner of Ignorance and Bull$h!t is Born from…

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    sandlotlover  almost 3 years ago

    I would have said that too!

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