Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 31, 2017

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 5 years ago

    I see a law career in Calvin’s future if he can graduate from high school.

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    Adiraiju  almost 5 years ago

    That’s hard to believe.

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    orinoco womble  almost 5 years ago

    I remember being told that C meant “average.” Yet it was totally unacceptable to most parents.

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    thirdguy  almost 5 years ago

    So then, my C- meant I was less than acceptable to most parents?

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  almost 5 years ago

    This report card probably has all A+ except for one A, and Dad is angry that he didn’t get that last A+.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Give this man a position in the Trump communications office.

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    thirdguy  almost 5 years ago

    Naw, he is overqualified.

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    alaskajohn1  almost 5 years ago

    It’s just alternate facts,.

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    somebodyshort  almost 5 years ago

    Back in the sixties when I was a kid, “Report Card Day” was always the last school day before the Christmas break, which was always December 22nd, my birthday. English was our second language. Report card day was not a good day. My parents tried to be understanding but anything less than an A was frowned a upon. Dad’s now trying to make up for having been lax then

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    laughingkitty  almost 5 years ago

    We got report cards 4 times – one for each quarter, I don’t remember being handed all of those report cards. Sometimes, the school mailed them instead. No matter how we got them. our parents had to sign them before we turned them back in to the school. I still have my grade school report cards all the way from Kindergarten to 8th grade. My high school ones were on really thin paper, a different report card for each class and those all faded so you can’t read them anymore. Parents didn’t sign the high school report cards and we didn’t turn them back in after our parents got them (usually in the mail). We just got a new report card each quarter.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Calvin might one day be a fine hostage negotiator.

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    Troglodyte  almost 5 years ago

    Calvin has a very bright future in law or politics, or (shudder) both!

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    Lee Cox  almost 5 years ago

    No, Dad wasn’t lying, Calvin. YOU were by stating that you WERE doing your best, when you obviously weren’t.

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    whiteheron  almost 5 years ago

    At the parochial grade school I went to the was a section for “effort” as well as “conduct”. I would get A’s & B’s on the courses and C’s on effort. That grade upset my dad because “imagine what grades would be if you actually tried.” We won’t go into my normal grade on “conduct”…That is a whole nother story…or several of them.

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    sandpiper  almost 5 years ago

    Back in the 1940’s, kids read and collected comics as an eagerly pursued and beloved habit. Most of them were early edition numbers which were published in that time frame. We also ‘collected’ report cards every 6 weeks, like it or not.

    Guess which ones my mother kept when she cleaned out her attic 20 years later. :)

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    William Taylor Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    In grade school we could receive an H, S or L (high, satisfactory, low) in effort and the same thing in achievement. About the worst trouble I got in was the time I got an H in achievement and an L in effort. The maternal unit did not approve. ;-((( Luckily (for me) she did not tell the Supreme Court, the head master hisself. He would have approved even less (altho they both admitted years later they thought it was hilarious).

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    bjharrington77  almost 5 years ago

    I get grounded for anything less than a 90%

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    Wilde Bill  almost 5 years ago

    Calvin’s dad should have known better than to tell Calvin “As long as you try your hardest.” Rookie mistake.

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    denis1112  almost 5 years ago

    Calvin has a future at MSNBC or CNN or any of the other lefty news nerd networks.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 5 years ago

    My son once brought home a Report Card with an F in Math. He was in the 5th grade.

    We had an intense discussion about the need to Improve the Grade.

    The next Report Card had an A in Math. I said “You’ve screwed up.” He looked at me in disbelief and said “But I got an A”. I said "Well, if you had got another F I might have thought that you just couldn’t understand Math, but now that you proved that you’re capable of an “A” I expect you to at least get a Passing grade."

    He never failed another class in school, including college.

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    dflak  almost 5 years ago

    Alas, this would not happen today. My sister-in-law is a 1st grade teacher. She’s not allowed to use red ink to correct anything because it intimidates the children. She has to be very careful about writing comments because nothing negative can be put on the record. So she can’t say, “Johnny needs to pay more attention in class” because it is critical of the child. I don’t know how you can give meaningful feedback in a system like that.


    No child is left behind (or left back as we used to say in my day). They all get passed on so they become the next teacher’s problem.

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    Number Three  almost 5 years ago

    Sometimes I think parents overreact when they see their kid’s Report Cards. Kids are still learning! Calvin is only 6.

    If I were a parent, I would say to them “Maybe you could try a little harder?” or “Never mind. I’m sure you tried your best”

    I wouldn’t yell at them like some idiotic parents do.


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    UpaCoCoCreek Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    He failed just to prove his point.

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    Professor W  almost 5 years ago

    Everyone has their best, Dad. That’s unfair

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    KansasChaser12  almost 4 years ago

    THIS is an A, B, C, B-, F

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