Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 15, 2017

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    BE THIS GUY  about 7 years ago

    They could have gotten the kit cheaper at Walmart but K-mart was closer.


    No C&H strip has made me laugh harder than this one.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  about 7 years ago

    At least Calvin can remembered being called “special” in the third panel.

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Calvin’s Dad can be evil sometimes.

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    Robin Harwood  about 7 years ago

    We had to go to Woolworths for our son.

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    Professor W  about 7 years ago

    Why is Dad even telling him this?

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 7 years ago

    The apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree…

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    somebodyshort  about 7 years ago

    Well this confirms it. You get what you pay for, and dad saved up front but he’ll pay for life.

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    somebodyshort  about 7 years ago

    My five year old grand daughter just got a little sister. I think I should tell her that mom and dad bought the little sister at WalMart

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    orinoco womble  about 7 years ago

    That’s cold, dad. Remember this when Calvin puts you in a retirement home.

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    dl11898  about 7 years ago

    dad is a real jerk most of the time. besides, Sears and K-Mart are related to each other. both are closing stores countrywide.

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    jozzeke  about 7 years ago

    One of my all time favourites.

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    wetidlerjr  about 7 years ago

    Interesting. This cartoon almost seems to predict the Sears/Kmart merger of years later.

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    Tesla Roadster 181 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I’ve heard that it’s a pretty fun job to assemble the two main pieces of that kit.

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    keltii  about 7 years ago

    My cousin is adopted, her dad used to tease her and tell her she was picked out of claw game at the arcade.

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    bryce.gear  about 7 years ago

    Finally the perfect answer to that question. I’m roaring!

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    Knightman Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Now we know where Calvin gets his craziness from!!!

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    cubswin2016  about 7 years ago

    Couldn’t he just say “Ask your mother” or “Look it up”?

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    dlkrueger33  about 7 years ago

    Nowadays, people don’t get their babies from Sears. They use Amazon…and if they have Amazon Prime, they don’t even pay for the delivery !

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    rshive  about 7 years ago

    Coming from Sears then had a different meaning than coming from Sears now.

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    sandpiper  about 7 years ago

    Howled at the original and still get a real laugh from it. Dad gets his revenge early on.

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    e.groves  about 7 years ago

    I got mine at Goodwill.

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    Robert Wilson Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Also one of my favorite strips. This is Calvin’s dad’s revenge. He wanted a dachshund, but was overruled by his wife.

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    tracerbullet  about 7 years ago

    Another answer might have been, “Calvin, you are the product of the love your mother and I have for each other, which explains a lot, doesn’t it?”

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    tripwire45  about 7 years ago

    One of my absolute favorites.

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    gantech  about 7 years ago

    No wonder Calvin is…the way he is.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Makes me think of the time I told my aunt that I knew babies came from their mommies’ tummies, but I wanted to know how they got in there. After a pause, she said ,“It’s been so long I can’t remember.” My uncle laughed so hard he blew coffee out his nose.

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    TLH1310 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    “Showing my age” I was bought at the GOB shop, no returns.

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    nosirrom  about 7 years ago

    We got a kit, but the only thing in it was the instructions. “Insert tab A into slot B” “Repeat as necessary”

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    Kilrwat Premium Member about 7 years ago

    My favorite phrase in this strip is “almost as good”. Watterson is a brilliant writer!

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    BiggerNate91  about 7 years ago

    I hate it when Calvin’s dad does this.

    I can’t list how many strips there are for Calvin’s dad messing with him. Not even I can do that.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Mine came from Ikea…. some parts missing, some left over… I still have the special tool, though.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Before there were drones, did Amazon Prime use storks?

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    codedaddy  about 7 years ago

    The best! The comments made me laugh nearly as hard.

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    tuslog1964  about 7 years ago

    My daughter once asked me if it hurt to have a baby.

    I told her the truth.

    “I didn’t feel anything!”

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Calvin get’s his personality from hid dad.

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    Doublejake Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Growing up in the ‘60s, we told our younger brother out parents got him with S&H Green Stamps. And if he didn’t behave, they were going to take him back and exchange him for a toaster.

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    bookworm0812  about 7 years ago

    You’re terrible, Dad.

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    Number Three  about 7 years ago

    In my opinion it is NEVER too early to tell your kid about the “Birds and Bees”

    But I’m not a parent so I’ll shut up now.


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    cheryl.johns63  about 7 years ago

    Freaking hilarious!

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    DenO Premium Member about 7 years ago

    My parents shopped at K-mart and called it: “came apart”

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    chromosome Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I was built in Detroit.

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    tigerchik32  about 7 years ago

    I don’t think I even bothered asking my parents where I came from. I was pretty sure I wasn’t gonna like the answer.

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    rgcviper  about 7 years ago

    The more I read this one, the more I like it. Clever, though Calvin probably doesn’t think so.

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    eljoya  about 7 years ago

    One of my all-time-favorite Calvin strips. I try to be as model a dad as Calvin’s.

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    apathid  about 7 years ago

    One of my favorites, and I’ve used this line on my son!

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    -Thatguy2020  almost 2 years ago

    This one is my favorite

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