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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 31, 2017

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Calvin, be happy he didn’t tell you. If he had he would’ve had to kill you.

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    sneg  over 2 years ago

    A Father not telling his Son how the carburetor works?

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    bluram  over 2 years ago

    Now that’s a typical question for a first grader to ask.

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 2 years ago

    If they have encyclopedias he could look it up. I did all the time at his age.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  over 2 years ago

    Trust your son at all times.

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    stefaanv  over 2 years ago

    From this day point of view: what is this thing they used to call a carburetor?

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    Daeder  over 2 years ago

    It uses a scale of one to ten to rate the engine’s carbs!

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    biglar  over 2 years ago

    I once described something as functioning “just like a carburetor” to a young engineer I was training. 10 minutes later I caught him googling it. Sigh. Must be getting old.

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    sanderling75  over 2 years ago

    Go, Dad!!

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    dl11898  over 2 years ago

    dad’s parenting skills are still hovering around zero. someday he’ll grow up.

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    Professor W  over 2 years ago

    Maybe when Calvin turns older, Dad might tell him how a carburetor works

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that the ancient aliens who transferred their knowledge of science and technology to humans kept the knowledge of how a carburetor works a secret, as it could give the humans a hint about how the space-time portal works, which might lead humans to their home planet…

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    cubswin2016  over 2 years ago

    Calvin seems to be getting smarter.

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    rshive  over 2 years ago

    Of course he doesn’t know. Actually, the gas goes in somehow, it gets used somehow, and the car moves. Simple, isn’t it?

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    They didn’t work which is why I love fuel injection.

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    BiathlonNut  over 2 years ago

    Larger vehicles use truckburetors.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  over 2 years ago

    Kind of funny how some people will tell me things like “if you can’t even change your own oil then you shouldn’t be allowed to drive”. Then I ask them if they built their own computer and they have nothing to say.

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    BiggerNate91  over 2 years ago

    Reminded me of this.

    http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1989/7/6

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    JorgeHernandez  over 2 years ago

    Crap, I knew how a carburetor worked by the time I was 10, booster venturis, emulsion tubes, idle circuits and all. My day didn’t have the slightest clue, though…

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    jppjr  over 2 years ago

    Carburetor? Is that a Yugo he’s washing?

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    drivingfuriously Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I explain the carburetor like a gizmo you attach to a hose with a small jar with a hose in it that the pressure from the water rushing past draw the soap out. But now people just buy pressure washers.

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    PrincessMaggieChance  over 2 years ago

    Oh I did not need this one today — Dang it Dad! Why did you get cancer and leave us too soon!!!! My dad was an automotive encyclopedia (and had engineering degrees) before I could drive I had to assist in getting a car into proper running order first. That included knowing how the engine worked.

    I don’t remember dad tell me many times that he loved me, but making sure his first born daughter could take care of a car herself, man, he must have really hated me… NOT!!!

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    rcjkirk  over 2 years ago

    Many decades ago, I read in a repair manual "Carburetor is french for ‘leave it alone’ "

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