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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 31, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I wonder if Dad has noticed that all this character building hasn’t changed Calvin’s character.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  about 2 months ago

    Just walk through the snow. Should be very simple.

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    in.amongst  about 2 months ago

    Building stuff is expensive, Calvin.

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    Watcher  about 2 months ago

    Calvin, you should be building Snow Goons. You’ll have fun, you’ll clean a pathway to walk on and you will piss Dad off.

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    codycab  about 2 months ago

    But Calvin, think about what that couple hundred bucks would (probably) do for you.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 2 months ago

    can a six-year-old even push a slow blower?

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    PoodleGroomer  about 2 months ago

    The city snow plows fill the end of my drive with solid ice balls. It jams blowers solid and beats them to death. I have to do the last 4’ with a 8" steel square face shovel.

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    WoodEye  about 2 months ago

    The snow blowers here in San Diego… oh … er … never mind!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    My dad , that damned capitalist user!

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    sirbadger  about 2 months ago

    It is a shame that the woolly rhinoceros went extinct. It was probably good at clearing paths through snow.

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    Troglodyte  about 2 months ago

    Dad, Calvin’s already quite a character by now!

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    chmsam  about 2 months ago

    That’s deep thinking, Calvin. Keep going and your path will be clear. And as in all of life’s problems, don’t let the flakes get you down.

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    The money saved with the snow blower will just about cover the noodle incident.

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    Kind&Kinder  about 2 months ago

    As they say in the elephant attendant’s group, Calvin, be quiet and just keep shoveling!

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    dave.glass1960  about 2 months ago

    The Character built was probably the first snow goon..

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    Barry1941  about 2 months ago

    I have often wondered what Bill Watterson’s real Dad was like. Nothing like this one I hope.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  about 2 months ago

    This is what I tell my nephew-his dad had him so my brother didn’t need to shovel.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  about 2 months ago

    Deal with the snowflakes, snowflake!

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    flemmingo  about 2 months ago

    Kids are supposed to help! Shovel snow , cut grass , take out garbage,etc! If they’re not doing this they’re sitting in the house while the parents do it.

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    gantech  about 2 months ago

    Growing up, my back yard was full of trees. Dad had me mowing the lawn with this rinky-dink little electric mower with a tiny motor that stalled out if it caught more than two blades of grass. And then there was dragging the cord around in and out around the trees. I begged him repeatedly to retire that piece of dookie and replace it with a gas mower. He kept saying, “Naw, those things aren’t reliable.” Guess what he did he moment I moved away, and he had to go back to cutting the grass himself?

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    mattro53  about 2 months ago

    We used to get a lot more snow around here when I was Calvin’s age than we do now. Now, a lot of the snow gets melted by rain and we very rarely get snow deeper than a couple inches. And, the August weather has gotten less oppressive with fewer days that are hot and humid. Climate change-it works for me. Unfortunately it doesn’t work so well for billions of others.

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    serial232  about 2 months ago

    At least Calvin’s dad loves him enough to keep him fit and strong. Too many obese children these days. My wife has hundreds of horror stories about 6 year olds that weigh 100 pounds and of children with the onslaught of diabetes. It seems that most of her patients have diabetes or the beginnings. When she says that doctors and the medical profession call diabetes a disease, I tell her that a disease is something caused by a virus or bacteria, not stupidity. She doesn’t argue when I make our sons go out and shovel snow, rake the leaves, mow the lawn or do all the little things that I hated, but then again, I stand 5’ 10" and weigh 165 lbs and do 4 miles each day. People that let their children become obese should be treated as criminals.

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    uniquename  about 2 months ago

    I suspect that Calvin has built a lot of his dad’s character.

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    bluram  about 2 months ago

    Once again, what we have here is a “Poor baby situation.”

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    jrankin1959  about 2 months ago

    Like the old Midas Muffler ads with the world’s richest man: “How do you think a man like me got to be a man like me?”

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    Peam Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Today is the 23rd Anniversary of the last original C&H strip – https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1995/12/31 – Lets go exploring!

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    GROG Premium Member about 2 months ago

    When it comes out of your pocket, you may feel the same.

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    kab2rb  about 2 months ago

    Dad, you need out there to help Calvin on shovelling snow.

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    mourdac Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Dad used to buy the cheapest gasoline lawnmowers. I’d crank on them till my arm fell off after school and they’d rarely start. Of course, he’d get home, yell about the lawn not being cut, and go out and the danged things would start first crank for him. I’m on Calvin’s side here.

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    sonnygreen  about 2 months ago

    Calvin never complained about being cold when he was building his army of snow monsters.

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    oldsmkysyvr  about 2 months ago

    We had a used snow blower years ago that started great in the summer, not so great in the winter. It was a Troy-bilt model SOB.

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    zeexenon  about 2 months ago

    As a boy in the Town of Madison, WI, I had to shovel our 200’ gravel drive which was uphill all the way to the road. I’m certain I did it always with no help from my brothers. That is getting to be a while back, since my older brother is 80 and my younger is 71. I do have more character than both of them combined.

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    pnmiq  about 2 months ago

    Bring back the snow goons. Yeah for snow. I was just out shoveling earlier this morning. Although I do have a snow blower for when it snows more than a few inches, or it is that heavy heart attack stuff.

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    yangeldf  about 2 months ago

    Snowblowers are so NOT a common sight, even today. My uncle JUST got one despite living in a mountain suburb for over 10 years

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    Not So Big Mike  about 2 months ago

    I always promised, when I grew up, to buy a riding lawn mower so my kids wouldn’t have to use a push mower. I didn’t realize how much a rider costs. Yeah, it builds character. That’ll work.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  about 2 months ago

    I bet at this very moment Hobbes is nice and warm reading Calvin’s’ comic books.

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    scoutmaster77  about 2 months ago

    Life’s like that…

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    HasibRahman  about 2 months ago

    Please provide download link

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