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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 08, 2019

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    Mario_  about 1 month ago

    Does he mean 4 pages

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    Guilty Bystander  about 1 month ago

    Ahhh, a cat supremacist.

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    codycab  about 1 month ago

    A best selling bed time story.

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    enigmamz  about 1 month ago

    At least it’s not Hamster Huey again, right Dad?

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    Robin Harwood  about 1 month ago

    When you live in a green jungle, orange, black, and white are the wrong colours for camouflage. And yet those huge beasts are invisible (and totally silent) until the last minute. Which is usually too late for you. I think it’s because, like all other cats, they have a built-in invisibility cloak.

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 1 month ago

    An appropriate ode for the morning after the Clemson Tigers won the national championship.

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    GreasyOldTam  about 1 month ago

    Camouflage can also be about just breaking up the outline to confuse an onlooker. Take zebras. One zebra is pretty much a sitting duck. But in a herd of stampeding zebras, the black and white patches jumping back and forth as the zebras cross back and forth might cause a lion to have to think about where to strike, and by that time, the zebra is out of reach.

    Also check out the camouflage that warships used in the early 20th century. Same theory. I’m not sure how well it worked. It didn’t do HMS Hood any good. But it was used until anti-shipping missiles made the whole idea obsolete.

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    GreasyOldTam  about 1 month ago

    A dead giveaway to the fact that this strip is really old: it rhymes.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Calvin is his own toughest critic? Calvin?

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 1 month ago

    I don’t know if I would have done this as a father, but I’d like to think that if I had a kid who had written something like this, I would really enjoy the experience of reading it aloud to him. You have to have fun with your kids. It’s a reward both of you get for the times you have to be a father.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Aw, I was expecting “Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie”!

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    rentier Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Self-praise stinks, we say!!

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    jpayne4040  about 1 month ago

    It’s tedious, but we have to keep Hobbes happy!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Well, in as much as Calvin is Hobbes, I am thinking it is a pretty impressive poetic effort. Well done Hobbes.

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    gorbag  about 1 month ago

    Wait, he knew phrases like “haute couture”?!

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    sheilag  about 1 month ago

    Funny that Calvin knows the term “haute couture”, and can spell it correctly (if Dad’s words are reading it as it is spelled)… :-P

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    well-i-never  about 1 month ago

    I don’t care what they say, this kid has a future. American Greetings, Hallmark or maybe a band!

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    azzir  about 1 month ago

    I always thought an orange cat was pretty hard to hide, then I saw one walk into a field of tall winter killed grass…and disappear!

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    Who, me?  about 1 month ago

    So what’s the situation here? When Calvin and Hobbes are alone, Hobbes is alive and he wrote the poem. When Calvin’s dad is present, Hobbes is a stuffed tiger and Calvin wrote the poem?

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    TerBer  about 1 month ago

    Night Night Hobbes

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    jwwill1952  about 1 month ago

    For pages ?

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    coffeeturtle  about 1 month ago

    Is that your son’s handwriting? ☺

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    PoodleGroomer  about 1 month ago

    Can a tiger write doggerel?

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    gantech  about 1 month ago

    “Red is gray, and yellow, white, but we decide which is right…and which is an illusion??”

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    StevenTorrey  about 1 month ago

    I don’t know, it has a certain “Je ne sais quoi” about it.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  about 1 month ago

    One more thing Dad, use your best David Attenborough voice.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 1 month ago

    The proper camouflage to wear while reading this is dressing like a hipster and standing in a coffee shop.

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    kab2rb  about 1 month ago

    Curtis as much effort of work as you wrote, you could apply that effort for school.

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    brykard  about 1 month ago

    I would be impressed if my 5 yr old’s “tiger” wrote such things. Everything spelled correctly AND what a vocabulary.

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    uniquename  about 1 month ago

    After last night, this could be an ode to Clemson!

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    eladee  about 1 month ago

    Should be titled “An Ode to Hobbs”.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 1 month ago

    Even when Calvin is not trying to get into the tree house, Hobbes must be worshiped.

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    PaulInMiami  about 1 month ago

    TIGER, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?

    And what shoulder and what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand and what dread feet?

    What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? What dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

    When the stars threw down their spears, And water’d heaven with their tears, Did He smile His work to see? Did He who made the lamb make thee?

    Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? (William Blake)

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