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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 23, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 6 months ago

    The downside of range-free kids.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  6 months ago

    No he’s just having fun with the car. Nothing to worry about.

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    codycab  6 months ago

    I wouldn’t say “probably”.

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    KA7DRE Premium Member 6 months ago

    Quick . . . Turn Around . . . Look Out The Window !

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    Robin Harwood  6 months ago

    Calvin? Trouble? Surely not!

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  6 months ago

    Probably getting in trouble?!?! DO YOU EVEN KNOW CALVIN !!!!!! (and Hobbes but mostly Calvin)

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 6 months ago

    That’s what we love about Calvin. He is all the mischief we can imagine a six year old getting into in a single little boy. Every parent’s fears of what their kid might do rolled up in a rugby-striped ball and a rugby-striped bat. We look at his parents and think “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”

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    dlasher  6 months ago

    You know things are really going haywire when Mom and “live” Hobbes are in the same panel!

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    dave1960  6 months ago

    Mom’s spidey sense is spot on…..

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    Lady Bri  6 months ago

    It’s a given.

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    M2MM  6 months ago

    Any time my kids were quiet, I had to go check…. it almost always meant that they were into something they shouldn’t, or they had killed each other. In either case, I had a mess to “clean up.” ALWAYS check on kids when they’ve gone silent.

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    Watcher  6 months ago

    Faster than a speeding car, able to climb trees in a single bound, not so good at hiding though.

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    jpayne4040  6 months ago

    Oh, just wait until you find out, Mom!

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    donwalter  6 months ago

    15 minutes? You know your kid. Shoulda looked after ten…

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 6 months ago

    What an understatement that is!

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    J. R. Schwarzenhammer Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Farmers’ Insurance” commercials claim that they “have seen it all”. I wonder if the insurance adjuster will say, in this case, “well, we’ve never seen THIS before!”.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Thats’s the way Mom sonar works. If you can’t hear the kids, they are up to no good. If it’s legal it’s loud. If it’s sneaky it’s silent.

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    Aaberon  6 months ago

    Too bad Calvin is too old to wear those little bells that moms would put on toddler’s shoes.

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    DanFlak  6 months ago

    A rare frame with Hobbs as non-stuffed tiger with a person other than Hobbs. Of course the other person is never looking.

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    BigTeddy86  6 months ago
    Yeah
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    johndifool  6 months ago

    IIRC this is the only strip where either parent is seen in the same panel with the “animated” version of Hobbes…

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    BiggerNate91  6 months ago

    A mom always knows how long it will take.

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    gantech  6 months ago

    “Thus spoke the prophetess…”

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    SweetSinger  6 months ago

    Love how the car wheels don’t seem to be touching the ground…

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  6 months ago

    In case anyone wonders why I’ve never wanted kids: Exhibit A, right here.

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    ForrestOverin  6 months ago

    A rare instance where Hobbes is animate with anyone other than Calvin present in the frame.

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    Ermine Notyours  6 months ago

    The Bill Watterson version of Rear Window.

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    JB23  6 months ago

    why

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    montylc2001  6 months ago

    I blame mom on this one. With a kid like Calvin around you always keep the doors locked.

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    NickyOldfieldDesciple  6 months ago

    I absolutely love the perfect comic timing of this strip.

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    Bookworm  6 months ago

    “It’s quiet. Too quiet.” When I was a Boy Scout, I could start a fire just by rubbing two dry cliches together.

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    Mediatech  6 months ago

    Loud crash in …. 3 …. 2 …. 1 ….

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    Shargad  6 months ago

    I remember this arc from the first time around. Truly memorable.

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    rshive  6 months ago

    Strangely, the clubhouse is probably an afterthought about now.

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    fgerbil46  6 months ago

    Good intuition!

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    PeterVanegas  6 months ago

    I just remembered today is my friends birthday

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    Stephen Gilberg  6 months ago

    Wait a minute. Yesterday, Hobbes stopped Calvin from following the car into the road. Either they changed their minds, or this is not a linear telling.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member 6 months ago

    Mom is taking this quite peacefully, or resignedly…

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    well-i-never  6 months ago

    The car in the window is good, but the run is special.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  6 months ago

    As you are raising your children, just understand they are your replacements.

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    hagarthehorrible  6 months ago

    15 minutes of silence is probably too long for this family.

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    lindz.coop  6 months ago

    Mother’s intuition….

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    The Pro from Dover  6 months ago
    That was my foster parents philosophy. If she didn’t hear from me within 15 minutes I must be up to no good.
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