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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 04, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sure, Mom, make the kid lose faith in his father.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  4 months ago

    I thought a great magician never revealed their secret.

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    Watcher  4 months ago

    No wonder Calvin is not good in school, Dad.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    I bet that if an Amish kid asks its parents how an “English” device works, the parents’ reply will be the Devil.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    All Dad had to do was look up the patent.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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    codycab  4 months ago

    “Are you NOT entertained!?”

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s only magic when Dad uses the vacuum.

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    cnon  4 months ago

    Happy 4th of July!

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    su43dipta  4 months ago

    Calvin’s better off asking cockroaches in his kitchen about stuff, since they’re around lot longer than his mom and dad!

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    sanderling75  4 months ago

    Go, Dad!!

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    kathleenhicks62  4 months ago

    Mom-ever the realist…..

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    YippiKiAyMofo  4 months ago

    Party pooper!

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    cubswin2016  4 months ago

    Why doesn’t he just ask Mom these questions?

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    uniquename  4 months ago

    Geez, next she’s going to tell him about Santa Claus.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    And this is where she begins to doubt if Calvin is a bright boy…

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    flemmingo  4 months ago

    Okay Mom then how does it work?

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    Omniman  4 months ago

    Sometimes, Calvin’s dad seems like kind of a jerk. Giving your kid bullshit answers when they ask honest questions is cruel.

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    Today, he could just look it up on Google. Back then, it was either an encyclopedia set or a trip to the library.

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    Ray*C  4 months ago

    Dad’s reading a book, so maybe he’s just putting Calvin off till the end of the chapter. It takes only a few words to give an explanation that’s on a kid’s level, but Calvin’s very bright and he would start down that long path of digging for a better answer. Google would help, if it existed when this comic was first drawn.

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    JudyHendrickson  4 months ago

    Iwouldn trust that brat with no lightbulb!!

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    gladimadad  4 months ago

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” (Clarke’s Third Law) I doubt that one in a hundred people truly understand how an incandescent lamp works. That number goes down by a order of magnitude or two if the lamp is a compact fluorescent or LED.

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    Indycar  4 months ago

    I don’t think dad is a very good teacher.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ha ha ha. When I was Calvin’s age I used to wonder who turned on and off the street lights.

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    fivestring65  4 months ago

    Calvin’s dad is an idiot.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Magic is a good an answer for electricity as any other. I mean just because we know how to create it and how to use it, it doesn’t mean we really know what it is.

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    flagmichael  4 months ago

    It just occurred to me Calvin’s father is a patent attorney; he would need a pretty good idea of how almost everything works to research related existing patents. That means he is just yanking Calvin’s chain beyond all reason.

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    Flatworm  4 months ago

    I love Dad’s “explanations.” My favorite was his explanation about why old photos and movies were in black & white.

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    LeeYoung Premium Member 4 months ago

    Dad’s way of getting back at Calvin for all of his shenanigans. I love it!

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    gantech  4 months ago

    Umm, Calvin, why don’t you watch some TV. Dad and I are going to have a little talk.

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    DanFlak  4 months ago

    It all starts with the electrical current exciting the tungsten atoms and increasing their kinetic energy. This causes the temperature in the filament to increase and temporarily elevates electrons in the atoms to a higher energy state. When the electrons drop back to their natural state, they emit photons. Are you with me son?

    No?

    OK, it’s magic.

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    DanWolfie  4 months ago

    LOL at the last panel! I bet the parents had a long talk with each other after that…

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    yangeldf  4 months ago

    and they wonder why their kid does so poorly in school, don’t lie to your kids folks!

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    chmsam  4 months ago

    Parental cooperation and having each other’s back. What couple hasn’t told their child that they’re going to send them to that wonderful summer camp, Camp Lejeune? And then gotten a note from the teacher about the “What I’m going to be doing on my summer vacation” essay.

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    swanridge  4 months ago

    Yes it is! FAKE NEWS!!!

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    My once-girlfriend’s father liked to take the family for a drive around the agricultural area near where they lived. She would ask him “What’s that crop” and he’d answer authoritatively. She said she was a teenager before she realized what was happening there.

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    Longhair Premium Member 4 months ago

    Dad’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.

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