Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 09, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 3 years ago

    Tough being a target.

    (Spoiler: there is nothing funny about this arc.)

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  almost 3 years ago

    I don’t think Calvin is happier at all.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  almost 3 years ago

    Definitely one of the saddest and most brutally honest storylines of C&H, next to the baseball one.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  almost 3 years ago

    Moe sure is a jerk.

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    codycab  almost 3 years ago

    Does Moe learn ANYTHING?

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    bluram  almost 3 years ago

    Where is Hobbes when you need him most?

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    SHIVA  almost 3 years ago

    All about the reality of school bullying. Got to show it to get people to talk about it, and hopefully motivate them to eliminate it from schools.

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    GROG Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Twinkies don’t have backbones.

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    JudyHendrickson  almost 3 years ago

    well ,well looks like calvin met his match!!

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    Barry1941  almost 3 years ago

    I suffered through a creep like Moe in grade school.

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    jpayne4040  almost 3 years ago

    Kids need to have the confidence to tell people when this happens—-and the people they tell need to be empowered to actually do something to stop it!

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    cubswin2016  almost 3 years ago

    I would love to see a Calvin/Fort Knox crossover where Betty Wu does the same thing to Mo that she did to Kurt.

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    Probably_At_Work  almost 3 years ago

    I love the subtle use of lower case text in Moe’s lines. It really gives him a less intelligent feel.

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    Jeff0811  almost 3 years ago

    I believe this story arc is the first time I heard the term, “Mandibles of death”. Go get ’em Hobbes.

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    Troglodyte  almost 3 years ago

    Lovely how Moe’s “gentle persuasion” works on Cal! :D

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    Irish53  almost 3 years ago

    There was a kid like this in my neighborhood and everyone hated him but I saw his home life because I lived across the street from him. His mom was usually passed out drunk and his dad was a mean drunk who beat him; his older brother would beat him and his older sister always had a different sleazy guy with her. Unfortunately, a lot of kids are products of their environment.

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    BiggerNate91  almost 3 years ago

    The first story arc I ever read. (My first C&H book was “Scientific Progress Goes ‘Boink’”)

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    swanridge  almost 3 years ago

    Very much the same in my first 8 years of school, and that was 50 years ago

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    Margo Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Poor Calvin. Too bad Hobbes wasn’t there.

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    Scoutmaster77  almost 3 years ago

    A funny gag, but in the real world Moe would make a visit to the principle.

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    Nick Danger  almost 3 years ago

    “Socialization” – it’s a magical thing

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    DCBakerEsq  almost 3 years ago

    CEO in training.

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    Martin 78  almost 3 years ago

    Always convinced myself that I wasn’t going to sink to their level. Not that i din’t know how to fight, or was afraid to. Only time I fought back did not end well. It wasn’t until until I snapped one night, after being tapped by one of them while driving, that it ended. I ran him off the road. I had, the prior week, had already had encounters with two others of his ‘crew’. I saw him two days later. Told him I was glad he was OK. Then told him, that we were no longer on the playground. That I no longer had to answer to my parents or teachers. and that if he , or his friends, EVER bothered me or mine again, I would kill him. I was never bothered again.

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    gramps_w  almost 3 years ago

    Is “Moe” one of tRump’s online aliases?

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    splumb  almost 3 years ago

    Step 1: Act like you’re going to hand over the truckStep 2: Brain Moe with the truckFighting back is the only way to stop a bully.

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    HippyDippyWeatherman  almost 3 years ago

    This reminds me of someone….

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    fix-n-fly  almost 3 years ago

    Calvin – you need some self-defense help against that bully. Go watch Ralphie in the Christmas Story!

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    InuYugiHakusho  almost 3 years ago

    This arc is definitely some of Bill’s boldest storytelling.

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    Guilty Bystander  almost 3 years ago

    No doubt Moe grows up to work for the IRS.

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    Concretionist  almost 3 years ago

    My experience w/ bullies was that they are far less verbal than in this example.

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  31. Cathy aack  almost 3 years ago

    Fits right in with where our country is today.

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    M2MM  almost 3 years ago

    I beat up guys like Moe when I was Calvin’s age. They’d pick on someone and I’d take them on. Being a cute little girl made the authorities disbelieve the “Moes” and then they would be the strap on top of it. Meanwhile, my mom would get after me for coming home with torn clothes. We superheroes can have it tough, sometimes. :P

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