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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 27, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I feel bad for all those people in the old portraits that didn’t get a chance to see what they would look like in color.

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    ComicComet  about 2 months ago

    It all makes sense now! I CAN DIE HAPPY.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  about 2 months ago

    Next thing you know, Dad is telling Calvin that the Earth is flat or something like that.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  about 2 months ago

    So, if that’s the case, why does so many old literature mention color such as red and blue?

    And does that mean the world would’ve been monochrome even before humans evolved?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 2 months ago

    oh, Mom in the second panel asking for a little domestic violence, huh?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Dad is always ready to educate his son.

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    codycab  about 2 months ago

    Ever feel like the world still isn’t colorful enough?

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    retrocool  about 2 months ago

    I like dad’s sense of humor

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    Watcher  about 2 months ago

    One day Dad, POW, right in the kisser.

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    SHIVA  about 2 months ago

    Actually, there IS no color in nature at all. Our brains assign a color to an object that we percieve as having that color. Simple!!

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    rentier  about 2 months ago

    That’s a good way, Hobbes!!

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    L. H. Puttgrass  about 2 months ago

    I recall that Calvin’s dad also explained sunsets to him in this way. I tried this sort of “science” with my daughter to explain rainbows. Too smart to even buy it for a second, she just rolled her eyes at me and googled it!

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    rentier  about 2 months ago

    Oh yes, in this way world and life is much easier!

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    Baarorso  about 2 months ago

    Calvin’s father was making “dad jokes” before “dad jokes” were cool.;-D

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    pauline_gangof4  about 2 months ago

    This explains so much about Calvin . . . .

    His Dad has a LOT to answer for.

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    rshive  about 2 months ago

    Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Some of the best C&H strips were of dad’s tall tales. He had game.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 2 months ago

    But Mom is going to kick his tuchus. Go inside, grab her around the waist and plead with her to come outside and watch the sunset with you. Numbskull.

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    M2MM  about 2 months ago

    Calvin’s mom needs to kick her husband a little harder. He’s making Calvin crazier by the day.

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    coomback  about 2 months ago

    Hobb’s has the perfect answer ..

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    Aussie Down Under  about 2 months ago

    It’s good to see Dad “messing with” Calvin’s mind which in this case is Karma.

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    dave1960  about 2 months ago

    Life was so much simpler back then…

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    Mkfalkowski  about 2 months ago

    Calvin doesn’t get that it’s humor, so it really is wrong for him to say this to a child who takes everything literally, especially from his parents.

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    Purple People Eater  about 2 months ago

    You can tell this is an old strip, even without looking at the copyright notice. What 6 year old kid today would ask “Didn’t they have color film back then”?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member about 2 months ago

    And now you have PROOF that Dad went to Law School…the ability to say something that outrageous with a straight face!

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member about 2 months ago

    My kids used to believe all the tall tales I told them and now that they have there own kids they’re carrying on the tradition. I love my kids!

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    Auntie Socialist  about 2 months ago

    No wonder the kid’s a mess

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 2 months ago

    This is the best of Dad’s explanations to Calvin in my opinion. He manages to cover all the bases.

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    cubswin2016  about 2 months ago

    I think Dad needs a good smack upside the head Reba style.

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    posse1 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I love comics that can be re-read & find more smiles each time!

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    donlackie  about 2 months ago

    I love Calvin’s dad. I try to model my own parenting after him.

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    dwdl21  about 2 months ago

    About the first two panels, I’m 60 now and had to learn the hard way, sometimes it’s ok to leave the dishes (or whatever else) for a few minutes to enjoy life, never forget this people!

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    ekw555  about 2 months ago

    Calvin’s dad gets a measure of revenge.

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    llong65 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    a good example of the change over is the movie ’The Wizard of Oz", half way through production the change over happened ; )

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    Comic Man X  about 2 months ago

    The world can be a really confusing Calvin….

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    JohnReagan Premium Member about 2 months ago

    When this comic originally ran, my kids were 9 and 5 y.o. twins. I couldn’t resist. To my utter surprise, I got them quickly to the point where they kinda believed me. They’re still a little mad about it.

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    katzenbooks45  about 2 months ago

    And Calvin grew up to be president of the Flat Earth Society.

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    RobinHood  about 2 months ago

    It was all monochrome until Dorothy brought the colors back from Oz.

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    acharlie  about 2 months ago

    Make believe it’s a cartoon.

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    fgerbil46  about 2 months ago

    I like Hobbes idea.

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    timzsixty9  about 2 months ago

    it’s all very complicated…

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    A R V reader  about 2 months ago

    Dad’s theory: A confused child builds character.

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    JAY REIDER Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Been waiting for this one!

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    Pocosdad  about 2 months ago

    Bad dad! Bad dad!

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    Eyes have it.  about 2 months ago

    Seems perfectly rational and logical to me.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I was browsing through a museum’s World War I exhibit not long ago and came upon a small group of high schoolers watching some battlefield film footage from the period. They wondered amongst themselves why everybody moved so quickly, so jerkily back then. I should’ve told them it was habit from dodging the shells and bullets.

    An aside … Granted, dad’s being a bit of a dick in the title panel. But I have little sympathy for women who voluntarily play Mary Martyr with the domestic chores and then get pissed and resentful about it. Dad’s right, she shouldn’t have even touched the dishes; there are more important things that take precedence in life.

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    tripwire45  about 2 months ago

    Dad is evil.

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    MichaelHelwig  about 2 months ago

    I’ve got a job for dad over at Faux News.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    When He who must be trusted lies to you. Where are you to go?

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    Sassy's Mom  about 2 months ago

    This is one of my family’s favorite Calvin comics!

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    BiggerNate91  about 2 months ago

    I used to believe this…

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    Lou  about 2 months ago

    And folks wonder why Calvin is such a little jerk.

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    mizdurble  about 2 months ago

    I gather dogs only see in black and white. Is it the same for tigers?

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    gladimadad  about 2 months ago

    The dishes will wait, Woman. Come watch the sunset with me and we will do them together afterward.

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    carlzr  about 2 months ago

    I prefer this Hobbes’s philosophy to the Hobbes I had to study in school.

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    JohnFarson19  about 2 months ago

    Calvin’s Dad is a kindred spirit. All he had to do was say “no” to Cal’s original question. But he had to mess with him. Like I did with my kid. It’s fun!

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    DCBakerEsq  about 2 months ago

    FUN FACT. The world was flat until 1912.

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    jel354  about 2 months ago

    Calvin’s dad tries to instill zeal in his son, though not necessarily knowledge.

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    sparkle 13 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Dad’s cruse’in for a bruse’in !!!!!lol

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    geophro  about 2 months ago

    This, along with the “Where does the sun go when it sets” are the 2 best Dad Wisdom comics.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 2 months ago

    So why are the comics in black and white all week and only color on Sunday?

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    DanWolfie  about 2 months ago

    Calvin could have asked if the world was black and white until the 30s, then why were many movies and TV shows and cartoons in black-and-white during the 40s and 50s (well, by the 50s all theatrical cartoons were in color, IIRC.) I also like Calvin’s worried expression in the eighth panel.

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    jacquelindavis  about 2 months ago

    This is one that proves what I’ve always thought. Calvin is just like his daddy. One of these days he’ll be telling his and Suzi’s (or Alice’s) child this same story.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Good thing Calvin didn’t have access to Google to find out the father was just winging it!

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    paullp Premium Member about 2 months ago

    For sheer absurdity, this is one of my all-time favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips.

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    Flatworm  about 2 months ago

    Of all the great “Calvin & Hobbes” strips over the years, and there were SO many (about one a day), this was my all-time favorite. This is the best one of the best comic strip of all time.

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    Concretionist  about 2 months ago

    Definitely in my set of top-25 C&H strips!

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    susanawarren  about 2 months ago

    I’m guessing that Calvin’s dad was a lot like Calvin when he was a kid. So payback is hell for Calvin’s mother.

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    Ralphsloan  about 2 months ago

    The C and H ever.

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    sugordon  about 2 months ago

    Got to love the line about a lot of great artists being insane too.

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 2 months ago

    The ancient past was colored differently with black blood and dark red oceans…strangeness that.

    The blur of blue and green

    Searching to discover when “blue” started to appear in language as a color in its own right, Geiger discovered a pattern repeated all over the world; every language first had words for black and white, representing darkness and light and soon after people used a word for red, the color of blood and wine. The next colors to appear in language were yellow then green and the last color to appear in every language across the globe was blue.

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/color-blue-0010720

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    bigbadwolf49  about 2 months ago

    Sound advice by Hobbes, as usual

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    Muatansir  about 2 months ago

    Parents…..

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    kfo111  about 2 months ago

    so that is why calvin is the was he is.

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    chromosome Premium Member about 2 months ago

    One of my favorites is when Dad “secretly” tells Calvin that the plate of squishy green stuff is toxic waste and will turn him into a mutant. This makes Calvin snarf it down greedily.

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    Papa  about 2 months ago

    THIS is a classic! Is this one of the ones that eveyrbody has remembered over the years???

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    lindz.coop  about 2 months ago

    And we wonder why Calvin is crazy…..

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    SumRndmPenguin  about 2 months ago

    How to confuse your child 101

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    MichaelMcGinnis1  about 2 months ago

    Calvin’s dad could be Science Advisor for a Republican administration.

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    David Illig Premium Member about 2 months ago

    One of the greatest, a true classic.

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