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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 21, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 months ago

    Good thing his father is a lawyer.

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    oldpine52  9 months ago

    He needs a copy of ‘The Poor Mans James Bond’.

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    rimose  9 months ago

    I’m sure the library would have a copy of Anarchist Cookbook.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Call like that nowadays would earn a little visit from the local LEOs.

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    jmworacle  9 months ago

    I believe Calvin is the youngest person to be placed on the terrorist watch list.

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    codycab  9 months ago

    There are kids, and then there’s you, Calvin.

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    sirbadger  9 months ago

    I once went to a psychic fair where somebody was selling booklets like that. This was decades ago.

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    rshive  9 months ago

    Reference books are sadly misnamed.

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    hariseldon59  9 months ago

    The FBI is now on their way to his house.

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    bluram  9 months ago

    Shades of Timothy McVeigh.

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    orinoco womble  9 months ago

    Did Watterson know the Unabomber?

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    Tog  9 months ago

    How is Calvin getting on at Guantanamo Bay. Does he have much longer to serve?

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    Don’t read too much into it, Cal.

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    PoodleGroomer  9 months ago

    Start keeping up your grades and try for UNM Los Almos or any state university with a mining engineering degree. Military special forces training is difficult with a tiger in your backpack.

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    HappyDog Premium Member 9 months ago

    You’re ’da bomb, Calvin.

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    Painted Wolf  9 months ago

    Just so you know.. I always laugh when someone is arrested for having ‘bomb-making materials’. In the garage and the storage shed out back there are:

    gasoline

    propane

    kerosine

    several grades of fertilizer

    powdered laundry soap

    liquid laundry soap

    bleach

    ammonia

    degreasing agents

    liquid and powered clog and plumbing blockage clearing agents

    iodine

    cooking oil, both coconut and olive based

    assorted containers

    lots of nails, screws, nuts, and bolts

    lots of insecticides and weed and fungus killers

    among other things lots of salt, some spare car and other batteries, lots of flour, rice, sugar, and filter paper and funnels. And paper plates, napkins, towels, toilet paper…

    So… anyone want to guess how many different types of explosives, incendiary devices, and war gases (including nerve agents) I could make with that lot? Hint: three for sure include napalm, nitroglycerin, and cordite. Sarin is highly probable. Hint: the guys who invented sarin were looking for a better insecticide…

    How many of the items on the list do you have in the house somewhere?

    Note: in high school chemistry class four of us actually made nitroglycerin. It’s not hard to do… (You wouldn’t believe how much trouble we got in when Fr. Brodley found out what we were up to…) Dynamite is more difficult, for one thing you need nitroglycerin first. Making cordite is also easy; making cordite (and nitroglycerin!) which is free of impurities and is therefore (relatively) stable and won’t spontaneously explode is more difficult.

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    tripwire45  9 months ago

    “The Anarchist Cookbook” by William Powell was published in 1971. Pretty sure that’s what Calvin is looking for . It’s now in its 29th printing according to Amazon.

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    jpayne4040  9 months ago

    Do I even want to know what you were planning to do with said bomb, Calvin?

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    OldDoug Premium Member 9 months ago

    Brings to mind a Lone Ranger episode where a kid had an “explosives lab” in his basement.

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    Who, me?  9 months ago

    Lucky Calvin didn’t have the internet.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 9 months ago

    HA! Panel one is a riot just by itself.

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    cableguy1960  9 months ago

    Building Homemade Bombs for Dummies

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    Norris66  9 months ago

    Calvin just cut through to Lio https://www.gocomics.com/lio/2020/03/06?ct=v&cti=1395457

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    TerBer  9 months ago

    Try the Anarchist Cookbook.

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    Charles Hoeft  9 months ago

    I hope they allow stuffed tigers at Guantanamo Bay.

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    alexius23  9 months ago

    Bang up idea

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    ObiJoan  9 months ago

    Thanks St Google, millennials got it easier

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    Vangoghdog01  9 months ago

    Calvin, you still should read. The “Action/Adventure” novels contain some pretty cool homemade bomb instructions.

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    chick485  9 months ago

    I and my friends spent many happy hours trying to make rocket fuel and explosives. It was actually easy to find info in the library back in the 60s. Had several small disasters doing it. Worst was when one of the guys was stuffing fuel made from saltpeter and sugar mixed with match heads into a rocket made from steel tube. He used a steel rod to stuff with! Spark ignited the fuel! Bad burns on his face, blew the flesh off the insides of his feet that were on either side of the rocket. Spent time in the hospital.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Oh great. Now Calvin the cartoon is on a DHS watch list. That will not look good on his permanent record.

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    rawalko  9 months ago

    Remember when a comic like this was just a head shaker? “Oh, that Calvin.” How far we’ve fallen in 20-some years.

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    carlzr  9 months ago

    My birthday present of “The Anarchist’s Cookbook” still stands.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 9 months ago

    The cartoon is obviously dated.. a modern Calvin would know all about You Tube where you can get instructions on anything imaginable

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    JackButler1  9 months ago

    Cal, try “The Anarchists Cookbook.”

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 9 months ago

    Just throw that phone at ’em.

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    mbruni316  9 months ago

    Fast forward to 2020…Calvin love on to his computer, finds everything he needs to know…next day, it’s on the news that the his elementary school was blown sky high overnight (no casualties), and they are on the lookout for the bomber. They trace the location to Calvin’s computer, and his dad gets life in prison for it. The times in which we live…what was once a joke is no longer a laughing matter.

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    BiggerNate91  9 months ago

    I could really use a bomb right now.

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    kunddog  9 months ago

    when I was youngster the local library had “How to Make an Atomic Bomb in Your Own Kitchen (Well, Practically! )”but not anymore.

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    COL Crash  9 months ago

    I guess Calvin never heard of the Anarchists Cookbook. Back in the 60s the Army published a Field Manual on how to make Booby Traps. It showed things like one made out of a ball point pen and a real nasty one under a mattress. Fortunately it had a very limited release.

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    marilynnbyerly  9 months ago

    If Amazon was around back then, he could have bought a copy of THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK. In the Sixties, the US government had a chance to wipe it out of existence, but they knew that the information was inaccurate enough that the bomb builder would blow himself up during the process. They considered that a win.

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    swanridge  9 months ago

    No you can find that on the internet in two seconds.

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    Imhungry  9 months ago

    When I grew up (a lot of years ago) we built our own bombs without written instructions.

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    yangeldf  9 months ago

    wow this aged like milk, nowadays before Calvin got across the living room there would be cops knocking on the door

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    DCBakerEsq  9 months ago

    Luckily, the InterWeb has solved THAT particular problem.

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    gantech  9 months ago

    “Revolution for the Hell of It” ~ Abbie Hoffman

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    gantech  9 months ago

    Anybody besides me think it’s scary how knowledgeable some of our commenters are here??

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    jdsven  9 months ago

    “No, but we do have The Making of Gigli.”

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    Night-Gaunt49  9 months ago

    He would have had an easier time in the 1950’s.

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    fix-n-fly  9 months ago

    Ask your parents for a chemistry set, Calvin.

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    einarbt  9 months ago

    Not sure if this is a myth or not but this might just be a real life Calvin, https://www.boredpanda.com/story-radioactive-boy-scout-david-hahn/

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