February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Good thing his father is a lawyer.
He needs a copy of ‘The Poor Mans James Bond’.
I’m sure the library would have a copy of Anarchist Cookbook.
Call like that nowadays would earn a little visit from the local LEOs.
I believe Calvin is the youngest person to be placed on the terrorist watch list.
There are kids, and then there’s you, Calvin.
I once went to a psychic fair where somebody was selling booklets like that. This was decades ago.
Reference books are sadly misnamed.
The FBI is now on their way to his house.
Shades of Timothy McVeigh.
Did Watterson know the Unabomber?
How is Calvin getting on at Guantanamo Bay. Does he have much longer to serve?
Don’t read too much into it, Cal.
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.
You’re ’da bomb, Calvin.
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:
several grades of fertilizer
powdered laundry soap
liquid laundry soap
liquid and powered clog and plumbing blockage clearing agents
cooking oil, both coconut and olive based
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.
“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.
Do I even want to know what you were planning to do with said bomb, Calvin?
Brings to mind a Lone Ranger episode where a kid had an “explosives lab” in his basement.
Lucky Calvin didn’t have the internet.
HA! Panel one is a riot just by itself.
Building Homemade Bombs for Dummies
Calvin just cut through to Lio https://www.gocomics.com/lio/2020/03/06?ct=v&cti=1395457
Try the Anarchist Cookbook.
I hope they allow stuffed tigers at Guantanamo Bay.
Bang up idea
Thanks St Google, millennials got it easier
Calvin, you still should read. The “Action/Adventure” novels contain some pretty cool homemade bomb instructions.
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.
Oh great. Now Calvin the cartoon is on a DHS watch list. That will not look good on his permanent record.
Remember when a comic like this was just a head shaker? “Oh, that Calvin.” How far we’ve fallen in 20-some years.
My birthday present of “The Anarchist’s Cookbook” still stands.
The cartoon is obviously dated.. a modern Calvin would know all about You Tube where you can get instructions on anything imaginable
Cal, try “The Anarchists Cookbook.”
Just throw that phone at ’em.
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.
I could really use a bomb right now.
when I was youngster the local library had “How to Make an Atomic Bomb in Your Own Kitchen (Well, Practically! )”but not anymore.
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.
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.
No you can find that on the internet in two seconds.
When I grew up (a lot of years ago) we built our own bombs without written instructions.
wow this aged like milk, nowadays before Calvin got across the living room there would be cops knocking on the door
Luckily, the InterWeb has solved THAT particular problem.
“Revolution for the Hell of It” ~ Abbie Hoffman
Anybody besides me think it’s scary how knowledgeable some of our commenters are here??
“No, but we do have The Making of Gigli.”
He would have had an easier time in the 1950’s.
Ask your parents for a chemistry set, Calvin.
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/
September 25, 2019