February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Ok, now that we’ve all had a good laugh, suggest something that’s actually doable.
Nothing but water in that rock hard head of Calvin’s.
Come on Hobbes, be realistic.
Kind of tough to be good for a babysitter who threatened to lock you in the basement.
like being good will work for YOU, Hobbes, but this is Calvin we’re talkin’ ’bout
Hobbes: “What’s this we stuff, Kemo Sabe?”
Better check the zoning regulations.
Ok, what’s the plan B?
I would love to see that. A fine example to all the other kids like Calvin.
“Zoning ordinance”… really, Hobbes?! :D :D :D
Then there’s the possibility that being good will violate a zoning ordnance.
Calvin will never be that desperate!
Calvin being good? Maybe, when Hades freezes over.
Somehow, I do not think Calvin had water in his ear at all.
Zoning Ordinances govern “Use” of a property, so that wouldn’t be the case here. So long as Ros’ parents still lived in the house zoned Residential and she didn’t try to run a kid-killing business out of the house, she’d be fine.
Building Codes, however, govern the look of a property. A head on a stake in the front yard would be ALMOST as bad as a junked car, and would definitely fall under a Code Violation.
The only way he would be good is if he were awfully good…
And she probably won’t remove the head from your body first, either
Babysitting is a cut-throat operation. You have to do what it takes to get a head.
Hobbes suggests the impossible.
Meh, I’m ambivalent. You see, I have no stake in this… ☺
Wow! Funniest conversation between those two – EVER! (Head on a stake? How does he thinks of those things? I love it!)
Something brats and bratty adults need to learn is that being good, short term, takes far less energy than lying, whinying and procrastinating.
I remember this arc. Calvin’s… kinda good…?
A six year old boy being good is positively out of the realm of possibility.
That’s something I think Watterson missed in one of these babysitting adventures…where Calvin is very good—so good in fact that it freaks Rosalyn out more than any previous prank. I think Calvin would have been pleased…
Another four-punchline strip.
Another eyeroll form Hobbes
Head on a stake—Rosalyn as Alpha.
I’m surprised Calvin didn’t accuse Hobbs of swearing. Using the g word.
I don’t think there is anything about this in the zoning ordinance so watch out.
I love hobbes in the third panel. Being good does not exist in Calvin’s dictionary.
September 25, 2019