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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 18, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sometimes Dad forgets that Calvin is a 6 year old. And like him, something of a loner.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    tough, isn’t it?

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    codycab  6 months ago

    Hey, being alone isn’t even an issue anymore. Look at Batman.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  6 months ago

    Bring Hobbes to school and create a superteam none of the other kids can compete with.

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    lucky444  6 months ago

    Good point Calvin. The risk is to be marginalized.

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    Yngvar Følling  6 months ago

    Whenever I see this strip, I think that dad is looking at his tie rather strangely in the last panel. Almost as if he is contemplating using it for something else.

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    Robin Harwood  6 months ago

    As I remember it, you never learn how to win graciously. You do learn about teamwork, when the rest of the team works together to blame you for losing.

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    jmworacle  6 months ago

    Now I know I haven’t been drinking, but Calvin makes sense.

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    gbars70  6 months ago

    “Having fun by yourself” not allowed when you get older?? Not sure what dad’s implying here.

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    Baarorso  6 months ago

    I think Calvin has a point. Some kids just AREN’T WIRED for team activities like sports and scouting.

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    sirbadger  6 months ago

    He’s around people at work and around people at home. The only time he’s alone is when he is commuting. He should buy a wig and listen to music so he can have fun while driving.

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    Red33410  6 months ago

    An anagram of “social mores” is “So so. Miracle.”

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    222jo  6 months ago

    Has there ever been a Calvin n Hobbes strip without Calvin in?

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    GROG Premium Member 6 months ago

    He`ll probably grow up to run Spectre, or some such organization that wants to rule or extort the world.

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    tripwire45  6 months ago

    Excellent reason not to grow up.

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    M2MM  6 months ago

    I heartily agree with your final statement, Calvin. :D

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    cubswin2016  6 months ago

    I bet Dad thinks jumping into a volcano builds character.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  6 months ago

    Teasing also builds character… right Dad?

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    jpayne4040  6 months ago

    So many truths in that last panel.

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    boydjb47  6 months ago

    Dad is not totally correct. I have found much fun I can have by myself. Golfing, hiking, bicycle and motorcycle riding. Golfing is my favorite. Even when playing in a foresome I walk for exercise and to have time to myself. And the game is just me and the course. Also don’t play for money which keeps it personal.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Every time I’ve built character, I’ve regretted it!”

    Only from Calvin. … lovable little imp.

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    david_42  6 months ago

    I was having a good time with my solitary retirement, then this brunette in jeans-print leggings shows up at a party … we’ve been married ten years.

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    Bill The Nuke  6 months ago

    Boy, isn’t that the truth. For years we’ve been told that you have to learn how to work with everyone’s different work styles. Unless you like to work alone, then you’re an outcast and have to be re-educated.

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    gantech  6 months ago

    BOOM! Calvin scores in the last panel!

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    gantech  6 months ago

    James Bond: “It’s what keeps me alive.”

    Natalya Simonova: “No. It’s what keeps you alone.”

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    VICTOR PROULX  6 months ago

    Heavy stuff for comics

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    Auntie Socialist  6 months ago

    The competition burns off excess energy that would otherwise be wasted on pointless incoherent rants

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    Point-dexter  6 months ago

    How did we get from baseball to softball?

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    BiathlonNut  6 months ago

    … from out of the mouths of babes – er, brats.

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    David Rickard Premium Member 6 months ago

    What’s wrong with having fun by yourself, Calvin? You get hairy palms and go blind.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member 6 months ago

    Yup. He’s got something there.

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    circleM  6 months ago

    My least favorite arc ever.

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    kab2rb  6 months ago

    Same with me Calvin, I never liked sports and never signed up to play. I remember from 5th grade a bunch of us kids including me try to be last, teacher caught on and changed that, I was lousy.

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    ValancyCarmody Premium Member 6 months ago

    For once I agree with Calvin

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    yangeldf  6 months ago

    For once I have to agree with the bratty 6 year old. The last thing you want is for them to have a bad experience with group activities. You might end up turning them into a misanthropic loner.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  6 months ago

    “You have to suffer growing up the same way I did. It’s only fair.”

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    Troglodyte  6 months ago

    Someday, Calvin will be #1 in a field of one!

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    Enjoy it while you can.

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    pchemcat  6 months ago

    I am totally with Calvin on this one.

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    Night-Gaunt49  6 months ago

    Much less time to play as well.

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    Oclvroadbikerider  6 months ago

    What about dad’s solo bike rides? Of course Calvin doesn’t get along with his bike.

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    cleokaya  6 months ago

    I grew up an only child and for my entire life have liked being alone. I am comfortable and sociable with others, but during this shutdown I am actually less stressed than normal and I do not know why, because financially this should make me more on edge.

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    lindz.coop  6 months ago

    The kid’s got a point.

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    donwestonmysteries  6 months ago

    Calvin is smarter than the average six-year-old. Wisdom beyond his years.

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