Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 02, 2020

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    Prescott_Philosopher   over 3 years ago

    Ah, life is back to normal in Calvin’s world.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 3 years ago

    Now, time for some real fun!

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 3 years ago

    Rules of Calvinball: anything goes.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  over 3 years ago

    Now this is a sport that would be fun to watch professionally.

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    Baarorso  over 3 years ago

    Is it me or is this “baseball strip arc” arguably the arc that resonates the most with people out of all story arcs Watterson ever did?

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    hagarthehorrible  over 3 years ago

    This sounds much better than the elusive baseball for people like us from the eastern side of the globe.

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    codycab  over 3 years ago

    Alright! Calvinball! Finally! Let’s grill up some hot dogs.

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    ninjanick101  over 3 years ago

    What a happy ending.

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    GROG Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Calvinball would be far too disorganized for my liking.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 3 years ago

    Disorganised sport it is. Good call Hobbes.

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    Dobby53 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Seems to me that we have all dissolved into a CalvinBall World in 2020. But without the fun.

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    tripwire45  over 3 years ago

    Best game ever.

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    Barry1941  over 3 years ago

    A bit like The Ministry of Silly Walks

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    dflak  over 3 years ago

    Making things up as you go along is one of the best part of being a kid.

    After that, life becomes a reality TV show.

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    jpayne4040  over 3 years ago

    Now for some unorganized fun!

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    chromosome Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Sometimes at picnics there would be softball or volleyball. I never participated… but if they had set up a nice game of Calvinball, I bet I would have enjoyed it immensely, and had a laughing good time!

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    Prey  over 3 years ago

    Make up the rules as you go along? Sounds like marriage from the distaff side!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    As always, rules “Leveling the playing field” just means the important guy can’t run up hill.

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    The Fly Hunter  over 3 years ago

    My wife says baseball would be more interesting if the batters got to choose which way they want to run the bases! And when we watch football and one team decides to punt she asks where the anti-punters are!

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    BiggerNate91  over 3 years ago

    Calvinball is like life. Made up on the spot.

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    Lennia Machen Premium Member over 3 years ago

    … a home-schooler’s favorite!

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    BiathlonNut  over 3 years ago

    We had a version of Calvinball – it was called “Keep Away.” The teachers called it “Kill the Little Fellow” but as a little fellow myself I fully participated, tackling the bullies, dodging until the big fellows dropped from fatigue, and generally causing mayhem amongst those that had caused me harm.

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    swanridge  over 3 years ago

    LOVE it!

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    InuYugiHakusho  over 3 years ago

    Unless I’m mistaken, this is the first appearance of Calvinball in the strip.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 3 years ago

    Nice to see them wearing their masks. Uh, wrong masks.

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    melissalomax1313 creator over 3 years ago

    Reminds me so much of my sister and I making up detailed outside games! So nostalgic, love it <3

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    Tauhid creator over 3 years ago

    When I was a kid I wanted an imaginary friend like Hobbes so bad. I was severely disappointed in all my toys for never springing to life even once.

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    Troglodyte  over 3 years ago

    Go ahead and have a ball, fellas!

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    jmworacle  over 3 years ago

    Amazing what a child’s mind can concieve.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member over 3 years ago

    The funniest thing MAD Magazine ever published was the rules for “43-Man Squamish.”

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    WCraft Premium Member over 3 years ago

    That is how they manage the finances in Illinois. It is called Pritzker Ball. (Formerly known as Blagojevitch Ball)

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    WCraft Premium Member over 3 years ago

    That is how they manage the finances in Illinois. It is called the “Governor’s Ball” (What – you thought that was a coronation dance or something?)

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    Darth Thespian  over 3 years ago

    Glad this story is over. It brought back some bad memories. Like Calvin I was never a fan of playing sports and preferred to spend recess running around and having fun using my imagination. And like Calvin I ended up getting ridiculed for it and at times forced to join the games I didn’t want to play and then further ridiculed because I wasn’t any good at the stupid game I didn’t want to play in the first place.

    I was always that kid who got bullied verbally and sometimes physically (and yes teasing and ridiculing is bullying- verbal abuse is still abuse!) just because I was different and didn’t care for the stereotypical boy stuff like sports. And of course everyone including the adults insisted it was my fault. That I somehow deserved it and that I should just “behave like a normal kid” if I wanted to avoid it. (Which is why some of these comments that are expressing the same attitude are really pissing me off!)

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    liberalnlovinit  over 3 years ago

    MY kind of game!!!

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    K. A. Lucas'95  about 3 years ago

    Calvin’s World Cup Soccer lol!!

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    skepii  about 3 years ago

    Those kids are probably worse if Calvin had a chance to learn

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