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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 22, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    Spiff didn’t realize he was headed into occupied territory.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    imagine: being sent home from school because of the coronavirus

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    retrocool  4 months ago

    this is great

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    Alexander the Good Enough  4 months ago

    I thought Calvin had to ride a bus to get to school. Long walk home…

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Zark: The Galaxy’s truant officer.

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    rshive  4 months ago

    Nice try, Spiff.

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    SHIVA  4 months ago

    He should cross over to his other universe, once and for all, end of strip!!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Panel #3 Calvin’s excuse remind me Joliet Jake in front of Carrie Fisher with her gun machine .

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    M2MM  4 months ago

    I love his translation into the whole of Spaceman Spiff, regardless of what happens or what the consequences are.

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    Gracella  4 months ago

    great art

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    Cpeckbourlioux  4 months ago

    (The Doors’ Jim Morrison sang it) “This is the end, my only friend, the end…”

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    KelleySweat  4 months ago

    Well, Spaceman Spiff, face facts: you’re for it! LOL

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    Plumb.Bob  4 months ago

    I went to a Christian school a block from my house. I came home on a 10:00 a.m. break for a project I forgot or something one day and mom was vacuuming. I snuck about without her seeing me and changed the clocks to noon. Then I walked in and told her I was home for lunch. She was shocked but she apologized and set to fixing me food. I couldn’t keep up the charade as I had to be back at school but she laughed. I miss her.

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    Yngvar Følling  4 months ago

    Note that Calvin is merely trying to excuse why he’s home from school. He does not mention anything about Spaceman Spiff or his antics. It’s pretty clear that he understands that that’s just a fantasy. Not like Hobbes whom he insists is real all the time.

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    jpayne4040  4 months ago

    Spaceman Spiff needs better evasive maneuvers.

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    stellanova87  4 months ago

    Ditching school then lying about it? My mom would have paddled me before sending me back to school.

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    ForrestOverin  4 months ago

    “Oh, no! Space pioneer Arnold Scump inadvertently activates warp speed, directly into the sun!”

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    Mom, the Zark Enforcer.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin came home too early and almost caught mom with the gardener.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  4 months ago

    Dear Calvin… Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

    Borrowed from Winston Churchill.

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    Gen.Flashman  4 months ago

    In Austin you have to be 2 or more miles from you home to school to be eligible to ride the bus-we are Texas tough. The distance from your home to a bus stop is 1/4 mile for elementary, 1/2 mile for middle and 1 mile for high school.

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    Fruitfact  4 months ago

    Haha Calvin

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    joefearsnothing  4 months ago

    Spaceman Spiff ain’t so Spiffy after all! ;o]

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    johndifool  4 months ago

    Why didn’t he hide out in his Secret Fortress until school was out [= tree house]?

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    jel354  4 months ago

    The phone call between parents and the school: anathema of every kid.

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    MichaelHelwig  4 months ago

    What, Calvin didn’t think the Zark, er, mom, would be home?

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    DanWolfie  4 months ago

    Calvin should’ve thought up or rehearsed the explanation to the Mom on the way home. Add a little more emotion and leave out the “Uh” and “Um” and maybe she’d buy it. I also get a kick out of how Calvin’s school is just called “Elementary School.”

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    And rumor has it that Zarks hate to be lied to. You’re in for it, Spiff…

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    Leojim  4 months ago

    Rule number one. If you’re going to skip school, do not, I repeat do not go home.

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    BiggerNate91  4 months ago

    The last panel is Calvin’s mom chasing him after she makes the call.

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    Stephen Gilberg  4 months ago

    We know that Calvin typically ignores his common sense, but even for a six-year-old, this is an astounding lack of foresight.

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    josh_bisbee  4 months ago

    If you know at least one parent is at home, and you skip school, DON’T GO HOME. That was a rookie mistake.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    Gas leak? That’s far-t from the truth! :D

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    PaulInMiami  4 months ago

    Ha, I would tell my students, `There is only going to be half a day of school tomorrow morning.`

    After the cheering died down would follow the explanation: `The other half will be in the afternoon.`

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    Dumb Smarto, Watcher of 90’s Animated Television  4 months ago

    There was actually a gas leak at my school once. We didn’t get sent home or even leave the school grounds because of some legal issue. Then we left when some kids fainted. It took PG&E forever to get there and fix it.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    I once left school in the middle of the day. I got into a lot of trouble with my parents. But I was able to walk to from school as a kid then. So with Calvin this may not be as feasible. He’s in hot water for sure though.

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    fix-n-fly  4 months ago

    Well let’s see – causing a disruption at school, leaving school, walking home, telling Mom a lie. I’d say the board of education needs to meet up with Calvin’s seat of learning and review several life lessons here.

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    Imagine a bunch of kids with their wild fantasies boarding the school bus. The school bus must be a hell lot of fun teaming with wild ideas.

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    cleokaya  4 months ago

    Jim Morrison and the Doors playing The End immediately came to mind.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Now he’s learned not to go home when skipping school

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