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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 22, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

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

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    imagine: being sent home from school because of the coronavirus

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    retrocool  over 1 year ago

    this is great

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 1 year ago

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

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    codycab  over 1 year ago

    Zark: The Galaxy’s truant officer.

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    rshive  over 1 year ago

    Nice try, Spiff.

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    SHIVA  over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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

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    M2MM  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    great art

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    Cpeckbourlioux  over 1 year ago

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

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    KelleySweat  over 1 year ago

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

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    Plumb.Bob  over 1 year 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  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    Spaceman Spiff needs better evasive maneuvers.

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    stellanova87  over 1 year ago

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

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    ForrestOverin  over 1 year ago

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

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    Mom, the Zark Enforcer.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member over 1 year ago

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

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 1 year 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  over 1 year 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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    joefearsnothing  over 1 year ago

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

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    johndifool  over 1 year ago

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

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    jel354  over 1 year ago

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

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    MichaelHelwig  over 1 year ago

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

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    DanWolfie  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

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

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    Leojim  over 1 year ago

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

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    BiggerNate91  over 1 year ago

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

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 1 year 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  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

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

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    PaulInMiami  over 1 year 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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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year 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  over 1 year 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  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

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

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 1 year ago

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

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