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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 10, 2020

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  9 months ago

    shoot the bicycle where, Calvin? its frame is metal and the gun’s bullets are metal; they’ll just ricochet

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 9 months ago

    Better have two more lateral wheels .

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    Space_Owl on GoComics   9 months ago

    C’mon Dad! This is war we’re talking about!

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    SHIVA  9 months ago

    Put training wheels on it!!! Simple!!

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 months ago

    How about if you use a tranquilizer instead?

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    Ravenswing  9 months ago

    Riiiight, because Dad’s going to let CALVIN, of all people, know where he keeps the gun.

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    RobertRomero  9 months ago

    I’m fascinated at Watterson’s depiction of the endless ways that Calvin evades (or at least tries to evade) reality. “I’m not afraid of or incapable of riding a bike! It’s a monster!”.

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    ninjanick101  9 months ago

    Forget rifles, how about a spike strip?

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    Baarorso  9 months ago

    Those bruises are good for you Calvin. Falling down when learning to ride a bike (all together now) builds character! ;D

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    drogers30  9 months ago

    I remember when I first learned how to ride a bike I rode straight into a Rose bush.

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    jpayne4040  9 months ago

    There is a nice little invention called “training wheels” that you can use. Makes learning to ride a bike a lot easier and much less painful!

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    Calvinist1966  9 months ago

    I like Dad’s repeating his previous statement as a fact not as a question. “You fell off?”. “You fell off.”

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    Alexander the Good Enough  9 months ago

    Considering how Calvin rides his wagon, he’d be suicide on a bike…

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    VVVVW  9 months ago

    You should try a quadricycle first.

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    Painted Wolf  9 months ago

    remember folks, almost all modern bicycles are what were once called ‘safety bicycles’ because they were and are safer to ride than older bicycles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_bicycle

    Calvin on a penny-farthing bike would be a sight to behold. Though he probably couldn’t reach the pedals.

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    cubswin2016  9 months ago

    I remember this scene on M*A*S*H where Colonel Potter shot his jeep when Frank Burns destroyed it with a tank.

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    ForrestOverin  9 months ago

    “You… FELL OFF.”

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    Shooting doesn’t work, Calvin. Neither does hanging, nor even your favoured flamethrower…what you need is a powerful gas-cutter!

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 9 months ago

    I was pretty lucky, took to it right away. Of course I was 27, but still.

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    rawalko  9 months ago

    You’d think Calvin would know by know whether or not his dad had guns.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Perhaps the bicycle has a ‘Christine’ complex. Remember that movie?

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    MichaelHelwig  9 months ago

    Boy Calvin sure doesn’t take responsibility very well. I wonder if he’s been watching Trump’s news conferences.

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    Whatcouldgowrong  9 months ago

    Given the choice, I would live in Calvin’s world. Much better story than “I fell off.” Who would want to listen to that?

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    rshive  9 months ago

    Calvin and Dad live in different worlds.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  9 months ago

    One of Watterson’s arcs about Calvin not being able to ride a bike. I understand not everyone can. But when you have an imagination like Calvin does . . .

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    carlzr  9 months ago

    This reminds me of Charlie Brown’s struggles with his kite.

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    jrankin1959  9 months ago

    You ever notice Calvin never watches westerns or wants to play cowboy?

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    grapefroot  9 months ago

    We’ve never seen Calvin in a cast or with injuries that would take him to an emergency room. Given his list of activities, that’s quite the miracle

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    kathleenhicks62  9 months ago

    Kind of a drama king you think?

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    KEA  9 months ago

    and he survived … despite no helmet … hmmm

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    willie_mctell  9 months ago

    My first bicycle ran me into a telephone pole.

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    DanWolfie  9 months ago

    I know what that’s sometimes like when speaking with my parents. It’s as Calvin said earlier, “Even though we’re both talking English, we’re not speaking the same language.”

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    mistercatworks  9 months ago

    You must learn to think like a bicycle, little one. Roll like a bicycle, dream like a bicycle – become the Bicycle Whisperer. Or get a whip and chair.

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    DCBakerEsq  9 months ago

    I miss my banana seat.

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    yangeldf  9 months ago

    There is one thing I can’t stand about how Calvin’s dad tries to teach him how to ride a bike, that “balance takes practice” BS. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to balance a stationary bike, a bike can only be effectively balanced when it’s moving, the torque of the rotating wheels holds it up like a gyroscope.

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    admiree2  9 months ago

    Well Calvin, you can go back to the tricycle now or wait about +/-70 years if you still want to bike around the neighborhood.

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    Lightpainter  9 months ago

    It IS dumb they don’t have training wheels on the bike.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  9 months ago

    I had that once. Dam 900 ccs put m in the hospital for 3 months.

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    Lambeth777  9 months ago

    For some , nothing hurts more than wounded pride.

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member 9 months ago

    1944 I was given a cousin’s bike. It was repainted, & had large blocks for pedals so I could reach them. What a great feeling to finally balance on a bike, & freedom to roam my Chatham NJ neighborhood. A few years later I didn’t need the blocks on pedals. Got a siren for a Birthday present. Pull a chain & it rubbed on front wheel. Used it to chase down ice cream vendor’s truck. One day local police wasn’t impressed & told me to take it off.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0liWES6qgxjRnNKVnRteGhLZ3M/view?usp=sharing

    My parent’s treasured Bridge playing cards couldn’t be replaced during WW2. Using a wood clothes pin to hold a card next to spokes made a wonderful motor sound against the wheel spokes. May parents made very loud non-motor sounds of anger when they found out what happened to once crisp easy to shuffle cards.

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    rklynch  9 months ago

    Not only does balancing take practice, it also builds character… ;-)

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    Night-Gaunt49  9 months ago

    “A thing about machines.”

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    rob mccallum Premium Member 9 months ago

    My older brothers were somewhat less helpful than Calvin’s dad when I tried to learn to ride a bike. they thought letting the cattle out of the pasture to chase me while i tried to learn to balance would encourage me to master bike riding faster. It’s been over 40 years and i still can’t ride a bike. Of course these were the same brothers who tried to teach me to swim by throwing me into the lake off a dock , then waiting until i was going down for the third time before pulling me out. They still don’t understand why i’m afraid of the water.

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    hagarthehorrible  9 months ago

    Try learning to cycle without whining and the humble cycle will take you to places where you would enjoy much more. Learning to cycle is one of the best feelings we have as adults.

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    lindz.coop  9 months ago

    Dad just does not understand…..

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    doodoofart  2 months ago

    he hurt himself on his birthday

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