Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 21, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 months ago

    Dad should be happy that Calvin has a skill set that can get him a job in the future — making fake polls.

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    krajesh  9 months ago

    He’s ready for a $250k Data Science job

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    Space_Owl on GoComics   9 months ago

    Calvin would do well in politics. He’s doing better at six than most of the people now are doing in their forties, fifties, sixties, seventies.


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    codycab  9 months ago

    And yet he doesn’t bother with his homework.

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    Bilan  9 months ago

    Apparently the chart’s X A.D.A.R. axis is bedtime and the Y A.D.A.R. axis is the dad’s rating. Makes me wonder, is the mean a bad thing or just the average? Is the mode a common number or a bedtime story?

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    Alexander the Good Enough  9 months ago

    At the age of six I knew from nothing about X & Y axes…

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    Kymberleigh  9 months ago

    And back when this strip was new (1990) Calvin didn’t even have Excel to help him make those.

    (Excel for Windows had been introduced three years earlier but we have seen that Calvin’s family did not have a home computer.)

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    ninjanick101  9 months ago

    It is summer vacation after all. A later bedtime won’t hurt him.

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    orinoco womble  9 months ago

    And yet in school he’s terrible with numbers.

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    Baarorso  9 months ago

    Calvin if you keep on doing this, you’ll be one heckuva spin doctor when you grow up..;D

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    SHIVA  9 months ago

    Another con job that doesn’t go anywhere.

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    Mr_Cool  9 months ago

    Does making polls build character?

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    fuzzbucket  9 months ago

    The kid’ll be a powerhouse when he’s got his law or business degree.

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    rshive  9 months ago

    Polls will “reveal” anything. If you poll the right people,

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    dave1960  9 months ago

    All that work and Dad’s not buying it, homework is only fun when it gives you an instant advantage…

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    enigmamz  9 months ago

    Dad, at least he’s not trying to see the inside of the car using a chainsaw…

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    jagedlo  9 months ago

    Can you imagine how amazing Calvin would be if he applied the same work ethic to other things?

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    Calvin’s future is well charted.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Calvin has a future in business. Executives love charts.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  9 months ago

    Calvin has an axis to grind.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 9 months ago

    More convincing than many presentations I’ve sat through!

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    MichaelHelwig  9 months ago

    He sure spends longer on the charts than on homework.

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    djtenltd  9 months ago

    I agree with his dad. Calvin spends more time drawing up idiotic charts than he does doing his homework!

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    Whatcouldgowrong  9 months ago

    Calvin understands percentages? If he can convert a percentage to both a fraction and a decimal, he’s way ahead of most adults. And if he can figure out both a percent increase AND a percent decrease, well, he’s right up there with Einstein.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  9 months ago

    Dad is wondering I’m sure why Calvin doesn’t work this hard on his homework.

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    admiree2  9 months ago

    So, now we learn that Calvin is a guru of economics and polling. Excellent!

    Next series of graphs should show the reasons that, instead of raising the allowance for work done, Dad should just hand over a signed check to Calvin for existing. Follow up by having Dad call the other household and telling them that they are socialists because they want to give away Calvin’s check.

    Yes, I got a Calvin check this past spring and used it immediately. It was the patriotic thing to do.

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    kab2rb  9 months ago

    Now apply that much effort in school.

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    Bruce388  9 months ago

    Since Calvin’s relations with other six-year-olds appears to be either non-existent or hostile, I’m guessing his sample size was one.

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    RobertRomero  9 months ago

    Amazing that Calvin can plot curves and calculate percentages, but can’t add 4 + 3.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 9 months ago

    Dad approval rating is higher than the percentage of that rapper who competes for the Office .

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    Stephen Gilberg  9 months ago

    Unless Hobbes is also six or Calvin used the duplicator again, the plural is a lie.

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    pbehnken  9 months ago

    I want to know how Dad gets an approval rating of just under 10% with a single respondent. Gotta be either 0% or 100%. Clearly rigged.

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    bryan42  9 months ago

    My uncle and his daughter we both big fans of C&H. She pulled these “Dad Poll” charts on her pop a couple of times, much to his amusement.

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    Mediatech  9 months ago

    100% of Dads with a son named Calvin don’t care about their approval rating.

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    Calvin  9 months ago

    Me – some years ago

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    fix-n-fly  9 months ago

    Dad – Calvin has found his niche – get him a job doing this and have him pay rent.

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    lordhoff  9 months ago

    My goodness! Looks like Calvin will end up as either a journalist or A Democrat politician.

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    jamessveta  9 months ago

    A future CNN employee in the making.

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    hagarthehorrible  9 months ago

    This kid belongs to the boardroom wizardry. A typical CEO with charts, trends and solutions bundled up together. Cant wait to see him grow up.

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