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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 04, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s amazing Calvin’s parents have survived his childhood — so far.

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    Space_Owl on GoComics  4 months ago

    Oh come on! He’s properly prepared for this!

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    Prescott_Philosopher   4 months ago

    Moms can be so overprotective.

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    marilynnbyerly  4 months ago

    I’d be really tempted to get a large life insurance policy on that kid and let him at it.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Maybe Mom is worried he’s not wearing a helmet which could save his noggin from fracturing into the pavement underfoot.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  4 months ago

    I bet Dad would not only let him go ahead with it, but even allow him to bungee jump WITHOUT a cord.

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Where DID Calvin get that bungee cord?

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    SHIVA  4 months ago

    Hey, let him jump!! The failure will bring him back down to earth real quick!!

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    Have you ever been hit by the suddenly un-bent end of a bungee cord that was overstressed? I highly recommend against it. Fortunately, it got me in the thigh, not the eye.

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    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member 4 months ago

    No doubt : Calvin is over-active .

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Mom: But your bungee cord is too short. It should be four times as long.

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    su43dipta  4 months ago

    Why are you wearing a bungee cord? and where did you get a bungee cord?

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    orinoco womble  4 months ago

    Blast from the past, when a neighbour kid did a Superman leap (cape and all) off the kitchen roof. He was lucky, only broke his arm. It was only one storey, but still. His mom was so scared she went quiet, it was the doctor who scolded him all the time he was setting and plastering his arm.

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    rklynch  4 months ago

    Geez, mom. Stop being such a killjoy…

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    jpayne4040  4 months ago

    Instead of the fake cord, Calvin should try a large inflated mat. People who jump off the roof in videos end up okay when jumping into those. :-)

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    Mr_Cool  4 months ago

    If at first you don’t succeed, bungee jumping is not for you.

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    jagedlo  4 months ago

    Reminds me of the Jeff Foxworthy bit about how they figure out how long to make the cord for the first bungee jump at a new place (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjXANUoTRhc it’s at 2:55)

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    And yet he’s afraid of a bicycle…

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Calvin the (mis) adventurer.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  4 months ago

    The Darwin Award will just have to wait.

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    cubswin2016  4 months ago

    I bet that Mom has a few gray hairs.

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    Whatcouldgowrong  4 months ago

    And the crowd on the sidewalk is shouting: “Jump, jump, jump!”

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    chick485  4 months ago

    Back in the 50s, this was only one of many “adventures” we boys would be involved in.

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    ahem Premium Member 4 months ago

    I think this strip was made long before bungee jumping became popular or was even much known about. In fact i’d like to imagine that Watterson wasn’t even aware of it and just got the idea while using a bungee cord to help pack his car for a trip…“hmm, let’s see, what might Calvin do with something like this?”

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well, I suppose Darwin will have to wait a few hours to meet Calvin.

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    NRHAWK Premium Member 4 months ago

    John Pinette has one of the best comedy routines on the subject. Hell, I’m HALO certified and I refuse to trust my life to a rubber string.

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    colddonkey  4 months ago

    After being a long time reader of the Reddit WCGW section sadly there are many many kids in the world that would want to try this.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    Another good move, Mom.

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    swanridge  4 months ago

    She’s obviously thinking that they don’t have dental coverage.

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    jel354  4 months ago

    I guess Hobbes could not bear to watch (few strips he is not there).

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    jrankin1959  4 months ago

    Col. Crittendon: “My mind is like a camera!” Cpl. Newkirk: “Yeah, but how’re y’ fixed for film?” ( Hogan’s Heroes )

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    ForrestOverin  4 months ago

    “All I ever hear from you is safety, safety, safety! What a horrible mother you are!”

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    Earnestly Frank  4 months ago

    Free bungee jumping lessons – no strings attached!

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    Calvin, now that we know that you survived, look up the phrase “jump to a conclusion”…your attempt may have made for a great example.

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    33Angel  4 months ago

    I love how Mom’s yelling at him in a silent scream while Calvin delivers his point. Priceless!!!

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    I remember when most kids fell or jumped off a single-story roof at least once. We didn’t have bungee cords, just “Superman” sheet capes. Of course, now most kids would land on concrete and live in multi-story dwellings.

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    VickiP123  4 months ago

    that’s how those K-Mart Blue Light specials end up

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    BiggerNate91  4 months ago

    The one panel strips are fun. Look at that art!

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    DanWolfie  4 months ago

    LOL at the mom, how it looks like she’s arguing and Calvin is talking over her!

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    That one random picture not on the internet  4 months ago

    Do you guys like the one panel strips or 4 panel strips?

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    Guy Steele Premium Member 4 months ago

    Don’t overlook Watterson’s brilliant use of perspective (and a certain amount of cheating on the size of Calvin and his mom compared to the house—enough to draw attention, not enough to be obtrusive).

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    gbars70  4 months ago

    I did it off the garage! Luckily I had a cape on.

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    Boise Ed Premium Member 4 months ago

    With a brat like that, it would be tempting to just look the other way.

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    Stephen Gilberg  4 months ago

    I’d be less worried if he didn’t suck at math.

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    craigwestlake  4 months ago

    Mom’s gonna have grey hair by her thirties…

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    fix-n-fly  4 months ago

    Let’s see – two story house with about 10 feet per story – 20 foot jump. What could go wrong? :-)

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member 4 months ago

    What could possibly go wrong?!

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member 4 months ago

    Mom prevents Calvin from winning the Darwin Award!

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    JewelA.Lee  4 months ago

    In times of crisis: Calvin and Hobbes break.

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