February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
It’s amazing Calvin’s parents have survived his childhood — so far.
Oh come on! He’s properly prepared for this!
Moms can be so overprotective.
I’d be really tempted to get a large life insurance policy on that kid and let him at it.
Maybe Mom is worried he’s not wearing a helmet which could save his noggin from fracturing into the pavement underfoot.
I bet Dad would not only let him go ahead with it, but even allow him to bungee jump WITHOUT a cord.
Where DID Calvin get that bungee cord?
Hey, let him jump!! The failure will bring him back down to earth real quick!!
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.
No doubt : Calvin is over-active .
Mom: But your bungee cord is too short. It should be four times as long.
Why are you wearing a bungee cord? and where did you get a bungee cord?
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.
Geez, mom. Stop being such a killjoy…
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. :-)
If at first you don’t succeed, bungee jumping is not for you.
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)
And yet he’s afraid of a bicycle…
Calvin the (mis) adventurer.
The Darwin Award will just have to wait.
I bet that Mom has a few gray hairs.
And the crowd on the sidewalk is shouting: “Jump, jump, jump!”
Back in the 50s, this was only one of many “adventures” we boys would be involved in.
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?”
Well, I suppose Darwin will have to wait a few hours to meet Calvin.
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.
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.
Another good move, Mom.
She’s obviously thinking that they don’t have dental coverage.
I guess Hobbes could not bear to watch (few strips he is not there).
Col. Crittendon: “My mind is like a camera!” Cpl. Newkirk: “Yeah, but how’re y’ fixed for film?” ( Hogan’s Heroes )
“All I ever hear from you is safety, safety, safety! What a horrible mother you are!”
Free bungee jumping lessons – no strings attached!
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.
I love how Mom’s yelling at him in a silent scream while Calvin delivers his point. Priceless!!!
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.
that’s how those K-Mart Blue Light specials end up
The one panel strips are fun. Look at that art!
LOL at the mom, how it looks like she’s arguing and Calvin is talking over her!
Do you guys like the one panel strips or 4 panel strips?
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).
I did it off the garage! Luckily I had a cape on.
With a brat like that, it would be tempting to just look the other way.
I’d be less worried if he didn’t suck at math.
Mom’s gonna have grey hair by her thirties…
Let’s see – two story house with about 10 feet per story – 20 foot jump. What could go wrong? :-)
What could possibly go wrong?!
Mom prevents Calvin from winning the Darwin Award!
In times of crisis: Calvin and Hobbes break.
September 25, 2019