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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 13, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    The kitchen was in need of a renovation anyway.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    where is the mother? how dare she leave her son unsupervised

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    alaskajohn1  4 months ago

    I hope he unplugged the toaster.

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    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member 4 months ago

    Is mom submerged by water ?

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Yeah cuz that’s what all busy dads look forward to when they get home.

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    Teddy √ Ortiz ✔️  4 months ago

    What’s the phone connected to?

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    Timing is everything. And where’s Mom??

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    sirbadger  4 months ago

    Will the phone work in 15 minutes?

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Dad should know by now that if Calvin calls, he should panic.

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    whahoppened  4 months ago

    Must be before “Childproofing” (Is that even possible??)

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    Water mess…

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    JoanHelen  4 months ago

    Hobbes’ tail hasn’t gone all bushy yet so it can’t be an emergency. :)

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    admiree2  4 months ago

    An Emergency or not is merely a perspective in the eyes of the beholder.

    Beyond emergency, as one of six kids, was we “gotta hide out in them dere hills because there’s no way to explain this one.”

    Specifically, I recall a fight as young teenagers where one threw the other straight back into a hallway wall right between the two studs that took out four feet of plaster and board. Had to be pulled out which suspended our “discussion” as enemies became band-of-brothers allies.

    After talking over strategy to avoid the repercussions we had one of us tripping and falling and the other saw it happen. I don’t know how we sold it when they came home but it saved us…for that time.
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    OldIndy  4 months ago

    Sooo…where’s mom?

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    Aussie Down Under  4 months ago

    Where’s his mum? Hope she can swim. For this escapade Calvin may be up the creek without a paddle (unless Mum is into corporal punishment).

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    cubswin2016  4 months ago

    I hope that Dad still has a house when he gets home.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    That last statement had a lot of depth, or it will, eventually. :D

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    Finbar Gurdy  4 months ago

    Wheres mom? Who leaves a 7 year old home alone?

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    dflak  4 months ago

    Ignore previous text message. The situation might not be as bad as previously reported. We might salvage something yet.

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    bbenoit  4 months ago

    Creepy… Last evening I was out mowing the lawn and my wife came out waving her arms for me to come quickly. The kitchen sink drain had loosened and water was pouring out of the cabinet below.

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    Where’s Mom?

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    rhpii  4 months ago

    A couple of years ago my son woke me in the middle of the night with a similar situation in the bathroom. I asked him if he would have waited that long if it had been a fire? I did get two new bathrooms and a new downstairs kitchen from the insurance company.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I suppose using the garbage disposal as a cement mixer is really not a good option.

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    Do NOT use the toaster next to Hobbes!

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    And where is mom at?

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    SunflowerGirl100  4 months ago

    Yes. Plumbing can go wrong really fast. Mom is probably doing something in the back yard, talking to a neighbor or even has run to the store on a quick errand.

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    This was years before “Captain Zap Brannigan” was interrupted by his first officer with “something important”. “Get back to me when it’s an emergency.” (Sound of spacecraft hitting space iceberg.)

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    Ermine Notyours  4 months ago

    Quick! Turn on the garbage disposal.

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    yangeldf  4 months ago

    I see some “shut off the water” comments, but if you look, the faucet isn’t running, Calvin somehow managed to make the sink back up, so this water is coming up from the drain, I’m not even sure how he did that, it might not even be his fault.

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    Dumb Smarto  4 months ago

    I love this arc.

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    DCBakerEsq  4 months ago

    Calvin’s dad is a lawyer. Just sayin’ …

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    Gretchen's Mom  4 months ago

    Where on earth is that boy’s mother?!? Calvin is six years old and ex-tremely ….. imaginative and rambunctious. When you have a kid like that who’s very well known for making his own kind of “fun” when he’s bored that is (or has the potential to be) destructive (even if it isn’t done maliciously on purpose), you can’t take your eyes off them for a single second because anything can, will, and does happen. Case in point: a now-flooded kitchen!

    P.S.: I didn’t have a kid like that but my husband’s sister sure did! Made both Calvin and Dennis the Menace look like absolute ANGELS in comparison to him. Quite frankly, I don’t know how he made it to adulthood without killing himself in the process but somehow, he did! ;-)

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    Stephen Gilberg  4 months ago

    Calvin caused at least four floods in the course of the comic.

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    Travel-Monkey  4 months ago

    If they live in Minnesota (or other northern states) the basement would be full now.

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    sobrown51  4 months ago

    Where’s mom?

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    BluNova  4 months ago

    And mom is…?

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    Lightpainter  4 months ago

    Ok y’all…mom is cleaning up Calvin’s other disaster in the other room!

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    DanWolfie  4 months ago

    Not again! Calvin sure has a knack for causing indoor floods, doesn’t he?

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    InquireWithin  4 months ago

    So crazy to read the comments and consider that this was “normal” parenting just 20-30 years ago, when the strip first ran. It was typical for kids to run around largely left to their own devices all day long during the summer months. Somehow the vast majority managed not to die or cause minor disasters.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 4 months ago

    So they just leave him at home by himself … unsupervised ?!

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    tee929  4 months ago

    Calvin & Hobbes ‘splain Donald Dumpster’s reply to CV-19

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