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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 30, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 3 months ago

    Glad to see Calvin didn’t suffocate and is still alive.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    I hope Bill wasn’t foreseeing 11 Sept. 2001 then.

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    jagedlo  3 months ago

    A little different to have a strip without Hobbes in it…

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    codycab  3 months ago

    What? No dogfight?

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    eromlig  3 months ago

    Where’s co-pilot Hobbes?

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    SHIVA  3 months ago

    Hard to find this funny, given ANY midair collision is tragic & devastating!!!

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    nomad  3 months ago

    so she left him in the car while shopping…I hope it wasn’t a warm day…

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    Guilty Bystander  3 months ago

    You can tell this cartoon came out 30 years ago. If a 6-year-old kid had been left alone in a car in a parking lot in 2020, Mom would’ve been greeted by cops and CPS workers when she got back from the store.

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    The concerned citizen has become more aware of kids and pets in parking lot cars. Unfortunately there is that element that can not discern what is safe and what needs intervention.

    My experience was to be met by a store employee when I returned as she was walking away from my car. She told me that a woman had reported my us because our dog was in the car. They told her that they did not believe security or the police were needed.

    It was 70 deg, all windows were 4” down, and the roof was retracted two feet. Plus we were getting shade on the back half of the car because we had a space against the building. Sometimes saner heads do prevail.

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    Dobby53 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I love the attention to weird, small details – the stewardess- frilly slip.

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    jpayne4040  3 months ago

    LOL! With a couple of small toys and a huge imagination Calvin is having a blast! Reminds me when I could do the same thing!

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    e.groves  3 months ago

    She’s lucky the car is still there.

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    dflak  3 months ago

    Flying: hours and hours of boredom punctuated with moments of sheer terror.

    It would always upset my passengers when I’d stand the plane up on a wingtip and yell, “Tora, tora, tora” just before entering a vertical dive. I miss standing on the rudder pedals, watching the altimeter unwind like a cooling fan.

    And now you know why I don’t fly for the airlines. I don’t like to fly straight and level – they prefer I would not do otherwise.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Gun the engines.”

    I wonder if that expression appears anywhere in official pilot training manuals?

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    cubswin2016  3 months ago

    Mom got back just in time.

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    WilliamMedlock  3 months ago

    Planes don’t take off and land in opposite directions.

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    sheilag  3 months ago

    Looks like Calvin has a DC-10 and a 727… but that 727 looks pretty huge vs. my memories of riding in them long, long ago… ;-)

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    gantech  3 months ago

    Another example of the importance of keeping ADHD minds engaged.

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    johndifool  3 months ago

    Calvin must have just bought Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 & is running it on his laptop.

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    dflak  3 months ago

    1919 Flying Regulations

    https://fineartamerica.com/featured/1919-flying-regulations-poster-kevin-mccarthy.html

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    mkd_1218  3 months ago

    Love today’s example of a child’s imagination. Reminded me of a time my first son, at age 4, recounted his fight with a bear on the levee behind our house. Miss that little guy.

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    Plods with ... Premium Member 3 months ago

    I was in the one coming in for a landing in Cleveland. We had to do a quick aborted landing. The pilot came on to explain what had happened and she was NOT happy.

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    BiggerNate91  3 months ago

    Am I missing something here? What’s this about not being allowed to leave kids in the car?

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    “Oh, the humanity!”

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    AndrewSihler  3 months ago

    Mr Watterson loves to draw, that’s obvious, and it’s a treat when he really lets himself go on the Sunday comix, all the detail and complex perspective and so on and on.

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    oldsmkysyvr  3 months ago

    Come on now folks. Do you think some idiot is going to read a comic and then deduce it’s okay to leave your toddlers alone in a car while they toss back a couple cocktails?

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  3 months ago

    Calvin may be small, but he has a unique universe inside his mind.

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    mikepr423  3 months ago

    Maybe that is what she was hoping!

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    Edward Rozanski Premium Member 3 months ago

    Do they have booster seats in airplane cockpits?

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    JoJoline  3 months ago

    If the other aircraft is cleared to land on the same runway he’s taking off from, it would be behind him, not coming towards him. Not a problem.

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    Connie.Shearer  3 months ago

    Oh, how I loved to fly in 727’s! And for the same reasons that a lot of people hated them: you’d feel every little thing, bump and motion; you really knew you were flying and not riding on some bus, and they were so maneuverable! They were the sports cars of long distance travel. :-D

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