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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 08, 2020

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    Prescott_Philosopher   3 months ago

    “Oh PLEASE DON’T GO”.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    I guess Calvin didn’t hear the classroom announcement of parent/teacher conference (too distracted being Spaceman Spiff or whatever).

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    codycab  3 months ago

    Calvin cannot win at this, can he?

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    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member 3 months ago

    Miss Wormwood will take a whole morning to explain mom how good Calvin is as a student .

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    SHIVA  3 months ago

    Pure BS, you little troll!!

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 3 months ago

    I guess it’s Mom’s turn because Dad is “working late” tonight.

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    Lightpainter  3 months ago

    Great emotional contrast Calvin undergoes in panel 2 vs panel 3!

    Calvin never thinks things through.

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    Guilty Bystander  3 months ago

    Even though it’s been five decades since I sat in a grade school classroom, that same gnawing feeling in my stomach showed up with the words “Parent-Teacher Conference.” A feeling that also showed up when I had to bring my report card home. Doing homework once or twice a month will do that.

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    bluram  3 months ago

    Sorry Calvin but the jig’s up.

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    dlkrueger33  3 months ago

    In the second panel, the verbiage sounds very much like Trump.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 3 months ago

    The star Wormwood portends the end of the world, I guess for Calvin this will be true metaphorically.

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    Calvinist1966  3 months ago

    On Saturday, I reminded you all that Susie had once told Hobbes “You make a good double agent”. I’ve since considered that Bill Watterson also used Calvin as a double agent. He sometimes used Calvin to forcefully state his own opinions – especially regarding the environment – and other times used Calvin as a spokesperson for views that he wanted to ridicule. In the latter case, another character (such as Hobbes) would voice Bill’s real opinion.

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    Sometimes when Calvin shows his reactions of fear and anger, it’s hoped that he never sees the episode of Twilight Zone’s “It’s A Good Life”. He might learn how to duplicate the ability. Probably get very crowded quickly with teachers, parents and others in authority.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member 3 months ago

    Poor Miss Wormwood. She’s probably in her thirties. Teaching Calvin can do that to you.

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    CalvinJohnston  3 months ago

    my name is calvin and my mom bought me a hobbs toy like 8 years ago, and he sleeps with me every night

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    Troglodyte  3 months ago

    Your a$$ is grass, kiddo! :D

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    Tentoes  3 months ago

    And don’t forget PTA nights. Not always a good scene for parents to meet the teacher!

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    gantech  3 months ago

    Wait till she sees the 4-inch thick binder Miss Wormwood has on him.

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    rshive  3 months ago

    Keep trying, Calvin. Maybe some day something will work.

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    BiggerNate91  3 months ago

    Fun fact: This arc features the first mention of the Noodle Incident.

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    WilliamDavenport  3 months ago

    is this just a reupload?

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    KevDoneIt  3 months ago

    an old question – Why isn’t phonics spelled like it sounds?

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    dougsathome  3 months ago

    Yeah, don’t go – Miss Wormwood doesn’t wear a mask.

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    DanWolfie  3 months ago

    Parent-teacher conferences already?! But the school year just started for Calvin!

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    Miss Wormwood said I was so good …

    Boy, talk about tall tales!

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    dimndno  3 months ago

    “I’ve been so good the teacher said we won’t need a conference til I’m 21!”

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    josh_bisbee  3 months ago

    This arc had a lot of potential, but I think it fell flat.

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    ThePersonOnGoComics  3 months ago

    Is Miss Wormwood a refrence to Matilda by Roald Dahl?

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    hagarthehorrible  3 months ago

    Yes, Ms Wormwood would have much to tell about Calvin. Ms Wormwood may be a bookworm. But calvin doesn’t need opinions from teachers. He is outright bright and education seems to dim his brilliance.

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