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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 19, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 2 months ago

    I hope there are 5 moons for the 6th planet so he has a shot at getting the right answer.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  2 months ago

    So it’s Saturn. Easy question, on to the next one!

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    codycab  2 months ago

    And of course, Calvin wastes more time with his imagination.

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    Space_Owl on GoComics  2 months ago

    I know this one! I KNOW THIS ONE!

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    SHIVA  2 months ago

    When the heat is on (like all the time), he goes to his stand-by fantasy!!

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    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member 2 months ago

    Go with your immagination , Calvin !

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    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member 2 months ago

    Problem solved : 65

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    rklynch  2 months ago

    Your brain going into gridlock while taking a math test…. If I had a dime for every time this has happened to me when I was in school, I’d have a lot of dimes, put it that way….

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    nsr60  2 months ago

    Susie is getting rich off Calvin this month.

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    in.amongst  2 months ago

    That is a spiffing response, dear Calvin.

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    RobertaSweat  2 months ago

    Leave Calvin alone for ten seconds & he spaces out (no pun intended!) quicker than Walter Mitty. Focus, Calvin, FOCUS! lol

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    Baarorso  2 months ago

    You boasted you knew the answers Calvin, now put up or shut up! ;D

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    Guilty Bystander  2 months ago

    Wouldn’t the 11th planet of the Mysterio System be more appropriate?

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 2 months ago

    So they didn’t double the bet (according to Calvin) from 25 to 35 cents? Suzie missed a chance. Or she took pity on him.

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    ninjanick101  2 months ago

    From overconfident to overpressured in an instant.

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    JoanHelen  2 months ago

    Calvin is a typical example of a little boy who is not ready for school yet. It has been proved that boys learn differently to girls. If fact there is a private school in our area that focuses on the ways boy learn and all their teaching methods are based on that.

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    kathleenhicks62  2 months ago

    He needs to learn how to count with his fingers (under the desk).

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    rshive  2 months ago

    Very quietly humming, it would seem.

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    Aussie Down Under  2 months ago

    Suzie is a “shoe in” to win the bet.

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    jpayne4040  2 months ago

    Spaceman Spiff is about to fail his easiest mission yet!

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    Calvinist1966  2 months ago

    Someone said recently that this is the Bats Essay story arc again. It’s actually closer to the baseball story arc from earlier this year right down to the Spaceman Spiff distraction subplot. In both story arcs, Calvin doesn’t want to take part in something but then becomes overconfident.

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    dcdete.  2 months ago

    Amazingly the sixth planet of the Mysterio system looks exactly like the fifth planet of the Solar system, but how is that going to help him ace the maths test? Oh I get it, Calvin thinks 6+5 actually reads 6&5.

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    biglar  2 months ago

    Well, at least he STARTED with the right attitude. Whenever I’d help my kids with math, I’d tell them that you have to be confident because math problems can smell fear.

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    VegaAlopex  2 months ago

    Could Spaceman Spiff be approaching the sixth planet of the Hoth System to join the rebels?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 2 months ago

    …aaaand here we go. I wonder if astronauts actually ever use algebra when they are in space. I mean really, what are they doing up there, balancing their check books?

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    dave1960  2 months ago

    Nooooooooooo

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    uniquename  2 months ago

    He needs his dad’s pennies.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  2 months ago

    While Spaceman Spiff approaches the sixth planet of the Mysterio System, Calvin is orbiting the seventh planet of the solar system.

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    KEA  2 months ago

    I had a math student like that, well; she actually mastered all the math, but she was so creative that her mind would wander and she’d do lousy on tests. It was very hard to give her an appropriate grade. (first time I began to think portfolio grades might be worthwhile)

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    gantech  2 months ago

    Easy! The answer is Charles Dickens!

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    M2MM  2 months ago

    As Spaceman Spiff, Calvin tends to overthink a problem. :D

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    Vangoghdog01  2 months ago

    Test Block the bane of memorizing when you should learn.

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    tddrmchl  2 months ago

    Danger! Danger!

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    cubswin2016  2 months ago

    The answer is obviously 42 since it is the answer to everything.

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    MichaelHelwig  2 months ago

    I’m glad Star Trek didn’t name their planets like Spiff does.

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    Diat60  2 months ago

    Reality bites – again.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 2 months ago

    Calvin’s parents should be investigated by family services. Kid needs to be treated for his severe ADHD.

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    kab2rb  2 months ago

    Okay now off on adventure of not math, did not take long.

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    Omniman  2 months ago

    oh no! Spaceman Spiff is terrible at math!

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    SunflowerGirl100  2 months ago

    Calvin should have brought a pocketful of pennies to school. Then he could lay out six pennies and five more and then count them.

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    DanWolfie  2 months ago

    Yep, that’s pretty much what would typically happen when taking a quiz/test in school. Even if I studied, my mind would go blank just as I’m starting it…

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    BalognaVirus  2 months ago

    Looks like Calvin is headed for another “add-monition” from his teacher.

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    dv1093  2 months ago

    Yeah, that would be my son taking a math test without his meds.

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    oldsmkysyvr  2 months ago

    No wonder that in the 10 years this comic strip ran that Calvin never advanced to the next grade.

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    jslabotnik  2 months ago

    they have a star system named after a professional wrestler?

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    33Angel  2 months ago

    That didn’t take long…

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    Spacetech  2 months ago

    Five more to go

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    DCBakerEsq  2 months ago

    Math is for people who aren’t smart enough to hire people who are good at math.

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    Stephen Gilberg  2 months ago

    This must be why we never saw Calvin’s dad tutor him again: Doing so only builds his confidence, not his competence.

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    Masked Pup  2 months ago

    6+5 apparently= to space

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    Ermine Notyours  2 months ago

    This answer goes up to eleven.

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    StackableContainers  2 months ago

    From things he says and references, Calvin’s knowledge of science, history, literature, politics, and archeology (dinosaurs), combined with his vocabulary are frequently at a college level. Is math the only thing he is bad at?

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  2 months ago

    Calvin is never going to persuade the teacher that he means his answers literally.

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    fixed in post  2 months ago

    I wonder what his spacecraft is humming.

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    djtenltd  2 months ago

    OKAY! HERE WE GO!

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    random gamer  2 months ago

    Susie: ka-ching

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    Egad Rad  2 months ago

    11! Took me like two seconds to figure it out.

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    wkanyc  2 months ago

    Ha ha ha

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    Comicgeek  2 months ago

    Not as easy as you thought ha Calvin?

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    I already have a feeling that Susie will win this one

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