February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Let’s hope there is no life on those planets.
what a strong, little spacecraft Spiff has to tow something that huge
The planet, anchor, rope, and ship are all made of “can take any stress” Unobtanium".
And the two planets on colliding, they fragment into 11 asteroids.
Looks like Susie’s about to wi 25 cents. Assuming Calvin doesn’t welch on the bet.
That’s a pretty unusual thing to do for a space hero.
An anchor, with a spaceship?
“Hurling toward Planet 5?” There were a few parties in my distant past where I felt like that.
Boy, it’s sure taking a long, convoluted process to add 6+5. Susie may win the bet after all.
I’m glad I finally got an explanation for the premise of the movie “When Worlds Collide”.
The answer is to turn the accelerator up to 11.
This system is right next to Duck Dodger’s Planets A through X. Maybe Spiff can find some Eludium Phosdex, the Shaving Cream molecule.
Sometimes the incongruities in Calvin and Hobbes are a riot unto themselves. That Spaceman Spiff would keep an 18th century iron boat anchor on board his high-tech space vessel is just too much fun for words.
In the words of Khan Noonien Singh…
“THIS IS Planet FIVE! Planet Six exploded six months after you towed it here!”
I still don’t see how he’s going to get 11 out of this.
The suspense…! The suspense!!! Its…unbearable!
“This is Ceti-Alpha 5!!!”
Calvin’s math quiz is headed for interplanetary doom!
Spiff’s ship is about to be shot down.
It is easier to stay still and move the universe around you.
That’s a strong anchor and rope!
The school year is going to be over before Calvin gets an answer to this math problem.
How much time is Calvin wasting on that math test?
42. The answer is 42.
For being just a simple daily strip the art work is awesome, the anchor, the knot on the rope, the rubble where the anchor dug in, every panel is from a different perspective. The art work almost tells the story without the words.
The suspense is just killing me….
Sometime, in the not too distant future, a customer is waiting for Calvin to make change. He has no idea what machinations are required and tells him to keep the change. 20 years later Calvin is rich from all the change he has kept. Life is funny that way.
Eee! Leave enough to count the pieces! ☺
Planet 5 from Outer Space. Plan 9 was the worst movie ever made.
Maybe it’s just cartoon physics. But Planet 5 seems to be larger than Planet 6. This is after all the Mysterio planetary system.
This is going to be interesting as to how this turns out.
I’m thinking there is going to be no addition here but a negative outcome!
Making a new planet? This one goes to 11.
Wasn’t this in some Bruce Willis movie?
he’s using up all his time on one question….we all see where this went back in 1985
Like I said before, Calvin puts so much energy into his overactive imagination instead trying to figure out a simple math equation! But I guess that’s what makes Calvin, Calvin.
If memory serves me, I think he will actually.come.with the.correct anwser.
Methinks he needs a slightly larger gauge of rope…
I like the line about how Spaceman Spiff “downshifts and guns the motor”! Yep, those old 4-speed spacecraft could really haul the mail!
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Hopefully they are crushed to eleven pieces!
Hurtling! Hurling is what happens when I read misspelled comic captions…
Why would a spaceship have gears that need to be shifted?
Impercetabily seems an interesting word rarely used. Apart from arithmetic this comic strip also enriches our vocab. Kudos to BW.
Another thought on my part … perhaps Spaceman Spiff needs an overthruster and help from the black lectroids.
What? Is Calvin’s tractor beam broken?
you can do it calvin
September 25, 2019