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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 05, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    Take up golf.

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Looks like we can rule out wrestling as well.

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    Roblox Lover! :P  4 months ago

    Calvin should hire Lio to get an invisible ghost and trip Hobbes up! Or he could just play Calvinball. Either way, it works

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    Alexander the Good Enough  4 months ago

    I never learned that, and I’m here to celebrate…

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  4 months ago

    Or learn that when you’re on defense, you’re supposed to tackle the person with the ball instead of running away from them.

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    marilynnbyerly  4 months ago

    I call it intelligence. If some guy who weighs 150 pounds more than me wants the ball, I’ll hand it to him politely and step out of his way.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Looking at panel #2 he has a great future as high or long jumper .

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    I absolutely hated that stuff they called “sports”. Okay to look at, but I was small, I had (and have) glasses and am best described as ambiklutztrous.

    But I found the answer: I joined the marching band. Even a klutz (with rhythm) can march to the beat on flat ground, and (mostly) the band members were not intent on maiming the misfits. Not a single incident of ben-gay in the shorts, being stuffed into the trash barrel butt-down or having my glasses stolen. It was bliss. Even when we were marching in sub-freezing weather (with sub-freezing instruments, therefore). Compared with the alternative, anyway.

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    Stick with the survival instincts. You’ve got them for a reason.

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    Well he is a tiger when all said and done…

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    PhilipOlson  4 months ago

    The heck with the better part of valor, it is living to fight another day that has me sold on the concept.

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    hariseldon59  4 months ago

    It’s just as well considering the frequency and consequences of concussions in professional football.

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    admiree2  4 months ago

    You might have had a future as a sponsored video game player, Calvin. Just born before your time to make joystick history.

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    jpayne4040  4 months ago

    Don’t sweat it. Sports aren’t for everyone, Calvin. In fact, they aren’t for most people!

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    su43dipta  4 months ago

    You mean your “flight or flight” instincts?

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    Red33410  4 months ago

    “It’s clear a career in sports will elude me until someone teaches me to ignore my survival instincts.”

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    ForrestOverin  4 months ago

    Perhaps a few testosterone injections would help suppress your survival instincts, Calvin! Added bonus: You’d be the only 7 year old around with a mustache.

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    Auntie Socialist  4 months ago

    Six…?

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  4 months ago

    33…27…18… Hey, that’s my locker combination!

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    jel354  4 months ago

    Pounce on that ball, Calvin.

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    gantech  4 months ago

    I actually scored a touchdown that way once. Our quarterback was about to get sacked, did a hail mary, and somehow I wound up with the ball. I saw these living armored vehicles bearing down on me, turned and ran for my life. By sheer dumb luck, I was still holding on tot he ball and just happened to be running in the right direction. I didn’t even know I had done it until I saw the rest of the team cheering. My one and only moment of sports glory, and it was by accident.

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    Indianapolis Smith  4 months ago

    Hmmm… sounds like track. Someone fires a pistol and you run like mad away from it.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Self sacrifice is the hallmark of good teamwork. Just try not to leave a mark in the hall.

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    Me either, and not into sports.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    You will never have a career in any field if you don’t overcome your fear. That’s a Life Lesson…..

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    Don’t despair. A common reaction is to run from a charging tiger.

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    donwestonmysteries  4 months ago

    Stick with your instincts. Hobbes could change the rules any minute and score 6 points off a tackle.

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    Mediatech  4 months ago

    As Sun Tzu said: “Supreme excellence in warfare is to defeat the enemy without fighting.” Well done Hobbes.

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    RobertRomero  4 months ago

    A bit misleading on Calvin’s part. Not every sport involves players deliberately physically attacking each other.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    When it’s time to take a hike…take a hike, Cal.

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    Rose Madder Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin really doesn’t have any athletic skills – he’s more of a ‘talking heads’ type. Maybe he is on ESPN etc. and just changed his name.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  4 months ago

    Said no football player ever.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  4 months ago

    We each survive in our own way.

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    lindz.coop  4 months ago

    Not if you insist on playing with a tiger.

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    swarms17  4 months ago

    I want to know the numbers.What are they for ?

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