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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 23, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 6 months ago

    The vassals definitely considered it futile.

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    Space_Owl on GoComics   6 months ago

    It’ll never make sense, Calvin.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  6 months ago

    Write about the dinosaurs instead.

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    thepinkbaroness  6 months ago

    Oh, it’s futile, all right.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    if only Calvin had a dictionary

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    codycab  6 months ago

    Yet another fail.

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    GreasyOldTam  6 months ago

    Wait til he hears about anarcho-syndicalism. Which I didn’t know was a real thing until I had to look up the spelling.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago

    Write about Knights and Madonnas .

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    in.amongst  6 months ago

    I like your history better, Calvin. (given that any & everyone is rushing to rewrite history – NYT Project1619, anyone!?!)

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Serfs Up!”

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    ekke  6 months ago

    Sure, it was feudal. They were feuding all the time!

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    Why in the WORLD was the Middle Ages full of feuds?

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    Kind&Kinder  6 months ago

    All systems wind up being futile!

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    dave1960  6 months ago

    The serfs are revolting, they don’t smell too good either…

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    Life is futile, and then a tiger eats you.

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    jpayne4040  6 months ago

    Though Hobbes is right, Calvin is not exactly wrong.

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    well-i-never  6 months ago

    When your imaginary friend knows more than you do, listen to him.

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    Troglodyte  6 months ago

    Resistance is futile, Calvin!

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    tony_n_jen2003  6 months ago

    In days of old when knights were bold

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    dlkrueger33  6 months ago

    What about the Surfs and Vessels? I think the Vessels sailed on the Surfs. Would make sense to me.

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    tripwire45  6 months ago

    Calvin was right the first time.

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    DavidHewlett  6 months ago

    What surprises me is that ‘Hobbes’(a stuffed animal) is better educated than ‘Calvin’ a real live boy(OK in this cartoon strip)not real life ! ! ! !

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    gantech  6 months ago

    He actually had it right both ways.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    We have been living in a “futile” system for years. Though lately it has seemed way more feud all. Blood feud, actually.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  6 months ago

    I didn’t learn about feudalism in till long after I was six. I’m impressed Calvin is even in a position to do so.

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    Ironically  6 months ago

    Hello people i don’t know reading this strip. I mean i would definently make that mistake

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    DCBakerEsq  6 months ago

    2020 is the futile system, Calvin.

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    Purple People Eater  6 months ago

    I think Calvin was right, and we still live in a futile system.

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    petermerck  6 months ago

    Keep your answer. Even if the voices in your head are correct, you don’t want people to think you listen to them.

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    cosman  6 months ago

    Interestingly, the Plague killed off enough Feudal Lords and Peerage (speculation their immune systems weren’t as hardy as their serfs.) that it allowed the ‘Middle Class’ to form.

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    BiggerNate91  6 months ago

    “We Big Picture people rarely become historians.”

    ~ Calvin later on

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    mistercatworks  6 months ago

    The lower classes reproduced more quickly than the aristocrats, especially as living conditions improved. The printing press enabled breaking the hereditary and theocratic monopoly on education. The growth of cities, and the roads between, encouraged a merchant class who had no need for aristocrats. Once it was known that aristocrats were just people with no demonstrable “God-given” superiority, the system did become “futile”.

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    dogday Premium Member 6 months ago

    Note to Calvin: Contrary to evidence from highly-educated people who are paid to speak to the public in various capacities, using the wrong word for something does NOT clarify ANYthing!!!!

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    yangeldf  6 months ago

    is this just a bone apple tea moment or was Calvin actually applying the proper definition of futile?

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    Number Three  6 months ago

    Since when has life ever made sense?

    xxx

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    Guilty Bystander  6 months ago

    The more things change…

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    rklynch  6 months ago

    And how would Hobbes know something like that?

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    hagarthehorrible  6 months ago

    I like Calvin’s cute handwriting and the feudal vocabulary.

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    einarbt  6 months ago

    And slowly and surely we are moving back to futile feudal.

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