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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for November 09, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 5 months ago

    And there was a whole lot of explaining to do when the police and ambulance showed up.

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    Space_Owl on GoComics   5 months ago

    I need to try this…

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    codycab  5 months ago

    Of course Calvin would know what being shot sounds like.

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    in.amongst  5 months ago

    The messenger shot himself.

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    JudasPeckerwood  5 months ago

    No need for a pen, then — just write down the number in blood.

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    Concretionist  5 months ago

    One of the problems cell phones has solved. Sort of. While introducing others of course.

    When I got a new cell, it turned out they issued me the number of a salesman who had changed to another number. And people kept calling me and asking where he was. Eventually, I found out where he worked, called HIM (at work), and told him he wasn’t hearing from all his customers, and he dived right in and fixed it in a trice (well two or three of them)

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    whahoppened  5 months ago

    The police and ambulance are probably wise to this once they recognize the address.

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    dave1960  5 months ago

    Ah, the days before answer phones…..

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    Zykoic  5 months ago

    Diabolically clever.

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    Randallw  5 months ago

    Nobody’s going to call a 5 year old, so if he doesn’t like taking messages why answer the phone.

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    Jabroniville Premium Member 5 months ago

    The “AGH! I’VE BEEN SHOT!” is one of the greatest one-off gags ever. Just so immensely clever. As someone who also hated taking messages, I could emphasize, lol.

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    In the future: “Don’t call that number…that’s the one with the kid who likes to make people think he’s been shot!”

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    ForrestOverin  5 months ago

    “I’m sorry, I don’t have a pen handy. Can you write it down FOR me?”

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    PaulAbbott2  5 months ago

    Just noticed the exclamation point coming from the phone. Love the little touches in C&H

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    well-i-never  5 months ago

    Well? Who was he expecting when he answered? Susie?

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    dflak  5 months ago

    Excuse me, can you call back later. I haven’t finished putting the body back in the freezer.

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    dflak  5 months ago

    One of the most interesting things my wife ever told me on the phone was, “I can’t talk now. I have a dead cat defrosting in the trunk.”

    We had gotten a perfectly healthy kitten and it died two days later. The vet wanted to do an autopsy on the cat to determine if the practice was exposed to some kind of a disease. We were not in a position to bring the body in immediately and the vet suggested that we wrap it up good and freeze it. So we did.

    We waited another couple of months before bringing another cat into the house.

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    Jimvideo  5 months ago

    No need for the balloon in Chicago or St. Louis – just walk outside!

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    Astérix  5 months ago

    Answering the phone on a landline and taking a message… that’s so 80s.

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    Calvinist1966  5 months ago

    I’ve made a couple of comments today on the possibility of Hobbes speaking to Calvin on the phone. My comments yesterday puzzled some people who weren’t sure whether I consider Hobbes to be real or not so I will clarify this matter.

    I began reading Calvin and Hobbes in 1987 and assumed that Hobbes only did things in Calvin’s imagination. As I read more strips, I began to revise my assumption. In 1992, I read that Bill Watterson had been asked whether Hobbes is real and had replied “More real than any kid can make up, I think.”

    In “The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book”, Bill explains “Calvin sees Hobbes one way. The rest of the world sees him another. Both views are equally valid.”

    As I tried to explain yesterday, Bill Watterson seems to think that there is some reality to Hobbes and he sometimes shares this sense of reality by showing Hobbes doing things when Calvin isn’t around and also by showing Hobbes as real behind another character’s back.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I admire his imagination, I usually just say no.

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    Millermites77  5 months ago

    it would have been easier to just write down the number

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  5 months ago

    Calvin just took bratty-ness to a whole new level.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  5 months ago

    Like that won’t lead to problems.

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    BiggerNate91  5 months ago

    How to deal with scammers and telemarketers, starring Calvin:

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    Agapostemon  5 months ago

    Finally someone who almost deserves Calvin’s special brand of personal interaction.

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    Brutatowski  5 months ago

    Before the advent of cell phones I was selling furniture. Occasionally I would have to call someone to tell them that their order was in, and this sometimes involved leaving a message with whoever answered the phone. This usually resulted in someone getting angry at me for not calling them and letting them know their furniture was in.

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    dvorahsdesigns  5 months ago

    Is it my imagination or is this comic getting a bit too adult rated? I don’t ever remember such violent pranks. I’ve tried to buy the thing they advertise (yet have they replied) though I have a whole collection of books some I bought as presents, I’m beginning to wondered is the integrity waining?Don’t you live my picture in the Mojave desert? 2018

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    dvorahsdesigns  5 months ago

    Is it my imagination or is this comic getting a bit too adult rated? I don’t ever remember such violent pranks. I’ve tried to buy the thing they advertise (yet have they replied) though I have a whole collection of books some I bought as presents, I’m beginning to wondered is the integrity waining?Don’t you love my picture in the Mojave desert? 2018

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    WCraft Premium Member 5 months ago

    Calvin’s mother: “Calvin, Why is there an ambulance and squad car pulling up to our house?

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    yangeldf  5 months ago

    oh WOW this one didn’t age well, harmless prank in the 80’s and 90’s becomes a major incident these days. Calvin would be lucky if only one squad car shows up to investigate a potential shooting.

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    smsrt  5 months ago

    I’d love to know how many times social services and the police have been to Calvins house. Oh, the file they have on him…

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    trm  5 months ago

    Imagine Watterson trying to publish a harmless toon like this nowadays. Pecksniffs and busybody cancel-cultists would have hysterics.

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    hagarthehorrible  5 months ago

    The person on the other side will dial 911 or 100 now.

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    Churro is Cat  5 months ago

    Trying this one out

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    DanWolfie  5 months ago

    I always thought it was creative and hilarious how Calvin popped a balloon to simulate the sound of a gunshot.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  5 months ago

    The cops better not show up.

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    JacobDeHaan  5 months ago

    Hilarious! I love Calvin and Hobbes!

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    PhineasFlynnResh2  5 months ago

    I saw this comic strip in my newspaper.

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