February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
And there was a whole lot of explaining to do when the police and ambulance showed up.
I need to try this…
Of course Calvin would know what being shot sounds like.
The messenger shot himself.
No need for a pen, then — just write down the number in blood.
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)
The police and ambulance are probably wise to this once they recognize the address.
Ah, the days before answer phones…..
Nobody’s going to call a 5 year old, so if he doesn’t like taking messages why answer the phone.
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.
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!”
“I’m sorry, I don’t have a pen handy. Can you write it down FOR me?”
Just noticed the exclamation point coming from the phone. Love the little touches in C&H
Well? Who was he expecting when he answered? Susie?
Excuse me, can you call back later. I haven’t finished putting the body back in the freezer.
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.
No need for the balloon in Chicago or St. Louis – just walk outside!
Answering the phone on a landline and taking a message… that’s so 80s.
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.
I admire his imagination, I usually just say no.
it would have been easier to just write down the number
Calvin just took bratty-ness to a whole new level.
Like that won’t lead to problems.
How to deal with scammers and telemarketers, starring Calvin:
Finally someone who almost deserves Calvin’s special brand of personal interaction.
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.
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
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
Calvin’s mother: “Calvin, Why is there an ambulance and squad car pulling up to our house?
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.
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…
Imagine Watterson trying to publish a harmless toon like this nowadays. Pecksniffs and busybody cancel-cultists would have hysterics.
The person on the other side will dial 911 or 100 now.
Trying this one out
I always thought it was creative and hilarious how Calvin popped a balloon to simulate the sound of a gunshot.
The cops better not show up.
Hilarious! I love Calvin and Hobbes!
I saw this comic strip in my newspaper.