February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
You can feel that father-son bonding.
Calvin can read Dad’s mind!
Just a lucky guess.
And yet he keeps failing math.
Noventa y dos millones trescientos setenta y seis mil cincuenta y uno… imagine trying to say that in Spanish when it’s not your first language. Then again, Watterson learned German… what’s Calvin’s number therein without having to utilize Google Translate?
Calvin knows numbers over 92 million, but can’t add 5 + 6? Something doesn’t add up.
Calvin, dads can read minds. It’s one of their many skills.;D
Is it that obvious, Dad?
So close to the truth!!!
Not gonna end well for Calvin as mom has less tolerance than dad.
Loving his expression in the 3rd panel….
Bill, this is definitely a classic!
Ok, let’s try a different number, try and guess this one. 01000111 01100101 01110100 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110011 01110100 (Get lost), Google is your friend.
I love these strips where Dad is messing with Calvin’s head.
You’re psychic, Cal…and your Dad’s a psycho (of sorts)! :D
Wow, and I just happened to be thinking of that very number just now!
Calvin is the ping pong ball, Mom and Dad are the paddles.
Actually it was 92,376,053; but he decided to give the kid a break.
Sometimes, even a “yes” answer turns into an argument.
I have a “magic trick” where I can have you write down your number, (even Calvin’s) and with a few short questions, can accurately guess your number. Works every time, and was great when I taught 6th grade Math.
That was one GREAT strip!
Well played, Dad.
Best answer to give a child ultimately includes sending off the child to the other parent…..
Dad just go with it with Calvin Be a good sport.
Careful, dad. There may be a “Parental Poll” of household six-year-olds coming up… ☺
I was only off by one digit…
Dad was thinking of it, as soon as he heard it.
In the military in the 70s, I was actually given a psychic abilities test, I scored below random. You can imagine how much I do NOT gamble.
and on a somewhat related note, whenever the kids asked “Are we there yet??” …I’d always answer yes.
Confess, Dad. Was he right or not?
He didn’t expect his dad to get it. So what was his next line in the trick?
why would you want to ?
will binary search solve this one in 27 tries when starting with that number? that’s like a minute of speed-guessing