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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 20, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    $20 to be Calvin’s friend doesn’t sound like a wise investment.

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Wait until what Calvin? When you’re thrown in a mental hospital? Buddy, we’re STILL waiting!

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    jvo  4 months ago

    You guys sure you didn’t elect Calvin for president 4 years ago?

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    RobertRomero  4 months ago

    This is the same kid who complains about Moe bullying him.

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    jagedlo  4 months ago

    Calvin the extortionist?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Thi is the “Spirit of Capitalism” , pretending Max Weber agrees with Calvin .

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Let me guess. Calvin forgot about show-and-tell until Susie reminded him on the way to the bus.

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    Imagine  4 months ago

    Self-promotion. Check.

    Narcissism. Check.

    Selling influence. Check

    Making things up. Check.

    Mean towards anyone who disagrees with him. Check.

    Sees money as the solution to everything. Check.

    Has a best friend. Nope.

    Sometimes I think Calvin was the role model for a certain DJT. But that DJT is so much worse.

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    rshive  4 months ago

    Salesmanship taken a bit far.

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    whahoppened  4 months ago

    I can hear Hobbes telling him not to do this.

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    rklynch  4 months ago

    Should have quit while he was ahead…

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    DIF20  4 months ago

    with friends like him, who needs enemies?

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    gbars70  4 months ago

    I dunno Calvin, they won’t accept the science!

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    The Calvinosaurus had problems social networking too!

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    The Calvinasaurus, another one trying to put the bite on people……

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    Red33410  4 months ago

    “I shortly will be publishing…”

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    mickjam  4 months ago

    A big difference between this comic and Wallace the Brave is that here, the adults have very little sense of humour. Every once in a while, Calvin’s parents (especially his dad) will show some levity, but not very often. As someone who taught for 30 years, I’d like to think I would have found this hilarious.

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    well-i-never  4 months ago

    Cheap at twice the price. I’ve been his friend for over thirty years. Hobbes for free.

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    Ralph Newbill  4 months ago

    $20?! That’s around $50 in today’s play money!

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    dflak  4 months ago

    We see a rare character other than the usual cast.

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    carlzr  4 months ago

    So Doctor Evil was a paleontologist? Who knew?

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    Alexander the Good Enough  4 months ago

    Well, Calvin was off to a good, even great, start… It’s sad that no one seems to be impressed with his (cracked, perhaps) genius.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    So it came to pass the “Calvin Militia” did not seed and the world was safe. Well, not safe, but safer until came the days of Zukerberg(sic). God save us.

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    Big Rafy   4 months ago

    this reminds me of the time I was able to make kid’s in my second grade class pay me four dollars if I made then a paper airplane long story short they actually bought it I made eight dollars

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    fuzzbucket  4 months ago

    Your Principal lets you sit? We had to stand until he got down the paddle, back in 1950 when I started school.

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    scotta775 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Women on the internet charge way more than that to be freinds. Or so I’ve heard.

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    JamieLee Premium Member 4 months ago

    Where is the reader that goes by the moniker ‘The Calvinosaurus that Calvin wanted to discover’? I finally know where his pseudonym came from! Hooray!

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    jrankin1959  4 months ago

    Suddenly I get the feeling that Sheldon Cooper was partly based on Calvin…

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    countoftowergrove  4 months ago

    Calvin has courage I could only dream of in school.

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    MichaelHelwig  4 months ago

    This whole strip reeks of someone who just lost another election.

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    thepinkbaroness  4 months ago

    I can seriously hear the hey! in Panel 2.

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    Redd Panda  4 months ago

    Calvin is in grade school, yet has the language skills of an English Professor. Curious.

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    mourdac Premium Member 4 months ago

    When a bit older than Calvin, I read Roy Chapman Andrews’ “All About Strange Beasts of the Past” and wanted to be a palentologist. But I didn’t quite veer into the rest of Calvin’s fantasy.

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    DCBakerEsq  4 months ago

    Mr. Gates, Mr. Bezos, Mr. Zuckerberg, and Mr. Musk shoulda been classmates.

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    I’d give as much as $30 to remain a distant acquaintance.

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    stepzla  4 months ago

    I remember sifting through driveway gravel looking for fossils… A shame I wasn’t as ambitious as Calvin.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    The birth of ‘crowdsourcing’ perhaps? And it would appear that the budget cuts that else eliminated public school district psychiatrists came sooner than we thought.

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    ForrestOverin  4 months ago

    “Okay, Mr. Principal, for YOU I’ll discount the fee to $15! And if you act now, I’ll include this… uhm… used kleenex, absolutely free!”

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    august1266  4 months ago

    If you give me $20. I’ll be your friend.

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    DanWolfie  4 months ago

    Did Calvin rehearse his entire Show and Tell presentation or something?

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    dsom8  4 months ago

    Yes, tell and show – who you are.

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    flagmichael  4 months ago

    For those who may have reservations about the concept of evolution, check out the evolution of Calvin’s presentation. First it is factual, then speculative, then goes over the top, then self-aggrandizing, then vituperative, then greedy.

    There was a real world equivalent in this very theme: check out the bitter rivalry of The Bone Wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Wars

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    Wotaz  4 months ago

    calvin grows up to be==bill gates, steve jobs, elon musk. was the 20 a worthwhile investment. “from the tiny acorn comes great oaks”

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    MS72  4 months ago

    BEZOS

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    Jogger2  4 months ago

    Just you wait, Henry Higgins (or Just you wait, ’enry ’iggins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwNKyTktDIE

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    rdublu  4 months ago

    trump grift

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    swanridge  4 months ago

    Sort of reminds me of those that signed up for Tяцmp University.

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    yost.richard  4 months ago

    Sooooo, when did Calvin change his name to Donald?

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    SweetSinger  4 months ago

    Friends or Minions?

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    Publius10608218  4 months ago

    Calvin if you want to find fossils you need to look in the creek, not the front yard. I’ve found lots of fossils in streams and rivers near by.

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    Will_Scarlet  4 months ago

    To quote a later strip – “If your friends are contractual you don’t have any.”

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    Nancy Simpson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ooh! A normal new kid!

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    tauyen  4 months ago

    better than contributing to Captain Chaos’s recount fund

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    deatherage  4 months ago

    I love it when the principal makes that face!

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    Lightpainter  4 months ago

    I just wonder if Calvin really expected to get away with this. Especially passing off gravel as bones.

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    jdsven  4 months ago

    Mark Zuckerberg: the early years.

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    Chelonaut  4 months ago

    I bet Calvin grew up to be one of those infomercial spokespeople who appear on TV at 3am to take advantage of gullible people with skin conditions and poor cooking skills.

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