Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 19, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  8 months ago

    You can use the exercise, Dad.

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    Scorpio Premium Member 8 months ago

    What! You said “go shovel the snow, you didn’t say where I should shovel it from”

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    eolan59  8 months ago

    Don’t forget to get rid of the snow on the roof of your car. I hate driving behind people who don’t do that.

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    codycab  8 months ago

    Who else?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 8 months ago

    The Greek myth of the Labyrinth revised by Calvin

    For once he does something useful, dad has to complain about it.

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    Concretionist  8 months ago

    What you get for letting Calvin read the Family Circus cartoon in the paper.

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    GreasyOldTam  8 months ago

    That’s a lot of shoveling for Calvin, that early in the morning.

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    fred.grenouille  8 months ago

    Calvin was just avoiding the snow goons. He had to do it!

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    Aussie Down Under  8 months ago

    Snow (sic) much effort for no reward, not even a “thanks son”.

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    Bilan  8 months ago

    If that’s a luge run, you need to make it a little wider.

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    Chad "Dimples" Applewhite [Summer is Gone :( ]  8 months ago

    If calvin can get in the snow, and shovel it, then I think dad can walk to the car.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 8 months ago

    Calvin has a future in suburban street planning…

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    M2MM  8 months ago

    If they’re going to ask him to do a chore, then they have to accept his methods. :D

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    rentier  8 months ago

    You will have to cross the snow, Dad!

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    dave1960  8 months ago

    Personally, I would have made a path to the car and got back in front of the fire with Hobbes….

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    Imagine  8 months ago

    If you don’t like the results, do it yourself next time.

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    GreggW Premium Member 8 months ago

    Calvin is imagining he’s one of the “Family Circus” kids.

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    gbars70  8 months ago

    Sigh, just go along with it Dad, save your breath. You give him a chore, you know he’s gonna do it in his most creative (see; irritating) way; so, just suck it up.

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    orinoco womble  8 months ago

    I remember doing “seat work” in kindergarten, work sheets that taught us a straight line is the shortest distance from A to B. At the time I wondered why. Now I know.

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    Kaputnik  8 months ago

    For a six year old kid, that’s a pretty impressive amount of work. Of course, irritating his dad is a powerful motivator.

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    jagedlo  8 months ago

    Next time, be specific in your instructions, Dad!

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    tripwire45  8 months ago

    In messing with Dad, Calvin must have expended a tremendous amount of effort. Dad should appreciate it. It builds character.

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    Kittenkarma  8 months ago

    bwahahaha love Calvin <3

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    Dobby53 Premium Member 8 months ago

    It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

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    bryce.gear  8 months ago

    I’m surprised that Calvin had that much ambition.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 8 months ago

    I do something similar except in the back yard so my wife can get to the bird feeders near the hedges. I also clear a big area so she can put nuts down for the squirrels.

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    thargaturimosesprasun  8 months ago

    maybe calvin is learning Alphabets that looks like S calvin style

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    dflak  8 months ago

    Tell me what to do, and I’ll do it. Tell me how to do it and you’ll do it yourself.

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    JD_Rhoades  8 months ago

    This is what comes from letting Calvin read "The Family Circus. "

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    Who, me?  8 months ago

    Looks like he even shoveled a circle at the far end for dad to run laps.

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    bbenoit  8 months ago

    At least he provided a shortcut at the fourth switchback.

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    Nyckname Premium Member 8 months ago

    Dad has a Keane interest in not getting sued for infringement.

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    Ralph Newbill  8 months ago

    A meandering stroll before work to relieve the stress! What a thoughtful child!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 8 months ago

    If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it well.

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    bignatefantic21  8 months ago

    Sometimes I wonder how calvin has the wisdom and intellect of someone seven times his own age, yet he flunks all his classes at school

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    micromos  8 months ago

    If he could do it you should walk it.

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    Purple People Eater  8 months ago

    What? He shoveled a path to the car like you asked him to.

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    llevikhin  8 months ago

    cant he at least acknowledge the additional work that it took to accomplish all of that?

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    kab2rb  8 months ago

    So that is where Family Matters kids get their maze.

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    chick485  8 months ago

    Very unrealistic cartoon today. Being that I was a kid like Calvin, I can say from experience that there is NO way he would do that much work!!! WAIT! If he had that blow torch he wants…

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  8 months ago

    Watterson’s take on those Billy wandering comics from ‘Family Circus’.

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    uniquename  8 months ago

    My dad would have said, “You could have shoveled the driveway twice with that amount of effort!” Sometimes I’m amazed I made it out of childhood.

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    'IndyMan'  8 months ago

    Do you suppose ‘Calvin’ is distantly related to ‘Billy’ of ‘Family Circus’ ???

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    BiggerNate91  8 months ago

    “If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don’t get asked to do it again.”

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    rhpii  8 months ago

    I used to do that for my little dog. I miss her.

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    vehlers  8 months ago

    I do see one little shortcut he made for dad.

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    DanWolfie  8 months ago

    Love this one! I always pictured the Dad yelling “CALVIN!” in the same fashion as Dave Seville yelling “ALVIN!”

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    Cozmik Cowboy  8 months ago

    Anyone else hearing Dad’s yell in Dave Seville’s voice?

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    MEPace  8 months ago

    The secret is giving Calvin 2 bowls of his favorite cereal in the morning.

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    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    Should have dug a maze, Calvin. He might not catch you.

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    swanridge  8 months ago

    “You said ‘Go out and shovel the front walk.’ You didn’t say it had to be directly on top of the cement!”

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    ForrestOverin  8 months ago

    “Calvin! You missed a spot!”

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    martin510  8 months ago

    A Family Circle ripoff?

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    WCraft Premium Member 8 months ago

    Wow! 7 Family Circus references today! (Yup, I’ve got nothing better to do and I’ll save some wise guy the trouble of saying “Make it 8 now!”)

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    Dennis Johns  8 months ago

    The kid shoveled the walk; better buy him a new car for that amount of effort…. ;-)

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    BrendaMinnis  8 months ago

    dad should expect nothing less.

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    LilDale  8 months ago

    It ain’t Calvin… it’s Billy from “The Family Circus”

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    wykstrad  8 months ago

    Your time is only as valuable as the time of everyone else you rely on.

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    Watchdog  8 months ago

    Protective perimeter against more monster snow people

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    DCBakerEsq  8 months ago

    I blame Keane.

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    Stephen Gilberg  8 months ago

    One of my teachers said she assigned her six-year-old to shovel the walk, and he dumped the snow directly behind himself, defeating the purpose. He didn’t mean to.

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    dbhoskisson  8 months ago

    I’m sorry, any kid that will make it that far shoveling the snow ought to be commended. That would be some VERY hard work.

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    SweetSinger  8 months ago

    Looking for the chipmunks. You got the name wrong, Dad.

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    hagarthehorrible  8 months ago

    That explains why the family does not plan for the next sibling.

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    suñña  8 months ago

    The shortest distance between two points is unknown to Calvin.

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    suñña  8 months ago

    Simon! Theodore!

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    smsrt  8 months ago

    “I love my son, BUT…” Hmm… does military school come to mind?

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    HobbesTheTiger78  8 months ago

    Dad, you could just walk across the snow.

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    einarbt  8 months ago

    Just get on your bike – not that much snow on the roads.

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    Larry da crocodile  8 months ago

    You see, there is a shortcut.

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    namelocdet  8 months ago

    He’s playing with Billy from Family Circus.

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    tinstar  8 months ago

    He probably griped about being asked (told?) to shovel a 10’ path to the driveway.

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    Shikamoo  8 months ago

    He’s been taking lessons from Billy in Family Circus.

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    ThomasMorgan  8 months ago

    this is so funny I love this comic so much

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    Handsome  8 months ago

    dad, should just get cross the snow instead of long path, but whatever?!!;) Good luck! and good job keeping dad late, calvin!!!!:D

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    geckoman22  8 months ago

    Quite the initiative Calvin displayed there.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Just trying to help you get your steps

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    Orcatime  8 months ago

    A Family Circle Sunday.

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    HobbesTheTiger78  6 months ago

    Just walk across the snow! You have boots, right?

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    Godzilla The King of the Monsters  6 months ago

    Calvin, you wonderful bastard!

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