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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 07, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  12 months ago

    I see the aliens got nothing useful after their long trip to Earth.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  12 months ago

    Not gonna lie, this kind of reminds me of a Shel Silverstein poem.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  12 months ago

    The teacher won’t buy that excuse, lad. Better go have chat with the principal, your mother, and your dad.

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    JudasPeckerwood  12 months ago

    So much for the search for intelligent life here — on to the next star system!

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    codycab  12 months ago

    Looks like Calvin has a “Twilight zone” episode in mind.

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    rshive  12 months ago

    So now the aliens can’t add either?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 12 months ago

    All that trip across the universe and they find a bad six year scholar. I bet the aliens will never invade us.

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    SHIVA  12 months ago

    Off to the Principals office, and another call to Dad!!

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    Bilan  12 months ago

    That may be a math class, but he’s history.

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    rekam Premium Member 12 months ago

    Poor Miss Wormwood.

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    meg_grif  12 months ago

    That story doesn’t add up.

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    TON618  12 months ago

    It actually came from me, the largest black hole! (Just read my profile name, that is the name of the black hole)

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    jmworacle  12 months ago

    Calvin, you usual seat will be waiting for you.

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    cracker65  12 months ago

    Therapy Calvin

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    momofalex7  12 months ago

    Maybe Calvin doesn’t get math, but he is a wonderful writer. He should get some credit for that.

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    rentier  12 months ago

    Calvin an angel? That makes me laugh!!

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    cjasc5250  12 months ago

    Classic dyscalculia.

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    dave1960  12 months ago

    Loving the poem, if not the sentiment…

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    posse1 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Thanks for the fun re-read this morning!

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Clever poem.

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    Red33410  12 months ago

    “Fiendish suction cup” is a plunger! laughter

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    Mr_Cool  12 months ago

    Maybe it’s a good thing that they mechanic’ly removed all the math, equations and numbers he ever learned. Lol

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    jagedlo  12 months ago

    A rather creative way of saying “I don’t know”…

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    JoJoline  12 months ago

    As Chief Orxc I have analyzed

    All those words you said.

    The remedy is very clear -

    The office of The Head.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Okay, I’d give him an A in English class and an F in math class. Together it’s a C and that’s good enough for me.

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    ThePersonOnGoComics  12 months ago

    He can’t solve 4 + 5 ._.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  12 months ago

    Sounds reasonable …

    (to the Q-a-non-sense folks.)

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 12 months ago

    I love how the “knowledge” that got sucked out of Calvin was wrong!

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    KEA  12 months ago

    If only this were creative writing class

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    gantech  12 months ago

    I wish I had thought of that with my math teacher!

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    admiree2  12 months ago

    Calvin went on to become one of the great published science fiction writers. Sadly boys and girls, our Calvin died alone and destitute.

    For years his agent and publisher showed him the numbers from his sales that included regional costs, returns, depreciation, marketing, usury taxes, costs of off shore accounts, advances, interest and other non-GAAP amounts. They explained that the bottom line showed how he was in debt to them.

    Boys and girls, if only Calvin could have been able to do arithmetic…what more might he have done with his life?

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    tripwire45  12 months ago

    Calvin will grow up to be a terrific fiction writer.

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    alice  12 months ago

    Beats, “the dog ate my homework .”

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    SweetSinger  12 months ago

    Great poets are often unappreciated by their math teachers…

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    WCraft Premium Member 12 months ago

    Next solar system, Captain: There is no intelligent life here.

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    jrankin1959  12 months ago

    Two weeks later, astronomers report the explosion of a planet in the Beta Corralis system, suggesting it looked like some energy testing gone horribly wrong… possibly because of bad data.

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    Pat44  12 months ago

    This is plausible. It explains a lot about what I can’t remember.

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    ForrestOverin  12 months ago

    “Since i don’t have a dog that I can blame for eating me homework… I know! Honest, Miss Wormwood, aliens sucked all the learning out of my brain! What?!? You find that difficult to believe?!?”

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    ChessPirate  12 months ago

    “Abowr’d”? ㋡

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    royq27  12 months ago

    Wish I had known that poem when I was in school, I certainly did not know the math…

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    cmo2495 Premium Member 12 months ago

    If this were a poetry unit, I’d give Calvin an A+.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  12 months ago

    A vivid imagination can be both impressive and troublesome. The pandemic is revealing as a problem for one of my nephews as we’ve observed him more.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 12 months ago

    He gets an A+ in poetry

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    DanWolfie  12 months ago

    Calvin may not be good at math, but he sure is good at poetry! It’s like he wrote it in advance before going to school that day!

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    mourdac Premium Member 12 months ago

    I’ll keep this excuse in my back pocket for not doing chores around the house. Aliens sucked out all my motivation.

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    locake  12 months ago

    I don’t usually like poetry, but this is great. Love it!

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    wschurchill Premium Member 12 months ago

    Didn’t work for me, Calvin. ☹️

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    yangeldf  12 months ago

    heh, note that the math on the computer monitor is HILARIOUSLY wrong, so he couldn’t do the math even before the aliens stole his knowledge

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    S.Curtis Premium Member 12 months ago

    In high school English (50 yrs ago) when we had to write poems, how happy I would have been to write this one, instead of one with dragons and phlogiston.

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    BiggerNate91  12 months ago

    Simply telling Miss Wormwood about the “escapade” isn’t enough; no, he has to recite it in poem form.

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    delennwen  12 months ago

    I adore Calvin’s poetry. It’s always hilarious and brilliant, and the artwork with this one makes it extra amazing. Thank you, Mr. Watterson!!

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    txmystic (formerly konjiki)  12 months ago

    But if you insist I answer

    Lest my grades should take a dive,

    I’ll just have to tell you plainly

    That the answer’s forty-five…

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    felipenollaFFA  12 months ago

    And that’s the reason teacher Wormwood has not

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    felipenollaFFA  12 months ago

    retired, she loves science fiction stories..

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    MITZI  12 months ago

    Bill Watterson! That is a terrific poem . . . it rhymes, it scans, it sparks joy!

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    kab2rb  12 months ago

    What an imagination, if Calvin applied himself he be smarty kid.

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    SansMercy  12 months ago

    Calvin is going to grow up to be a world-class writer one day.

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    HenryStryker  12 months ago

    give him an A for poetry and creativity

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  12 months ago

    If one must retort, then retort in rhyme.

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    Ermine Notyours  12 months ago

    Calvin is no angel.

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    Spiffy  12 months ago

    Calvin is lucky. Most aliens are interested in your other end.

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    Stephen Gilberg  12 months ago

    I ripped off this poem in elementary school.

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    AndrewSihler  12 months ago

    This is the only example known to me in English Literature of many rhyming with antennae

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    WilliamDoerfler  12 months ago

    Never do.

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    BobtheBandGuy  12 months ago

    Instead of Math, how ’bout an EnglishClass for our young friend?Perhaps some rhyming will aid timing,Sums, and dividend.

    It seems a shame to waste his effortIn poetic verse.I have a feeling that Miss Wormwood’sResponse will be terse!

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    DCBakerEsq  12 months ago

    Similar thing happened to me in law school. But it took three years.

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    einarbt  12 months ago

    Well he has a future as an English teacher or write of SciFi.

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    DamionHurst  12 months ago

    I didn’t even realize it was rhyming until the last panel

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    mariodealpine Premium Member 12 months ago

    This is breathtakingly good. (:-)

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    baraktorvan  12 months ago

    All the English majors who were terrible with Math will see themselves here.

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