February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
They understand you quite well, sadly for them.
What’s not to understand about a kid who constantly lives in imagination land?
Let the folks get their own decoder rings…..
sort of a pointless prize already, isn’t it?
I never saw the point to those sorts of prizes. Now, the ones that gave you a full-sized chocolate bar certainly got my attention. (Yeah, it really dates me. :P)
I am pretty sure that most moms and dads understand most kids a LOT better than the kids believe. But maybe not Calvin’s parents…
Of course, Calvin – parents do not ‘get it’ at all. They barely understand each other.
And you put a lot of effort into that
As a kid I never understood why mom changed our cereal so often. Now I get it; it was to avoid having enough box tops to send away for anything. By the time I was in fifth grade, she only offered us toast and chocolate or plain milk, and I had stopped eating breakfast at all. We were served lunch at 11 in my school, and I hated cold milk first thing in the morning.
Love the two conspirators in panel three.
What would Calvin do if all of a sudden he had a new brother or (gulp) a sister.
They cracked the code! Go to your room.
What’s a decoder ring? Some kind of encrypted walkie talkie?
An addition to the arsenal of the G.R.O.S.S. Club….
B-E S-U-R-E T-O D-R-I-N-K Y-O-U-R O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E
There used to be a cereal that you could take off the box top and send it in, and they would send you a baseball. Don’t remember which one it was.
They don’t understand you even without the ring!!
“No that they anyway do.”
Oh, good! Now Calvin can tell Susie Derkins that she’s a snothead IN CODE!
Love their faces in the third panel!
Sort of like encrypting the Microsoft licensing agreement. There may be something worth knowing, but who cares. Just do your thing.
We can understand why, Calvin.
Oh no. Not that. Anything but that. Not a Starbucks Jones decoder ring.
That is one sneaky looking tiger!
Well The mom and the doesn’t don’t because hobbes only speaks to calvin
Don’t they need two?
Hobbes and Calvin. Next criminal.
Why is the ring in the cereal? Why not in the box?
Anyone here following Bloom County on Facebook with the C&H story line? Today’s episode is simply delicious!
Good Grief, I still have decoder badges. Secret messages always were "drink more Ovaltine. Best was the Atom Bomb Rings [go into a dark closet & see the sparkling lights] & Tom Mix Whistling Ring.
(^¬ᴥ¬^) ( ͡¬ _ʖ ͡¬)
I noticed both Calvin and Hobbes have evil grins. I’m pretty sure that only Calvin did as the comic matured.
That would really make them a mystery to mom and dad.
I remember the baking-soda submarines. And the stick for multiplication tables.
I still have my Sky King magni-glow ring, 1949 I think.
With multiple kid families, Cracker Jacks were better, each kid could have their own box/prize.
My parents did a good job of raising me but I always remained a mystery to them. Black sheep I guess.
Calvin is a bit strange
The last text panel is just what I wanted to comment! BW went a bit more than he should have drawn.
What we have here is a failure to communicate! [Coo Hand Luke]
When I was a kid I had a wristwatch with glow-in-the-dark numerals. I was probably irradiating myself, but nobody knew any better way back then. They’d barely discovered water at the time.