Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 14, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  2 days ago

    Only thing that will keep Roslyn from drowning Calvin is that she needs the money she gets from babysitting him.

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    codycab  2 days ago

    Hey Calvin. Remember when you were taking a bath and you splashed like crazy, getting everyone wet? You can do that in the pool too. Just saying.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  2 days ago

    Rule #1 of swimming lessons: Be in bed by 6:30.

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    legaleagle48  2 days ago

    I TOLD y’all this was a fun arc!

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    eolan59  2 days ago

    One year at scout camp we complained about the temperature of the water early in the morning. The next morning the counselors had chunks of ice floating in the pool. Well played

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    in.amongst  2 days ago

    Are we at rock bottom yet, Calvin?!?

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    Concretionist  2 days ago

    I had to be up by 6:20 so I could get some breakfast down an hour before I needed to be there to be the “coach” for the “all ages, any amount of skill” “racing” team. Yeah, I know, but my MOTHER was adamant… and up by then too, to fix breakfast and lunches for my dad and younger sibs, so I had to be done an hour before I was potentially in the water. Not that I actually did get in that often…

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    montylc2001  2 days ago

    I hated swimming lessons. had them at that age. I avoid swimming to this day over it.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 2 days ago

    It will be a very tough morning.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 2 days ago

    When I was 12 I failed a swimming course. They didn’t even try to teach me, just kept telling me that I was doing everything wrong! (I’ll bet that they looked at me in the first class and said, “He’s going to fail!”)

    To add insult to injury, they encouraged me to try the course again! I wish I’d said, “I’d have to be insane to go through this experience again, especially with ‘teachers’ like you!”

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    Bilan  2 days ago

    You’d think that Rosalyn would be just as upset as Calvin.

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member 2 days ago

    I think Calvin just set a new world’s record in the 6 year old high jump.

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    Baarorso  2 days ago

    I called it yesterday! Rosalyn’s his swim coach. This will be….VERY INTERESTING! ;D

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    Lightpainter  2 days ago

    If she is also the lifeguard, Calvin is in trouble.

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    rentier  2 days ago

    What a surprise!!

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    Red33410  2 days ago

    Woo hoo! She is a honey, kid! Best arcs ALWAYS mention her!

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    dave1960  2 days ago

    Just when you thought things could not get worse, it does!

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    Susan00100  2 days ago

    Here in S. Florida, it’s damn HOT at 9:00 AM.

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    Troglodyte  2 days ago

    Oh no, Cal! Might as well drown yourself now… :D

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    Frog-on-a-Log Premium Member 2 days ago

    “Hello, Calvin? This is karma calling.”

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    Its just me  2 days ago

    We had a river approx. the right distance across and the colour of strong tea. We walked about 1.5miles each way.

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    joelucas  2 days ago

    I was hoping to see Rosalyn in a bikini.

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    jagedlo  2 days ago

    The only thing missing in the final panel was the horror movie music…

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  2 days ago

    Oh no, Hobbes isn’t there to help plan Calvin’s escape.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  2 days ago

    And the hell continues. Get used to that, Calvin.

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    oldspacehound  2 days ago

    Never ever annoy your baby sitter

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    Purple People Eater  2 days ago

    My mom signed me up for swimming lessons, but it was summer, so I didn’t freeze my buns off, and it was in Iceland, so the water was warm. (We get hot water straight out of the ground, and use it to heat our swimming pools, as well as our homes.)

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 2 days ago

    Good point. Why is it always so cold when you have to learn anything in the pool?

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    Connie.Shearer  2 days ago

    I pretty much taught myself how to swim. I was a big fan of a couple of TV shows called “Sea Hunt” and “Territory Underwater” and desperately wanted to learn to SCUBA dive. My dad set a challenge for me, saying he’d get me the lessons and gear when I could swim all the way across a public pool in Long Beach and back without stopping. I got my L.A. County SCUBA certificate in 1964 at the age of 16.

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    PammWhittaker  2 days ago

    I don’t recall officially being taught to swim, but my parents had me in the pool as a baby. I was a summer baby, and love the water… so now I live in the Outback sigh We’re going to Perth in November to see “Bat Out of Hell” the musical, and our hotel has a lovely pool, yay! November here is HOT. I can’t get used to being a winter baby now sigh

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    oldlady07 Premium Member 2 days ago

    Sort of learned to swim in the farm pond. Stand around in the shallow end and the leaches would attach.

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    konjiki  2 days ago

    I loved swimming lessons.

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    mindjob  2 days ago

    I flunked swimming lessons twice. Couldn’t swim in a straight line. Couldn’t tread water. So I took up scuba diving

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    donwestonmysteries  2 days ago

    I remember early morning swims. Brrr.

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    drds2  2 days ago

    I remember the amazing moment I learnt to FLOAT. I know, doesn’t sound that amazing, but prior to that moment, I was convinced that the water would swallow me up and drag me to the bottom …

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    davetb1956  2 days ago

    Calvin jumped higher than he is tall!

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    wiley207  2 days ago

    Calvin jinxed it! And this was only Rosalyn’s second story arc!

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    onespiceybbw  2 days ago

    How does he think his mom heard about the classes?

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    pshea  2 days ago

    Sweet revenge!

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    sperry532  2 days ago

    This is gonna be good.

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    hagarthehorrible  1 day ago

    Time for retribution, Rosalyn.

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    willie_mctell  1 day ago

    20 lengths of each stroke, now.

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    ElJorro  1 day ago

    I actually do not remember learning to swim. But it was in the summer so it was probably warm.

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    79nysv  1 day ago

    Don’t worry Calvin. I’m 75 and never learned how to swim and I lived a block from the Ocean.

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    kmccjoe1  1 day ago

    Considering Calvin’s remarkable levitation skills, It’s a wonder Dad didn’t try harder to get him interested in Basketball…

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  46. Cathy aack  1 day ago

    If I was his mother, I would be afraid Rosalyn would drown him…

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