Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 25, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  2 months ago

    A better option than going face first into a brick wall.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  2 months ago

    Time to get out the iodine for Calvin’s scrapes.

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    codycab  2 months ago

    Hey, it worked.

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    marilynnbyerly  2 months ago

    Shrubs. Always aim for the shrubs. The ones without thorns, I mean.

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    sirbadger  2 months ago

    When he learns to ride a bike, Hobbes will give the same advice.

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    JudasPeckerwood  2 months ago

    That’ll teach you to listen to a stuffed toy tiger.

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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    My mother, for reasons I will NEVER understand, let all 5 of us kids ride our bikes downhill from Cloudcroft NM to the level part near Alamogordo. She then drove behind us pulling the trailer to load the bikes into to get them back up the mountain. She clocked me at 55 mph, and my brother at 60, as I recall it. I do know that when I decided to pull onto the (gravel) shoulder while slowing, intending to stop for a rest break, I wore a lot of rubber off my shoes keeping the bike right side up — and succeeded. Wouldn’t have worked worth damn all on skates.

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 2 months ago

    Time for mom to bring out the Mercurochrome. That’ll teach him!

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    suwin.supasathian  2 months ago

    Calvin looks like steering into a nuclear war head.

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    dave1960  2 months ago

    Yeowch! Gravel rash!

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    KA7DRE Premium Member 2 months ago

    I wrecked my bike in a gravel intersection when I was a kid and embedded a piece of gravel in my knee….Extremely Painful it was !

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    C  2 months ago

    Grass would have been a lot better bet.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 2 months ago

    And he thinks the bike is out to get him!?

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    M2MM  2 months ago

    That’s how I stopped on my very first bicycle ride. :P

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    in-dubio-pro-rainbow  2 months ago

    Gravel and gravity – not a good combination, folks!

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    Olddog04  2 months ago

    Well, he stopped.

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    Red33410  2 months ago

    “That only was a suggestion.”

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    Jeffin Premium Member 2 months ago

    Do a quick 180 and then you’ll be going uphill. That’ll slow you right down.

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    Say What?  2 months ago

    “Don’t rollerskate near hills!”

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 2 months ago

    and in Quebec the legal drinking age, speed limits and stop (Arrêt) signs are just a suggestion.

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    jagedlo  2 months ago

    Gravel? Really, Hobbes?

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    Prey  2 months ago

    Had this one saved for years, one of my favourites along with the fly swatter and the light bulb from Garfield..

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    anamchara42  2 months ago

    I love the flying gravel in the third panel.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Well, it works for 18 wheelers but their a lot less fleshy and bloody.

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    BearsDown Premium Member 2 months ago

    Friction can be your friend, depending upon where you apply it.

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    BRBurns1960  2 months ago

    It’s a technique.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 2 months ago

    HUH, Seemed like the thing to do at the time!

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    formathe  2 months ago

    GRAB A POLE,, GRAB A POLE,, too late.

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    dv1093  2 months ago

    Belly laugh today!

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    tremaine53  2 months ago

    Sometimes, every option you have stinks, and you have to look for the option that stinks the least.

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    kathleenhicks62  2 months ago

    Is that a bit of remorse on Hobbes’ face?

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    christelisbetty  2 months ago

    I carry around a couple of pieces of gravel under my skin, some 30 years before they disintegrated.

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    johndifool  2 months ago

    Puddy tat fowgot to pack a pawatoot again.

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    Ermine Notyours  2 months ago

    One time I was bicycling down a hill just as it started raining, and I had wet brakes and couldn’t stop. At one point the road turned left and there was a gravel uphill driveway in front of me, so I took that. Learning nothing, I continued back down the hill only slightly more in control.

    Things didn’t get better when I got a car. One time I was driving at a fast clip in the snow when I approached an intersection. Unlike the road, the approach to the intersection was compacted into ice. I couldn’t stop and there were cars waiting at the intersection. Thinking quick, I deliberately skidded into the curb. It worked, but it knocked my steering out of alignment until I got it fixed several years later.

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    alexius23  2 months ago

    Learning can be painful

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    sonnygreen  2 months ago

    How ironic! They just showed the reason for run-a-way ramps on Quora. Nice going Calvin. You were lucky an 18 wheeler was already in the one you used.

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    mistercatworks  2 months ago

    After not having skated in decades, I rented some nice skates on Venice Beach and skated uphill, all the way to Lincoln Blvd. Downhill was another story. After watching me stop by running into telephone poles, a pedestrian called me over and spent five minutes showing me how to make the drag-skate stop, until he was sure I could do it consistently. He said he was late for work but would never have forgiven himself, if he had read about my being injured in an accident after he had just walked on by.

    Heroes are everywhere.

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    SunflowerGirl100  2 months ago

    My father told of his terrible skating accident. He went downhill, faster and faster with a concrete wall on one side and no way to stop. Like Calvin, he finally crashed and had pretty bad injuries though no broken bones. He remembered the Good Old Days as not so good for him.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 2 months ago

    LOVE the “SKRUNCH!!”

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    roberta.forbes.pyle  2 months ago

    Steer onto a LAWN and fall down.

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    BC in NC Premium Member 2 months ago

    ‘Bactine’ alert! I did the same taking a diver off a bike when I was 9 or so. Brought home some River Edge, New Jersey real estate in my knees from someone’s driveway.

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    wiley207  2 months ago

    Geez, that’s gotta hurt! The more sensible place to fall would’ve been on the grass!

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    ron  2 months ago

    He’s flying by lawns. Grass is a better and less painful crash site.

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    moondog42 Premium Member 2 months ago

    My absolute favorite Calvin & Hobbes comic

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    konjiki  2 months ago

    some suggestions are better than others

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    Bilan  2 months ago

    Funny. That technique works fine for semis.

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    eolan59  2 months ago

    Brings back childhood memories of doing something really stupid that caused a lot of pain

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    neatslob Premium Member 2 months ago

    Hobbes is just brimming with good advice.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Steer onto the GRASS

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    globalenterprize1990  2 months ago

    Back in the day, while driving on Route #80 West I saw signs for RUNAWAY TRUCK and an off ramp. What a name for a town? No, it was for trucks whose brakes had failed.

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    cmforzetting  2 months ago

    It works for truckers

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