Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 01, 2021

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Because how can you appreciate the weekends if you have work for whatever reason?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Well, luckily I have both Saturday and Sunday off from working at the grocery store. I didn’t request them off, they were just done so.

    A little off topic, but if any of you GoComics readers are from Washington, remember that plastic bags are done for at retail stores and be sure to bring your reusable cloth bags for else you’ll be charged 8¢ per paper bag.

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    MelanieAltheaMoore Premium Member 4 months ago

    Especially if these weekends involve dragging Calvin on a “character building” camping trip!

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    Red33410  4 months ago

    “Well, dad, off to work?”

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    Ken 2049 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Causing other people grief makes some people feel good. I see it in traffic all the time.

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    Oregon too. For quite a long time, now.

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    rentier  4 months ago

    Always nice to your Dad, Calvin!!

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Glad to see Calvin knows who pays the bills.

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    suwin.supasathian  4 months ago

    Calvin is lucky, because I had an online class on saturday.

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    Baarorso  4 months ago

    You’ll be miserable soon enough Calvin! Enjoy your carefree years while they last. ;P

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    TampaFanatic1  4 months ago

    I think Calvin’s pep talks simply make Dad want to go by one of those drive through liquor stores which were popular in the ’80s and ’90s on the way home from work to stock up for the weekend and any other time he has to deal with Calvin and maybe knock back a quick one before he has to see the kid again in the evening……..

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    Dad? You need to think up some really good “Character building” jobs for Calvin to do, while you’re at work…..

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    orinoco womble  4 months ago

    Lucky Calvin. My mother’s idea of “summer vacation” for her kids was weeding, harvesting, and preparing vegetables for canning and freezing. Oh, and household chores. “You don’t have anything else to do!” Play? Who ever heard of kids actually playing? No wonder my older brother used to just vanish some mornings, only to return at nightfall. Coming home when the street lights came on was what saved his neck.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    Truth be told, Dad is happy to go to work, just to get away from his kid.

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    dcdete.  4 months ago

    The second week of autumn seems to be the perfect time to take your summer vacation. As the saying goes, better late than never.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    Dad must be praying Calvin has a kid much like himself, some day… :D

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    djtenltd  4 months ago

    How kind of you, Calvin.

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    muffi  4 months ago

    Calvin is a walking condom ad lol!

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    Who, me?  4 months ago

    Not sure why Calvin was still on summer vacation Oct. 1.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 4 months ago

    ♫♪ Everybody’s working for the weekend ♪♫

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    jagedlo  4 months ago

    and the “Whatever I want” has led to a lot of interesting misadventures…

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    dflak  4 months ago

    I’m enjoying “first Saturday.” I managed to land a part time (only about 40 hours a week) “retirement job” as a data analyst working from home.

    The nature of the work is that I can, for the most part, pick my own hours. I choose 9 hours a day Mon-Thu.

    I don’t work for the weekend. I work for home improvement. Last year, we remodeled the bathroom. This year it’s the kitchen. Next project is to replace about 10 slabs on our 280 foot long driveway. It shows up as an unnamed road on Google Maps.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Yeah. Every azhole tells himself he’s doing it “for your own good.”

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    The_Great_Black President  4 months ago

    If the strip was done today, a grown Calvin would get a call at work:

    “Hi Calvin, enjoying work? Too bad I am retired, so I can do whatever I want. Don’t think of quitting, my generation has run up a national debt so great you are stuck with it. Of course, you will get your paycheck, and thanks as well for having the taxes taken out (like you had a choice to begin with). Keep paying my social security.”

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  4 months ago

    It’s nice that Calvin wants to “help” Dad with his appreciation for weekends.

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    sallyseckman  4 months ago

    I’m guessing this is why Calvin’s dad tends to be all “misery builds character” with his son.

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    Connie.Shearer  4 months ago

    Keep it up, Calvin. Good ol’ Dad just might want to enroll you in summer-school!

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    flagmichael  4 months ago

    Nanny nanny, Calvin! A whole bunch of us here are retired – it is our Endless Summer! (Oh… and after you leave school you don’t even get summer vacation.)

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    ElwoodP  4 months ago

    In NM our Gov. won’t let us use cloth bags since Covid began. Apparently we track virus into the store. W

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    grocks  4 months ago

    Heart of gold, that Calvin.

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    wiley207  4 months ago

    This strip was originally printed on August 8, 1986, hence the “summer vacation” dialogue.

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    ScratchyPDX  4 months ago

    It’s the first of October, Dad. Calvin is pulling a fast one. Send him to school, because summer vacation has been over for a few weeks now. :)

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    txmystic (formerly konjiki)  4 months ago

    Me. Dad in this cartoon is me. every day. me.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    My motto is the “Four Rs”; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair".

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    lambertgamer01  4 months ago

    really a like 6 has a job

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    locake  4 months ago

    Dad would rather be a work than home with the brat any day. Mom is jealous of him for getting away from Calvin.

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    donwestonmysteries  4 months ago

    School starts in 3 months and Dad is due for a vacation.

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    Sir Isaac  4 months ago

    While in grammar school my buddies and I would go to the city jail and torment the prisoners like that. There were bared windows on the main street and we’d dance around and holler things like, “we’re free as a bird…ha ha ah”. I don’t recall them hollering back and they actually seemed to enjoy our performance.

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    suñña  4 months ago

    And also to help him look forward to your eighteenth birthday.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    Why Dad started weekend bike rides (since I suspect Mom doesn’t let him have beer in the house).

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    Calvin’s expression in the last panel is priceless.

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    pixiekitten Premium Member 4 months ago

    Reading this strip as past me did help future me appreciate the weekends more.

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    rs  4 months ago

    I really wish they’d get these various comics on track with the time of year. All the kids have just started another school year – but Calvin’s summer vacation is in full swing. I see comics about Christmas in April and about Valentines Day in August. Can’t they sync up the dates better?

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    The_Great_Black President  3 months ago

    “On behalf of Mr. Amend, Mr. Gotti, and the Childless Parents’ Association, thank you for coming out tonight. Mr. Amend has asked me to remind you that all winning bids must be paid upfront, and we only accept cash. Now first up on the auction block, we have Calvin! Calvin is a fine specimen who will do whatever chores you ask of him. You can make him mow the lawn, clean the house, or put him to work for 13 hours a day on your farm. Again, this is a fine specimen. No scars, no visible injuries and examined personally by Mr. Amend’s doctors. Bidding will start at $1,000. Do I hear $2,000 to buy Calvin?”

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