Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 10, 2022

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    Charles Barr Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    A lot of the time, Calvin doesn’t make sense.

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 2 years ago

    It’s neither funny or scary, but it is necessary.

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    dadthedawg  almost 2 years ago

    Hobbes…..the philosopher.

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    codycab  almost 2 years ago

    The true answer is because laughter is the best medicine.

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 2 years ago

    always thinking of the hard-to-answer questions

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    Concretionist  almost 2 years ago

    One of my favorites — but then, I almost studied for a degree in Philosophy… before I got smart and got a degree in math.

    (yes, that’s a joke… but also true)

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    C  almost 2 years ago

    It’s funny when it happens to someone else

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    orinoco womble  almost 2 years ago

    Humour is definitely a survival tool. Without it things become too much to handle.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  almost 2 years ago

    Aye. Very often these days we laugh lest we cry…

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    Zykoic  almost 2 years ago

    Life is God’s absurd humor.

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    Susan00100  almost 2 years ago

    Hobbes is right; it’s healthier to laugh at things that make no logical sense.

    Today’s politics, for example!!

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    Imagine  almost 2 years ago

    If we couldn’t laugh we would explode from the absurdity.

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    GeorgeInAZ  almost 2 years ago

    Quite profound! A makes some wonder about randomly selective evolution.

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    jvo  almost 2 years ago

    Both, It is funny and scary, both.

    If not we would be too terrified to cope.

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    Its just me  almost 2 years ago

    That’s too deep for a sunday.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And at other times Calvin & Hobbes make more sense than reality itself.

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    admiree2  almost 2 years ago

    The Hobbes Defense Mechanism Theory. Yet it still cannot be found in the Journals of Psychology.

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    djtenltd  almost 2 years ago

    @Charles Barr- And isn’t it amazing that Hobbs always seems to make more sense than Calvin?

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    Purple People Eater  almost 2 years ago

    A lot of things about evolution don’t make sense.

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    Prey  almost 2 years ago

    I laugh in the face of adversity – gets me beat up a lot.

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    Foxcarver Premium Member almost 2 years ago
    Things that don’t make sense are the point.
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    MS72  almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, sometimes, a little scary. Don’t get on the FreeFall ride.

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    rossevrymn  almost 2 years ago

    Laugh or cry, you choose, if you can.

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    sandpiper  almost 2 years ago

    I’m with Hobbs on this one. If we couldn’t recognize absurdity and laugh about it, our tear ducts would be much more well developed.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I don’t know how to react to this.

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    Redd Panda  almost 2 years ago

    Humans want things to ‘’make sense’’, they seldom do.

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    More Coffee Please! Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I love this one!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  almost 2 years ago

    Heavy stuff for a Sunday strip, as per usual.

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    dmostroff  almost 2 years ago

    Read Arthur Koestler’s “The Act of Creation”

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    Katzen1415  almost 2 years ago

    A lot of laughter comes from relief. “Boy, am I glad it’s not me who tripped on the stairs or had a soda blow up in my face.” I took a class in college, but all I got out of it besides that fact is knowledge of some truly bizarre Renaissance plays.

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    John9  almost 2 years ago

    I used to laugh to keep from crying. For the last 13 months it’s all tears.

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    wconer  almost 2 years ago

    Careful Calvin… where there be Tigers, there be “Death in the Tall Grasses” !!

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    delennwen  almost 2 years ago

    “With all of our running and all of our cunning, if we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” —Jimmy Buffett

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    mistercatworks  almost 2 years ago

    Laughter can also be a nervous reaction having nothing to do with humor. It’s like when cats do that “displacement grooming”, while they figure out what just happened.

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    Calvins Brother  almost 2 years ago

    Sometimes, you just shake your head instead.

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Things that don’t make sense? Since 2020 I’ve been laughing non-stop!

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    KEA  almost 2 years ago

    I think it’s compensation for being aware of our own mortality. What I don’t understand is sleep. Being unaware of our environment for a significant portion of time each day doesn’t seem like a good way to survive.

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    BiggerNate91  almost 2 years ago

    The first panel might be one of the most iconic C&H shots of all time.

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    mindjob  almost 2 years ago

    Don’t forget, what’s funny and absurd to us may be deadly serious in the alternate universe(s)

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    kab2rb  almost 2 years ago

    Calvin is right both ways. I know a man who does Sunday class material and he likes to poke fun at himself and others, not in a mean way.

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    suelou  almost 2 years ago

    I often wonder why we react differently to thing being clean and “in order” than to things being a dirty mess….

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 2 years ago

    Ever notice how characters in comedies almost never laugh, yet TV comedies tend to include the sound of an audience laughing?

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    Jabroniville Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Watterson commented on how much he liked the visual of Hobbes’ long walk away from Calvin, giving a strong sense of time, and how this was part of the advantage of long Sunday strips.

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    Fuzzy Kombu  almost 2 years ago

    It’s both.

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    hagarthehorrible  almost 2 years ago

    The furball understands the world better than most of us. Sometimes I feel Bill created Hobbes as an alter ego.

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    kathleenhicks62  almost 2 years ago

    check with the people that have no sense of humor.

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    christelisbetty  almost 2 years ago

    It’s why kleptomaniacs don’t laugh at puns…they take everything literally.

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    Angry Indeed  almost 2 years ago

    Hobbes’ philosophical musings are lost on Calvin.

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    edeloriea14  almost 2 years ago

    There are moments that “Calvin & Hobbes” reminds me of “Pogo”. (For the philosophical moments.)

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