Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 13, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    The sarcastic are never forgiven.

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Your everything needs work, Calvin.

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    SHIVA  4 months ago

    She should have thrown him under the bus!!!

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  4 months ago

    Maybe if he gave Susie a towel to dry herself off immediately after throwing the balloon, it would have worked a little better.

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    salakfarm Premium Member 4 months ago

    Looks a lot like Trump and the FBI.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 4 months ago

    This is basically the way Christianity claims to operate. No matter how much evil you do in the world, all is forgiven if you repent on your deathbed. It’s like the “Get Out of Jail Free” card in Monopoly. (Don’t try it in a court of law, tho.)

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    sirbadger  4 months ago

    Don’t you hate apologies written by the person’s lawyer or PR person.

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    C  4 months ago

    So much for religious tropes

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    David_the_CAD  4 months ago

    It was not me, but the sin that lives in me.

    I just let the sin do what it wanted to do.

    Oh, I guess it was me after all.

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    rentier  4 months ago

    How true, how true! It’s good there is someone who loved people so much, that he forgives many things, even the evil ones!

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    Desperately needs acting lessons……

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    Imagine  4 months ago

    Forget about working on your penitent sinner schtick. Work on your speedy escape instead. And get a lawyer.

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    orinoco womble  4 months ago

    You’re too obviously having fun “repenting”, Calvin.

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    Baarorso  4 months ago

    Suzie knows you’ll NEVER be truely sorry, Calvin! ;D

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Bad acting.

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    He didn’t realize that remorse could be so painful.

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    She beat him with his schtick.

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    Guayo1  4 months ago

    what you need to improve is the get away

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    Calvinist1966  4 months ago

    Today’s strip reminds me of a Peanuts Sunday strip with Linus and Lucy.

    Lucy was about to walk past Linus who had a snowball in his hand. “If you throw that snowball at me, you’ll be sorry.” She then went on working and was hit in the back of her head with the snowball. “WHOMP!” She walked back to face Linus. “You were right! I am sorry! I hit you with a snowball! My own sister! I am sorry!” Lucy punched Linus out of the next panel. “POW!” The last panel showed Linus lying on his back with swirl marks around his head. “How sorry can you get?”

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    Calvinist1966  4 months ago

    About a month ago, there was another strip of Calvin soaking Susie with a water balloon and seeing stars afterwards. I compared it to an “Oor Wullie” comic strip from the Scottish newspaper The Sunday Post which is popular here in the UK. In that strip, there was a big fight cloud with English and Scottish sound effects “BLOOTER!”, “CRUNCH!”, “THUMP!”, “SKUD!”, “BATTER!”, “BANJO” and plenty of stars. Today, I’m going to describe another “Oor Wullie” strip with plenty of stars. As I’ve said before, Wullie is a little older than Calvin and has blond spiky hair like Calvin’s

    It begins harmlessly with Wullie picking up a newspaper and saying he is going to read his stars. In the next panel, his “sometime girlfriend” Primrose – who is dressed as a fortune teller and playing with a crystal ball – says she will tell him his fortune for a pound. Wullie tells her to “Clear aff!” but another girl says, “Here’s a pound, Primrose. Tell me my fortune.”Wullie exclaims “Telling fortunes…making a fortune mair like!” In the next panel, he tips his goldfish out of his bowl and into a large tumbler. “Sorry Goldie, only temporary you understand.” In the following panel, he is using the upturned goldfish bowl as a crystal ball and offering to tell fortunes for 50p. Primrose says angrily, “Setting up on my pitch and undercutting my prices!” In the next panel, she raises her crystal ball to throw into Wullie’s face. “I see your future, boy, and it’s not rosy! You’re aboot to have an awfy accident!” The next panel shows the crystal ball coming towards us and the word “CRASH!” and plenty of stars. The following panel shows that Primrose has calmed down and cheered up. Her smiling face tells us “Wullie disna have to read his stars now…” In the last panel, she tells us “He’s seeing plenty of his own! Ha! Ha!” In the background, we see Wullie with head swirls and stars around his head. “Ach! I aye knew she was a head banger!”

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    I think that Susie should get a restraining order against Calvin—not that he would obey it!!

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    VegaAlopex  4 months ago

    If that be an Act of Contrition, it won’t pass in a Catholic confession.

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    chuckcork1  4 months ago

    A bully (or a Russian) would blame the person who was soaking wet for the predicament they found themselves in.

    Provoked them by not getting out of the way fast enough etc., being saturated being also an ‘outrageous provocation’.

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    jagedlo  4 months ago

    And then you wonder why Hobbes hung you out for the hornets yesterday, Calvin?

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    'IndyMan'  4 months ago

    The problem is ‘Calvin’: ‘Susie’ know you too well but yet, you think that every time is new but she still remembers the ‘last’ time and knows you too well for you to be apologetic ! ! ! !

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    He should have run.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sometimes, “I’m sorry.” is all we have or all we get. Most times, it’s not enough.

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    rshive  4 months ago

    Real penitence would help, Calvin.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin learns it’s not always easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Especially with Susie

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    Sche schtuck hisch schtick…

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    Watchdog  4 months ago

    Politically relevant recent events.

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    wconerly28  4 months ago

    My mind went immediately to ‘a penitent man’, from ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. I may have to find time to watch a movie this weekend.

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    dv1093  4 months ago

    I really love Susie.

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    carlos.drumin  4 months ago

    Lots of work !!!! ha ha

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    FicklePickle  4 months ago

    Calvin is trying to pull a Trump.

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    alexius23  4 months ago

    Watterson said he based Susie on his wife

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Things turned Inside Out as Sonic the Hedgehog ran into Anger.

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    Try apologizing first. It doesn’t work any better but it does sound more like government. :) :(

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    Old27F20  4 months ago

    Ya know Cal, even though you’re a minor,,,that’s still assault and battery. Enjoy juvie!

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    rockandrollanimal  4 months ago

    I’d love to see Calvin and Clem Doolittle team up for a water balloon fight.

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    I see a bright cute for Calvin as a Shakespearean actor

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Calvin needs to moderate his ‘sins’ to obtain forgiveness from Sally. She will help him to avoid being a bully later in life.

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    Spiffy  4 months ago

    Calvinists believe their salvation is predestined regardless of their sins!

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    BiggerNate91  4 months ago

    I have Covid… :(

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    rklynch  4 months ago

    It didn’t work for Jim Baker. So why would it work for little old Calvin?

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    hornacek  4 months ago

    Brother Faith: “When I was your age, I was a hellraiser, too. My slingshot was my cross. But I saw the light, and changed my wicked ways.”

    Bart: “I think I’ll go for the life of sin, followed by a presto-change-o deathbed repentance.”

    Brother Faith: "Wow, that’s a good angle.

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    MartinPerry1  4 months ago

    In my experience, girls are not that into forgiveness.

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    Will_Scarlet  4 months ago

    As Susie is trying to teach you, true redemption is earned through suffering.

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    briggs.roy078  4 months ago

    Good boy, Calvin!

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    edeloriea14  4 months ago

    Calvin did that on purpose to make a mockery of Catholocism. (Your behavior needs a ton of work!)

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    BobtheBandGuy  4 months ago

    Wasn’t this initially about a water balloon?Did anyone who managed to “wade” through all these comments change your mind about the effects of the water balloon on Christianity today? Spare me the self-righteous indignation over freedom of speech and religion and just answer the question to yourself.Another 50+ comments are not necessary.I should have known better than to go beyond the strip.

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    Bill never falls to challenge our vocabulary in rhe process of entertaining millions across the globe. Wonder why he stopped this brilliant strip too soon.

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    liberalnlovinit  4 months ago

    Keep working on your 12-step program Calvin.

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