Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 14, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Mom, calamine lotion — STAT!

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    dadthedawg  4 months ago

    The 7-year itch…..

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    Sugar Bombs 95  4 months ago

    As someone with psoriasis, I relate to this.

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Now you know what it’s like to get bitten, Calvin.

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    leopardglily  4 months ago

    That last panel is the stuff of nightmares!

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    C  4 months ago

    Rinse and repeat

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    jagedlo  4 months ago

    To quote the Borg: Resistance is futile!

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    Denial is good, but it has its limits. Sometimes reality breaks through.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin who told you that Red Ants are your Friends ?

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    momofalex7  4 months ago

    Just reading this makes me itch.

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    Dr. Quatermass  4 months ago

    I remember that this was pretty much how I was when my grandmother offered me homeopathic sugar pills after I came into contact with poison sumac. Luckily, cooler (and smarter) heads prevailed when my mom came to the rescue with Benadryl.

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    GeorgeInAZ  4 months ago

    Still worth it.

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    rasputin's horoscope  4 months ago

    We’ve all been there, Calvin.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    Back in 1983, I had a serious case of mosquito bites, from getting up before daybreak (when the buggers are most active).

    So that people wouldn’t bother me about it, I’d say that I spent my vacation in Molokai!!

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 4 months ago

    The facial expressions on Calvin is priceless!!! Bill Watterson’s art is genius!!!

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    The surefire way to make a problem worse: trying to ignore it.

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    Watterson was truly enjoying himself with this one…….

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    Thing is, at times there really doesn’t have to be a bug. Whenever some people feel an itch and think it’s a bug bite, then suddenly there are itch-sensitive spots all over one’s skin. Calvin, being a total spazz at times, would be the best example.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    A good scratch beats a bad itch every time. I take Cortisone 10 where ever I go in the world.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 4 months ago

    I can stand pain but itching no, no, no!!

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    More Coffee Please!  4 months ago

    That describes it perfectly!

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    capgras1000  4 months ago

    Brilliant art work

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin is the psoriasis on the skin of humanity.

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    Just-me  4 months ago

    I can so relate. Itching like that from whatever cause can be maddening and make you frantic to scratch.

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    royq27  4 months ago

    Sitting here enjoying my poison ivy…

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    My most used utensil is my backscratcher

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Like your Mom always told you. “Don’t scratch ! It will only make it worse!”

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Passes Calvin the Cortisone cream. AND, where is Hobbes talking the virtues of ’fur"?

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    Plumb.Bob  4 months ago

    Isn’t he a bit young to be formicating?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    We all hate having an itch we can’t and often shouldn’t scratch. The point here was well made.

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    rentier  4 months ago

    Suffering after an insect itch!

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    KEA  4 months ago

    summer in a nutshell

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    Those bug bites tell you when you are ready for Summer to be over. :)

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    The Pets of the comics {issue #2}/ Mayor of Neo Pc  4 months ago

    I wonder how much time it took to make these comics

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    "It's the End of the World!!!" Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well, 13 weeks at Parris Island in the summer will definitely ensure that you have the self discipline to not scratch an itch, or slap a bug…….lest you incur the wrath of the Drill Instructors.

    Good times……good times.

    Jack Webb had a nice scene of this in The D.I.

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    FicklePickle  4 months ago

    Itchy and scratchy show

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Reminds me of Bob Clampett’s An Itch in Time. “There’ll be food around the corner!”

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    BiggerNate91  4 months ago

    This is almost me with my Covid throat right now. It feels like there’s a tractor tire lodged in it.

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member 4 months ago

    Learned about Chiggers when wife & I lived in KS.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  4 months ago

    Big buggers (like Calvin) have little bugs upon their backs to bite ’em. And little bugs, have lesser bugs, and so ad-infinitum.

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    Stephen Gilberg  4 months ago

    I’ve taken to rubbing itches. Less relief, but also less comeback.

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    johndifool  4 months ago

    There are at least 5 good avatars available here for those who still use ye olde “?”…

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    M2MM  4 months ago

    I’m highly allergic to mosquito venom, so Betaderm is my best friend right now. :P

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    JRobinson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Whoa — I’ve been a C&H fan for decades, and I don’t recall ever reading this strip before! A nice surprise!

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    SpammersAreScum  4 months ago
    I find myself trying to channel Spock: “There.Is.No.Itch!”
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    jbarnes  4 months ago

    My daughter often gets a two to three inch weal from a mosquito bite – before scratching. Our best bet to date is having her take Advil and Claritin, smearing Benadryl cream on the bite, then covering it with moleskin to make it hard to scratch. It takes about five days to heal even then. She also seems to get bit more than the rest of us. Unfortunately, finding vacation spots with a minimum of mosquitoes is difficult. In one place where they were thick she got dozens of bites in half an hour outside after being doused in DEET.

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