Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 20, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Calvin, a true sign of a genius is someone who knows when to keep his mouth shut.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  4 months ago

    He’s not struggling with the concept of punching.

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    codycab  4 months ago

    Calvin’s a genius alright. He really knows how to get beaten.

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    C  4 months ago

    Did we learn anything today, Calvin?

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    rklynch  4 months ago

    He definitely knows how to trigger that poor neanderthal. Now if he only learned how to dodge a punch or two….

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 4 months ago

    Boy, that wouldn’t be tolerated today…Moe would be out of there, he would have to attend anger management classes, and Calvin’s parents would sue everyone in sight.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    At this point, Calvin can’t claim he’s a stable genius.

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    I'm here for the cookies Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s another way of looking at here…I’m guessing be cheerful???

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    eastern.woods.metal  4 months ago

    That’s an insult I’m going to use on a few people

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    CalvinD1102 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin needs an Omnitix that way he could get revenge on everyone that was jerk to him and no one would know it was him cause he would be transformed into an alien that could take down anything.He could also hang out with Lio cause bullies don’t live long when Lio is around.

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    efkasper  4 months ago

    Perhaps Moe struggled with the concept of walking erect, but he had no trouble understanding he had been seriously insulted…

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    scote1379 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin , you forgot to run !

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’m sorry diehard C & H fans but this isn’t funny. Bullying is never funny.

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    Probably_At_Work  4 months ago

    I always enjoyed how Watterson made Moe’s speech bubble a lower-case scrawl as opposed to the uniform upper-case letters of everyone else.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    I thought the comic strip websites have stopped showing cartoons with physical violence.

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    Calvinist1966  4 months ago

    As I’ve said earlier today, Bill Watterson has explained that Moe is a caricature of the real-life bullies from his childhood. Someone has written of Brom Bones in the Disney version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow “It always p***ed me off as a kid that Brom got the girl. He reminded me of every dumb bully who got off on making my life a misery.” Someone else replied, “I understand how you feel. I didn’t like him much either. However, in terms of love rather than greed, he’s more likeable than Ichabod.”

    When I watched the Disney version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the 1970s, I also assumed Brom was meant to be a bully. When I watched a live-action version in the 1980s, I realised the important point that Brom really loved Katerina whereas Ichabod wanted her money and social prestige. This point was also evident in the Disney version but I was one of the viewers too young to realise it.

    I have since learned that Ichabod was partly based on Washington Irving’s own schoolmaster and Brom Bones was based on Abraham Marling, a blacksmith in Sleepy Hollow and a hero of the Revolutionary War.

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    The teachers were very good at “correcting” Calvin’s indiscretions but Moe could bully kids with impunity.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Most bullies are knuckle dragging thugs….and most schools do NOTHING until there’s an incident, and parents get involved!

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    USlackr  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin grew up to be an internet troll. More is still an a**

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    pheets  4 months ago

    Unfortunately and more often than not, yes.

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    Guayo1  4 months ago

    And the dentist happy.

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    SquidGamerGal  4 months ago

    People are saying Calvin should stand up to Moe and not let him push him around anymore… THIS is why Calvin doesn’t stand up to him!

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    goboboyd  4 months ago

    A Young Sheldon moment, in the previous century. And millennium.

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    richbriggs  4 months ago

    I was bullied in high school for reasons I still don’t know why. Only when I got in the kid’s face and stood up to him did I finally put the matter to rest. The look on his face was priceless when I had had enough. Eyes as wide as saucers and the proverbial mouth drop. Never had a problem after that. But chuckcork1 is correct. This is why bullies do what they do.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    The little kid who can’t remember his homework is in no position to insult the special ed kid who is a Defensive lineman for the Pop Warner football team.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    Sadly, this is part of growing up.

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    johndifool  4 months ago

    Why, you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten.

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    DadToFivePlus  4 months ago

    And your shoes.

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    Will_Scarlet  4 months ago

    The truth hurts.

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    So – Calvin regularly wrestles with a tiger but not a human kid?

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Unfortunately, Calvin must leave Hobbes at home when at school…

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    BiggerNate91  4 months ago

    Hey, at least Calvin stood up to him. He won’t take Moe’s abuse without getting a few words in.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  4 months ago

    In which we learn the difference between intelligence and wisdom.

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    .Luffy  4 months ago

    Its funny cause it’s relatable

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    If you cannot distinguish “truth” from “insult”, you deserve to be punched. Character analysis is not a “spectator sport”.

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    chienetfou  4 months ago

    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in fruit salad.

    Philosophy is knowing that ketchup is really tomato jelly, and a Bloody Mary is a smoothie.

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    Calvins Brother  4 months ago

    The truth will get your blood flowing.

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    Nick Danger  4 months ago

    School – the only jurisdiction where you are forced to be there but have no right to self-defense

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    Judy Hendrickson [Unnamed Reader - 852856]  4 months ago

    Well we’ll Calvin has finally met his match!!!

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    cmxx  4 months ago

    Overheard at the playground yesterday and disturbing on several levels (no, I’m not making this up).

    Kid #1: Remember when I said I was going to kill myself?

    Kid #2, offhandedly: I can strangle you now, if you like.

    Kid #3, enthusiastically: I will!

    Kid #1 sprints away, followed by #2 and #3, one of whom shouts, “Get him!”

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    Peterh778  4 months ago

    That’s why being isn’t sufficient … you also need to have some kind of equalizer :)

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 4 months ago

    The adult version of this is: “The boss may not always be right, but he is still the boss.”

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    Stephen Gilberg  4 months ago

    I wonder what made Moe mad in panel 1. Seems to me that bullies don’t normally threaten death unless the victim did something to tick them off.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 4 months ago

    “The truth shall set your teeth free.” Classic line!

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    schaefer jim  4 months ago

    That is a pretty good right hand!

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Yep, there was a similar kid at my Junior High school.

    Then, one afternoon, when the bully left to go home out a ‘back’ door to the school, there were about 50 kids waiting for him.

    They held rocks, sticks, bats, knives, and one kid even had a gun he took from his father’s desk.

    The bully slowly walked through the group of kids, and then ran.

    He never bullied anyone at that school ever again.

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    GreggW Premium Member 4 months ago

    If Hobbes really existed Moe would be dead meat. Wonder if anyone’s done a depiction of that?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    Next, just walk away quietly to tell the teacher he threatened you.

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    StevePappas  4 months ago

    Calvin’s last line is both funny and the truth.

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    montylc2001  4 months ago

    Why does every class always have one troglydite? We had one that use to play with his chest hair in third grade class…

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    suelou  4 months ago

    Why do you show this kind of behavior in school in cartoons? Shouldn’t the bully get kicked out of school

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    The concept of walking erect is a fabulous jab at the bully. Only Bill can think of this.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Twinky saw more than little stars!

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    Guilty Bystander  4 months ago

    Or your teeth will be set free…of your gums.

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    Wҽιɾԃ Exρɾҽʂʂισɳ Mαɳ  4 months ago

    A genius should know when to stay quiet.

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    nathan.sheriff3  4 months ago

    Calvin read up on James 1:5 shortly there after.

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