Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 23, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  10 months ago

    And you can’t change the channels outside.

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    codycab  10 months ago

    One thing both this world and TV have in common is that there isn’t always a happy ending.

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    snsurone76  10 months ago

    I wonder if the commercial is for that “under-boob”, “in butt-crack” slop they air continuously on TV.

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    Bilan  10 months ago

    In real life, the writers can’t go on strike. The actors write their own scripts.

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    DaveG1960  10 months ago

    There’s an outside? What’s the web address?

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    chuckcork1  10 months ago

    He’s young now, when he’s older he’ll be thankful life isn’t like TV.

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    Ermine Notyours  10 months ago

    I guess this means that Dad sprung for a color TV.

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    Gizmo Cat  10 months ago

    That’s what I kinda liked about Last Action Hero, when the characters from the movie get into the real world and realize that smashing a window hurts and that (on a darker note) shooting someone doesn’t immediately bring the cops running.

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    Guy from southern Indiana  10 months ago

    This reminds me of CSI: Miami, where the colors are super-saturated. Everything is bathed in the golden hue of the setting sun. All the residents of Miami are either gorgeous babes or handsome hunks. And the one detective that makes pithy observations as he puts on his stylish sunglasses.

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    Troglodyte  10 months ago

    It’s called the idiot box for a reason, Calvin.

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    snailgate  10 months ago

    Me, I love the commercials for prescription only drugs with their list of possible side effects that are scarier than the illness the pill is supposed to fix.

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    russef  10 months ago

    Pat personal exchange???

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  10 months ago

    The real bonus of being in the woods: no commercials.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 10 months ago

    TV shows rarely have people who look like regular folks, they’re always really good looking

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    dflak  10 months ago

    Several minutes go by without a murder? I’m not sure that’s true anymore.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 10 months ago

    Calvin has a point. The Count has noticed how people in the non-TV (television, for clarification) are a lot uglier than those on screen. Except, of course, for The Count and Countess. :). OK. And Taylor Swift.

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    Barnabus Blackoak  10 months ago

    who is Pat, and what are you exchanging with them ?

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    sandpiper  10 months ago

    If Cal ever saw the truly awful and garishly ugly ad for a once respected and stylish makeup brand that recently appeared in a ‘Spenser’ rerun break, he’d think the car crashes and other mayhem he mentioned were pure comedy.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Okay. I see his point. TV compresses unreality into chunks I can fit into my reality a few minutes at a time. I mean really, time is money. Now a word from our sponser… whatever you want, here.

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    rshive  10 months ago

    Certainly people don’t smell as spiffy.

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    Droptma Styx  10 months ago

    I hope it’s not the one for Lume where the woman gets uncomfortably close to the camera and gestures to the body parts whereon you should apply the stuff.

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    Zebrastripes  10 months ago

    Speaking of deordant commercials….has anyone seen the Lume commercials? They are the most crass, disgusting, offensive commercials I have ever seen. I can’t believe the censors allow it. It’s on a family channel, to boot!

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    ladykat  10 months ago

    I like the outside, as long as I am looking at it from the inside.

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    aerotica69  10 months ago

    Sadly, TV now has plenty of ugly people…..especially in the deodorant ads (and the ZocDoc ads).

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    Meowise  10 months ago

    Hobbes can relate.

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    g04922  10 months ago

    I think Calvin prefers the that other matrix full of beautiful avatars and altered realities.

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    Holden Awn  10 months ago

    I have routinely noticed that in gathering and crowd scenes the people making up the ‘crowd’ have very little resemblance to the actual crowds one sees in real life. Calvin is right, filmed people / crowds are better looking, and have healthier weights.

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    mindjob  10 months ago

    Sadly, commercials are usually the best part of the show

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    mistercatworks  10 months ago

    Calvin will become one of the people who will buy a television that has “higher resolution than real life”.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 10 months ago

    Calvin’s world has no color at all, except on Sundays…

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    kendavis09  10 months ago

    It’s not good out there if someone changes them for you.

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    kendavis09  10 months ago

    People can change the channel for you out there. Happens in the news everyday.

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    hagarthehorrible  10 months ago

    Calvin seem to fall for the sugar coated commercials and the daily soaps.

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    christelisbetty  10 months ago

    Wish my body had thr healing power of a cartoon character…..and the ability to freeze my age.

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    ChrisTrey  10 months ago

    If Calvin thinks the image on that old Tube Tv is better than the real thing, I wonder what he’d make of today’s 8K Tv’s with the millions of colors?

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    Templo S.U.D.  9 months ago

    Is the deodorant Old Spice, Calvin?

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