Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for July 24, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  11 months ago

    That one remaining piece has special ninja powers.

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    codycab  11 months ago

    Better “Checker” again, Calvin.

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    Baarorso  11 months ago

    I suggest a new strategy Calvin-let the tiger win. Humans aren’t known to tear your hearts out when they lose. ;D (With apologies to the gang of Star Wars Episode IV.;-D)

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    lalapalooza Premium Member 11 months ago

    Whenever Hobbes wins he has this funny look of satisfaction that is so spot on!! Watterson is a genius.

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    The Reader Premium Member 11 months ago

    It has lots of room to manoeuvre.

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    sandpiper  11 months ago

    Win or lose, never leave the field without a parting shot.

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    Calvinist1966  11 months ago

    Today’s strip reminds me of another game of checkers which Calvin lost to Hobbes. I read that in my first Calvin and Hobbes collection “Something Under The Bed Is Drooling” which was the second published. I came into Calvin and Hobbes early enough to read the second collection first, the first collection second and the remaining collections in order of publication.

    In the strip I’m remembering, Calvin starts out by moving his piece and telling Hobbes, “Ha! Your cunning strategy has tragically backfired!” It turns out that Calvin is playing right into Hobbes’s paws as Hobbes then takes all of Calvin’s pieces in one move. “AAAGH! I lost! I always lose! I hate losing!” Calvin goes on to tell Hobbes, “You cheated! You used some nasty sneaky mind meld to make me lose! I hate you!” In the final panel, Hobbes tells Calvin, “Look, it’s only a game!” Calvin replied, “I know. You should see me when I lose in real life.”

    When that was last reprinted, someone asked “Did Calvin just admit that playing with Hobbes isn’t real life?” I replied, “No. That was Calvin reassuring Hobbes that he knows the difference between a game and real life. In replying to Hobbes, he is acknowledging Hobbes’s existence not denying it.”

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    saylorgirl  11 months ago

    I just love this cartoon!

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    rshive  11 months ago

    Delusion sometimes dies hard.

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    wnbresn  11 months ago

    Its time for Calvins Ludicrus moves!!! lol

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    jagedlo  11 months ago

    Hobbes doesn’t have to worry about Admiral Ackbar coming by and saying “It’s a trap!”

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    Guayo1  11 months ago

    Calvin you better be good at something, playing checkers solo and losing is not a good sign.

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    DaveG1960  11 months ago

    At least he didn’t knock the board over…..

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    VegaAlopex  11 months ago

    Maybe Calvin had thought they were playing chess.

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    goboboyd  11 months ago

    New rule, ‘Calvin’ me!

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    Tarzan & Redd Panda  11 months ago

    Calvin has a cunning plan, so cunning, as to make a fox jealous.

    Apologies to Blackadder and Baldrick

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    The Doctor  11 months ago

    If only they were playing chess.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 11 months ago

    Brilliant, Calvin! Now you’ve got him right where you want him. Mwwaaa haaaa haaa! The Count ❤️s it when a plan comes together. Dilly! Dilly!

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  11 months ago

    “Aha! Now I have you right where you want me!”

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    djtenltd  11 months ago

    Now I’ve seen it all! Playing checkers with a stuffed tiger and the tiger wins!!

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    g04922  11 months ago

    LOL… Calvin never gives up trying to manipulate and scam.

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    mistercatworks  11 months ago

    I think Calvin’s problem may be that he was going for checkmate. :)

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  11 months ago

    Another instance where one should quit while they’re behind.

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    minty_Joe  11 months ago

    Well, there’s only one alternative solution to this conundrum: shift directly into…Calvinball!

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    Avatar???  11 months ago

    Time to play soccer checkers

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    tims145  11 months ago

    It is always remarkable to consider that Calvin’s imagination is so good, his imaginary friend can play checkers with him and win.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 11 months ago

    Yep, wait ’til you see Plan B.

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    edonline  11 months ago

    Calvin: “Okay, HERE’S my strategic move…” (proceeds to throw checker board across the room)

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    Sambora1  11 months ago

    Calvin players checkers like I do, I always lose because my opponent can always barricade me in a corner with no way out. I could never seem to outwit whoever I was playing and they always won.

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    minty_Joe  11 months ago

    “A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.”

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    theis  11 months ago

    Just came across https://twitter.com/i/status/1683531237825159168

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