Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 12, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  15 days ago

    Searching for superpower meteorite requires some kind of work ethic.

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    codycab  15 days ago

    What superpower do you wish you had? Me? The kind that Kirby has. The power to copy other powers!

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  15 days ago

    Bringing a stuffed tiger to life seems like a pretty cool superpower.

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    snsurone76  15 days ago

    I believe that humorless snob would wish Calvin DID become a liquid—and flow down the drain!!

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    JudasPeckerwood  15 days ago

    Cover yourself with honey and hope that you get bitten by a radioactive spider or mutant insect — much less effort.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 15 days ago

    One of my all-time favorite bits of cartoon dialog was from “Get Fuzzy”:

    Bucky Katt: “If you could have any superpower you wanted, which one would it be?”

    Satchel Pooch: “Um, I dunno. The United States?”

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    Concretionist  15 days ago

    Work ethic generally develops gradually… and usually some time after puberty, though the groundwork needs to be laid down earlier. And then comes into fruition when you get a real job that you really want to be paid for.

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    Dr. Quatermass  15 days ago

    “Caaalvin is made of liqvid metaaal.” There ya go, my best Schwarzenegger accent. My apologies in advance, as I “approach and board the helicopter”.

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    Macushlalondra  15 days ago

    If Calvin finds a way to mutate into someone with a work ethic I hope he’ll share the formula with Dustin.

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    old_geek  15 days ago

    Building character is a mutation?

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    Jeff0811  15 days ago

    Maybe he needs to be bitten by a radioactive Border Collie.

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    Jayalexander  15 days ago

    Just go on tick tock and show your butt. It’ll go viral and you’ll be worth more money than an cam model.

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    VegaAlopex  15 days ago

    Does the father mean the Calvinist work ethic? Work for the glory of God? (That pun was too tempting to let go!)

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    saylorgirl  15 days ago

    Dad…OUCH!!! That was mean!

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    DaveG1960  15 days ago

    Turning into liquid could be a terminator move….

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    JïllDérs(TOMGF)  15 days ago

    This could be a good intro to Calvin the superhero

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    jagedlo  15 days ago

    But I don’t think Calvin’s grasped the fact that with great power comes great responsibility…

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    Troglodyte  15 days ago

    Most six-year-olds wouldn’t even know what a “work ethic” is…

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 15 days ago

    Or buys your vote with a big tax credit for being an entitled minority and keeping up the oxygen/nitrogen level of the planet

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    Link from Twilight Princess  15 days ago

    Ah yes. “You can be whatever you want, as long as you work hard enough.” Until middle school when you realize that you can’t be whatever want.

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    cracker65  15 days ago

    The job I have now was a startup. I didn’t think they would call me, but they did. I’m really fortunate to have this job at my age. It’s a lot less physically demanding than the one I did have, and it pays well.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 15 days ago

    With great power comes great responsibility

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    MS72  15 days ago

    Preferably a marketable skill…

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    rmercer Premium Member 15 days ago

    They’re having a sale down at Meteors’R’Us

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    rshive  15 days ago

    Those meteorites are harder to find, Dad.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 15 days ago

    And being able to create a Snow Goon army in a day is not a superpower ?

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    Richardthesecond  15 days ago

    Finding a radioactive meteorite is a real stretch. I’ve always hoped to rescue a space alien, who would then grant my every wish out of gratitude. Space aliens have the advanced technologies to do those kind of things, you know.

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    mindjob  15 days ago

    The last meteorite that turned into a living liquid was fought by Steve McQueen and had to be dropped in the arctic ocean by helicopter

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    Robert4170  15 days ago

    In past times, children who were raised on a farm were put to work quite early. They knew that sustenance is not free. It must be worked for.

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    DKHenderson  15 days ago

    A lot of people seem to need that meteorite these days.

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    MEPace  15 days ago

    Years ago I was out working on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, my coworkers were handling a drum of mixed hazardous nuclear waste when it started oozing a fluorescent green liquid. Missed my chance to gain my super powers, I was this ⇥⇤ close!!!

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    Sherlock5  15 days ago

    Calvin has a work ethic; it’s just oriented in the wrong direction. He will work for hours at devising some means to avoid doing his homework.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  15 days ago

    You’re not an adult until you’re ready to sacrifice your time and happiness for someone else’s profit.

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    formathe  15 days ago

    In 1994 Watterson clearly saw the future of the world with far too many deciding they are worth a great deal of money and now live off welfare.

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    gregcomn  15 days ago

    Prerequisite for a work ethic is learning to delay gratification—increasingly difficult in this era of instant gratification.

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    hooglah  15 days ago

    That is your job….and you failed….just like a lot of parents in the US.

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    mistercatworks  15 days ago

    That’s what parents are for. It’s tough for a kid to be useful in today’s world. My Dad was always careful that we had chores and would get us part-time jobs in whatever area we lived. Of course, he was a First Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and knew the importance of keeping idle hands busy.

    We four boys never became rich or famous but we knew how to work and had the confidence to change jobs, as necessary.

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    swanridge  15 days ago

    Sorry, the really amazing superpowers are reserved for women. Men’s are generally variations of brute strength first, occasionally a bit of brainpower if that fails.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member 15 days ago

    The Truth toward which all Mankind runs; the work to get there they all shun.

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    John Jorgensen  15 days ago

    Being a living liquid does not sound appealing.

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    g04922  15 days ago

    Gotta love Dad’s pragmatism…. Good one.

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    christelisbetty  15 days ago

    In other words, Dad is saying he doesn’t want you to get into politics.

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    WentHulk  15 days ago

    Not the time for such preaching dude…..

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    howesolem Premium Member 15 days ago

    Come on, Dad, don’t be such a prig. Appreciate your brilliant son.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  14 days ago

    We could use more of that last meteor Dad mentioned.

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    HodgeElmwood  14 days ago

    It’s your job to inspire that, Dad!

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    The-miner!  6 days ago

    biggest lie my parents ever told me. It does not matter what you know , but who you know. Found that out five years after i left school and started to work. Wish i was more Calvin then…btw. i am 47 now.

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