Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 23, 2010

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    margueritem  about 12 years ago

    Good question, Dad.

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    SWEETBILL  about 12 years ago

    Gee, finally he’s happy, come on dad, lighten up………

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    COWBOY7  about 12 years ago

    It’s so YOU can learn, Dad!

    G’Morning everyone.

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    Shane0218  about 12 years ago

    reminds me of me at his age……calvin is the best!!!!

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    LittleSister18  about 12 years ago
    Calvin the foremost expert and genius on dinosaurs.
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    dataweaver  about 12 years ago

    I seem to recall a storyline where he tried to pass off bats as bugs. And yet, here he seems incredibly well-versed on the subtle details about dinosaurs…

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    rentier  about 12 years ago

    So it is with my sons and me, When they were little childs they asked me everything and in their eyes I was great and I knew everything. Than came the computer, I had not so much time to learn this, my sons were interested very much in this of course and now they know everything better than I do. And often they don’t believe this and they ask very astonished, you don’t know this or this and they need a while to understand, that they know something better now than I do!!

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    zsabawalla  about 12 years ago

    how do i get this comic strip emailed to me daily????

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    GROG Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Too bad Dinosaurs weren’t a subject in school. He’d ace that course.

    Good Morning, Marg, Mike & ♠Lonewolf♠.

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    Yukoner  about 12 years ago

    I find it interesting that kids can read the names of all the dinosaurs and still stumble over “the”, “of”, and so many other common words.

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    kab2rb  about 12 years ago

    Calvin is in his element. He is enjoying showing off to his parents his great knowledge.

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    Tineli  about 12 years ago

    @Yukoner: That’s something i don’t understand either. If they have to learn vokabulary, nothing stays in their brain. But they deal with difficult, long words of dinosaurs or pokemon-creatures without any problem…

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    moronbis  about 12 years ago

    I will be your mom and dad for this trip to the museum.

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    alaskakid  about 12 years ago

    for the same exact reason kids watch the same movies over.. and over… and over again.

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    Dino-1  about 12 years ago

    That’s the trick to expose them as many different cultural events as possible so they get the whole picture. Then you can trickle that down into the things they’ll learn in school and they’ll find their niche in life. We’re lucky we have the regional arts center that exposes kids and adults to alot of different artisans. For example next month I have my granddaughter and myself signed up for a puppet making class with a professional puppeteer, followed by his traveling puppet show.

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    kpreethy  about 12 years ago

    Lov it…….plz….don’t embrass me!!………..lolx!!XD

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    GrimmaTheNome  about 12 years ago

    I’d love to see Calvin let loose on a young-earth creationist.

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    rshive  about 12 years ago

    Good question Dad! Maybe it’ll improve your parent ratings.

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    GrimmaTheNome  about 12 years ago

    Dad, you’re going because dinosaurs are awesome (an overused word accurate for once) and maybe Calvin hasn’t given up hope of educating you and Mom.

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    cdward  about 12 years ago

    My son had all those details memorized as well - and I learned them with him! Then it was sharks and whales.

    Re: Computers. One of the great things about computers is, when my son tries to pass off some cockamamie “fact”, say at dinner, I just say, “Really? Let’s look it up.” I used to do that with encyclopedias, but they cover far less and give less depth.

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    kearleybe  about 12 years ago

    let’s not forget..Calvin did suffer through a camping trip with you Dad..fair is fair

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    lewisbower  about 12 years ago

    How come he know polysyllables here but can’t understand misbehave at home?

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    Me_Again  about 12 years ago

    I am like this in science museums… Calvin FTW!

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    alan.gurka  about 12 years ago

    Calvin has the potential to become a museum curator. I don’t think he has the patience to become an archeologist.

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    kingpirgnob  about 12 years ago

    even at 26 i want my mommy to take me to the dinosaur museum. i have never been to a museum for that matter.

    im jealous of calvin.

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    LSan  about 12 years ago

    Curators require lots of patience too! Maybe a tour guide of the dinosaurs section suits Calvin better.

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    Puddleglum2  about 12 years ago

    “…millions of years later”, Calvin? Surely you are speaking hyperbolically, for effect, unless you have already been brainwashed! Your parents are better off ignorant than wrongly indoctrinated! A knowledgeable young-earth creationist would set you straight toot sweet! Study the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption and its aftereffects! That alone should be sufficient. www.toptenproofs.com/article_youngearth.php

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    Prof_Bleen  about 12 years ago

    Puddle just obliterated my irony meter.

    Also: “Toot sweet”?

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    whitecarabao  about 12 years ago

    Calvin is “me” in grade school. I always loved dinosaurs, especially the sauropods.

    In fact, my love of dinosaurs helped me get through fourth grade. The teacher counted my extra-credit dinosaur lectures to the class toward my English grade rather than my science grade (the teacher required us to memorize poetry for English–Longfellow, Wordsworth, and the like, not kid stuff!–and I hated rote memorization (still do). I wasn’t doing well in English)

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    coffeeturtle  about 12 years ago

    Does Gamera count? ;-)

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    JTGAM  about 12 years ago

    Ah, the museum of natural science! Paradise on Earth! Don’t forget to buy the T-shirts! And Dad, you bring him so you can be proud of how much he knows! By the way… where is Hobbes in the first and third panels?

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    LeslieAnne  about 12 years ago

    Poindexter… I’m glad I’m not the only one wondering that! :)

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    rentier  about 12 years ago

    LeslieAnne in the second panel you can see Hobbes between Mam and Calvin, very little, but you can see him!

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    billdi Premium Member about 12 years ago

    somehow i just knew puddle would weigh in as part of that 6000-year insanity

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    bmonk  about 12 years ago

    Tineli & Yukoner: That’s the difference between being inspired to learn and being made to learn.

    A coach once got his kids to learn math and even some simple statistics formulas by teaching them how to keep track of the box scores &c. in baseball, which they were in love with.

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    ratlum  about 12 years ago

    Our school did not talk of dinosaurs ,but they did have a globe map to show us the British empire ,so the earth was round.

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    LeslieAnne  about 12 years ago

    LX013… what about 1&3??

    Billdi… I don’t say what you believe is insanity, so why would you say the same of mine? They are beliefs! There’s no PROOF either way, just theories… It’s the THEORY of evolution not the FACT or LAW of evolution… I just ask for a little respect! Thanks!

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    khpage  about 12 years ago

    If his parents take him to lunch in the museum, they may have to deal with the “chompasaurus”….

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    Puddleglum2  about 12 years ago

    Prof_Bleen, Your ‘irony’ meter is not a ‘pressing’ need, anyway. Toot sweet is rarely used anymore. I felt sorry for its having been neglected.

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    Gretchen's Mom  about 12 years ago

    Dinosaurs … the one subject that Calvin seems to be more enthusiastic about than anything else. This is really where father and son could have bonded if only the father had any real interest in his son and how that 6-year-old’s brain works. It’s no wonder that the two of them really don’t have that much in common with each other.

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    gofinsc  about 12 years ago

    “tout de suite”

    Both sides of the timeframe debate can’t understand how the other side can be so unwilling to believe the “truth” when all the “facts” are there to see. I know what I believe, and I don’t bother to try to convert anybody, because they are not interested in seriously considering the other side, and neither am I. But it’s not 6000 years, it’s “beellions and beellions”.

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    Puddleglum2  about 12 years ago

    LeslieAnne is a feisty one. I like her spunk! Based on Billdi’s pun from yesterday, I venture to say that he’s ‘raptorous’ over the theory of evolution. When one is desperate not to believe in God, there’s only one alternative even though there’s no real evidence for it and it’s impossible that evolution could ever happen no matter how much time it is given. Something cannot come from nothing unless a creator makes it happen. Chance can neither create nor evolve anything. If you start with eternal matter or eternal God, I’ll go with God (vaya con Dios). The other has no purpose and no hope!

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    LeslieAnne  about 12 years ago

    Puddleglum2… Thank you! My parents always said I was fiesty! And you should check into the Second LAW of Thermodynamics!! I love it! Science and I are friends!!! :)

    Dios te beniga amigo! :)

    ——— BTW I am not trying to get into a young earth/old earth debate. like I said I just would like a little respect about my system of beliefs, even if you disagree! :)

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    tjj300  about 12 years ago

    Just to chime in, you can believe in God and evolution, they’re not mutually exclusive. And you can believe the Bible is the word of God, but it doesn’t have to be taken literally. Think of it as a parent explaining things to a 4-year-old. The explanations are going to be different than if you’re explaining things to a 40-year-old. And God can be an underlying unifying force in the universe, not an old man sitting on a cloud.

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    enfant_terrible  about 12 years ago

    Calvin’s expressions are priceless. Ah, yes, parents do embarrass their kids sometimes. Not knowing everything about dinosaurs? Shhhh. What could be more important?

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    billdi Premium Member about 12 years ago

    whether or not one believes in a divine spark or chance, the fact is that the universe is billions of years old. the fossil record on this planet for humans and dinosaurs did not start 6000 years ago. that is a fact, not a theory. to believe the earth is 6000 years old is intellectually and scientifically absurd. you have every right to believe that if you must but i don’t have to respect it.

    http://www.answersincreation.org/lewis.htm

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    glitterygal07  about 12 years ago

    Don’t mess with genuises

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    margueritem  about 12 years ago

    TaraStar said, about 6 hours ago

    @Puddleglum2 (love the handle by the way) Check out this site for Dino facts! Might help you with your info! http://www.kidsdinos.com/dinosaurs-for-children.php?dinosaur=Stegosaurus

    Thank you! I had a wonderful time looking at the marvelous illustrations and reading about various dinosaurs, many of which hadn’t been discovered yet when I was a child.

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    FerBurger  about 12 years ago

    Probably a Wattersaur in there somewhere if you look real hard …

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    milano99  about 12 years ago

    I’m shocked that there is no spam today (unless they got rid of it before I could see it). But I’m finally working now (after 2+ years of being out), so I’m not checking every morning. I’m tempted to post some of my own.

    http://www.givemeyourmoneyforjunk.com

    This is a joke of course. No such website exists that I can find.

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    Quantumtorpedo1  about 12 years ago

    I miss you JAD…

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    carless  about 12 years ago

    When young I loved dinosaurs now my great grandkids say I am one.

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    tmick2001  about 12 years ago

    Today the Earth is KNOWN to be approximately 4.5 billion years old.

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    ratlum  about 12 years ago

    tmick2001 You could be right, but what is neat the earth could be recycled garbage from some other great event.

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    LeslieAnne  about 12 years ago

    Billdi…. I’m just saying that there is enough evidents to present reasonable doubt that the earth is millions and millions of years old, and so even though I personally think that the earth is young, I still don’t call your belief of on old earth insanity! I’m just asking for the same returned!

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    guitarpicker56  about 12 years ago

    The earth is much older than 6,000 years old. Many are unaware that time as we know it began when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. The earth had been progressing for many undocumented eons before time began for mortals.

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