Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 14, 2012

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 11 years ago

    That’ll show Mom! He managed to hurt himself without a springboard.

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    Linux0s  almost 11 years ago

    Mission Accompliced.

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    legaleagle48  almost 11 years ago

    Remember, Calvin, Mom knows best — and what Mom knows best is how to prove she’s right!

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    adubman  almost 11 years ago

    Looks like the rock had a better chance of ‘jumping’ into the leaf pile. Calvin’s grasp of physics leaves something to be desired.

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    KA7DRE Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Looks about as bad as stepping on a rake!

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    Daniel Bryner  almost 11 years ago

    We learned this doesn’t work from Wile E Coyote

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    ratlum  almost 11 years ago

    Small rock for such a great leap ?

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    ratlum  almost 11 years ago

    A leap for man?

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    rentier  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin is too clumsy!

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    Demona70  almost 11 years ago

    Maybe if the little bleeping kid payed attention in school and learned about physics, he could have avoided this.

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    GROG Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Why couldn’t he just jump into the leaves the old fashioned way?

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    Lady and theTramp  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin hit rock bottom or is that vice versa? (See next to last panel)

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    Number Three  almost 11 years ago

    Love the colours!

    Poor Calvin…. But it was your own fault.

    LOL xxx

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    djmalloy  almost 11 years ago

    It’s kind of dated. Now she’d say you can’t jump in the leaf pile cause you might get Lyme.

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    38lowell  almost 11 years ago

    …larger pile of leaves, too!

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    38lowell  almost 11 years ago

    A larger pile of leaves, too!Been there, done that.

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    LingeeWhiz  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin, you’ve got rocks in your head if you thought that would work.

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    tuna1  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin will grow up to one day become CEO of Acme Products, whose biggest customer is Wile E. Coyote.

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    Rickapolis  almost 11 years ago

    I guess he showed mom.

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  almost 11 years ago

    He did show mom. That took him about 2 minutes. Man, if I built a springboard, it would take HOURS to make sure that it was right.

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    jadoo823  almost 11 years ago

    …actually, pretty good for a 6 year old, it looks like he had the right idea – a heavier rock and a sturdier board might have made it work…

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    Jkiss  almost 11 years ago

    Calvin has learned a valuable lesson. Always test your ideas before you put them in action kiddo. Calvin 0 – Rock 2.

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    PoodleGroomer  almost 11 years ago

    The physics are about the same with a ladder and running chainsaw.

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    Vonne Anton  almost 11 years ago

    Here’s the mathematical formula for what Calvin is attempting:R x (H + L = le) = C x H + L = leThe solution is:*%!??OW#&!

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    Hoodude  almost 11 years ago

    Hey guys! Watch this…!

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    ChappellGirl5  almost 11 years ago

    who could NOT see this coming from the first panel?

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    calvinsfriend110  almost 11 years ago

    I tried to make a pully once, but failed hardly.

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    Jules934  almost 11 years ago

    Love the shoes.

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    gotocomic  almost 11 years ago

    someone asked "who couldn’t see this coming? I would say any male under 38 years old. I am 71 years old and I know it took me that long to stop having the rock hit me in the head. I finally got it and so I am still here.

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    Bill Chapman  almost 11 years ago

    Reminds me of my attempt using a rope swing under our old oak tree ….. I did manage to hit the leaf pile, but I didn’t know that my dad had also picked up all the dead tree limbs and branches before raking the leaves.I survived(obviously), but I had these WONDERFUL bruises for about a week along my back and right side. I was lucky not to break a rib.

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    Purple Ninja  almost 11 years ago

    He should take aerial dance. Then he’d REALLY hurt himself.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 11 years ago

    Rock …and roll!

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    Puddleglum2  almost 11 years ago

    @Teresa,I found it on Yahoo. ‘Water’ you know!Thank you!

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    Burnside217  almost 11 years ago

    Ant it shouldn’t take more then 20 attempts to get it right…

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    dahawk  almost 11 years ago

    Reminds me of the time some 65 years ago when I got the bright idea of hoisting myself up the side of a tree Batman style. Threw a rope over a limp and tied it to my belt. I then pulled on the rope as I tried walking horizontally up the trunk. I got about 4 to 6 feet from the ground when my belt broke. Landed flat on my back and was sore for two weeks. It is a wonder I didn’t break my neck. Later, it was really scary raising three boys because of these type memories.

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    khpage  almost 11 years ago

    The school of hard knocks – everybody goes to that one = compulsory attendance for all of us….

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    Farm Waif  almost 11 years ago

    I can’t figure out how I can get comic strips sent to my email. Is that even possible?

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