February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
That’ll show Mom! He managed to hurt himself without a springboard.
Remember, Calvin, Mom knows best — and what Mom knows best is how to prove she’s right!
Looks like the rock had a better chance of ‘jumping’ into the leaf pile. Calvin’s grasp of physics leaves something to be desired.
Looks about as bad as stepping on a rake!
We learned this doesn’t work from Wile E Coyote
Small rock for such a great leap ?
A leap for man?
Calvin is too clumsy!
Maybe if the little bleeping kid payed attention in school and learned about physics, he could have avoided this.
Why couldn’t he just jump into the leaves the old fashioned way?
Calvin hit rock bottom or is that vice versa? (See next to last panel)
Love the colours!
Poor Calvin…. But it was your own fault.
It’s kind of dated. Now she’d say you can’t jump in the leaf pile cause you might get Lyme.
…larger pile of leaves, too!
A larger pile of leaves, too!Been there, done that.
Calvin, you’ve got rocks in your head if you thought that would work.
Calvin will grow up to one day become CEO of Acme Products, whose biggest customer is Wile E. Coyote.
I guess he showed mom.
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.
…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…
Calvin has learned a valuable lesson. Always test your ideas before you put them in action kiddo. Calvin 0 – Rock 2.
The physics are about the same with a ladder and running chainsaw.
Here’s the mathematical formula for what Calvin is attempting:R x (H + L = le) = C x H + L = leThe solution is:*%!??OW#&!
Hey guys! Watch this…!
who could NOT see this coming from the first panel?
I tried to make a pully once, but failed hardly.
Love the shoes.
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.
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.
He should take aerial dance. Then he’d REALLY hurt himself.
Rock …and roll!
@Teresa,I found it on Yahoo. ‘Water’ you know!Thank you!
Ant it shouldn’t take more then 20 attempts to get it right…
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.
The school of hard knocks – everybody goes to that one = compulsory attendance for all of us….
I can’t figure out how I can get comic strips sent to my email. Is that even possible?