Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 26, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  over 8 years ago

    I hope the tree wasn’t hurt.

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    rentier  over 8 years ago

    That’s the well done slide into New Year!!

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    chovil  over 8 years ago

    That’s how I feel cross-country skiing, no brakes, no straight trails, and lots of hills. I fall down a lot. Very relaxing outdoor activity.

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    hariseldon59  over 8 years ago

    Is this Calvin’s version of Charlie Brown’s kite eating tree?

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Suddenly, we have jumped back two weeks, to a rerun from December 11, 1995. Now it is unclear when GoComics will publish the final two strips of Calvin and Hobbes. I’m guessing it will be next Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with the new year.

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    NormyBates  over 8 years ago

    For my wife’s car too.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Hit a tree. Works every time.

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    rentier  over 8 years ago

    Yes, hit the breaks, a black hindrance appeared! Clear it away!!+

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    orinoco womble  over 8 years ago

    When I was learning to ride a (third-hand) bike, my brakes were also trees. Or gravel roads.

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    Adiraiju  over 8 years ago

    When I was a kid, there was a line of trees a few feet past the bottom of my regular sledding hill, and a six-foot drop on the other side of them. Trees WERE my brakes, and I always hoped I’d run into them, since it leveled off enough that any impact with them was usually pretty gentle. Usually.

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    llong65  over 8 years ago

    if I remember correctly that type of sled with metal runners and a crossbar in front were steerable. my favorite path was sledding down a path through trees, across a road and down another hill.

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    tom  over 8 years ago

    Straw bales frozen to the ground work well too.

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    J Short  over 8 years ago

    That’s the breaks.

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    mourdac Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I used a van once as the brakes (what it was doing parked on a hill, I never found out). Amazing shades of black and blue from knee to hip.

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    ChessPirate  over 8 years ago

    “I brake forebodes…”

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    Mike 17  over 8 years ago

    I think we all wish that WE had brakes. I’ve hit a few too many “trees”.

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    neverenoughgold  over 8 years ago

    Didn’t work out so well for Sonny Bono…

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    Godfather Vito  over 8 years ago

    Calvin must have given my teenage daughter driving lessons

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    route66paul  over 8 years ago

    Having a tiger airbag helps

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    route66paul  over 8 years ago

    Years ago they would not import any more care onto Maui. A friend told me when the brakes failed on the old Pontiac, they would steer into the cane fields.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Ill bet he broke something…

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    Susie Derkins :D  over 8 years ago

    Your taking a break on the snow that’s for sure.

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    Number Three  over 8 years ago

    Hobbes has cute paws.

    Never noticed before.


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    K M  over 8 years ago

    Decades ago, the Readers Digest published a short article purporting to define terms commonly used in skiing (such as alp: a cry for help; common reply: “What’s Zermatter?”). There were two terms that began with t that ended the article. One, which I can’t recall (and can’t find on line) was defined as one of two ways to stop very quickly while on skis. The last entry was “tree: the other method.”

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    neverenoughgold  over 8 years ago

    One of the reasons I gave up downhill skiing several years ago. There are more, but this is one…

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    live.the.future  over 8 years ago

    Calvin thought he said, “There’s a break! Hit the tree!”

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    tea62  over 8 years ago

    What did you break?

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