Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 12, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 6 years ago

    Right about now, Calvin’s Mom should walk up behind him with a rolled up newspaper.

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    bigcatrik  almost 6 years ago

    It’s the mid-80s or later and Calvin is living in a home with no VCR and a rotary phone. His parents really are Luddites.

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    the calvinosaurus that calvin wanted to discover  almost 6 years ago

    Wait till Dad comes home.

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    bigcatbusiness  almost 6 years ago

    Good thing he’s home at least. Dad may be mad, but better there than being in the jungle near a chameleon or something.

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    Professor W  almost 6 years ago

    They can partly, and they cannot partly.

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    rentier  almost 6 years ago

    What shall Calvin do, when he needs Dad so urgently!!

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    brozzerb  almost 6 years ago

    How did Calvin get the phone off the hook?

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator almost 6 years ago

    Even if they had smart phones then, Calvin is so small he wouldn’t weigh enough for the touch screen to know he’s there.

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    Kaputnik  almost 6 years ago

    My parents switched over to touch tone dialing when they first got on the Internet with a dial up modem. Even then, I think some old modems could handle pulse (rotary phone type) dialing. For phone calls, if you weren’t calling 911, then the extra time to dial wasn’t really an inconvenience

    Calvin and Hobbes still seems so fresh (at least to me) that you forget it’s from the other side of a big technological leap. Then something like this reminds you. By the end of the strip, the house does have a computer but it’s not on the Internet, and I doubt if anyone in it has used a mobile phone yet.

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    Aaron Saltzer  almost 6 years ago

    Since when was ABC 7?

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    cubswin2016  almost 6 years ago

    Calvin needs a lot of couch time.

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    BiggerNate91  almost 6 years ago

    Correct again!

    Appearing in tomorrow’s strip:

    “Oh great Ouija Board, who is smarter, Calvin or Hobbes?”

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    BiggerNate91  almost 6 years ago


    I still haven’t got my answers about the collections! I’m not talking about book collections, I’m talking about THESE collections!

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    Joliet Jake  almost 6 years ago

    Looks like someone just watched The Fly.

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    zeexenon  almost 6 years ago

    Should be an almost inaudible high pitched voice, “Help me, help me, help meeee!”

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    lazygrazer  almost 6 years ago

    Hey, I never new Dad was a lefty.

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    brosa123  almost 6 years ago

    I’m having a segure from thesees coments LOL

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    rickray777  almost 6 years ago

    Calvin: “Bz-bz-bzzzz!! Bzzz, BZZZ! Bz-BZZZ-BZ-BZZZZZ-BZZ!” (Calvin’s Mom sneaks up behind him with a flyswatter — SWAT!!! — right on the bottom! — and then hauls him off to his room…!).

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    neverenoughgold  almost 6 years ago

    For the current “techie” class, most don’t even remember when push button phones actually had real “push buttons” much less rotary dials…

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Wow rotary dial phones how quaint. Not so much dialing 911 in a real emergency however

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    HobbesForPresident  almost 5 years ago

    Imagine if his boss was on the line and dad said that to him.

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