Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 10, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Next time, tie it to your wrist.

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    codycab  3 months ago

    You’d think the extra air in Calvin’s head would help.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    in some future C&H arc, Calvin does — rather unintentionally — float away while holding onto his balloon

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    Stupid gravity.

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    allen@home  3 months ago

    Next time Calvin try landing on your feet. Instead of doing the face plant.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    If you’ve never had a helium balloon in the car when you accelerate or turn, you’ve missed an interesting observation. First time I tied one to the e-brake lever in the middle to get it home, I was astounded! Obvious in retrospect though.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 3 months ago

    Some sea turtle’s going to choke to death on that balloon!

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    Ken 2049 Premium Member 3 months ago

    My right forearm is bigger and more muscular than my left. Web MD was no help.

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    jvo  3 months ago

    But it will need to be swimming in the stratosphere, lol. Somewhere over the north-central US.

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    TampaFanatic1  3 months ago

    Too bad Calvin gave up so easily. He could have become the next “Lawn Chair Larry” who earned an “At Risk Survivor” citation when the Darwin Awards were handed out after his escapade:

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    Katsuro Premium Member 3 months ago

    I know that the entire joke is that Calvin’s mistaken, but why would he think that standing on a ladder would help to begin with?

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  3 months ago

    You’re going to need a bigger balloon.

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    The Reader Premium Member 3 months ago

    The flaw in the plan…

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    rentier  3 months ago

    That was not very nice, Hobbes!

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    He thought he was the little boy in the old Winthrop comic.

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    tremaine53  3 months ago

    Hobbes is right yet again!

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    jagedlo  3 months ago

    That’s what you get for taking advice from a tiger, Calvin…

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    Who, me?  3 months ago

    He’d have gone up several feet if you’d stuck him with a pin, Hobbes.

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    Redd Panda  3 months ago

    More experiments in Physics.

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    cor_en_fa  3 months ago

    Every time I give Calvin credit for his intelligence, (his vocabulary is beyond many adults I know) a strip like this comes along where I wonder why it didn’t occur to him that if the the balloon was going to make him rise, it would have done so while he was walking to the ladder.

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    swanridge  3 months ago

    Gravity is a bitch!

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    BiggerNate91  3 months ago

    Should have aimed for the bushes.

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    delennwen  3 months ago

    Ask Carl Frederickson, you need a lot more balloons than that!

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    wiley207  3 months ago

    Calvin would have better success a couple of years later…

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sometimes friends helping us, isn’t very helpful.

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    BiathlonNut  3 months ago

    “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth

    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

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    mfrasca  3 months ago

    Defective reality testing.

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    KEA  3 months ago

    If the balloon wouldn’t lift him when he’s on the ground, why would it lift him when he’s on a ladder — sometimes child psychology eludes me.

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    Earnestly Frank  3 months ago

    Where is cartoon physics when you need it?

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    Obviously happened before the movie “Up”…

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    Ken 2049 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Insert balloon related joke here.

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    InuYugiHakusho  3 months ago

    Did you tell Calvin to hang on to the balloon, Hobbes?

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    amanbe3  3 months ago

    About 10 years ago, the church youth group had some activity involving helium balloons in the sanctuary. Needless to say, we had several get loose and no way to reach them because of the vaulted ceiling. Latex balloons leak fairly quickly, but mylar ones have staying power. We put double sticky tape on the top of a mylar balloon on a long ribbon and got them down that way.

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    kathleenhicks62  3 months ago

    Oh Calvin! Hobbes does things like that to you all the time. He is worse than the bully at school because you trust him. Why I do not know.

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    donwestonmysteries  3 months ago

    That’s what you get for listening to a tiger.

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    hagarthehorrible  3 months ago

    You did not fit into Archimede’s principle of floatation. A bigger balloon with more buoyancy could have made you soar high above Hobbes.

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    Squoop Premium Member 3 months ago

    Not to be a Debby downer but please dispose of your balloons after use. They are washing up on shores everywhere and birds choke on them. Thank you!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  3 months ago


    It’s the law.

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    Gandalf  3 months ago

    One of my absolute favourites!

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member 3 months ago

    Next time take an umbrella as an emergency parachute.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  3 months ago

    I think he broke the law of Buoyancy or something.

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    pamela welch Premium Member 3 months ago

    This made me laugh right out loud – LOLOL

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 2 months ago

    One of my top ten favorites

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