Advertisement

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 25, 2021

  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY  2 months ago

    A better option than going face first into a brick wall.

     •  Reply
  2. 050183f1 cde3 43dc 88f8 09278c0caf15
    TEMPLO S.U.D.  2 months ago

    Time to get out the iodine for Calvin’s scrapes.

     •  Reply
  3. Missing large
    codycab  2 months ago

    Hey, it worked.

     •  Reply
  4. Mbsils
    marilynnbyerly  2 months ago

    Shrubs. Always aim for the shrubs. The ones without thorns, I mean.

     •  Reply
  5. Calvin and hobbes 20211016   many hands blue3
    sirbadger  2 months ago

    When he learns to ride a bike, Hobbes will give the same advice.

     •  Reply
  6. Sociald 1
    JudasPeckerwood  2 months ago

    That’ll teach you to listen to a stuffed toy tiger.

     •  Reply
  7. Brain guy dancing hg clr
    Concretionist  2 months ago

    My mother, for reasons I will NEVER understand, let all 5 of us kids ride our bikes downhill from Cloudcroft NM to the level part near Alamogordo. She then drove behind us pulling the trailer to load the bikes into to get them back up the mountain. She clocked me at 55 mph, and my brother at 60, as I recall it. I do know that when I decided to pull onto the (gravel) shoulder while slowing, intending to stop for a rest break, I wore a lot of rubber off my shoes keeping the bike right side up — and succeeded. Wouldn’t have worked worth damn all on skates.

     •  Reply
  8. Img 3705
    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 2 months ago

    Time for mom to bring out the Mercurochrome. That’ll teach him!

     •  Reply
  9. Missing large
    suwin.supasathian  2 months ago

    Calvin looks like steering into a nuclear war head.

     •  Reply
  10. Toilet4
    dave1960  2 months ago

    Yeowch! Gravel rash!

     •  Reply
  11. P1010004
    KA7DRE Premium Member 2 months ago

    I wrecked my bike in a gravel intersection when I was a kid and embedded a piece of gravel in my knee….Extremely Painful it was !

     •  Reply
  12. Ava2
    C  2 months ago

    Grass would have been a lot better bet.

     •  Reply
  13. Airhornmissc
    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 2 months ago

    And he thinks the bike is out to get him!?

     •  Reply
  14. Avatar
    M2MM  2 months ago

    That’s how I stopped on my very first bicycle ride. :P

     •  Reply
  15. Missing large
    fullmoondeb Premium Member 2 months ago

    Oopsie!

     •  Reply
  16. Animiertes spass lustig bild 0179
    in-dubio-pro-rainbow  2 months ago

    Gravel and gravity – not a good combination, folks!

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    Olddog04  2 months ago

    Well, he stopped.

     •  Reply
  18. Picture
    Red33410  2 months ago

    “That only was a suggestion.”

     •  Reply
  19. Thumbnail img 0108
    Jeffin Premium Member 2 months ago

    Do a quick 180 and then you’ll be going uphill. That’ll slow you right down.

     •  Reply
  20. Saywhat 2016
    Say What?  2 months ago

    “Don’t rollerskate near hills!”

     •  Reply
  21. Capture
    Doug Taylor Premium Member 2 months ago

    and in Quebec the legal drinking age, speed limits and stop (Arrêt) signs are just a suggestion.

     •  Reply
  22. Fb img 1516982044221
    jagedlo  2 months ago

    Gravel? Really, Hobbes?

     •  Reply
  23. Ugly poor
    Prey  2 months ago

    Had this one saved for years, one of my favourites along with the fly swatter and the light bulb from Garfield..

     •  Reply
  24. Missing large
    anamchara42  2 months ago

    I love the flying gravel in the third panel.

     •  Reply
  25. Profile msn
    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Well, it works for 18 wheelers but their a lot less fleshy and bloody.

     •  Reply
  26. Pinballavatar
    BearsDown Premium Member 2 months ago

    Friction can be your friend, depending upon where you apply it.

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    BRBurns1960  2 months ago

    It’s a technique.

     •  Reply
  28. 20211101 125120
    scote1379 Premium Member 2 months ago

    HUH, Seemed like the thing to do at the time!

     •  Reply
  29. 20190411 135231
    formathe  2 months ago

    GRAB A POLE,, GRAB A POLE,, too late.

     •  Reply
  30. Dvincent
    dv1093  2 months ago

    Belly laugh today!

     •  Reply
  31. Missing large
    tremaine53  2 months ago

    Sometimes, every option you have stinks, and you have to look for the option that stinks the least.

     •  Reply
  32. Missing large
    kathleenhicks62  2 months ago

    Is that a bit of remorse on Hobbes’ face?

     •  Reply
  33. Missing large
    christelisbetty  2 months ago

    I carry around a couple of pieces of gravel under my skin, some 30 years before they disintegrated.

     •  Reply
  34. Calvin   calvin
    johndifool  2 months ago

    Puddy tat fowgot to pack a pawatoot again.

     •  Reply
  35. N1495118875 241922 2408
    Ermine Notyours  2 months ago

    One time I was bicycling down a hill just as it started raining, and I had wet brakes and couldn’t stop. At one point the road turned left and there was a gravel uphill driveway in front of me, so I took that. Learning nothing, I continued back down the hill only slightly more in control.

    Things didn’t get better when I got a car. One time I was driving at a fast clip in the snow when I approached an intersection. Unlike the road, the approach to the intersection was compacted into ice. I couldn’t stop and there were cars waiting at the intersection. Thinking quick, I deliberately skidded into the curb. It worked, but it knocked my steering out of alignment until I got it fixed several years later.

     •  Reply
  36. 6b6a17aa 4633 4ce3 959e 2cd6e82fbf91
    alexius23  2 months ago

    Learning can be painful

     •  Reply
  37. Missing large
    sonnygreen  2 months ago

    How ironic! They just showed the reason for run-a-way ramps on Quora. Nice going Calvin. You were lucky an 18 wheeler was already in the one you used.

     •  Reply
  38. Kirby close up with poppies behind   close cropped
    mistercatworks  2 months ago

    After not having skated in decades, I rented some nice skates on Venice Beach and skated uphill, all the way to Lincoln Blvd. Downhill was another story. After watching me stop by running into telephone poles, a pedestrian called me over and spent five minutes showing me how to make the drag-skate stop, until he was sure I could do it consistently. He said he was late for work but would never have forgiven himself, if he had read about my being injured in an accident after he had just walked on by.

    Heroes are everywhere.

     •  Reply
  39. Missing large
    SunflowerGirl100  2 months ago

    My father told of his terrible skating accident. He went downhill, faster and faster with a concrete wall on one side and no way to stop. Like Calvin, he finally crashed and had pretty bad injuries though no broken bones. He remembered the Good Old Days as not so good for him.

     •  Reply
  40. Desron14
    Masterskrain Premium Member 2 months ago

    LOVE the “SKRUNCH!!”

     •  Reply
  41. Kitty
    roberta.forbes.pyle  2 months ago

    Steer onto a LAWN and fall down.

     •  Reply
  42. Capture wallacethebrave2
    BC in NC Premium Member 2 months ago

    ‘Bactine’ alert! I did the same taking a diver off a bike when I was 9 or so. Brought home some River Edge, New Jersey real estate in my knees from someone’s driveway.

     •  Reply
  43. Zakwolfoutdoors
    wiley207  2 months ago

    Geez, that’s gotta hurt! The more sensible place to fall would’ve been on the grass!

     •  Reply
  44. Missing large
    ron  2 months ago

    He’s flying by lawns. Grass is a better and less painful crash site.

     •  Reply
  45. Bob 1
    moondog42 Premium Member 2 months ago

    My absolute favorite Calvin & Hobbes comic

     •  Reply
  46. Triscele
    konjiki  2 months ago

    some suggestions are better than others

     •  Reply
  47. Bluedog
    Bilan  2 months ago

    Funny. That technique works fine for semis.

     •  Reply
  48. Untitled
    eolan59  2 months ago

    Brings back childhood memories of doing something really stupid that caused a lot of pain

     •  Reply
  49. 76d61a1e 24f8 4715 9907 6808c455736a
    neatslob Premium Member 2 months ago

    Hobbes is just brimming with good advice.

     •  Reply
  50. Swallowed a hockey stick
    Ceeg22 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Steer onto the GRASS

     •  Reply
  51. Missing large
    globalenterprize1990  2 months ago

    Back in the day, while driving on Route #80 West I saw signs for RUNAWAY TRUCK and an off ramp. What a name for a town? No, it was for trucks whose brakes had failed.

     •  Reply
  52. Nick danger small
    cmforzetting  2 months ago

    It works for truckers

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment
Advertisement

More From Calvin and Hobbes

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement