Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 08, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  8 months ago

    Don’t they have a pizzeria in this town?

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    KA7DRE Premium Member 8 months ago

    Looks like its waffle night tonight.

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    eastern.woods.metal  8 months ago

    I was the main cook in our house. She only cooked when her family came to visit. The rest of the time she couldn’t find the kitchen

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 8 months ago

    I think mom get well sooner than expected.

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    codycab  8 months ago

    Believe it or not, a lot of people like waffles AND chicken together.

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    in.amongst  8 months ago

    Hah! Women – the unbelievable snobbishness they possess in thinking we can’t survive in the kitchen.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 8 months ago

    And a microwave oven is a blessing.

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    orinoco womble  8 months ago

    My sister’s first husband lived on Fritos and Pepsi in college, to hear her tell it.

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    bluram  8 months ago
    It could’ve been an old army meal Calvin, S.O.S.
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    jkime  8 months ago

    Mom taught me and my brothers to cook (at least a little) to avoid this situation. Well, she also said “I don’t want you boys getting married just because you’re hungry”.

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    dave1960  8 months ago

    That’s about the same level as my cooking, anything out of a tin that can go into a microwave. And it’s so handy they fit the “meals ready” device to the ceiling these days?

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    MayCauseBurns  8 months ago

    Soup for breakfast?

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    TampaFanatic1  8 months ago

    Geez Dad, spring for some pizza delivery or a trip to BK or Mickey D’s or else Calvin and Mom are going to figure out your a real cheapskate!

    Anyhow, its the early ‘90s, you don’t have a frozen Tombstone or Totino’s pizza to lob in the oven or a couple of Hungryman, Banquet or El Charrito TV dinners you could nuke in the microwave?
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    Troglodyte  8 months ago

    Yeah Cal, quit waffling and help Dad with the “cooking”! :D

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    Purple People Eater  8 months ago

    My dad always cooked dinner every Friday, and it was always the same – hamburgers. My sister still has hamburgers every Friday.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 8 months ago

    Dad is obviously Pre Ramen.

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    dflak  8 months ago

    My wife likes to cook, so she does most of it. I am a good cook too, however my menu is a lot more limited than hers. What I make, I make well, but the selection is limited.

    However, on of my best creations came about when I was watching my two sons and the neighbor’s boys. I had to feed them and all I had were bits and ends of several kinds of pasta, ditto on the cheeses and some hot dogs. I put them all in a big pot and added some tomato sauce and called it “hot dog stew.”

    The next day, I was gone on a trip and when I came back a week later, my wife asked me, “OK, so what’s hot dog stew, the boys have been asking for it all week.”

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    jagedlo  8 months ago

    Hope the house insurance is paid up…

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    pony21  8 months ago

    Any adult who can’t prepare at least a simple meal …… well, there’s something wrong somewhere.

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    Gale Premium Member 8 months ago

    ‘Breakfast for dinner’!! Good by me, every now and then!!

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    e.groves  8 months ago

    I used to cook when I was single. Now I can’t remember what it was that I cooked.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  8 months ago

    It’s all good as long as Dad doesn’t mention fava beans and a nice Chianti.

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    uniquename  8 months ago

    Be happy Calvin. No vegetables for a few days!

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    Frank_Lecanto  8 months ago

    When my wife was out of town I often cooked dinner for our kids. They developed a lifelong affection for Trix and Frosted Flakes…

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    nathan.sheriff3  8 months ago

    I feel like this explains so much.

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    Painted Wolf  8 months ago

    When I was an undergrad, I had a (illegal, under university regs) electric hotplate, a (also illegal) toaster oven, and one of those little cubical fridges in my room. I cooked fried chicken, fried fish, and heated up assorted frozen meals. I’d have used a microwave, but they were too expensive. I also did fried or scrambled eggs, and, of course, toast. To this day I make scrambled eggs with milk, cheese, shredded ham, and small pieces of bacon added in because that’s how I did it in uni.

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    dv1093  8 months ago

    Oh the hilarity! Another dad can’t cook comic!!!

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    Calvinist1966  8 months ago

    Today’s strip reminds me of the Dad Poll strip in which Calvin told Dad that the polls favoured Mom being made Head of the Household:

    Dad to Mom: What do you know about this?

    Mom to Dad: My first act will be to make you do all the cooking.

    Calvin: Whoa! That changes everything!

    Obviously Mom would prefer Dad’s cooking to having to cook meals herself as she prefers to spend money eating out with her family rather than cooking meals. Calvin much prefers eating out but prefers Mom’s cooking to Dad’s.

    Hobbes loves seafood and his preference was originally for tuna but he later stopped having tuna when he learned that dolphins are caught with the tuna fish. At Mom’s suggestion to Calvin, Hobbes changed from tuna to salmon.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 8 months ago

    I was lucky. I liked Cup O Noodles, hot dogs and macaroni and cheese.

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    Calvinist1966  8 months ago

    On November 27, there was a strip with Hobbes waiting with Calvin at the bus stop and Calvin catching the bus to school. About four commentators asked how Hobbes would get home. I pointed out that the third of the four panels showed Hobbes walking away from Calvin which suggested that he walked home. The commentator called Brian asked me, “What happened when Calvin left Hobbes in the woods for real?”

    The following day, I replied to Brian that Calvin waited for Hobbes to follow him home and got upset when Hobbes had not come home by bedtime and started looking for him. Mom made Calvin go home and go to bed but also made Dad search for Hobbes with her. She called out for Hobbes in Dad’s presence and became embarrassed about this. Mom got tired and went home to bed but Dad kept searching and returned home with Hobbes. Next morning, Hobbes told Calvin that he wasn’t lost and had found his own way home.

    Brian did not reply and may not have read my reply to him so I am repeating it for his benefit. I would like to know if he disagrees with my summary. I like to read Brian’s views although he and I are sometimes in disagreement.

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    ridenslide65  8 months ago

    Can of soup in hand…..Get the syrup son…….

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    kab2rb  8 months ago

    Back to waffles.

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    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    Hash. My Dad could make hash out of any leftovers. It was always delicious.

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    John9 Premium Member 8 months ago

    My loving wife and I were married 34 years until she died in March, I CAN cook I don’t care about eating. I cared for MIL who had dementia all alone and cooked for her until she died in August after that there has been no real cooking by me. I just don’t “feel” like it. I have gained a little of the weight I lost but nothing seems to matter or make any sense anymore.

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    Holden Awn  8 months ago

    I discovered I liked to cook when I was single and on my own, and that cooking classes were a great venue for meeting women …. On another note – Calvin’s future mother never visited his future father’s apartment?!? Really?!? That could help explain why Calvin is still an only child…

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    ellisaana Premium Member 8 months ago

    What? No ramen?

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    ellisaana Premium Member 8 months ago

    Both the guys in my house can cook (and do their own laundry.) Hubby is in charge of broiling fish, steaks, and cooking burgers. No 1 son can cook, too. His first job was as a short order cook in a pool hall—to learn how the other side lived, he said—by that he means, anyone who doesn’t have the luxury of having a food in the pantry and a mom willing to cook for them.

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    schaefer jim  8 months ago

    Your dad was not a scout, we learn to cook or starved.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 8 months ago

    I can relate. I’ve been known to scorch water…

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    wiley207  8 months ago

    Love the dad’s showy pose in the third panel! This is why my parents have been having my brother and I prepare dinner once a week, as practice for when we move out soon.

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    rAtkinson  8 months ago

    Hey…That’s MY recipe.

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    Snake snack  8 months ago

    Waffles can’t be that bad… right?

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    whelan_jj  8 months ago

    My college roommate and I at least knew how to open a can and heat the content in a saucepan over a hot plate. There’s a lot of variety available in cans and you can even mix two cans together.

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    Stephen Gilberg  8 months ago

    When I first read this comic as a kid, I thought he meant that the waffles were STILL frozen when eaten.

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    hagarthehorrible  8 months ago

    Someday this kid will blackmail dad with one of his bachelor days misadventures.

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    christelisbetty  8 months ago

    Evidently the toaster survived Calvin’s preparations yesterday.

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 8 months ago

    Oddly, I was thinking about this exact strip a few days ago. Maybe I had a craving for waffles?

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 8 months ago

    together? ew …

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    rebelstrike0  8 months ago

    The dad can say “I can cook, or my name isn’t…isn’t…isn’t…umm.ummm…umm, shit what is my name?”

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  8 months ago

    I had a good reason to learn how to cook. Hunger!

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    onespiceybbw  8 months ago

    Waffles seems like overkill, somehow.

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    Ed Brault Premium Member 8 months ago

    I learned to cook when I was eight years old. Mom was in the hospital, and I had a choice: Eat Dad’s cooking, or LIVE!

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  53. Cathy aack Premium Member 8 months ago

    Looks like it’s waffles and soup.

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    davetb1956  8 months ago

    If Dad is such a great cook why is he missing two fingers?

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