February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Was that from The Marriage of Figaro ?
Roll or bowl the ball…..a penny a pitch.
With a solo like that, who needs an orchestra?
Which means mom WON’T be sorry!
Great job by Watterson graphically capturing the moment.
one of my favorites of Calvin’s ’ belch’ moments.
I’m surprised he can sit down
“Must be a barge coming through!”
Gotta learn to burp out your apology, Calvin.
If buttercups are yellow, what color are hick-cups? Burple.
Was it juicy?
Great face in panel two.
My late father was a chronic belcher.
And I don’t think he had “diaphragm control”.
That was a belter of a belch.
I can do small burps on command. Not exactly a skill for the CV though!
In some places that would have been a very big compliment!
They are never appreciated during their life.
I taught my kids to say “I can do better” after that. I think the humor helped them realize it wasn’t the best thing to do in a polite setting
Calvin’s destined to be a one note wonder.
True artists are never really appreciated by family. I’m pretty sure Jackson Pollok’s family just thought he was making a hellacious mess.
She’s supposed to be applauding, so he can say, “Thank you. Thank you very much.”
Jeff Foxworthy: If you’re in a room and someone goes, “Ex-cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!” get out of there. Something bad just happened!
Just wait until Calvin begins to develop pitch, tone, inflection and volume at the other end.
It sounds like his pitch was a wild one.
Reminds me of the time we were at my mother’s for dinner and my very young daughter said “pass the peas” and gramma said to her “what do you say” and my daughter replied “NOW”
No dessert for you Cavin.
There is actually a use for burping, called esophageal speech. It is to replace normal speech after surgical removal of the larynx and it can be remarkably pleasant sounding with enough practice. Indeed – there are speech therapists, themselves without a larynx, who teach it. I imagine it would be useful for us when we have laryngitis but it would be a lot of trouble to learn for that.
He’s just full of youthful spirit
Not mentioning any names but my wife and I had a daughter that would do that occasionally. Her Mother was glad when she ‘grew out of that phase’. I for one didn’t care because someone else got yelled at for doing the same thing I did.
Great pitch. Bad timing.
As Will Farrell asked in “Elf,” “Did you hear that?”
well she asked… geesh
Don’t laugh too hard… even now, someone’s probably writing a concerto for string quartet and intestinal gas. (Stomach gas, if you’re lucky.)
Better coming out that end than the other.
The only time that talent will come in handy is if he loses his larynx.
The artwork is tremendous.
If you didn’t burp or fart you’d explode.
That’s the problem with moms; they aren’t known for being able to appreciate great diaphragm control.
Imagine an entire burping choir…
Maybe if he burped ‘Excuse Me!!!’
“Tis better to belch and bear the shame than to squelch the belch and bear the pain.
I am not at a place wear I can access it, but Calvin would have been perfect for Pagliacci’s finale. (Spike Jones version of Pagliacci (Palyatchee) with vocals by Homer and Jethro.)
I always preferred “Must be a barge coming through!”
He will grow up someday, and Mom will miss the young Calvin.
Wait till he discovers le Petomane.
At least it wasn’t an elevator pitch.
Nice try Calvin, but I think Bobby McFerrin had the better idea.
At least it’s better than when I was in high school and after burping some teens would say, “Oh, that was beautiful!”
Maybe she KNOWS his brain is off
Actual true experience in our family. Our 3-year-old rattled the windows with a belch, and we used the “What do you say?” approach. Unfortunately, I added a possible answer: “Mmmm.. Good one!” My wife still has not forgiven me, thirty years later.
You don’t live in Germany, Calvin. Even there, that would be excessive.
Fun one, due to visuals throughout and Calvin’s diaphragm line in panel 3. Reminds me of a similar comic from years ago, too (that’s always made me laugh out loud) …