Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for June 12, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    And the Sun should be called The Yellow Burning Ball in the Sky! (The exclamation mark will be part of the name.)

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  4 months ago

    I wonder what Calvin would even rename his fellow humans.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  4 months ago

    Apparently a lot of actual scientists started using the term “Horrendous Space Kablooie” thanks to this comic, similar to Gary Larson’s Thagomizer.

    Surprised “Monstrous killer death lizard” never caught on. Probably should be “monstrous killer death bird” instead.

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    Look at the use of colour! The outlines of the frames, the differing shades of green in the backgrounds of four and five, the light grey and purple rocks in frame two are there in the final frame. Why differing rocks?Watterson simply decided to enjoy himself!

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    David_the_CAD  4 months ago

    Calvin must have worked for Hamilton! Ohio

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  4 months ago

    I guess scientists should stick to doing research on certain events and hire 6 year old children to come up with names for them.

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    JudasPeckerwood  4 months ago

    Don’t blame me — I pushed for “Big Bangy McBangface” but was overruled by my fellow scientists.

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    rklynch  4 months ago

    I like it. It has…. character..

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    Pointspread  4 months ago

    Surprised Calvin knows about empiricism.

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    Dr. Quatermass  4 months ago

    Hmm… how can we politicize the Big Bang? My theory is that I never liked the show. To quote Dennis Miller, “That’s just my opinion. I may be wrong.”

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    bluram  4 months ago

    I can see it now, in twenty-five years, Calvin will be celebrated in the Science World Journals.

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    RobertRomero  4 months ago

    Calvin, paleontologists beat you to it a LONG time ago. The name Tyrannosaurus rex comes from the Greek words tyranno (" tyrant “) and saurus (”lizard") and the Latin word rex (“king”). So, Tyrannosaurus rex means something like “king of the tyrant lizards.”

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    GeorgeInAZ  4 months ago

    Calvin, future theologian.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    If I remember correctly, the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus has been unearthed a few years ago, and it had been determined that it was a female.

    So, she would be a “Tyrannosaurus Regina”.

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    MS72  4 months ago

    Genesis 1 “And God saw that it was good.”

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    Somebuddy  4 months ago

    I call the creation of the world “shaping” the Old English word for creation.

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    colddonkey  4 months ago

    . . . . . and global warming shall be called climate change, oh they’re already doing that.

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    hardwickd  4 months ago

    He’s got a point…

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    Who, me?  4 months ago

    I wonder how long it took Watterson to draw a Sunday cartoon. There are a lot of details in some of the frames and getting the faces right could be a challenge.

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    Purple People Eater  4 months ago

    What would you call the creation of the universe? I’d call it the creation of the universe.

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    Rufus The naked mole rat  4 months ago

    But Calvin, “The Big Bang” has become a successful TV series with Mayim Bialik.

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    If applied to some textbooks, a child’s imagination could make topics more interesting to other children. Everybody knows that children know that adults don’t know anything.

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    lmuller7  4 months ago

    " ATOMIC " burning ball !

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Fred Hoyle did not believe in it and coined the term Big Bang in an interview. Just the facts ma’am!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I think we might get away with renaming the “Big Bang” ..wait for it. Presidents Day!

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    joegeethree  4 months ago

    What’s up with those darn empiricists naming their own discoveries?

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    david_42  4 months ago

    Sir Fred Hoyle, the astrophysicist who coined the term “Big Bang” never accepted that theory. He was mocking Lemaître.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  4 months ago

    Ironically, a horrendous space rock named Kablooie took care of the monstrous death lizard.

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    gantech  4 months ago

    Whoever named the Big Bang must have known that some day there would be a tv show that needed a catchy title.

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    Will_Scarlet  4 months ago

    Someday you’ll learn how effective understatement really is, Calvin.

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    BiggerNate91  4 months ago

    Can’t wait for my favourite TV show, “The Horrendous Space Kablooie Theory.”

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Well, Kaboom is out, that was copyrighted for a house cleaner.

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    IshkaBibel1  4 months ago

    Based entirely on this cartoon the Big Bang is often referred to, among scientists, as the HSK.

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    Point-dexter  4 months ago

    I have a feeling Hamster Huey was involved.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    I’d say the dysfunctions of modern scientists, if not science itself, are much clearer to me now.

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    Bryan Vanblaricom  4 months ago

    Someday Calvin will learn that Tyrannosaurus Rex means “King of the Tyrant Lizards.”

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    dv1093  4 months ago

    No Calvin, the start of the universe was named after a TV show.

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Is Calvin a reincarnation of a Native American? The names sound familiar.

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    “Hamster Huey and the Horrendous Space Gooey Kablooie”…

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    “Big Bang” fits well with high-visibility on a T-shirt. When it comes to simplifying the Universe, fits-on-a-T-shirt is the ultimate Occam’s Razor. :)

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    txmystic  4 months ago

    The look on Calvin’s face when he says “The Horrendous Space Kablooie!”

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    yangeldf  4 months ago

    the Big Bang was originally a derogatory term made up in an attempt to discredit the theory. Also “Tyranosaurus Rex” translates into “tyrant lizard king,” which isn’t that far off from what Calvin said. Of course “monstrous killer death bird” would be more accurate.

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    Calvin will change his mind when he learns Latin and appreciates the binomial naming system. Then he can call the big band the biggus bangus

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    Dru  4 months ago

    Sorry, Calvin — “Horrendous Space Kablooie” and “Monstrous Killer Death Lizard” are both metal band names in these parts…

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    Hydrohead  4 months ago

    I thought Tyrannosaur was Latin for Monster Killer Death Lizard…?

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    zarilla  4 months ago

    They probably also got Pluto demoted from planet to dwarf planet.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Jeeze Calvin, think about it for a minute, this is so simple to figure out. No one would watch a show called The Horrendous Space Kablooie Theory.

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    Chris Sherlock  4 months ago

    Calvin has an impressive vocabulary for one so young.

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    flagmichael  4 months ago

    My knock against the Big Bang theory is it is essentially divine creation without the divine part. I have seen enough in my years of hunting down malfunctions to know whatever the world is, it is not what we think it is. It has made me a skeptical solipsist: I suspect, but am not certain, we create the world moment by moment exactly as we create dreams. We know subjective realities exist because we create them every night (say sleep experts), but we don’t know if an objective reality exists.

    Next rant: why counting numbers should never have been the basis of advanced mathematics. Point 1: Base ten is only useful if we are counting on our fingers. Point %….

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    ron  4 months ago

    Scientists DID NOT call it the “Big Bang”. Journalists did that, writing for the mind of a 6th grader. And it’s nothing new. Their great-grandparents thought ‘unsinkable’ to describe the Titanic was better than the engineer’s description, "practically (or “almost”) unsinkable".

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    pixiekitten Premium Member 4 months ago

    Hamster Huey and the Horrendous Space Kablooie

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    djlactin  4 months ago

    “Big Bang” was actually used derisively by Fred Hoyle, who advocates a ‘steady-state universe’. But the term stuck.

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    PaulAbbott2  4 months ago

    How about “the Great Attractor”? Or Up Quarks", “Down Quarks”, Top and Bottom Quarks? Top quark sounds better than a “fermion with a 1/2 spin”

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    maverick.kaminski  4 months ago

    I’ve learned from Neil DeGrasse Tyson that astrophysicists, which include cosmologists, pride themselves on giving simple, easily understood names to the phenomena they study. Black holes. Dark energy. The Big Bang. It sets them apart from other sciences that use lingo, much of it Latin, that only an insider can understand.

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    rgcviper  4 months ago

    I, too, wonder how Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooey fit into things here …

    I also happen to love “The Big Bang Theory” on TV. I’ve seen all the episodes numerous times and still laugh at them. That’s no Bazinga, either.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 4 months ago

    Neil deGrasse Tyson always says that scientists in general (and astronomers in particular) are a “tell it like it is” bunch of folx. “Big bang”, “black hole”, “Moon rocks”, “heat death”, and so on — terms that don’t require a whole lot of explanation to be understood even by little kids.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member 4 months ago

    Change the name “Big Bang”? Sure. Change the name “tyrannosaur”? NEVER!!!

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    parkerinthehouse  4 months ago

    one of the best C and H!

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    rroush Premium Member 4 months ago

    Calvin is right. Horrendous Space Kablooie has a nice ring to it. I’ll bet Carl Sagan would have loved it.

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    Whatever, the environment created nssr your house is sheer serene.

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    Cathy P.  4 months ago

    “Brave Helios, wake up your steeds, Bring the warmth the countryside needs…” The Moody Blues, but I don’t remember the album.

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    smsrt  4 months ago

    Also known as, “The Gospel According to Calvin”

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    phoenixnyc  4 months ago

    “Horrendous space kablooey” doesn’t lend itself to double entendres. #Hitchhikers

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    chassimmons  4 months ago

    The interesting thing is that the name “big bang” was actually more or less sarcasm, invented by Fred Hoyle, who did not accept the theory.

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