Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 09, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    “It was in Byzantine — DUH!

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    codycab  over 1 year ago

    Go for the higher value if you want a daily double!

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  over 1 year ago

    The Byzantine Empire was on Neptune, obviously.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  over 1 year ago

    What kind of first-grade teacher quizzes their kids on subjects like the Byzantine Empire?

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    I wonder what Mr. Trebek thought of this when this was first published.

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    Robin Harwood  over 1 year ago

    Now name the last five emperors.

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    C  over 1 year ago

    Filibustering for $100, Alex

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    Captain Colorado  over 1 year ago

    Calvin is in “Jeopardy”.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I prefer to call it the New Roman Empire…

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Well, it was kind of all over the place. Its outlines were, y’know, byzantine.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    Seriously, does anybody here know where Byzantine was (without looking it up)?

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    Clone Arranger  over 1 year ago

    I love Calvin’s face in the second panel.

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    minty_Joe  over 1 year ago

    What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color? What is the capital of Assyria? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? If a tree falls on a mime in the middle of a forest and nobody hears it, does anybody care?

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    VegaAlopex  over 1 year ago

    The Byzantine Empire was Romaning around Asia Minor for a millennium.

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    MayCauseBurns  over 1 year ago

    It’s in the name. It was by Zantine.

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    Imagine  over 1 year ago

    Over there -→

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Can you just imagine today, in a classroom, if a student acted up like Calvin? ☹️

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    Meg ~ All Seriousness Aside  over 1 year ago

    Outer planets? So, circling Uranus?

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  over 1 year ago

    In first grade would it not be more like:See Jane run, run Jane run, Stranger Danger Jane.. (21st century edition)

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    bbenoit  over 1 year ago

    Ahhh, I remember that feeling of utter panic and brain freeze whenever the teacher called on me.

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    dwdl21  over 1 year ago

    And since when do they teach ancient history in grade one…lol

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    txmystic  over 1 year ago

    The Byzantine empire?

    In the first grade?

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    Redd Panda  over 1 year ago

    Checking the Star Trek handbook …. Talus 6.

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    dflak  over 1 year ago

    Where were you in 700 CE? It was in all the newspapers.

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    sandpiper  over 1 year ago

    Cal’s thinking has always been mostly off planet

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    mepowell  over 1 year ago

    The Emperor Constantine, realizing the Roman Empire was too large and unwieldy, made the minor city of Byzantium into New Rome to be the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. This was fortunate as it survived and flourished for close to 1,000 years after the Western Roman Empire collapsed. Incidentally, they never called themselves Byzantines as they considered they were the Roman Empire.

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    ZarPaulus  over 1 year ago

    We didn’t even learn that the Byzantine Empire existed until AP World History.

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    rhpii  over 1 year ago

    Istanbul was Constantinople or so the song goes.

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    rshive  over 1 year ago

    Wrong planet, Calvin.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Good choice. Odds are Spaceman Spiff has been there!

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    Will_Scarlet  over 1 year ago

    That’s nobody’s business but the Turks’.

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    BiggerNate91  over 1 year ago

    I can’t even remember anything I learned in first grade, let alone if it was as complicated as the things Calvin has to learn.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  over 1 year ago

    “Where is the Agean Sea?”


    “The first three strings on a ukulele?”

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    'IndyMan'  over 1 year ago

    Calvin, you are on your way to the principal’s office………again ! ! !

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    Gen.Flashman  over 1 year ago

    Maybe in a high school Western Civ class.

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    KK ROSE  over 1 year ago

    Last night at a school improv show, they played calvinball!

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    mistercatworks  over 1 year ago

    “In Imperium?” :)

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    dougsathome  over 1 year ago

    Right next to the Zantine Empire.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I”m going to have to use my “Call a friend” option on this one.

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    wiley207  over 1 year ago

    Miss Wormwood’s history lessons were often pretty advanced for first grade. I didn’t start to learn some forms of history until second grade (the really important stuff like Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims).

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 1 year ago

    The Byzantine Empire was in the East, Eastern Rome.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Everybody knows it’s by the zantine.

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    willie_mctell  over 1 year ago

    That’s a trick question. The borders changed a lot over the years. Considering that there were a thousand or so years, it’s hard to pin down. Yup, it outlasted the Western Roman Empire by a lot.

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    goboboyd  over 1 year ago

    Toga! Toga! Toga! No socks with sandals please. Despite what your father might profess and practice.

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    brentced  over 1 year ago

    I lost on Jeopardy.

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    wiatr  over 1 year ago

    From what I’ve read, the people who lived there considered it to be the Roman Empire. The fall of Rome did not change that for them.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pssst, Calvin? Your odds are excellent if you say somewhere in Eurasia! That covers pretty much all the empires back in that time period, if you leave out the South American empires.

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    phoenixnyc  over 1 year ago

    The Byzantine Empire in first grade??

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