Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 22, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  11 months ago

    Hey, guys that hit 30% get hundred million dollar contracts.

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    codycab  11 months ago

    Wow! A “C”? Calvin actually tried?

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    C  11 months ago

    There’s a future for him in politics. Or used car sales.

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    Zykoic  11 months ago

    Do they judge anyone’s performance in school these days?

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    sirbadger  11 months ago

    If government was competent, Miss Wormwood would earn more money.

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    Michael McGinnis Premium Member 11 months ago

    If I had talked to a teacher like that as a child, I would have received some quick-acting correction at home. I’m surprised no one has commented on this.

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    su43dipta  11 months ago

    At least Miss Wormwood has something that can repel Calvin into submission.

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    Ivy Valory Premium Member 11 months ago

    If I were Mrs. Wormwood, I think I would lace my Maalox with vodka. Or maybe infuse it with cannabis. I wonder if that could be done?

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    DorothyGlenn Premium Member 11 months ago

    Calvin doesn’t have to worry over being held back in her class

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    jmworacle  11 months ago

    Outcome based education….

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    einarbt  11 months ago

    Calvin kinda has a point there. Sure it is Maalox.

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    TampaFanatic1  11 months ago

    Hey Calvin, it may not just be Maalox in that bottle.

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    sandpiper  11 months ago

    Used to be 75% was a D. When educations systems from secondary school through college broadened the scale to 10 points/letter, 70-79% became a C. Gradeflation continued, and the dumbing down of school curricula picked up more momentum.

    Very soon colleges no longer expected students to complete degree requirements in 4-years and actually benefited by the extensions of 1 or more years to a Bachelor’s degree. Relaxed ‘standards’ were justified as allowing students more time to experience college life at their own pace. Some enrolled in only one or two courses for up to 3 additional years.

    We’re gonna be paying for that for decades.

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    rshive  11 months ago

    Calvin maybe will be someday among those politicians claiming excellence.

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    DaveG1960  11 months ago

    The maalox is bad enough, headache pills may also be in the mix……

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 11 months ago

    Maa lox hasn’t been made in years, Calvin, so that’s something else she’s drinking from the old Maa lox bottle and it ain’t a milk shake.

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    currysteph Premium Member 11 months ago

    Calvin was before his time

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    Guy from southern Indiana  11 months ago

    Just because a bottle says “Maalox” doesn’t necessarily mean Maalox is in the bottle. A Maalox bottle doesn’t raise eyebrows like a whiskey flask does.

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    tremaine53  11 months ago

    Evidently, the Maalox company was willing to pay more for a ‘product placement mention’ than the Pepto Bismol company was. Very shrewd, that Bill Watterson.

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    Judy Hendrickson [Unnamed Reader - 852856]  11 months ago

    I’m surprised she doesn’t drink whiskey!!!

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    jagedlo  11 months ago

    For the test paper or your ability to drive your teacher crazy, Calvin?

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  11 months ago

    I’d be happy if the weatherman hit 75%.

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    lmuller7  11 months ago
    O P M (other peoples money) is easily spent !
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    KKpt Prien Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’m surprised that he actually got 3/4 of the answers right.

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    eced52  11 months ago

    Surprised she doesn’t have a maalox pump.

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    Redd Panda  11 months ago

    Maybe Calvin is an Asbergers kid?

    He’s got a point on the numbers.

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    Zebrastripes  11 months ago

    …and sooo, Mrs. Wormwood drinks her coping med!

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    rhpii  11 months ago

    Wait until you are in a class with a bunch of pre-meds and the teacher grades on the curve.

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    jrankin1959  11 months ago

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    Mark DeMist Premium Member 11 months ago

    Calvin has a real future with the RNC.

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    g04922  11 months ago

    oh, no… Calvin is becoming an “Equity Warrior”…

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    MEPace  11 months ago

    I remember my freshman physics class in college, 75% was an A++. The class average was usually in the 35% to 40% range. Thank the Big Bang for professors who grade on a curve!!

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  11 months ago

    Do you know what they call the person who graduates last in their medical class?

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    “Doctor.”

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    jim_pem  11 months ago

    It only says Maalox on the bottle. It’s not indigestion she has, but a particular stressor.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  11 months ago

    Father was a machinist and it always aggravated him that a carpenter could be over 1/16th of an inch off and they cover it with molding, if he was 1/100th of an inch off it became garbage..

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    constantine48  11 months ago

    These days, if government and industry were 5% competent, we’d be ecstatic.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 11 months ago

    Can you blame her?

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    smsrt  11 months ago

    Here comes your participation trophy Calvin.

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    mindjob  11 months ago

    Calvin would do better if the teacher graded on a curve

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    anomaly  11 months ago

    If government and industry were only 75% competent, we wouldn’t expect competency from anyone at all.

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    Old27F20  11 months ago

    Haha, I’ll bet the Maalox has some 150 proof stuff mixed in.

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    Holden Awn  11 months ago

    I had one college prof who tried taking points off for wrong answers. The average quiz score wound up being a negative number.

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    mistercatworks  11 months ago

    At a military academy I got 10% on a calculus final and that was an “A”. Don’t buy the “free education” promise. I literally had to repeat all the courses of my freshman year when I transferred to the University of California, even though my transcript showed I had been given two semesters of accelerated courses in one semester at the academy. I was also on the military academy’s Dean’s List. I was basically tricked out of a year’s education.

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    Rose Madder Premium Member 11 months ago

    Poor Mrs. Wormwood, Calvin doesn’t ever age – so she is stuck with the kid.

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    chimpulis  11 months ago

    Sorry, Calvin. Driving something from average to the highest performance might bring inflation to a nation’s economy.

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    wiley207  11 months ago

    But Calvin was proud of getting a C before, almost 4 1/2 years ago… https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1988/12/13

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    Marty241  11 months ago

    In baseball, they take percents out three decimal places. So, 30% performance (.300) is excellent. This is failure in any other profession. Perhaps we should all play baseball.

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    hornacek  11 months ago

    A: 85-100B: 75-84C: 60-74D: 50-59

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    jvn  11 months ago

    I prefer my Maalox freshly squeezed.

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    Aliquid  11 months ago

    Iceland – 75% = B

    Ireland – 75% = B

    England – 75% used to be a B, but they use a completely different grading scale now (not letter grades)

    Canada – 75% = B

    Australia – 75% = “Band 4” or “Distinction” (equivalent of a B)

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    MY DOG IS MY CO PILOT  11 months ago

    With Calvin in her class, I’m surprised she’s not on Valium.

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    {Read bio} rat the overthrow  11 months ago

    dont we all calvin, dont we all

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    The Lone Reader  11 months ago

    In France, 75% is a good 15/20, and you can grab 1 or 2 points if the test is correctly written. These were the good days, school…

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    cmxx  11 months ago

    More bad news, Calvin: you get a C in English for that misplaced modifier in your rant.

    (A BTW question: is English grammar being taught in US schools these days?)

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    yangeldf  11 months ago

    I’ve been watching a lot of slice of life high school anime, so there is one thing I want to know about tests in Japan. Is a passing grade really 50 over there? When I was in high school you needed to get at least 65 to pass

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member 11 months ago

    Maalox? My go-to is Alka Seltzer.

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    Tortured Nate  11 months ago

    what the heck is Maalox?

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    Teto85 Premium Member 11 months ago

    If a baseball player where to get a hit 75% of the time he would either be great or it’s the first week of the season. If a QB where to complete 75% of his passes he would be considered better than Tom Brady.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  11 months ago

    I do wonder if anyone operates at that level. And yet the world spins on.

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    BE THIS GUY  11 months ago

    In the 1970’s in NYC:

    65 – D passing 70–79 C range80–80 B range90–100 A range

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