Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 26, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  12 months ago

    If cyclists have rights, they also have responsibilities!


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    codycab  12 months ago

    Calvin’s dad sure predicted the future.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  12 months ago

    Or in shorter form, “Watch the bike lanes!”

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    snsurone76  12 months ago

    Cyclists have NO right to pedestrian sidewalks!!

    So keep your d@mned bikes off them!!

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    snsurone76  12 months ago

    I wonder why Dad even bothers with a helmet.

    He has no brains to damage!!

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    Izzy Moreno  12 months ago

    Cyclists have no rights whatsoever, on the road or off of it.

    No, it’s not up to debate.

    You forfeit everything, as soon as you put on that costume.

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    orinoco womble  12 months ago

    “Share the road! This means you, cyclists!”

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    jasonsnakelover  12 months ago

    I don’t follow this strip well enough to know if his dad works or not, but wouldn’t it be stupid to hope that gas goes up to eight dollars a gallon if he uses the car to go to work?

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    DaveG1960  12 months ago

    Then as now there was and will be a minority that ruins thing for the majority..

    This is why we can’t have nice things….

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    c001  12 months ago

    8 bucks a gallon – that’s about the price it costs in Germany.

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    ddl297  12 months ago

    I like cyclists EXCEPT the downtown messenger ones, who scream out “NO INSURANCE” and blast through intersections, endangering pedestrians! Jerks!

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    Detroit Dan  12 months ago

    Great slogan, but it won’t fit on a bumpersticker.

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    mindjob  12 months ago

    And to think they want more people to ride bikes

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 12 months ago

    He’s the guy Pastis is always depicting

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    SquidGamerGal  12 months ago

    Maybe you should stick to the sidewalks.

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    Droptma Styx  12 months ago

    Dad needs to go have a smoothie with Jef the Cyclist, so they can swap traffic horror stories and just generally support each other in the belief that cyclists are superior humans.

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    Ol' me  12 months ago

    That’s pretty much how bicyclists are around our town.

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    pixiekitten Premium Member 12 months ago

    Calvin’s dad becomes more relatable every year.

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    colddonkey  12 months ago

    The fancier the duds the bigger the a-hole they tend to be.

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    becida  12 months ago

    Actually the roads are paid for with gas tax money…

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    wongo  12 months ago

    Not to worry dad, 8 bucks is within sight!

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    Will E. Makeit Premium Member 12 months ago

    hey, Dad, now go ahead and throw away the bike, the helmet, your clothes, your shelter, and even the tofu that you eat that the evil oil industry has caused or contributed to its effect in your life…

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    PuggyPug  12 months ago

    He got his hope granted.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member 12 months ago

    let’s not even go to the topic of motorcycles – (poke the bear) \(〇_o)/ (⊙_⊙)?

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    The Orange Mailman  12 months ago

    Whoa, we’re halfway there

    Whoa Oh living on a prayer

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    aerotica69  12 months ago

    I’ve always gone with “Which can do more damage, the bicycle or the SUV?”

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    uniquename  12 months ago

    I bet he voted for John Anderson.

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    sonnygreen  12 months ago

    Is Dad packin’ a hip holster?

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    Will_Scarlet  12 months ago

    Having to cycle to work myself, I’m totally with Dad on this.

    And before anyone says cyclists are just as bad, keep in mind we’re not driving two tons of metal, glass and explosive fuel.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  12 months ago

    I have NO problem with a cyclist pedaling along, I consider them the same as pedestrians however the worst are these E-bikes that are also delivery ubers that race through stop signs and red lights everywhere and the motorcyclist that feel that the dotted lines are for them. These are the ones that should have their tires blown out. There should be a law that if you are caught doing these things, your “vehicle” will be confiscated on the spot with NO change of regaining and you will be hit with the same infractions as a driver under the influence.

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    Meowise  12 months ago

    Hmm. I wonder why Fathers are the only ones who get to use sarcasm.

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    g04922  12 months ago

    Where is Hobbes when we need him??

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 12 months ago

    I hear “Turn around. Don’t drown.” is popular these days.

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    Spider-UK  12 months ago

    the date says 1993. Adjusting for inflation that comes to $16.71 per gallon.

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    conuly  12 months ago

    I don’t know what year this was originally published, but for reference to everybody saying that gas is now $8US wherever they live, $8 in 1993 = $16.82 today, and $8 in 1983 = $24.66 today.

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    Forest Dweller 54  12 months ago

    Roads were built for cars and trucks, not bicycles.

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    pshapley Premium Member 12 months ago

    Gas taxes pay for the roads. Cyclists who act like they own the road are freeloaders.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 12 months ago

    Studies have shown that drivers who object to bicyclists the most typically have the worst driving records.

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member 12 months ago

    Hypocrite! He also drives a car!

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    mistercatworks  12 months ago

    California defeated a law which would have allowed bicyclists to run stop signs legally. A stop sign still means stop, whether you are on a bicycle or in a motor vehicle.

    While you may not see the point of stopping at every sign, it is important to have the habit of stopping . We are not perfect creatures with constant awareness. Most of what we do is habit. Stop signs are not placed by rolling dice, they are sited based on traffic studies, visibility and accident data.

    You live by habits; make them good habits.

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    JohnTheFoole  12 months ago

    Well, he’s not wrong!

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    wiley207  12 months ago

    I love how annoyed the dad is! At least I also give cyclists the right to the road. Also, that last part of the slogan sadly became true in some parts of the country, no thanks to supply/demand from the pandemic and then the Russia-Ukraine war jacking up the gas prices.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 12 months ago

    Your share of the road is the bit you paid for. Start paying a road tax..

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    Earnestly Frank  12 months ago

    In physics, a jerk is the rate at which an object’s acceleration changes with respect to time. Most accidents are a result of big jerks.

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    dflak  12 months ago

    One of the cases that we studied in the one and only law course I took, involved a bicycle manufacturer.

    The plaintiffs were suing the manufacturer or the product and the driver of a car for killing their son as he was cycling. They claimed that the manufacturer did not put adequate warning on their product that it should not be operated at night since it did not have any lighting.

    The accident occurred on an unlit, public street at 10:30 PM.

    The vehicle involved was a tricycle and the operator was alone, unsupervised and 3 years old.

    The parents assumed no responsibility for the accident.

    Only in America.

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    Rick Smith Premium Member 12 months ago

    That is a bit long to fit on a poster.

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    donwestonmysteries  12 months ago

    Now we know where Calvin inherited his rants.

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    LKrueger41  12 months ago

    Why didn’t Dad just say what is on his mind? “The roads belong to me!”

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    kab2rb  12 months ago

    This is one lady when younger did ride a bike, older no longer. Yet bike rider’s have to follow rules.

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    alkabelis Premium Member 12 months ago

    Spoken like every hard core cyclist I’ve ever known

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    The Pro from Dover  12 months ago

    HEY CYCLISTS!! Stop riding the wrong way on sidewalks and then running red lights or stop signs. Because when I’m turning right on red at 4 am, on my way to work, I’m not looking for some idiot on a bike running with no lights barrelling down the sidewalk heading towards my passenger side. And if I do see them I would be expecting them to stop at the stop sign or red light. And yes I know I know you don’t do that it’s the other cyclist.

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    pearso.charle03  12 months ago

    If he is writing a poster for school or something he shouldn’t ask his dad for help because that could ruin his grades

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