Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 16, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  9 months ago

    Don’t want to leave any undetonated “bombs” around.

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    codycab  9 months ago

    Which means it IS going in the club log!

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    Alexander the Good Enough  9 months ago

    Is this in any way similar to the unmentionable “noodle incident?” Calvin certainly looks like a wet one…

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    SHIVA  9 months ago

    Yeah Hobbes, give The Little Prince another good dousing!!!

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    DaveG1960  9 months ago

    Wet a way to go….,

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    uniquename  9 months ago

    Susie 1, Calvin 0

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    Calvinist1966  9 months ago

    Note that the first panel shows Hobbes holding a water balloon, listening to Calvin who is being soaked behind Hobbes’s back and out of the panel and blinking in reaction to what he hears. It was moments like this, the rare glimpses of a living Hobbes without Calvin, which first led me to suspect I had been mistaken in assuming the living Hobbes to be part of Calvin’s imagination. Watterson, of course, confirmed this in The Calvin And Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book before he stopped producing the strip at the end of 1995. He wrote, “The so-called gimmick of the strip – the two versions of Hobbes – is often misunderstood. I do not see Hobbes as a doll who miraculously comes to life when alone with Calvin. Neither do I see Hobbes as a product of Calvin’s imagination.”

    RobertRomero will probably have a different take on this. He will probably argue that Calvin is imagining Hobbes reacting to what is happening. I would reply that, if Calvin is imagining Hobbes in such a stressful moment, Hobbes must be very real to him.

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    Macushlalondra  9 months ago

    She got you good, didn’t she, Calvin?

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    saylorgirl  9 months ago

    The look on Hobbes face in panel three is precious.

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    jpayne4040  9 months ago

    I think this club is all wet!

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    pbehnken  9 months ago

    Must be pretty dicey for a tiger to handle water balloons, what with claws and no opposable thumbs. Hope Hobbes is getting hazard pay.

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    bignatefantic2.0  9 months ago

    This is why I never messed with girls growing up, they always find a way to get even, just like what Susie did to Calvin

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    scote1379 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Revenge is sweet !

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    tremaine53  9 months ago

    It’s always satisfying to see Calvin receive a swift kick to the butt, so to speak.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  9 months ago

    What a refreshing turn of events.

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    SquidGamerGal  9 months ago

    Hey! Don’t you dare blame Hobbes! YOU’RE the one who wanted to be theatric with your corny supervillain-style traps and bait when ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS HIDE BEHIND THE TREE AND BEAN HER THEN AND THERE!!

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    jagedlo  9 months ago

    Just seeing the look on Calvin’s face…

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    DavidSharp Premium Member 9 months ago

    Calvin’s quite right: according to subsection 23 of clause 29 in the G.R.O.S.S. club statutes, incidents must only be entered in the log if they take place in the presence of both the life president and the first tiger, and also if no girl is involved. MCGA!

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    Zebrastripes  9 months ago

    She got him! She got him GOOD!

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    Purple People Eater  9 months ago

    Girls are smarter than Calvin gives them credit for.

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    sandpiper  9 months ago

    Hobbes, the ever practical — Waste not, want not.

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    kartis  9 months ago

    Justice reigns. Sometimes it pours.

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    rshive  9 months ago

    Shouldn’t add insult to injury, Hobbes.

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    ladykat  9 months ago

    Hobbes don’t do it!

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    gantech  9 months ago

    The expressions in panel three are priceless. You could make a one-panel gag out of that one.

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    stuestes  9 months ago

    GO, HOBBES!!!

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    kab2rb  9 months ago

    Calvin you should know was coming.

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    kittcapp  9 months ago

    Calvin and Susie are Wile E and Roadrunner with a side kick.

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    French Persons Premium Member 9 months ago

    This round: Susie-1, Calvin-0

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 9 months ago

    “Insult to injury” is often the way of best friends.

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    LaurelAnnHardy  9 months ago

    This event quickly went from being historical to hysterical.

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    Calvins Brother  9 months ago

    Go ahead Hobbes. What harm can there be?

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    old_geek  9 months ago

    Waste not, want not

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    g04922  9 months ago

    LOL… Hobbes has been waiting a LONG time to hit Calvin with a water balloon ! Love the look on Hobbes’ face in panel one, too.

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    hmroehrig18  9 months ago

    One time when I was a teacher we had a water balloon ball game at a summer festival, throwing the balloons over a volleyball net, outdoors of course, with the other team trying to catch them and throw them back. It was so much fun and quite okay on a hot day.

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    smsrt  9 months ago

    Oh Hobbes, you are SO going to get fired from being First Tiger. But hey! Go join the SCRUBB Club. (Suzies Club Uses Balloons Better). I hear they have better intel and much better benefits.

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    mindjob  9 months ago

    It would have been great to have 4 panels of Calvin getting soaked with the hose

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    chinook12345  9 months ago

    flawless victory! I hate calvin! he will be in jail soon with Trump!

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    mistercatworks  9 months ago

    Go ahead. Add insult to injury or what’s a tiger for?

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    John Jorgensen  9 months ago

    Oh, that’s right, this started as a club thing. I’d forgotten.

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    Bruce388  9 months ago

    Lesson for Calvin: Never enter into a battle of wits while he’s unarmed.

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    locake  9 months ago

    We don’t get to see Susie soaking Calvin with the hose? Very disappointing! I wanted to see every detail of that.

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    lazysenora  9 months ago

    Any more questions about Karma, Calvin?

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    monya_43  9 months ago

    Adds new meaning to being all wet! Yay, Susie, you go girl! Hahaha!

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    Tina Rhea Premium Member 9 months ago

    I love that first scream, when Calvin realizes what’s coming.

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    hagarthehorrible  9 months ago

    Member secretary can close the meeting with a bang if the chairman has surrendered. Go on Hobbes.

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    eced52  9 months ago

    splat, sploosh, and a wee.

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    wiley207  9 months ago

    All those times Calvin got in trouble with his mother for his assaults on Susie, I hope at least Susie got in trouble with her mother for attacking Calvin like that!

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 9 months ago

    Et tu Hobbes?

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    AndrewSihler  9 months ago

    Maybe there’s a lesson, here: conspiring to do mischief with a stuffed toy is unlikely to end well.

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    [Unnamed Reader - e476da]  9 months ago

    weapons of splash destruction.

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    Cathy P.  9 months ago

    What is the small rectangle on his face in the second panel? Lips? Mouth??

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 9 months ago

    At this point, I don’t see any harm in using the remaining water balloon. Go for it, Hobbes!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  9 months ago

    Go back to your lives, citizens. Nothing to see here.

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