Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 15, 2023

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    codycab  6 months ago

    Or both.

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    Hate to see what’s going to happen to Calvin at recess.

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    orinoco womble  6 months ago

    Moe grew up to be a world class bar steward.

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    Blu Bunny  6 months ago

    My name is not Twinky! POW

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    su43dipta  6 months ago

    Good for you, Calvin, if he’s done with you for the day!

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    su43dipta  6 months ago

    Too bad we never got Moe’s backstory, like whether he had abandonment issues like Nelson from the Simpsons.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 6 months ago

    Moe becomes moe and moe difficult for Calvin to deal with.

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    snsurone76  6 months ago

    Apparently, this strip was done before schools implemented a “zero tolerance” policy against bullying.

    Not that it’s ever done any good.

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    minty_Joe  6 months ago

    “Poop” is not strong enough of a word there, Calvin. That’s what I think of bullies. ZERO TOLERANCE!

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    vlad8601  6 months ago

    since when do elementary schools have lockers?

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    einarbt  6 months ago

    The only thing bullies understand is violence or the threat of it.

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    French Persons Premium Member 6 months ago

    There’s only one way to deal with a bully.. a good old-fashioned beat down.

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    M2MM  6 months ago

    Got a little too close to the truth, didn’t you Calvin?

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    DaveG1960  6 months ago

    Always remember. If someone is trying to drag you down, they are already beneath you….

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    Macushlalondra  6 months ago

    I wish he could bring Hobbes to school and for just a few seconds Hobbes would let Moe have it!

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    hariseldon59  6 months ago

    Just how old is Moe? He looks to be about twice Calvin’s size.

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    rklynch  6 months ago

    Definitely the latter….

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    Hm

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    Poops!

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    win.45mag  6 months ago

    A word of advice, Cal. Watch who you blow your ugly cretan whistle at.

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    mrwiskers  6 months ago

    One year, in my fifth grade classroom, two new students arrived. Soon we had complaints of theft, intimidation, and physical bullying. As their teacher, I sat them down and explained the rules. If they broke the rules, I explained the consequences. Didn’t change their behavior. I called her parents, didn’t change their behavior. So I decided, and this was long before zero tolerance policy, I would not spend anymore time on trying to directly change their behavior. For three weeks, every day, for one hour a day, I held a class titled how to handle a bully. The bullies were very unhappy. They told their parents. Their parents complain to me. Then they complain to my principal. The principal came to me and said, “good job”. While the bully sat there, my class learned three specific strategies to deal with a bully and we role-played. We practiced. We laughed. They got over the fear, and because we made the bully behavior public knowledge and how to deal with them the thefts decreased, the intimidation decreased and the physical, bullying decreased. It did flare up from time to time. But after I invited the bully to help design a refresher class, that one decided it wasn’t worth it.

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    Just-me  6 months ago

    I strongly suspect the atavistic Moe has a large percentage of Denisovan DNA.

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    SquidGamerGal  6 months ago

    And this is exactly why talking to bullies doesn’t work anymore…

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    jagedlo  6 months ago

    A painful way to verify a theory, huh, Calvin?

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 6 months ago

    Bwaa haaaa haaaa… That’s like when some lowly unworthy fool on here disagrees with The Count and they’re response is about having anger issues.

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    Bullies are a result of bully parents…☹️

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    WestNYC Premium Member 6 months ago

    Hopefully Moe died before reaching 30; as a result of violence.

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    lmuller7  6 months ago

    Moe’s friends are ADULTS, out there, Manipulators, one and all. One, has to be careful of em !

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    lmuller7  6 months ago

    Moe’s friends are ADULTS, out there, Manipulators, one and all. One, has to be careful of them !

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    Maybe the inspiration for Moe was the Three Stooges

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    That is the reality of humanity. Some people aren’t very nice, and they like it that way. …sigh.

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    RobJab  6 months ago

    There is nothing funny about bullying. This is offensive.

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    General Trelane (Ret.) Premium Member 6 months ago

    POW

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    doodlerjeff  6 months ago

    As much as I LOVED this strip, I was always bothered by this occasional depiction of bullying. Moe seldom got any repercussions from his awful behavior. Calvin certainly did.

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    BilboDaddy  6 months ago

    I do not like celebrating bullies, even if it is in a comic strip. Not so funny for Calvin and other kids like him.

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    royq27  6 months ago

    Known quite a few poop-heads over the years…

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    David_J Premium Member 6 months ago

    I was a victim… all too often. It’s not funny. And if I had my way, they’d be in prison. It messed me up.

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    barely here  6 months ago

    Just wait until next year when Moe will be the one student in second grade who shaves and wears bi-focals and dentures.

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    FicklePickle  6 months ago

    Mo needs a good kicker in his behind.

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    rstove428 Premium Member 6 months ago

    So many strips… this is one… really needed an epilogue showing what happened with memorable characters, good ones and bad. I think of Cul de Sac and Wallace the Brave.Volunteers?

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    Imhungry  6 months ago

    When I was in about the third or fourth grade there was a much older boy who bullied me. We both grew up and I grew to be much larger than he. I saw him one day and I stood in his path without intension of harming him. He quickly turned around and went the other way. He dodged me from that day on.

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    lbhorton  6 months ago

    Just read an article this morning about a school district not acting on a bullying complaint. The bullying resulted in the death of a 13 yo after being punched and hitting his head. Cost a life, 2 school administrators their jobs, and I am sure their careers, and the school district $27 million. School district lawyer said that was the going rate. Strip is not so funny now.

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    kab2rb  6 months ago

    Most schools do not tolerate, if teacher was around.

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    Silence Dogood Premium Member 6 months ago

    Not funny.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    One of the bullies at one of the schools I attended turned out to having been sexually abused by his priest for the previous 6 years. The priest was transferred to another state and continued his pattern of raping children for years after until getting transferred to Rome.

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    The Great_Black President  6 months ago

    Moe is white trash

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    Angry Indeed  6 months ago

    After defunding the police, I can see Social Services try to deescalate a hostile “situation” with characters like Moe!

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    phlash  6 months ago

    Why am I getting 3 blank panels and “Coming Soon” on this and every other strip on my list after it?

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    Jesse Atwell creator 6 months ago

    Love the shoes in the air in panel 3

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    cheap_day_return  6 months ago

    Why doesn’t Calvin use his incredible imagination to strategize how to lay Moe out on the ground? And hurt for days afterwards…

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    Curiosity Premium Member 6 months ago

    Yep. That’s about right. Had to deal with that once or twice as a child, something to do with being a bit small and scrawny looking. Fortunately my dad taught me a bit about how to use a bully’s size against them, and that if you can’t avoid a fight (the preferred option) then win it. No rules. Didn’t always get off unscathed, but was never challenged again by the same kid.

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    PaintTheDust  6 months ago

    Fact is, sometimes both are true: personal problems and a poop head. The one is not necessarily an excuse for the other, but the latter makes getting any help with the former problematic. The tragic villain…

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    [Unnamed Reader - e476da]  6 months ago

    Unfortunately, these things are a reality in schools and always have been.

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    g04922  6 months ago

    Love it when Calvin’s shoes fly off… Too funny.

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    awcoffman  6 months ago

    Right on both counts, Cal.

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