Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 19, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Ignorance is Power!

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    codycab  5 months ago

    You just know Calvin made that exact same speech at school.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  5 months ago

    I wonder which school textbook he learned that from.

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    einarbt  5 months ago

    This sounds like the start of a disaster.

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    Robert4170  5 months ago

    Calvin doesn’t care that knowledge is what enables one to make the correct decision.

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    jmworacle  5 months ago

    Ignorance is bliss and Calvin is a very blissfull person.

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    SHIVA  5 months ago

    He’ll carry that with him his whole life!!!

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    snsurone76  5 months ago

    Any excuse for not studying, eh, Calvin?

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    DaveG1960  5 months ago

    Hobbes’s eye roll in the last panel. Says it all…..

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    Blu Bunny  5 months ago

    Yeah, you wouldn’t want knowledge to bog you down.

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    Red33410  5 months ago

    An anagram of, “man of action,” is, “maniac of not.”

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    proclusstudent  5 months ago

    Alexander Pope said almost the same thing. “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”

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    M2MM  5 months ago

    There are too many people who would agree with Calvin’s conclusion.

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    lmuller7  5 months ago

    $ + Power = Corruption ! ( power, politically, other peoples $, is the destroyer of whole countries )

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    ajr58(1)  5 months ago

    Ignore reality, create “alternative facts,” and do whatever you want. It works for elephants.

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    The motto of the modern-day voter who knows more about their favorite “reality” show than the issues…

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    tpcox928  5 months ago

    Great description of the GOP of today. Thinkers are deserting the party, knuckle-draggers remain. Have you ever watched Trump walk? He does not swing his arms. Have you ever watched an ape walk?

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    bbenoit  5 months ago

    The essence of politics in a short toon. Give people a rational, informed and thought out platform and they will likely tune you out. Give them simplistic, tribal and emotional rhetoric and you get elected. I used to think more information was always a good thing. With the Internet and the easy dissemination of false garbage, I’m not sure anymore.

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    dwdl21  5 months ago

    Ignorance is bliss Hobbes, it’s bliss. LOL

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    dflak  5 months ago

    Ignorance is not a crime. Choosing to remain ignorant should be.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Action, even in ignorance, is preferable to inaction and ignorance. Isn’t it?

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    The ‘intelligent’ candidate tells people only what he/she wants them to know, then plays on their gullibility to convince them that opponents are telling falsehoods. Those who depend on only one or two sources of information are most likely to swallow that line. For others it appears ‘thinking’ hurts so they avoid doing it.

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    rshive  5 months ago

    Hobbes knew the answer already.

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    mindjob  5 months ago

    Most people are stubborn and don’t change their views, regardless of how many “facts” you clobber them over the head with

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    ElwoodP  5 months ago

    Once again we see verification that Artificial Intelligence will be no match for Natural Stupidity.

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    John Jorgensen  5 months ago

    There does eventually come a tipping point where he’s right. But it’s at the margins, not a general principle.

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    mfrasca  5 months ago

    Thomas Bayes has some advice for you.

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    ChessPirate  5 months ago

    Ironically, that’s a Math Book… ☺

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    g04922  5 months ago

    Gotta love Hobbes and his logic when it comes to Calvin. Last panel expression is classic.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  5 months ago

    “You’re ignorant, but at least you act on it.” That’s the sacred motto of the Dunning-Kruger brigade.

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    Calvins Brother  5 months ago

    “Don’t confuse me with facts.”

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    eced52  5 months ago

    Shouldn’t that be act “like” it Hobbes?

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    Ainsley Ashby >>> Globetrotter creator 5 months ago

    Lol this is fantastic!

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    Fine for crimefighters – not so good for Presidents.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  5 months ago

    In the Final Judgment, how much will Watterson have to answer for in inspiring the so-called millennial mindset? I’m sure I’ll get comments, so go ahead.

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    coffeebeanthere  5 months ago

    Well, THAT explains so much…

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    coffeeturtle  5 months ago

    Wow! Just Wow!


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    thedogesl Premium Member 5 months ago

    “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” – Thomas Jefferson As we are now seeing.

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    Cindylou123  5 months ago

    Sounds like the current House.

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    liberalnlovinit  5 months ago

    Where have I heard essentially this most recently? Probably the House of Representatives. At least…

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    old_geek  5 months ago

    A restaurant menu, 4 pages, small print, so many choices….

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 5 months ago

    The essence of systems analysis is picking out the correct wrench to hammer in the proper screw.

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    Jesse Atwell creator 5 months ago

    Analysis paralysis! Love me some Calvin & Hobbes!

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 5 months ago

    The roll of the dice, the flip of the coin, the turn of the card. Seems like a hėll of a way to make up your mind, doesn’t it? However, I advance the premise that, in real-world terms, it’s not so bad. You usually don’t resort to chance as a decision-making technique unless you’ve reduced your alternatives down to 2 or 3 options, no 1 of which is clearly better than any of the others. In short, your time might well be more efficiently spent making some sort of decision than in further dithering over exactly which 1 will give you that extra 1% of benefit. At least the concept of chance implies the choice between alternatives, which means you haven’t just blindly accepted the 1st idea that popped into your head. And, of course, chance has a real role to play in experimentation, where you want to be sure that the choices of, say, which patients get real drugs and which get placebos isn’t governed by hidden assumptions or prejudices.

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    willie_mctell  5 months ago

    It’s much easier to act on limited information. The more you know the more complex things become.

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    chinook12345  5 months ago

    99% of Americans in a nutshell

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    hagarthehorrible  5 months ago

    Ignorance is bliss, alright. Love Hobbes rolling eyes.

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    harvey812abc  5 months ago

    Future politician there.

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    Cornelius Robinson Premium Member 5 months ago

    But only 50 shades of gray

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