Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for November 23, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Is Calvin saying Tasmanian devils aren’t cool?

    To the readers in the US: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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    codycab  5 months ago

    I say they’re both. Also, yes! What BE THIS GUY said! GOBBLE GOBBLE!

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    Sugar Bombs 95  5 months ago

    The idea of them being scavengers was proposed by Jack Horner (a famous paleontologist who just so happens to share his name with a certain pie-making crime lord), but it’s been debunked by many researchers because no terrestrial predator can live entirely off of scavenging. (Only flying ones like vultures can, since they can travel long distances without eating.)

    Besides, hunting versus scavenging is a false dichotomy, since most predators aren’t picky and don’t care whether their meat is alive or dead.

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    Imagine  5 months ago

    According to my completely and in great depth un-researched theory, T-Rex caught its food the same way as the Venus fly trap. They would lie on their backs with their giant mouths wide open and wait for unsuspecting creatures to wander into their mouths, attracted by the beautiful decorations.

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    snsurone76  5 months ago

    Why are scavengers disgusting? Think of the planet littered with carcasses were it not for them. I guess Calvin has heard too many stories about so-called “human” scavengers.

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    DaveG1960  5 months ago

    T. Rex gets such a bad press. The reality is the relatively ’armless…….

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    sutirtho  5 months ago

    Nice to see the good old pencil sharpener!!

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    eced52  5 months ago

    Actually, from what I have read they were the latter.

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    joegeethree  5 months ago

    Exactly.

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    gantech  5 months ago

    Actually, that could make for a very interesting paper, especially coming from a 6-year old…

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    SquidGamerGal  5 months ago

    Why not both? A lot of predators today would not pass up a free meal if they come across one.

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    So, you’re taking the “pro T-Rex” side then?

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    rshive  5 months ago

    A pencil sharpener on the table?

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    rmercer Premium Member 5 months ago

    They were friendly preservers of the peace… but what fun is that?!

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    Cal picked a topic that could be very popular with the class but maybe not on something that will fit teacher’s topic list.

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    uniquename  5 months ago

    Ah Calvin, they were just big chickens!

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    Will_Scarlet  5 months ago

    “Touch a scientist and you touch a child” – Ray Bradbury.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 5 months ago

    Impeccable logic, Powerful Brain Calvin. When in doubt, make something up. Happy Thanksgiving or Thursday All!

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    yangeldf  5 months ago

    it’s actually impressive for a 6 year old to even be aware of that debate at the time.

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    g04922  5 months ago

    Lol, Calvin never fails to impress with his values.

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    ladykat  5 months ago

    True, Calvin. Happy American Thanksgiving.

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    cracker65  5 months ago

    Very good point

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    PaulAbbott2  5 months ago

    True that, Cal. A T Rex looks so cooler ripping apart a Triceratop than dumpster diving

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 5 months ago

    Definitely a Big Brain conclusion.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    Life does what it must to survive. Only humanity assigns some notion of nobility to directly killing rather than not letting something to go waste.

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    wiley207  5 months ago

    Calvin’s knowledge and fascination on dinosaurs becomes useful at school for a change!

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    Sherlock5  5 months ago

    Why couldn’t T-Rex be both? It could be a predator that takes advantage of any food source it comes across, even a carcass of an animal killed by another predator.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  5 months ago

    Know your audience, right Calvin?

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    Teto85 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Like present day hyenas, jackals and lions, they probably did a bit of both.

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    mindjob  5 months ago

    Even if he was a scavenger, T. rex would still be cool sporting sunglasses and cigarettes

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    chinook12345  5 months ago

    boys are toxic masculinity vessels arent they! especially white boys

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    Sambora1  5 months ago

    To all my GC friends, I would like to thank you for allowing me to “talk” about my sister and what was happening with her health for the last 3 weeks, sadly she passed away this afternoon at 2 pm, it is very sad but she did not suffer in the end, the hospital had their comfort care come in and she was on moriphine so she would not suffer, and she is sleeping peacefully now and I know I will see her again in God’s resurrection.

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    John Jorgensen  5 months ago

    I agree!

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    john_chubb  5 months ago

    Much like the mighty Bald Eagle . . . so much more majestic when viewed from afar!

    I saw a pair of osprey beat the living he!! out of a bald eagle after he stole one of their fish.

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