Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 09, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    …and car chases!

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    codycab  5 months ago

    Other days, it’s disasters.

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    hitman4cookies  5 months ago

    Leave it to Hobbes to utter the sophisticated “tragedy or farce” line. . . And to Calvin to have it totally go over his head.

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    Blu Bunny  5 months ago

    Where’s the stand up comedians?

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 5 months ago

    Oooooh, more dancing girls! Sign me up!

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    sirbadger  5 months ago

    Calvin and Susie are a little young for dance numbers.

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    einarbt  5 months ago

    That might work.

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    rklynch  5 months ago

    And a laugh track

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    The Duke  5 months ago

    Yes we need more dancing in life! Life should be a big musical like the Music Man or Oklahoma.

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    DaveG1960  5 months ago

    And at times, a half-time break for refreshments…….

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    snsurone76  5 months ago

    Calvin is in the act of “the whining school boy, with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like a snail unwillingly to school.”

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    in-dubio-pro-rainbow  5 months ago

    When we are born, we cry that we are come

    To this great stage of fools.

    (Shakespeare’s “King Lear”, Act 4 Scene 5)

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    Liam G.P  5 months ago

    I’m also thinking that God is probably recording me right now.

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    MayCauseBurns  5 months ago

    God is a comedian, playing to an audience that’s too afraid to laugh.

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    Gandalf  5 months ago

    Maybe a tragicomedy.

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    kennywalter  5 months ago

    That’s never been more true!

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 5 months ago

    Show tunes! Show tunes!

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    'IndyMan'  5 months ago

    How did Shakespeare do so well then, when he didn’t have any of those, just the ‘day-to-day’ human tragedy that is life , humm, Calvin ???

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    The Orange Mailman  5 months ago

    That last panel describes the new movie The Marvels.

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    Guayo1  5 months ago

    And common-sense like Hobbes.

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    And remember, this was before social media…so Hobbes’s words are even more true today!

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    gawaintheknight  5 months ago

    I would welcome an intermission. Also a body double.

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    oakie817  5 months ago

    and Godzilla stomping on buildings

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    PoodleGroomer  5 months ago

    More cowbell.

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    Pongo ol’ Boy  5 months ago

    Hobbes’ comment describes our world today perfectly. It is hard to tell if we are in a tragedy or a farce. Unfortunately it’s both. Fortunately this darkness will be lifted.

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    Will_Scarlet  5 months ago

    Like Marx said, history begins as farce and ends as tragedy.

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    truer words were never spoken

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    figuratively speaking  5 months ago

    Shakespeare didn’t say the players were good, Calvin.

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    DM2860  5 months ago

    My humanities professor said the difference between a tragedy and a comedy was in the comedy, the person deserved it.

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    smsrt  5 months ago

    True, true Calvin… so true.

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    steveconkey2003  5 months ago

    Deep, very deep.

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    guenette.charlie(BozoKnows)  5 months ago

    Life’s but a walking shadow;

    a poor player,

    that struts and frets his hour upon the stage,

    and then is heard no more:

    It is a tale told by an idiot,

    full of sound and fury,

    signifying nothing.

    -Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5

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    LizandMax  5 months ago

    This is my all time favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip.

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    Hamady Sack Premium Member 5 months ago

    Watterson’s trees are the best since the Tiger strip.

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    rshive  5 months ago

    Special effects, maybe. But I doubt that Calvin wants to dance with Susie.

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    cracker65  5 months ago

    This one is brilliant. Calvin is a deep thinker. So is Hobbes.

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    mindjob  5 months ago

    I’d like some more Hitchcockian suspense

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    PassinThru  5 months ago

    Definitely more dance numbers!

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    KEA  5 months ago

    I’ve thought for years that people should get at 2 lives… one for a dress rehearsal and one for “real”.

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    g04922  5 months ago

    Calvin and Hobbes…. a regular Rogers and Hammerstein duo… ;-)

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    If we were in a Bollywood flick, at least we’d get musical numbers.

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    christelisbetty  5 months ago

    There’s no business, like show business, like no business I know.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 5 months ago

    We have enough explosions!!!

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    It’s improv, little dude. You either go with it or spent your life trying to find the script.

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    Curiosity Premium Member 5 months ago

    I strongly suspect the answer to Hobbes question is all of the above.

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    BiggerNate91  5 months ago

    Calvin and Hobbes still ahead of its time as always.

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    John Jorgensen  5 months ago

    The profound truth of this strip left me breathless until Calvin’s last line overwrote it with nonsense. I wish Watterson had quit while he was ahead.

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    Local 574 Premium Member 5 months ago

    That’s what we got Bollywood for.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 5 months ago

    All the world is a stage,

    And all the men and women merely players.

    And there’s a lot of grubby people hogging the spot light.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  5 months ago

    ‘The Seven of Ages Man’ by Shakespeare is truly timeless. Calvin may one day understand what he meant over 400 years ago.

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    shlomosports Premium Member 5 months ago

    It’s more complucated than that; there is a script (I write it) the problem is the boss is very insistent on method acting, so you have to be kept in the dark so you react naturally.

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    Arghhgarrr Premium Member 5 months ago

    The actors milling helplessly—

    The script is blowing out to sea

    But what the hell, we didn’t even pass an audition

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    SNVBD  5 months ago

    i agree on the dance numbers.

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