Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 14, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  2 months ago

    Calvin learned stalling in school — a skill that will come in handy as he grows up.

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    codycab  2 months ago

    Delaying the inevitable as usual, Calvin?

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    Spacehog  2 months ago

    I am probably the only one that does not care for spaceman spiff strips, I find them boring

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    Imagine  2 months ago

    Saved by the bell.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  2 months ago

    Who needs subtraction when you can fly a spacecraft?

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 2 months ago

    To think that a young lad like this could invent a legal strategy that might well preserve a future criminal defendant from ever having to stand trial. Not thinking of anyone in particular, of course.

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    snsurone76  2 months ago

    The “Zok Death Sloop” seems to sport a funny face.

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    Robin Harwood  2 months ago

    I always hated dealing with 11. 12 I could handle (12 pence to the shilling, 12 months to the year, etc.) and 10 was easy, but 11 always made things difficult for addition and subtraction. Multiplication by 11 was a doddle.

    So, after great struggle, 8?

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    su43dipta  2 months ago

    Is it saving the day really if you’re just postponing the evil for the next episode?

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    nsr60  2 months ago

    Who wasn’t saved by the bell at some point? I once lucked out and got an extra day after completely forgetting about my presentation on boron.

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    sandpiper  2 months ago

    For Cal, obfuscation is an art. Truly enjoy his ‘spacey’ adventures. Great fun and great art.

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    enigmamz  2 months ago

    “8” Nailed it!

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    DaveG1960  2 months ago

    The death ship looks quite cheery from this angle……

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    einarbt  2 months ago

    Calvin just getting started on his version of Principia Mathematica.

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    Purple People Eater  2 months ago

    11 – 3 = E (hex)

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    Blu Bunny  2 months ago

    Miss Wormwood says, Hold it Calvin, you’re not leaving till you solve that math equation.

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    SquidGamerGal  2 months ago

    It’s 8! The answer is 8! GAWD! You cannot be THAT dumb!!

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    Rasslebear  2 months ago

    Timing is everything.

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    KageKat  2 months ago

    Thought it was a different punchline here, but I suppose that’s attached to a different Spaceman Spiff strip.

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    Just-me  2 months ago

    Yeah, it wouldn’t have mattered to most of my teachers if the bell rang. He or she would have held class until the question was answered.

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    gantech  2 months ago

    Oh gawd, that was me in school, spaceships and everything…

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    gantech  2 months ago

    Ludicrous speed!!!!

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    old_geek  2 months ago

    Also works for testifying at a congressional hearings…

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    shlomosports Premium Member 2 months ago

    “He downshifts his spacecrafts and stalls.” Over ten years since I first read this, and I finally get the manual transmission joke! It helps that today’s Barney & Clyde is about stick-shift, so I was in the mind-set.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  2 months ago

    I know Watterson fought hard to have more creative freedom for his Sunday strips. But he probably got more out of the conventional format than any other cartoonist before or since

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    g04922  2 months ago

    Calvin’s daydreams are becoming a bit too real. Some medication may be indicated.

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    I'm Sad  2 months ago

    Calvin can’t figure out math in this case because he was ahead of his time and Common Core Math hasn’t been taught in schools yet.

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    flying spaghetti monster  2 months ago

    seems this wouldn’t work to well with tomorrow.. unless you go for the extension.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  2 months ago

    Remember: At the speed of light, it’ll take you more than a year just to get out of our rinky-dink little solar system.

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    dimndno  2 months ago

    I learned too late as an adult that all the effort I put into stalling can be more work than actually doing the job.

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    willie_mctell  2 months ago

    That problem is what fingers or counting backwards is for.

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    Mark DeMist Premium Member 2 months ago

    Spaceman Donald.

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    tsk5565  2 months ago

    When you think back to when we first leaned addition and subtraction, 11-3 is a tough one. Both prime numbers, no reduction, you just have to keep taking away 1 from 11 three times. tedious.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 2 months ago

    One of the many things I love about Spiff is that the lenses of his goggles change shape in every panel.

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    jrankin1959  2 months ago

    Except the planet he’s landed on is populated by principals…

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    Sherlock5  2 months ago

    There’s no reason Miss Wormwood can’t require him to do the problem before he can go.

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    delennwen  2 months ago

    I always find it so strange that Calvin is so incredibly verbally gifted but has such problems with basic math.

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    kathleenhicks62  2 months ago

    Calvin is smart after all!

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    monya_43  2 months ago

    A lesson learned that works good when you’re guilty and need to delay your trial.

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    MitchellTimin  2 months ago

    He is destined to be an author of fiction, not an engineer.

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    French Persons Premium Member 2 months ago

    Kids that young don’t go from class to class. That doesn’t happen until middle school.

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    Chris Sherlock  2 months ago

    Translation of last panel: Calvin may not know the answer.

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