Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 23, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 months ago

    The burglars didn’t take away Mom’s priorities.

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    codycab  about 2 months ago

    A little mantra for a good night’s rest.

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    Spacehog  about 2 months ago

    Sad but true!

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    JïllDérs(TOMGF)  about 2 months ago

    This arc proves the real greatness of Calvin and Hobbes. A truthful intense arc

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    Mom still has Dad and Calvin still has Hobbes. What a sweet ending.

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    snsurone76  about 2 months ago

    Bill, will you PLEASE stop this already!! My stomach is hurting!

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    Jayalexander  about 2 months ago

    Roger Miller sings, she took the house. It was a mobile home.

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    baraktorvan  about 2 months ago

    It’s how I feel when my side looses an election. We may lose a few of our candidates, but it is important to realize we are all Americans after the election and put the divisiveness behind us..

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    Calvinist1966  about 2 months ago

    An unusual Calvin and Hobbes strip which focuses on Mom. Watterson noted in The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, “As Mom is the daily disciplinarian, we don’t usually see her at her best.” This is one of the times when we do see her at her best.

    Today would have been my Mum’s ninety-seventh birthday. She died on March 23 2011 exactly two months before the day which would have been her eighty-fourth birthday. My Dad would join her on March 19 2020 when he was aged ninety-one.

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    admiree2  about 2 months ago

    Yet there is still that nagging need for vengeance and to be assured that the threat is eliminated and will not return.

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    MarilynH  about 2 months ago

    They switched sides.

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    57 Chevy  about 2 months ago

    And Dad is now back on the other side of the bed from yesterday, where he was on Tuesday’s strip. He’s really having a really rough night.

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    mgl179  about 2 months ago

    Are you “OK”?

    You’re lying awake, at first fearful, the worried, and now trying to console yourself that it doesn’t matter. If “things” didn’t matter why did you lock your doors when you left?

    None of your family were physically harmed, that’s good. What about your emotional health? Your sense of security?

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    Dr. Quatermass  about 2 months ago

    Except if it’s your cell phone. Then nothing else seems to matter. I went over a week without being able to find mine. I was like Gollum trying to find the Precious after the cursed Baggins had stolen it!

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    Just-me  about 2 months ago

    Stuff can usually be replaced. People can’t.

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    SquidGamerGal  about 2 months ago

    At least they were luckier than Peppermint Patty. When burglars broke into her house, they took everything. And I do mean EVERYTHING!!

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    MRBLUESKY529  about 2 months ago

    They switched sides again.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member about 2 months ago

    For Heaven’s Sake…. cut the chase and save the drama for your mama… let’s get back to Calvin and Hobbes. Stupendous Man. Spaceman Spliff. Snow Goons. Arch enemies, dupes and foils Suzy and Miss Wormwood. And those two should get a room. Dilly! Dilly!

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    sandpiper  about 2 months ago

    Will add an amen to mom’s very sensible observation. Too easily forgotten.

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    Niko S  about 2 months ago

    YAY mom I’m with you.

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    gantech  about 2 months ago

    Was trying to think of a good comment, but there is no way of expanding on that last panel.

    Says it all.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  about 2 months ago

    mom and dad switched sides of the bed from yesterday

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    rgulyash  about 2 months ago

    Yeah. Tell that to the kid come Saturday morning

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    mmscott125 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Not this year!!!! Vote blue!!!

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    j.l.farmer  about 2 months ago

    How many times are they going to changes sides in their bed? My husband always had the side closest to the bathroom.

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    ladykat  about 2 months ago

    You’re absolutely right, Mom.

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    GoldLions Premium Member about 2 months ago
    Watterson hit the nail on the head here. Well said.

    If only more people realize that the greatest gift we have is each other. how much better life could be.

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    g04922  about 2 months ago

    AND Hobbes was saved…

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    chidecki Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I’ve always been curious what spurned this arc for Bill. A friend? A neighbor? Family? I’d love to ask him, but that rabbit hole is the size of the Grand Canyon…

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    rodney  about 2 months ago

    I would prefer to be home when someone broke in. Only me though, not my wife. I’m pretty sure whoever broke in would drastically underestimate the situation.

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    dirtmusic  about 2 months ago

    Yeah right…

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    formathe  about 2 months ago

    Given both sides of US politics foment divisiveness, it really doesn’t matter.

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    wiley207  about 2 months ago

    What the mom says is all too true… and they switched sides of the bed again, but it looks like they finally fell asleep.

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    DKHenderson  about 2 months ago

    This is another of my favorite non-Calvin strips. It really is amazing how often we forget what’s important.

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    Troglodyte  about 2 months ago

    Home truths.

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    bilbrlsn  about 2 months ago

    A government rules at the whim of its constituency. When the constituency requires more or less flexibility than the established governing body provides, said body meets its demise. Said demise can come in many ways.

    Rousseau’s social contract “…only the general will of the people has the right to legislate, for only under the general will can the people be said to obey only themselves and hence be free.”

    Jefferson, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and is as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

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    lnrokr55  about 2 months ago

    Nice, it’s usually Hobbes who is the philosopher, nice to see the old folks get in on the act !

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    Silence Dogood Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Yes, like Joni said.“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone”…

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    InuYugiHakusho  about 2 months ago

    A silver lining in this cloud.

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    Saurischia Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Yes, it is not the things, but the sense of violation that really gets to one. Unless, of course, an item with sentimental value was stolen as well as one’s peace of mind.

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    greg.richardson  about 2 months ago

    Why do you suppose they switched sides of the bed during the night?

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    mgillgannon Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Third in a row minus Calvin and Hobbes. Let me talk to the manager.

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    MFRXIM Premium Member about 2 months ago

    My widowed 88yr old mom was burgled by two young guys who climbed in a window while she was asleep in her bed. They came into the room, removed a dresser drawer and jewelry box, took cash, jewelry and Rx drugs. She only woke up when she heard the door close as they left the house. Amazingly they were caught in a traffic stop soon after. I was able to reclaim some of the jewelry including a 1945 engagement ring, but it robbed her of her sense of security in her few last years. I’m thankful that she wasn’t physically harmed, but I’m sill angry and it causes me anxiety to remember that day.

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    Donald Duck  about 2 months ago

    This is beautiful. We don’t need TVs or nice plates or stuff like that. We just need each other and a stuffed animal. And a dog. (I love dogs)

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 months ago

    This was good end to this arc.

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    Adelita  about 2 months ago

    I’m an old lady; am I obligated to be as rude as Old_Geek?

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