Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 05, 2013

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    Sherlock Watson  over 9 years ago

    “Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be.” (George Carlin)

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    Rod Gonzalez  over 9 years ago

    Just when you think Rat can’t get any more obnoxious . . .

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 9 years ago

    The observation has been made that whether the glass is half full or half empty depends quite directly on whether one is pouring into it or drinking out of it. As for the related optimist/pessimist conjecture, an optimist thinks “this is the best of all possible worlds!” A pessimist is sure of it. Myself, I think I’ll have another glass of wine…

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    Bilan  over 9 years ago

    I thought Rat was the one that stole the glass of beer when you turn your back.

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    dadoctah  over 9 years ago

    A pessimist sees the glass half empty; an optometrist asks if you see the glass more full like this? Or like this?

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    orinoco womble  over 9 years ago

    “Oh I sure do like my likker,But I see you got it quicker,And I hope it makes ya sick, ya buffalo.”(Little Joe)

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    Harry Grapjas  over 9 years ago

    Of course the glass is half empty… then you can fill it.

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    Sisyphos  over 9 years ago

    What are you all talking about? There is no glass! Rat has the appropriate attitude, but I am shocked, shocked I say, that Goat has misled us all into this purely speculative debate!

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    jozzeke  over 9 years ago

    Optimist : half fullPessimist : half emptyOpportunist : are you going to drink that ?

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    KEA  over 9 years ago

    The problem is the liquid – if we were talking gases, the glass would be full no matter how much gas is in it.

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    Enoki  over 9 years ago

    Scientist: It’s always full, whether it is a liquid or gas filling it wasn’t specified.

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    jmartin1955  over 9 years ago

    The glass is full of water and air – I reject your question and answer with reality.

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    SkyFisher  over 9 years ago

    Optimist : half fullPessimist : half emptyEngineer : That glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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    JudyAz  over 9 years ago

    And if you like the glass you have, you can keep it. Period. And my new liquid redistribution plan will ensure that everyone’s glass is half full by closing the water gap.

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    LEOKEV  over 9 years ago

    Depends upon what is in the glass. When I had to drink a solution prior to a colonoscopy, I was glad when the glass was half empty!

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    Enoki  over 9 years ago

    Narcissist: I don’t care if it’s full, empty, half full, or whatever! The glass and everything in it is MINE!

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    iFerrarifan  over 9 years ago

    I say if the glass is being filled, It is half full, and if it is being emptied, it is half empty.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 9 years ago

    That’s true, except when it’s not. If the glass is in a true vacuum, and there is nothing in it, including gases, then it is truly empty. Was that convoluted enough? I can do better.

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    pekenpug  over 9 years ago

    Oh, good, Rat’s back. Was afraid I was going to have to spend the day in a relatively good mood.

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    catzilla23  over 9 years ago

    The glass is half full, of poison.

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    cstewart23  over 9 years ago

    All that matters is knowing where the paper towels are.

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    route66paul  over 9 years ago

    My wife looks at it as just another dirty glass she will have to wash.

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    SkyFisher  over 9 years ago

    The philosopher says: the glass IS.

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    I hate to admit this but I totally agree with Rat today.


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    Vet Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Better than coming back and finding your glass full…..with a slight yellowish tint and odd smell.Seen a guy do that to a jerk in Alaska in a bar. He left his beer about half full to go relieve himself. The guy he was giving a hard time to relieved himself in his glass. The jerk came back and thanked who ever it was who got him a refill.Yes…..he took a big swig. Then blew it all over the bar. The bartender threw the jerk out.And if you guess I did that, well, I plead the 5th and hopefully that jerk is not online reading this.Never leave your drink….unattended and even then make sure the attender is attending.

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    RG_Dustbin  over 9 years ago

    Optimist: The glass is half fullPessimist : The glass is half emptySurrealist: A piscine wheelbarrow

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Half empty? Half full? Doesn’t matter if FREE refills are available!!

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Speaking of refills, 12/05/13 marks the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition! How I wish I could commemorate it with a Piels or Ballantine Beer…I’ll have to settle for Coors Light!

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    Logical Duck  over 9 years ago

    The glass is always full of glass. What difference does it make if there’s some liquid adhering to part of its surface?

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    lmonteros  over 9 years ago

    I always say that half empty means the glass and the water therein was used for its intended purpose: to be drunk, not to sit for photo opps.

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    Green Darkness  over 9 years ago

    There once was a Rhymes With Orange cartoon presented along that theme, in terms of three personality types:

    First: “My cup is half empty.”

    Second: “My cup is half full.”

    Third: “Someone stole my cup!”

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    AwelCruiz  over 9 years ago

    “You might be a little cynical.”

    Goat’s only realizing this NOW?

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