Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 20, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    Rat, go on Jeopardy! and win some big money. See if Goat finds that of little importance.

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    hariseldon59  over 2 years ago

    I haven’t played Trivial Pursuit since the 80s.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Sore loser, Goat?

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I’m a whiz at trivia! (Did you know that Mozart was an expert at billiards?)

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    I’ve always disliked Trivial Pursuit. Because they ask so many… well… trivial  questions. So I stopped playing it.

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    Sanspareil  over 2 years ago

    They could call it “trump’s grasp of reality and truth pursuit” but it’s basically the same thing!

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    blunebottle  over 2 years ago

    Sure wish I could have been one of the early investors…they sold 40 start-up shares for $1000 each.

    Nice increase.

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    gopher gofer  over 2 years ago

    ‘trivial pursuit’ – watching cat videos for hours at a time…

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Trivial Pursuit is a great game, but it does need to be updated often.

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    RAT was shocked at the meaning…LOL

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Trivial Pursuit should be the name of most schools …. Croc Power !

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    Troglodyte  over 2 years ago

    In that case, Rat, don’t even go near Trivquiz in GoComics!

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    tony_n_jen2003  over 2 years ago

    I have a PhD in trivia.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “You have a head full of useless information that’s never going to make you any money.” – My Mother

    She claimed that that’s also what her father used to tell her, though.

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    Reader  over 2 years ago

    When playing that game, I often thought, “Now, that’s not trivia; every educated person should have learned that (not necessarily know it still, but at least been taught it!”) In regards to all the categories – except entertainment and sports and leisure.

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    uniquename  over 2 years ago

    I used to call it “Fruitless Pursuit”.

    Actually, I always liked the game too.

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    walstib  over 2 years ago

    We had the neighbors over for a fun night of pizza and Boomer Trivial Pursuit, but I felt sorry for the one person who was completely silent during the entire game time.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Rat looked at the cards and memorized the answers.

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    Purple People Eater  over 2 years ago

    In the first Icelandic edition of Trivial Persuit, there were a few mistakes. The first time I played it, I got the question:

    Which of these is longest: Light year, Pasec or Astronomical unit?

    I answered “Parsec”, and the guy asking me flipped the card over and read the answer…


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    Ellis97  over 2 years ago

    I have the Nickeldeon version.

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    B.comics.61  over 2 years ago

    In panel 1, Rat has a look of pure happiness on his face. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him look that way.

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    marilynnbyerly  over 2 years ago

    I was one of the folks you never played TRIVAL PURSUIT or watched JEOPARDY with. Not quite as fast as I once was, but still annoying.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 2 years ago

    To keep themselves awake on long drives, the non-driving parent would read Trivial Pursuit cards allowed. Before I was completely driven to music on headphones, I heard this question: “What was the first planet struck by a man-made object?” I answered “Earth,” but I was wrong.

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    NRHAWK Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I’ve always been the favorite to win at Trivial Pursuit because I seem to soak up all the most worthless crap that no one really needs to know. Because of this people think I’m smart but I keep telling them no it’s just worthless crap. This is also why I tend not to tell jokes. I’m only capable of remembering the worst ones imaginable, so I keep them to myself. It’s safer for everyone that way.

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    zeexenon  over 2 years ago

    I always took Science and always won. Thank God it was before Quantum Mechanics became Hollywood-ized.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    We had several version of Trivial Pursuit and the family played game night. Later in life, my husband and friends got together for Pictionary, Scattergories, Five Crown cards. Always fun times. Some doozy pictures were frig worthy! Hope many folks can enjoy them during quarantines.;-)

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    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    That does raise a concern about those involved in the “pursuit” aspect of the game…

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    penny1017  over 2 years ago

    The cartoonist and his family play this regularly when we all get together and when Stephan wins you’d think he won a Nobel prize. He is so proud of himself! But, we love him anyway! I know. I am his sister, and when I or his wife win, he sulks.

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    Bookworm  over 2 years ago

    A rather fun variation is a Jeopardy format, where anyone on the board can click in first (we get those little clickers from a novelty store) and answer the question and get the resulting piece. If they get it wrong, they must forfeit a piece. (If they have no pieces to lose, they must skip a turn and cannot click in.)

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    Chad Cheetah  over 2 years ago

    Odd comment, but I noticed we rarely see any of the characters’ mouths in this strip.

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Rat’s Trivial Victory.

    Relish it, Ratty-lad!

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    Orcatime  over 2 years ago

    Well played, Goat!

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    Guywithnohead  over 2 years ago

    I was embarrassingly old when I suddenly realized that the name of the game is itself a joke: it’s literally calling itself a “trivial pursuit”, a pointless pastime. Right there on the box!

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    Me_Me  over 1 year ago

    “Now I’ll see what trivial pursuit means. Trivial pursuit: the act of pursuing something of little or no importance”

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