Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 12, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 years ago

    That’s why you should stay in bed.

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    marilynnbyerly  about 2 years ago

    Hang gliding because it lacks a means to stop a fall.

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    willispate  about 2 years ago

    it’s scary when Pig has a point or 2.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  about 2 years ago

    never done any of the three myself, Rat, but I have done Pig’s thing

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    Caldonia  about 2 years ago

    Oh, I forgot that life sux. Thanks for the reminder. I wonder if you can Face Time your nervous breakdown.

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    Concretionist  about 2 years ago

    Courage is doing something worthwhile despite your fear. Doesn’t take courage to do that kind of recreational stuff, it takes craziness.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Darwin is laughing in his grave.

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    BasilBruce  about 2 years ago

    To answer Rat’s question, listening to the constant barrage of doomspeak. Yes, things are bad, but how does crushing all hope make things better?

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    blunebottle  about 2 years ago

    Pig is right and, unfortunately, it is the one option of the four presented that I can’t avoid.

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    Bilan  about 2 years ago

    Hang gliding is the safest. With the other two, you’re just hoping that somebody set up your equipment properly.

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    halibaitor  about 2 years ago

    I’ve been hang gliding. That was a LOT of fun. I wouldn’t even consider either of the other two activities.

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    Sanspareil  about 2 years ago

    Most Courage would be taken by Andy Capp, Courage Special IPA that is!

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    nosirrom  about 2 years ago

    As difficult as it is these days one should endeavor to look on the bright side of life. For example: Yesterday I heard that because of reduced revenue the MTA was cutting back on bus service. Now I don’t have to worry so much about getting hit by a bus.

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    Troglodyte  about 2 years ago

    What about nights, Pig?

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    Gent  about 2 years ago

    Even Courage the cowardly dog is more courageous than you, Pig.

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    Gent  about 2 years ago

    Where to, Captains Courageous?

    To the grocery store, we embark.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Watching news is quite scary these days.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Facing the day takes liquid courage, nowadays.

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    Billavi Premium Member about 2 years ago

    There’s nothing like reading the comics to be reminded about the problems of the world on a near daily basis.

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    Breadboard  about 2 years ago

    Rat the thing that took the most courage happened 76 years ago and was done by young men from many different countries . Coming off of the landing craft into a hell storm of fire. Thank You vets ! … Croc Power !

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    daHunter3  about 2 years ago

    Some people aren’t meant to get up in the morning.

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    Zebrastripes  about 2 years ago

    Pig is excitable so facing the day is hard enough for him to deal with…

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    Beast  about 2 years ago

    Bungee jumping.

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    redback  about 2 years ago

    you know, puns weren’t so bad..

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    Prof_Theory  about 2 years ago

    Even when you are standing on the ground you are falling at the rate 9.8m/s^2.

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    Ellis97  about 2 years ago

    Pigs are pretty wise.

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    iggyman  about 2 years ago

    Pig, outside of facing the day what are the other choices?

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    KEA  about 2 years ago

    going out your front door

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    mauser7  about 2 years ago

    I forget what philosopher said it but I’ve always liked this advice…“Everyday I do two things dislike. I get out of bed in the morning and get in bed at night.”

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    delennwen  about 2 years ago

    Ah, another “2020 sucks” strip. Can’t you think of anything else, Stephan?

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    martynhappyone  about 2 years ago

    A friend shared ownership of a two seat Ultra-light. I flew with him and he crash landed it twice on the same flight. An undercarriage bolt sheared on the first landing skewing us into the trees, and a jury rigged bolt sheared on the return landing.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 years ago

    Pig was due for one.

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    Kveldulf  about 2 years ago

    I am and always have been severely acrophobic. In an office tower, I will not approach the windows. Even though I own a stepladder, I have had to ask a neighbour to change a light bulb for me. Skydiving? Bungee jumping? Just hand me a cyanide pill.

    Yet I love flying. By far the most fun flight I ever had was in an open cockpit two-seat biplane — and the best part of that was when the pilot unexpectedly threw the plane onto its wingtips. Pure adventure with never the least trace of nervousness.

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    smorbie the great and beautiful  about 2 years ago

    When I first heard the term hang gliding, I thought it was hand gliding. I was under that impression for years. I still have a hard time with it.

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    The Sinistral Bassist Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Lot of low T among the animals

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    zeexenon  about 2 years ago

    How about adding: “…to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part…” for that last clause to this widower after 5-decades is a real bummer?

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    Flower Girl  about 2 years ago

    What, Stephan? Only one quick croc comic, then back to gloomy thoughts? Have you considered taking a sabbatical like Watterson did?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Skydiving and bungee jumping is just volunteering suicide

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    Thinkingblade  about 2 years ago

    As much as I am eager for things to get back to normal – the relentless depression doesn’t help me manage the current normal. We’ve had to develop new rules and routines to manage the day to day and finding the small joys and moments of satisfaction and with a little luck, happiness makes a huge difference for me. While it can be overstated, I believe there is a power in free uninhibited laughter and finding the moments when that comes out are precious.

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    57BelAir  about 2 years ago

    Wait stop…the point here is Pig made sense!!! Write it down and keep track of it!!

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    cracker65  about 2 years ago

    I’ve bungee jumped. It’s not near as scary as what we face today. A full blown pandemic, and a soon to be ex president who appears to be planning a coup because he doesn’t want to accept the fact that America rejected him. Bungee jumping? No comparison.

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Love this. Actually it is terrible a lot of people on ‘ordinary days’, and we’ve none of those now. Be Kind; Keep Safe

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    alexius23  about 2 years ago

    Hot air ballooning because it always ends in a crash

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    magdala666  about 2 years ago

    Lacking sense is not the same thing as having courage.

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    Darkknight55  about 2 years ago

    If that’s the case I’m the bravest person alive.

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    wilhemenacooker  about 2 years ago

    toughen up, pig

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    eddi_tbh  about 2 years ago

    All three have known risks that can be planned for and are regularly overcome. Life can’t even promise a good night’s sleep.

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    Sisyphos  about 2 years ago

    Which day, Pig? Dayday?

    Haven’t done any of those sporty adventure-thingees, but have observed all three. The one that would make me most nervous is bungee jumping, because I’d always worry that the cord might snap….

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    Bicycle Dude  about 2 years ago

    I’m with Pig.

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    Gregdabrat  almost 2 years ago

    Wise words for a stupid man.

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