Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 05, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  about 1 year ago

    Pig should be grateful to Rat for giving him a reason to be happy.

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    MathProf2  about 1 year ago

    Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

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    B UTTONS  about 1 year ago

    I am also Happy that I’m not with Rat.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Bobby Mc Ferrin’ “Don’t worry, be happy” could be Pig’s song of the day.

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    BasilBruce  about 1 year ago

    There is a reason, Rat: Ignorance is bliss, and nobody’s more ignorant than Pig.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I’m with Pig, I am also happy to not be Rat.

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    pschearer Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Who said that, Calvin or Hobbes?

    (Remember Luther and Locke?)

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 1 year ago

    Say “Yes!” to drugs. (They might work, for a while anyway…)

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    Algolei I  about 1 year ago

    People have been telling me life was short for the past 50+ years, and I really wish they’d. It got old after the first couple of weeks. In reality, life is nasty, brutish, and just never seems to end until it’s too late.

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    Orcatime  about 1 year ago

    So are we.

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    comics001  about 1 year ago

    If life is nasty and brutish, isn’t it a good thing that it’s also short?

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    ronaldspence  about 1 year ago

    Correct both times!

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    AndreasMartin  about 1 year ago

    Humans are strange creatures. If we’re happy (which is a rare occasion anyway) our brain automatically starts to search for reasons to stop that. Maybe it’s sort of a security valve to keep our heads from exploding.

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    blunebottle  about 1 year ago

    Yay, Pig!

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    darkwingdave  about 1 year ago

    “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”Oscar Wilde

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    Sanspareil  about 1 year ago

    I always thought life is a bowl of scorpions and then you die!

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    Breadboard  about 1 year ago

    If your Happy and you know it clap your hands.

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    whahoppened  about 1 year ago

    I don’t recall seeing a smile on pig’s face before.

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    Kaputnik  about 1 year ago

    Rat is nasty, brutish, and short.

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    Gent  about 1 year ago

    You know what we calls those who is happy for no reason, Pig?

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    TampaFanatic1  about 1 year ago

    Pig! Do not be shy, let the whole world know that “I’m not him” is “I’m not Rat!”. I feel that he deserves the credit for your personal discovery!

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    iggyman  about 1 year ago

    Nice Smile Pig! And I agree!

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    iggyman  about 1 year ago

    Life is just a bowl of cherries, so why is Rat’s the pits?

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    Bring Back "The Good Place"  about 1 year ago

    Rat makes an interesting point. At the beginning of Annie Hall (1977), Woody Allen tells this joke: "two elderly women are at a Catskills mountain resort, and one of ’em says: “Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.” The other one says, “Yeah, I know…and such small portions.”

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    Purple People Eater  about 1 year ago

    Pig looks weird with a smile.

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    ;)

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    Ellis97  about 1 year ago

    You don’t really expect Rat to be happy about life? I mean, he’s been heartbroken many times and besides, he’s a rat. What’s he got? Five years?

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 1 year ago

    Nah. Good job, pig. Life is what you decide to perceive, for the most part.

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    Jeffin Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I modestly claim 50,000 miles of hitchhiking. I learned something from everyone who gave me a ride. Sometimes it was simply ‘I don’t want to be like them’.

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    Goat from PBS  about 1 year ago

    I’m happy I’m not him either, Pig.

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    redback  about 1 year ago

    I believe I have seen this in a tshirt; it went something like ’I’m with stupid’

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    akachman Premium Member about 1 year ago

    “I don’t care what you do, wouldn’t want to be like you.” I love Pig and Rat. They bring balance to the universe.

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    tripwire45  about 1 year ago

    I know the past year and a half or more has been pretty much a bummer, but we don’t have to let outside influences (including people) bring us down. Pig might have the right idea.

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

    Glad PIG didn’t stoop down to “rats level”! LOL

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    Xicks  about 1 year ago

    Thomas Hobbes. What a cheerful guy.

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    Kip Williams  about 1 year ago

    But there’s nothing that says you can’t be delusional.

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    Wizard4168  about 1 year ago

    Totally a valid reason.

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    VICTOR PROULX  about 1 year ago

    “They’re professorial cynics, and it’s too late for them.” – Ray Bradbury

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    raybarb44  about 1 year ago

    Just keep the first sign,,,,

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    The Fly Hunter  about 1 year ago

    Hmmm… judging by some of the comments here it seems that Pig’s sign is directed at certain commenters!

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    The Fly Hunter  about 1 year ago

    I agree with Pig!

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    marilynnbyerly  about 1 year ago

    Says the rat with no cats or alleys in sight.

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    Skippy the Magnificent  about 1 year ago

    Pig must’ve stopped watching cable news shows and put down his phone.

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    toshephe  about 1 year ago

    Amen. Happiness is a choice, not a situation in life.

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    d edwin  about 1 year ago

    I love Pig!!

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    Smug King (Bonky Apprentice)  about 1 year ago

    Rat. Way to be rude!

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    Smug King (Bonky Apprentice)  about 1 year ago

    Keep up the good work Pastis.

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    Troglodyte  about 1 year ago

    You go, Pig! And you go away, Rat!

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    willie_mctell  about 1 year ago

    Calvin and Hobbes.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 1 year ago

    Some people are better at being happy than others. You know that ticks the likes of Rat off.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Not on social media?

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    MathProf2 needs a toke. Don’t worry, be happy. A new study says, “Over 20 replies to a comic indicates at least one A-Hole comment.”

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    Snolep  about 1 year ago

    Three little birds pitched by his doorstep. Every little thing gonna be all right.

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    alexius23  about 1 year ago

    Thomas Hobbes

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    asrialfeeple  about 1 year ago

    We’ll make an exception for Rat. For him it’ll be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and long.

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    Stream of conscience  about 1 year ago

    The floot floot did a boom boom on the jim jam.

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    El-Kabong  about 1 year ago

    Scratching out words won’t keep the SOBs at bay.

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    eddi_tbh  about 1 year ago

    I’m with Pig. I can get by quite nicely without being reminded of the obvious truths.

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    WilliamDoerfler  about 1 year ago

    Amen, Pig!

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    oakie817  about 1 year ago

    there you go

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    Treedodger  about 1 year ago

    Life’s a bitch and then you die.

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    Chris Sherlock  about 1 year ago

    Rat is nasty, brutish, and short.

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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    Poor Cartoon-Boy! The multiple personalities are kicking in today full strength. He has claimed Rat is his alter ego, but clearly today Pig speaks for him…..

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    drtodd12  about 1 year ago

    Life is a Sontaran?

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