Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 01, 2021

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    BasilBruce  almost 2 years ago

    And, as we all know, Rat is full of it.

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    dimndno  almost 2 years ago

    Thank you Rat!

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    blunebottle  almost 2 years ago

    Yay, Rat!

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 2 years ago

    Like that will resolve things.

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    hariseldon59  almost 2 years ago

    Then in the next strip, Neighbor Bob, un-dies.

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    deadheadzan  almost 2 years ago

    Poor neighbor Bob……but at least his anxiety has been squashed.

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    hariseldon59  almost 2 years ago

    It’s amazing that little rat has the strength to throw a grown man off a cliff. Not the first time it’s happened, either

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    Concretionist  almost 2 years ago

    We all have a limited ability to handle worries. Push another one in and one drops out. This would be a good thing, except that the ones I retain are the MOST worrisome, not the least… or even a random selection.

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 2 years ago

    All pandemics end — one way or another.

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    pontiac59  almost 2 years ago

    Several nations have declared it over and labeled it no more serious than flu, Norway being one. IIRC Japan has or is about to as well. If only our leaders would wake up. Joe. Joe?

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    cdward  almost 2 years ago

    We will keep getting new viruses even if we get this one knocked out eventually. That’s not negativity; that’s reality.

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  12. Whatever  almost 2 years ago

    What do you mean: “What if”? It’s the way it is. It won’t change.

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    gsawyer101  almost 2 years ago

    It’s over when we defeat the omega variant

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    iggyman  almost 2 years ago

    Viruses mutate constantly that is why we get flu shots every year!

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    iggyman  almost 2 years ago

    Watch that first step, Bob!

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    lavender headgear  almost 2 years ago

    Norway has now removed all restrictions and moved on to a “live with covid” stance. Sooner or later, the rest of the world must follow.

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    Troglodyte  almost 2 years ago

    Rat is lying…he said not another drop, and then DROPped neighbour Bob! :D

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    John Smith  almost 2 years ago

    Instead of a swear jar, I started a negativity jar. Every time I think negative thoughts, I throw money in.

    It’s half empty.

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Rat’s negativity bucket is always full.

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    wongo  almost 2 years ago

    Somehow Rat will cop a “self defence” plea and get off with a warning.

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    SusieB  almost 2 years ago

    I wonder that too.I got Covid despite being vaccinated. I got the J&J back in March. Mild infection, but inconvenient.I now feel unprotected. Who knows when a booster shot will be approved for J&J?!

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    LKrueger41  almost 2 years ago

    If Bob doesn’t survive the fall, one more COVID death.

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    Ellis97  almost 2 years ago

    That dirty rat.

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    Deezlebird  almost 2 years ago

    I was in a Zoom meeting back in the spring, and when I said I thought we’d still be wearing masks in the fall everyone said I was a Negative Nancy and there was no way. Well, “Way.” I’ve never been sorrier to have been right.

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    Sportymonk  almost 2 years ago

    This strip illustrates part of societies problem at the moment, people are fed up with “the new normal”, particularly with the inability of officials to say the same thing three times in a row. The story keeps changing all the time but it always in in more govt control and penalties. Last year’s heroes are this year’s convicts.

    Although widely said it was not like the flu, it is acting just like the flu. It keep coming back as a different mutation. Some years they get (scientific guess) the formula for the flu shots on target and some years they miss.

    In the first year of Covid, the US experienced about 450,000 deaths and everybody hollered. But we continue to experience 480,000 deaths due to tobacco year in and year out and nobody cares. Hey, they put a tiny little warning on the tobacco products, what more do you want? Hhmm, ban tobacco? Wait, that involves money to politicians.

    We need to get back to work and restore our country. Take our jobs back from overseas. We will not survive on govt welfare of Free everything.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  almost 2 years ago

    There will be more.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    The pandemic will end but the government will keep stoking people’s fears by making them think that it isn’t over.

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    OshkoshJohn  almost 2 years ago

    Saint Bob said it best…

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    tripwire45  almost 2 years ago

    Now, if the news would just stop trying to overflow everyone’s negativity bucket.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Of course covid will always be with us, just like the 1918 Spanish Flu is still here in its latest mutation: H1N1.

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    Goat from PBS  almost 2 years ago

    Well, I hate to tell you this, Rat, but the Black Death still exists centuries after it decimated the population of Europe. I’m guessing Covid will too, but hopefully it won’t spread by…rats like the Black Death did.

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    snookdog69  almost 2 years ago

    if bob is a republican

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    aerotica69  almost 2 years ago

    I usually just walk away, mute the tv, or look at cat videos on youtube. No need for extreme physical exertion.

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    franki_g  almost 2 years ago

    You’re supposed to kick the BUCKET, Rat.

    Preferably off the cliff rather than- um- actually kicking the bucket.

    And love your neighbor.

    This doesn’t qualify – even in trumpublica.

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    jvhalp  almost 2 years ago

    AMEN, Brother!!!!!!

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    Zebrastripes  almost 2 years ago

    RAT IS ALL Negativity!

    If more people got the vax, we wouldnt be in this situation! But their conspiracy theories live in their heads….

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    Olddog04  almost 2 years ago

    Neighbor Bob is right to wonder. Rat is in denial. This thing is going to be with us for a long time folks.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Rat has a Negativity Bucket List. And none of them will be missed.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Is Bob’s last name “Fauchi”?

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    NicooLkwd  almost 2 years ago

    When negativity fails you can always go to Desolation Row.

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    raybarb44  almost 2 years ago

    Amen Brother……

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    Linguist  almost 2 years ago

    My negativity bucket was already getting full, but after 2016 it began overflowing!

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Thanks to all who posted links. Please, stay safe and well my friends.

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I’m reaching the same boiling point. Don’t even come around me after the evening news…

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    My bucket started overflowing months ago. That’s what I can no longer watch the national news without a major “spill”….

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    mwksix  almost 2 years ago

    Who knew Rat had a bucket list!?

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    txmystic  almost 2 years ago

    OMYGAWD! They killed Neighbor Bob!

    You B@$*@#ds!

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    christelisbetty  almost 2 years ago

    Rat,Rat,Rat, DON’T EVER post your nefarious deeds for all to see. In this comment section alone you have 102 witnesses.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  almost 2 years ago

    The longer morons keep refusing the vaccine, the longer the virus will be able to keep mutating.

    Lost a loved one to the Delta variant? Thank an anti-vaxxer (preferably with a very large stick).

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    alexius23  almost 2 years ago

    Since I fell for you

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    willie_mctell  almost 2 years ago

    Hint: Colds and flu are corona viruses. They both mutate constantly. Most people never get the same cold twice.

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    Imagine  almost 2 years ago

    Throwing the wrong people off the cliff.

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    holdenrex  almost 2 years ago

    I had to figuratively do that with one of my friends. During the early days of the pandemic and through the darkest days of winter, my friend would post things on Facebook about how it takes 12-15 years to develop a vaccine and that everybody who made the poor career decision to work in the hospitality or entertainment industries needed to buckle down and learn a “real” trade because we were going to be locked down for a decade or more. I ended up blocking his posts from appearing in my feed because – as with Rat – he had filled up my negativity bucket and I couldn’t take another drop.

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    Eric S   almost 2 years ago

    doing that created 10 more strains ><

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    Baucuva  almost 2 years ago

    Well, the earth is over populated so I can see that happening.

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    PaintTheDust  almost 2 years ago

    Shoot the messenger…

    Maybe the virus will run out of hosts.

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    LilPeruna  almost 2 years ago

    I’m sorry, but….of all folks, RAT has a negativity bucket and RAT’S negativity bucket is full??

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    Ray Helvy Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Get a bigger bucket, Rat, more is on the way

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    Sisyphos  almost 2 years ago

    Not to worry, PBS fans. While Rat manages to keep his Negativity Bucket from becoming over-filled, we all can take comfort in knowing that Neighbor Bobs are expendable and replaceable!

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    BWR  almost 2 years ago

    I’m sure we will keep getting ‘new strains’ of the virus so the government can control us.

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    916064 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    This coming from Mr. Negativity himself

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 2 years ago

    Well, eventually all the unvaccinated will no longer be with us, leaving the the vaccinated to inherit what’s left, if anything is.

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