Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 25, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  9 months ago

    It was suppose to have been only used to stalk the girl who rejected you in high school!

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    BasilBruce  9 months ago

    To misquote Fred Allen, it’s called a social medium because it isn’t well done.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 9 months ago

    And the arrow is getting lower and lower.

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    Concretionist  9 months ago

    PLAN AHeₐ


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    ronaldspence  9 months ago

    Many a truth are said in jest!

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    KenseidenXL Premium Member 9 months ago

    The decline began on 20 JAN 1981 when Reagan was sworn in as POTUS….

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    Robin Harwood  9 months ago

    Professor Rat is correct. We’re doomed.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  9 months ago

    More and more, the smart & aware people are swearing off “social media” of the FB, IG, Twitter etc. type. It’s all evil mindrot after all. The result is that more and more the stupid and evil are left to hook-up and play amongst themselves unsupervised, unmolested, and unchallenged by doubters. I may not have to look at it myself, but I’m not at all certain that leaving it to the Deplorables is a good thing…

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    Cornelius Noodleman  9 months ago

    DEVO—-De Evolution.

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    iggyman  9 months ago

    A Piece of Pie Chart! The crust tells it all

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    deojaideep aka Courage  9 months ago

    2019!! Here comes the Virus!! It dips even low!

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    blunebottle  9 months ago

    Every now and then, Rat gets it right.

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    jessie d. Premium Member 9 months ago

    nationhood, government, democracy, Trump, smithereens, fish food, fish vomit.

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    _lounger_  9 months ago

    I’m gonna tweet this…

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    So Rat means we haven’t hit bottom yet? Ulp!!

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    MayCauseBurns  9 months ago

    Social media is a social disease

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    wilhemenacooker  9 months ago

    but, but, Al Gore’s Internet was supposed to be a game changer!

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    cdward  9 months ago

    Curiously, you can find similar comics in the early/mid 20th century regarding the rise of television. I believe there were other similar complaints with cars (which makes sense to me), and even the printing press.

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    Gent  9 months ago

    Sure, let’s pin the blame on social media alone.

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    buer  9 months ago

    It was a good run. Now it’s over. Thank you and goodbye.

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    mgraves  9 months ago

    Sounds about right

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    Zebrastripes  9 months ago

    Social media has corrupted our society beyond repair!

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    rshak Premium Member 9 months ago

    It’s refreshing to see Rat use “BC” instead of the more hip-pc “CE” – -

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    Twelve Badgers in a Suit Premium Member 9 months ago

    What are the units of the Y-axis?

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    Zeno2099  9 months ago

    Exactly. Thank you.

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    Aaronious  9 months ago

    I’m disappointed “Professor” Rat used BC/AD and not BCE/CE.

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    TGJR  9 months ago

    Social media has made vegetables out of society.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 9 months ago

    Blasting something because of the right-wing populists…….lame………………right-wing populists?:

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    Gandalf  9 months ago

    The arrow needs to descend into the abyss of hell.

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    Ellis97  9 months ago

    What better way to observe someone outside your species?

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    Goat from PBS  9 months ago

    It’s not all bad. Without social media, we wouldn’t have GoComics, so that’s a positive.

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    raybarb44  9 months ago

    Probably the fall of mankind and civilization BUT only God knows what’s really in store for us. However, that is REALLY Halloween Scary……

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Regarding “social media”, this is as far as I go.

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    WCraft Premium Member 9 months ago

    I’m proud to say that I don’t waste my time commenting on other people’s posts on social media…. wait a minute…

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    pontiac59  9 months ago

    while meant to be funny there is some accuracy in that we’ve reached a level of technology that’s allowed for stagnation and more corruption than ever before. For instance, before photocopiers and electronic records it was much harder to come up with enough fake ballots to swing an election.

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    me_the_polish_gull  8 months ago

    Amen to that.

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    Rat left out “invention of the ’pet rock”

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    KEA  8 months ago

    I think overpopulation is leading to mass insanity

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    mail2jbl  8 months ago

    And Cartoon Boy is bitching about social media again like every other unoriginal Baby Boomer cartoonist.

    Come on, Steph, go back to making fun of Blondie and Family Circus like you used to do in the old days!

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    InuYugiHakusho  8 months ago

    It’s scary how accurate this is.

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    MatthewJB  8 months ago

    Pearls Before Swine is becoming a daily whine-fest. If you don’t like social media, leave, and turn it off.

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    zeexenon  8 months ago

    He forgot when all the volcanoes nearly wiped us out, the black plague, and The Donald.

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    stamps  8 months ago

    And the vertical axis represents what? Human biomass?

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 8 months ago

    SAD…Ain’t it?

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    Old27F20  8 months ago

    The travel of human existence…..(crackle, buzz buzz) Houston…Houston, are you there?….oh Houston!?…yo, anybody home?…. ya know fellas, I’m startin to think we’ve got a problem…..

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    Olddog04  8 months ago

    We are devolving.

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    AndromedaMike  8 months ago

    Professor Rat? Rat get his degree from the College of Rat-faced Finks?

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    willie_mctell  8 months ago

    Bad scale. Doesn’t take negative numbers into account.

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    cmxx  8 months ago

    I find myself realizing that it’s difficult to quantify the y axis. How is “progress” measurable?

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    Mentor397  8 months ago

    What’s funny is when I post this on Facebook to show my frien- … er, I mean when OTHER people post this on Facebook to show their friends! Dang those other people. They just don’t get irony.

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    Mr. Towel International   8 months ago

    At least social media is bringing the dream of $Trillions to my betters

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    eddi_tbh  8 months ago

    It was fun while it lasted. But the Global Village is on fire and everyone keeps pouring on the gasoline.

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    jdsven  8 months ago

    2030s- humanity splinters into two groups the Morlocks and the Eloi.

    HG Wells, “Hmm, earlier then I thought.”

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    The Orange Mailman  8 months ago

    Absolutely no documentation to support the events from 6m BC to 2.6m BC.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  8 months ago

    Makes sense to me.

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    Sisyphos  8 months ago

    Professor Rat is so wise! It’s not that he’s saying anything that we didn’t already know, but he puts it so eloquently (and visually)….

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 8 months ago

    I have to say that I am really sorry for rat to be 100% right about this.

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    dpflyer1  8 months ago

    Leftism/liberalism/communism is a mental disorder.

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