Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 25, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 2 years ago

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

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    BasilBruce  almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

    And the arrow is getting lower and lower.

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    Concretionist  almost 2 years ago

    PLAN AHeₐ


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    ronaldspence  almost 2 years ago

    Many a truth are said in jest!

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    KenseidenXL  almost 2 years ago

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

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    Robin Harwood  almost 2 years ago

    Professor Rat is correct. We’re doomed.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years ago

    DEVO—-De Evolution.

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    iggyman  almost 2 years ago

    A Piece of Pie Chart! The crust tells it all

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    deojaideep aka Courage  almost 2 years ago

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

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    blunebottle  almost 2 years ago

    Every now and then, Rat gets it right.

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    jessie d. Premium Member almost 2 years ago

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

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    _lounger_  almost 2 years ago

    I’m gonna tweet this…

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    Troglodyte  almost 2 years ago

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

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    MayCauseBurns  almost 2 years ago

    Social media is a social disease

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    cdward  almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years ago

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

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    buer  almost 2 years ago

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

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    mgraves  almost 2 years ago

    Sounds about right

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    Zebrastripes  almost 2 years ago

    Social media has corrupted our society beyond repair!

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    rshak Premium Member almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

    What are the units of the Y-axis?

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    Zeno2099  almost 2 years ago

    Exactly. Thank you.

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    Aaronious  almost 2 years ago

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

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    TGJR  almost 2 years ago

    Social media has made vegetables out of society.

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    Gandalf  almost 2 years ago

    The arrow needs to descend into the abyss of hell.

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    Ellis97  almost 2 years ago

    What better way to observe someone outside your species?

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    Goat from PBS  almost 2 years ago

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

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    raybarb44  almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

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

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years ago

    Amen to that.

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    Rat left out “invention of the ’pet rock”

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    KEA  almost 2 years ago

    I think overpopulation is leading to mass insanity

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    mail2jbl  almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years ago

    It’s scary how accurate this is.

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    MatthewJB  almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years ago

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

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    stamps  almost 2 years ago

    And the vertical axis represents what? Human biomass?

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    Plods with ...™  almost 2 years ago

    SAD…Ain’t it?

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    Old27F20  almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years ago

    We are devolving.

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    AndromedaMike  almost 2 years ago

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

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    willie_mctell  almost 2 years ago

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

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    cmxx  almost 2 years ago

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

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    Mentor397  almost 2 years 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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    El-Kabong  almost 2 years ago

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

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    jdsven  almost 2 years 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  almost 2 years ago

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

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  almost 2 years ago

    Makes sense to me.

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    Sisyphos  almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

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

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    dpflyer1  almost 2 years ago

    Leftism/liberalism/communism is a mental disorder.

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    The one and only Eldest Arc (now at peace)  11 months ago

    Yes, yes this is accurate.

    On the bright side, that’s a lot less scumbags reading comics online

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