Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 18, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    I’m still surviving on the the Mets signing Max Scherzer. The news is 3 weeks old but you take what you can get.

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    Ryan B Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Rat the forever optimist.

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    BasilBruce  over 2 years ago

    Here’s a better version: Rat will die eventually.

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    alaskajohn1  over 2 years ago

    No one gets out alive.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Pig, you forgot who Rat really is!

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    ronaldspence  over 2 years ago

    give Rat 1 star on Yelp pig!

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    Me too, Pig.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member over 2 years ago

    $5. That’s not change.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    See, it’s Rat. So any good news is good because Rat likes it.

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    syzygy47  over 2 years ago

    How about the Persian adage (so says Wikipedia) “This too shall pass”?

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    tudza Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Sorry pig, how about “and your little dog Toto too.”

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 2 years ago

    No one wants to come here, and no one wants to leave.

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    rogthedodge1  over 2 years ago

    Life is nothing but toil and trouble and pain and sorrow — and it’s all over much too quickly.

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    B UTTONS  over 2 years ago

    Oh, there is more.

    Congress will defund Social Security and everyone, rich and poor alike, will pay the same amount in taxes under President Putin.

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    jessie d. Premium Member over 2 years ago

    and it might be sooner than you think. Omygod aka omicron is the herd triumphant, you really don’t want.

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    rshive  over 2 years ago

    As the saying goes, “No news is good news.”

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    Cornelius Noodleman  over 2 years ago

    Good news spelled backwards is SWEN DOOG.

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    Doug K  over 2 years ago

    Good News now would be to get a refund.

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    iggyman  over 2 years ago

    Pig, this is Rat. What did you expect?!

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    iggyman  over 2 years ago

    5$ for the obvious? Rat will make a “killing”!

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member over 2 years ago

    We all did, pig. That’s why we have to lie to ourselves about what happens after.

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    I hoped for less. Rat should have restricted that to “Even your worst enemy will die.”

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    cdward  over 2 years ago

    I used to have a bumper sticker that read: “Spoiler Alert…Everybody Dies.”

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    einarbt  over 2 years ago

    Pig might have expected more from Lucy and Pig would have paid less.

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    juicebruce  over 2 years ago

    Rat where is your Magic 8 ball ?

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    Ellis97  over 2 years ago

    Never get pep talk from that guy.

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    Pig: I thought you were going to tell me something I DIDNT know!

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    pastauch  over 2 years ago

    Life is an STD with a 100% fatality rate.

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    Steverino Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Rat is 100% correct, whether we like it or not.

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    HunterIsACriminal  over 2 years ago

    Dying is the only good news with Amtrak Brandon in charge.

    Amtrak Brandon, he’s the one,

    Amtrak Brandon, he will flush your country down the drain,

    Amtrak Brandon!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Pig will fall for anything

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    klapre  over 2 years ago

    Five dollars?? Prices have gone up since Lucy charged Charlie Brown a nickel.

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    SusieB  over 2 years ago

    Demand a refund

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    Darryl Heine  over 2 years ago

    Too bad Lucy doesn’t charge $5 for advice at her booth in the Peanuts comic strip world.

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    jel354  over 2 years ago

    Rat tries his hand as sidewalk soothe sayer.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 2 years ago

    OK, you’re alive right now. Goes for everyone reading this. And The Count is thankful for that and you should be, too.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I believe Lucy Van Pelt charged .05 – my how inflation has changed things!

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    johnschutt  over 2 years ago

    Physically we die, but not our spirit. The real question is where we will spend eternity.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 2 years ago

    Five dollars? Now Rat can buy something from the “Dollar” Store.

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    wrytercat  over 2 years ago

    Cheer up! The worst is yet to come.

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    LJZ Premium Member over 2 years ago

    …and so it goes.

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    raybarb44  over 2 years ago

    Not real cheery but it IS something to look forward to…..

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    CaveCat87  over 2 years ago

    It’s like what Captain Nemo said in Disney’s version of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, “There is hope for the future. And when the world is ready for a new and better life, all this will someday come to pass, in God’s good time.”

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    pheets  over 2 years ago

    From Rat? Seriously..

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    Goat from PBS  over 2 years ago

    Here’s some actual good news: tomorrow we can enjoy the Sunday comics!

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    dialfred  over 2 years ago

    Kinda reminds me of Revelation 21:3,4 that God promises a time when death will be no more

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    Lana M.  over 2 years ago

    Stephan is depressed again…

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    Malcome1  over 2 years ago

    Seems all the Pearls strips sound the same everyday. Just Rat bit jin about life.

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    Natarose  over 2 years ago

    Why would you expect more from Rat, Pig?

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    Daeder  over 2 years ago

    I think Rat is overcharging by a decimal point.

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    schaefer jim  over 2 years ago

    Pig will be shredded pork!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 2 years ago

    I would like to revisit my comment on yesterday’s episode. Rat shows here that maybe some people shouldn’t return to their pre-pandemic ‘normal’.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  over 2 years ago

    So, we won’t get out of this life alive?

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Five bucks for that nothingburger of “advice”? That booth bait has really inflated since since Lucy Van Pelt ran the establishment. Rat’s is a “take the suckers, buy more beer” scheme….

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    DaBump Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Indeed! Prepare to meet your Maker. If you’re properly prepared, it will be the most wonderful experience of your eternity.

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    bunrabbit99  over 2 years ago

    that is good news!

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    rossevrymn  over 2 years ago

    It does have a certain “one side of the spectrum” reality to it.

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