Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 27, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Just replace ENERGY with COVID and SHORTAGE with PANDEMIC:


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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    No wonder this year is called 2020 Too!

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    But while 2020 was pandemic, this one’s mostly panicdemic.

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    ellohewwo780  over 1 year ago

    i know this isnt related to this strip but now im listening to one of my friends talking about an insult-me-no-more club. That sounds like smt rat would say.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    We now return to your regular program, As the World Fails to Turn.

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    sirbadger  over 1 year ago

    Maybe Omicron is more contagious, because people are tired of being locked down.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    may we all worldwide continue to hang in there

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    artsyguy65  over 1 year ago

    Hmm… the punchline is sadder when you consider that a different strain of ignorance is precisely why we’re in the same spot, different year…

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  over 1 year ago

    Not quite the same as SD Squared but close enough.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    The really scary part is that we’ll still be in the same situation another two years later. And there will still be people claiming they don’t need masks or vaccines.

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    Deja vu:

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    Algolei I  over 1 year ago

    I’m happier under lockdown. There’s no pressure to go out and meet people.

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    jmarkoff2  over 1 year ago

    Endless lockdowns which don’t work, Einstein’s insanity.

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    Will President Biden be able to keep it going like this for his whole term?

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    MayCauseBurns  over 1 year ago

    Governments use fear to control you.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ignorance, indeed… ;)

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Raise your hand if you had covid and survived.

    Put it back down if you had covid and never knew it.

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    cdward  over 1 year ago

    I was told by a biologist and by an epidemiologist back in March of 2020 that we would be lucky if this was over by April of 2022. People HAVE been telling us this from the beginning; we just haven’t been listening.

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    jimchronister2016  over 1 year ago

    Stephan that’s Bullshit, were rid of lying trump as pres, now we have a great pres that’s really helping all the people and working hard to pass legislation to fix our broken neglected infrastructure instead of jacking up the rich, but as usual the repubs are doing everthing they can to derail anything that moves america forward. These old feeble minded repubs love living in the past and supporting the rich so they get paid under the table on time.

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    deepstblu  over 1 year ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Pig smile like that. Or any other Pearls character, for that matter.

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    akachman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’m still loving the mask. I don’t have to breath in other people’s exhaust. No flu or cold viruses, either.

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    Free or Not? Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This lockdown and vax mandate tyranny only ends with we the people make it end. It is time to peacefully send these bureaucrat tyrants packing. Criminal charges are in order for Fauci et. al. for creating the virus through Gain of Function research funding and then covering it up. They and others need to be held accountable.

    Covid is turning into the common cold virus that it started off as. Time to act accordingly. Then we can get back to a REAL normal, not the “new normal”, or even the old “normal” or bureaucrats in charge.

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    dr.acegikmo  over 1 year ago

    He made a new facial expression for pig… it feels wrong

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    dnie  over 1 year ago

    Nice job Brandon.

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    mgraves  over 1 year ago

    Ignorance is bliss.

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    imbas5511  over 1 year ago

    hhhmmmm, I didn’t shut down in 2020, 2021 or so far, 2022? But, I’m not a Democrat and I don’t pay any attention to propaganda TV or “News”.

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    grocks  over 1 year ago

    Once again, Pastis perfectly captures the zeitgeist.

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    1953Baby  over 1 year ago

    I’ve been reading this comic for a year now, and I’m still waiting for the “pearl.” Does this guy just sit around feeling sorry for himself??? If so, he deserves it. . .

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    Croc Holliday  over 1 year ago

    Don’t panic; we’re all going to die.


    Of something.

    Statistically speaking, probably not COVID.

    Be smart, wash your hands a lot, and get on with life.

    And don’t touch me. (that’s not a COVID thing; I really don’t like people touching me unless they’re my wife or select family members).

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    kartis  over 1 year ago

    Here’s a group activity for all of us: let’s watch “Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day this year and together in unison, scream “AAAAAAAAAAAH” at the end.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Nothing is shut down in the U.S. If it is it means that there’s a Covid spread

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    When is this gonna be over and when can we stop wearing masks?

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    totalspaceman2010  over 1 year ago

    I knew. People were being stupid during the lockdown and I was stuck going to work everyday.

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    Sir Isaac  over 1 year ago

    Why I cling to life….just to see what’s going to happen next.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The Trumpers spread covid everywhere and gave the USA one of the worst cases of the deadly but preventable disease in the world, stop voting for right wing disease spreaders.

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    Olddog04  over 1 year ago

    Same sh**, different year. I heard there’s an Omicron varient in some other countries.

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    gigagrouch  over 1 year ago

    It’s been said on various media that people are suffering from “pandemic fatigue” -they’re tired of hearing about it.

    As for myself, i’m suffering fatigue from hearing people whining about having “pandemic fatigue” & just plain whining in general.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    We are coming up on Groundhog Day …I hear they are doing a remake and calling it “Groundhog Years” …

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    We’re getting better… I think. At least I want to think so… maybe not…

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    She’s gone!She’s gone!We got rid of her!!

    I knew the answer was “Bangladesh” but she DIDN’T!!

    I’m going to gloat.Don’t you DARE tell me not to gloat!!The monotony is over!!

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    newsbb  over 1 year ago

    Come Tuesday we are ending all restrictions here in Denmark, only exception is when visiting hospitals and retirement homes. Plus if you get sick then you should of course stay home, no different than if you have a cold.We still have high infection numbers, but the number of people in the hospitals is lower than a year ago prior to people being vaccinated and the number of people in intensive care is much lower than a year ago.The lesson is people need to be vaccinated, more than 82% of all have had one shot, more than 80% has had two shots and 60% of all have three shots. Of those age 40 and over then 90% are vaccinated of those over 60 the number is almost 97%.Close to 4 out of five of those in hospitals are not vaccinated, so considering they make up a minority and it is mostly younger people which are not vaccinated this very clearly illustrates that the difference in risks are very significant.

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    AndromedaMike  over 1 year ago

    Pastis throws out the occasional lame joke, (that usually is funny). Otherwise, all he does is bitch and moan. The pandemic is doable. Get vaccinated and wear a tight-fitting mask. It’s the choice of everyone what they want to do, but it’s not my fault if they get sick and die, either.

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    moondog42 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Oh, we had our suspicions, given the attitudes of the people ostensibly in charge at the time and their adherents.

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    Ukko wilko  over 1 year ago

    Pig is experiencing bliss.

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    DaBump Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Personally, with what we now know about Covid, and how it has run its course, I think we should be moving on.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    If you work on improving, then you will have a better year.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Rat’s ‘toon is trenchant. At least as good as any of Cartoon-Boy’s….

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I went on an enjoyable cruise from March 7-14, 2020, and came home directly into lockdown. Yeah, ignorance is bliss.

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    pantograph  over 1 year ago

    So same spots, but now on Rat’s face instead of Pig’s

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Nobody thought it would be only two weeks, but seriously …

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