Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 27, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Well, it’s almost over… I’m certain this time.

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    sirbadger  over 1 year ago

    Have groceries delivered. Too Expensive. Mask up and go to the grocery store. Have fast food delivered. Too Expensive. Use Drive-Throughs.

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    30  over 1 year ago

    Good job Pastis!!

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    LastRoseOfSummer 1 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It was hard to read this, my closet doesn’t have a light.

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    Arbitrary  over 1 year ago

    Step 1: Cases quickly rise

    Step 2: Safety measures are taken

    Step 3: Measures taken reduce cases.

    Step 4: Measures are removed because cases began falling.

    Step 5: People complain the measures were tyranny and unnecessary.

    Step 6: Cases spike again.

    Step 7: Return to Step 1.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Your kid refuses to vaccinate or mask. Back two spaces.

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    Purple Helmet  over 1 year ago

    It’s over when we say it’s over and don’t take no for an answer.

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    jimchronister2016  over 1 year ago

    You got this one right Steph! Masterpiece for you, great job!

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    adds, buy board games and puzzles and treadmill to work off the covid-15 (pounds that is)

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    Pastis, it took you that long to reach the solution in the last frame?

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    stillfickled Premium Member over 1 year ago

    There’s your covid board game, Meg.

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    Asharah  over 1 year ago

    Yup that’s pretty close

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Covid is old news now. New news is possible world war 3 in near future. Woe is we.

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    cdward  over 1 year ago

    On the positive side, while it is not over, the fact that cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are going down during the winter (when everyone is stuck inside together) is a good sign. I actually do have some hope for the warmer weather when we can dine outside.

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    backyardcowboy  over 1 year ago

    Next week: Pearls before Swine-opoly!

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    MayCauseBurns  over 1 year ago

    I thought we had moved on to world war.

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    A Common 'tator  over 1 year ago

    You forgot the toilet-paper fiasco…

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    dlkrueger33  over 1 year ago

    Thank. you, Milton Bradley. LOL

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    Procat Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Hopefully it’s not Russian Vodka

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    dnie  over 1 year ago

    Thanks CCP, Fauci, BigPharma,………………..

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    ElVez2  over 1 year ago

    When cleaning the house I would take my beer into every room and pretend I was bar hopping

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Drinking did increase about 28% or so. No shortage of booze.

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    There’s a light at the end of this tunnel… I promise.

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    1953Baby  over 1 year ago

    Almost all my friends have kids and grandkids. Every single one of the families found ways to juggle all the changes in positive ways. They learned to juggle, to work from home, to handle the at-home Zoom lessons. They got themselves and their kids vaccinated; they wore masks; they social distanced. They got frustrated, certainly, but they also found new and better ways to interact with their families and their co-workers.

    My single friends and I also found constructive ways to cope. You’d think from this strip that every American citizen was spoiled, self-centered and unable to handle this recurring phenomenon. I wish more stories were printed about those who grappled successfully with this challenge.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    That’s LIFE!

    Use your common sense in situations! That’s it!

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    treutvid  over 1 year ago

    “Out of an abundance of caution…”. I NEVER want to hear that again.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Hopefully, it’ll all be completely over by the end of the year.

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    Buzzworld  over 1 year ago

    Actually we’ve never gotten past the first curve. “Cases up! Return to start.”

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    rs0204 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This cartoon should be put up for a Pulitzer Prize.

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    At least there seems to be a possible end to this version of the game. Some designers were proposing to have a never-ending loop.

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    EmmettWayne  over 1 year ago

    Display false optimism. Go back to start! :)

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    Chris  over 1 year ago

    interesting board game… do they have other versions?

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    F-Flash  over 1 year ago

    Last Square, a burn your mask party.

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    Lee26 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Best. Board. Game. Ever (said nobody). Very clever, Mr P. You are getting better with age.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  over 1 year ago

    Go to (Covid) jail. Go directly to (Covid) jail. Do not pass go…but collect lots of gubmint money!

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    Display  over 1 year ago

    Jumpin’ Jesus on a Pogo Stick! Two years on and this still needs sayin’?

    Idiot moron Reich wing sheep still believe that podcast, Faux Noose BS and try to push their crap onto the rest of the world. Hey Bozos, guess what – the earth still ain’t flat either.

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    PoodleGroomer  over 1 year ago

    Mandatory mask wearing for all activities. No masks are available from any suppliers.

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    Yes, this is a game and we’ve been played.

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    JustMe  over 1 year ago

    the comment section seems to be funnier than the comic itself. And today’s comic is pretty darn funny…

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    Comicfan (C)  over 1 year ago

    The off-topic non-covid ending: Just ban schools from existence

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    brick10  over 1 year ago

    I considered reading other comments, but decided, “Don’t go there!”

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    Droptma Styx  over 1 year ago

    We may not have new issues of MAD, but we have Pastis, and he’ll have to do.

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    Olddog04  over 1 year ago

    Pastis hits the nail squarely on the head yet again.

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    raybarb44  over 1 year ago

    Diagram on conquering a nation and/or ruling the world…..

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Gotta love happy endings.

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    ElwoodP  over 1 year ago

    Think about how much money would have been saved (and LIVES saved) if Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine (and Zinc and D3 and C) had been issued to all Americans on Day 1 of this madness.

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    JimValTen Premium Member over 1 year ago

    EXCELLENT!!!!! You have captured the last two years in one panel. This is why I refer you folks as Visual Editorialists.

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    Shitbox Dodge  over 1 year ago

    Where’s the Wordle square?

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    rossevrymn  over 1 year ago

    Where’s the “next door neighbor is a Covid denier, die” slot?

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    stamps  over 1 year ago

    You left out the part where covid23 appears next year.

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    tiomax  over 1 year ago

    All of the discarded masks along the road add a (sad) touch of realism to the game!

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    I Go Pogo   over 1 year ago

    There’s a nod to Pastis in today’s Slylock Fox “Spot the Six Differences” panels.

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    petermerck  over 1 year ago

    I retired. So I think I won.

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    It’s only The Game of Life. Entertain self with Dante’s Inferno.

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    christelisbetty  over 1 year ago

    Is there a childless version available ?

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    susanj77  over 1 year ago

    Perfect summary. could add a space for “learn to bathe again.” just before the going back to work space.

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    JLChi  over 1 year ago

    Way too many of these strips push alcohol as a solution. It’s not.

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    sshoredude00 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Funniest comic this year!

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    schaefer jim  over 1 year ago

    Call of Duty is a history class, put on a dunce cap and sit in a corner. Had nuns teaching you, stick out you knuckles for the ruler. Then go to the corner to knee durning the whole recess.

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    cafed00d Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I am soooo printing this out, grabbing some dice and tokens, and playing!

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    You have outdone yourself Mr Pastis Bravo!

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    totalspaceman2010  over 1 year ago

    I think the finish should just take you back to the start since Covid life is an endless loop.

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    Kev_a_Swing_Dancer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Full points for using “The Game of Life” spinner!

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    jonnytest  over 1 year ago

    Call of Duty is educational, sort of. I wonder if I can get my old game of Postal to run in a Virtual machine window. I had unlocked the cheat where you get to piss napalm on the baddies. Good clean educational fun.

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    braindead Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Remember: “We WANT them infected!”

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    B E A N (the sequel)  over 1 year ago

    I win! I win! Now where’s my beer..?

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    j.l.farmer  over 1 year ago

    they are easing the mask requirements here. I am still going to wear mine in the stores for awhile. I just keep thinking we will drop out guard too quickly and another variant will catch us off guard. I’d rather be safe than sorry.1

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    gmu328  over 1 year ago

    game of life

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    TIMH  over 1 year ago

    Art Linkletter says, “Endorsement denied!” If you get this, congratulations for your longevity.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    On the whole, I’d rather play Clue, or even Monopoly!

    This one hurts when I laugh….

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    soaringblocks  over 1 year ago

    Based on the number of replies, I’d say you nailed it!

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    Ermine Notyours  over 1 year ago

    Ironically I was reading this while waiting to get my booster, and got interrupted before I could finish reading.

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    foxsinger Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I love this! Very funny!

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    stuckfly Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Could replace “COVID” and everything before the FINISH space with any other theme and the game still works!

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    StarBeak  over 1 year ago

    I keep rolling one’s. Oh the spinner only has one number.

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    DaBump Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Awwww. Somebody needs a hug?

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    Tallguy  over 1 year ago

    Who returned to the office?!?

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    DannyDonkeyHatesPeople  over 1 year ago

    If that was a game I would buy it.

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    Absolutely perfect.But g ood luck if your paper likes to “minituarize” the comics.

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    MartinDamary  about 1 year ago

    Thanks for the mysteriously placed swiss flag.

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