Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 01, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    I hope that made Rat happy.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    So true.

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    John Smith  4 months ago

    About time!

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    the truth could set him free, but he rolled it down the hill!

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    David_the_CAD  4 months ago

    Happiness begins with a decision.

    Are you ready to decide to be happy?

    Are you ready to make the changes in your life that you know you need to make?

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    Wilde Bill  4 months ago

    ’Bout time somebody did that.

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    And to get that happiness inside, eat cheese.

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    Gent  4 months ago

    At least this made Rat happy.

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    I'm here for the cookies Premium Member 4 months ago

    Now he has a pi$$ed off a$$

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    deojaideep aka Courage  4 months ago

    Good riddance!

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    Purple Helmet (formerly Wasa)  4 months ago

    “The wise man is joyful, happy and calm, unshaken…if day and night your soul keeps on its even and unswerving course, upright and content with itself, then you have attained to the greatest good that mortals can possess.”

    Seneca the Younger, On Pleasure and Joy

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Hope Mr. W.A. had a nice trip, see him in the fall!

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    comics001  4 months ago

    Luckily, it’s only a hill.

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    Sanspareil  4 months ago

    Now he will be the Wise a$$ in the Glen!Many will flock to him!

    Because they don’t have to climb a freakin mountain of manure to get to him!

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    dadoctah  4 months ago

    So…happy now?

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    shanen0  4 months ago

    Rat is getting into a rut. I’d throw in some suggestions, but mine tend to be too political, or even lawyerly. I can’t figure out where the humor lies in this idea: Making every self-proclaimed Republican candidate answer this question under oath:

    “Do you believe the Big Lie that Joe Biden didn’t win in 2020?”

    The joke is supposed to be the Catch-22. If they answer with the truth, then okay, but the video is going to kill them playing against their previous lies. But if they lie, then they get investigated for stupidity or simple perjury.

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    Ermine Notyours  4 months ago

    Being in the working class, I know too many people who say all their problems will be over if only they would win the lottery. For one thing, you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery. For another, lottery winners and other instant millionaires are rarely happy. You’re not happy unless you earn your money, but I can never convince others of these points.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    Now the wise @$$ gives more grounded advice, I guess.

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  4 months ago

    Which shows “the truth hurts” or “don’t shoot the messenger” but I’m not sure which.

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    Croc Holliday  4 months ago

    Rat keeps going up the mountain but never likes what he hears.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    The true key to happiness is love and friendship. Well, for some people, anyways. Rat needs nothing but recognitions and attention.

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    Snolep  4 months ago

    What? I thought happiness was two kinds of ice cream.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 4 months ago

    The truth hurts, Rat

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    brick10  4 months ago

    Sic semper verificatores….. Thus always to truth-tellers….

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 4 months ago

    The personal hero, ideal and role model of The Count and Countess once again proves that being a Wise Asp has a downside. Dilly! Dilly!

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Wise A-SS didn’t tell Rat what he wanted to hear…

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    GreenIrishEyes  4 months ago

    Good! No one needs that kind of negativity in their life ….. (LOL)

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    klapre  4 months ago

    Is this the end of Wise A$$ on the mountain?

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    doesntplaywellwithothers  4 months ago

    If you can’t handle the answer, don’t ask.

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    I thought it was a hill, not a mountain.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    Bad Omen for Rat’s future however……

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    whelan_jj  4 months ago

    Rat is lying in that first panel. He isn’t ALWAYS unhappy. He finds joy in the unhappiness of others.

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    One goal achieved.

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    fritzoid Premium Member 4 months ago

    If thou think “I cannot be happy until I have X,” you will not be happy if and when you attain X.

    Be happy. It may help you attain your goals, but even if it doesn’t you remain happy.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Great! No more comic philosophy.

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    Charlie Brown once said that the secret to happiness is owning a convertible and a lake; if it’s raining too much to drive with the top down, it will fill up your lake, and if the lake is drying up, it’s a good day to drive with the top down.

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    edstiles  4 months ago

    The Wise A** on the Hill thing is getting a bit old, Stephan. The well is dry on that thing.

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    And then he trashed Rat’s only love. His beer in the fridge at home.

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    Buoy  4 months ago

    Mountain top guru’s are way over rated. Kick them all off and let them live amongst us. Then we will see how truly wise and humble they are.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Happiness is inside of me. I just had some chocolate donuts.

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    pushed him off his mountain of crap?

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    The Wise Donkey who Went up a Hill and Came down a Mountain

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    syzygy47  4 months ago

    Let’s add Rat, Pig, Goat and Little Guard Duck to the Pb4S roster of characters that set off the offensive word alarm. That only Mr Pastis can say.

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    Fountowizdum  4 months ago

    There’s a reason why he’s a rat…

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    PaintTheDust  4 months ago

    “Habitual external focus” personified, is Rat.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Good for you, Rat! The Wise A$$ is one of the most irritating characters in comics!

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    pontiac59  4 months ago

    This reminds me of the time I asked a bartender who was a friend if he could give me change for a ten. He said “Change comes from within” and I said “yeah, within that cash drawer” while pointing to the register, and made him laugh

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    bunrabbit99  4 months ago

    way to go, rat!!!!

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    _lounger_  4 months ago

    and I bet he still feels unhappy…

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    Call me Ishmael  4 months ago

    Rat should have send pig in his place. What the wise $$ said is basically h0g w$h

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    Swirls Before Pine  4 months ago

    And Jill came tumbling after.

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