Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 16, 2023

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    BasilBruce  5 months ago

    At least he’s not calling himself “54 years young”; I hate when people do that.

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Why not make it the 29th anniversary of your 25th birthday?

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    ronaldspence  5 months ago

    Wow…54 again?

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    Erse IS better  5 months ago

    Geeze. A veritable babe.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 5 months ago

    Impkins, so sorry to learn of your loss. My condolences.

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    gbars70  5 months ago

    54, doncha think it’s way past time to turn that hat around?

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    syzygy47  5 months ago

    I’ll have to use that. I have a b’day coming up this Friday, the 20th. I usually but not always reference the source.

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    dadoctah  5 months ago

    He’s 22 in hexadecimal.

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    comics001  5 months ago

    Why is the 29th Birthday the 25th anniversary?

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    iggyman  5 months ago

    My Grandmother always said she was 29 and 1/2, 29 and 3/4 on a bad day!

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    The Moose Group  5 months ago

    Hey, he stole my line. I’ve been celebrating anniversaries of my 21st birthday for many years.

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    _lounger_  5 months ago

    well, happy birthday

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    hariseldon59  5 months ago

    Reminds me of Jack Benny, who was ‘forever 39’ after his 39th birthday.

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    Zoturdley Premium Member 5 months ago

    Ronald Reagan told the press corps that he was celebrating the 36th anniversary of his 39th birthday. It was a funny joke then and still is now.

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    Purple People Eater  5 months ago

    This March will be the 50th aniversary of my 15th birthday.

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    cdward  5 months ago

    About 40 years ago (I’m the fifth kid and was in my mid 20s), my dad fell off a ladder and had to go to the hospital for X-rays. He put “29” down for his age. Apparently, they looked at him a couple of times but didn’t say anything.

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    zerotvus  5 months ago

    29 again? are you ever going to get it right????

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    drycurt  5 months ago

    I tell people I’m in my 40’s. I’m now forty-twenty-six.

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    monya_43  5 months ago

    Pastis is just a child. I have a couple of kids older than him. It doesn’t seem possible, but that’s the way it is. My children have gotten older than me. Hahaha!

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    wirepunchr  5 months ago

    Next thing he’ll say is he’s 5’ 19".

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    becida  5 months ago

    I like that! I’ll celebrate the 40th anniversary of my 30th birthday!

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    Ellis97  5 months ago

    I want to make my fortune in creative media before I’m thirty.

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    Mentor397  5 months ago

    Weird. Last year was the 32nd anniversary of my fifteenth birthday.

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    bowling_255  5 months ago

    This year is the 1st anniversary of my 39th birthday.

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    TMMILLER Premium Member 5 months ago

    My Grandmother did that. She started having “anniversaries” of her 39th Bday. When she reached the 39th anniversary of her 39th Bday she said “it was time to admit it, she was old!”

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    aerotica69  5 months ago

    Around age 45 I started cutting my age in half and celebrating two-day birthdays. So this year I’ll celebrate 31 years on Saturday and another 31 years on Sunday.

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    uniquename  5 months ago

    I wish it was the 25th anniversary of my 29th birthday.

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    ladykat  5 months ago

    I’m 68 years old. I gave up on 29th birthdays when I hit 40.

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    Zebrastripes  5 months ago

    Happy Birthday‼️

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    Goat from PBS  5 months ago

    Happy birthday, Stephan!

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    Queen of America Premium Member 5 months ago

    The best ten years of my life were between 29 and 30. (Thank you, Jack Benny)

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    Jack12one  5 months ago

    Yeah, me too. After all, I’m 81 years young.

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    Cadi Fuhler  5 months ago

    One more year and you’ll start getting some senior discounts.

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    David_the_CAD  5 months ago

    I used to be like that. I would say 29 is about the right age, old enough to know better, young enough not to care.

    Now I have grown to accept my age (57), even if is shocks me sometimes that I have made it this far.

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    bagholder5150  5 months ago

    Car 54 where are you ?

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    Bruce388  5 months ago

    Stopped at a motel and the young woman at the counter gave me the senior discount WITHOUT ASKING. 12 years ago.

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    awcoffman  5 months ago

    I started counting backwards from 50. I’m almost down to 24. Actually, though, when you’re 75 and still mentally and physically functional, it’s something to be proud of.

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    KEA  5 months ago

    I’m 26921… days old,

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    Birthday is the most common math misconception. When you celebrate its recurring the count is always one off, because everybody omits the first birthday. The day you actually are born.

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    cupertino jay  5 months ago

    > Stephan Pastis – Wikipedia

    Stephan Thomas Pastis ( / ˈstɛfən ˈpæstɪs /; 2 born January 16, 1968) is an American cartoonist and former lawyer who is the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine. He also writes children’s chapter books, commencing with the release of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

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    txmystic  5 months ago

    This is why I have switched to hexadecimal to state my age…

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    dlaemmerhirt999  5 months ago

    Stephen’s . . . IN HIS 50s?!? Holy cow that’s bad! Earth NEEDS him around for ANOTHER fifty AT LEAST!!!

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    Rich_Pa  5 months ago

    Happy birthday Stephan.

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    Sorry,Pastis.Jack Benny cornered the market on that one.And without a pot belly

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    MarshaOstroff  5 months ago

    I like the way that Stephan enjoys making fun of himself. And by the way, ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

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    Does Pastis plan to play Las Vegas when he’s 100?

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    zeexenon  5 months ago

    My co-workers reversed this to say it’s the 25th anniversary for 29 more years till retirement.

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    Charlie Tuba  5 months ago

    This year will be the 38th anniversary of my 29th birthday.

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    delennwen  5 months ago

    That’s weird. Pastis is 55 today, not 54.

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    And So It Goes  5 months ago

    I smell a Rat. Today’s comic makes Stephan 54, when he celebrated his 55th last August.

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    DaBump Premium Member 5 months ago

    Pretty soon you’ll join us double-thirty-somethings.

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    Papa2Dawg Premium Member 5 months ago

    “54”? Man you look older than that

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    T...  5 months ago

    That would make him 725 years old – Account material,…

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    dcp9142  5 months ago

    Just 12.2 Centigrade

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    ez173  5 months ago

    Happy Birthday Stephan!!!

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    knight1192a  5 months ago

    Wait, is this for real? If so, I didn’t realize I was that close in age to Pastis.

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    pamela welch Premium Member 5 months ago

    Happy Birthday Stephan!

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    Seed_drill  5 months ago

    Pastis would hate me. When I was in my 30’s I wasn’t that far removed from him, physically. Now, at 54, I’m far more Jef.

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    eladee AKA Wally  5 months ago

    Happy Birthday Steph! I mean, Happy Anniversary!!!!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  5 months ago

    Only my grandmother and Jack Benny could get away with gag.

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    Sisyphos  5 months ago

    You say, “25th of 29”?

    I say, Lookie, everyone! Cartoon-Boy is frickin’ fifty-four years old! Geezer!

    Happy birthday, I guess….

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    daking27  5 months ago

    Growing older but not up.

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    Pony99CA  5 months ago

    I just hope Stephan isn’t Pastis prime.

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    onespiceybbw  5 months ago

    Twenty-nine with twenty-five years experience.

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    rogthedodge1  5 months ago

    Birthdays are good for you — the more you have the longer you live.

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    franki_g  5 months ago

    Birthdays celebrate the fact you were born, not the years since.

    It’s not Age-day.

    And I came up with this BEFORE I started getting deluged with Medicare supplement junk mail.

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    Nobody_Important  5 months ago

    So he and I were born in the same year. Somehow I haven’t figured out how to care about my age while he seems to be desperately holding on to his twenties. Yes, I’m sure it’s a joke but there are people like this out there. I’m not sure why they think lying or denying their age changed anything.

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    mjm.nobody  5 months ago

    I just say I’m “Plenty-nine.”

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    Moh'slifelife  5 months ago

    my birthday as well. we share the same birthday

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    Swirls Before Pine  4 months ago

    I’ve been celebrating my 1st birthday for 64 years straight.

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    PAR85  4 months ago

    I’m about to have my41st.

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