Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 29, 2023

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well done, Pig, wise words.

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    I like the spirit DBSP though a little reality doesn’t hurt either…

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Will Dream Big Super Pig be there when things don’t work out?

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    Erse IS better  4 months ago

    I wanted to grow up to be a mathematician. And have my own 1/2 acre Lionel® train setup.

    Turns out, what I grew up to love was something considerably different than either of them.

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    B UTTONS  4 months ago

    The kid wants to be alive and healthy when he grows up.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Most pigs would dream of not becoming bacon.

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    hariseldon59  4 months ago

    Yeah, that’ll happen when pigs fly.

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    Shari Lewis once told Lamb Chop that she could be anything she wanted, and LC said she wanted to be a fish.

    Some dreams are a bit too unrealistic.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Dream Big Super Pig could sense where he was needed. Who knows what this kid can do!

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    TampaFanatic1  4 months ago

    Nice one today Pastis! Way to go Dream Big Superpig!

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Oh look it’s POWER PIG. And he’s finally baaack!

    Oh waitsaminute. That not him is it. :-(

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Dream Big Superpig movie was okay. But the lead actor was a big ham.

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    Sprarklin  4 months ago

    We should all be that super hero.

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    walt.donovan  4 months ago

    Is that drawing ink on Pig or was he beat up by someone earlier?

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    deblee77  4 months ago

    We saw the first Indiana Jones (Temple of Doom) movie, in the theater, when my youngest daughter had to keep the seat part up to sit on, in order to be able to see. And that’s what she decided to be, an archeologist. Today she has her Masters and is a registered, certified archeologist. Never underestimate dreams and determination.

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    Little Caesar  4 months ago

    Everyone knows an ant can’t move a rubber tree plant….

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Wow, pigs DO fly!

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    Geophyzz  4 months ago

    I also wasted time and effort, and had to change my major, because of misguidance from a high school counsellor.

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    dlkrueger33  4 months ago

    There is already a book published by figure skater, Kristi Yamaguchi, that is entilted: “Dream Big Little Pig”. It’s available on Amazon.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    Super Pig is the kind of superhero we need in this day and age of reboots and cinematic universes.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 4 months ago

    Yes and no. I’d love to be a Major League Centerfielder, but the fact that I’m in my 60s and have never been very good at baseball really DOES make it very unlikely.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member 4 months ago

    I sense this is a rather autobiographical comic today. Dream Big, Stephan Pastis, and thank you!!

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    While I am all for encouragement, we still have to be realistic. If someone can’t sing, no amount of “You can do it!” is going to fix that. Only working at it can.

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    Denver Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sounds boring.

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    chris_o42  4 months ago

    And this is why we love you sweet Pig!

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    Tired  4 months ago

    My advice is to stay away from the Wise … on the Hill and Rat

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Looks like PIG worked himself up into a frenzy, just writing about it! ☺️

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    bunrabbit99  4 months ago

    he wanted to be a cartoonist, didn’t he.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 4 months ago

    Starring Lizzo.

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    b.john71  4 months ago

    Your dream will come true——-when pigs fly! LOL

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    Good comic

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Pig is right on this one. Don’t let the naysayers bring you down

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 4 months ago

    It took a while but I wound up doing something I liked, programming. Better late then never.

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    doesntplaywellwithothers  4 months ago

    What’s a “Gui Dance”? /s

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    Every now and then, it’s good for Pastis to let Pig cut through the cynicism.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member 4 months ago

    I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but one day when I was about ten, I watched my father do something I thought was very brave, acting instantly to keep a man’s car from running off a cliff. It was actually not as hazardous as I thought, but it required instant recognition and quick action. And it shaped my life. I wanted to do things like that. I tried other things, but in the end, I got it all, firefighter, paramedic, deputy sheriff and police detective.

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    Elder Lee Fox  4 months ago

    Chart out your future but do it in pencil.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  4 months ago

    Meh. The super-hero movie has had it’s moment in time. Like the westerns of yore, people have had their fill of the men-in-tights genre! Time for something new. (And I say that as formerly huge fan of the MCU.)

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    CaveCat87  4 months ago

    And then Rat comes along and hijacks Pig’s comic strip, turning it into Dream Crusher Rat, who tells the kid to listen to everyone else and not follow his dream.

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    kartis  4 months ago

    As Robert Heinlein wrote, of course the deck is stacked against you – if you don’t play, you can’t win.

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    Stocky One  4 months ago

    You CAN be anything you want. It’s just that, in the morning, you have to wake up.

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  4 months ago

    Pig has learned from the “school of hard knocks” Good on him.

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    The Waffles are my friends  4 months ago

    Sounds better than most of the tripe around today.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Well, it is called “The Forrest Gump Motto.”

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    Daeder  4 months ago

    Flying Pig!

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    buer  4 months ago

    There is a depressing and pessimistic message hiden in plain view in this comic, though. All of this points to say that this kid will achieve his dream career when pigs fly…

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    T...  4 months ago

    Great aspirations Stephan, or should I say Mr. Pastis – from teeny comic strip to the big screen – Garfield like – keep it up you’ll get there…

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    Jwhitcomb1966 Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s surprising how negative friends and family can be, and how many years we can waste doing what we are ‘suppose’ to be doing. And then, not doing what we truly want to do.

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    Reminds me of the Kids in the Hall “The Flying Pig” sketches.

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    Lola85 Premium Member 4 months ago

    When I did career counseling, I always told people that it was great that they wanted to be whatever. However, I also encouraged them to research the career in depth to see if the reality was what they imagined it to be. Then, I encouraged them to see how their interests and abilities would mesh with that career. I loved the idea of being a homicide detective until I saw how dangerous it could be, and all the paperwork it entailed. Had I gone into it without doing any research, I wouldn’t have lasted very long.

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    ibuystuffhere  4 months ago

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  4 months ago

    You can be what you want to be, provided you have enough talent and desire to work for it, and a little luck here and there.

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    Definately not one of Rat’s comics.

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    Buoy  4 months ago

    Nice one.

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    maverick.kaminski  4 months ago

    If Pastis made it known he wanted to draw comic strips when he was young I’m betting these are direct quotes.

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    Tom in WV  4 months ago

    Kids need a lot more of DBS, and a lot less (as in “none”) of the “you showed up, you breathed, and we gave you a phony award” philosophy that has floated to the top of educational psychology.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Bless Pig’s heart! It is super-loving!

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    DaBump Premium Member 4 months ago

    Plan it out, step by step — get some positive but sound advice on it — and be prepared to work hard at it, because you love it and you know it is worth it.

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    Katje  4 months ago

    And then the boy started to draw comics about pigs… With pearls…

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    rogthedodge1  4 months ago

    “At 6, I wanted to be a cook. At 7, I wanted to be Napoleon. My ambition has been growing ever since and now it is to be nothing less than Salvador Dali.” — S. D.

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    Dag-Nabbit  26 days ago

    We need more pigs in our lives.

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