Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 06, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  8 months ago

    All you’ll get is frustration.

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    ronaldspence  8 months ago

    I wish you the best Pig!

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    BasilBruce  8 months ago

    Sounds like Pig wants to strap on the Happy Helmet.

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    Erse IS better  8 months ago

    It is a known fact that about your own emotional state, you CAN influence your mood by putting your face into the appropriate expression. Want to be happy? Smile. Even if it feels fake. Want to be calm? Keep a straight face. Want to be angry or sad? (why??): You can put yourself in those moods too with your facial expression.

    (Does not work when your external environment overrides your choice of mood)

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    Alexander the Good Enough  8 months ago

    Were it not for sad, one would never know happy…

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    MichaelAxelFleming  8 months ago

    Joy joy

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 8 months ago

    It’s a good effort, Pig! We all want you to be happy.

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    blunebottle  8 months ago

    Pig, go to the refrigerator. The cheese is calling you.

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    C  8 months ago

    Manifest insanity

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    Natarose  8 months ago

    me too, pig

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    distortion  8 months ago

    Adopt an attitude of gratitude.

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    Ermine Notyours  8 months ago

    They say more suicides happen when people are on the upswing. They have no energy when they’re down. The idea is to keep yourself down so you don’t go on an upswing because it’s safer that way.

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    MayCauseBurns  8 months ago

    “What good is happiness, if it’s just a state of mind?” Jim White, “Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi”

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    iggyman  8 months ago

    “I knew she could make me happy,happy,HAPPY! " (The Rain, the Park, and Other Things, the Cowsills)!

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    monya_43  8 months ago

    The opposite can be true if you tell yourself that you are unhappy, disappointed, sad and angry about it.

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    Goat from PBS  8 months ago

    Then go out and be happy, Pig. Go for it.

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    erick.robinson  8 months ago

    watch the vid… you CAN’T watch it and not feel up-beat afterwards

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    e.groves  8 months ago

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been happy, but I am glad quite often.

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    Croc Holliday  8 months ago

    Hope is not a strategy.

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    F-Flash  8 months ago

    If you’re Happy, aren’t you supposed to clap your hands?

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    Ellis97  8 months ago

    Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy!

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    PEANUTS-expert Premium Member 8 months ago

    true happiness lies within

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    wongo  8 months ago

    Happiness is overrated. I prefer dread, conflict and loneliness. That way no disappointments!

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    e.groves  8 months ago

    “If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.”

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    MichiganMitten  8 months ago

    Affirmations. Supposed to have some effect, oddly enough. Not sure I believe it but interesting to think about.

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    royq27  8 months ago

    This strip makes me all happy…

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    YippiKiAyMofo  8 months ago

    No, but you can make it happen through action.

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    DanMoran1  8 months ago

    Pig should be happy; he’s not all covered in ink as he usually is when he’s writing.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Don’t worry, be happy

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    Zebrastripes  8 months ago

    Pig doesn’t get he can make his own happiness!

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    The Brooklyn Accent  8 months ago

    But happiness is a warm puppy.

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    David_the_CAD  8 months ago

    Happiness is a choice. Most people choose to ignore the happiness that is in their lives, and look to what they perceive to be the happiness in other peoples lives.

    see today’s BC as an example.

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    michael3114  8 months ago

    Happiness is often proportional to how clueless you are to things going on in the world.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member 8 months ago

    You think you are happy and you are happy, that’s what you’re happy for.

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    T...  8 months ago

    No wonder Pig is not happy, there is no female in the gang…

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    christelisbetty  8 months ago

    Get a warm puppy, Pig.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  8 months ago

    AGAIN?!? PIGGY. YOU KNOW THIS ONE: eat cheese, watch television and play RELAXING games! (First Person Shooters are NOT relaxing.) I know you hate it, but I suggest some exercise too. Now that I exercise regularly, I CRUSHED my “chronic fatigue” from my TBI!!!

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    paulscon Premium Member 8 months ago

    Reading the newspaper can be depressing, but I notice that when reading a funny comic a chuckle and a smile helps me feel happy, at least for a minute or so.

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    patrickab7  8 months ago

    Worth a try.

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    Eric S   8 months ago

    " if’n you ain’t the granpappy of all liars! "

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    Upton O'Goode  8 months ago

    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be ~ Abraham Lincoln

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    zeexenon  8 months ago

    Well, THAT IS what the Psychobabbles say.

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    willie_mctell  8 months ago

    A not too recent fad. Big on afternoon talk shows.

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    KEA  8 months ago

    It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got. (Sheryl Crow)

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  8 months ago

    I believe Scott Adams did this when he was starting ‘Dilbert’.

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    smartman  8 months ago

    I’m officially not allowed to be happy by decree from The Universe. Any time I’ve ever started to get happy/have a good thing happen to me something bad happens within a week. If I won the lottery, the world would end.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member 8 months ago

    That’s me!

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    Sisyphos  8 months ago

    Sorry, Pig; doesn’t work that way. Nice, big script, though….

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    paullp Premium Member 8 months ago

    Pig is making himself more miserable by way of his desperate attempt to be happy.

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    Rayborg  8 months ago

    “Let me get the stay put hat and raincoat!”

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 8 months ago

    Dream on, Pig.

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