Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 30, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Good thing I take credit for other people’s steps.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    Rat has four legs and one arm. Does running in place cure him of this?

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    Oh, rats.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    These are the harms of so-called smart watches.

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    Kveldulf  over 1 year ago

    What happens if you don’t get in 10,000 steps a day?

    You get in 9000, or 5000, or 500. Who cares?

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    O am prone to that obsession Rat…

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    Imagine  over 1 year ago

    It’s part of his 10,000 step program.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  over 1 year ago

    It’s midnight and I’m reading Gocomics.

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    Sanspareil  over 1 year ago

    Society is already in chaos and life is dying due to our pollution all over the globe, so don’t bother Rat!

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    ArcticFox Premium Member over 1 year ago

    At least we’ll know who to blame.

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    Again, Pig gets suckered into feeling bad for the hyper-self-centered Rat.

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    The dumb Crocs would never catch Zeeba Neighba if he lived 10,000 steps away.

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    I count minutes for my daily walking exercise, not steps.

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    Back on the tennis team in high school, I had to do literal steps—-stair climbs up very long stairways over and over, partly because our tennis coach was just a Phys Ed teacher, who knew a lot about exercise but not much about tennis. And worse, he would call class “Shower Time” just when I was about to beat him in Ping Pong during PE class.

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    Zykoic  over 1 year ago

    I have a walking “Nag App” on my phone. Just some rainy, windy days I stay home.

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    MayCauseBurns  over 1 year ago

    Rat’s response in the third panel reminds me of my HOA when I don’t submit a Guest Parking Form the minute I have visitors.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pig needs a shave? Who’d a thunk it?

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Maybe he should get his own hamster wheel or treadmill.

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    SALUDADOG  over 1 year ago

    Rat should have a night cap and relax, like Pig.

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    I have heard that 10,000 steps isn’t scientifically accurate.

    Ya know, like the Food Pyramid.

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    Procat Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Where is Rat’s cigarette and beer?

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    Wichita1.0  over 1 year ago

    So, same difference, huh?

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    MS72  over 1 year ago

    Does Amazon sell a gadget that registers steps on your smartwatch?

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    txmystic  over 1 year ago

    Yeesh…I’ve actually fallen into that trap…

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    wongo  over 1 year ago

    Too late Rat, all of those things have already happened!

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    Yes, people have researched this and 7000 steps is where the benefits top out.

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    uniquename  over 1 year ago

    Rat makes that much noise walking?

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    hmofo813 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Yeah, it sure is easy to let exercise goals take over your life, or your sanity.

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    pheets  over 1 year ago

    I am seeing things: does Rat have 4 legs (and 2 arms)… ? Motion is usually denoted by little whisker marks…usually..

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    aerotica69  over 1 year ago

    I knew a guy who thought like Rat. He forgot his cute little step-watch one day and seemed terribly disappointed when the world did not end.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Obsessed….who cares! There’s always tomorrow! Pig, go back to sleep! It’s ok!

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    ladykat  over 1 year ago

    My watch and phone scold me every day for not getting 10,000 steps.

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    I can’t count calories; there is no way I could count steps

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    jannichols2000  over 1 year ago

    Luckily, the health gurus just said 8000 steps goal is able to keep you heart-healthy.

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I guess Rat failed with all the chaos we now have

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    Katje  over 1 year ago

    When I saw Pig with his hands under the covers and the "Thud, thud, thud, thud’ sounds, I suddenly rated that this isn’t exactly PG-13 any more… :D

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    christelisbetty  over 1 year ago

    There was a Twilight Zone….or maybe Outer Limits, where the main character,(I want to say Ozzie Nelson) had a bunch Rube Goldberg devices he had to constantly adjust to keep the World from falling apart…..

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    curtlyon19  over 1 year ago

    sounds a lot like OCD

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    It’s finally happened.Rat has turned into the “obsessive cyclist” character.

    Of course,he’d pick the only character more annoying than HE is.

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    Aah, my ROTC Royal Canadian Air Force 5BX (now XBX) Exercise Plan requirement. ’Twould make the downstairs neighbors think they hear the sound of distant drums….

    I hear the sound of distant drumsFar away, far awayAnd if they call for me to comeThen I must go and you must stay

    So Mary marry me, let’s not waitLet’s share all the time we can before it’s too lateLove me now for now is all the time there may beIf you love me Mary, Mary marry me

    I hear the sound of bugles blowFar away, far awayAnd if they call, then I must goAcross the sea, so wild and grey

    So Mary marry me, let’s not waitFor the distant drums might change our wedding dateAnd love me now, for now is all the time there may beIf you love me Mary, Mary marry me

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    TonyB.  over 1 year ago

    I read that the original research actually said that around 7K steps daily was good enough but marketing folks went with the round number 10K

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    djones  over 1 year ago

    Pig’s overnight stubble looks like he could have a fine beard in a couple days.

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    Arghhgarrr Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Rat sounds like an anorexic compulsive exerciser who needs to do the same daily workout regardless of weather, injuries, etc

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    TwilightFaze  over 1 year ago

    Huh. And here I just thought it was for your cardiovascular health.

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    Ukko wilko  over 1 year ago

    Chaos is inevitable.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Just go to sleep, Pig. If counting sheep doesn’t help, count footfalls from Rat….

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    MattDingleberry  over 1 year ago

    Is it me, or does Rat have 4 legs?

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