Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 26, 2023

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    BasilBruce  6 months ago

    I think there are some holes in Pig’s argument.

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago



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    Bilan  6 months ago

    Without a sentient being to assign a purpose, and use it for such, there would be none.

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    ronaldspence  6 months ago

    Well Pig, that is a reason!

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    eolan59  6 months ago

    Surprised Pig didn’t say cheese

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    David_the_CAD  6 months ago

    The purpose of being alive is to not be dead.

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    blunebottle  6 months ago

    Pig likes to keep it simple.

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 6 months ago

    Pig is closer to the Truth.

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    B UTTONS  6 months ago

    Jelly-filled donuts.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  6 months ago

    From a purely biologic perspective, as organisms that reproduce sexually our purpose in life is to successfully shuffle the genetic deck and then step aside in order to allow for the succeeding generation that results to do likewise. In other words, our purpose is simply to give the wheel another turn. Anything beyond that is a bonus.

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    Imagine  6 months ago

    To drive our parents crazy.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 6 months ago

    Pig is fully mindful with donuts.

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    minty_Joe  6 months ago

    The answer is…42. I forgot to observe “Towel Day” yesterday.RIP Douglas Adams.

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    MayCauseBurns  6 months ago

    They’re the same thing

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    juicebruce  6 months ago

    I’ll just write “Beer” ;-)

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    No surprise there, Pig!

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    Troglodyte  6 months ago

    I wonder what Rat’s answer would be.

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    akachman Premium Member 6 months ago

    Put me down for sleep, cats, and books.

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    rmercer Premium Member 6 months ago

    At least spell it “doughnuts”. That’ll add some class to it!

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    Croc Holliday  6 months ago

    There is no grand purpose; we’re just here. Make the best of it.

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    [Traveler]  6 months ago

    If we’re here to help others, what are others here for?

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    Ellis97  6 months ago

    I always thought that life was like a race or something.

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    RobinHood  6 months ago

    Ah, donuts, the circle of life.

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    Steverino Premium Member 6 months ago

    Goat should join the Optimist club.

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    DaBump Premium Member 6 months ago

    In our world, it’s to give glory to God, but “Donuts” is fine for you, Pig.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’m with Goat on this one.

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    TinkerStinker  6 months ago

    Works for me!

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    Diat60  6 months ago

    Pig’s answer of “donuts” rather wraps up Goat’s explanation. It’s all one connected part and we fully connect to it with every bite.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 6 months ago

    Some people would say “Reparations”.

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    uniquename  6 months ago

    According to George Carlin, it was because Nature needed some plastic.

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    rshive  6 months ago

    Succinctness helps.

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    Went right over Pigs head…don’t forget CHEESE!

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    fritzoid Premium Member 6 months ago

    It isn’t a donut, it’s a bagel. The EVERYTHING Bagel. And it is not benign.

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    Goat from PBS  6 months ago

    Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself.

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    prrdh  6 months ago

    I thought it was to postpone dying.

    “To die, to sleep—

    To sleep—perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub!

    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,

    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,

    Must give us pause…"

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  6 months ago

    Make it sour-cream donuts and I’ll co-sign.

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    If you accept the Big Bang theory, then we’re all just accidents with no pre-design or purpose. And, you’ll need to take a huge leap of suspending logic when you realize that we came from molten lava on a planet devoid of life, water, and oxygen after it was spun off of the Sun.

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    LunarRover  6 months ago

    Complex questions usually have simple answers

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    onespiceybbw  6 months ago

    I’m with Pig.

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    christelisbetty  6 months ago

    Does Pig ever get a passing grade in the myriad classes he takes ? If so he should have several PHDs by now.

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    Mine was easy, eat, s*it, repeat. Got an A+

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    hitman4cookies  6 months ago

    I’d say “Beer”. I’m sure Rat would agree.

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    wordsmeet  6 months ago

    Goat sometimes represents the know-it-alls among us who are not fully aware of how the come across, heh.

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    NickelAlloy  6 months ago

    I would have said pepperoni pizza, but donuts are good too.

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    wildlandwaters  6 months ago

    I’m goin’ with Pig on this one…

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    T...  6 months ago

    “Donuts” That’s the most cogent thing you’ve ever said, Stephan…

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’m with goat. But as a witch, we do that anyway.

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    Only the Krispy Kremes.

    And Sunday May 28th is National Hamburger Day

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    John Jorgensen  6 months ago

    What exactly is Pig studying for again?

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    andrew.scharnhorst  6 months ago

    “Donuts … is there anything they can’t do?” — Homer Simpson

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    willie_mctell  6 months ago

    No purpose. Thought that was settled.

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    chireef  6 months ago

    donuts is as good answer as any

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    cosman  6 months ago

    He gouda, but he didn’t.

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    AMBER1  6 months ago

    And don’t forget pie! Everyone loves pie!

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    Buoy  6 months ago

    Love is an emotion you feel, when another happiness is essential to your own.

    Call me a naïve simpleton, but that’s all the reason I need.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  6 months ago

    Same planet, different worlds.

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Pig’s paper may not be profound, but it will be the tastiest!

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    russb53  6 months ago

    Coffee. Coffee and donuts…

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    JukeJoint Jacks  6 months ago

    Oh Pig, Wisconsinites are disappointed. What happened? Not writing cheese, our mutual reason for living? :)

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    SNVBD  6 months ago

    Life doesn’t have purpose, but you can give it purpose.

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