Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 20, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  7 months ago

    No, it’s death

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    BasilBruce  7 months ago

    I don’t like the idea of a dirt nap; I’d have to buy lots of Shout.

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    paulscon Premium Member 7 months ago

    Stephen has been really negative lately. He should stop reading Ecclesiastes where everything is meaningless. On the other hand, maybe he’s just being a realist. yesterday Pig was handing out certificates for making it through the day.

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    ronaldspence  7 months ago

    ultimate reality in the comics page…wow!

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    sirbadger  7 months ago

    Is that the calendar for August 2024?

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    syzygy47  7 months ago

    Tell ‘em Rat’s got a Do Not Resuscitate card…(to quote the Aerosmith title) permanent vacation.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 7 months ago

    He’s like a convict imprisoned in life…

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    Cool Hand Luke Premium Member 7 months ago

    In your case, Rat, it’s going to be a hell of a vacation.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 7 months ago

    Some weeks are really that bad.

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member 7 months ago

    That’s a first!

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    Imagine  7 months ago

    After all, life is fatal.

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    Gent  7 months ago

    Nice sneaky promotion for Elon’s app eh Pastis.

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    tudza Premium Member 7 months ago

    I snuck in and put a few more Xs on for him.

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    Ermine Notyours  7 months ago

    I almost ran over a rat a few hours ago. I braked before I realized it wasn’t a squirrel. How is Rat so sure he’ll get a proper burial?

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    markkahler52  7 months ago

    The Final Countdown!

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    iggyman  7 months ago

    Better sow you. seeds well here Rat and not use so much fertilizer!

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    iggyman  7 months ago

    No one gets out of here alive!

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    Troglodyte  7 months ago

    Rat will be the death of Goat, someday.

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    drneil Premium Member 7 months ago

    Samuel Beckett couldn’t have said it better.

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    hariseldon59  7 months ago

    This reminds me of the strip from March 9, 2003. Rat writes a poem with the line: “Be happy, you’re one day closer to death. Ohh, sweet, sweet death!”.

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    akachman Premium Member 7 months ago

    I haven’t had a vacation in over 14 years. I’m with you, Rat. This is as good as it gets.

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    WaitingMan  7 months ago

    I turned 70 this year. When I told my doctor both of my parents lived into their 90s, he told me I could expect to do the same. I told him, “Don’t curse me like that!”

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    phritzg Premium Member 7 months ago

    If I see Rat when I take my dirt nap, I’ll know I went to the wrong place.

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    milokraegel Premium Member 7 months ago

    Maybe we should all do that

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    User#123  7 months ago

    Wouldn’t that be everyday, Rat?

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    The Orange Mailman  7 months ago

    I thought it was September.

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    Ellis97  7 months ago

    Well, rats do only have four to five years.

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    Slowly, he turned...  7 months ago

    Oh, yeah, but don’t pack a bag because you can’t take it with you, or so I’ve been told.

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    Snolep  7 months ago

    This strip should have run in June, the only month this year where the first falls on a Thursday. (Yes, I bothered to look that up. I have no life.)

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    einarbt  7 months ago

    One day at a time.

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    Goat from PBS  7 months ago

    It’s death.

    And I don’t mean that metaphorically, or rhetorically, or poetically, or theoretically or in any other fancy way.

    It’s death straight up.

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    GATORx81  7 months ago

    Just like an injured athlete, we’re all day-to-day…..

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    zeexenon  7 months ago

    ’Working on my calendar 80.6666

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 7 months ago

    No one has complained yet,

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    rugeirn  7 months ago

    It certainly leaves a vacancy, but not much else.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 7 months ago

    Why has he X’d off to the 23rd when it’s the 20th? Of course, the last calendar that looked like this was in December. Rat is confused.

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    WCraft Premium Member 7 months ago

    Isn’t that Nov. 5, 2024?

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    rshive  7 months ago

    Cheeriness isn’t Rat’s forte.

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    timinwsac Premium Member 7 months ago

    Reminds me of the short timers calendar I once had, couldn’t wait to mark off the last square.

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    zwilnik64  7 months ago

    No one here gets out alive.

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    prrdh  7 months ago

    At least it isn’t a goal.

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    Code the Enforcer  7 months ago

    ’ Death Takes A Holiday ’ !! … :)

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    SkyFisher  7 months ago

    To quote Dan Bongino, “DON’T GET DEAD!”

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    Buckeye67  7 months ago

    Like sands through an hour glass or in Rat’s case Xs on a calendar, just keeping score.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  7 months ago

    If death is all you have to look forward to, you need help.

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    Tom Toro creator 7 months ago

    That doesn’t sound so bad!

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    BWR  7 months ago

    My headstone: Yeah, I’m dead. But at least I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    Rat is being realistic, Goat.

    And, when that calendar runs out, so does he….

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    paulscon Premium Member 7 months ago

    I used to work for a cemetery/mortuary. I’m sure this strip is being posted all over the U.S.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 7 months ago

    the dates are effed up

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    If you’re with Dc or Marvel, the big dirt nap never lasts long

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    johnschutt  7 months ago

    Your soul does not die when it separates from your body. The Christian worldview is the best explanation of reality. It explains why we’re in this mess.

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    wordsmeet  7 months ago

    Nice to see death being talked about as a non taboo topic.

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