Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 23, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  7 months ago

    Wise way of getting rid of Rat.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  7 months ago

    So that’s Pizza Rat!

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 7 months ago

    I like that definition of success. Stuffed shells tomorrow!

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    GeorgeInAZ  7 months ago

    Success can be as simple as that if you don’t screw it up with greed and hate.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 7 months ago

    Don’t forget the good Chinese and Indian food!

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    BasilBruce  7 months ago

    Let us all meditate on this: “O solo mio . . .”

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 7 months ago

    It’s not always true: I’m Italian and I live in Italy, I’ve been eating Italian food for 66 years. Never been successful.

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    Gent  7 months ago

    Because Italian foods is expensive eh?

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    ronaldspence  7 months ago

    he can up from a different side to receive an arbitrary answer…

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    blunebottle  7 months ago

    I’d have said Greek, but some Italian is OK, too.

    Love moussaka and calamari.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 7 months ago

    How enlightening. Garfield has led a successful life! Nine of them, to be exact. Dilly! Dilly!

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    Alyssa the Great  7 months ago

    Give me a good book, a good videogame, both can be any genre, and some good food, and I’ll be content.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  7 months ago

    I wanna be a great wiseass on a hill.

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    joannesshadow  7 months ago

    I’m going to Italy next year. Wish me success!

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    iggyman  7 months ago

    Mr Hill Man I agree!

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    daveoverpar  7 months ago

    I guess Rat believes that Pizza Hut is Italian food.

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    carlosrivers  7 months ago

    I get the same feeling when I eat a burger and a beer

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    Ellis97  7 months ago

    I do enjoy Italian food.

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    phritzg Premium Member 7 months ago

    You’re also successful if you’ve eaten a lot of cheese. And twice as successful if you also put cheese on your Italian foods (like parmesan on your spaghetti).

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    figuratively speaking  7 months ago

    What a relief!

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    Jeffin Premium Member 7 months ago

    Wait. Is there BAD Italian food?

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  7 months ago

    What is this “life” you speak of?

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    VICTOR PROULX  7 months ago

    “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” – Sophia Loren

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    rickseg  7 months ago

    Google “the great spaghetti harvest” from BBC.

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    monya_43  7 months ago

    Being able to have any kind of nutritional food to eat means you are successful. Buying food costs money.

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    GATORx81  7 months ago

    The simple truth…

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    anne o  7 months ago

    At last! A religion I can get behind!

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    anomalous4  7 months ago

    Nah, success is measured in tacos…

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    Bilan  7 months ago

    Then living around California must be the definition of success. It’s the Cal zone.

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    Goat from PBS  7 months ago

    And while at it, eat lots of Mexican food. Mmmm, la comida es deliciosa.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Yep, F that vegan/keto nonsense

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member 7 months ago

    Does going to Olive Garden count ?

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    stamps  7 months ago

    As long as it’s not Olive Garden.

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    minty_Joe  7 months ago

    Are we certain that it is a dirt hill Wise *ss is sitting on top of? I think eating all those different food types in the comments would add to that hill.

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    WCraft Premium Member 7 months ago

    Is the jury still out on “eating a lot of donuts?” Good thing or bad thing?

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    zarilla  7 months ago

    With an Italian mother, aunts, sister, I guess I could say I had my quota of Italian food before leaving the nest. But, my wife and I learned how to make a lot of it, so piling goodness on top of goodness. Mangiare!

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    DaBump Premium Member 7 months ago

    And that was only one example of the many ways we could say we had a good life. Things have gotten a lot better since Jan Hus, Wycliffe, Tyndale, and others like Kepler, Newton, Michael Faraday, GW Carver, the Wright brothers…

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    The Fly Hunter  7 months ago

    Whoever eats the most ice cream in their life wins.

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    zeexenon  7 months ago

    Sadly, didn’t help my Sicilian wife, you jackaess.

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    Drbarb71 Premium Member 7 months ago

    As long as that includes espresso then yeah! BTW Italian food is not a ton of pasta. It’s fresh fish, veggies, and fruit. Mediterranean and very hearty. Except the delights at the pasticiaria. OMG

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 7 months ago

    As an Italian this statement gives me mixed feelings. It’s not wrong. But…

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    raybarb44  7 months ago

    Definitely the eating of good food is part of a good, if not successful, life……

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    Buoy  7 months ago

    Yes, life is to be enjoyed. Indulge in all the bounty life has to offer. Everything in moderation.

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    Robert Miller Premium Member 7 months ago

    Blame It On Bob Professional Scapegoat Don’t become a shame, I’ll take the blame! No blame too big or too small! Car didn’t start? Blame It On Bob! Can’t catch a zebra? Blame It On Bob! Wife upset because there’s no food on the table? Blame It On Bob! Call now to schedule your blame!

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    Eric S   7 months ago

    still on the mountain of crap

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    willie_mctell  7 months ago

    I miss the chicken livers at Banchero’s.

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    wildlandwaters  7 months ago

    You mean…that’s it?? Wow…I been way overthinking this!

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    pamela welch Premium Member 7 months ago

    My family has been aiming for this goal since before the folks at Ellis Island signed us in and it seems to be working.

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    I need a burrito  7 months ago

    Lol i was just visitin italy

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    Baucuva  7 months ago

    Italian and Mexican. The two great food groups.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  7 months ago

    I like Italian food. But certain there is more to life than that. I think the Wise Donkey is messing with Rat.

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    Ron Bauerle  7 months ago

    I believe I read this in Reminisce magazine: success is:

    Liking what you do.

    Being good at it.

    Being able to make a living at it.

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    So it would seem, Rat—IF you believe the Wise A$$.

    And even if not true, eating a lot of good Italian food is still a Good Thing….

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    I’ve heard Italy isn’t that great a fan of tomato-based pasta sauces and that’s strictly American.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 8f7cf7]  7 months ago

    Try Roseto, Pennsylvania

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    jerry400  6 months ago

    Italian food is generally bad for you: pizza, pasta… still better than Mcfood, I guess

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