Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 10, 2024

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    Are all the Twits in mourning?

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Most extinctions over the past 2,000 years were preventable

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    C  3 months ago

    Tragic. The mascot changed and all we got in return was free speech.

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    Wilde Bill  3 months ago

    I always thought that Twitter was a dumb name for it.

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    All of them were preventable.

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    SNVBD  3 months ago

    Elon Musk scares me. He has the money to buy himself the next presidency of the USA.

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    lavender headgear  3 months ago

    That last one didn’t happen. Twitter was moribund under the old censorship regime, it’s alive again thanks to Elon Musk.

    But I understand Stephan has to butter his bread somehow.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Twitter was “Elon-gated” to X!

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    Gent  3 months ago

    It an X bird now. Ha ha ha.

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    markkahler52  3 months ago

    Unicorns: Extinct due to Acute Cuteness

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    josballard  3 months ago

    Well, the first two at least served a useful purpose.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    Looks like Pig has a corkscrew coming out of his wazoo.

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    James Wolfenstein  3 months ago

    Unfortunately, it’s not extinct.

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    Lenavid  3 months ago

    It’s not extinct; it evolved.

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    Guy from southern Indiana  3 months ago

    With Twitter, one could sent out tweets. What does one send out with X? Xits (pronounced like “zits”)?

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    KageKat  3 months ago

    Yeah, but I can actually pity the dodo and the warbler.

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    robcarroll1213  3 months ago

    “I’m not moody…you’re moody!” ~Elon “Moody” Musk

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    RobinHood  3 months ago

    Twitter only existed because of a moody billionaire

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 3 months ago

    They ALL were “preventable”

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    erick.robinson  3 months ago

    Twitter was appropriate… just a huge gaggle of birds chirping and shrieking while pooping on everything

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    Thank God I never had a Twitter account.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 3 months ago

    Every time I see it referenced it is written as: "X (formerly known as TWITTER).

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    Facebook should be extinct

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    Goat from PBS  3 months ago

    Twitter is dead! Everyone rejoice!

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    old_geek  3 months ago

    I’m still amused of people clutching their pearls over X…

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    Linguist  3 months ago

    It might have been preventable but it was inevitable! If Musk hadn’t destroyed it, it would have eventually self-destructed.

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    uniquename  3 months ago

    The last one didn’t have to start.

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    wordsmeet  3 months ago

    Mr. Pastis is showing great restraint here by calling you-know-who a “moody” billionaire. :P

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    Thank goodness Sylvester Puddy Tat hasn’t gotten Tweety.

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    old_geek  3 months ago

    So much Musk envy…

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    bergerronald Premium Member 3 months ago

    I was permanently suspended on Twitter because I made a sarcastic comment about it being an ironic punishment for people pouring oil on paintings to be tar and feathered. Musk restored my account and others. I was never a violent or harassing poster on twitter, I used my real name.

    X is alive and well. Many of the strips created here would be banned under those twitter rules by individuals that wanted to put their thumb on the thoughts and opinions of others.

    The bird is dead, thank God for freedom of speech. Long live X.

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    Ishka Bibel  3 months ago

    Actually, that last one was the most inevitable. Twitter burned through all of its IPO money, angel investor money, random investor money and still did not find a way to make a profit.

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    moondog42 Premium Member 3 months ago

    The thing is that when you offer twice the market value of a company, no matter how many times you declare “I was just kidding” the board of directors is going to take you seriously if they think you have the financial means to pull it off.

    At any rate, musk bought twitter specifically to destroy it, so he got his wish in the end.

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    xSigoff Premium Member 3 months ago

    The Passenger Pigeon; Viciously hunted for food during the 19th century. Last known bird died in 1912. It is estimated that there were 3 billion to 5 billion passenger pigeons at the time Europeans discovered America. All gone.

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    eric.franz.petras  3 months ago

    So is X.

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    zarilla  3 months ago

    “I always thought that Twitter was a dumb name for "

    Eh, Apple, Yahoo, Google et al set a precedent.

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    IndyW  3 months ago

    That moody billionaire has accomplished milestones in the technology industry.

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    Inolytic  3 months ago

    Twitter was extinct the moment it came to be.

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    aerotica69  3 months ago

    Sadly, the twittiots did not die off with the bird logo.

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    DefundFakeMedia  3 months ago

    Twitter didn’t go extinct. It was saved together with a little corner of free speech.

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    christelisbetty  3 months ago

    All three were preventable.

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    driller  3 months ago

    I’d say all three were avoidable.

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    Eric S   3 months ago

    X is a really STUPID name

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    davidthoms1  3 months ago

    Well at least only twits used twitter!

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    chriscc63  3 months ago

    yes but it was doomed anyway

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    KatieK  3 months ago

    They were ALL preventable

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    liberalnlovinit  3 months ago

    Last one not missed. The planet is better off with it’s extinction…

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 3 months ago

    That’s a rare Bachman’s Turner Overdrive!

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  3 months ago

    But the birdbrains live on…..

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    The moody billionaire seems the most dangerous to me. Very similar to mad king.

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    elgrecousa Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m sure that if enough people had stopped using X, the enlightened owner would have reconsidered.

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    AwelCruiz  3 months ago

    Elon Musk is a drug addled moron. Just felt like sharing that.

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    thedogesl Premium Member 3 months ago

    Nah, it was inevitable as soon as Elon got his hands on it.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Elon Musk is just another overly rich petulant child

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    Asharah  3 months ago

    Giant Moa of New Zealand, extinct due to overhunting. Haast’s eagle, extinct because the moa was their main food source.

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    Mary McNeil Premium Member 3 months ago

    The first two were preventable as well.

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    eric_harris_76  3 months ago

    “Resurrected” is more like it. You hadn’t heard?

    He told the tyrant of Brazil off, too.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 3 months ago

    And if you liked this anti-Twitter comic be sure to click the Twitter icon and share it on Twitter.

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    DarkHorseSki  3 months ago

    Twitter is better now than it was before the billionaire. Much better.

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    bunrabbit99  3 months ago

    the last one is also the only one we can feel happy about.

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    LrdSlvrhnd  2 months ago

    They were all preventable.

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    Lana M.  2 months ago

    So you don’t like free speech, Steph? Oh, well. Bye-bye!

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    MannysMyName  2 months ago

    Stephan was being too nice here. This isn’t even mentioning the rampant spam bots plaguing the site. In fact, spam bot accounts say it’s EASIER for them to use the site now (This is why you keep seeing all those “[censored] in bio” posts)

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    daftish_birdman  about 2 months ago

    bro didn’t even say passenger pigeons

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