Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 06, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  2 months ago

    DANG! Rat goes far deeper than I thought of him being capable!

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    DanielRyanMulligan1  2 months ago

    We can thank the writers of the television show, House, M.D., for giving our friend, Stephan Pastis, the “seed” of an idea that blossomed into that wonderful metaphor!!!! Dr. House would be so proud!!!! Dan aka…

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    BasilBruce  2 months ago

    I hope he has a good grip on the grass, because falling into orbit isn’t fun.

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    ivanprime93  2 months ago

    Pretty much.

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    salakfarm Premium Member 2 months ago

    That’s why I took a nude with fig-leaf selfie on Saturday night for World Naked Gardening Day at age 83 in my garden.

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member 2 months ago

    To live to please others makes you their slave!

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    orinoco womble  2 months ago

    Reality is a concept. Normality doubly so.

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    fullmoondeb Premium Member 2 months ago

    Rock on, Pig!

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    scote1379 Premium Member 2 months ago

    The World is your Oyster Pig Go for it !

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    Botulism Bob  2 months ago

    Pig’s brains are going into his feet, and he didn’t need ‘ludicrous speed’!

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    shanen0  2 months ago

    Feynman citation needed…

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    iggyman  2 months ago

    Just call it Yoga Pig!

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    figuratively speaking  2 months ago

    The world is yours until they lock you up. Try using the backyard after dark.

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    markkahler52  2 months ago

    Define “Normal” for me, in five words or less

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    Ellis97  2 months ago

    Dude, you’re a talking pig. You can’t be more abnormal than that.

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    TampaFanatic1  2 months ago

    Every now and then, but not too often, Rat comes up with a sage piece of advice. Good one today Pastis!

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    monya_43  2 months ago

    What the heck is “normal”?! No one should give a rat’s @ss what the neighbors think. This is one of those seldom occasions when I agree with Rat.

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    Mr. Organization  2 months ago

    Did Rat just give some true and helpful advice??

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    phritzg Premium Member 2 months ago

    I’ve heard of many yoga poses, but Downward Pig is a new one for me.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  2 months ago

    Who wants the *&%#! world.

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    happyinvenice23  2 months ago

    Good morning Steph, that is very good advice for everyone.

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    Gent  2 months ago

    You just turned world upside down, Pig.

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    Xyzzy - nothing happens Premium Member 2 months ago

    Seems almost too insightful for Rat.

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    Slowly, he turned...  2 months ago

    Look Mildred! That abnormal pig next door is doing it again!

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    wirepunchr  2 months ago

    Neighbor: “That boy ain’t right!”

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    brianstreleckis  2 months ago

    Pig & Rat have a big yard, huh?

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    kittygatos  2 months ago

    In gym, there’s the tripod position. You can stay at it a LOT longer, but not at my age;).

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 2 months ago

    The Wise Rat on the Hill… only he isn’t on the hill at the moment but just sayin’.

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    jannichols2000  2 months ago

    Now, this is good thinking Pig!!!

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    Steverino Premium Member 2 months ago

    I suppose that if you grabbed pig and forced him to be upright, you would have pulled pork.

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    ladykat  2 months ago

    And now we have a happy Pig.

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    KageKat  2 months ago

    Pig, have any of you ever been normal?

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    mordalo  2 months ago

    Favorite saying about normal I have, I saw years ago. “Normal is a dryer setting.”

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    DaBump Premium Member 2 months ago

    I like it! But there’s reasons for SOME standards of behavior. But then there’s things like “Lawns should look like manicured carpets” and “Adults shouldn’t watch cartoons.”

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    wolfgang73  2 months ago

    Every once in awhile Rat comes up with something profound.

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    old_geek  2 months ago

    Change your name to Abbie…

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    XtopherSD  2 months ago

    I’m just gonna say it… I love Rat!

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    Goat from PBS  2 months ago

    I am not normal, at least according to society. I DON’T CARE! EMBRACE YOUR WEIRDNESS!

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    rugeirn  2 months ago

    Normal is 90 degrees to the plane or within two standard deviations of the mean. Yes, it is also used unfairly to stigmatize. This is a case where you do need to be able to hold two ideas in mind at the same time rather than pretending one of them doesn’t exist.

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    joannesshadow  2 months ago

    We will be returning to normal just as soon as we figure out what normal is.

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    elgrecousa Premium Member 2 months ago

    The “imaginary lasso” that Rat mentions is called culture and it’s amazing how much influence it has on all of us.

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    It's Not Easy Bein' Me  2 months ago

    Socrates Quote: “What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of what it’s supposed to be.”

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    zeexenon  2 months ago

    Yes, this pale boy caved to high school peer pressure to get a tan and beginning about 30 years after major sunburns began my 25 years of semiannual dermatologist treatments for skin cancers.

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    Is like a melody Premium Member 2 months ago

    Thanks for not sharing that photo…and good morning y’all!

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    Old27F20  2 months ago

    Huh! and all these years I thought it was the restraining jacket of abnormally that was used.

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    Bilan  2 months ago

    A talking pig and rat, that’s not abnormal enough?

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    wildlandwaters  2 months ago

    you go, Pig!

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    John Jorgensen  2 months ago

    Rat’s not entirely wrong here, but I would ask what the benefit Pig hopes to get here might be. If you’re going against norms just for the sake of shock value or whatever, you’re still not being your own person. If you turn left specifically because you were expected to turn right, you’re still reacting to what other people want from you rather than doing things your own way.

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    tvstevie  2 months ago

    That mouse better stay out of New Brunswick, NJ!

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 2 months ago

    “Normal” is what other people think other people are thinking.

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    MikeJanus Premium Member 2 months ago

    Now we know Pig’s real name: William!

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    willie_mctell  2 months ago

    People think I’m weird whether or not I try to acr “normal.” I gave up trying.

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    asrialfeeple  2 months ago

    Revenge of the Sixth!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  2 months ago

    When it comes to normalcy, I have often struggled with what that means as I have had my problems. Then I think about how since the COVID pandemic we have wanted to get back to normal. First, there’s a lot before the pandemic that I doubt we want to return to. Second, it’s likely too much time has passed to return to that. And third, we can do better than normal.

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    andrew.scharnhorst  2 months ago

    That is the most profound thing I’ve ever heard Rat say. I’d expect that more from Goat than from him. Just goes to show: even a blind rat finds a piece of cheese every once in a while.

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    Ugly, Fat and Crabby  2 months ago

    When I finally came to the realization that nothing was ever “normal” to begin with and that waiting for things to get back to normal was futile, my life changed for the better.

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    SNVBD  about 2 months ago

    Yes! This!

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    alantain  about 2 months ago

    It’s not a lasso, it’s a pair of concrete boots!

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