Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 30, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 months ago

    Some people are not open to different ideas.

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    BasilBruce  about 2 months ago

    First try speaking softly, but if that doesn’t work . . .

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    sirbadger  about 2 months ago

    That’s why I replaced your pencil with the smallest pencil I could find.

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    Wilde Bill  about 2 months ago

    But sometimes, the other dude is clearly wrong.

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    Kitty Queen  about 2 months ago

    I’d so be yelling that loudly!

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    enigmamz  about 2 months ago

    Talking hands!

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    C’mon Rat. You shouldn’t hit somebody with a stick … if they have a bigger stick.

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    c001  about 2 months ago

    Judging from the furniture, the teacher applied Rat’s approach to Rat.

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    proclusstudent  about 2 months ago

    Hydrogen bombs. So effective no one dare use them.

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    Charles  about 2 months ago

    It is occasionally the right tool for the job.

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    Well if notheeng else is work then Rat’s way is the only way to goes.

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    figuratively speaking  about 2 months ago

    Rat’s logic is sound. It comes down to how much time you have to waste on resolution.

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    dlkrueger33  about 2 months ago

    ‘Beat them with a stick’ ?? This is America! Go get your GUN.

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    kaycstamper  about 2 months ago

    Yeah, do the world a favor, Rat…don’t take anything that involves other people.

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    cdward  about 2 months ago

    As an exercise, the group will employ whatever method you suggest on you.

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    win.45mag  about 2 months ago

    They have school desks for an adult seminar that most likely was NOT held at a school

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    akachman Premium Member about 2 months ago

    A rubber hose works better than a stick. Available at your local hardware store! Love you, Rat.

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    MayCauseBurns  about 2 months ago

    Maybe he should be teaching the class.

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    Out of the Past  about 2 months ago

    If the conflict is in a comic comment section I believe adolescent name calling is the standard.

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    Gandalf  about 2 months ago

    A walking stick serves well. Or a large branch.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member about 2 months ago

    “I speak loud, and I carry a bigger stick” Yosemite Sam

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    Ellis97  about 2 months ago

    Maybe he shouldn’t take any if he’s gonna keep up that attitude.

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    MS72  about 2 months ago

    I once attended a 5 day “Time Management” course. Trainer promised we’d get Friday off, but later decided not to. I complained, and got in trouble. Was made to apologize to the Personnel manager responsible for training.

    Nowadays, there are no 5 day-anythings.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Drag them into court on bizarre pretzel logic charges supported by a pathological liar and prosecuted by a racist prosecution minority hire affirmative action token to try to slander and bankrupt the defendant is hip these days. Just like, as the Beatles say, back in the U.S.S.R.

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    franki_g  about 2 months ago

    If you’re going to use a stick, at least commit and knock them out instead of mere ineffective beating .

    Knocked out is much quieter than a post-beaten person too.
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    chris_o42  about 2 months ago

    Guard Duck should be at this seminar! He knows how to resolve conflict.

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    SALUDADOG  about 2 months ago

    In parochial school, all stick-like objects (rulers, pointers, etc.) were primarily disciplinary tools.

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    uniquename  about 2 months ago

    It works in lacrosse.

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    F-Flash  about 2 months ago

    Rat is ready for the advanced class.

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    Goat from PBS  about 2 months ago

    See? The suggestions in the second panel are good ways to resolve conflicts.

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    ladykat  about 2 months ago

    Sometimes, Rat’s solution seems like the best idea.

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    Paul D Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Tragically, a “big stick” (war) is typically the way nations resolve differences of opinion.

    Conflict to solve conflict. Irony.

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    monya_43  about 2 months ago

    Yet, another place where Rat is no longer welcome.

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    mindjob  about 2 months ago

    March into the country through underground tunnels, slaughter over a thousand and hide behind civilians. Then claim to be the victim

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    rshive  about 2 months ago

    But beat them politely.

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    Cincoflex  about 2 months ago

    Well, it IS one way to resolve a conflict, just not the peaceful one.

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 2 months ago

    I have a ‘Rat be good’ stick.

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    Kurtass Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Gonna need a bigger stick.

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    pheets  about 2 months ago

    Unfortunately, some folks need that stick upside the head to get the point (or to at least acknowledge that there IS one) when all conversational skills fail and even THAT doesn’t always work.

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    The Moose Group  about 2 months ago

    You know, you see the punchline coming in the first frame and it’s still funny.

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    marilynnbyerly  about 2 months ago

    Didn’t John Wick kill someone with a pencil?

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    wildlandwaters  about 2 months ago

    just make sure your stick is bigger than the other person’s…(and don’t forget to speak softly, while you’re at it!)

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    sandflea  about 2 months ago

    Shoot first, ask questions later.

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    christelisbetty  about 2 months ago

    Well I see Rat has gotten past his “Mister Nice Guy” phase.

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    waes-hael  about 2 months ago

    Au contraire, Rat!

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    hooglah  about 2 months ago

    Sounds like a plan.

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    PoodleGroomer  about 2 months ago

    Tear gas launchers allows you to put the ball in their court and let them think about it..

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    zeexenon  about 2 months ago

    Write their bosses boss a factual complaint nastygram signed by my bosses boss.

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    Old27F20  about 2 months ago

    Extinction of the bi-pedal species.

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    braindead Premium Member about 2 months ago

    These days it’s more trendy to use a flag staff and bear spray.

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    eddi-TBH  about 2 months ago

    Vote them off the island.

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    fourteenpeeves  about 2 months ago

    At the sentencing, the judge will h it Trump over the head with his gavel and yell :Here Come the Judge!"

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    razzledazzle295  about 2 months ago

    There must have been cold, hard stares and crickets chirping after Rat gave his idea.

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    dolf37  about 2 months ago

    Employ Guard Duck

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    conschul  about 2 months ago

    Sorry for your loss (of your mind).

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