Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, about 19 hours ago

    If you want to give her a “Dutch treat,” Rat, move to Holland and never come back; that’ll be a real treat for her.

  2. oldschool434

    oldschool434 said, about 17 hours ago

    typical ungrateful woman……


    RWJAMES said, about 16 hours ago

    At the risk of offending every female reader of this strip, would someone please explain to me why paying to get a woman drunk (and thereby to bed) is considered gentlemanly, while actually paying a woman to have sex is not?

  4. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 14 hours ago

    Sex is a side effect to the drink…especially if it was accessorized with Ecstasy.

  5. awgiedawgie

    awgiedawgie GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago


    Well, maybe it’s the gentleman in me, but I never thought that paying to get a woman drunk was considered “gentlemanly” either. It just always struck me as being the tactic that jackasses chose after their version of charm proved unsuccessful.

  6. Wiselad

    Wiselad said, about 14 hours ago

    lot of women find it excusable in themselves to say, “I chose to go to a bar, and gave the drunk me the freedom to let myself loose”(or when thinking of others) while they “judge others” who chose to work “in the street” (is what they envision most when thinking of sex for hire) as most of the street ones are hooked on drugs, unlike the call girls and the ones in Nevada

  7. CameronPB1988

    CameronPB1988 GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Rat, will forever be alone

  8. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 13 hours ago

    Rat strikes out again. As long as Rat is Rat, he will always strike out. It’s a Law of the Universe.

  9. Lassie1

    Lassie1 said, about 12 hours ago

    This is like Rat sending over a coupon – ‘buy a well drink, get another drink half-price between 4 and 5 p.m.’. If they hit it off, next stop is…. oh, Applebees, where Rat will point out the
    ‘two for $20’ page on the menu and also use his $5 off coupon…

  10. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, about 12 hours ago

    I seem to be out of sink, a six dollar Martini, yes it has been a while since I was in a Bar, now I ask? who is screwing whome

  11. Lassie1

    Lassie1 said, about 12 hours ago


    It’s an opening salvo, sending over a drink, when the gentleman doesn’t have the skillz or looks to just start chatting up a woman he sees in a bar. He is hoping she will be grateful/obligated to come over, and sit down next to him, and hopefully things will escalate.

  12. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 12 hours ago


    Also likely to offend many female members, but that is NOT my intent and I do apologize in advance for any insult to any female member who has not played the game as I describe it. If my comment offends, I would ask the following question, “Does my comment ring of truth and therefore does the truth hurt?” My best guess is because paying her for intimate relations obligates her, thereby removing her free choice to eventually say “No.” But buying her lots of expensive drinks and getting her drunk she has a great time and can still say, "No,” to the ultimate objective thereby getting the guy to spend lots of money on her but not getting the reward. In the balance of power, paying her for the ultimate objective strips her of the power, buying her drinks all night long, she retains the power.
    In your first scenario the guy “invests” in his ultimate objective but can still be denied, thereby granting the woman ultimate control and the final decision. In your second scenario the woman has only one choice, to say yes or to say no to the offer of money for intimate relation as opposed to in the first scenario saying “Yes” multiple times to free drinks and implying “Yes” to the understood ultimate objective only to have the final say in the ultimate objective. To this same end I have heard women brag that when they were in college they would go out with just about any guy, because of the free meal. They claimed to have never slept with any of the guys and to have not being willing to get serious with any of the guys because that would cut off the free dinners.

    I don’t believe many women are like this, at least not pathologically. Girls night out and a guy buys a couple rounds, sure they’ll take his offer with no intention of anything more than drinking free, but I don’t believe most women would do it on a regular basis or go out with that as their prime objective. The type that would, we call them gold-diggers. And any guy who would get a girl drunk just to get her to the bedroom is as despicable, in my opinion, as the woman who dates solely for free dinners or flirts up a guy for free drinks. More despicable actually, but it’s a close call.

  13. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 11 hours ago

    I don’t know about that, but I would like to think that Rat will actually succeed. However, since he only paid half, she will begin whatever nasty he had in mind but halfway through will announce, “Well, that’s half a . See ya.” It’s why Rat is usually very tense.

  14. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 11 hours ago



  15. sandflea

    sandflea GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    She’s lookin’ perky.

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