Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

Comments (46) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 5 years ago

    True, but when you are traveling cross country, it can be handy. Some places have much better water than others, too. The EPA sometimes has claimed the Medford water commission sends distilled water instead of Butte creek water.
    Then there are places like LA’s water system where they decided to put millions of plastic balls in the water to block UV. That has to be one of the dumbest ideas a water utility could possibly do, because it also blocks the sterilizing effects of UV on the water, so that viruses and bacteria are not killed off. That effect is necessary for public safety. Seriously, what were they thinking?
    Not to mention that plastics have problems with stability in sunlight and tend to break down. Some have chemicals that leach out. Yummy water…

  2. WoodEye

    WoodEye GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    San Diego tap water has so many minerals in it that it will give you kidney stones. See Mythtickle today…

  3. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    If you have a PRO account and want your daily My Comic Page choices presented like they were before you went PRO, use my recipe (look for “recipe”), after logging into your PRO account.
    Don’t thank me. I already know it works, provided GoComics doesn’t change its folder locations.
    I’m only going to blanket post this once (the recipe will remain provided GoComics doesn’t delete it), but others may go PRO having not seen this. So if you read someone complaining that going PRO made things more difficult and the recipe helped you, please do me a favor and point that individual to it? Thank you.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 5 years ago

    I’ll stick with tap water (at least in my home territory). Bottled water is a huge rip-off (and those plastic bottles aren’t good for the water but do end up in a lot of littering).

  5. Edcole1961

    Edcole1961 said, over 5 years ago

    Las Vegas water tastes like there’s soap in it. In other places, if kids swear, the parents wash their mouths out with soap. Here, they just make them drink the tap water.

  6. kreole

    kreole said, over 5 years ago

    I buy R/O water, filtered and UV hit and dispensed by a legit machine into my glass one gallon water jugs (old wine Jugs), and use it to make my daily coffee. I checked the Ph against my city water….city water was alkaline and R/O water was not. Coffee is the best ever…almost “clear” and doesn’t go downhill sitting on the coffee maker burner. I do buy bottled water for drinking sometimes, but only name brands that were processed by R/O…the bottle will indicate it.

  7. fuzzpunch

    fuzzpunch said, over 5 years ago


    Las Vegas water tastes more like it’s chlorinated.

  8. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    My city has great water, unlike two close cities. Bought a filter bottle and recycle my water bottles forever. Sure, I’m going to pay more than gasoline for water from an unknown source. Anyone want to buy some magic beans for their family cow?

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    “Drinking water” on a bottle is a euphemism for tap water.

    Where I live we have well water, which sometimes smells like a dirty swimming pool, or is beige with sediment.

    Every year we get a letter about water quality, stating that it passes all the tests for safety, except for (cough) containing somewhat over the legal limit of arsenic.

    But don’t worry, they say, you can drink it.

    And we’re working on ….no, not purifying the water, but trying to get the legal limit of arsenic raised so we pass.

    I do use it to bathe, and I suppose some gets into the pasta I boil in it, but for drinking and coffee and soup, I buy gallon jugs of spring water.

    It’s 89 cents to $1 a gallon. Please — where can I find some of this gasoline that costs less?

  10. bdaverin

    bdaverin said, over 5 years ago


    I can get a gallon of filtered water for 35 cents. Where do YOU live?

  11. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    It may look like Rat is being ‘Green’ recycling those water bottles, but where he got them…

    Oh and here in the SF Bay Area EBMud is raising their rates due to revenue loss during the drought.

    Yep, Conserve water, Pay more for it later.

  12. Dave4B

    Dave4B said, over 5 years ago

    This happened in the UK in 2004, when Coca Cola launched their bottled water Dasani. The media found out that it was just treated tap water and after a scare it was pulled from the market.

  13. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 5 years ago

    Water is becoming the next solid gold opportunity in the corporate world empire, and may soon surpass oil as an excuse to go to war.
    When I lived in 29 Palms as a kid, we supposedly had the ‘right’ level of flouride in the local water, and people thought that was good (the other place, IIRC, was Lubbock TX). Of course, you could just about build with it, it was so hard. The words ‘alkali’ and ‘hardpan’ come to mind. Didn’t help my teeth any.
    Now we are starting to see, it’s been a massive sales job, since the processing of uranium for bombs used so much, and an industrial waste hazmat has become a revenue stream for the processors. Nice job, MadAve! There’s a reason the warning is on the toothpaste tube!
    Now, that all said, potable water, once a given in much of the US (but not as much, or at all, elsewhere), is becoming another sales opportunity as municipal utilities are snapped up by the likes of Bechtel. And take a look at the rest of the planet, who are paying these guys through the nose and be forbidden by law to even collect rain!

  14. skinnylemur

    skinnylemur said, over 5 years ago

    am i the only one that would run like hell from “rat water”?

  15. Colt9033

    Colt9033 said, over 5 years ago

    There con artist born every minute given the chance.

  16. Load 15 more comments. | Load the rest (31).