Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. thatnicecollegeguy

    thatnicecollegeguy said, over 4 years ago

    Fine-tuned table etiquette. As if our culture didn’t already have enough ways to waste time. Don’t spill, yes. Don’t vomit on the tablecloth, yes. Don’t put steak knives in your mouth, yes. But why does anyone need rules about how to hold silverware? And why would anybody ever in history need two forks or two knives or two spoons for a meal? It just seems irrational! There’s my mini-rant.

  2. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 4 years ago

    I always just used the little salad fork for everything. Man may gouge out a tonsil with that dang long fork.

  3. mollie05

    mollie05 said, over 4 years ago

    By the time you get it to your mouth there’s nothing on the spoon…such a long trip to get there.

  4. Gking

    Gking said, over 4 years ago

    Next lesson: From which side of the glass do you drink?

  5. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 4 years ago


    The inside.

  6. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 4 years ago

    Why would anyone CARE which way you move your spoon?!

  7. Stan King

    Stan King said, over 4 years ago

    Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

  8. John Kraft

    John Kraft said, over 4 years ago

    from the previous strip about the mole flambe…

    Did anyone else notice that Rat’s beer has a good head on it?

  9. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 4 years ago

    the comments are off to a good start, but I’m afraid I have to side with Prof danglais on this one….sometimes rituals have a real world purpose behind them….not to say there aren’t things that are just plain stupid…

  10. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 4 years ago

    Usually I favor Goat over Rat, but this time is an exception. POKE HIM AGAIN, RAT!

  11. PhillyFan52

    PhillyFan52 said, over 4 years ago

    Sorry, Goat, but this time you deserved it.

  12. win

    win said, over 4 years ago

    I drink my soup from a cup

  13. piloti

    piloti said, over 4 years ago

    @Stan King

    To this I must cry “Emerson”.

  14. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    The purpose of the spoon is to remove food from the bowl or plate and maneuver it through the incisors to where the food is deposited…
    (Sure makes the eating process sound yukky, doesn’t it?)

  15. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, over 4 years ago

    Once, as a kid eating in a restaurant with my parents, I did something which made my Dad say that eating wasn’t a very pretty thing to observe and I should do everything I could not to disgust other diners.

    Ever since when I’m in a restaurant I try not to notice how poor the table manners and eating habits of the other diners actually are.

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