Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 4 years ago

    Does Rat’s car have a Confederate flag on the roof and “01” on the side?

  2. tuna1

    tuna1 said, over 4 years ago

    Rat qualifies to be a Chicago cab driver…

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 4 years ago

    I just let those guys fly by….bear bait….I always hope to see them pulled over down the road always, but it never seems to happen…

  4. Harryfan

    Harryfan said, over 4 years ago

    @Varnes

    That’s because they really are faster than a speeding ticket.

  5. De_Faulto

    De_Faulto said, over 4 years ago

    Dang, I gotta try that…

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 4 years ago

    This happens on the other side of the Atlantic too.

    http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/4728381.Police_probe_into_Rainford_speed_contest__ongoing_/?ref=rss

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    Some years back I was driving I-5 and somebody had put up a series of those things. Every one of them gave a radically different reading despite the speedometer being at 67 for each. (I’d timed it with a stopwatch for five miles and 67 on the ‘meter was 65 actual road speed.)
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    I don’t understand the mania for arbitrary reductions in speed. While it’s true I tend to drive the speed limit exactly (cruise control is handy), the idea should be to get traffic through, rather than slowing it down just to be slowing it down.
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    The USFS had a driver’s training that we all had to go to. They told us that when California raised their speed limit to 65, a 5% decrease in accidents was reported. The reason was that you had two main groups— one was driving 55 and the other 65.
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    When I took pavement design, it struck me that Oregon’s highways were designed for 70, the Interstates for 75 and California’s Interstates for 85. Since people tend to drive the speed of the road, it’s tough for people to slow down on a road designed for a speed 25 to 30 miles per hours faster than what they can actually drive. When it comes to superelevation, the lower speed can actually ruin the effect when a car is driving a fraction of the design speed.

  8. BillWa

    BillWa said, over 4 years ago

    Does that mean that there are other cities other than Seattle that has those worthless things. If traffic is going at speed, they aren’t needed, and when the number goes up traffic is going ten to twenty MPH slower.

  9. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 4 years ago

    It’s the Bear in the Air that one must watch for when on the interstates. The roadside electronics just serve as a reminder….

  10. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, over 4 years ago

    The problem isn’t the speed, it’s braking at high speeds. AND the hubris of humans who think they can"drive" while eating, texting & doing their f**king make-up. Because it only takes 1, to ruin a lot of people’s day. . ..

  11. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, over 4 years ago

    @jukeofurl

    Well said!!!

  12. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Sometimes I set my dashboard to “metric.” It’s fun to watch the speedometer hit 120 without risking a speeding ticket.

  13. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I do what Rat does HAHAHAHAHAHA

  14. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, over 4 years ago

    Rat is supposed to be an adult. This is something I asked my folks about back in my teens before I was old enough to drive.

  15. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, over 4 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    I think

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