Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, almost 4 years ago

    Out of four doubles teams?

  2. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    They had leftover trophies.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh my… not even for lowest score.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    With that to recommend him, Pig will soon be offered the position of Fourth-Vice-President’s-Assitant’s-Assistant (Used paper clip disposal)

  5. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    You are a total whack if the words “Assistant to” are in your job description.

  6. overtherainbow

    overtherainbow said, almost 4 years ago

    Good for you, Pig!

  7. Woody 157

    Woody 157 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    They don’t keep score in the little bitty kids football games.

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    lombardi says winning is the only thing. patton says americans love a winner, and will not tolerate a loser.

  9. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    Awww! Let’s all be sympathetic to Pig and congratulate him on being selected seventh runner-up for the title of someone in his league who can breathe and participated! And if I see even a hint of irony out there, someone will get his ping ponged!

  10. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, almost 4 years ago

    Missed Rat’s meaning there. I normally rant against Rat but there are times I agree with him, and this is pretty much one of them. Played two years Little League as a kid and got a couple trophies for it. Second year we were the worst team in the area so the trophy was just a “Hey, congrats for playing.” First year my team finished second in the county and the trophy reads exactly that (and if we hadn’t gotten cocky in the county championship game we might have gone on to play the state quarter finals, might being the key there). Guess which one I actually admire and feel has any real meaning.

  11. WCLamb

    WCLamb said, almost 4 years ago

    If you have a kid or two, and a car… undoubtedly the car has a “My child is an honor student at ______ school” bumper sticker. Every parent gets one unless their kid is a juvenile delinquent. They kinda’ lose their meaning when everybody has one.

    But we certainly can’t let the little ones feel inferior and have lowered self-esteem, now can we? Liberal education = where every student is the same, and they’re all above average. Yuck!

  12. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, almost 4 years ago

    Opposite of liberal education – when I was young. If anyone misbehaved in our class, the teacher would threaten to send us to the “special education” room and we would sit in a corner and have the “special” kids laugh at us. That was a bigger statement about them than it was us, and created a lot of humor about these kids. Education has come a long way from that.

  13. Vonne Anton

    Vonne Anton said, almost 4 years ago

    Breathing and participating is so often under-rated and unappreciated.

  14. bob fernandez

    bob fernandez said, almost 4 years ago

    A professor recently coined the phrase “Tea Cups Kids”.

    It means kids that are so used to being told how wonderful they are and that everybody wins, will break and chip like a tea cup the moment someone tells them the word no or that they are not really special.

    I also remember playing baseball and if you didn’t finish in 1st, 2nd or 3rd you didn’t get a trophy.

    My 12 year old has a participation trophy that he calls my fake trophy. The shame of it all is that the kids they are trying to make feel good know that it’s a sham.

  15. RipleyKGarfield

    RipleyKGarfield GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Reminds me of the trophy each member of my last bowling team received…“Special Thanks From The Owners for Saving Wear & Tear On Our Pins…BY MISSING THEM SO OFTEN!!”

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