Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Coinguy

    Coinguy said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmmm its $10 here is the Philippines, BWaaaa Haaaa haaaa Haaaaaa

  2. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, over 3 years ago

    Pig, just get her some nice jewelry. You can get some REALLY good stuff from your local pawn shop at that price. A diamond lasts forever, a rose lasts a few days.

  3. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, over 3 years ago

    In Japan, girls give us GUYS chocolates on Valentines Day! Bwahahahahaa!!! Take that, Coinguy! :-D

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    Think about it. Is this any different from hotels’ “in” and “off” season rates? (Something that’s, at the least, immoral in my opinion.)

  5. Proginoskes

    Proginoskes said, over 3 years ago

    @ Coinguy: Yeah, but the last-minute air fare and there kind of ruins it.

  6. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    It’s called supply and demand… you see it in the after-Christmas sales too (but in the other direction). As long as everyone has free access to these markets and information about them, there’s nothing moral or immoral about it. Now what Bain Capital and the like did (and are doing) in using information and leverage (and political connections) that you and I don’t have, to further enrich a few already wealthy individuals — that’s immoral.

  7. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago

    That florist . . . sounds like the sap has gone to his head . . .

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe it’s time for Guard Duck to pay a visit to the florist!

  9. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, over 3 years ago

    And that’s why Valentine’s Day is in the winter. If it were summer, everyone could grow and pick their own roses!

  10. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    A Valentines day ear worm!
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    Leapy Lee “Little Arrows”
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLuUXPb_YzY
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    2 minutes 41 seconds

  11. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 3 years ago

    I’m an idiot. I just paid 3 Euros for half a dozen small tulips from Lidl. I know, they won’t last. But I like cut flowers and DH doesn’t see the need.

  12. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re:saywhatwhat

    The idea of supply and demand hasn’t existed for the most part since the early 1990s in large business. Near-trusts were formed when the 103rd Congress gutted the SEC. Oil went from 11 major U.S. companies in 1992 to 4 in 2000, with one more major merger (texaco and chevron) that reduced the U.S. players to an oligopoly with 3. Even with internationals BP and RD Shell, it’s normal to have price-fixing in a given town or city. The lack of major price differences between gasoline derived from Saudi vs. Arctic vs. local oil supplies in this nation says a great deal Boise vs. Portland, for example. If it were supply and demand, the gasoline in Boise would be around a dollar and near its current price in Portland, demand being different and the supply conditions being radically different.
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    Concurrent oligopolies came into existence for a host of different things, from media to food companies. Supply and demand only works if there is an actual free market and not price-fixing by a small number who control a given market.
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    Most of our commodities are not supply and demand now, the prices being decided by a small group. That has a downside, though, in that when some commodities went to garbage in quality and/or shot up in price for no reason other than greed, people stopped buying them despite wanting them.
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    Businesses don’t learn today. For example, when I was in high school in the late 1980s, there was a tomato frost in California. The companies thought they could charge 3 times as much as normal, forgetting that demand requires someone actually willing to pay a given price for something. Tomatoes were not worth that much to most companies and so most tomatoes ended up going into sauce because they sat in warehouses until the dumb-dumbs who thought they could charge anything realized it was not the case. Alternatives were used by restaurants, such as colored apples and beets and other vegetables.
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    The same is true for seasonal vs. off season interests. In recent years, many chains and conglomerates have done very badly because they think it ok to charge far more than the public will pay for their services. Supply and demand has been largely forgotten.
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    As far as Bain capital, since everything turned out to be innuendo, I wouldn’t trust anything stated in the media about it. They wanted something to use against Mr. Romney, and so they made something of nothing. The guy was about as clean as it got, when you consider how hard they tried to find something on him and couldn’t. If there had been anything to Bain, we would have seen prosecutions.

  13. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Tokyo Tengu

    Yeah, but the guys do have to give the girls stuff on March 15th. So we still don’t get out of it? And now you know why I didn’t get anything today.

  14. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hey flowers are free on the internet:



    They kinda smell like a monitor, though…

  15. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 3 years ago

    @jeffc42

    Woman’s Day is March 8.

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