Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 30, 2011


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    Sisyphos  about 8 years ago

    Lessee. That’s one word of four letters or fewer per hundred pages…. That’s going to require more than “a very large font,” Rat!

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    John Davis  about 8 years ago

    Rat’s inner Jack Torrance appears.

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    chekhovskaya  about 8 years ago

    Maybe it’s a flip book with dancing animated letters as you whir through the pages. Maybe they dance enough to make you sick – instant more weight loss.

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    idroppedmygum  about 8 years ago

    That’s how I write books :)

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    Hugh B. Hayve  about 8 years ago

    I won’t buy it, but I might check it out using Google Earth.

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    3hourtour Premium Member about 8 years ago


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    nancyroy2  about 8 years ago

    so funny… cuz it’s silly – and true.

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    dukeallen  about 8 years ago

    Didn’t Jeffy do this same thing over on Family Circus?

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    orinoco womble  about 8 years ago

    I have seen the new format books…wide margins, big pages, big print…very little actual content.

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    Robert Mason  about 8 years ago

    And don’t forget to exercise.

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    hariseldon59  about 8 years ago

    Interesting that both Pig and Rat are writing books. I’d rather read Pig’s romance novel.

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    reese828  about 8 years ago

    A book is just the beginning! Don’t forget to add a cookware line, frozen dinners and a few pieces of exercise equipment.

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    corzak  about 8 years ago

    hah hah . . . Pastis stole MY line!For years I’ve been telling people that I was going to start a paid weight-loss seminar. People would pay; settle into their seats. I would take the stage, step up to microphone. Clear throat.“STOP EATING SO MUCH!”, I would scream. Then “Thank you for attending.”

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    Alms4Thorby  about 8 years ago

    In today’s “Iwant it all, and I want it now” America, people take the same attitude to weight lose as they do to social problems.

    Quick fixes and easy sollutions which require no effort from them.

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    angelfiredragon  about 8 years ago

    Eating less doesn’t help genetics, I know people who less than a 2 year old and can’t lose weight. Has to do with many genetic factors, I also know people skinny as can be that eat enourmous amounts of food and never gain a pound. Ironically the skinny people are the unhealthy ones with extremely high cholesteral, while the over weight ones have very low cholesteral.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 8 years ago

    There was a whole arc in “Bloom County” where Opus was trying to find a weight-loss method that would allow him to remain “a lazy pig”; he finally broke down and went with Milo’s suggested plan, which was to eat less and exercise.

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    Number Three  about 8 years ago

    A large font for 300 pages?

    I would dread to know what the font size would actually be.

    LOL xxx

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    PearlsFan88 Premium Member about 8 years ago

    This strip just keeps getting better and better! Love it!

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    bmonk  about 8 years ago

    Rat’s book may be accurate, but he’s missed the point: a good diet book will cause the reader to buy other things from the author, like menus, recipes, exercise equipment and videos . . .

    Rat is actually being (sort of) helpful.

    He must be feverish from hunger.

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    lsealey  about 8 years ago

    Fell on the floor laughing. I lost 65 pounds three years ago, and everyone wants to know my secret. When I explain that I ate less and exercised, they think I am lying. I am going to make up a fake, disgusting diet soup recipe that involves excrement and pass it out for those who don’t believe that self control was involved. Thank you, Stephan Pastis.

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