Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 17, 2013


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    knight1192a  almost 8 years ago

    Pig went to the real apple store, not to the overcharging store for sheep.

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    gocomics  almost 8 years ago

    Now, all we have to do is stick an apple in pig’s mouth, and invite some Hawaiians over…

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  almost 8 years ago

    No kidding

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 8 years ago

    How to upgrade an apple: Push a stick into it, and dip it in caramel.

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    shipwright  almost 8 years ago

    I don’t know…..I’ve heard these Apples tend to be buggy….

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    Bilan  almost 8 years ago

    Pig actually bought an Apple iPhone first, but nobody told him that he shouldn’t wash it.

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    orinoco womble  almost 8 years ago

    Mac products are so good (how good are they?) They’re so good our local department store has huge signs stating no returns or refunds on Mac products. Ever. Even if you haven’t opened the packaging—once it leaves the store, it’s yours forever. There must be a reason for that.

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    Opus Croakus  almost 8 years ago

    Human Cent-iPad

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    gumby_dammit223  almost 8 years ago

    @F6F5Hellcat – they’re not sheep, they’re sheeple…don’t insult sheep! ;P

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    cdward  almost 8 years ago

    Ugh, the old Apple vs PC feud. Okay, I’ll jump in. I own and use both for various reasons. Have for years. My personal preference for ease of use and reduced pain-in-the-neck factor is Apple. It has it’s drawbacks, but my everyday go-to computer is the MacBook Pro, and it’s served me beautifully for years. The Windows laptop I use is a pain but does some things a little better than the Apple. And of course, Apple is really expensive, inflexible, and a royal pain to fix if anything goes wrong.In other words, they all stink, but what’re you going to do? We live in a computer world.

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    luvcmx Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Though the magic of modern technology I entered my comment once and it showed up twice. I have to figure out how to do that with bank deposits.

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    jpfrasier  almost 8 years ago

    uh oh, Pastis should expect to hear from the Apple lawyers in 3…2…1…

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    inshadowz  almost 8 years ago

    Feel kinda awkward now, reading this strip on my iPhone :-p

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    SwimsWithSharks  almost 8 years ago

    Red Delicious are so popular, I’ve tried to buck the trend. I like some others that are crisp and juicy. But really Red Delicious are consistently good.

    Slice em and put peanut butter on the wedges. Best snack in the world. Salty, sweet, juicy and satisfying.

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    Phatts  almost 8 years ago

    saw that one coming a mile away

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    tangcameo  almost 8 years ago

    Stephan! You should have asked us for some apple names! Or were you expecting those obvious smartass answers?

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    Reppr  almost 8 years ago

    I have six varieties in my orchard and none of them came from China.

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    Linda Pearson  almost 8 years ago

    Love it! I also am from a simpler age. When you ate apples and grass grew on the lawn!

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    vwdualnomand  almost 8 years ago

    apple store…the stories from there are hilarious and disturbing. people bring their device, and the flood of selfies and porn is amazing. the american company who makes everything in china using slave labor, and sells those devices $$$$. and, every year, a newer version of that device rolls out that is the must item to have.

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    MaNoah  almost 8 years ago

    in my entire lifetime, i’ve seen 1 mac pc, ever (at a local college fair day on a navy base—at a table for a school i’d never heard of). i do use windows occasionally, but prefer fedora or opensuse linux (free, virus immune, stunningly fast).

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    defunctdoormat  almost 8 years ago

    This was pretty obvious from panel one and therefore not nearly as funny, however, I’ve yet to see an apple store. A fruit stand is the closest I’ve seen, but even they had other fruit.

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    KEA  almost 8 years ago

    saw that coming

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    alviebird  almost 8 years ago

    I prefer the smaller Granny Smith apples. Hmm….. a name for a retro-design Apple line?

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    leons1701  almost 8 years ago

    Red Delicious are popular because they are an acceptable eating apple that can stand some abuse in transport and storage. Which makes them ideal for kids lunchboxes. However, there are far tastier apples on the market these days, most newer varieties than RD. I prefer Gala, but Fuji, Honeycrisp and a number of others are also popular eating apples.

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    Number Three  almost 8 years ago

    Awwwww… Cute! I don’t go a bundle on the latest gadgets either.

    Guess that makes me old even though I’m 18.


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    jerrythemacguy  almost 8 years ago

    Being a Mac user at home and at work since 1987, I have had only two defective computers. In both cases, Apple replaced the Macs with new units with no questions asked. We work our Macs hard – I work for a printing company – and we get years of usage out of our units by repurposing them. My old Mac SE (1987) was retired in 1999; my old 8100 tower (1994) retired in 2005); my old G3 tower (1999) still runs 24/7. I would still be using my G5 tower (2005) if Adobe Creative Suite didn’t require an Intel processor; I’m using a Mac Pro (2011) now. My point: Yes, Macs are more expensive than PCs, but you get more years of operation and value out of them.

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    greenlynn Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    He also went to the Mac store. Now he needs to go to the Cheese store.

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    pocounohamster  almost 8 years ago

    oh, to be PIG, must be so nice in that life

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    sierraseven  almost 8 years ago

    Braeburns, from New Zealand, are very good eating apples. For pies, I prefer very tart Granny Smith.

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    Yammo Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    I identify with Pig on this one…

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    Ambydextrous  almost 8 years ago

    Tell him. There was a time when the word apple was actually respectable. People looked forward to apples, red ones,green ones, golden ones, granny smiths, costards, you name it.

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    cmusicfan2000  almost 8 years ago

    And a tastier age! :)

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    barister  almost 8 years ago

    Right on Pig!!

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    quikboy  over 7 years ago

    Definitely. I wish more people would open their eyes to that.

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    Hakerman  6 months ago

    when your broke and have no money

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