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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 11, 2014

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    Bilan  about 5 years ago

    Rat, that stringy stuff on the wall may be a web, but…

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    tazz555  about 5 years ago

    There is a disorder (forgot its name) that rat has. Where symptoms will appear because you think you have them when reading possible signs.

    Ex:-you read eating strawberries have a chance of a really bad rash…you’ll cause it by thinking you have it

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    tazz555  about 5 years ago

    Anyone going to heroes com in Charlotte, nc next week. Original artwork never before seen will be on display before they are auctioned off of last week Bill Watterson’s arc with pearls.

    Also there will be a panel discussing it. No word of Pastis or Watterson will attend

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    Sherlock Watson  about 5 years ago

    Don’t complain, Rat; you give everyone around you pains in various body parts just by being alive.

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    Nabuquduriuzhur  about 5 years ago

    Rat looked up “Antipathy Pains”, otherwise known as “Sitsap Syndrome”.Explanation from Pastis Chirurgical Catalogue of Fun Things You Can Get:

    “Found exclusively in Sarcastic Rats, this disorder is of the premonition variety. The sudden sharp pain without a visible injury indicates where the first bite of the cat that eats the rat will take place. The disorder thus has an almost 100% mortality rate..However, since Sarcastic Rats have no family or friends, there is no next of kin to notify. With no body, no funeral services are required.”

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    wdaveonline  about 5 years ago

    The way the wall is colored, it makes me think there’s a hidden message in the mortar pattern. P…I…R…PA?…EL?…

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    punmeister  about 5 years ago

    That was a Knee Jerk response, Rat.

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    BlackTie  about 5 years ago

    Thought Pastor Porcupine’s acupuncture treatment yesterday would have heped.

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    puddlesplatt  about 5 years ago

    Bad case of the kneeasles, for sure!

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    diana bledsoe Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Lol! So true. I just researched my shoulder pain and have decided that I need a will and fast.

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    Reppr  about 5 years ago

    The net might give you information overload but at least you don’t need to buy a newspaper to get the comics!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I thought Rat wasn’t afraid of death. he never seemed to mind going to hell in the first place

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Borders on Munchausen….

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    steverinoCT  about 5 years ago

    Back in Pre-Internet days (the Dark Ages) you had to get your strange diseases from the Reader’s Digest: “I Am Joe’s Spleen”, “I Am Jane’s Ovaries”, etc.

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    Gokie5  about 5 years ago

    Back in pre-internet days when I was taking a class in “Health,” I contracted every disease and developed every condition there was except v. d. Woulda gotten that if I coulda.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 5 years ago

    To me, Rat is a pain in the neck…others have a lower opinion of him!

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    Max Starman Jones  about 5 years ago

    Common wisdom is that in only takes 3-4 google searches of any symptom before you can prove you have cancer.

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    Number Three  about 5 years ago

    Let me guess… Wikipedia?

    xxx

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    celeconecca Premium Member about 5 years ago

    WebMD.

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    Enoki  about 5 years ago

    Calm down Rat, that was just a porn site….

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    knight1192a  about 5 years ago

    No it wasn’t, there were just fewer claims before the net. Folks listened to TV doctors or looked things up in books, or heard about it from someone else and suddenly they had all the symptoms. Heck it’s been a sitcom classic since the ‘50s and a cartoon classic sense at least the ’40s. Used to be a common plot device to have someone looking things up in medical journals or encyclopedias and ever so slowly convincing themselves there was something mortally wrong with them. The web’s just made it even easier to find out about these things. Don’t have to go and pull out the volume M encyclopedia, look at an article that says see also X, Y, Z, and then go pull out the Volume A, Volume J-K, and Volume So-SZ to look each up, now it’s often just click a link and go there instantly.

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 5 years ago

    “I have not got housemaid’s knee. Why I have not got housemaid’s knee, I cannot tell you; but the fact remains that I have not got it. Everything else, however, I have got.”

    Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat.

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    Sisyphos  about 5 years ago

    Relax, Rat. Half of what you read on the internet is just plain wrong. The other half is suspect. And too many statistics are just made up [hint]….

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    claire de la lune.  about 5 years ago

    One time my dad tried a concoction that’s good for your health, and there was a five page essay online proclaiming all of its benefits.

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    Kev_a_Swing_Dancer Premium Member about 5 years ago

    @Howiewell done; nice catch!

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