Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 27, 2014

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    nerdcredred  almost 10 years ago

    Completely accurate.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    Rat was planning to join Procrastinators Anonymous, but he kept putting it off.

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    skydancer11  almost 10 years ago

    So accurate it’s scary. I know, being a writer myself.

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 10 years ago

    Reminds me a bit of Helen Reddy’s “Tried to Write a Song.”

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    Sisyphos  almost 10 years ago

    Not just “…in the life of a writer,” Cartoon-Boy! There’s a lot of that going around in, oh, so many professions, especially those that do most of their work at a computer….

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    knight1192a  almost 10 years ago

    Day starts at 8:01 AM with the plan to write ten pages and ends at 5 PM with zilch. So that means Tuesday will probably end at lunch time given Rat’s work ethic. Have twice as much work thus his work day will be half as long.

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    phaze58  almost 10 years ago

    I am doing a course as a writer this was covered in the syllabus

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I don’t think, I’ve ever seen, Rat, actually laugh

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    t jacobs  almost 10 years ago

    i didn’t realize that i was a writer

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    Egrayjames  almost 10 years ago

    I woke up yesterday with nothing to do…..and went to bed last night with only half of it done. I must be on the opposite side of the coin from rat.

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    ajnotales  almost 10 years ago

    We’ll, a Day in the Life of an unpublished writer…

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    Samskara  almost 10 years ago

    What Pastis left out is that you can’t start writing until you’ve read the comics.

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    rshive  almost 10 years ago

    The muse isn’t a-mused.

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    hariseldon59  almost 10 years ago

    Reminds me of a previous strip from 2010.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I can relate to Rat at 8:17a.m. I also don’t write on an empty stomach…PAPER is much better!

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    My only issue is, why did he need ink?

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I’m retired. Wife asked me what I was doing. I said, “Nothing”. She said, “That’s what you did yesterday”. I said, “Yeah, but I wasn’t finished.”

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    A_NY_Outlaw  almost 10 years ago

    At least he’s in a rhythm.

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator almost 10 years ago

    Too true.

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    marshalljpeters Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I like how Pig calls and talks for a minute, which wastes Rat’s whole day.

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    Rudynatacha  almost 10 years ago

    That’s not at all how it goes for me, because I have everything lined up. I made up the story before I wrote one word. Now I’m on page 173 of volume two of a three volume trilogy.

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    lmonteros  almost 10 years ago

    How well I know this! But honestly, the fact that the online site I write for has cut their pay by 75% doesn’t help with inspiration, either.

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    geekboy_x  almost 10 years ago

    Whoa. That makes two days in a row that I was starring in Pearls. Pastis owes me royalties.

    Pay up, pencil boy.

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    Same old, Same old.


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    traintravler  almost 10 years ago

    Today is Sunday.

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    vwdualnomand  almost 10 years ago

    english majors….

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    Cheapskate0  almost 10 years ago

    This reminds me of another creative parody I heard:.99 programming bugs in the code99 programming bugsYou fix one bugCompile it again100 programming bugs in the code!.(repeat until zero)

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    AnonymousUser  almost 10 years ago

    Reminds of the other PBS Sunday strip about e-mail that started a chain of wasting time.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    It’s so nice to feel protected… jeez. You hear worse on TV. Remember “Bus Rider” by The Guess Who? Same thing… sad

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    claire de la lune.  almost 10 years ago

    That is so true.

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    Alan Rees  almost 10 years ago

    This reminds me of a classic scene in “Throw Momma from the Train.”

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    jerylkohjx348  almost 10 years ago

    Is this how everyone brainstorms while trying to write a novel?

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    lisarothstein Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Were you in my office last week?

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    heatherjasper  almost 10 years ago

    Reminds me of Andy from Foxtrot when the kids go off to school. Also reminds me of me.

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    GarfieldJune19  almost 10 years ago

    Perfect description of a writer’s life. I’m a writer, (or I’m trying to be one) and this one is dead on accurate, except I don’t drink coffee.

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    jwarnimo  almost 10 years ago

    The call at the end of the day happens to me all the time. I had to analyze…

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    quickdrawcui  about 5 years ago

    THanos is coming

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