Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 18, 2014


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    Sherlock Watson  about 5 years ago

    If you’re looking for immortality, Stephan, how about writing a book called Rats I Have Stomped On?

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    AlnicoV   about 5 years ago

    Victor metal pedal rat traps, on sale for $1.99 ea. Just saying.

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    Phatts  about 5 years ago

    Hey, I like rat!He says the stuff I wish I could say!

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    Three Steps Over Japan  about 5 years ago

    Pastis: “Oh common on, 24 cases of The Complete Cathy Collection? Still in the plastic? That’s gold, baby! That’s gold!”

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    Barker62  about 5 years ago

    Hey, Stephan, want to borrow several of my cats? They’re excellent hunters – we’ve had no rodents in or around the house for many years. Lots of dead ones turned in to exchange for some tuna though…..LOL!

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    dadoctah  about 5 years ago

    I wish I’d been doing this with movies I’ve watched. Would have saved me a lot of time watching really bad ones that I’d seen before and didn’t recognize until two-thirds of the way through. (Heads up, Mark Hamill, I’m talking about Corvette Summer!)

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    Boots at the Boar Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I used to do this, largely so I knew which books I’ve read, and to make some attempt to keep them straight. My memory of Dickens is a mishmash of horses on wallpaper, boy in attic asking for more porridge, Stella Havisham breaking David’s heart, the Dan Pegotty dying of spontaneous combustion, etc.

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    Arianne  about 5 years ago

    You should see my neck of the woods right now… street after street, city after city…. all the stuff we saved in our basements that gave our lives “meaning,” soggy and smelly, out on the curb… it was like the heavens opened up and wept on Detroit the day that Robin passed.

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    eddie6192  about 5 years ago

    Toon Boy has a constant struggle with his alter ego.

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    Three Steps Over Japan  about 5 years ago

    I do this with the wines I drink, so I’ll know which ones to drink more of.

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    Sisyphos  about 5 years ago

    Pathetic, Cartoon-Boy! How can your cartoonish life be so devoid of meaning that you must resort to tricks to imagine some meaning? Rat is the devilish voice of your conscience saying “clean out that attic!”

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    KayKayJam  about 5 years ago

    I use Good Reads to keep track of what I’ve read.

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    patsysutcliffe Premium Member about 5 years ago

    that is seriously funny, and strikes pretty close to home!

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    Oggi  about 5 years ago

    I used to do that. Now that my husband and I have separate lists on Netflix I don’t have to write them down anymore.

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    Steve Dutch  about 5 years ago

    Just as long as you’re sure it’s only mildew….

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    Black4dder  about 5 years ago

    “I have a pencil and paper in my car and every time I’m stopped by a train, I count box cars and keep a running total.”

    That sounds like OCD.

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    Rwill  about 5 years ago

    I had a excel file of all the books I owned so I could keep track of them. I had about 700, and it had taken quite awhile to do it. About a year or 2 after I did my hard drive crashed and I didn’t have that backed up. I didn’t bother to redo it.

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    Number Three  about 5 years ago

    Rat is only jealous because he’s probably

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    wiatr Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I thought box cars were passé on the rails now.Everything goes in trailers or containers.

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    claire de la lune.  about 5 years ago

    Good one!

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    Daniel Quilp  about 5 years ago

    “I have a pencil and paper in my car and every time I’m stopped by a train, I count box cars and keep a running total.”

    What? You don’t count the locomotives?!! They’re the best part! Now where is my record from May 15, 1955 outside Yuma, AZ?

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    mac47  about 5 years ago

    Stephan does not rock the V-neck.

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