Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 16, 2015


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    LobosSolos Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    No, no it doesn’t.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 6 years ago

    Sociologist? I would’ve thought Rat was a capitalist.

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    lippyfish  almost 6 years ago

    They made a movie of that called Idiocracy:

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    arye uygur  almost 6 years ago

    Rats reproduce much faster than humans.

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    eisneun  almost 6 years ago

    “Been around the world and foundThat only stupid people are breedingThe cretins cloning and feedingAnd I don’t even own a TV”Harvey Danger – “Flagpole Sitta”

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    Jonathan Mason  almost 6 years ago

    Actually, I thought they were called Republicans and Tea Partiers, and UKIPpers and Tories in the UK – bunch of ignorant, right wing bigots.

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    DamnHappyChappy  almost 6 years ago

    People are not born stupid. Society makes them that way. So it is our stupid society that is to blame. We are all part of society so we are all to blame.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I slowly began to realize that I had died and been deposited in the special place for the terminally stupid, to be taunted by demons of stupidity for all eternity. I remain quite certain to this day that some horrific mistake has been made, and that I was sorted to the wrong bin.

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    Armitage72  almost 6 years ago

    IQ and average education have been steadily increasing..“More harm has been done by people panicked over societal decline than societal decline ever did.”.“You’re like the religious zealots who are burdened by their superiority with the sad duty of decrying the obvious moral decay of each new generation. And you’re just as wrong.”

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    For once I actually agree with Rat

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    Reppr  almost 6 years ago

    Yes, Rat, it is true. They do.

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    carlosrivers  almost 6 years ago

    you are right on, except they are called CONservatives

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    Sisyphos  almost 6 years ago

    Rat the Sociologist is only partly right. Fortunately, the self-righteous know-it-alls may indeed zero out though non-reproduction. But not all who do reproduce above mere replacement are stupid; in fact, that smells of racist bigotry.

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    dadoctah  almost 6 years ago

    It’s worse than you think. People smart enough to realize that the stupid people are taking over make a point of not having kids. That just makes the stupid population grown even faster.

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    LEOKEV  almost 6 years ago

    I absolutely hate it when some jerk takes a non-political cartoon and polarizes it. Too effin early in the day for that crap.

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    puddleglum1066  almost 6 years ago

    If it was actually true that stupid people breed more successfully than smart people, then smart people never would have evolved in the first place. This is a point that neither C. M. Kornbluth nor Mike Judge seemed to get, though it probably didn’t matter—“The Marching Morons” and “Idiocracy” were both really satirical critiques of advertising-and-entertainment-driven consumer societies.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Mike Judge beat you to it.

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    Egrayjames  almost 6 years ago

    There is truth in what Rat says. Intelligent, more advanced society’s recognise the dangers of overpopulation and limit the size of their families. This creates a healthier and better educated population……the rest breed like rabbits, failing to recognise they can’t even provide for their offspring.

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    Totalloser Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    The world is already over populated by 2 Billion people

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    SkyFisher  almost 6 years ago

    I agree, Rat. Just look at all the stupid people who leave comments here…...No…wait-that’s not right.

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    Dave Ferro  almost 6 years ago

    Rat is correct. We live in Idiocracy now; we didn’t have to wait 500 years…

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    Already Fuzzy  almost 6 years ago

    “Load the rest of the comments”? No thanks, I’ve seen enough.

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    nosirrom  almost 6 years ago

    Now, now people. We shouldn’t be denigrating stupid people. I for one appreciate stupid people, because they make me look smart!

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    Vonne Anton  almost 6 years ago

    DUH! Who wants to have sex with a nerd?

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    Radical_Knight  almost 6 years ago

    Whoa!!! We need more lawyers!

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    sukiec  almost 6 years ago

    I had an relative who always believed that. Her definition of smart was whoever was like her and who agreed with her.

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    vwdualnomand  almost 6 years ago

    blame religion. so many stupid people.

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    ronhagg  almost 6 years ago

    See the movie “Idiocracy” very funny – yet very scary?

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    elbeck  almost 6 years ago

    Ugh. Demographers study population growth.

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    jonswerens  almost 6 years ago

    Hmm. Maybe the stupid people aren’t as stupid as we think, and the smart people aren’t as smart as we think.

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    RobJ Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    …including the cartoonist who doesn’t know it’s “try to” not “try and”

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    How can Rat be a sociologist when he’s so anti-social?!?

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    Guilty Bystander  almost 6 years ago

    This must be Pastis’ version of bear-baiting and I can only imagine he’s reading these comments and laughing about how we’re proving Rat right.

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    sarah413 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Yet, we tend to follow these people. The self absorbed/narcissistic celebrities, grab all of the headlines and people swoon over their lives. Some families need to evacuate the gene pool and the sooner the better.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  almost 6 years ago

    Rat is actually right. Studies have shown that the higher the educational attainment of the woman, the lower the reproductive rate. Lower education = more kids.

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    KEA  almost 6 years ago

    “Marching Morons” by C.M. Kornbluth 1951.

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    eolan59  almost 6 years ago

    Remove all safety warnings on home appliances. The lack of common sense will help even things out

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    Number Three  almost 6 years ago

    We can complain as much as we want. But the world’s population will never stop growing.


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    rudym300  almost 6 years ago

    Reading some of these comments, I’ve come to realize that the people who claim to be the most tolerant are the ones who are the least tolerant any viewpoint but their own.

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    gaslightguy  almost 6 years ago

    A visit to the local Walmart will reinforce this observation.

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    lmonteros  almost 6 years ago

    Didn’t need another study to know that….

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    InuYugiHakusho  almost 6 years ago

    Don’t you mean “sociopath”, Rat?

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    alviebird  almost 6 years ago

    I knew it!

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    falcon_370f  almost 6 years ago

    Actually Rat’s findings make sense. Smart people take longer to find spouses, leaving them less time to reproduce, and consequently they have fewer offspring.

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    claire de la lune.  almost 6 years ago

    Woah woah woah, this is actually true.

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    eddi_tbh  almost 6 years ago

    There are more stupid people as a number, but the percentage is the same as it ever was. They just have more bored people filming and reporting their antics.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    The Pope is still telling everyone to have more babies. He’s bringing the Catholic church up to the mid 20th century

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    rgcviper  almost 6 years ago

    Rat does look kinda sharp today in his new duds, though.

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    CasualObserver  almost 6 years ago

    These comments don’t bode well….

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    connie Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Actually, poor people in Africa, India, etc, have more children, but they live much more sustainably than the wealthy people having less children. So much so, that the wealthy people having less children, and their children, use way, way more of the earth’s resources, than the poor ones and their children.

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    Be M  almost 6 years ago

    The fact that low garbage IQ work like Naruto are so popular around the world just prove that the research which rat are conducting is correct.

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    Widmerpool  almost 6 years ago

    They have to breed faster, to compensate for the Darwin effect.

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    Ingen Zeitgeist  almost 6 years ago

    We’ll in the Third Reich the same argument was used to encourage the Herrenrasse to breed more.

    Nevertheless, as many a teenager can confirm, stupid people give birth to intelligent persons too. And as parents everywhere can confirm, this is true the other way round as well . . .

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    reidisaboss  over 5 years ago

    no no rat, you’ve got it wrong… there are no smart people in the world.

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    lightningsnowstorm  almost 5 years ago

    The genetics of “idiocracy” actually don’t hold any water in reality but it was a damn funny movie. I just wish I had the money to purchase an extra big ass taco. With more MOLECULES.

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