Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 19, 2015


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 5 years ago

    Oh, great. Jef the cyclist Victor the vegan has a rival who also has a rival! What’s next: Amos the Amish?

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    Bilan  over 5 years ago

    Is Goat there so that there would be at least one person listening?

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    Sherlock Watson  over 5 years ago

    Now there’s a cage fight I would gladly buy a ticket to see.

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    WoodEye  over 5 years ago

    And why do the bicyclists think it’s OK to run stop signs and red lights?

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    lmonteros  over 5 years ago

    So funny! SoCal is full of folks like that…Me, I guess I’m more like Rat.

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    Artistinfo  over 5 years ago

    Self-righteousness will eat itself.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Conference organizers were asking for trouble.

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    phylum  over 5 years ago

    hah….I use a battery operated lawnmower…..

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    sbischof  over 5 years ago

    Gotta love the self-righteousnous that misses the fact that… actually…

    Actually I’m going to shut up. The electric vehicle, in some parts of California, is more carbon neutral on a short→medium term basis than walking or cycling. (Some parts are pretty much 100% solar these days.)

    The amount of energy that goes into even vegan food is so much more, that feeding your body to power it to do the walking is less efficient.

    The short term v. long term depends on health. If you eat little enough and don’t get fat, then you really have saved the food energy. But if you don’t get enough exercise, you do risk tying up lots of very non-carbon neutral medicine. (And we could bring out food back down if we were smart enough about it.)

    So I’m still in favour of “electric car guy being shortsighted” but its not as cut and dried as we wish it were.

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    juicebruce  over 5 years ago

    Hum, Mr Pastis must read the comments section on “Go Comics” because this conference is just like reading the comments at times. This one says this and that one says that. This one is right and that one is wrong………….a mirror perhaps…..of ourselves.

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    knight1192a  over 5 years ago

    Jeff tops Ernest as not only is his vehicle of choice green, it’s also exercise. Victor is a looser hypocritic pure and simple.

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    up2trixx  over 5 years ago

    Pastis forgot “Gloria the Gluten Free” and “Larry the Localvore”

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    puddlesplatt  over 5 years ago

    but religon wars are even worse…Gods against Gods!?

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    Dacker  Premium Member over 5 years ago


    Cyclist here. It depends on what you mean by "running lights and stop signs. If you mean full-on ignoring they even exist, those guys are jerks who give all cyclists a bad name.

    If you mean cyclists who slow way down but don’t quite stop or put a foot down, it’s is because most of us have our shoes clipped to our pedals. “Clipping-out” is easy but “clipping-in” is a bit of a PITA, especially when you have cars impatiently waiting for you to get out of their way. Maintaining even a half MPH of speed helps everyone get moving smoothly and quickly.

    Now pardon me while I carb load and then get into my Spandex; I’ve got a 55 mile ride at 9am. ;-)

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    jbmlaw01  over 5 years ago

    Never had the misfortune of running into a self-righteous sort.

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    prrdh  over 5 years ago

    As for myself, I wouldn’t predict anything…which is precisely the problem. A wolf is a wild animal and will always be wild, regardless of how long it’s been held captive by humans.

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    PainterArt Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Ah, Stephan self reflective cartoon of the self righteous cartoonist.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 5 years ago

    I thought WrestleMania was already a few weeks ago…..

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    patsysutcliffe Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I love how a strip like this makes me feel self-righteous about being none of the featured characters!

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    whiteheron  over 5 years ago

    Those people who think that they are the only ones that are right, really P.O. those of us who really are always right.

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    dbbacon  over 5 years ago

    He un-died.

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    abbybookcase  over 5 years ago

    alas, there are so few of us perfect people left (grin)ttfn

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    nosirrom  over 5 years ago

    I love all these comments about how everyone thinks they are better than me.You’re delusional, and here’s my digital footprint in your face.;-)

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    mgtenny  over 5 years ago

    Looks like the upcoming elections.

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    Number Three  over 5 years ago

    This is obviously the most stupidest thing Rat has ever done.

    Oh but it’s hilarious too!


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    MrsSnape  over 5 years ago

    Talk about self-righteous – my guess is that the convention would be chock FULL of religious people!!!!!

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    sarah413 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    If these sanctimonious people were canines, would they eat ken-l-ration?

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    hawgowar  over 5 years ago

    Apparently there are things even a bear can’t digest.

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    Sisyphos  over 5 years ago

    I am so glad never to have attended the Conference of the Self-Righteous that I’m feeling self-righteous about it….

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    Strod  over 5 years ago

    And of course there’s also cases like Bart the Bear, an Alaskan Kodiak bear who was also a Hollywood actor… …and Brutus the bear, a Grizzly, although to be fair Brutus was born in captivity (not sure about Bart).

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    claire de la lune.  over 5 years ago

    I’m surprised Pastis got away with that use of profanity in the fifth panel (not counting the sign).

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    singkong2012  over 5 years ago

    Have a carbon footprint to the face best line ever

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    sarah413 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    This of you who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who do.

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    Sheila Hardie  over 5 years ago

    Why are there no religious people at this conference? They’re the most entertaining.

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    claire de la lune.  over 5 years ago

    Hey, with the electric vehicle fanatic, the cycle leads back to Jef the Cyclist.“Did any of you bike here?!”It’s the never-ending cycle of self-righteousness!

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    Zankchi11  over 5 years ago

    I like the alliterative names. Jef the cyclist should have one, though.

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    AidanHolmes  about 3 years ago

    How about Sammy the SJW?

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    noobmobhj  11 months ago

    ya mrs snape literly just said she was better than religios people

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