Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 16, 2015

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    Sherlock Watson  about 7 years ago

    And the only “hacking” that goes on involves an ax and a tree.:Today’s background music: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

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    Bilan  about 7 years ago

    Is Pastis carrying on the anti-emoticon crusade from Rickard?

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    dadoctah  about 7 years ago

    Most people don’t realize that the famous Pony Express only operated for 19 months before it closed down. Which makes it more successful than Circuit City’s DIVX disc experiment, but less successful than the USFL.

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    Plumbob Wilson  about 7 years ago

    Ah, off the grid. Nothing quite like writing your anti-technology manifesto on a manual typewriter by the light of a tallow candle while sitting in a tarpaper shack with no indoor plumbing.

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    whiteheron  about 7 years ago

    I can imagine Tommy James or Billy Idol singing in the background:.’Cause you make me feelSo good, so good, so goodFeel all right, all rightWell I feel all rightI said yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Ride your pony, ride your ponyRide your pony come on, come onMony MonyFeel all right, I said yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Here’s an item from “RAT-ley’s Believe This or Rot!”—-the bill creating the Pony Express didn’t pass Congress until a rider was attached!

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    angelfiredragon  about 7 years ago

    I knew a guy once who lived in the big city but didn’t have any electronics at home, no TV’s, no computers, no nothing. he said he could hear the sound of electricity and it was always giving him headaches once he got rid of everything electrical they went away.

    I also have a cousin who lives “off the grid” although that means he is 30 mins from the bigger city and just has his own solar power, sess pool and water well, he isn’t hooked up to any conventional utilities. He does carry a cell phone.

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    Queen of America Premium Member about 7 years ago

    That’s how fast we get our mail in Utah. That, and covered wagons.

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    papabear  about 7 years ago

    Well, looks like we’ve got Corporal “Stephan” Agarn weighing in on the storyline. So, Pastis… is this “Effin Troop”?(I STILL think you’re certifiably insane, but in a GOOD way.)

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    CYGNUS X1  about 7 years ago

    Guard Duck is sporting the Harry Shearer Mighty Wind Beard!

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    dre7861  about 7 years ago

    Funny, today’s Word of the Day on is technophobia – the fear of technology! Good coordination there, Cartoon Boy!

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    Saddenedby Premium Member about 7 years ago

    off the grid i try to bewith no running wateror electricityno talking headsno tweeting tweetsjust lots of silencewhich is oh so sweet

    but then the soundof the dinging belland a voice so weirdsaying ‘you got mail’brings me back to earthin a brutal wayand let’s me knowthere’s no time to play

    so the chirps and burpsof the flashing screenbrings me back to the rushof the electronic dreamwhere our thoughts and livesare rigidly controlledand my posts on thingsare continually trolled

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    abbybookcase  about 7 years ago

    how come pony express guy looks like robin williams channeling teddy roosevelt in night @the museum movies?

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    Number Three  about 7 years ago

    Cute… Very cute.


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    Kind&Kinder  about 7 years ago

    Is this all about Cartoon Boy getting on his high horse?

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    Sisyphos  about 7 years ago

    Guard Duck is going off the grid! Away from gummymint meddling! He is becoming a “reclusive Survivalist,” as I suggested yesterday. That revived Pony Express connection may be a weak link, however.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Love the arrow through the Pony Express rider’s hat.

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    jbmlaw01  about 7 years ago

    Sometimes I think Emily Litella writes the comic pages comments.

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    TMO1 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Poor cartoon of a horse here. Also, you need a girth (or two if it’s western) and stirrups on the saddle.

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    knight1192a  about 7 years ago

    Then you’re more well versed than me as I did research before I posted the lyrics. I had no clue what Cooke’s song was until I saw the lyrics, I always thought it was Don’t Know Much About History. But seeing the lyrics Wonderful World makes sense. But I prefer Louis Armstrong and What a Wonderful World. Those lyrics really should end with “Oh yeah” just cause that’s such a memorable part of it. The man was talented as far as I’m concerned, both on the trumpet and singing.

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    Don Freeman  about 7 years ago

    I hate emoticons, always have, always will. If you can’t describe your intention in your words maybe you should become a mime.

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    pearlsfan#1  over 6 years ago

    the only reason i don’t like smart phones is when one of my friends has a newer version than i do

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    pearlsfan#1  over 6 years ago

    the only reason i don’t like smart phones is when one of my friends has a newer version than i do

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    Tomato Dog  4 months ago

    Dude, the point of this comic is to say that the pony express doesn’t exist

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