Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 14, 2016


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Good time to be a crayon manufacturer.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 4 years ago

    And up rises a great hue and cry…

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    Oshietekun  over 4 years ago

    They’re sold at the adult bookstore.

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    santa72404  over 4 years ago

    Shouldn’t that be a Hot Pink crayon?

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    Kind&Kinder  over 4 years ago

    Careful, readers may become aroused by this colorful tail.

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    dadoctah  over 4 years ago

    I can’t deny that the market for adult coloring books exists, because I can’t walk into Barnes & Noble without seeing stacks of the things. I’m immune to their appeal myself, of course, just as I never cared much for coloring when I was a child..I suspect being colorblind has a lot to do with it.

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    Bilan  over 4 years ago

    We always knew Pastis was ahead of his time(too bad that’s not a compliment)

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    Katsuro Premium Member over 4 years ago

    There are two kinds of adult coloring books.

    Half of them use slogans like “Achieve ultimate harmonic mindfulness and inner comfort and peace with these calming and stress-relieving creativity mandalas…”

    The other half uses phrasings like “This is a NAUGHTY coloring book! It’s got SWEARS in it!”

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    bigcatbusiness  over 4 years ago

    Please! That’s nothing compared to the outrageous news I see everyday.

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    juicebruce  over 4 years ago

    This is a how one creates a market where there is no market………….Good Luck !…….but I can see where coloring books would be helpful with one’s motor skills as we age :-}

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    John Smith  over 4 years ago

    I really didn’t enjoy my adult coloring books until I found a video on YouTube “How to color inside the lines” – it has made a world of difference. I’m so proficient now that my wife even put one of my pictures on the frig. My two year old granddaughter is soooo jealous!

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    Chad Cheetah  over 4 years ago

    Pokemon Go? Now adult coloring books? Isn’t that craze sort of over?

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    mattro65  over 4 years ago

    My wife swears by them (and at me and the children frequently and loudly) but I have not noticed any calming effect. I’ll stick with long bicycle rides, it’s less noisy.

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    TheTrustedMechanic  over 4 years ago

    But she’s wearing red shorts.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  over 4 years ago

    I could never stay in the lines as a kid. Now that I’m an adult (or so I’m told) nursing a 12 cuppa java a day habit there’s no way I would even attempt one of those adult coloring things.

    Plus…there is life to live.

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    Chrisstopher  over 4 years ago

    I’m with Goat. We’re @%&%!%# doomed!!!

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    Otto  over 4 years ago

    Love that double facepalm. My wife’s sister can read like the wind, a good sized book in a day. She likes these coloring books, I think it lets her slow down and relax.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I learn better from just reading comic strips

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    johndifool  over 4 years ago

    Verbing weirds language.

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    Guilty Bystander  over 4 years ago

    I remember a girl in high school in the 70’s actually giving an oral report on DoodleArt. We snickered a little (but only a little…she was a really nice person), with no inklilng that she was so prescient?

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    marilynnbyerly  over 4 years ago

    According to the science behind them, adult coloring books have some value for quieting the mind in this busy world.

    The newest trend is commercials aimed at adults for kids’ foods like Lucky Charms and Little Debbie snack cakes. This definitely doesn’t have nutritional science behind it.

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    Sisyphos  over 4 years ago

    Hey, ain’t none of you wise guys noticed how Pig has got himself a mess of smarts from Adult Coloring Books? And yet he attributes it to “reading”?We may be @#$%^&* doomed, but we will go out in a blaze of glorious color!

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I bet Rat knew the answer before he asked the question

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    Number Three  over 4 years ago

    I agree with Goat. Whenever I start to lose faith in Human Nature (which is a lot) I come across an inspirational

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    knight1192a  over 4 years ago

    There actually was an article from about reading books recently. Probably in Smithsonian Magazine too. One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year Cheer up, Goat. According to the article the number of published print books last year actually rose by 17 million from what it was in 2014. And the number of print book sales in the first half of this year was up by 6.1% compared to the first half of 2015. Also, 65% of Americans actually claimed to read a print book in 2015.

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    HighPeaks  over 4 years ago

    I’d like to know when Pastis’s adult coloring book is coming out.

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    Mentor397  over 4 years ago

    Hey! Pig is left handed! I think I may have noticed this before.

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    TMO1 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    What matters most is what people read. Modern novels are mostly a waste of time, not really better than TV. I wish more people would read history, philosophy, autobiographies and biographies, from reputable publishers (not Regnery, for example). More people should read the classics, too, as they are classics for a reason.

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