Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 04, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  about 6 years ago

    Now Pig knows why his mother left his Dad.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 6 years ago

    This is why I’ve always hated talking to old people. This and all the talk about friends and relatives who’ve recently died.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 6 years ago

    maybe Pig should try going over to his parents’ house and fix breakfast… though the parents would complain of their son’s tardiness and complain of starvation

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    RH3  about 6 years ago

    Sherlock, wait till you get old. You’ll find that the best fun you can have is griping about everything. That’s why I comment on all the websites I can.

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    WoodEye  about 6 years ago

    I wonder if he had a side of ham?

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    Bilan  about 6 years ago

    Is that pain in your leg from the BBQ spit?

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    cdgar  about 6 years ago

    Now that I’m past 70, I get to complain as much as I want, and my kids have to listen (I make the rules too).

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    jmarkoff2  about 6 years ago

    I thought this one was leading up to a pun.

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    tonypezzano  about 6 years ago

    Pig, you only bought eggs for your grandfather. Needs something to make it less bland.

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    nosirrom  about 6 years ago

    Pig needs to figure out a way to cure his dad.

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    juicebruce  about 6 years ago

    Just another: No pain No gain, lame,name,game,frame of a day :-)

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Poor Pig. Is this the first time they show his dad?

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    sbischof  about 6 years ago

    Chronic pain is horrible. If its untreated, of course he’s going to be hard to live with. What Pig feels is a fraction of what his dad is putting up with. The doctor should really treat the pain even if they don’t know what’s causing it. Unfortunately, not something that’s done very often in America.

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    laurac5800  about 6 years ago

    DAMN. Pig’s dad must have a special gift.

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    hariseldon59  about 6 years ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pig with a beard before.

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    whiteheron  about 6 years ago

    cure his dad


    Perhaps take him to Colorado where he can get smoked legally.

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    TossedSaladCartoon  about 6 years ago

    Inspired by true events?

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    me  about 6 years ago

    He’ll be happy when pigs fly.

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    LeePIII Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Getting old is not for sissies, that’s for sure.

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    kaystari Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Fulton Sheen says otherwise, Pig.

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    katzenbooks45  about 6 years ago

    Plus yammering on about ailments and operations. It’s called an “organ recital”.

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    prrdh  about 6 years ago

    And yet…Pig may find he misses this sort of thing in a few years.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  about 6 years ago

    he sounds like he could be rat’s dad. is his name ‘ned’?

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    aaajma  about 6 years ago

    Today’s “The Family Circus” strip has a reference to “Pearls Before Swine”.

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    Steve Dutch  about 6 years ago

    30’s and 40’s are every bit as bad. Except it’s taxes and crime, not bodily ailments.

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    Number Three  about 6 years ago

    And yet they say that the younger generation complain a lot?


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    Geldhart  about 6 years ago

    Am I the only one who was trying to figure out what the pun was going to be?

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    My grandmother listened to her friends kvetch about their aches and pains and decided she didn’t want to be one of those. She became the sweetest little old lady you could ever hope to meet, even with a severe case of osteoporosis, and she lived to be a happy 96.

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    amadeus_rockme  about 6 years ago

    Wow. That’s my mom.

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    rgcviper  about 6 years ago

    Yup—I, too, was expecting a pun. Seems like Pastis hasn’t done one for a while. Is he slipping?

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    Mike Parsons Premium Member about 6 years ago

    December is family time. Perhaps we will meet some of the other characters’ folks …. Pig Pa is recognizable as Pig’s opposite, makes me wonder what Goat or Rat’s dad would be like.

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    knight1192a  about 6 years ago

    And we see the difference between Rat and Pig once again. Rat would have taken a baseball bat to his Dad after he said the eggs were runny and say he should be happy to get runny eggs even though he himself would complain about runny eggs (personally I enjoy sunny side up when it’s runny, like to sop up the yolk with my toast; but when the whites are runny the eggs should have stayed in the fryer a little longer). Pig at least tries to be nice.

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    I’d have expected Pig to be used to the complaining by now. I guess this why he doesn’t see his dad very often (as far as we know, ehh, Cartoon-Boy?)….

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    route66paul  about 6 years ago

    The only reason the new pain products got popular was that they were synthetic and the pharma corps had patents on them. Using opiate derivatives is old school and is too easy. Opiate derivatives clear out of you system faster, also.

    Chronic pain is a lifetime of suffering. Since Obama Care came in, the govrenment has control over the doctors and now try to make you jump through hoops to get pain relief.

    They want you to do to the pain clinic a couple of times a week rather than prescribing a 90 day supply. When you ask them to look at your problem, they just put you off and when you finally get in, they tell you they won’t do the surgery, just like they did last year.

    It is the same old story. If I had the money for a private doctor, he might do the surgery, but it could just make it worse.

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    einarbt  about 6 years ago

    Reading the first panel, pig + egg, I thought we were heading into an Angry Bird themed story.

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    candilover  about 6 years ago

    I have an MIL like this, which is why I gave up caring for/about her . . . and moved to Florida.

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    EmeraldKitsune943  almost 6 years ago

    My mom and grandma had a similar argument.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member about 1 year ago

    “Life’s a bitch and then you die!” Thanks, Dad.

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    Eldest arc  6 months ago

    Pig, remember, there’s pizza with extra cheese in the world

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    robert423elliott  3 months ago

    Pig needs a DNA test. Notice how his ears are opposite to his dad’s? Pig has right up, left down. The old man has right down, left up. Maybe mama was wallowing in a strange pig sty!

    And, btw, I’m 75 and don’t bore my kids with my ailments or whine about things. I have plenty to go on about but I don’t want my kids or grandkids to be bored with me. I’d rather talk about their lives and what’s going on there!

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