Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 12, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    I want some mozzarella sticks with my beer.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 7 years ago

    As I was walking down the stair,

    I met a man who wasn’t there.

    And, boy, was he drunk.

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    knight1192a  over 7 years ago

    Their all chances for us to claim immortality. And yet most “immortals” will eventually become, and forever remain, unknown and forgotten. Despite this we still seek that immortality so that in a hundred years, in two hundred, in three hundred years someone will see our name and go “I wonder who John Doe was.”

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    Thirdbase  over 7 years ago

    Who are you?

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    hawgowar  over 7 years ago

    It is said you die twice: The first time when you stop breathing, and the second when someone says your name for the last time.

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    bigcatbusiness  over 7 years ago

    You really can be anywhere… if you can do astral protection.

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    charne  over 7 years ago

    In heaven there is no beer.That’s why we drink it here.

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    Proginoskes  over 7 years ago

    Rat must love the book of Ecclesiastes.

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    blunebottle  over 7 years ago

    Every now and then, Rat comes up with a right-on philosophy: beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

    (see Deuteronomy 14: 22-26)

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member over 7 years ago

    “Here’s to alcohol, the cause and cure of all of life’s problems.” – Homer Simpson

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    Kristiaan  over 7 years ago

    People have already forgotten me and I’m not even dead yet.

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    juicebruce  over 7 years ago

    It’s 5 oclock somewhere………….so have a beer !

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Embrace your inner rat.

    And don’t forget to visit the Karni Mata temple!

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    Brian Fink  over 7 years ago

    Well this is certainly cheering for a Monday morning.

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    nerdhoof  over 7 years ago

    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings.Look on my works, ye mighty and despair!”—Shelley“In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here.”—Rat

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    gorbag  over 7 years ago

    Who knew that Rat would be a great philosopher?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Rat is better described as a FOOL-osopher! The biggest void is between his ears!

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    Matthew Davis  over 7 years ago

    Is Rat… offering beer? Sharing with Goat?

    Impossible, he must be two-fisting.

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    Plods with ...™  over 7 years ago

    Works for me!!

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    david_42  over 7 years ago

    “The Henry Smith Memorial Granite Block.”

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    prrdh  over 7 years ago

    An alternative formulation: “The void. Suck it up.” Depending on your mood, “it” can be either the beer or the void.

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    prrdh  over 7 years ago

    “Malt does more than Milton can/To justify God’s ways to man”—Housman

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    steverinoCT  over 7 years ago

    Check out THIS guy (thereby perpetuating his infamy, but oh, well):

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    windfinder  over 7 years ago

    “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps this petty pace until time’s last syllables end, and all our yesterday’s have alighted fools to dusty death.”

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    2oldjew  over 7 years ago

    I recall song “Is that all there is?”

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    Kaputnik  over 7 years ago

    Being forgotten after death doesn’t bother me since I won’t be around to think about it. It’s being forgotten before your death that hurts.

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    gatocatcat  over 7 years ago

    Then to the lip of this poor earthen Urn

    I lean’d, the Secret of my Life to learn:

    And Lip to Lip it murmur’d—"While you live

    Drink!—for, once dead, you never shall return."

    - Omar Kayyam

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    scribbly  over 7 years ago

    Rat always has the right attitude — we could even call his stances “ratitudes.”

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 7 years ago

    “After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” ― Oscar Wilde

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    pschearer Premium Member over 7 years ago

    My comments will live forever!!

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    Diane Lee Premium Member over 7 years ago

    We always live on in the effect we have on other people. That’s why I know that since I spent 30 years as a teacher I can never really be dead. I wish however, the system was set up so that we lived 50-60 good productive years and then just woke up dead one morning. These retirement years all you Monday morning zombies are looking forward to are basically composed of using up all the strength you have in an few hours and spending the rest of the day trying to avoid dying of boredom.

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    BobCu  over 7 years ago
    Heavy stuff Mr. Pastis. This is the world’s best comic strip.
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    hg6it21  over 7 years ago

    Trump is President, embrace the Void. Enough Booze will cure anything.

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    More or Less Premium Member over 7 years ago

    He won’t forget.

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    Chithing Premium Member over 7 years ago

    “Lay down all thought, surrender to the void.” – John Lennon

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    johnschutt  over 7 years ago

    This is the only logical conclusion of a naturalistic worldview. (Which is not mine.) The French nihilists got it right.

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    Mike Parsons Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Ahhh …. there’s my New Years’ mantra, “Embrace the void”.

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    Spade Jr.  over 7 years ago

    …I had a deep comment on today’s strip, but I forgot it…

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    Lovin’ the warm embrace of the Void, Rat! Cheers!

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    ge||ge  over 7 years ago

    We are all leaves on a deep pond. I saw some nice ones today. I expect to see some nice ones tomorrow. Someday, it matters not when, I will be one.

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    IQTech61  over 7 years ago

    Names and individuals will be forgotten but actions will carry forward for much, much longer.

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I’ll take a pint.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I speak with certainty on things of which I cannot know.

    For some reason, I believe this makes me Holier Than Thou, rather than just hopeful and deluded.

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    Harry J. Adams  about 3 years ago

    “Eat, drink, and be marry for tomorrow we die.”

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