Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 25, 2017

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    BE THIS GUY  about 5 years ago

    These parents are the victims of poor math education.

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    cdgar  about 5 years ago

    Win some, lose some.

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    Adiraiju  about 5 years ago

    Maybe he should try rounding a few kids up, no?

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    Sherlock Watson  about 5 years ago

    Look on the bright side; those kids were probably the screamers, which means the world is now a little bit better.

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    pearlsbs  about 5 years ago

    Round up to whole numbers? I guess the bear only got part of one of the kids.

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    gammaguy  about 5 years ago

    He was able to round up all 50? Great!

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    F-Flash  about 5 years ago

    And he’s oh so fine, and he’s oh so good, he’s a well respected man about town.

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    jpayne4040  about 5 years ago

    You’re making them do math, Scotty! I suck at math! I’d be fussy too!

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  about 5 years ago

    I’m starting to question Scotty the Scout Leader.

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    WaitingMan  about 5 years ago

    The parents weren’t too upset until they found out that Scotty the Scout Leader rounded up from 17.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member about 5 years ago

    There was only a 6% loss.

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    rabizar  about 5 years ago

    he caught them with their pants down

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 5 years ago

    “Everyone who is here to pick up their kid, take one step forward.”

    “Not so fast there, Smith…”

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    Boosted (Heavy main in TF2)  about 5 years ago

    So the minimum # of kids he brought back is 45. Ooooooooh, some parents are gonna be maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.

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    Queen of America Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Thanks, Pastis and the rest of you, for my morning lol.

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    Andrew Sleeth  about 5 years ago

    Scoutmaster Ward would never have been so negligent.

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    TheWildSow  about 5 years ago

    And one of the campers was eaten by a bear!


    Oh, wait, the bear just ate his hat.

    Oh, whew…….was it a nice hat?



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    Bilan  about 5 years ago

    Sorry Scotty. You can only round up if you lose half a kid.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Bankers math. What do you suppose they do with the fractional portions? Could you, like, put them all into a separate account and end up with a couple million kids after a while?

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    Sisyphos  about 5 years ago

    Scotty, the Completely Innocent Scout Leader, is quite right. Parents tend these days to be way too fussy. Chances are, those three missing scouts will turn up on their own in due course. Unfortunately….

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    Swirls Before Pine  about 5 years ago

    It gets pretty messy when you have to deal with fractional kids.

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    Ned Dickens  about 4 years ago

    Oh they did. They responded, “YOU’RE FIRED!!!!”

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    trynet  almost 4 years ago

    Come on. As a former boy scout who was charged with teaching some wee snots I can absolutely agree that losing a few in the woods would only improve the species.

    Make sure you lose the right ones, though.


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