Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 17, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  about 5 years ago

    “Can you please boycott me by leaving me alone so I can enjoy my beer?”

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    knight1192a  about 5 years ago

    And how many em actually heard or read what Rat said vs. being told by the media that their supposed to be offended?

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 5 years ago

    the man looks like a cross between Dilbert and Wally (expect the necktie isn’t curled up)

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member about 5 years ago

    “The most offended person wins.” …Wins what? More offense?

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    cdgar  about 5 years ago

    Now I’m offended! Grrr.

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    comic4matt  about 5 years ago

    I’m surprised Rat didn’t claim that their mere existence is offensive to him… Is Rat getting soft?

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    enigmamz  about 5 years ago

    This is why God created the “Block” function.

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    alaskajohn1  about 5 years ago

    Pretty mild reply by Rat; I would have expected to say something along the line of “Off with their heads!”

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    blunebottle  about 5 years ago

    I am offended by your offended attitude.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I stand corrected. I thought it was the most offensive person wins.

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    Painted Wolf  about 5 years ago

    All three of you, your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries. Now go away or I shall taunt you once again.

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    chris_weaver  about 5 years ago

    He who dies with the most slights WINS!

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    GeifuKe  about 5 years ago

    I"m gonna boycott those boys in the neighborhood. Of fended re marks. By the way, what did Rat say? He liked Ger man beer?

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    tonypezzano  about 5 years ago

    No-one said snowflake.

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    ACK! Premium Member about 5 years ago

    The best defense is said to be a good offense. The most offended are the most defensive. And the most defensive are the most offensive.

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    sarah413 Premium Member about 5 years ago

    We have become the United States of the (Easily) Offended. Not only must we be careful in what we say, now it’s what we wear. Sad, really.

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    aerotica69  about 5 years ago

    I’d like to buy Rat a drink.

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    cdward  about 5 years ago

    What amuses me is that this comic strip is expressing how offended it is at the people who is says are offended. So this strip wins!

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    F-Flash  about 5 years ago

    The two on the left look they are related or married since they look alike, the other personhas nice teeth. Maybe Rat commented to them about their appearance? He may have said fat & ugly. Rat has a way with words.

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    bsox  about 5 years ago

    Don’t worry they’ll all get participation medals

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    VICTOR PROULX  about 5 years ago

    In this world, it seems that people want everything to be either banned or mandatory. – John Vibes

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    car2ner  about 5 years ago

    the most offended wins the entire comment section

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    bookworm0812  about 5 years ago

    Rat’s probably the winner then. Because three people just came to him to tell him he said something offensive.

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    nopainogain  about 5 years ago

    I have seen the future! the Irish will finally take-over the world! in ten years, millennials will be unable to defeat us because we are a culture of people who cannot be offended! long as we keep the scots on our side.

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    Spiny Norman Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I’m offended by this strip.

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    Andylit Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Sad commentary on a very real world problem.

    Somehow the American public got the insane notion that they have a right to not be offended.

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    Nick Danger  about 5 years ago

    “And it came to pass, that those who were offended did battle amongst themselves for the title of ‘Most Triggered,’ and after many victims did fail to meet the ever-lower standard for offense, and were sacrificed to Snowflake, the Sexless Deity of Required Tolerance, one at last emerged victorious, only to take their own life in protest over the entire concept of ‘competition’.And there was much rejoicing.”

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    57BelAir  about 5 years ago

    How dare Rat be annoyed at people being offended.

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    gbars70  about 5 years ago

    Crap, I just offended myself!

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    blunebottle  about 5 years ago

    To truly live a happy and peaceful life, it helps to learn the fine art of not feeling offended.

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    Bookworm  about 5 years ago

    Perhaps POS should be added to the list of recognized disabilities; oh, that’s the “Perpetually Offended Syndrome.”

    I’m sure he didn’t make it up on his own, but I remember reading a Robert H. Heinlein novel that contained the line, “Only a fool takes offense when none is offered.” I might be offended by some things, but I like to think I try and work out if an offense was actually intended. If not, then maybe, just maybe, problem lies with me.

    Well done, Mr. Pastis.

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    John W. Vinson Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Speaking to the ongoing epidemic of Offense Kleptomania.

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    Coyoty Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I’m offended by the word “boycott”! Why didn’t Pastis use “personcott” instead? And he’s body shaming! Everything is out of proportion!

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    newyorkslim  about 5 years ago

    Stumbled on to a liberal arts campus.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  about 5 years ago

    I may offend you, but I determine whether I care or not.

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    Sisyphos  about 5 years ago

    Rat is lucky that these three aren’t the easily-offended-and-VIOLENT type that we see more and more of these days….

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member about 5 years ago

    A scene from Jane Austin’s forgettable book, “Offense and Offensibility”.

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    Ned Dickens  about 5 years ago

    I already know most of Rat’s offensive comments and gestures throughout the 16-year history of Pearls, and they make me want cut my ears off just like Vincent Van Gogh. I’m the most offended one of all! I WIN!!

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    Chinese Propaganda Machine 2000  over 1 year ago

    i’m offended you’re offended.

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    Squirrel Chaser  12 months ago

    Berkley Breathed nailed it decades ago:

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