Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 22, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  about 6 years ago

    Motto of today’s strip:

    The hopeless are never disappointed.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member about 6 years ago

    He’s Buddha!

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    Needles2sayu~sewFunny  about 6 years ago

    It’s almost like he’s saying hope is a four-lettered word…Oh, wait…

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    knight1192a  about 6 years ago

    In other words, ignorance is bliss.

    I just wish I could ignore that shading. Come on, colorists! The shading is done for black and white comics pages. remove the shading when you color the balloons! Makes them look gloomy.

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    ND Cool Z  about 6 years ago

    He’s a morenius!

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    chris_weaver  about 6 years ago

    The Key to Happiness: Aim low!

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    comic4matt  about 6 years ago

    Also, he’s got balloons. Ballons make you happy

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    Thomas R. Williams  about 6 years ago

    The last evil in the box which Pandora opened, and unleashed upon the world, was Hope.

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    mjb515  about 6 years ago

    The pessimist always gets what he expects or is pleasantly surprised.

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    nosirrom  about 6 years ago

    I’ve expected little in life and I’ve met my expectations.

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    RobertLawton  about 6 years ago

    Well, now you know why hope was in Pandora’s box.

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    ekw555  about 6 years ago

    wait – there’s stuff going on in the world?

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    Andrew Sleeth  about 6 years ago

    Good choice, Rat. That way, when you find out Pig’s a genius, you won’t be disappointed.

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    F-Flash  about 6 years ago

    Maybe it’s opposite day? He’s Hope Along Cassidy.

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    scpandich  about 6 years ago

    Hope lifts you up… so that you’ll make a bigger SPLAT! when you come crashing down.

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    dsom8  about 6 years ago

    Seen on a bumper sticker:

    Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel Much Better

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  about 6 years ago

    Steph, I have long learned to put the coffee down before reading your strip. Thank you.

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    the lost wizard  about 6 years ago

    I wake up in the morning. I figure that’s a reasonable start to the day and that I’ve done my part for the world. The morning I don’t wake up you will all have to figure out how to get along without me somehow.

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    steverinoCT  about 6 years ago

    An Optimist declares that this is the best of all possible worlds. A Pessimist is afraid he’s right.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I love Pig!

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    J Quest  about 6 years ago

    This is almost a synopsis of the movie “Being There”.

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    Rev Phnk Ey  about 6 years ago

    “What a Maroon”

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Our motto, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst…. see which one wins”

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    wagnertinatlanta  about 6 years ago

    Hope is God’s way of luring you out into the open.

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    Wilde Bill  about 6 years ago

    Hope floats — so does poop.

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    MarshaOstroff  about 6 years ago

    Could Pig be an idiot savant?

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    ChessPirate  about 6 years ago

    He’s a genius… because he’s a moron…

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    Rat goes with moron primarily because he is inherently pessimistic, but also because as Pig’s housemate he knows him so well. Happy Pig seems attractive at first, until you begin to suspect he is more creepy, that guy in the horror movie, just down the road and always holding balloons. Very creepy….

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    Sue Ellen  about 6 years ago

    It’s the power of negative thinking. Expect the worst so when it happens you’ll be prepared. If it doesn’t happen, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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