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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 28, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 months ago

    The drinking never stopped.

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    TazzTec  9 months ago

    My work day, exactly.

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    knight1192a  9 months ago

    When does the drinking start, Pig, The beginning of the day. He’ll waste seven hours drinking, then he’ll think he’s productive for one hour. Knowing Rat and the way he drinks, that one hour will be spent talking to john.

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    Robin Harwood  9 months ago

    Pig asks the most important question.

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    SquawkTron  9 months ago

    You’ll find out soon enough, Pig.

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    chris_weaver  9 months ago

    Chapter Two: The hundred-proof solution to writer’s block.

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    Ned Dickens  9 months ago

    Diary of a Frustrated Failing Rat

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    Devils Knight  9 months ago

    Actually the 1 hour being productive will be used to get more beer

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member 9 months ago

    Achievable goals! That’s a good start.

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    ekw555  9 months ago

    Pro Tip: you can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning.

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    PICTO  9 months ago

    Papa Rat…

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    johndifool  9 months ago

    All play and no work make Rat a dull rodent

    All play and no work make Rat a dull rodent

    All play and no work make Rat a dull rodent

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    jessie d. Premium Member 9 months ago

    Heck, when does the wit start?

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    uniquename  9 months ago

    Who’s the person closest to Rat? Is he talking proximity?

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 9 months ago

    The bottle comes out with the cleaning kit for your shotgun … at least if you follow Hemingway rules.

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    Fontessa  9 months ago

    And if you really want to be a writer, you are doing all this on Christmas day …

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 9 months ago

    I like to start with a nice breakfast beer, something that goes well with corn flakes…

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    LesliePiper1  9 months ago

    When I was good I rarely got past the intoxication phase. When I was very good I was intoxicated by the writing acts themselves. The intoxication is an attempt to experience again the first flush of inspiration, or something like it. Later it’s the consolation prize, and always, it removes personal responsibility. ’Didn’t mean it. Was drunk’.

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    The Hammer Premium Member 9 months ago

    Wow, Rat is ambidextrous, yesterday he was writing with his left hand and today with his right !! Very impressive. I wounder if Mr. Pastis is ambidextrous as well. As you know, only left handed people are in their right mind!!!

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    vorlon42  9 months ago

    Sorry Rat, that book’s already been written. https://www.amazon.com/Bullshit-Jobs-Theory-David-Graeber/dp/150114331X

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    jrolph Premium Member 9 months ago

    Perfect! Which is ironic…

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    marilynnbyerly  9 months ago

    The Hemingway school of drunk writing doesn’t exist. It has never existed for those who are successful professional writers. It’s an exaggeration that justifies drunk losers whining about their “art” being too good for the public and editors. A real pro writer, these days, has a full time job because writing pays less than it ever did, they come home and, if they have a family, they spend time with them, and after everyone is asleep or before everyone wakes up, he writes a few hours. The only drink is coffee.

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    Kind&Kinder  9 months ago

    Writing is hard; drinking is easy. The person not writing but drinking is a daydreamer, not a writer. But…we all get to choose our own favorite daydream!

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    F-Flash  9 months ago

    Goat is being sarcastic, but in an " Oh s…..t" way.

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    Sisyphos  9 months ago

    Rat’s ink-smudged professionalism is obvious to all. That Pig is an unthinking Enabler is also quite clear.

    What are we drinking?

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    TMO1 Premium Member 9 months ago

    The seems like Pastis describing himself.

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