Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 23, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 6 years ago

    To not listen is a very effective option in this situation.

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    Adiraiju  almost 6 years ago

    I tend to respond to these people with “That’s nice.” Condescending, unexpected, and it gets the point across.

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    comic4matt  almost 6 years ago

    If only it happened in real life too…

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    Baarorso  almost 6 years ago

    “It’s all right now. I’ve learned my lesson well. See, you can’t please everyone so you got to please yourself.” – Ricky Nielson – Garden Party

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    Strawberry Hellcat: Gair I gall, ffon I’r anghall  almost 6 years ago

    Oops, sorry to those who replied – cat on computer deleted my entire earlier post when I tried to modify a later one. Couldn’t find the article from this week, but here are two other studies pro and con regarding people who complain (and still aggravate the rest of us when they do). Either one may be taken with the same grain of salt as any other study.

    Pro-complaining: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/complaining-for-your-health/385041/

    Pro-not complaining: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-r-hamilton-phd/positive-people-live-long_b_774648.html

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    blunebottle  almost 6 years ago

    LOVE THIS!!!

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    It’s easy to offend someone who never expects to be offended.

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    Troglodyte  almost 6 years ago

    The PC brigade can never be satisfied!

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    darkwingdave  almost 6 years ago

    And cue scene from Scanners…

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    TerBer  almost 6 years ago

    I understand how you feel. I really, really do. I DO NOT CARE. (Works for me.)

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    Breadboard  almost 6 years ago

    Here is a quarter call someone who cares …………..

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I’m offended if you call me late to dinner.

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    the lost wizard  almost 6 years ago

    Thanks for listening.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Did you want to talk about it? Could I recommend a therapist?

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    mjb515  almost 6 years ago

    That only works on middle aged men in suits. High strung youngish people will get your business kicked off social media.

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    aerotica69  almost 6 years ago

    If only it were that simple.

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    Andrew Sleeth  almost 6 years ago

    You keep speaking your mind, Rat. Just remember, the next time you play President, we may just “unfollow” you.

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    tripwire45  almost 6 years ago

    This one belongs on every social media platform in existence.

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    smgray  almost 6 years ago

    I have always felt that you cannot please everyone, so I piss off everyone instead.

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    Ron Dunn Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Did Rat play a Slim Whitman record and his head exploded like they did in Mars Attacks?

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    rugeirn  almost 6 years ago

    Being sufficiently offended, plus a five dollar bill, will get you a cup of coffee at any Starbucks in the country.

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    bbbmorrell  almost 6 years ago

    If only it worked that way….

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    vics_machine Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    How to get offended – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-mju_gW3c8

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    KEA  almost 6 years ago

    uh… don’t listen?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Take it to the permanently offended guy from Saturday

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    DIRTDAWG7988  almost 6 years ago

    We’re were b.s.ing the other day about how long we’d want to live into retirement and after giving it something serious (all right, half assed thought) said “I’m only fifty and I don’t WANT to live to retire. If things keep on with everybody being offended by everything they don’t agree with and DEMANDING that things be done their way it’ll be a long couple of years hoping for the peace death will bring.” My friends sat in silence…as long as it took to take another swig of beer and to a man decided I was right. When did we get to the point where we have to be so tolerant of everybody and everything that we can’t tolerate ANYTHING that doesn’t agree with our little world view of inclusiveness? Live and let live…unless you think different than me. Then die scum die!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    “Your being offended offends me!”

    “I’m offended by your offense at my offense!”

    “That’s offensive to my offense !”

    5 YARD PENALTY AGAINST THE OFFENSE!

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    Tallguy  almost 6 years ago

    It’s all well and good until HR gets involved.

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    Dave Ferro  almost 6 years ago

    Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right.https://shop.asmdss.com/products/just-because-youre-offended?variant=849353965588

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    SomeOtherGocomicsGuy  almost 6 years ago

    At least he didn’t double chec-

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    syzygy47  almost 6 years ago

    As many have said,if only it worked that way. Especially the head exploding bit. But, IRL, people who are offended rarely come up to you…they’re the physically but not mentally evolved versions of the kiddies who run to teacher, or mommy. In this case, a lawyer, your boss or a media person looking for a sensationalized story

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    Nobody_Important  almost 6 years ago

    Often wonder how they would react if you told them that their being temper-tantrum about being offended actually offended us…. (somehow I doubt they would care)

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    Summarius  almost 6 years ago

    Just tell me where the bad rat touched you…

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    COL Crash  almost 6 years ago

    No matter how considerate you try to be there will always be some folks that take offense. So F-em if they can’t take a joke the way it was intended.

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    bob.gaston45  almost 6 years ago

    God, if the cartoon were only true.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    And it really didn’t matter, to anybody, outside of a small circle of friends…

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    Sisyphos  almost 6 years ago

    A happy outcome for all! The chronically “offended” are both offensive and noisy. But I’d accept one big head BANG!

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    He should have gone to his safe place.

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    rwstyles1234  almost 6 years ago

    Rat did something nice!

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    DragonNerd  over 3 years ago

    My logic exactly.

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    Squirrel Chaser  about 2 years ago

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