Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 21, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 4 years ago

    Anybody heard of moderation?

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    FREEDOM!  almost 4 years ago

    You’ll die when someboody makes some fat erasing pill.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  almost 4 years ago

    you’re dead, Ed

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Once again, Rat’s clear view of the world strikes a chord.

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    knight1192a  almost 4 years ago

    I stopped believing that “eating X will takes years off your life” back in the mid ’90s when practically every week they were coming on saying Y is too dangerous to eat and will kill you only to say the following week they were wrong and it was really Z. Plus I started noticing that whenever they brought up folks who were living to be over a hundred and asked them what their diet had been like their whole lives, not a one of them was quoting all the healthy foods that were supposed to extend your life. Most of them did say in moderation though.

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    alaskajohn1  almost 4 years ago

    Goat finally decides to enjoy life.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Pastis has been pretty morbid lately.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    I have to admit, chili fries sounds pretty damn good. Even it’s the kind of thing I never eat – at least the fries part. I make my own chili, veggie or meat, and with some heat.

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    blunebottle  almost 4 years ago

    Good health only postpones the inevitable.

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      almost 4 years ago

    I could go for a root beer float right about now.

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    Yakety Sax  almost 4 years ago

    Life is too short not to enjoy it. Glen Campbell

    Life is too short not to have pasta, steak, and butter. Iman

    Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream. Hugh Hefner

    Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. Sophia Bush

    Life is too short to live on low-fat everything. Kristin Scott Thomas

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    chmsam  almost 4 years ago

    Kale’s so routine so how ’bout poutine? (vegan/no fat/lactose free/no salt/low-cal/low cholesterol it is not)

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    chris_weaver  almost 4 years ago

    Life is short – eat dessert first!

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    geokeith  almost 4 years ago

    For Life itself is Rain for barren soulsTherefore live it wise and full before it goes…Leaving regret – to no avail – and everlasting painFor all souls wasted through lack of understanding Rain…

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Yay, Rat!!!!!!!!!!

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    dwane.scoty1  almost 4 years ago

    Observe how Rat provokes chaos, then disappears!!!

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    jimchronister2016  almost 4 years ago

    Thanks Steph, love this toon, Its Right! Ha!

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    Breadboard  almost 4 years ago

    Let the Games begin ! Sometimes Rat’s logic is spot on :-)

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    PICTO  almost 4 years ago

    Pass the chili fries please.

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    wrd2255  almost 4 years ago

    “You can live to be 100. You just have to stop doing everything that makes you WANT to live to 100”. Woody Allen

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    Nuliajuk  almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know where this idea comes from, that people who are into fitness and exercise never eat anything but vegetables and don’t drink any alcohol. Beer and natchos after swim practice was the Thursday night ritual in one club I belonged to.

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    Nyckname  almost 4 years ago

    In the vernacular, they’re pump buddies.

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    DaBoogadie  almost 4 years ago

    “Life is like an amusement park”…Great line!

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    rlaker22j  almost 4 years ago

    Life is short indulge

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    mjb515  almost 4 years ago

    Eat, drink and be merry, for this stuff will kill us.

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    Ignatz Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Alcohol in moderation is actually good for you. And pizza is just bread, cheese, and tomatoes. I’m not sure why it has the reputation of junk food. Maybe because it’s cheap and people actually like it.

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    Homer J  almost 4 years ago

    I’m printing this off and framing it.

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    bikamper  almost 4 years ago

    When I was marathon cycling, I’d wolf down an entire pepperoni pizza with a couple beers mid ride. Do it again when I got home. Only real problem with that scenario is that I kept doing it after I retired from racing and packed on the pounds. A wake up call changed that. Last week was the first pizza and a couple of beers in months and I’m almost back down to my racing weight.

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    Seed_drill  almost 4 years ago

    It’s pretty rare to find a “Jef” who doesn’t drink beer.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Wow, I live 5 – 10 years longer, but WHY? if I don’t enjoy it?

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    ksu71  almost 4 years ago

    Reminded me of Peggy Bundy killing Jim Jupiter “the healthiest man in Chicago.”

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    BiathlonNut  almost 4 years ago

    I eats when I’m hungry I drinks when I’m dry, and if the whiskey don’t kill me I’ll live till I die.

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    loveabulldesign  almost 4 years ago

    the rides also have weight limits

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    Cornelius Noodleman  almost 4 years ago

    I once got sick on a roller-coaster.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Celebrate every day.

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    Elder Lee  almost 4 years ago

    Slide into your grave yelling ‘What a ride’.

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    TurbosDad  almost 4 years ago

    I am a fitness enthusiast and believe my body to be a temple six days of the week, but on the seventh, it’s an amusement park…

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    Flatpicker  almost 4 years ago

    Life is like a birthday cake, take a piece but not too much – Harrison/Beatles.

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    williamferry  almost 4 years ago

    Today’s strip is great. Reminds me of Pig asking Neighbor Willy to play spaceship with him. Willy explains he can’t (has to study, to get good grades, to get a degree, to get a good job, to make a lot of money, so he can retire comfortably…a few years before he dies). Needless to say, Willy is soon flying to Mars with Pig in a cardboard box spaceship. That one hangs in my office.

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    donut reply  almost 4 years ago

    Yay! Another convert!

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    bunrabbit99  almost 4 years ago

    what a wonderful way to think! i’m #teamrat all the way!

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    O'Boise  almost 4 years ago

    “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” Oscar Wilde

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    whelan_jj  almost 4 years ago

    Fits what I’ve taken as a motto since the “everything you like is bad for you, eat this not that” fads started: I’d rather enjoy a shorter life than be miserable in a long one. Made it to 76 and still going strong.

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    mobile  almost 4 years ago

    Moderation is for Monks!

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    Leojim  almost 4 years ago

    No beer, no pizza! Then what’s the point of living?

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    slimwasp  almost 4 years ago

    SO true, I love it!

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    Baarorso  almost 4 years ago

    The problem with nutrition is that today’s health food is tomorrow’s carcinogen and today’s carcinogen is tomorrow’s health food. I stay out of it as much as I possibly can.

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    skiorgolf  almost 4 years ago

    About a month ago my oncologist told me that unless they (miraculously) find something to prevent my cancer from spreading/sprouting new tumors that I probably have 3 to 6 months. As my wife said as we left his office "I didn’t need to hear that, but I did need to hear that. I’m 70 years old and have had a good, sometimes slightly exciting life. I’ve traveled extensively in Europe and parts of the Middle East, I’ve been married to the same sweet lady for almost 38 years and I’m secure in the knowledge that whatever kind of problems I may leave her with financial ones aren’t on that list.

    My brother and sister in law are at our place this weekend and they, as well as my wife and I thought this is one of Pastis’ best.

    As noted philosopher, songwriter and musician, the late Warren Zevon said after receiving the death sentence from his oncologist; “enjoy every sandwich”. Great advice that I try to follow.

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    Claire Jordan  almost 4 years ago

    There’s a Jewish saying: “The world is a wedding. Snatch and eat, snatch and drink.”

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    tad1  almost 4 years ago

    What good is life if you can’t enjoy it?

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    jonesbeltone  almost 4 years ago

    Truth is truth; accept it or not. Your tickets cannot be redeemed after the show is over.

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    Sisyphos  almost 4 years ago

    Exercise Buddy Ed and sanctimonious Goat finally wise up!

    Thank you, Rat! You are a Truth-speaker for sure!

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    aunt granny  almost 4 years ago

    Pizza is good for you! It’s bread, meat, and cheese. Have a salad while you’re waiting for it to cook, and it’s a balanced meal.

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    CarlHeckman  almost 4 years ago

    It scares me whenever I agree with Rat on something.

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    GeifuKe  almost 4 years ago

    Glutton who passed on had inscribed on his tombstone—I ate, therefore I was.

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    nopainogain  almost 4 years ago

    Needs more Triathlon Bob

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    ROBERTSOUSEK  almost 4 years ago

    Embrace the Reality …..

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    Seeker149 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    The crappy rides are free to go on as much as you want, while the premium ones require tickets at an extra cost. Healthy and active people can afford a lot more of those tickets, plus unlimited fast passes for all the other rides should they choose to indulge in moderation.

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    dfrost1  almost 2 years ago

    That was the worlds best comic! Except Calvin and Hobbes.

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