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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 28, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Whose license gets the points when a self-driving car gets a ticket.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Rat, which hand is holding the phone to your ear, or texting?

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    I forgot to set the parking brake once and the car ended up a block away. Does that count as a self-driving car?

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    hitmouse  over 1 year ago

    Coffee? I would expect nothing other than beer from Rat!

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    If one hand holds a cigarette and the other a coffee how are you able to keep up with your texting???

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 1 year ago

    At the end of this year, they’ll be on the road.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Computer driven cars, what could go wrong? https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/28/asia/lion-air-preliminary-report-intl/index.html

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    James Wolfenstein  over 1 year ago

    I have a self driving car. I just walk to the street, raise my hand or yell at it, and my car approaches. Fully voice operated, it takes me to my destination. The technology has to improve though. I Have to repeat my commands, it speaks back with a weird accent, get lost often and sometimes smells really bad.

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    ArmOfTheSportsPress  over 1 year ago

    n a world of driverless cars so dependent on software, it only requires one well-timed (say rush hour) release of a software hack (of the geo-directional interface) to cause hundreds, thousands, or millions of fatal accidents all at once.

    They’ll be prying the steering wheel out of my cold, dead hands.

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    sheilag  over 1 year ago

    Driving with your knee(s), a la John Candy in “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”… :P

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    stevej Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I wonder if Rat has a license to drive others (like Goat) crazy?

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    car2ner  over 1 year ago

    We have a drive assist car. It’s kinda neat but it is no substitute for keeping your hands on the wheel and paying attention. It is better than driving with a knee. (my old technique for eating lunch while driving)

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And, Rat, doesn’t stare at his smartphone? Wow

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    garcoa  over 1 year ago

    Yes, I had a self-driving car for years – I drive it myself.

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    gbars70  over 1 year ago

    I love rat’s addictions. I miss them.

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    peteski1  over 1 year ago

    One of the great pleasures is driving a car (in my opinion). I don’t want a self driving car. Also, I agree that some hacker/terrorist might be able to take control of every car out there.

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    John Wiley Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This one could’ve been a “Pluggers.”

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    chmsam  over 1 year ago

    I’ve been on the road and seen drivers reading books, shaving (not with an electric razor), putting on makeup, and near as I could tell I think one (woman?) was putting on panty hose. Wanna guess why I like defensive driving?

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    chris_weaver  over 1 year ago

    More like a magic car – it soon turns into a telephone pole!

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    NORTHIDAHO  over 1 year ago

    Open Container OK – CheckOpen Carry OK – CheckWho needs a license for anything ?

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    Gary Fabian  over 1 year ago

    Rat has legs long enough he is able to reach the steering wheel with his knee?

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Driving with one knee is something most drivers master sooner or later.. How else do you take your coat off.. take the lid off your coffee cup.. unwrap that submarine sandwich.

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    Kveldulf  over 1 year ago

    “In Italy only a real man drive taxi. We use da right foot for da gas an’ da left foot for da clutch; we use da right hand to change gear and da left hand to wave at de women.”

    “But how do you steer?”

    “I told you; in Italy only da real man drive taxi!”

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Rat is so reassuring! He reminds me never to drive in California, ’cause he might be auto-driving on the same road….

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    steverinoCT  over 1 year ago

    …and to the point of the comic, since 2012 (at least) the Honda Civics I’ve had have smaller-than-standard steering wheels, and so not only do the off-the-rack covers not fit them, they’re harder to reach with your knee. And for me it’s not smoking, it’s coffee in left hand, programming the GPS with the other. Oh, and now I’m driving a stick-shift. I need another hand. (“Honey, could you put it in third?”)

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