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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 29, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 7 months ago

    And yet, I still feel better about Pig “wasting” his wish than if Rat had gotten the opportunity to make the wish.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  7 months ago

    I would hate to know what Pig’s other two meaningless wishes will be.

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    macky87  7 months ago

    I’d wish for the bags inside boxes of Rice Krispies to open up with a small pull and have it pour out easy with no mess.

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    Kaputnik  7 months ago

    There’s always the old “I wish for an unlimited number of wishes” ploy. But the genies are probably wise to that one, and it’s forbidden in the fine print somewhere.

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    Z51 Premium Member 7 months ago

    I ENVY! Haven’t had a potato chip in years! I’m drooling

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    sirbadger  7 months ago

    He could have wished for a butler that is good at tearing things.

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    Troglodyte  7 months ago

    That leaves me feeling all teared up!

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    EcurbYkspohs  7 months ago

    Pig being Pig he had to go for the food ……..give me the CASH !

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    Kyle of Lochalsh  7 months ago

    First wish for Whirled peas

    Second wish for lots of cash

    Third wish set the genie free to tell his Blue Wizard masters, that there is still love in the world!!

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    dwane.scoty1  7 months ago

    Is there some kind of hidden, computer Nerd jab here?

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    syzygy47  7 months ago

    I’ve come up behind taxis with the ‘open here’ written on the trunk access point. I’ve also imagined getting out of the car and naively attempting to follow the instruction, a wound up taxi driver getting out and yelling “WHAT ARE YOU DOING!”

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 7 months ago

    I remember years ago there was a snack that had a bag so impervious that it couldn’t be opened easily. People complained voraciously and they had to change it.

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    chris_weaver  7 months ago

    Should have wished for something bigger, like unlimited cheese!

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    mattro53  7 months ago

    Can you say, “Scissors,” ?

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    phredturner  7 months ago

    Yay….success

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    hfelder7219  7 months ago

    As a victim of those packages I am grateful to Pig for that wish!

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    F-Flash  7 months ago

    2nd wish, a continuous supply of ur favorite dip.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Oh, Pig

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    Happy Tinkerbelle Premium Member 7 months ago

    Wish for a lion with spots and call him Tear Along, the dotted lion.

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    jski14  7 months ago

    Amen.

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    BiathlonNut  7 months ago

    Wish for a beautiful genie of the opposite sex that was deeply and unselfishly in love with you.

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    Fontessa  7 months ago

    It’s the little things that really matter (a billion little things :)

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    charliecsi  7 months ago

    One would think someone would have invented a pull tab bag by now. I just keep scissors out.

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    Chad Cheetah  7 months ago

    Speaking of potato chips… can he wish for chips being in more than half the bag?

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    Perkycat  7 months ago

    It always occurs to me that the people who make these things never use them…..or they would improve them.

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    CrouchingBruin Premium Member 7 months ago

    What I hate are the bags of chips that come with a vertical starter cut at the top of the bag. Like, who wants to tear down and open the side of a bag of chips? We want to tear across.

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    falcon_370f  7 months ago

    I would wish that Capitalism had parity and upper limits, like the grades its aficionados like to compare it to.

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    WCraft Premium Member 7 months ago

    I’d be happy with that wish…

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    ekke  7 months ago

    Actually, that’s not a bad wish, Rat. Numbers 2 and 3 should be electronic privacy and truth in all advertising.

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    SheMc  7 months ago

    oh, so many wishes, too much choice!

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    I think Pig chose his wish well! Besides being a boon to us all, it does no harm (unless you eat too many potato chips). I bet the djinn found it refreshing, too!

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    knight1192a  7 months ago

    Sadly, as meaningless as this oughta be it’s actually getting to be a good wish. I’m getting tired of food companies having a “tear here” on the packaging and either they double sealed the thing so you’re tearing off the outer seal but find that the inner seal (which too often is just barely above a ziplock style reseal so that when you do get out a knife or scissors to open the blasted thing you eith have difficulty opening it when you zip it closed or you’re foced to eliminate the ability to zip it closed altogether) prevents you from getting in OR they failed to put that crucial weak point in for tearing there. For it to happen once or twice out of say fifty to a hundred times you by that item I can by as the machine did not put a slight tear in that spot to make tearing there possible. But I’m had some items that every time I get them and try tearing in ANY spot including the one that says to tear there all I end up doing is mangling the package. In the end I have to resort to using nail clippers or a pocket knife to put in a tear that oughta allow even a five year old to open the package.

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    einarbt  7 months ago

    I wonder if the Monkey’s Paw will strike this wish?

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