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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 21, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sorry, Rat, that rule by God only applies to places on or near the Equator.

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    DarthDurinsBANEling  6 months ago

    Oh no! Someone mentioned religion! World War III is now upon us.

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    alaskajohn1  6 months ago

    Since when did Rat believe in God?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    you want permanent darkness, Rat? go live in either Alaska or Lapland in the winter (well, the sun is only out for five hours or so)

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 6 months ago

    I like the way you think, rat. But only for a few more weeks.

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    Robin Harwood  6 months ago

    For once, I find myself in total agreement with a theological argument.

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    Nicole  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Agreed. It’s unnatural, immoral, and possibly illegal (a girl can dream!) to awake before the sun has risen.

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    GeifuKe  6 months ago

    Sorry, I do not buy it. If it truly was dark, there would be nothing to see in the strip.

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    GeifuKe  6 months ago

    I also thought some rats were nocturnal. Proves that God and Science don’t mix.

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    Enrico La Talpa aka Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago

    And this morning we had an eclipse here in Italy

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    dadoctah  6 months ago

    When I was in high school, I went through a thing where if I got up while it was still dark, I would invariably throw up anything I tried to eat.

    And right in the middle of that phase was the year President Ford decided we needed to have year-round daylight saving time, guaranteeing that kids would be waiting outside in the dark for the school bus.

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    JamesBond  6 months ago

    Rat’s right. The night is dark and full of terrors.

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    Kyle of Lochalsh  6 months ago

    God declared “Let there be light” not “let there be darkness so that Rat can sleep in”!!

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    EcurbYkspohs  6 months ago

    Well Rat since your job is being a pain in the arse you can do that from bed ;-)

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    chris_weaver  6 months ago

    If Rat lived inside the Arctic Circle, he could sleep till spring!

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    mjb515  6 months ago

    Rat went to bed around 5:30 then?

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    tripwire45  6 months ago

    Especially on Mondays. Must be good to be a cartoonist.

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    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  6 months ago

    Just another reason to disagree and start a fight. The sad thig is that it’s a made-up reason.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 6 months ago

    Pastis just insulted every dairy farmer in America.

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    mattro53  6 months ago

    Daylight Savings Time is an anachronism from the 1800s and needs to be abolished. Farmers have these new fangled things called electric lights nowadays. Rat’s theory wouldn’t work so well in June and July when it gets light at 5:30.

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    SusieB  6 months ago

    I like getting up early, but not so early it’s dark out. Another part of retirement I am looking forward to. Three years 9 months and 21 days…..

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    Bookworm  6 months ago

    “If Congress had been around when the Deity said ‘Let there be light,’ we never would have had it.” Mark Twain.

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    garysmigs  6 months ago

    Rat’s right on this one, more sleep equals a stronger immune system and that means stronger resistance to those pesky viruses!

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    MarthaGwen Premium Member 6 months ago

    My dad and I agreed that if God had wanted us to see the sunrise, He would have scheduled it later in the day!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Where exactly does, Rat, work? BTW he’s absolutely right on this one

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    If God wanted us to be up and about, he wouldn’t have invented the bed.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  6 months ago

    This morning I got up at 11:30…I was late for school.

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    David Rickard Premium Member 6 months ago

    Only on the planet of the apes do they Rise before the Dawn…

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Rat is so right! That’s why winter is such a bummer (besides the cold, ice, and deep snow). And, as a bonus, being a retiree I can actually follow his and God’s advice!

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