That’s going to blow a hole in NASA’s budget.
One baseball bat to Rat’s head.
That’ll solve my problem.
Comments made yesterday in Luann, usage of dumb vs. stupid.
Of course, there’s the other problem: Assuming that everyone who disagrees with you must be stupid!
It seems that someone else had the same idea and put it to work. We don’t have to worry, we’re in GoComics making intelligent comments.
And incidentally, I’m with Rat for once. In fact, I can think of a lot of people (about 62 million of them, in fact) whom I would love to send to the moon!
I’d rather be on the moon than in Vegas!
I love the double entendre of “BOOKS CAN’T GET YOU HERE.”
Oh No! the Giant book is after Pig!
This sounds like the 1951 science fiction story “The Marching Morons.”
Comic books count as books right? I want to believe I’m not a dumb one!
Yeah, but some people will claim they have ‘street smarts’ which is better than ‘book smarts’.“My gut tells me more than anybody’s brain.”
Bring back the “Box-O-Stupid-People”!
Apparently they’re too stupid to realize you can’t survive on the moon without oxygen.
The attack of the cook books from outer space!
These people are as weird as Steves detective Timmy Failure
Support your local bookstores, or the Dumb People WILL WIN!
Croc Power !
I cannot read ideas. I can only look at word pictures.
This looks like it could be a script from The Twilight Zone.
Utube videos do NOT count as reading!Deal with it.
I’m with rat on this one with ONE small difference: send the rockets into the Sun. Good riddance!
PIG is in distress AGAIN!
This is one of those rare occasions when I believe Rat should be named Grand Poobah of Earth.
Hold on a minute while I google that !
What do you mean – people read Mary Higgins Clark, Alexa Riley, Matthew Reilly, and Captain Underpants.
just might work…
But they f***ing believe in Science!
The proper term is “Safe Spaces”.
It’s not the reading-averse who worry me; it’s the literati who organize the book burnings — just as the world witnessed in Nazi Germany.
The other day NPR was interviewing kids about college entrance. One was going on and on about how much he loved to learn. Finally he confided that his ‘learning’ was all from YouTube videos. “To the MOON, Alice, to the moon!”
Genuinely stupid people are actually pretty rare. The problem is that so many people are too lazy to think.
The moon landing was just a Hollywood movie. NASA agreed to cooperate, but insisted it be shot on location.
Short people got no reason to leave? New men needed! Ta
No problem, I’ll be fine, I have a reservation on the Ark Fleet Ship B.
Beware – Reading Rots The Mind!
Does reading a comic count?
Sadly the dumb/stupid people won’t be seeing the flag Armstrong and Aldrin planted. It’s gone. The super-thin mylar has been eroded by the solar wind for so long there’s nothing left.
This is a really good idea!!!
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ~ Mark Twain
And, we could dress up like job applications and scare all the protestors.
So that’s what “safe spaces” on college campuses are for.
Isn’t Rat the one who thought that people in book discussion groups were losers who needed to get a life?
Finally, a man with a solution. Thanks, Pastis.
Looks like this story was written just to spawn comments. May Pastis needed a day to be amused by his fans.
Rat and Snoopy, both very very VERY frustrated authors……..
“You must be as dumb as they,’ Goat. You more than anyone should know that the unexpressed verb “are” requires the thing to which Rat is being compared to be in the Nominative!
I like reading books, but if big angry looking books came after me, I’ll be running with the dumb. Give Stupidity a chance! It’s their time:
We could put the launching pads right next to the Mexican border and save time since they are looking for a new home anyways.
Am I the only one that some of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in this?
Fly them to the moon and let them play among the stars…
how come all the dumb people & animals have mouths & the smart beings don’t?
Pastis is much more funny when he’s not trying to impart morals.
They’re afraid of being eaten by a thesaurus!
This might actually be a good idea.
Cartoon-Boy’s ingenious solution the the Dumb People Problem won’t work unless there is a huge fleet of really big transport rockets. But letting the dumb over-populate the Moon is better than keeping them here among the Smart People like Rat and Pig…. (Snicker!)
Giant steps are what you take when you are walking on the moon.
It matters what books you read.
Just make sure you don’t get rid of all the telephone sanitizers.
Instead of expensive Moon rockets, the ‘shelters’ should be immense underground complexes where people would be confined to individual rooms and only get food based on academic achievement. So, pass a 3rd grade math test, get a carrot, etc., with increasing levels. When you can pass a decently rigorous high school level final exam, you get to come back up and rejoin society.
Even the books are running away.
There is a science fiction story where the smart people are underground working like crazy and the dumb people are on top doing nothing but eating and procreating. Then there’s the movie The Time Machine…and many of the present welfare recipients….
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