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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 24, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 3 months ago

    That’s going to blow a hole in NASA’s budget.

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    Rod Gonzalez  3 months ago

    One baseball bat to Rat’s head.

    That’ll solve my problem.

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    Cheapskate0  3 months ago

    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!

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    juncarlo  3 months ago

    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.

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    LeeCox  3 months ago

    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!

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    Z51 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’d rather be on the moon than in Vegas!

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 3 months ago

    I love the double entendre of “BOOKS CAN’T GET YOU HERE.”

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh No! the Giant book is after Pig!

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    sirbadger  3 months ago

    This sounds like the 1951 science fiction story “The Marching Morons.”

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    jackhammer165  3 months ago

    Comic books count as books right? I want to believe I’m not a dumb one!

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    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.”

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    The Cat and Ape Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bring back the “Box-O-Stupid-People”!

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    Apparently they’re too stupid to realize you can’t survive on the moon without oxygen.

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    Gent  3 months ago

    The attack of the cook books from outer space!

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  3 months ago

    These people are as weird as Steves detective Timmy Failure

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    Support your local bookstores, or the Dumb People WILL WIN!

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    EcurbYkspohs  3 months ago

    Croc Power !

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member 3 months ago

    I cannot read ideas. I can only look at word pictures.

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    mommadillo  3 months ago

    Dumb cartoon.

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    dlkrueger33  3 months ago

    This looks like it could be a script from The Twilight Zone.

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Utube videos do NOT count as reading!Deal with it.

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    azzir  3 months ago

    I’m with rat on this one with ONE small difference: send the rockets into the Sun. Good riddance!

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    PIG is in distress AGAIN!

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    aerotica69  3 months ago

    This is one of those rare occasions when I believe Rat should be named Grand Poobah of Earth.

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    bartman666  3 months ago

    Hold on a minute while I google that !

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    Reader  3 months ago

    What do you mean – people read Mary Higgins Clark, Alexa Riley, Matthew Reilly, and Captain Underpants.

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    Darque Hellmutt  3 months ago

    just might work…

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    mjb515  3 months ago

    But they f***ing believe in Science!

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    mjb515  3 months ago

    The proper term is “Safe Spaces”.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 3 months ago

    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.

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    wcorvi  3 months ago

    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!”

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    Omniman  3 months ago

    Genuinely stupid people are actually pretty rare. The problem is that so many people are too lazy to think.

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    Cadi Fuhler  3 months ago

    The moon landing was just a Hollywood movie. NASA agreed to cooperate, but insisted it be shot on location.

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    GlenGoodwin  3 months ago

    Short people got no reason to leave? New men needed! Ta

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    Cerabooge  3 months ago

    No problem, I’ll be fine, I have a reservation on the Ark Fleet Ship B.

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    brwydave Premium Member 3 months ago

    Beware – Reading Rots The Mind!

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    lopaka  3 months ago

    Does reading a comic count?

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    PrairieDog37  3 months ago

    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.

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    tinner2000  3 months ago

    This is a really good idea!!!

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    VaughnZeller  3 months ago

    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ~ Mark Twain

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    And, we could dress up like job applications and scare all the protestors.

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    tripwire45  3 months ago

    So that’s what “safe spaces” on college campuses are for.

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    kauri44  3 months ago

    Isn’t Rat the one who thought that people in book discussion groups were losers who needed to get a life?

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    DCBakerEsq  3 months ago

    Finally, a man with a solution. Thanks, Pastis.

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    car2ner  3 months ago

    Looks like this story was written just to spawn comments. May Pastis needed a day to be amused by his fans.

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    Godfreydaniel  3 months ago

    Rat and Snoopy, both very very VERY frustrated authors……..

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    LeeCox  3 months ago

    “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!

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    jless  3 months ago

    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:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9jEuHbB0GQ

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    basicallystupid15 Premium Member 3 months ago

    We could put the launching pads right next to the Mexican border and save time since they are looking for a new home anyways.

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    Imagonnadie  3 months ago

    Am I the only one that some of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in this?

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    jel354  3 months ago

    Fly them to the moon and let them play among the stars…

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    kahunaburger  3 months ago

    how come all the dumb people & animals have mouths & the smart beings don’t?

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    jmccarthy89  3 months ago

    Pastis is much more funny when he’s not trying to impart morals.

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    chris_weaver  3 months ago

    They’re afraid of being eaten by a thesaurus!

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    tad1  3 months ago

    This might actually be a good idea.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    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!)

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    Andrew Bosch Premium Member 3 months ago

    Giant steps are what you take when you are walking on the moon.

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    Robert Pratt Premium Member 3 months ago

    It matters what books you read.

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    scpandich  3 months ago

    Just make sure you don’t get rid of all the telephone sanitizers.

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    cmforzetting  3 months ago

    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.

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    BOSFLASH  3 months ago

    Even the books are running away.

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    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  3 months ago

    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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