Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 26, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 3 years ago

    Quick! Put a horseshoe above your door!

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    Rod Gonzalez  over 3 years ago

    Karma, Rat.

    It’ll get you every time.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Sometimes it’s hard to find real wood to knock on.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 3 years ago

    oh, this is going to go terrible for Rat

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    finkd  over 3 years ago

    Is this the first time we’ve seen fear on Rat’s face ?

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    B UTTONS  over 3 years ago

    Jinx, you forgot, he spilled salt while walking under the ladder, slipped and stepped on a crack; then crossed the path of the neighborhood black cat when he forced its owner to walk on the opposite side of a pole.

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    finkd  over 3 years ago

    Since it looks like the rest of Rat’s life is now basically roadkill, what has he got to lose by bashing this Jinxie upside the head with his baseball bat ?

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    JasonBall  over 3 years ago

    It’s unusual to see Rat this distressed!

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    GeifuKe  over 3 years ago

    It’s my MESSED UP life. Deal with it.

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    GeifuKe  over 3 years ago

    The JOKER is WILD.

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    the lost wizard  over 3 years ago

    Go away you fool. I don’t believe in that s__t. Pig, on the other hand…..

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    jpayne4040  over 3 years ago

    How could you forget the knock on wood part, Rat? That’s essential!

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 3 years ago

    My mother made that rule, that’s who.


    You can’t predict something good happening, without knocking on wood,

    or mention a possible bad outcome without saying “God forbid.”


    “If John, God forbid (touching open hand to heart) loses his job, at least he’ll get unemployment, knock wood (knocking knuckles on something wood).”

    Do it for my Mom.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 3 years ago

    one word: HUBRIS

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    cdgar  over 3 years ago

    Now they tell me…….. Nuts.

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    Fred  over 3 years ago

    Wouldn’t you like to know…

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    grocks  over 3 years ago

    Story of my life.

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    Znox11  over 3 years ago

    Of course the Italian Jinxies will take a little payment to “protect” you from any “accidents”.

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    artheaded1  over 3 years ago

    I like the idea of “Jinxies”!

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    Zebrastripes  over 3 years ago

    The college of “hard knocks”!

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Rat thought his life was messed up before the Jinxies showed up.

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    marilynnbyerly  over 3 years ago

    Around here in the “Furniture Capital of the Universe,” we say, “knock on veneer.” Or we find a tree.

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    chinagrove  over 3 years ago

    So,if a tree falls in the forest…“watch out Rat!”

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    KEA  over 3 years ago

    ’twould explain a lot

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    chris_weaver  over 3 years ago

    Rat also failed to say ‘Simon says’.

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    CYGNUS X1  over 3 years ago

    The Karma department. They are down the hall from the Jinxies next to the evil eye department.

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    dsom8  over 3 years ago

    I liked the Maxwell’s Demons theory. They are the ones who would show up whenever something happened, like a piece of bread falling to the floor. The little demons gather from the ether and make sure the peanut buttered side is always facing down.

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    Al Nala  over 3 years ago

    Who? A “friend” of yours. Heh, heh, heh…

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    COL Crash  over 3 years ago

    Murphy will never limit himself by publishing the rule book. What we don’t know can be a real downer when it hits out of the blue with no warning.

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    1552km  over 3 years ago

    When wood is unavailable, knocking on my block-head usually works for me

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    Moonyea  over 3 years ago

    WHAT the heck. No POTUS references to THE Jinx? What’s the matter with you haters? The “Report” got your tongue? HA HA HA!

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 3 years ago

    My favorite “Jinxie” is, “Nothing can stop me now!”

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 3 years ago

    In the Arab world, you must say “Inshallah” (if it pleases God). If you don’t somebody else will. This can make scheduling difficult: “So You will meet me on Tuesday?” “Inshallah”

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    quickdrawcui  over 3 years ago

    Thanos is coming with alia

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    Seed_drill  over 3 years ago

    And we all know that Mr. Jinx hates meeces to pieces.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Quick: Tap him on the shoulder and shout " It’s on you now; no takes backs!"

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Their cousins are the Karmas.

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    ray32648  about 3 years ago

    I’m guessing Phillip K. Dick.

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    Concretionist  about 3 years ago

    The reason we “touch wood” is the belief that the dryads who are good will protect us from the evil or at least mischievous imps who will try their best to see to it that our wishes or good luck are perverted. Dryads live in(side) trees, and even after their tree is lumber, they maintain contact with it.

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    Sisyphos  about 3 years ago

    —This is why I hate the Jinxies.

    Rat, go get your Baseball Bat O’ Vengeance!

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    Snolep  about 3 years ago

    The Jinxies previously appeared on 12/15/15, (though shaped as rat-sized circles with spikes on their heads) with a similar threat. When rat yelled ”knock on wood “ they replied “speaking of wood, your house burns down this week”. These guys are not to be trifled with!

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    Daeder  about 3 years ago

    Jinxies, Velma!

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    Harry J. Adams  10 months ago

    Anyone else think those Jinxes are really slow at getting around to screwing stuff over. I mean it took them almost a full year to get a pandemic. Slackers.

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