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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 15, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 days ago

    Good thing the real Stephan is married.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  9 days ago

    She’s watching the University of Hawaii Warriors?

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    odd90745  9 days ago

    Rat has such a punchable nose.

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    LeeCox  9 days ago

    With a wingman like Rat, who needs enemies?

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    B UTTONS  9 days ago

    She must have spotted Stephan’s date, Narci Seesm.

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    Kveldulf  9 days ago

    Eight channels? That’s six more than I had.

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    juncarlo  9 days ago

    The first impression is what counts and you don’t make a good impression. So Rat just tells you the obvious.

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    PICTO  9 days ago

    My mother told me that if I dated myself too often I would go blind…

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 9 days ago

    Yes, Miss, you had better go now. Quickly, while Rat distracts him.

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    electricshadow Premium Member 9 days ago

    He’s not the only one who is dating himself.

    https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-04-17

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    jackhammer165  9 days ago

    Beats carbon dating I guess?

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    EcurbYkspohs  9 days ago

    Wrong date Rat ! ……… Croc Power !

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    dwane.scoty1  9 days ago

    @ least, she was polite, which is more than Steph’s deserved!

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    Zebrastripes  9 days ago

    RAT just foiled Pastis…. again….

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    The Old Wolf  9 days ago

    This joke was used 30 years ago, in the second Dilbert strip ever published.

    https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-04-17

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    Acworthless  9 days ago

    You had channels? Wow!!!

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    saibot.neb  9 days ago

    I think a talking rat sidekick is even more repulsive than being outdated.

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    ajr58  9 days ago

    We had three vhf, and a shaky uhf channel that showed the Bruins games

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 9 days ago

    I know it’s only coincidence, but this morning’s NY Daily News (which carries PB4S) has a caption on page 40, “Steph nets 36 as Warriors grab Game 1 with ease”!!

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    johndifool  9 days ago

    If I looked all over the world

    And there’s every type of girl

    But your empty eyes seem to pass me by

    And leave me dancin’ with myself.

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    david_42  9 days ago

    We had three TV channels. If my dad wanted to hear a Wisconsin football game, he had to listen to the radio.

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    nosirrom  9 days ago

    Dating myself. Boy, those were good times. Well except for when I rejected myself.

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    Steve L  9 days ago

    small screen, that would have been perfect for watching the 50th Grey Cup

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    tripwire45  9 days ago

    He called her “Miss.” I’m surprised she didn’t explode or something.

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    Tentoes  9 days ago

    8 channels! Wow. We had 2 1/2 (CBS was snowy)

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    jpayne4040  9 days ago

    He needs to stay away from Rat before he tries wooing ladies.

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    poopsypoo Premium Member 9 days ago

    That’s 5 more for me! Poor Pastis! He creates them & they become an albatross!

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    Rick Parkhurst  9 days ago

    I hope Staci gives him a smack for strips like this, It should have been Goat trying to pick someone up! More Crocs!

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    GeraldLawhorn  9 days ago

    Three more than I had, and we had to crank the spring drive every few minutes…..and a remote was something you did around a castle for an upgrade

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    Radish Premium Member 9 days ago

    Stephen does his own thing.

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    i.gotan Premium Member 9 days ago

    Why is Patis hitting on women in bars? Did his wife kick him out of the house again?

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    Free the pigs!  9 days ago

    SICK BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ham_Gravy  9 days ago

    I wonder how many folks watched a station on the old Channel 3 (being that’s what all the cable boxes and modern converters use for their output)

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    RandomPeanuts  9 days ago

    I was born in 1948 and when I was almost four, I had eye surgery. I recovered watching tv and remember seeing Zorro getting his boot caught in the railroad tracks with the train bearing down on him. Hurry, Hurry. Hurry……..

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    Bookworm  9 days ago

    NBC, ABC, CBS, and if the weather was right and the outdoor antenna was properly aligned, maybe PBS. And they all went off the air after 11:00 p.m. They’d play the national anthem, follow that with a test pattern, and then static until about 5 or 6 a.m. when the local news came on. And I’m not dating myself; that would require a Carbon dating procedure, which is way too expensive and would use up too much of me as material to get an accurate reading.

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    chris_weaver  9 days ago

    Why ‘wingrats’ are not a thing.

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    DCBakerEsq  9 days ago

    When my wife is out of town, I’m allowed to ‘date’ myself.

    It can be very romantic.

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    wrd2255  8 days ago

    …and I think we have a new “worst. pickup. line. ever”

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    hariseldon59  8 days ago

    “In my day we didn’t have television. In my day there was only one show in town and it was called STARE AT THE SUN! That’s right! You’d sit in the middle of an open field and stare up at the sun til your eyeballs burst into flames! And that’s the way it was and we LIKED it!”. – Grumpy Old Man (Dana Carvey) from SNL

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    zeexenon  8 days ago

    My pop started selling TVs in Madison, WI when there were no channels. We watched a very poor WTMJ channel-3. Yes channel-3 at the time.

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    Warhaft  8 days ago

    I had six, but two of them were PBS, and one of them was unwatchable due to interference from the airport control tower, so….

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    Troglodyte  8 days ago

    Rat is a truly pesky figment of the imagination!

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    Stephen Bernal Premium Member 8 days ago

    So which part of “I’m trying to watch a game” sounded like “please talk to me”?

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    deadheadzan Premium Member 8 days ago

    As I recall when we got a tv in 1950 there was only the Dumont station.

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    BOSFLASH  8 days ago

    I remember one channel on a 2 inch b&w screen.

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    eladee  8 days ago

    Seven more than WE had! Well we could get two others but they were pretty fuzzy.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  8 days ago

    Chanel 2 and 7 and we had to turn the antenna to change channels.

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    miribunda  8 days ago

    Thats an old dilbert joke from the 90s, THIEF!!!

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    Concretionist  8 days ago

    When TV came to our town, my neighbors got a TV. There was one channel. It was so fuzzy that even my 10-year old eyes could barely make out what was showing, though the sound was good enough to understand. They bought a “color TV adapter” which was a piece of cellophane that was blue on top, green in the middle and brown on the bottom. It stuck to the screen by static and was supposed to color the sky blue, the grass and trees green and the near ground brown. My folks held out against having a TV until after I went away to college, by which time our community could get both channels, and they were a little sharper looking than that first one, too.

    Yes Virginia, even then, there were scammers.

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    TIMH  8 days ago

    I grew up with 7 VHF stations, but that was unusual. I lived right between DC and Baltimore and had the 3 networks in duplicate plus 1 former DuMont station.

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    oakie817  8 days ago

    not the wingman I would choose

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    Sisyphos  8 days ago

    Cheating on Staci, Cartoon-Boy? No wonder you’re living in a basket on the front porch….

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    folofjc Premium Member 4 days ago

    Come on, Stephan: https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-04-17

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