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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 19, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    He probably wouldn’t be in this mess if the running track wasn’t so close to the edge.

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    juncarlo  over 2 years ago

    I could almost assure that he fell from the cliff by watching his smartphone screen.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    isn’t there an app for alerting somebody when you step off a cliff and go into a freefall? They have that for airplanes.

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    Arianne  over 2 years ago

    Good for Cartoon Boy!

    He’s really going out on a limb to root out society’s evils.

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    B UTTONS  over 2 years ago

    Bet that guy was trying to take a selfie at the edge of the cliff.

    Thanks for leaving us with a cliff hanger.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    Can’t the guy just let go of the branch and land into the Cliff Café? Sure he might sprain an ankle or break a leg upon impact, but at least he’ll be safe.

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Looks like the waiter and the guy in the first panel are identical twins. What a coincidence!

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    chris_weaver  over 2 years ago

    Sadly, no one rescued him, but at least he got over 500 likes on Facebook!

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    kaffekup   over 2 years ago

    For the last time, help!

    “Please, please, throw me my phone. It’s right there at the bottom of the canyon!”

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    pschearer Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “Waiter, there’s a fallen shoe in my chai.” Sounds like Pastis missed a chance at a great and/or awful pun.

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    ruthkando  over 2 years ago

    Be well, Stephen…

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    Mentor397  over 2 years ago

    The person in the purple shorts looks like they’ll be joining him soon.

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  over 2 years ago

    Why are Pig and Rat eating at something called “Cliff Cafe”? It makes no sense whatsover

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Hummmmmmm…… Could of used “Bliss’s” flying pig ….Croc Power !

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    NORTHIDAHO  over 2 years ago

    Dude was probably taking a selfie. He’s on his own.

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    the lost wizard  over 2 years ago

    This one went off track.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    No reason to worry. This happens to Sarge once a week, and he never gets hurt.

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    chris_o42  over 2 years ago

    So near—-yet so far apart…

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    Taking a step in the wrong direction lands you a chunky chai! Splat!

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    Purple People Eater  over 2 years ago

    If he just let’s go, Rat will break his fall and he’ll be okay.

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    eddie6192  over 2 years ago

    That guy may have lost more than his shoe.

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    mail2jbl  over 2 years ago

    Tired of cartoonists bitching about smartphones. Get over it, Gen-Xers; the smartphones are here to stay!

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    Kaputnik  over 2 years ago

    Thinking about the situation in the next to last panel, what would be the best way for any of those people to help if they did notice the guy in trouble? Other than calling 911 and getting the professionals there with special equipment, of course.

    There might be a ladder in the back of the cafe, but it would likely just be a step ladder that wouldn’t reach far enough. It’s hard to see what the people on the left hand cliff could do. The joggers might be able to help by lowering something for the guy to grab on to, but it would be tricky. As mentioned earlier, telling him to let go and hit the balcony might be best, assuming he doesn’t hit too close to the edge.

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    jackproarty  over 2 years ago

    It looks like if cliff guy falls he will land we’re Pig and Rat are sitting

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    I’m having my evening chai now.

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    Well, at least it isn’t a fly in the chai, Pig.

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    garcoa  over 2 years ago

    I am surprised Pig noticed the shoe in his chai, he is on the cellphone and not paying attention otherwise.

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    Cheapskate0  over 2 years ago

    For what it’s worth, this was the subject of about the last two weeks of Prickly City!

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Yet another self-destructive habit young people can’t resist, while anguished parents post on their Facebook pages about how they just didn’t see their teen’s suicide coming.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 2 years ago

    I’m sure the café wouldn’t mind if he just dropped by.

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    DCBakerEsq  over 2 years ago

    Where do they live, Warner’s Bros. World?

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    Petemejia77  over 2 years ago

    No matter how many times this is complained about again and again and again, I will see people always do it even more. I’ve seen guys in urinals on their phone! There really is no point in complaining about it anymore. I’ve exhausted my bickering a long time ago. Hearing others complain is an absolute waist of time, now.

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    Jefano Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Pairs nicely with today’s Rip Haywire.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Just move a little to your left and land on Rat…you’ll be okay.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 2 years ago

    This same strip could have been done 35 years ago, with everyone listening to their Walkman.

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    marilynnbyerly  over 2 years ago

    One of my favorite “Farside” cartoons is a duck jogging with a Walkman while a fox is sneaking up on him. Very prescient of what is happening now.

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    Wiley creator over 2 years ago

    No one has mentioned it here today, which I can only assume no one knows yet, but CONGRATULATIONS to my friend, Stephan, for being winning the Reuben Award (cartoonist of the year) from the National Cartoonists Society! It’s the highest honor bestowed by our profession and can only be won once in a lifetime.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    He should just use his phone to get help. Seems so obvious. (And don’t even start about getting it out of his pocket: Why isn’t it set to deal w/ its owner by bluetooth and AI?)

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Wow! an honest-to-goodness cliffhanger! I’m impressed.

    BTW, saw a pic of Reuben winner Cartoon-Boy and the Real Life Staci over on that social networking site! Congratulations!

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    Dippy  over 2 years ago

    I don’t think this is an accurate portrayal of society today. In reality, everyone would stop and take video of the guy hanging from the branch.

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    57BelAir  over 2 years ago

    I don’t listen to music when I run, I enjoy the sounds of things around me during that time.

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    cmforzetting  over 2 years ago

    “It’s just a swing to the left,

    And then a drop from a height…"

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    Love2laugh  over 2 years ago

    Is this another one of those "making fun of millennials jokes?

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    Kirbo  10 months ago

    he’s gonna fall and hit his privates on the edge of the Cliff Cafe

    I can feel it

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