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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 20, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 2 months ago

    You’d think Goat would know better by now.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  2 months ago

    Forty million minutes?! And I waste approximately 40 minutes writing GoComics commentary.

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    favm  2 months ago

    40 million minutes is about 75 years. Will you get there Rat?

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    juncarlo  2 months ago

    I think that a person must be sensitive to appreciate poetry, Rat is definitely not someone sensitive.

    Goat is your fault, you know very well how is Rat.

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    sirbadger  2 months ago

    Wasted time? Imagine watching 73 episodes of Game of Thrones only to find out that you hated the ending.

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    B UTTONS  2 months ago

    “The Tay Bridge Disaster” has a lot better chance on becoming a Pulitzer than Congress passing a bi-partisan bill.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 2 months ago

    Rat should stick to limericks. Quick and easy poetry.

    There once was a rat named Rat

    Who never avoided a spat

    When Steph made him punny

    And he thought it’s not funny

    He brought out his baseball bat.

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    kaffekup   2 months ago

    Well, at least the colors are pretty.

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    Kaputnik  2 months ago

    Unless there’s some back story where Rat was forced to do this, I have to think that he showed up just to complain. If you know you’re not likely to enjoy something, then politely turn down the invitation. Or rudely turn down the invitation, if you’re Rat.

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    dadoctah  2 months ago

    It occurs to me that Rat’s speech balloon in panel two would make a great piece of blank verse. Sort of an Ogden Nash meets Piet Hein thing.

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    hariseldon59  2 months ago

    Rat would only show up if he were promised free beer.

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    whahoppened  2 months ago

    Never wasted when reading PBS.

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    VincentGoudreault  2 months ago

    Rat is not a human, why does he care about Marcie’s time?

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    dwane.scoty1  2 months ago

    So! Now we know what Marcie (Peanuts) as an adult looks like? A Pastis nod to the Mystro?

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    EcurbYkspohs  2 months ago

    Would expect no less from Rat ! ……. Croc Power ! Larry if Woo-man leave always have BEER ;-)

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    mjb515  2 months ago

    Only one of you is a human.

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    Plumbob Wilson  2 months ago

    Rats don’t live 76 years.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 2 months ago

    Rat went to Paris’s house because he thought “book club” was a place where people make off-track bets! AND, Rat was gonna play a Daily Double of “Poison Ivy” & “Strawberry Rash”, but they were both scratched!

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    uniquename  2 months ago

    Don’t they usually drink at those book clubs? It isn’t entirely a waste.

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    Reader  2 months ago

    Yikes – much better off staying home and watching reality TV. And drinking beer.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  2 months ago

    I’ve often watched a movie or TV show and wished I could have all those minutes of my life back.

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    chris_weaver  2 months ago

    More to the point, it was sixty needlessly alcohol free minutes!

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    Zebrastripes  2 months ago

    There’s no reforming RAT! He is who he is…..

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 2 months ago

    I’m surprised there’s only one woman in the book club

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    jmwe29  2 months ago

    A rat after my own heart…

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    Kveldulf  2 months ago

    Hey, I liked most of the ending. Just thought the writing was not up to their previous standards.

    And I not only guessed who killed the Night King, I got the weapon!

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    DCBakerEsq  2 months ago

    I enjoy my graphic novel club.

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    Snoots  2 months ago

    For those who never watched Game of Thrones at all (which includes me… we are the blessed)… do weep for us who spent six years on LOST. Y’know, the title on that one should have given us a big clue from the start…

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    flying spaghetti monster  2 months ago

    I guess with books and movies its the skill of the story teller. if its well told you get your enjoyment whether you agree with ending of not. kind of journey vs destination.

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    codedaddy  2 months ago

    “pose”, not “posit”.

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    NWdryad  2 months ago

    Gotta say I’m with Rat here.

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    mcraw49  2 months ago

    Who in their right mind would invite Rat to any club or public place.

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    magdala666  2 months ago

    I think we’ve all sat through meetings/classes/events like this.

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    gopher gofer  2 months ago

    ⇧ sirbadger

    the mere mention of GOT brings out all the old farts who are so, so proud of what they haven’t watched (and falling over themselves to boast about it here)…

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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    I read somewhere that most animals live about one billion heartbeats. Except humans (and chickens) who get about double that. Asimov, maybe — it sounds like the kind of thing he’d have done.

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    TIMH  2 months ago

    I think that I have never shat a poem ugly as a rat.

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    Sisyphos  2 months ago

    So, Rat, why did you attend the Book Club, anyway? Are they offering free wine and cheese?

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    Love2laugh  about 2 months ago

    Rat is a sad sap. Characters like him only work if you do them well – and funny.

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