Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 14, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 1 year ago

    By any means necessary.

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    DanielRyanMulligan  about 1 year ago

    Books don’t need that bat to convince me at all. I’m too sheepish to fight back.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    What would be that one book Pig is holding and about to read: “War and Peace”?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    A Tale of Two Cheeses?

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    finkd  about 1 year ago

    They must be hard covers.

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    juncarlo  about 1 year ago

    That’s a very aggressive literature.

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    Robin Harwood  about 1 year ago

    We need more books like those.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Online reading counts too. But WHAT you read is crucial.

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    einarbt  about 1 year ago

    Tough books.

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    enigmamz  about 1 year ago

    If you guys could update your information, and NOT make it go through any fact checking….

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    jessie d. Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Reading, writing, arithmetic, set to the tune of a hickory stick. Our forebears knew how to get that education in you.

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    Gent  about 1 year ago

    Those must be communist books, threatening people with weapons and forcing ’em to do things their way.

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    nitromicro  about 1 year ago

    You don’t need to hit the books, in Russia, the books hit you! – Yakov Smirnoff

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    Chithing Premium Member about 1 year ago

    How to win friends and influence people.

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    Snoots  about 1 year ago

    Don’t cave in. Just tell them back off or you’ll break their spines. That’ll freeze them in their tracks. : )

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    Troglodyte  about 1 year ago

    I’ve heard it said that there is much violence in books… so it’s true!

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    Melki Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Do what he says – those paper cuts can be nasty.

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago
    45 th Revised Edition of Qualifications to the

    Presidency for Dummies…..unedited, video book available,

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    snappyboy  about 1 year ago

    Guess who sent the books out to go door to door? The LIBRARIAN!

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    ekw555  about 1 year ago

    in fact, they weren’t asking at all.

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    Sportymonk  about 1 year ago

    I love reading but would rather read a book than my iPhone.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The Kindle and the easy availability of audio books are a real boon, though. I’ve read a fair number of classics now that I always “intended” to around to, but didn’t.

    There is a huge difference between the kind of reading you do on a social network and read an actual book, though.

    And strangely, people are now communicating through text, and it seems to be making them less literate,

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    hariseldon59  about 1 year ago

    Book them for attempted assault.

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    me  about 1 year ago

    Pig should read Animal Farm. Then maybe the books would “leaves” him alone.

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    eComicsRGR8  about 1 year ago

    I read Pearls every day!

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    Tentoes  about 1 year ago

    Sometimes I have to agree with Gru: “This is literature?”

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    thelost wizard  about 1 year ago

    Hate literature.

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    RobinHood  about 1 year ago

    Game of Thrones and Field of Dreams?

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    Stocky One  about 1 year ago

    Are those weapons of mass instruction?

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    Plods with ... Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Facebook newsfeed? There’s news on facebook? Cute kitty and puppy vids are news?

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    Ermine Notyours  about 1 year ago

    Join the book “club”.

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    Purple People Eater  about 1 year ago

    I’ve learned a lot from the Internet. For example, before getting on the ‘Net, I had no idea about the guy on the grassy knoll or that the moon landing was faked. I even believed the propoganda about the earth being round. It’s amazing how ignorant I was before the Internet came along and taught me the truth.

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    Queen of America Premium Member about 1 year ago

    When I hear someone say they don’t like to read, I wonder how they keep abreast of current events. I think of all of the great stories they’re missing out on. I don’t mean just the classics; everything from romance novels to murder mysteries to historical tomes, biographies and a hundred more subjects. I think our lives are becoming 30 second sound bites. As for texting, the shorthand and emojis that are used are just leading people further and further away from actually talking to each other. If you’re thinking ’ I bet she uses texting", you would be wrong. I don’t send them and I don’t read what I get; my cell phone is turned off unless I’m on a trip. Maybe ten people have my number and they know better than to call me. When I leave for a trip and turn the darn thing on, the first thing I do is delete each and every text message. I don’t care who it came from or when. I’m getting down from my soapbox now.

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    sparkle 13 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I’m safe- books consider me a friend !!! lol

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    ShadowBeast  about 1 year ago

    Sounds like Rat’s kind of books.

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    chris_weaver  about 1 year ago

    Reading time – an offer you can’t refuse.

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    DCBakerEsq  about 1 year ago

    Just burn them. All.

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    ROY PICKETT  about 1 year ago

    Take that!, Zuckerberg

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Pastis, would you please stop shilling for your latest Pearls collection.

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    chmsam  about 1 year ago

    Today it’s tldr. In high school there were synopses, including the one of The Great Gatsby that described Jordan Baker as “he” or “him” which didn’t work out so well. And watching the movie versions of Frankenstein was found to not improve the curve on grading the exams.

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    Tootsie Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I’m currently reading "Love Your Enemies – Arthur Brooks ". It reads like a textbook and is very informative.

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    Dumb Smarto  about 1 year ago

    Those books won’t threaten me! I read a lot.

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    Come on, who is this? Stephen King?

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    Bookworm  about 1 year ago

    I think I’m safe. I would like to think if such books came calling on me, my library would rise to my defense.

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    Iwa Iniki Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Personally I love books. I like the feel of them and of course love to read what is inside.

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    Concretionist  about 1 year ago

    We should read more. Alas, I read mainly for entertainment and I’m one of the few among my friends who reads more than they watch videos/movies. I do have some friends who entertain themselves by reading history and biography, but when I’ve tried that, I just get bored. Of course, for half my career, I’d have fallen rapidly behind if I had not voraciously read books and articles about my field, so maybe I’ve served my time.

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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    Overly-aggressive books: a sure sign of the Apocalypse….

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    Glammerocity  about 1 year ago

    Maybe if books had more emoji, so people could understand and know how to interpret them properly.

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