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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 18, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Make mine a Scotch, Dalmore 12 year old if you have it.

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    DanielRyanMulligan  about 2 months ago

    huh…just like my dad’s masterpiece, all but forgotten

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    Rod Gonzalez  about 2 months ago

    A club to Rat’s head would be more entertaining.

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    noahproblem  about 2 months ago

    Before long, it will just be known as Dunko (for those who don’t know, the real-life counterpart is slowly dropping the “Donuts” from its name).

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    sirbadger  about 2 months ago

    Being praised brings happiness. Beer and donuts brings obesity which brings its own problems.

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    Z51 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    And if you left any money to charity, they’ll dig you up and check your pockets!

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    Enrico La Talpa aka Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The three phases of fame according with Daniel Pennac (from his piece “Mercì” if my memory is still working) :

    1 – Promising young

    2 – Maestro venerable

    3 – Normal scumbag

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 2 months ago

    If you are remembered 20 years after you die. your story will be twisted to suit the needs of the living.

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    Moral of the story: If he didn’t smoke that pipe, there would be one less Starbicks in this world.

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    All that pipe smoking finally killed him.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Tote rien se tome en declin ;

    Tot chiet, tot muert, tot vait a fin ;

    Hom muert, fer use, fust porrist,

    Tur font, mur chiet, rose flaistrit;

    Cheval tresbuche, drap viesist,

    Tot ovre fet od mainz perist.

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    WMORAN1  about 2 months ago

    Cyrano de Bergerac said that the best soldiers have no medals.

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    dadoctah  about 2 months ago

    At least I know my studio won’t be replaced by a Radio Shack, a Blockbuster Video, or a Borders Books.

    Or a Sambo’s.

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    mjb515  about 2 months ago

    All we are is dust in the wind.

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    Emmett Wayne  about 2 months ago

    The ‘Wiki’ remembers everything! Beware the ‘Wiki’!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Cynical, but accurate!

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    mjb515  about 2 months ago

    “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.” – Ecclesiastes 1:14

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    ltouart  about 2 months ago

    Look upon my works ye mighty and despair.

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    Zebrastripes  about 2 months ago

    15 minutes of fame…..

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    uniquename  about 2 months ago

    Maybe they named the strip mall with the Starbicks and Dunko Donuts after him?

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    chris_o42  about 2 months ago

    “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”—Shakespere

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    jessie d. Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Mortality where is thy sting if I can feast on cheese, donuts washed down with suds before the grim reaper prevails?

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    tripwire45  about 2 months ago

    Given that young adults today and their children are growing up in the era of “participation awards,” awards, as such, are pretty devalued. Like Syndrome said in the original “Incredibles” movie, “When everyone’s super, no one will be.”

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    unfair.de  about 2 months ago

    30 comments already and no mention of Pastis collection of Reubens :-D

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    phgladko1701  about 2 months ago

    If all things must fall, why build a pyramid at all? Alan Parsons

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    YippiKiAyMofo  about 2 months ago

    Dunko + Guinness – does wonders for the heart. (I know it makes MINE feel pretty darn good.)

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The great thing about death is, at that stage you don’t give a rat’s ass what folks think of you. Which is why I decided to get a head start not caring ages ago.

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    fivestring65  about 2 months ago

    Eat right, exercise, die anyway. Now you live inside a bottle. The reaper’s traveling at full throttle. It’s getting you but you don’t see. The reaper’s you, and the reaper is me. Suicide solution by Ozzy Osborne. Lyrics by Bob Daisly.

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    BrentskiL  about 2 months ago

    Great way to view life… enjoy it while you can & in the manner you deem fit!!

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    car2ner  about 2 months ago

    If we can make the world a little nicer for those around us and the next generation, I call it a win. Long term influence is up to God’s whims.

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    buyburg  about 2 months ago

    Trumps most of the comics I’ve read so far today…

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    Blot  about 2 months ago

    Everyone needs SOMETHING to believe in…….. I believe I’ll have another beer!!

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    VICTOR PROULX  about 2 months ago

    “Our works in stone, in paint, in print, are spared, some of them, for a few decades or a millennium or two, but everything must finally fall in war, or wear away into the ultimate and universal ash – the triumphs, the frauds, the treasures and the fakes. A fact of life: we’re going to die. “Be of good heart,” cry the dead artists out of the living past. “Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing.” Maybe a man’s name doesn’t matter all that much.” – Orson Welles

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    Ermine Notyours  about 2 months ago

    Out here in the origin point of the Starbucks contagion, Dunkin Donuts put Winchel’s out of business, then all the Dunkins went away. (Krispy Kreame tried to nudge its nose under the tent.) It’s strange to be looking through a Google Street View and still find one in business.

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    DBrannonWriter Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Cannabis

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Once again, Pig, cracks me up XD

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    Squoop  about 2 months ago

    Now that was downright kafkaesque.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member about 2 months ago

    And, a single word changed to suit my own purposes…

    The tumult and the shouting dies;

    The Captains and the Kings depart:

    Still stands the ancient sacrifice,

    An humble and a contrite heart.

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    syzygy47  about 2 months ago

    The good you do gives a warm feeling – usually – like “peeing your pants in a dark suit”. Unrecognized. But it’s true the evil done lives long after them.

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    marilynnbyerly  about 2 months ago

    The good we do and the love we create are like a rock dropped in an infinite lake. The rock may be forgotten, but the the waves of our actions continue forever.

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    Eric S   about 2 months ago

    “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?” truly, there is more meaning to this life than earthly gains and treasures.

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    ekke  about 2 months ago

    My name is Ozymandias …

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    np312  about 2 months ago

    Does it have to be either/or? Can you drink beer, eat donuts, and still do cool things? (I must admit I love how nihilistic this comic has become.)

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    jvn  about 2 months ago

    Is that guy named Ozymandias by any chance?

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    claudia.sawyer  about 2 months ago

    Jewels tarnish, kingdoms fall,Lovers whine, and kisses pall,

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    Constantinepaleologos  about 2 months ago

    “Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair.”

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    Zippy007  about 2 months ago

    Luke 12:19-21

    And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’

    So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.

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    ehuss  about 2 months ago

    I like how one letter was left off of the thrift store truck.

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    Concretionist  about 2 months ago

    Life is but a brief flash of light seen as the newborn falls into the grave. And all the honors of your life, forgotten…

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    Arianne  about 2 months ago

    We are all Starbucks Dust.

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    tad1  about 2 months ago

    I don’t like today’s comic.

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    Sisyphos  about 2 months ago

    Hyper-Pig is right! We’ve got a new Starbucks on the verge of opening in our village, and that’s about as exciting as things get around here.

    The Dead are dead, you know? They have gone to their Eternal Reward (or punishment). It’s all done for them….

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    chris_weaver  about 2 months ago

    Fame is fleeting; a drunken stupor is forever!

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    clayface9 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    America runs on Dunko!

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    sharpie1952  about 2 months ago

    Somebody was reading Nietzsche recently.

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    All the dinosaurs feared the T-Rex  about 2 months ago

    OOOOOOH YES! But whiskey for me!

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  about 2 months ago

    “Why Die Thirsty” by the Alex Meixner Band.

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    Patlet Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Reality.

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    Phil (full phname Philip Philop)  about 2 months ago

    Actually now it’s just “dunko”. Stupid pastis can’t even get the names of fictional corporations he invented right. Dumbass

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    Hoplite  about 2 months ago

    All those participation trophies…….

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