Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 27, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 5 years ago

    So much for aging gracefully.

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    DanielRyanMulligan  almost 5 years ago

    born in ’68? that makes you as old as alex p. keaton

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    DanielRyanMulligan  almost 5 years ago

    or marty mcfly

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    Bilan  almost 5 years ago

    If his numbers are correct, he went to the prom when he was 17.

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 5 years ago

    so Mr. Pastis went to his big formal high school prom the year before my birth

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    wiatr  almost 5 years ago

    Poor little kid. ;-)

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    enigmamz  almost 5 years ago

    Other realization that you are old: When kids born after you graduated can buy alcohol. When the cute cashier is young enough to be your kid. The first time you say, “You know, back in MY day…” without meaning it as a joke.

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Yesterday I saw a coin minted the year I was born. Of course, I was in a rare coin store.

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    hariseldon59  almost 5 years ago

    It’s amazing how your perspective of time changes when you age. When I was 20 I would have considered my preschool years a distant memory. By contrast Y2K seems fairly recent even though it was nearly 20 years ago.

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    B UTTONS  almost 5 years ago

    So, you’re responsible for 5 failed Presidents who put their big money contributor needs over the needs of the many constituents

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    Baarorso  almost 5 years ago

    There’s no love lost between the class of ’88 and myself. I had such a bad time in school social wise that I will die a happy bear if I never see any of them again.

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    Masterskrain  almost 5 years ago

    Mine was 48 years ago. OH MY GOD!!!!!

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    Alexander the Good Enough  almost 5 years ago

    As one ages, there comes the day when one realizes that the future is rapidly going away, and that by the most optimistic math 3/4 or more of one’s life is already over. Another rum and… Cheers!

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    PICTO  almost 5 years ago

    I just passed Grade 10 last year, so, another decade and I should graduate…

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Of course, Star Wars is closer to the start* of WWII than to today.

    *even the proper one.

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    Troglodyte  almost 5 years ago

    Where are you coming prom, Rat?

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    Zebrastripes  almost 5 years ago

    After my last BD, I want to guzzle rum and cry toooooooo

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    Plumbob Wilson  almost 5 years ago

    I realized age was creeping up on me the first time I went to a doctor who was younger than I.

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    Egrayjames  almost 5 years ago

    Pastis was born January 16, 1968. I was a junior in H.S. This summer we had our 50th. reunion….there were a lot of old people there.

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    Breadboard  almost 5 years ago

    Only cry for those who did not make it …

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    FassEddie  almost 5 years ago

    What brand of rum? I like rum.

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    LKrueger41  almost 5 years ago

    My answer to Rat’s question would have to be, “Yes”,

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    Purple People Eater  almost 5 years ago

    Pastis is 10 years younger than I am, so why does he look so much older?

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    gregbeaux Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Mine was 52 years ago. I’m limited to Scotch & Maalox…

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    YippiKiAyMofo  almost 5 years ago

    Senior discounts! Woot-woot!

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    don.fitzsimons  almost 5 years ago

    Pastis, did you really go to the prom? I’m impressed.

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    joanknr  almost 5 years ago

    I work at an animal rescue. Every day I realize how old I am when I tell people two of our cats are named Elvis and Priscilla Presley and I can tell by the look on the people’s faces that they have no idea who that is!! So pass the rum.

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    Queen of America  almost 5 years ago

    It’s probably the same look I give young people when they talk about current singers. Color me clueless.

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    tripwire45  almost 5 years ago

    I was in junior high when he was born.

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    joefearsnothing  almost 5 years ago

    WWll started one year after I was born!

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    I’m older now than I’ve ever been …. no, NOW I’m older than I’ve ever been …. NO – NOW I’m older than I’ve ever been ….

    (Pastis, feel free to use this gag – as many times as you can…)

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    docredbird  almost 5 years ago

    When the first Nirvana album came out, the Beatles were not as old as Nirvana is now. “Bleach” was released 30 years ago (1989). At the time it had only been 26 years since the Beatles debut.

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    Ron Nacker  almost 5 years ago

    When I was born there were only 48 states, no PC’s, no cell phones and cars didn’t have air bags or seat belts.

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    Tootsie Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    I like the old Pennsylvania Dutch saying " We grow too soon oldt, too late smart.

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    1soni Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Better than the fact my prom was over 55 years ago.

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    marilynnbyerly  almost 5 years ago

    One of my younger relatives just told me about a new thing called a faux or fake prom themed party where adults dress in horrific prom attire. So, we now know who buys most of the horrible prom clothes from thrift stores. I imagine some zombie run zombies take the rest of them.

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    tom_branson  almost 5 years ago

    Good lord Steph and I are almost the same age. Either I need to start lying about my age or drinking a lot of rum…hmmmm…which to do…hmmmm.

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    zeexenon  almost 5 years ago

    Just Saturday, my older brother told me his HS reunions are now annual. He’s 82.

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    diegot  almost 5 years ago

    I can remember very clearly during my Senior year in HS, how I was so stunned when I learned there were alumni there who were celebrating their 30 year reunion—that was 53 years ago!

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    DCBakerEsq  almost 5 years ago

    Life moves fast. Stop and look around once in awhile.

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    Darth Stevious  almost 5 years ago

    Forty years since the prom I didn’t attend…

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    Ren Rodee  almost 5 years ago

    Wait, how did it get here? The comic was a reflection on aging. Just because we have an ass hat for a president not everything is about Troubled Dump.

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    Flossie Mud Duck  almost 5 years ago

    I remember not trusting anyone over 30 – hahahahahaha! That was around the time that Stephan was born. How perspective changes.

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    Bookworm  almost 5 years ago

    Someone asked me not long ago if I still had a copy of my dissertation. I said that I did. They asked if they could read it, and I said sure, if you brought your wheelbarrow along; cuneiform on clay tablets takes up a lot of space and weighs a ton! 8>)

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    bloodykate  almost 5 years ago

    I like rum. : )

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    chris_weaver  almost 5 years ago

    Ask not for whom the nursing home calls – it left a message in your voicemail!

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    Concretionist  almost 5 years ago

    Hmm. Mumble. (carry the three)… My Junior-Senior prom was more than 50 years ago. I can barely remember my date’s first name (and her last name is lost to the mists of time). It was my mother’s idea that I should go… and the next year, as a Senior, I put my foot down and told her I’d do it if I wanted to (I did, but was far too shy). Sure am glad I eventually outgrew being a teen.

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    diane2220  almost 5 years ago

    41 years for me, gah! I’m old

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    Sisyphos  almost 5 years ago

    If that drives Cartoon-Boy to drink, he has a problem! Not just Rat, either. I was alive (albeit pretty new at that) during WW II, and skipped my prom. I limit my alcoholic intake.

    So, there, wimpy Cartoon-Boy lush!

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    Hoplite  almost 5 years ago

    Pass the Captain Morgan, Steph.

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    omegasupreme  almost 5 years ago

    kitty update: Midnight and smokey had a little hiss fest but no claws or teeth so thats a plus Liza is too lazy to even care she just slept through it LOL. Im hoping soon to have Midnight fully intergrated with the “pride” soon.

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    TrixieinDixie Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    We raise more hell, we have more fun, ‘cause we’re the class of ’81! Yep, 38 years ago… Wow.

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    Swirls Before Pine  almost 5 years ago

    xkcd does these ‘make you feel old’ strips too.

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    ldelemeester  almost 5 years ago

    Stephan this one really spoke to me.

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    william.keisler  over 4 years ago

    1968? Holy cripes, I thought he was younger

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    Swirls Before Pine  over 2 years ago

    My HS prom was 45 years ago and I still haven’t gone to it.

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