Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 24, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    Jumbo Shrimp (thank you George Carlin).

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Enjoying the company of others, remotely. Possibly including enjoying making rude anonymous comments. And worse.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 2 years ago

    hmmmm… I wonder what that misnamed thing is.

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    B UTTONS  over 2 years ago

    Social media – exposing yourself to the world, subject to unfettered ridicule for the profit of others

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    syzygy47  over 2 years ago

    I disagree. I only accept people I know into my FB circle. And I far prefer it when people include personal goings-on in their lives, as opposed to reposts.

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    Baarorso  over 2 years ago

    Why is it that the users of “social media” tend to be some of the most “anti-social” people around? ;-D

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    Troglodyte  over 2 years ago

    Anti-social: enjoying your social media by yourself? Nah!

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    And of course, the word “media” in that still stands for lies, propaganda, and nonsense!

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member over 2 years ago

    There are generally people on the other end, you know.

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    jpayne4040  over 2 years ago

    LOL! That is a good point.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    I enjoy dancing. But aside from that, and getting together with a few real friends, I’m happier doing my “social” online.

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    Piper_13  over 2 years ago

    Adding a word can totally change the meaning of another… Adding “National” to Socialism, for example…

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Electronic devise = Money Pit ….. Croc Power !

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    mjb515  over 2 years ago

    Pig will be confused by the Social Wars in Roman History.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Sometimes Pig is a lot smarter then people give him credit for…

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    hariseldon59  over 2 years ago

    I’m surprised Pig is reading an actual dictionary rather than looking up the definitions using his phone.

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    Ellis97  over 2 years ago

    They just won’t stop updating dictionaries, will they?

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    nosirrom  over 2 years ago

    What should we call it then. Certainly not Civil Media.

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    Flossie Mud Duck  over 2 years ago

    Social media – is the poster (is that a word?) really who you think it is?

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    randy.m.wagner  over 2 years ago

    Large groups of people who all know each other and are in the same room together will often be absorbed in their phones, communicating with the person across the room or even seated next to them.

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    COL Crash  over 2 years ago

    Let’s start calling it for what it is, “Anti-Social Media”. For every case were it helps, there are dozens more that tear us apart. This site is a prime example.

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    the lost wizard  over 2 years ago

    The phone function of the device of your choice seems to be an almost obsolete afterthought.

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    wileypalmer57  over 2 years ago

    where can i get a copy of that book that pig’s reading?

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    DCBakerEsq  over 2 years ago

    I banned social media.

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    zeexenon  over 2 years ago

    This makes perfect sense and is OK with most Party Members.

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    eddi_tbh  over 2 years ago

    It really isn’t the same. The latter is two people separated by an abyss and a thunderstorm, shouting at each other and rarely understanding what the other is saying through the noise.

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    gopher gofer  over 2 years ago

    social disease media…?

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Too true to laugh at today. Isn’t that kinda self-defeating for a purportedly humorous comic strip?

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    lv2sew  over 2 years ago

    Yeah, staring at that electronic device out of addiction. Personally, my addiction is to Freecell.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Antisocial media: Rat.

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    pc368dude  over 2 years ago

    Having recently faced to possibility of being forever silenced by larynx cancer, I suddenly appreciated the availability of social media for those who cannot speak, have mobility issues, or are otherwise isolated from direct social contact. It turned out I have a bit of speech left but my awareness was opened.

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    Mike H  over 2 years ago

    Some of them are not really there….bots!

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    MelHolden  over 2 years ago

    I’ll be with someone and seems like we’re both enjoying each others’ company, then their phone will ring, or they’ll want to share some photos on their phone and they’ll scroll and scroll and scroll, or refer to something on their phone from our discussion and spend too long looking stuff up, and suddenly I feel alone. Disconnected. Ignored. Others never experience that with me as I don’t have a smart phone, rarely even carry my $10 Tracfone.

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    NeilCopeland  about 2 years ago

    Social media’s looking pretty good six months later.

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    LOAFY  over 1 year ago

    Yet in both cases you still have to deal with people’s stupidity. What a rip off.

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