Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 27, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    Pig, your heart is in the right place.

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    ComicComet  4 months ago

    That’s sweet.

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    DanielRyanMulligan  4 months ago

    jesus died to even the score

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    B UTTONS  4 months ago

    Pig, take a politician out for a 3-hour cruise …

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    if the hobo buys booze with that money, does Pig add a “bad” tally or erase the “good” tally and transfer to the “bad” side of the board?

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    It looks like he walked clear across town to find a homeless person. We know that’s not realistic.

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    I’m shocked! I expected Goat to read real books, not electronic devices.

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    whahoppened  4 months ago

    Met a bag lady in Chicago. Only wanted enough for the day. Any more and she feared getting robbed and hurt!

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    jessie d. Premium Member 4 months ago

    and the least shall come first. Well, it ’plains how Trump got in the White House.

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    EcurbYkspohs  4 months ago

    Hummmmm thought score would of been kept on the smartphones not on the old school white board. Stephan when you get rid of the Debbie Downer pills you will feel better……… Croc Power !

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    Jeff0811  4 months ago

    This may be a bit optimistic, but I happen to think there is a lot more good out there than is being reported. The good is just plain human decency; the bad, which strays from the norm, gets all the press.

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    dlkrueger33  4 months ago

    One small step for a man…one giant leap for mankind.

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    mjb515  4 months ago

    “Well, once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light’s winning.”

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    DaBoogadie Premium Member 4 months ago

    Here in Colorado Springs CO. there are ads on broadcast TV (at least 10 a day) warning us not to give ‘those people’ any money or personal help and that only they know what the homeless need. Only the money changers can help the poor and homeless.

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    SheMc  4 months ago

    Sweet!!! but it’s going to take a while!

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Gotta start somewhere….just don’t tell RAT!

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    chris_o42  4 months ago

    Got to give him credit for trying at least!

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    anonlthr  4 months ago

    No time soon while that petty tyrant is still occupying the Oval Office.

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    Jon Schutter  4 months ago

    I’ll help you, Pig

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    Pony99CA  4 months ago

    Pig didn’t have $36 more dollars? (Or 36x whatever he gave the guy?)

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    MS72  4 months ago

    Jesus for the Win!

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  4 months ago

    All Pig wishes for is goodness in the world.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 4 months ago

    What would really help is giving that guy a place to live.

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    Yakety Sax  4 months ago

    “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain

    “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain

    “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” Mark Twain

    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

    “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.” Mark Twain

    “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” Mark Twain

    Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” Mark Twain

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    Bruce1253  4 months ago

    If all one does is read/listen/watch the news one would think the world is in terrible shape. Yet I was at a day long event dedicated to local politics – it was informative, the discussions were polite, the disagreements were respectful. Is see churches and temples feeding the homeless. I see kids visiting the elderly, I see the elderly reading to small children. Don’t let the darkness of a few blind you to the fact that there are Rainbows and Unicorns out there.

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    Jimmyk939  4 months ago

    “Goodness” doesn’t have to be financial assistance or a grand gesture. You shouldn’t have to be a public display of your “goodness”. Help someone reach the unattainable…from a high shelf. Open a door..and look behind you to make sure the door doesn’t smack someone in the face. Big pile of groceries and someone behind you with two items…let them go ahead and watch the look on their face…could be gratitude, could be entitlement. “Goodness” should be personal, not a tally. When you look in the mirror when you wake in the morning, do you see the “goodness” or just a self absorbed egotist?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Thank you, Pig

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    Yakety Sax  4 months ago

    Faith in Humanity restored. You WILL need tissue!

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    waes-hael  4 months ago

    Can we have a ruling..? Is handing out cash REALLY good, or would food, clothes, a blanket, etc, been more appropriate..?

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    nednewbie  4 months ago

    I think we should all strive to be more like pig. Together, we might just make it :-)

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    Ermine Notyours  4 months ago

    I’ve helped people a couple of times. I won’t give money, but I’ll offer to buy food. In Seattle someone accosted me as I left the bus tunnel, so I offered him a Starbucks card. (They serve food too). He didn’t want that, so I offered to buy him something from Subway, on the way to where I was going. He didn’t want that either. I guess he wasn’t hungry after all.

    Then recently on my Washington DC trip, someone spotted me from across the street and picked me out among others that evening. I must have seemed like an easy mark. He pointed out a food court I didn’t know existed, but most of the places seemed closed. There was one place still open, but he didn’t like that place. After I offered food, he next promoted himself to me going to CVS and buying him things, but luckily all the stores were closed. He was still following me by the I got to The Wharf. He pointed out a restaurant with a long line, but I didn’t want to spend that much time with him. Finally we found a pizza window that he found acceptable. While he was waiting for the order to come through, I made a swift walk for it to continue to All About Burger by the Waterfront Station. I might have told him enough about my plans for him to catch up with me, but he never did.

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    Yorkgirl41  4 months ago

    Yea! Pig!

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    “yay more booze!”

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    sparkle 13 Premium Member 4 months ago

    One day at a time pig, one day at a time.

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    DCBakerEsq  4 months ago

    Giving money to homeless people is ‘good’?

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    jvn  4 months ago

    So, for every 37th time something bad happens, a homeless person gets a dollar? That guy will be richer than Zuckerberg in an hour. Good for him!

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    ruthkando  4 months ago

    Thanks, Stephen…beautiful.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Wait, don’t you want to see what he bought with it first?

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    dalengyel Premium Member 4 months ago

    If only everyone had a heart like Pig.

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    katzenbooks45  4 months ago

    One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.

    Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.

    The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”

    The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    It’s harder to ’toon about, but what homeless folks need more than a couple of bills is, well, a home!

    And studies have shown that getting them housed is possibly the most cost effective way to deal with many of the problems that led to them becoming homeless.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member 4 months ago

    Pig’s heart is in the right place, and what he did was nice, but it’s unknowingly self-centered. He makes this Badness/Goodness ledger that’s apparently just from his own experience and perspective, then presumes to be the one to even the score. Again, his heart’s in the right place, but he really should step outside of his rather narrow perspective.

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    tad1  4 months ago

    Pig has the right idea. Instead of just complaining how horrible the world is, do something good to make up for it. No matter how small it is, it still counts.

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    Andrew Moore  4 months ago

    it was easier back then … Less people.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Bravo. It’s a thankless task, and often rebuffed, but keep trying, Pig. You’re a good pig.

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    jonesbeltone  4 months ago

    Good Move, Pig. We all need to do good things one at a time.

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    A good start. Kind of like the Starfish story.

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    Enoi Premium Member 4 months ago

    And even if you don’t even it out, there’s merit in the effort.

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    David Peters  4 months ago

    Hallelujah! Beer, cheese, fast cars???

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