Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 27, 2019

  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY  almost 2 years ago

    Pig, your heart is in the right place.

     •  Reply
  2. Picture
    DanielRyanMulligan  almost 2 years ago

    jesus died to even the score

     •  Reply
  3. Crazyforkedindianpalmsquirrel max 1mb
    B UTTONS  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  4. 050183f1 cde3 43dc 88f8 09278c0caf15
    TEMPLO S.U.D.  almost 2 years 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?

     •  Reply
  5. Bluedog
    Bilan  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  6. Photo
    Robin Harwood  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  7. Missing large
    whahoppened  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  8. 100 3924
    jessie d. Premium Member almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  9. Picture
    Breadboard  almost 2 years 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 !

     •  Reply
  10. Grandpa hef
    Jeff0811  almost 2 years 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.

     •  Reply
  11. 581372 3160808303047 1311892651 n
    dlkrueger33  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  12. 2541 6924938
    mjb515  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  13. Missing large
    DaBoogadie Premium Member almost 2 years 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.

     •  Reply
  14. 5821
    SheMc  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  15. 77b4e956 2364 4def 8871 c12621995a69
    Zebrastripes  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  16. Me1113
    chris_o42  almost 2 years ago

    Got to give him credit for trying at least!

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    Jon Schutter  almost 2 years ago

    I’ll help you, Pig

     •  Reply
  18. Goofypigavatar
    Pony99CA  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  19. Boston
    MS72  almost 2 years ago

    Jesus for the Win!

     •  Reply
  20. Picture
    Ellis97  almost 2 years ago

    All Pig wishes for is goodness in the world.

     •  Reply
  21. Ignatz
    Ignatz Premium Member almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  22. 2benny hill
    Yakety Sax  almost 2 years 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

     •  Reply
  23. Missing large
    Bruce1253  almost 2 years 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.

     •  Reply
  24. A07653a8 c2c4 4ae8 924d 20adc3172cc0
    Jimmyk939  almost 2 years 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?

     •  Reply
  25. 1017207 10200214106421862 492754112 n
    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Thank you, Pig

     •  Reply
  26. 2benny hill
    Yakety Sax  almost 2 years ago

    Faith in Humanity restored. You WILL need tissue!

     •  Reply
  27. 319312 412581075444989 1358740700 n crop
    waes-hael  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  28. Groucho marx marxism ohp postcard p239361244071807990baanr 400
    nednewbie  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  29. N1495118875 241922 2408
    Ermine Notyours  almost 2 years 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.

     •  Reply
  30. Ee3274fd 9122 4958 8a10 9af6de877c4a
    YorkGirl  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Yea! Pig!

     •  Reply
  31. Bill murray drink
    Eric S   almost 2 years ago

    “yay more booze!”

     •  Reply
  32. 20200827 223436
    sparkle 13 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  33. 690904ef 1e7c 4d36 a98a f46b185ca15f
    DCBakerEsq  almost 2 years ago

    Giving money to homeless people is ‘good’?

     •  Reply
  34. Ultaman les paul
    jvn  almost 2 years 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!

     •  Reply
  35. Missing large
    ruthkando  almost 2 years ago

    Thanks, Stephen…beautiful.

     •  Reply
  36. Nowyoulisten
    zeexenon  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  37. Missing large
    dalengyel Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    If only everyone had a heart like Pig.

     •  Reply
  38. C53dea45 0301 4c83 825e 752a646f6595 236 00000009d87191be tmp
    katzenbooks45  almost 2 years 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!”

     •  Reply
  39. Brain guy dancing hg clr
    Concretionist  almost 2 years 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.

     •  Reply
  40. Missing large
    JoeMartinFan Premium Member almost 2 years 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.

     •  Reply
  41.  h366 w650 m6 otrue lfalse
    tad1  almost 2 years 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.

     •  Reply
  42. Grouchobugsavatar
    Andrew Moore  almost 2 years ago

    it was easier back then … Less people.

     •  Reply
  43. Thinker
    Sisyphos  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  44. Missing large
    jonesbeltone  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  45. Img 1610
    WCraft Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    A good start. Kind of like the Starfish story.

     •  Reply
  46. Ladybird design 1284 1149
    Enoi  almost 2 years ago

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

     •  Reply
  47. Photo
    David Peters  almost 2 years ago

    Hallelujah! Beer, cheese, fast cars???

     •  Reply
  48. Missing large
    nashyam323  over 1 year ago

    I like this one. It reminds me that occasionally, Stephan has a heart

     •  Reply
  49. Large the good profile pic
    brainless ape  over 1 year ago

    this is the first “pearls before swine” strip I read that was heart warming

     •  Reply
  50. gif maker
    Me_Me  6 months ago

    what will this look like in 2020

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Pearls Before Swine