Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 14, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 days ago

    Does the job health plan cover alcohol rehab and/or insulin for diabetes?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 9 days ago

    How did Rat avoid being covered in ink?

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    B UTTONS  9 days ago

    Slight flaw in Rat’s logic – no one is going to pay Rat to drink Mai Tais.

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    Concretionist  9 days ago

    The hard part of that is “get paid”… Also mai tais? Seriously? That much sugar is bad for you!

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    Sherlock Watson  9 days ago

    I think that’s called being a Kardashian.

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    Robin Harwood  9 days ago

    It works? I’m going to try that.

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    bsmith747  9 days ago

    Doesn’t count if you’re paying yourself, Rat.

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    Yontrop  9 days ago

    Sorry but I can’t see Rat as a Mai Tais guy.

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    jel354  9 days ago

    I thought Pig had a similar dream at one point.

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    Jeff0811  9 days ago

    He didn’t say anything about being gainfully employed.

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    Purple People Eater  9 days ago

    I once attended a lecture where a guy implied that writing down your goals practically guaranteed you would reach them. I didn’t get a chance to talk to him, but I would have loved to ask him whether he thought it would work if wrote down “I will win at least $10,000,000 in the lottery by the end of the year”.

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    EcurbYkspohs  9 days ago

    All this time showing Rat with a beer in his hand … now we find out he’s a mixed drink rat ! … Croc Power !

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    mjb515  9 days ago

    The gentleman behind “How to Drink” has figured that out. Of course it also includes knowing how to make cocktails and research the history.

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    nosirrom  9 days ago

    I’m not sure if I want to get paid to do what I like. I’ll lose my amateur status.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  9 days ago

    Well, if you figure that rat et al. are all being paid to be characters in this strip, by frame 4, voilà!, there’s a mai tai.

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    Kaputnik  9 days ago

    Probably the best comic strip job for Pig would be the one Li’l Abner used to have, mattress tester, which involved sleeping on them all day. But for Rat, if he can get a job insulting people all day, that should be a good fit. There should be actual jobs like that.

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    WaitingMan  9 days ago

    Years ago, I had an appointment with a job counselor. He asked what my dream job was. I told him I wanted to be a marijuana tester for the federal government. The counselor started laughing. Seemed to think I was joking.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  9 days ago

    Rat has no vision.

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    Call me Ishmael  9 days ago

    Rat’s liver won’t survive that job for long.

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    Old Guy  9 days ago

    My dream was retirement. Finally got there.

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    royq27  9 days ago

    Rat is using a pencil…

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    CitizenKing  9 days ago

    There’s a lot to be said for being a professional drunkard. Sure the pay is lousy, but the hours are flexible and you get to be your own boss.

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    CalLadyQED  9 days ago

    This is why hate exercises like this.

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    Sisyphos  8 days ago

    Rat’s idea is fun, I guess. Mai tais are not my adult beverage of choice, however….

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