Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 28, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 27 days ago

    Writers don’t want to talk to people; they want to be listened to uninterrupted.

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    Sherlock Watson  27 days ago

    To answer Rat’s question, it’s because his friends are a rat and a pig.

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    Nachikethass  27 days ago

    There’s not many “meaningful people” in my immediate vicinity!

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    RuComm  27 days ago

    All too true

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    B UTTONS  27 days ago

    Steph did try to talk to “people” on a meaningful level, only his choice of “people” turned out to be politicians.

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    Bilan  27 days ago

    As Dorothy Parker said: “I hate writing, I love having written.”

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    GROG Premium Member 27 days ago

    What? And to have to listen to the rants of those around me?

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    gopher gofer  27 days ago

    ‘meaningful level’ appears to mean ‘at a safe distance’…

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    hariseldon59  27 days ago

    I’m surprised Rat referred to what Steph does as ‘writing’.

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    Kind&Kinder  27 days ago

    Pig, you said a mouthful !!!

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    jel354  27 days ago

    Writing is still more meaningful than texting or blogging.

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    EcurbYkspohs  27 days ago

    Pig when you say “Sad little species” are you talking about yourself or Mr. Pastis ? Look at yesterday’s strip …. Croc Power !

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    dlkrueger33  27 days ago

    My idea of socializing with others includes, (and is limited to), Facebook and making comments on the comic pages.

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    James Wolfenstein  27 days ago

    I wouldn’t call this strip “writing…”

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    maxpower6969  27 days ago

    How do you annoy a writer? Be another writer! Works for poets, too.

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    Bigger than Stuttgart  27 days ago

    Writers write to get all the stories out of their head.

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    tripwire45  27 days ago

    I see Steph was “undisintegrated” from yesterday, and he’s a writer because he can reach far more people through a comic strip than he can in his usual social circle.

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    Reader  27 days ago

    Time to write Stephan off.

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    LKrueger41  27 days ago

    Attributed to Blaise Pascal, 1567, “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.” I presume Pastis is in a hurry when he opens his puns.

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    wrd2255  27 days ago

    4 legs good, 2 legs bet…well, maybe not.

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    Zebrastripes  27 days ago

    Now see what you did RAT? You have interrupted the sequence of thought in Stephans brain….now he has to regroup….BRB!

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 27 days ago

    His brain blowed up REAL GOOD!

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    Linguist  27 days ago

    " In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody."

    ______________Oscar Wilde

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    asmbeers  27 days ago

    When you write, you do not have to listen to the disappointing reality that is other people.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  27 days ago

    If you write, you can’t be cut off.

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    ChristineMurphy  27 days ago

    We prefer to communicate with people without the human contact. Less messy.

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    aerotica69  27 days ago

    Speaking as a fiction writer, the worst thing about real people is that they don’t reply and/or react the way you expect. My characters always say and do exactly what I want them to do.

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    Tentoes  27 days ago

    Is Pastis write brained?

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    Al Nala  27 days ago

    Talking to your cartoon characters Is a bad, BAD sign.

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    Ermine Notyours  27 days ago

    I just found out yesterday that Stephen’s Timmy Failure will be a movie on Netflix on February 7th. This is the first time since Over the Hedge that one of my favorite comic strip authors will have a movie.

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    Call me Ishmael  27 days ago

    Richard Dawkins cannot be comprehended without several re-readings of many of his sentences – but he is well worth the effort. Donald Trump can be comprehended by a moron – who will then vote for him. EVERYTHING is more complicated than it appears. Few things are simpler than Fascism..

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    Call me Ishmael  27 days ago

    “The people around you” are unpredictable at best. In America, the people around you may even be armed. Look at the comment thread on Adam Schiff’s Facebook page, and tremble for that good man. I hope his security is even better than Trump’s.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 27 days ago

    He doesn’t talk to people around him, because too many of them are too glued looking at their phones

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    KEA  27 days ago

    Talk is usually not filtered or edited (unless one has legal training) so writing tends to get one in less trouble… unless one has a catastrophic addiction to puns

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    PoodleGroomer  27 days ago

    His brain blowed up. What was the bad news?

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    DCBakerEsq  27 days ago

    Steph trained as a lawyer. So, talking to other people for free is just wrong.

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    marilynnbyerly  27 days ago

    I grew up with a family full of Southern storytellers and never got a word in edgewise being young and female. Not surprisingly, I became a professional novelist. So, yeah. It’s real. Unhappily, these days most creative introverts must hype their works like used car salesmen or not make a living. Heck is other people.

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    russef  27 days ago

    And so is answered. Is he called Steven or Stephan.

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    Sisyphos  27 days ago

    Cartoonists only just barely qualify as “writers,” Cartoon-Boy. Consider yourself lucky to have merely exploded your brain, such as it was (probably overstuffed with bad puns already and just ripe to pop)!

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    Snoots  26 days ago

    Pig’s brain once exploded. He perceived it as a popping in his ears, and no one else noticed.

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