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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 07, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 17 days ago

    You want to lose weight? Don’t go out to eat.

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    Sherlock Watson  17 days ago

    This is for everyone who ever wondered what “Eat like a pig” means.

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    sirbadger  17 days ago

    If I eat half my fries, I must leave immediately or I’ll eat the other half.

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    tgerci  17 days ago

    As I travel thru the country I find that restaurants give all of us more food per serving that most of us could ever eat. Why is this ? I’m an old fart at 74, but I don’t understand, for instance, why we get a pound of French fries whether we are at a fast food place or a singular restaurant like we experience here in the Outer Banks of NC. Someone please explain. I have lived all over the planet with my military career, but it is only here in the USA that I see this over presentation of food. Why?

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    B UTTONS  17 days ago

    Pig PIGGIN’ out.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 17 days ago

    Yum, give me my 5000 calories every day!

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 17 days ago

    Sounds like Rat was hoping to get some of Pig’s food…

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    Concretionist  17 days ago

    My bête noire are the chips and salsa they serve before the excellent… and filling… meal. I’m feeling very virtuous tonight: Only ate about half the chips.

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    Kind&Kinder  17 days ago

    Going on a diet immediately tells us we’re in famine mode and must eat more. Best to normalize our eating patterns and maintain 3/4 fullness and have the occasional treat. That’ll be $28.95, please. No, I won’t autograph it, and, no, I don’t guarantee the plan! Happy munching!

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    Gent  17 days ago

    The more you eat, the more for us to eat, Pig!

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    gopher gofer  17 days ago

    here in the land of tiny portions i’d love to find a restaurant that overserves…

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    JasonBall  17 days ago

    Hey, everyone! Pastis’ first film is out today! It’s called Timmy Failure. He co-wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from his series of hilariously funny children’s books. Everyone should go check it out and support him! It’s on Disney+, which means it’s free to watch for those of you that have it, and if you don’t have Disney+, it takes 5 minutes to get a free trial with which you can watch it. It’s great that our favorite cartoonist has gotten this incredible opportunity to write a Disney movie based on his work, so we all should support him.

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    EcurbYkspohs  17 days ago

    Just order a smaller portion or take home what you don’t eat. When I cook at home I always make to much so that I will have lunch or dinner already made for a day or two ahead. Just nuke it baby ! … Croc Power !

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    pauline_gangof4  17 days ago

    Same in the UK.

    Take that old English delicacy, Fish and Chips (yumyumyumyumyumyum)

    At one time, not sooo very long ago you could ask for a portion of chips. It was supplied in a bag which was small enough to fit into your hand. If you were a greedy sod, you might decide to have two bags. Most of us didn’t. There was also a pretty much standard size fish portion, though big ones were available – usually bought to share with the rest of the family.

    Now, you can get small, medium and large chips, and the same for fish. Even the small portion of chips is now in a polystyrene container too large hold comfortable in one hand, and the chips are crammed in, often getting crushed the the top is fastened down.

    Bad for the environment, bad for us.

    So many eating places offer “whole hog” meals – sometimes you get them free if you can finish them. TBH, it’s disgusting to see that much food piled on a single plate – I don’t know how anyone can bring themselves to even start with it, it’s so off-putting.

    I was brought up in an era when rationing was still a thing in Britain – we were taught not to waste food. If it was on your plate, you ate it. Food was recognised as being too precious to throw away.

    Now, it’s almost impossible to eat a full portion of most meals outside the home, and a lot of places won’t let an adult order a child’s meal (3 fish fingers, a spoonful of peas and 11 chips will do nicely for my lunch, thank you. I don’t need half a whale and a mountain of carbohydrate).

    The waste is horrendous – and even at home, I know many people who don’t make use of leftovers. They throw them out – quite substantial portions of food, too, not just half a sausage.

    No the wonder we are stripping the planet of everything .

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 17 days ago

    Remember the “nouvelle cuisine” movement, when people were complaining about small portions and high prices? Things go in cycles.

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    Procat Premium Member 17 days ago

    I can think of something that can be eaten that doesn’t put on any weight.

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    favm  17 days ago

    So am I, but my doctor doesn’t agree.

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    asrialfeeple  17 days ago

    When did feed get replaced by fill?

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    Johnnie Polo Premium Member 17 days ago

    The debate about portion sizes is all well and good, I just got a kick out of the spaghetti strand on pig’s head!

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    Acworthless  17 days ago

    You can ask for a carryout container as soon as they bring your food to you, and then put half of what’s on the plate in it before you start eating. Out of sight, out of mind — and out of stomach!

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    mjb515  17 days ago

    Board’s Head says they love you.

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    RobinHood  17 days ago

    Mister Spegehhti Head

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    fivestring65  17 days ago

    Ive always taken leftovers to work. I still do. My wife used to hate leftovers, but now she takes them to work. If she dosen’t eat them, one of her coworkers does.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  17 days ago

    Often the prices that restaurants have to charge go up because of rising overhead, not the cost of ingredients. So they try to reduce the sting of the higher prices by giving you larger portions. As others have commented, you just have to resolve to stop eating and take the rest home once you’re no longer hungry—though that’s often easier said than done.

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    MichaelHutson1  17 days ago

    It’s the economics of the restaurant business. When you buy a meal you’re not just covering the cost of buying and cooking the food, you’re covering the cost of keeping the restaurant in business, which is a substantial amount of overhead. The restaurant has to charge enough money to stay in business, and so has to make the meal seem worth what you’re paying. Fries and bread are a dirt-cheap addition to the plate so the total amount of food makes the price seem more worth it.

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    witten.homer175  17 days ago

    We had 6oz cokes, and they were for a treat, not to wash down food.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 17 days ago

    What a pig!

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  17 days ago

    What a pig.

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    WCraft Premium Member 17 days ago

    I rarely pause to contemplate that issue…

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    marilynnbyerly  17 days ago

    Take away cartons are great. I can eat a nice meal out then have one to two meals at home. That’s how you deal with the extra food when you are on a diet.

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    Mentor397  17 days ago

    This is how I eat normally.

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    Call me Ishmael  17 days ago

    My German friends and I call the Golden Corral “Zum Goldenen Schweinerei” The “clientele” is enormous.

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    Sisyphos  17 days ago

    I understand the feeling, Pig. Go ahead, make a (big, fat, succulent) pig of yourself….

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    rat’s insurance counselor   17 days ago

    food is great

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    Orcatime  15 days ago

    Sounds like a Thanksgiving comic.

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