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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 10, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 14 days ago

    I prefer pizza and beer.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 14 days ago

    Pig does too. I think the point is the same. Pig has won Goat over to the pork side!

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    Gent  14 days ago

    Eat, sleep, and a walk in the woods. The entire philosophy of my life.

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    Strawberry Hellcat: Gair I gall, ffon I’r anghall Premium Member 14 days ago

    Sharing the knowledge, insight, and wisdom makes it worthwhile. Then, even when you die, it does NOT go away.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  14 days ago

    perhaps Rat should look into theism when it comes to knowledge being retained in the afterlife, but then he’d have to look into various sects and sub-sects of theism

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    sirbadger  14 days ago

    You can try to pass your knowledge on to others, but then people call you stupid and ignore you.

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    gopher gofer  14 days ago

    most of the people we see out in public here seem to be fervent adherents of that philosophy…

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member 14 days ago

    Add “watch soap operas” to “sit at home and eat bon-bons” and you have the life philosophy of Peg Bundy.

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    Kveldulf  14 days ago

    I shall add a witty and insightful comment in a moment. First let me pour another drink.

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    Sanspareil  14 days ago

    Ignorance is bliss that’s why the MAGA-ots are so happy!

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    Elmer F.  14 days ago

    So being fat,drunk and stupid IS the way to go through life?! (with apologies to Dean Wormer)

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    EcurbYkspohs  14 days ago

    Like Larry Croc’s idea of drinking beer instead eating of BonBons …. Croc Power !

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    1.79mk  14 days ago

    Yep, that’s about why life without immortality is ultimately meaningless. And without God and an objective purpose of human existence, even immortal life would be ultimately meaningless.

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    matthew  14 days ago

    Your wisdom isn’t lost if you pass it on to other people.

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    blunebottle  14 days ago

    Hooray! A lifestyle I can be at peace with!

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    FassEddie  14 days ago

    So you don’t get made to look like a fool. That’s for folks on the TV.

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    BobBeers  14 days ago

    He should take a look at the Book of Romans, basically, Paul’s “Christianity for Dummies”. Chapter 1 says it all, really. One single door to eternity, but it is open.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 14 days ago

    NO, Goat, Don’t surrender! We DON’T need another lazy stupid slob! We have enough of them hanging around RNC headquarters…and in the Senate…and the White House….

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    Kaputnik  14 days ago

    Because being stupid and eating bonbons turns out to be more boring than accumulating knowledge, gaining insight, and trying to attain wisdom. There’s no reason you can’t still take the occasional bonbon break.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  14 days ago

    Pigs are supposed to be smart.

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    Zebrastripes  14 days ago

    Pig is always in an hysterical state….he need a drink from RAT!

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    kittygatos  14 days ago

    Hopefully you’ve instilled a few gems in your children’s hard skulls. I remember the story of a farmer taking his son to the farmland’s boundaries, showing him where the corners lay, then slapping him good in the face. The son never forgot.

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    uniquename  14 days ago

    It makes me happy to learn and try new things. That’s good enough for me even if it’s all lost when I die.

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    Egrayjames  14 days ago

    All is for naught, yet, it’s a sick world and I’m a happy guy!

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    Bookworm  14 days ago

    No, it doesn’t “all go way.” The accumulated knowledge, gained insights, and attained wisdom I’ve received from parents, teachers, clergymen (and clergy-women), coworkers, friends, others, and just life itself has served me well over the decades. With some luck, I hope I’ve passed it on as generously as it was given to me. But the occasional bonbon is also good.

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    cdward  14 days ago

    Ah, the age old question. If we’re all gonna die anyway, why do anything that isn’t fun?

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    elbow macaroni  14 days ago

    Another celebration of ignorance…

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    SheMc  14 days ago

    Good thing some clever people write stuff down!!!

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    TwilightFaze  14 days ago

    You skipped a step, Rat. Once you attain that wisdom, you pass it along for others to use and grow as well. How do you think bonbons were made in the first place?

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    Rog22  14 days ago

    No, it doesn’t all go away. It is incorporated into your soul-spiritual existence to increase its overall knowledge , awareness and power.

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    Homer J  14 days ago

    Replace the bonbons with donuts and I’m in.

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    walstib  14 days ago

    Jimmy Buffet’s take on the first panel: “Yeah, they send you off to college, Try to gain a little knowledge, But all you want to do is learn how to score.” (“Pencil Thin Mustache” 1974).

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    Rad-ish says, posting NA on Sherpa Premium Member 14 days ago

    And then when you reincarnate they make you forget everything you learned so you have to start over!

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    B UTTONS  14 days ago

    Pig is destined to be some good bacon.

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    redback  14 days ago

    you still need money to buy bon-bons. And if we all die then why do something at all? because depending on what you do today you will live tomorrow

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    flying spaghetti monster  14 days ago

    there are different levels of knowledge, such as those people who are good at jeopardy, or other trivial games. then there’s the science and technology side. of course there the make believe and fantascy

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    DCBakerEsq  14 days ago

    LIFE ADVICE. This has been my point all along.

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    axel12345  14 days ago

    Blade Runner

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    marilynnbyerly  14 days ago

    Bonbons come in a flat display box like Valentine’s Day candy or a Whitman’s Sampler.

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    zeexenon  14 days ago

    Write a book. Bookworms need to eat too. Do not drop that bonbon into the surgery patient below.

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    Boots at the Boar Premium Member 14 days ago

    Where does one buy bonbons? I’ve never seen them at the grocery store.

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    Bruce1253  14 days ago

    We have sophisticated systems for accumulating and managing knowledge. From looking at the results of our society we have yet to make anything that preserves wisdom.

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    willie_mctell  14 days ago

    Even if life is pointless you still have choices. :-)

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    PShaw0423  14 days ago

    I think the classical response would be that wisdom is good in itself, for living a good and happy life and for making the lives of those around you better and happier, without considering whether your wisdom survives your physical existence.

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    NWdryad  14 days ago

    Chocolate covered marshmallows from Trader Joe’s are even better

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    librarian4hire  14 days ago

    That’s why I love my job. I collect and collate information for other people. They use that information in their work, and I get a lot of interesting trivia with which to bore people at parties.

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    pchemcat  14 days ago

    I like the bon-bon theory!

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    Sisyphos  14 days ago

    Even stodgy Goat is won over by bonbons. Pig, we can take for granted….

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    Eric S   13 days ago

    oh ok,.. bonbons awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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    rgcviper  13 days ago

    Reminds me of a quote from Agnes Skinner from The Simpsons, about a Red Hats group she and some other women formed …

    “We don’t just sit around watching TV and eating bonbons … except TV-Bonbon Night, which is every Tuesday and Thursday.”

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    V45mikky  13 days ago

    Stupid people make dumb choices and suffer the consequences . Accumulating knowledge and insight can lead to a better life for yourself.

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