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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 13, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Rat may need to see a shrink.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I think you are right, Goat.

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    B UTTONS  about 1 year ago

    Depends, what’s in the glass?

    Is it Flint, Michigan water?

    Will you refill it if I drink it?

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    kaffekup   about 1 year ago

    A guy I know had an interesting take on it: it depends on your relationship to the glass.

    If you’re putting into it, it’s half full.

    If you’re taking out of it, it’s half empty.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Add more ice, it’ll seem full.

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    Gent  about 1 year ago

    People are already blowing themselves up, Rat. It’s called austere scholarism.

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    Robin Harwood  about 1 year ago

    Rat is a realist.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 1 year ago

    I see it as not being as tempting as cola.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Silly Rat – we’ll be dead and forgotten long before the sun goes nova, whether we blow ourselves up or not.

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    Concretionist  about 1 year ago

    Engineer: The glass is too big.

    Philosopher: The glass is. I think.

    Professor: I’ll leave that as an exercise for my grad students.

    Lawyer: How much would a full glass be worth to you?

    The current President: Keep your eye on that glass while I fill it by Executive Order (plucking your wallet while you’re distracted)

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 1 year ago

    An optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist is sure of it…

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    syzygy47  about 1 year ago

    As a realist, I see the glass as twice as big as it needs to be.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  about 1 year ago

    By the time that happens, me and my cousin will already be in Heaven and with our loved ones. Who cares how we see the glass?

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    [Unnamed Reader - 8a8af8]  about 1 year ago

    I’m a realist, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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    GROG Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The glass is bone dry.

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    Breadboard  about 1 year ago

    Rat that was a multiple choice question not fill in the blank ;-) … Croc Power !

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The likelihood of which increased exponentially since January 2017.

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    dadoctah  about 1 year ago

    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty.

    An optometrist wants to know if you see the glass as more full like this? Or like this?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Isn’t a Delusional Pessimist someone who is always building Dungeons in the Sky?

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    wrloftis  about 1 year ago

    Jef the Cyclist would calm down by going for a ride. Then he would tell everyone that the glass is always full; half water, half air.

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    James Wolfenstein  about 1 year ago

    That’s optimistic. Once most humans are dead, the rest will have a wonderful Renaissance.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Long before the Sun expands we will have rendered this planet uninhabitable.

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    mjb515  about 1 year ago

    Rat has gone straight to nihilism.

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    nosirrom  about 1 year ago

    From that drawing I would say that the glass less than half full and more than half empty.

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    Purple People Eater  about 1 year ago

    There’s twice as much glass as there needs to be.

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    tripwire45  about 1 year ago

    Yes, in about 5 million years, the Sun will run out of hydrogen to fuse and start burning helium. At that point, it will expand into a red giant, and Earth will know the true meaning of global warming (and I’m going to be punished for that comment, I suppose).

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

    Rats not far off…..

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member about 1 year ago

    No, the glass is the wrong size. ;-)

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 1 year ago

    My spin on this question is this: “It matter’s not if the glass is half-empty or half-full IF free refills are available!”

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    YippiKiAyMofo  about 1 year ago

    “On a long enough time line the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.” – Tyler Durden

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    uniquename  about 1 year ago

    Rat left out killing ourselves by destroying our resources.

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    redback  about 1 year ago

    considering that we exist as species since less than a quarter of a million years, a few more million years till the sun thing seems relevant

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    Snoots  about 1 year ago

    Realist. Most people today have their heads buried in the sand. We don’t have to worry about the sun blowing up in a billion years; we’re working hard on turning the Earth into a burning planet ourselves. What did one comedian say… “The world is great. It’s people that are the problem.”

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    KEA  about 1 year ago

    Realist… like me, except I also keep contemplating the heat death of the universe… and then I puzzle why a universe exists in the first place

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    Snolep  about 1 year ago

    Pig doesn’t have ink on his face!

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    wirepunchr  about 1 year ago

    I’m optimistically pessimistic.

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    Foob  about 1 year ago

    I see it as half-way to my next beer.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  about 1 year ago

    So let it be written, so let it be done. For you, Rat.

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    Bookworm  about 1 year ago

    Poor Pig. You did ask Rat, after all.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  about 1 year ago

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll no doubt say it again: A pessimist sees it as half-empty, an optimist sees it as half-full – and a realist knows that either way, someone’s gonna have to wash the damn glass.

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    Bucinka  about 1 year ago

    I’m with Rat.

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    Omniman  about 1 year ago

    The question is: are there still people stupid enough to set off more nuclear weapons on Earth while we still have no way to evacuate?

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  about 1 year ago

    That is one bad attitude rat.

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    Cerabooge  about 1 year ago

    “Is that booze?”

    “Yes”.

    CHUG!

    “Empty”.

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    royq27  about 1 year ago

    It is not half full or half empty, it is time to call the bartender…

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    DCBakerEsq  about 1 year ago

    Everything ends.

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    im2don  about 1 year ago

    The glass is too small.

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    im2don  about 1 year ago

    Large. I knew what i meant.

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    Old Guy  about 1 year ago

    Years ago, the owner of the business where I worked, asked me if my glass was half-empty or half-full. I gave a little shrug and said, “It’s half a glass.” He looked at me like I was from another planet and had no idea what to do with my “no spin” answer.

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    marilynnbyerly  about 1 year ago

    I have a friend like that. Normally, I’d avoid someone like her, but she’s part of a social group that has been together almost 40 years. At one birthday party, she spent the entire time talking about how the Yellowstone Park volcanoes are going to wipe out all life on Earth. As a much nicer friend says, “Every group has its own Eeyore, and she’s ours.” I spent most of the same party trying to convert her to the worship of Beebo, god of war and cuddles. (LEGENDS OF TOMORROW) He’s blue, he’s cheerful, and he loves food, cuddles, and crushing demons to death. What’s not to love? (Yes, this is a group of nerds.)

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    hariseldon59  about 1 year ago

    The glass is always full. Full of liquid or air or some combination of the two.

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    PaulMedina  about 1 year ago

    oh wow! the last panel is the same perspective?!

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    Alfred  about 1 year ago

    I am an engineer. I see that someone designed this glass twice as large as was needed.

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    I find laying the Nyquil on an edge yields closest to the last drop.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 1 year ago

    If it is milk, I see it as never coming out even when I have donuts. Need more milk; or need more donuts…sigh.

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    librarian4hire  about 1 year ago

    “There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty.

    The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What’s up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don’t think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who’s been pinching my beer?

    And at the other end of the bar the world is full of the other type of person, who has a broken glass, or a glass that has been carelessly knocked over (usually by one of the people calling for a larger glass) or who had no glass at all, because he was at the back of the crowd and had failed to catch the barman’s eye. ”

    ― Terry Pratchett, The Truth

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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    The Pessimism is strong in this one!

    Pass the glass; I need a drink after that Rat-blast!

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    ale313  about 1 year ago

    Is this the answer to life, the universe and everything or is it 42

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    Call me Ishmael  about 1 year ago

    Your cards are all drawn at birth/ you leave nothing but “pieces on Earth”/ but that shouldn’t mean/ that the time in between/ ought not to be spent seeking mirth !

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    Orcatime  about 1 year ago

    Bill Maher in rodent form.

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    Future Reuben Recipient  about 1 year ago

    Honestly, Rat is me in the third panel.

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