Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 19, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Vacation photos are all we have right now.

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    Ashley is using Zoom’s virtual background.

    Her job only pays for a inner-city vacation to a Rat hole.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    once this pandemic is over with, I’d like a vacation

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    It doesn’t show Ashley packing the kids off to summer camp.

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    enigmamz  over 1 year ago

    “If it’s on the internet, it HAS to be true!”

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Yeah, me too. Living at the beach, 365 days a year. Beautiful girls bringing me Pina Coladas.

    I think the only person who really does it is Jimmy Buffet, and that’s his job!

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    Obi-Haiv  over 1 year ago

    How does she do it? I think the martini glass explains how she does it.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Lies, damned lies, and FaceBook!

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    Yontrop  over 1 year ago

    Thank you for reminding me that my life is not grey. Life is full of choices and luck. (Good and bad.) I chose to move away from the traffic jams (literally and figuratively) and had some good luck along with some bad. I have no real reason to complain and life is better when I remember how good it is.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    Ashley looks like she has a pretty nice figure for a woman with two kids.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    I guess I should be thankful that I have a job that I generally enjoy and don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic because I live close enough to walk there during non-quarentine times.

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    mjb515  over 1 year ago

    Compared to the vast majority of humanity who have lived in this world? Not a terribly bad life.

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

    Only one week?

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    Egrayjames  over 1 year ago

    I was always a “working stiff”……working jobs day in and day out. Surviving the weekend to make it back to work on Monday. Never could afford a vacation to Cancun, but did manage to get to Florida once a year for Bike Week. No fancy hotels….BYOB & tent! That was pretty much my life and working career…….but I’m blessed. I’ve had ten years of retirement and I get to watch the sunset nearly every day. Like last night…sun going down, sitting outside in my lawn chair drinking a beer, looking out across a frozen lake here in northernmost Maine, and a small skein of Canadian Geese fly over… they say, “Priceless!”

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Ashley how did you get the kids ? Is there a man in your life ? … Croc Power !

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    Little Caesar  over 1 year ago

    My Maserati does one-eighty-five

    I lost my license, now I don’t drive

    I have a limo, ride in the back

    I lock the doors in case I’m attacked

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Women do all that and more…..Pig!

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    kennebunkrick  over 1 year ago

    Hence my name for a popular social media Fakebook!!

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    TheodorFælgen  over 1 year ago

    One week!?Everyone here in Denmark gets 5 weeks and most get 6 weeks – with pay of course. Is it really just one week in the US?

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    VICTOR PROULX  over 1 year ago

    What if Ashley had planned this as her week at the beach?

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    jonesbeltone  over 1 year ago

    Her life as it WAS!

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    Ksandler4570  over 1 year ago

    Work for yourself and you don’t have to live like this.

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    jel354  over 1 year ago

    Those IG posts will only be possible with “Throwback Thursdays,” “Flashback Fridays,” or whatever “supportive” challenge Facebook wishes to propose.

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    jscarff57 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    We were supposed to be in Hawaii this week… thanks, virus…

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    Bucinka  over 1 year ago

    Hands up if you feel me on panel 4….

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    Cozmik Cowboy  over 1 year ago (Didn’t want to take the time to find it on gocomics).

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    del_grande Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Doesn’t she have to use her one week of vacation driving her son to and from his week-long soccer tournament?

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Social media is filled with rumors and lies about other people’s lives.

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    Pig111  over 1 year ago

    If you like Pearls Before Swine, “like” this comment. If you dislike Pearls Before Swine, reply to this comment and say “I hate Pearls Before Swine

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    DCBakerEsq  over 1 year ago

    I don’t social media anymore. Unless you count GoComics comments.

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    grange  over 1 year ago

    She’s an early drinker. The sun rises over the gulf when you’re in Cancun.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  over 1 year ago

    I’ve been following this strip too long. As soon as I saw her name I was expecting the strip to lead to her death, with the clergy at the funeral chanting “Ash’s to ashes”…

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    Then she died and went to ashes.

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    jmcenanly  over 1 year ago

    Right about now, Ashley is looking at the grey part of her life as “The good old days.”

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    davids.comments  over 1 year ago

    Ashley must have a very short commute or a late start time at the office if she’s getting up at 6:30. Before COVID WFH, I was already on the train at 6:30. (and I used to walk uphill to school, both directions)

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I didn’t know you could use the word “crappy” in a comic strip. Neat.

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    streetbeater  over 1 year ago

    We all make our choices….

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    TarchonEtruscan  over 1 year ago

    As usual, pathetic.

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    Ammosexual Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I worked at one place for over 34years, when they sold and I lost my job I received 22k in back vacation pay. I wish now I would have taken the time to enjoy life. How can you vacation when you have no job ?

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    Caldonia  over 1 year ago

    I would like to try to get on Facebook and make posts of misery just for the lols (“here’s me burning dinner!”). But I guess people who know me would worry, and people who don’t would just troll me.

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    I don’t know about Facebook (never used it, never will), but I’ve come to the conclusion that Twitter can be defined as “the forum for those who have absolutely, positively nothing to say and can say it loudly and repeatedly.” I suspect Facebook is much the same.

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    rugeirn  over 1 year ago

    Hmm. Works at a job that involves meetings in conference rooms. Sound professional. Therefore definitely not running a cash register in a Kroger’s or similar dead-end, low-pay, fluctuating-hours, no-benefits job of the kind that millions of people have.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 1 year ago

    All they see are the tips of the iceberg.

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    Bicycle Dude  over 1 year ago

    It always looks better than it is.

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    litchick32  over 1 year ago

    This was my life a couple of years ago minus the kids and the vacation. I was at a job I hated but then the company closed. I then found a job that I love. I’ve been there for 2 years. Made some great friends and have cut down on my stress

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    It’s a Digital Delusion, Pig! A Social Media Scam!. Ashley is faking it in more ways than one….

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    Little Doge  over 1 year ago

    What if I told you… Her life was a lie

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    Darth Revan II  23 days ago

    I have something to say: Something

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