Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 15, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    The other option is to schedule to do nothing.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 1 year ago

    But how do you know when you’re done?

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    Notaspy  over 1 year ago

    On this topic, does anyone have any real suggestions for how to not procrastinate?

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago


    Make an earnest to do list, lock it in a strong box. Mail the key to a random address postage due and with a random return address.

    Go to the hardware store and buy a bunch of key blanks. Begin acting on your to-do list once one of those key blanks open the strong box.

    If none work, blame Rat.

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    PICTO  over 1 year ago
    The only person to get everything done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe…
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    ariel777000  over 1 year ago

    Well…I don’t do a “To Do” list. I do a “I got these things done” list. I call it my “Victory List.” Doing a Victory List helps me fight depression because it motivates me to get something done. Count everything at first—taking a shower, brushing your hair. If you get to eight things by the end of the day, write “Victory!” at the bottom of your list and give yourself some stars and smiley faces. Depression freezes you. But this is a way to break out of it.

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    Sanspareil  over 1 year ago

    The “to don’t” list works for me!

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    rekam Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Brother gave hubby “a round To It” once. It’s been many years and I don’t know where it is now.

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    jpayne4040  over 1 year ago

    Can’t argue with that, Goat!

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    TampaFanatic1  over 1 year ago

    “Put off until tomorrow what you do not have to do today!” That should be the mantra of Pig!

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    Purple People Eater  over 1 year ago

    Never procrastonate today when you can procrastinate tomorrow.

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    I like Pig’s logic.

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Happy as a Pig in mud ;-) … Croc Power !

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    Imagine  over 1 year ago

    Procrastinating means pushing things off to some later time. Instead of procrastinating, how about just deciding not to do certain things at all?

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 1 year ago

    “Never do today that which can be put off until tomorrow, for events may occur which will cause to regret your hasty action!”

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 1 year ago

    “Never do tomorrow that which can be put off until the day after tomorrow…”

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    Fred  over 1 year ago

    For some reason, this looks very similar to division by zero…

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    nosirrom  over 1 year ago

    I’m not saying that I’m a procrastinator but I have one item on my to do list that’s been there for 15 years.

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    I maintain a list of things done. Much more satisfying.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    How do you not procrastinate.

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    windfinder  over 1 year ago

    If something now or later, might or might not, seem to cause a problem either now or later, it is easily solved by saying “F it”. Thereby putting the problem whether solved or unsolved, behind you, letting life go on at a normal unhindered pace.

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    To-Do List: Make To-Do List.

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    Snolep  over 1 year ago

    When it comes to crastinating Pig is a pro.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Pig is always agreeable…even if it doesn’t make sense…

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    I had a very obvious joke for that, but I digress. Sometimes I think Pastis goes too far making Pig into a loser; anyone else think that?

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    Steverino Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I used to belong to the Procrastinator Society. Funny, we never got around to having meetings.

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    eastport46  over 1 year ago

    i used to go to “procrastinators anonymous” meetings but they kept postponing them…

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    l3i7l  over 1 year ago

    Why do I hear Annie singing in my head…“Tomorrow!Tomorrow!I love yaTomorrow!You’re always a day away”

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    At my age, I dutifully make a To-Do list daily. Then my advancing senility kicks in, and I either lose it, or if I find it I look at it and wonder who’s been writing me lists of things to do. . . .

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    RaZaP  over 1 year ago

    Pig should also have, ‘Eat cheese’ and ‘Lie in bed’ on his list. Remember kids, set expectations low.

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    marilynnbyerly  over 1 year ago

    Procrastination requires too much work. I prefer apathy.

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    maverick.kaminski  over 1 year ago

    Learn from a Master. Watch Tim Urban’s Ted Talk on the subject. Bonus: it’s hilarious.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Pig has got me thinking…which means I can’t do anything for a while! :D

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    Nobody has pointed out that if Pig does do anything during the week, he’s failed.

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    WaltWenger Premium Member over 1 year ago

    There’s one thing on Pig’s list, and he didn’t do it. First off, he made a list. Doesn’t sound like procrastination to me. Second, he procrastinated. I’m sorry, weren’t you supposed to procrastinate about doing that?

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    LrdSlvrhnd  over 1 year ago

    The more I read this strip, the more Pig becomes my hero.

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    ajramsay  over 1 year ago

    This is the perfect answer to procrastination! I salute you, sir!

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Gee, Goat, you sure picked a bad time to get stupid all of a sudden.

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    TarchonEtruscan  over 1 year ago

    Just go away!

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Pig’s logic is impeccable. His work ethic, not so much….

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    StarBeak  over 1 year ago

    I know a good way to stop procrastination. But I will post it tomorrow.

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