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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 20, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 5 months ago

    Then you better appreciate today!

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    Sherlock Watson  5 months ago

    “The beginning of a new day is the beginning of a new life.” —Ray Bolger, on an episode of Battlestar Galactica

    Hey, you take comfort wherever you can find it.

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    MatthewHecht  5 months ago

    2 days from now is another day.

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    pearlsbs  5 months ago

    One day closer to the end of your life.

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    LastRoseOfSummer 1 Premium Member 5 months ago

    You can count on it…

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    Concretionist  5 months ago

    When the world gives you lemons, you have some positive options. When the world breaks your arm by busting a durian fruit on it… maybe it’s okay to just hunker and endure.

    (that was a pair of metaphors)

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    pschearer Premium Member 5 months ago

    “Tomorrow is another day”?? That’s from that racist movie!! Cancel this comic!!

    (Nah, just joshin’ ya.)

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    Nachikethass  5 months ago

    Stephan Pastis must be a hoot to live with in quarantine!

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    Robin Harwood  5 months ago

    Can you be sure tomorrow is another day? It might just be this one recycled with a slightly different paint job.

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    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member 5 months ago

    Confusion will be my epitaph/As I crawl a cracked and broken path/If we make it, we can all sit back and laugh/But I fear, tomorrow, I’ll be crying/Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I’ll be crying/Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I’ll be crying/

    Epitaph , King Crimson , 1968

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    A Common 'tator  5 months ago

    Tomorrow never comes…

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    gbars70  5 months ago

    Rat is becoming a Debbie Downer.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 5 months ago

    The rule is jam every other day. So you get none today. Today isn’t any other day, you know.

    [To paraphrase the Red Queen’s admonition to Alice.]

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 5 months ago

    We’ve run out of time, panel, so I’m going to flip all the cards. Arlene, your guess was very close. Mr. Rat is a professional Malcontent.

    [Paraphrasing John Charles Daly.]

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    gopher gofer  5 months ago

    i hope it’ll be bigly bettery…

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    Gent  5 months ago

    Tomorrow might be better than this one too, you pessimistic rat!

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    Imaginarium  5 months ago

    Pink Floyd’s …. “Time” comes to mind ! … Croc Power !

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    Caldonia  5 months ago

    depressed writer is depressed pt. 1,684

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  5 months ago

    I feel your pain, Rat. The world is in a health crisis right now and keep in mind, you’re a rat. You only got like four or five years.

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    Markov Da Hamilton Cat  5 months ago

    Do you realize the number of real words said in this strip comes down to 9.

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    1953Baby  5 months ago

    “Some days are diamonds, some days are stone. . .”

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think

    Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink

    The years go by, as quickly as a wink

    Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Let’s hope November 3 will be an even better day!

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    walstib  5 months ago

    “Everyday is a gift.” (from my sister after surviving a serious illness).

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Can 2020 get any worse?

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    Whatcouldgowrong  5 months ago

    I’m old, getting older faster. Constant pain in several areas, don’t think there’s a single body part or system that is working right. But I’ve come up with a catchy, thought-provoking response to the inane “How are you doing?” greeting. “Worse than yesterday, but better than tomorrow.”

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    iggyman  5 months ago

    “Today is the first day of the rest of your life” It’s up to you what you do with it!

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    e.groves  5 months ago

    Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so make the most of today. Be kind to others.

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    Ralph Newbill  5 months ago

    Given the state of things….

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    Reader  5 months ago

    Today is already great. I expect tomorrow to be no less so. In fact it will be better, because my comics will be better – PBS can’t get lazier that this one.

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member 5 months ago

    You should switch to “I can’t Believe it’s Not Better”.

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    diskus Premium Member 5 months ago

    Guard Duck, please return an escort Rat away to wherever.

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    RobinHood  5 months ago

    Burma Shave

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    Zebrastripes  5 months ago

    Pessimistic RAT inflames paranoid PIG!

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    ocarol7 Premium Member 5 months ago

    My betterness is feeling More bettery, thanks to you-

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    Al Nala  5 months ago

    Is bummer, yes?

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    Linguist  5 months ago

    I have often said: Today is the Tomorrow you worried about Yesterday … And now you know why!

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    DCBakerEsq  5 months ago

    The only thing you control is how you react.

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    willie_mctell  5 months ago

    Rat should become a motivational speaker. He has a gift.

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    Troglodyte  5 months ago

    Things appear different when you’re a Rat.

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    Northgalus2002  5 months ago

    Rat is SUCH a ray of sunshine, Pig. I can see why you hang out with him! Seriously, you need more positive dudes in your life.

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    oakie817  5 months ago

    i can’t believe it’s not bettery

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    DondiDoo  5 months ago

    Few years from now, these might be the good old days.

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    wilhemenacooker  5 months ago

    every day is a holiday, every paycheck a fortune, and every meal a feast – life is good

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    Flatworm  5 months ago

    In the world of Trump’s America, you can be reasonably sure that tomorrow will indeed be worse even than today.

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    magdala666  5 months ago

    Under different circumstances, Rat’s attitude might be called pessimistic, but given our current situation, I’d call him a realist.

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    mrrescueguy51  5 months ago

    When life gives you lemon, throw them at people. That will make you feel better

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    asrialfeeple  5 months ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep9Vzb6R_58

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    Sisyphos  5 months ago

    Rat does a nice job with the mime-signs, and shakes up the usually-bubbly Pig! Well done, sir!

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