Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 21, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 months ago

    My Father’s doctor told him to stop watching the news in order to control his anxiety.

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    MatthewHecht  9 months ago

    I did that and problems are all solved.

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    Bilan  9 months ago

    Pig figured that out months ago. Just stay in bed.

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    Sherlock Watson  9 months ago

    Today’s background music: “Draggin’ the Line” by Tommy James.

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    kaffekup   9 months ago

    Pig’s next life hack:

    How to Live to 100

    “Live to 99 and then be very careful!

    “You’re welcome!”

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    mwksix  9 months ago

    He needs to be in front of a cave on top of a mountain!

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    Alexander the Good Enough  9 months ago

    My father always told me “Son, worry is the price one pays for what doesn’t happen!” He never got so far as to tell me the First Corollary: Therefore worry!

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    Concretionist  9 months ago

    Simply existing isn’t much of an … existence. But as soon as you want something, you’re trapped into the circle of chasing what you ain’t got. The trick, I think, is to learn to enjoy what you DO have.

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    stillfickled Premium Member 9 months ago

    Now if he could only master no smudges on his face. ( I know, I know, he’s a pig.)

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    hariseldon59  9 months ago

    “Don’t worry. Be happy.”

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    Gent  9 months ago

    This “no problem utopia” that many seek, it’s a delusion. There will always be problems. Always expect problems and be ready to face them and try to solve them. The real problem arises when you keep expecting a delusional ideal that’s practically unachievable.

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    Kind&Kinder  9 months ago

    Philosophy is always fascinating on paper. Sometimes applying it can be helpful, sometimes not. The problem is that there is no real answer beyond personal choice. Someone else’s morals, ethics and modus vivendi may suit them, but you may not fit their mold. Just watch your Karma. What goes around will surely come around. If you cast your bread upon the water, betcha dollars to doughnuts it’ll come back soggy with your future. So only toss bread in you want to see again!

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    gopher gofer  9 months ago

    peace of mind is watching someone else struggle. even better if it’s someone you dislike…

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    gbars70  9 months ago

    A life without problems is a life without creative solutions, which in turn, provide life’s meaning.

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    iggyman  9 months ago

    Sometimes life is Sisyphean!

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    Caldonia  9 months ago

    Goat should probably stop reading Pig’s little notes like this. Like, back off, man. Rude.

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    MayCauseBurns  9 months ago

    The secret to happiness is good health and a bad memory.

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    Breadboard  9 months ago

    Ah …. Master Pig ….. we’ve been waiting for you ! … Croc Power !

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    That’s like the key to eternal life: keep breathing.

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    1953Baby  9 months ago

    That precludes the existence of other people. . .

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  9 months ago

    Now if only that were possible.

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    cdnalor  9 months ago

    No wife, no kids, no problems.

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    Beaker  9 months ago

    From the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. At the end of a Tooter Turtle misadventure, Mr. Wizard would say, “Be what you is, not what you is not. The people who do this are the happiest lot.”

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    Whatcouldgowrong  9 months ago

    I’ve been having a great time watching the news and laughing, ever since I learned to despise humanity.

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    lv2sew  9 months ago

    Has Pig been to the Big Ass on the Hill?

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    Ignatz Premium Member 9 months ago

    So Pig is a Buddhist?

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    Linguist  9 months ago

    Worrying about something you have no control over is counter-productive to achieving happiness and peace of mind. Conversely, actively working to resolve problems brings a level of satisfaction, and solving the problem can bring the pure joy of accomplishment.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  9 months ago

    See Job 5:7.

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    thelost wizard  9 months ago

    Alfred E. Neuman.

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    Ratkin  9 months ago

    What’s with the spots on Pig’s forehead and cheek? A bindi? Leaky pen?

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    Zebrastripes  9 months ago

    Life’s a bumpy and twisted road….take it as it comes…one day at a time…..

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    ocarol7 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Good luck with That, Sweet Pig-

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    DCBakerEsq  9 months ago

    Truth or Happiness? Which are you pursuing?

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    Altar_Ego  9 months ago

    Philippians 4:11-13

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    TwilightFaze  9 months ago

    Reminds me of a Fable 3 joke: “To be a master marksman, just don’t miss. It’s that simple!”

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member 9 months ago

    ‘Your art, then,’ said Vertue, ‘seems to teach men that the best way of being happy is to enjoy unbroken good fortune in every respect. They would not all find the advice helpful.’—C. S. Lewis: “The Pilgrim’s Regress”

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    Jack Dawson  9 months ago

    The only people with no problems are the ones who are dead. Contentment is a great thing, but postitive-discontent is the source of progress. The trick is to have enough of both.

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    Sisyphos  9 months ago

    Now, if only Pig could master writing without getting ink all over himself! But I guess that’s asking too much….

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    sapepgoldman  9 months ago

    That was unintentionally profound. Just change pig’s response to “There are no problems in life- just challenges.”

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