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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 29, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 months ago

    Either a genius or he’s completely insane.

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    Arbitrary  9 months ago

    It’s really not that complicated a plot.

    You’re a genius if you know if the top fell or not. And I do. It did. Any other geniuses that can answer as to how one would know?

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    marilynnbyerly  9 months ago

    And some of us were smart enough to recognize pretentious nonsense and avoid both films.

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    MatthewHecht  9 months ago

    I got you beat, I understand all of Pokemon.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  9 months ago

    and to think Calvin is a certified genius… based upon his business card

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    hariseldon59  9 months ago

    As opposed to a "super genius (Wile E. Coyote) or a “very stable genius”.

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    Bilan  9 months ago

    Being a genius is not rare; 2% of the population have that IQ. That means in a typical baseball game, there are about 400 geniuses in the stand (maybe not for a Yankees game).

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    frequency270  9 months ago

    The plot of Memento is, based on two primary choices, whichever one you want it to be.

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    Jonathan Mason  9 months ago

    What are Inception and Memento? Films?

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    Concretionist  9 months ago

    I never heard of either one.

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    Caldonia  9 months ago

    Geez, people, they’re only movies. Watch something else if they tick you off so much.

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Better a certified genius than a stable genius.

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    iggyman  9 months ago

    There are 2 kinds of “genius”, the book learning kind that is well read, or the guy down the street who can fix anything that’s broke, I would rather be the latter!

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. That’s why it stinks!

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    TampaFanatic1  9 months ago

    Hmmm so AL can tell me if DiCaprio Cobb is still dreaming or not when he goes to see his kids…… The movie made a ton of coin, thats for sure…….

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    dadoctah  9 months ago

    He’s ahead of me. I’m still trying to figure out “The Maltese Falcon”.

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    Kurtass Premium Member 9 months ago

    But did he get the plot of “Mulholland Drive”?

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 9 months ago

    Yeah, but I’ll bet you didn’t even make it to the end of your driveway with Lost Highway.

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    wrd2255  9 months ago

    This is Stephan. Don’t believe his lies!

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    Breadboard  9 months ago

    Don’t know … so … Croc Power !

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    J Quest  9 months ago

    “Remember Sammy Jankis…”

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    Reader  9 months ago

    The plot flaw with inceptions was that he did not actually plant an idea in his wife’s mind; rather he just reminded her of something she already knew. Memento was definitely a challenge!

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    JD_Rhoades  9 months ago

    I’m so glad my twenty-one year old son was there to explain Inception to me, or I would have been totally lost.

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    Snolep  9 months ago

    All those who claim they never saw Memento actually did, but just have no memory of it.

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    James Wolfenstein  9 months ago

    I’m a certified genius. I printed the certificate myself. I’m the only one who can certify me because I’m a certified genius :D

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    Whatcouldgowrong  9 months ago

    I’m currently struggling to keep the villains on Perry Mason sorted out. But I’m pretty sure there’s a bad cop somewhere in there.

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    david_42  9 months ago

    More of a perversion, than genius.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  9 months ago

    And some of us are smart enough to see how Hollywood executives don’t know anything about entertainment.

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    chris_o42  9 months ago

    Well I understood ALL of the Marvel movies. So there.

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    RobinHood  9 months ago

    Both film directed by Christopher Nolan. Can’t say I’m a fan.

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    Jethro Flatline Premium Member 9 months ago

    But is he a trained hypnotist with a coffee-sipping vlog/cult/thing that rebrands anti-social behaviour as master persuasion? That’s some genius stuff right there, folks.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 9 months ago

    You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Al.

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    gduncan58  9 months ago

    Inception was a bit too esoteric for me, the effects and cinematography was beautiful though. After a stressful day at work sometimes you just need a goofy comedy like Top Secret! or Blazing Saddles to unwind.

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    jrlind55  9 months ago

    I understood ‘Memento’, which is why I didn’t like it (even if the ‘protagonist’ drove the same car as I did).

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 9 months ago

    Comments: I don’t like it, so it must be bad. I don’t understand it, so it must be evil. ????

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  9 months ago

    So he’s an expert on Christopher Nolan films. And that is practical right now why?

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    Ken Gagne Premium Member 9 months ago

    Get back to me when he understands “Primer”.

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    WCraft Premium Member 9 months ago

    Oh yeah? Explain the ending of “Lost” to us!

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    Friend  9 months ago

    What’s so hard about Inception?

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    Ermine Notyours  9 months ago

    Inception was showing at the Los Angeles Cinerama Theater when I went there to see a movie. On a later trip, I was on an airplane glancing at others watching people on airplanes in Inception on their iPads.

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    Cerabooge  9 months ago

    Understands Inception? That’s some fifth-level deep thinking there.

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    eladee AKA Wally  9 months ago

    I’m a genius!

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    eladee AKA Wally  9 months ago

    Who knew?

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    redback  9 months ago

    I’ve heard that if you can recognize an elephant in a picture you can call yourself a genius and people will vote for you to run a country

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    FXP1951  9 months ago

    HYSTERICAL!!! Christopher is going to LOVE this!!!

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    diegot  9 months ago

    Oh, well, I guess I’m a real lamebrain, never heard of either one!

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    grafdog  9 months ago

    “The Prestige” was a WAY better Nolan film than “Inception”. Change my mind.

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    DCBakerEsq  9 months ago

    Yes, but can he explain ‘Dark’ to me?

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    NancyLouiseFreeman  9 months ago

    But what about Primer?

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    Jovvie5  9 months ago

    So I guess I’m not a genius.

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    willie_mctell  9 months ago

    “Inception” is a new to me. I did walk out of “8 1/2.”.

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    Donald Heller  9 months ago

    Interesting. When something is over one’s head, they are quick to point out how stupid or meaningless it is. That’s why broad education is so useful.

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    Daeder  9 months ago

    But does he understand “person, woman, man, camera, TV”? Only a true genius can parrot those words in order! Derp!

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    konjiki  9 months ago

    NOLAN!!!

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    Sisyphos  9 months ago

    I’ve never seen either, and don’t miss them. Does that qualify me as anything?

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    BasilBruce  9 months ago

    I would call a genius anyone who can rationally explain the final scene of The Paper Chase.

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    Michael McKown Premium Member 9 months ago

    Memento isn’t hard to understand. It’s just a pain in the…uhhh…well you know.

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    liberalnlovinit  9 months ago

    OOOOOOO!!!! I understood it TOOOOOO!!!!!

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    gmgeneral  9 months ago

    The central themes and questions of Memento are amazing. So is the philosophical question of the first Matrix. The rest of them are consumed by fate vs destiny, (which is a philosophical black hole with no meaning regardless of the answer)

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    thatcherhaldors  6 months ago

    He would be true genius if he under stood the plot of frozen 2

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