Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 24, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 2 months ago

    If the letter had said “Whoopsie Daisies,” then Bill the Butcher is the powers that be.

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    Notaspy  2 months ago

    Isn’t Pastis the Power That Is here?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 2 months ago

    Well, at least that is a little bit funny, unlike most of what preceeded last week.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  2 months ago

    I thought “the powers that be” were informing Pastis that he is being streamlined off GC.

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    danketaz Premium Member 2 months ago

    I think they are quoting Guard Duck.

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    Zykoic  2 months ago

    My retirement plan only included one “Black Swan” event.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 2 months ago

    Yeah… “once in a lifetime” has morphed into ho-hum repetition.

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    hammytech  2 months ago

    Sorry, but it’s a highly touted axiom that the Ultimate Power that Be NEVER says oopsie doopsie.

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    deojaideep  2 months ago

    Can we vote against “These Powers That Be In The Universe”??

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 2 months ago

    As if the universe cares.

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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    Why in the WORLD (so to speak) would the powers that be in the whole universe even notice  our tiny little backwoods planet on a lesser arm of a nothing-special galaxy? Much less apologize.

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    gopher gofer  2 months ago

    soon, they’ll realize they’re in the zoo on tralfamadore…

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    Yontrop  2 months ago

    “The Powers That Be” will have a chance to make up for a lot in November.

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    PleaseStay6PixelsAway  2 months ago

    If that is really the policy, then I’m owed a lot of good years (and I don’t mean tires).

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    Gent  2 months ago

    No. It wasn’t some fictional “powers that be in the universe” who did this. We know who did this and WHO helped them.

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    iggyman  2 months ago

    It hit the fan this year for sure!

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    Comicgeek  2 months ago

    This sounds like sarcasm.

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    jpayne4040  2 months ago

    I don’t like their attitude either! If they were really sorry they’d make up for it with a bunch of good next year!

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    dbuvens  2 months ago

    Maybe we’re just balancing for the Summer of 68?

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 2 months ago

    Oopsie Doopsie, doesn’t begin to describe the clusterf@#k that 2020 has been!!!

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 2 months ago

    I like to think that it has balanced – someone, somewhere, is having the best year anyone has ever had.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  2 months ago

    Well, at least they admit it.

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    Geophyzz  2 months ago

    Isaiah 45:7 I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times.

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    80 year old nate  2 months ago

    I don’t normally comment (or read for that matter) but I noticed despite there being 4x the likes there are half the comments Big Nate has. When I read Pearls treasuries there are normally a lot of things that come to mind that I could comment on yet it looks like people only make accounts to like pearls.

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    wilhemenacooker  2 months ago

    it was said that the Norse Gods were not perfect – i learned that from Stan Lee

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    zerotvus  2 months ago

    call it character building…see i got more character!

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    Imaginarium  2 months ago

    Rat other than Beer what do you like ? …. Croc Power !

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    Zebrastripes  2 months ago

    Somehow that Karma dude got mixed up who he was supposed to zap….

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    SALUDADOG  2 months ago

    Oopsie doopsie? Where is the comic censor when you need him?

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    ERBEN2  2 months ago

    What does that really mean ?

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    diskus Premium Member 2 months ago

    Thanks for the decrease in traffic. Can you do something about the gators and guard duck though? Missed.

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    snookdog69  2 months ago

    no the universe is rigged too.

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    notjimothy  2 months ago

    Afraid that the POWERS THAT BE IN THE UNIVERSE is not a democratic organization.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  2 months ago

    If that’s your explanation . . .

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    Linguist  2 months ago

    It is unfortunate that it took a worldwide pandemic to make us realize that we humans are all in this together. The novel Coronavirus does not discriminate, it has no nationality, no political agenda. It is an equal opportunity killer.

    It is only the Political Powers That Be that have tried to turn this disease into something to feather their own nest with. Unfortunately, almost to a man ( or woman ), they’ve made complete ballocks of it!

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 2 months ago

    Scary part is, there’s still three months to go.

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    Zontar from Venus  2 months ago

    The “Powers that be” in the universe have simply given up and allowed evil to reign supreme.

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    Agapostemon  2 months ago

    Fans of 2020 will be disappointed to hear that the Earth will NOT be hit by an asteroid this afternoon.

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    John Jorgensen  2 months ago

    I don’t like the implication that some abstract fate has brought us to this. Our miseries have been written by human agency and we should hold the specific individuals responsible for our suffering to account.

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    marilynnbyerly  2 months ago

    Stephen Crane — A man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!”.“However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me. A sense of obligation.”

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    zeexenon  2 months ago

    Our Top 0.1% never did better.

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    DCBakerEsq  2 months ago

    Are these the same guys who were behind The Big Bang?

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    BasilBruce  2 months ago

    I thought the Powers That Be only conversed with Broom Hilda. Could Irwin secretly be Pig in a fur coat?

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    Sisyphos  2 months ago

    Why would The Powers That Be in the Universe send a letter when a lightning bolt or two would do just as well and far more dramatically? Get real!

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    prrdh  2 months ago

    Typical committee work.

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    mymail  2 months ago

    I think Pastis and others might be surprised at the end of the year.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 2 months ago

    The Powers that Be have messed up so badly, that we demand that the rest of the 20’s be excellent to make up for it. At least I demand it.

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