Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 18, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Isn’t that the definition of hope?

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    BasilBruce  about 2 months ago

    Cynical response: This little piggie went bananas.

    Non-cynical response: Pig makes Raggedy Ann look like Oscar the Grouch.

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    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Die hard .

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    Nachikethass  about 2 months ago

    I prefer a blindfold nowadays, to go with my face mask. And I am partly deaf…

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    B UTTONS  about 2 months ago

    Pig’s placing Mail-in Ballot collection boxes.

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    gbars70  about 2 months ago

    Pig is determined but hopeless…

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    The very same box that Pandora used to have.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Rat, you cannot destroy Pig’s Hopes and Dreams so easily.

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    syzygy47  about 2 months ago

    Why, the sheer “Audacity of Hope”!

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    blunebottle  about 2 months ago

    “Hope springs eternal.”

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    I thought life of Pig ended as pork chops or bacon.

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    I always carry a little picanic basket of hope. If it breaks, I just go and steal another one.

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    iggyman  about 2 months ago

    Better times are coming, right Pig?

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    Imaginarium  about 2 months ago

    Another Pig “Debbie Downer” moment brought to you by Rat ! … Croc Power !

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 2 months ago

    At least Pig is not completely hopeless.

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    Zebrastripes  about 2 months ago

    The moral of the story is Never give up your cardboard box of hope….even though it may collapse once in a while….

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    MS72  about 2 months ago

    Is Pig related to Sparky’s Pig-Pen?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Pig sees the glass as half full

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    1953Baby  about 2 months ago


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    Kaputnik  about 2 months ago

    You’re up, Emily.

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers


    “Hope” is the thing with feathers -

    That perches in the soul -

    And sings the tune without the words -

    And never stops – at all -

    And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard -

    And sore must be the storm -

    That could abash the little Bird

    That kept so many warm -

    I’ve heard it in the chillest land -

    And on the strangest Sea -

    Yet – never – in Extremity,

    It asked a crumb – of me.

    Her working title was “Hope is the Thing with Cardboard, Tape, and Staples”, but “feathers” sounded better, and didn’t screw up the meter.

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    pheets  about 2 months ago

    I think that translates to… perseverance? Not a bad thing at all : )

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member about 2 months ago

    That box would only be improved upon by adding Snuffles.

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    BillBrooks  about 2 months ago

    Is Rat really drinking tea?

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  about 2 months ago

    Talk about hopeless.

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    David Henderson  about 2 months ago

    Sorry pig, I do not think there is enough tape in the whole world to keep that box together for long.

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    Golf Buddy  about 2 months ago

    How hopes get dashed…

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    TheBigPickle  about 2 months ago

    Unrealistic. Rat drinking tea? Must be some whiskey in it…

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    Geophyzz  about 2 months ago

    “And now these three remain: faith hope and love…” Corinthians 13:13 and Alan Jackson

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    jdsven  about 2 months ago

    Unfortunately beneath the sign that said 2020 were inscribed the words," Abandon Every Hope All ye Who Enter Here."

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    Steverino Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I thought Hope (Hicks) was quarantining with the virus. So now there is no Hope.

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    zeexenon  about 2 months ago

    Ironically, I once dated a pretty girl named Hope. Never saw her again. No Hope, no box.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Will Pig’s Box O’ Hope be followed by a Box O’ Crosby?!?

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    raybarb44  about 2 months ago

    Metaphor on life. No matter what happens, don’t give up on hope….

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 months ago

    Keep the ‘happy Pig’ strips coming, Pastis Just as long as he isn’t eating bacon.

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    marilynnbyerly  about 2 months ago

    Hope lives inside of most of us, Pig. You don’t need a box.

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    sandflea  about 2 months ago

    Here a tape, there a tape, everywhere a tape tape.

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    JohnDough  about 2 months ago

    I didn’t know Pig worked for UPS.

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    stevesilver48  about 2 months ago

    Does anyone know what Concretionist is talking about?

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    asrialfeeple  about 2 months ago

    “All it needs is some love” I think his hope got dashed.

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    DCBakerEsq  about 2 months ago

    What’s inside a Box o’ Hope?

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    Sisyphos  about 2 months ago

    Sometimes I get the impression that Rat doesn’t really like Pig.

    Then I realize it’s that Pig is such an easy target!

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