Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 20, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Pig, use that smartphone to order yourself an old fashioned alarm clock.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    How come that Pig has a driving license ? Magic of comics .

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    How did we survive before smart phones?

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    I can’t sympathize with Pig; I have wall clocks, an alarm clock, and a watch, as well as a mobile phone. Why do some people think that having one of these things means that you shouldn’t have the others as well?

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    So, if your WHOLE LIFE is tied to a single device, what happens when the device fails some way? I figure I’m better off because I have a phone AND A computer. And I’f figured out how to charge the phone at the other end of the house from my bed, so sometimes I don’t even wake up when it rings. Bliss.

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    Alien-X  over 1 year ago

    Pig is the definition of an addict.

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    AndreasMartin  over 1 year ago

    Hmm. I use my smartphone mainly for reading. No need of extra light sources. Very practical.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    I have a smart phone, but only use it for calls! The screen is too small for me to use it for too many things, but I do use it to look up phone numbers and occasionally names.

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Pig since you are awake start writing a book : How to Kick Your Smartphone Addiction ! … Croc Power !

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    DamnHappyChappy  over 1 year ago

    If Smartphones disappeared tomorrow, I would survive but the kids of today would go into some kind of meltdown.

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    jessie d. Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The alternative path is to rid ourselves of the entirety of the GOP, then our rage, our terror, and our utter contempt of our fellowman will be no more.

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    Kaputnik  over 1 year ago

    I actually still have an alarm clock, although I use my phone for that more often. But it’s true that my smart phone is the only way that someone could try to contact me now and have a chance of being answered right away. Got rid of my landline once the cell service got reliable enough, and I’m not always look at Email on my computer.

    Well, okay, they could come around and start banging on my door.

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    cdward  over 1 year ago

    Technology does try to make itself irreplaceable. We have difficulty surviving without cars, telephones of any sort, clocks, radios, microwaves — they’re all technology. While nobody has to have the latest and greatest, there are precious few who don’t depend on it.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I will die with only a land line.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    There’s help for addiction…..

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    Ralph Newbill  over 1 year ago

    But a clock-radio. Problem solved.

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    Snolep  over 1 year ago

    I find it far more efficient to glance at my wrist when I want to know the time than to fish out my phone and push the button to bring up the screen.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    I can’t remember what life was like without smart devices.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And this is why I still have a desktop, alarm clock et cetera. My phone is for phone calls ONLY.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    Pig has a car, so as someone above says he must have a license, does he ride a Harley in nice weather? You know a “Hog”!

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    I have to say, even though I have a smart phone and only use it for calls and looking up numbers, I still have a landline so I can dial my smart phone so I know where I last put it down!

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    diskus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Actually I love that i can turn the thing off every evening well before bed and back on when im ready in the morning. Its not on as of yet.

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    Reader  over 1 year ago

    Don’t read the bad stuff. Read GoComics. Except PBS – it’s often a downer these days.

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    kartis  over 1 year ago

    In ten years we will be wondering what the fuss was about phones.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 1 year ago

    As the saying goes in certain technologically au courant circles: “Dumb people use smartphones (like Pig), smart people use dumbphones! (like my burner TracFone)”

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    I haven’t needed an alarm to wake me up for 40 years. I get out of bed when I decide I won’t get back to sleep – generally between 3 am and 4:30.

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    Steverino Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I don’t have to keep charging my smartphone because I originally paid for it with a credit card. Charged it the first time and it stayes charged.

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    LKrueger41  over 1 year ago

    Owned by the phone.

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    hfelder7219  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of the old Far Side cartoon where everyone in heaven is just standing around staring at their empty hand!

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    raybarb44  over 1 year ago

    Lesson learned by all I hope……

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    DCBakerEsq  over 1 year ago

    Lemmings. Who pay for the privilege. Sadly.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    I keep my phone in the next room the night before I go to bed. That keeps it away from me while I sleep, and it means I actually have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm.

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    In a pig’s eye!

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    Seed_drill  over 1 year ago

    Still use an alarm clock and landline. I’ve got a smart phone, but we don’t have service where I live and it’s usually almost dead by the end of the day, so I don’t trust it to wake me up.

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    hda2z Premium Member over 1 year ago

    most of the time i forget to turn mine on.

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    I leave my phone in my home office when I go to sleep. My old fashioned alarm clock is nearly 30 years old if I need it.

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    phlash  over 1 year ago

    BÖC has a song about that on the new album.

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    VickiP123  over 1 year ago

    I never use that thing in the a.m. – it beeps all night with other notifications I thought I’d turned off and drives me nuts. Have a regular clock alarm I haven’t set since working from home since my hubby gets up at 5:15 – so I get up at 5:20…works perfect

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    rstove428 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    We’re doomed. The computer revolution has come, but instead of giant robots laying devastation and fire on us, it’s Alexa and smartphones. They got us with convenience, the clever bastards.

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    bunny-hugger Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Uh… I have an alarm clock.

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    NWdryad  over 1 year ago

    Try Alexa.

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    Nancy Simpson Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The phone’s gps navigator is priceless. You used to fumble over an outdated paper map while trying to steer and not miss an exit.

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    i remember when all we had was the old black landline telephones – there was no choice of color back then- and that was only way to reach someone, besides the mail

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    knight1192a  over 1 year ago

    Well if you had things actually dedicated to those items, instead of a very poor jack of all trades and absolute master of none taking their place, then you’d be in better shape.

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    chemgal  over 1 year ago

    A cheap radio alarm clock is a worthwhile investment. The rule in our house is no cell phones in the bedrooms. Seems to work just fine.

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    aerotica69  over 1 year ago

    Yet another reason I have never joined in on that cellularized phone fad.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  over 1 year ago

    Just one reason I refuse to own a smart phone.

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    Kathy M T M Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Get an Alexa- she can tell you the weather. time. play music, white noise etc

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Just admit it to yourself, Pig. You’re hopelessly addicted to the smartphone. —And you aren’t the only one….

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    LOAFY  over 1 year ago

    I use an alarm clock/radio and that works fine.

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