Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 01, 2021


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    Defendant: I’m not responsible for this crime. It was predetermined that I would commit it.

    Judge: I would like to be lenient, but it was predetermined that I would give you the maximum sentence.

    Hello 2021

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    Did Pig and Rat switch minds?

    Happy ‘21, y’all!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Pig filled with fries . Yum !

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    oh, the “see food” diet

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    pearlsbs  4 months ago

    Hash browns with bacon.

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Attaboy, Pig. Eat more. You’re predestined to become pork anyway. (Yum yum).

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    Algolei I  4 months ago

    Now I’m hungry.

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    in the last panel pig looks pretty fried…

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    mattro65  4 months ago

    Those fries went as fast as I rip through cookies when I’ve got the munchies.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Pre-destined free will.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    Hope you supersized it first, Pig!

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    I love Pig’s expression last panel!

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Hope everyone has a “Fun 21” !

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    mjb515  4 months ago

    I have never understood why rejecting the idea of free will has any attraction to anyone.

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    jbmlaw01  4 months ago

    Calvinist vs Arminian.

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    Purple People Eater  4 months ago

    There is no such thing as “free”, Will.

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    David Henderson  4 months ago

    Every thing now days gets exploited by someone one way or another. I do not care what you name there is some one out there exploiting it for their own gain.

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    Procat Premium Member 4 months ago

    Just plain fries. No beer to wash them down.

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    wrd2255  4 months ago

    A Presbyterian minister walks out of a church. Suddenly a pine cone falls, hits him on the head. He says “I’m glad that’s over with!”

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    diskus Premium Member 4 months ago

    You were predestined to consider predestination as a possiblity and make your choice from there. Or was it really a choice. Hmmmmm

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    Breadboard  4 months ago

    Pig tis your lie you tell like you want to ! … Croc Power !

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    sykerocker  4 months ago

    How Calvinist. No, I don’t mean the comic.

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    SALUDADOG  4 months ago

    Freedom fries, not fries! Don’t you support our troupes?

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    dfrost1  4 months ago

    And we all thought that he was stupid.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    PIGS way of dealing with the unknown new year!

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    aerotica69  4 months ago

    Now I want a plate full of Mickey Dee’s fries……anyone got a time machine to take me back to 1975 when they tasted right?

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    uniquename  4 months ago

    And this is just breakfast.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  4 months ago

    So…diabetes is predestined? Predestiny is a b***h!

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    WaitingMan  4 months ago

    The entire history of the universe has been predetermined since the moment of the Big Bang. Nothing changes anything. Give up.

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    Bookworm  4 months ago

    Last I heard, the Free-Willers and the Predestinators were still tied in Overtime. It was getting ugly. /s

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  4 months ago

    Well he is a pig.

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    No free will. I kind of think that’s what 2020 and the political system have been aiming at.

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    mail2jbl  4 months ago

    Pig sounds like a hyper-Calvinist.

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    JudyAz  4 months ago

    Predestination? Is that like when you’re stuck at the airport waiting for your flight?

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    DondiDoo  4 months ago

    You are predestined to die. Everything else is “what are you willing to fight for”.

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    BiathlonNut  4 months ago

    I thought that quantum physics put paid to predestination. The Universe is stochastic.

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    rswpaul Premium Member 4 months ago

    that pile is to small. needs to be bigger

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    It’s an argument; it’s a very lame and lazy one. However, I would have put chili and cheese over that pile of fries just to fool that pesky predestination….

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    martynhappyone  4 months ago

    That same excuse has been used to defend Murderers.

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    marilynnbyerly  4 months ago

    I’m Team Free Will, myself. Real world and SUPERNATURAL.

    And a warning to Pig, tradition in the American South says that we should have some form of pig for our New Year meal. If he’s not careful, a piece of him will be sharing a plate with black-eyed peas and collard greens.

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    jsimpso1  4 months ago

    Given all the penny ante philosophers who simply state “free will is an illusion” and drop the microphone he’s got a point.

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    Buckeye67  4 months ago

    Predestination is just another way of saying I don’t give a sh++.

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    Pig has no acquaintance whatsoever with the Tree of Knowledge of Anything. He is without original sin, a true pre-Fall being.

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    Odd Dog Premium Member 4 months ago

    Happy New Years to all and may all of us have a better New year than the last! ;^)

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    ocarol7 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Happy New Year to Pig and Rat and all us readers and Stephan Pastis for throwing this party every day!

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    ComicsDad5  4 months ago

    It is so weird when Rat is the voice of reason…

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    He’s rather cheeky.

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    DCBakerEsq  4 months ago

    Free will is illusory.

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    asrialfeeple  4 months ago

    He’s … pigging out.

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    DJN Premium Member 4 months ago

    Pig is confusing predestination with fatalism. Here’s an illustration that will help…Two friends, one a Christian and the other a Muslim, were standing on the deck of a ship when suddenly a crewman fell over board and began to drown. The Musim said, “Poor man! He was destined to die today!”. His friend said, “No, today I was predestined to save him” and jumped in the water and saved him.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Where do I get this free will? My lawyer charged me $400.

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    Isn’t this an old one. I feel like I’ve read this on both her on GoComics amd in one of the Pearls treasuries before.

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    christelisbetty  4 months ago

    For some years now I can’t do more that a few fries at a time, now tater tots are another story.

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    KEA  4 months ago

    Kinda like the get-out-of-jail-free card one gets by claiming everything is “God’s will”.

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    Jujeebean Premium Member 4 months ago

    Memories of the county fair’s spiral frys with chili and cheese. Maybe throw on some jalepenos,MMM….The long line, the expectation, the crispy, salty, cheesy, spicy goodness.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    A mound of fries? Heck, full-out wars of religion have started over less! And, as any right-thinking individual knows, Pig is a heretic, preaching false theology!

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  4 months ago

    His name is pig. He is predestined to eat whatever is put in front of him. It’s in his name.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    Pig has been hanging around with you too long, R a t. You’re rubbing off on him in a bad way.

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    WimtenBrink2  4 months ago

    Hoping some men in black kidnap the author of this comic so I can yell: “Look at that van go”…

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    frenspz  24 days ago

    either the space between panel 3 & 4 is really long or pig is super speed

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