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.
Did Pig and Rat switch minds?
Happy ‘21, y’all!
Pig filled with fries . Yum !
oh, the “see food” diet
Hash browns with bacon.
Attaboy, Pig. Eat more. You’re predestined to become pork anyway. (Yum yum).
Now I’m hungry.
in the last panel pig looks pretty fried…
Those fries went as fast as I rip through cookies when I’ve got the munchies.
Pre-destined free will.
Hope you supersized it first, Pig!
I love Pig’s expression last panel!
Hope everyone has a “Fun 21” !
I have never understood why rejecting the idea of free will has any attraction to anyone.
Calvinist vs Arminian.
There is no such thing as “free”, Will.
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.
Just plain fries. No beer to wash them down.
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!”
You were predestined to consider predestination as a possiblity and make your choice from there. Or was it really a choice. Hmmmmm
Pig tis your lie you tell like you want to ! … Croc Power !
How Calvinist. No, I don’t mean the comic.
Freedom fries, not fries! Don’t you support our troupes?
And we all thought that he was stupid.
PIGS way of dealing with the unknown new year!
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?
And this is just breakfast.
So…diabetes is predestined? Predestiny is a b***h!
The entire history of the universe has been predetermined since the moment of the Big Bang. Nothing changes anything. Give up.
Last I heard, the Free-Willers and the Predestinators were still tied in Overtime. It was getting ugly. /s
Well he is a pig.
No free will. I kind of think that’s what 2020 and the political system have been aiming at.
Pig sounds like a hyper-Calvinist.
Predestination? Is that like when you’re stuck at the airport waiting for your flight?
You are predestined to die. Everything else is “what are you willing to fight for”.
I thought that quantum physics put paid to predestination. The Universe is stochastic.
that pile is to small. needs to be bigger
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….
That same excuse has been used to defend Murderers.
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.
Given all the penny ante philosophers who simply state “free will is an illusion” and drop the microphone he’s got a point.
Predestination is just another way of saying I don’t give a sh++.
Pig has no acquaintance whatsoever with the Tree of Knowledge of Anything. He is without original sin, a true pre-Fall being.
Happy New Years to all and may all of us have a better New year than the last! ;^)
Happy New Year to Pig and Rat and all us readers and Stephan Pastis for throwing this party every day!
It is so weird when Rat is the voice of reason…
He’s rather cheeky.
Free will is illusory.
He’s … pigging out.
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.
Where do I get this free will? My lawyer charged me $400.
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.
For some years now I can’t do more that a few fries at a time, now tater tots are another story.
Kinda like the get-out-of-jail-free card one gets by claiming everything is “God’s will”.
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.
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!
His name is pig. He is predestined to eat whatever is put in front of him. It’s in his name.
Pig has been hanging around with you too long, R a t. You’re rubbing off on him in a bad way.
Hoping some men in black kidnap the author of this comic so I can yell: “Look at that van go”…
either the space between panel 3 & 4 is really long or pig is super speed