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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 01, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 2 months ago

    People still wear clothes to “work”?

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    Aldew Yellowson  2 months ago

    Sweats are more addictive than you think.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 2 months ago

    And the smell of the sweats repels the virus.

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    Strawberry Hellcat: Gair I gall, ffon I’r anghall  2 months ago

    Anyone else do other things while on Zoom meetings? I’ve knitted, kneaded bread dough, and started making a cheesecake during meetings. I’ve seen people play with their dogs and heard their children in the background. Of course, the obligatory kitty bums have to make an appearance because internet.

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  2 months ago

    My Employer has gone with MS Teams instead of Zoom. No matter to me since I am Old School (No Mobile Phone, no Webcam).

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  2 months ago

    I only wear my sweats when I’m in bed and goofing off on my days-off. Jeans or dress slacks are for when I’m going out in public.

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    BasilBruce  2 months ago

    There was a recent news story about a plastic surgeon working on a patient while using Zoom to attend traffic court. Not kidding.

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    sirbadger  2 months ago

    The next stage is wearing clothes with holes.

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    LiamG.P  2 months ago

    Thanks for the steps.

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    salakfarm Premium Member 2 months ago

    I’ve been retired for over 25 years and like Spinal Tap, I’m at stage 11.

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    ronaldspence  2 months ago

    Stages four, sweats no longer fit, move to mumu with dress collar…

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 2 months ago

    Getting buried in sweats?

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    mattro65  2 months ago

    Since when have you needed a pandemic to make sweats acceptable for going out in public? Since when is adhering to some unwritten dress code for dignity more important than being comfortable?

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    Imagine  2 months ago

    Let’s just all go naked and not worry about what to wear.

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    blunebottle  2 months ago

    There are events?

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    gopher gofer  2 months ago

    folks in these parts think that slovenly is too hoity toity so they’d be confused about the humor in today’s strip…

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    iggyman  2 months ago

    After a while, Rat, do they stand up by themselves in a corner?

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    unfair.de  2 months ago

    Stage 4: Sweats being mandatory.

    By the way: How come the one guy not bald keeps his hair medium short? Is he violating the rules and visits a hairdresser? I’d expect that stage 4 includes mullets as acceptable hairdo with that attire in public (again)…

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    Classyladyor Premium Member 2 months ago

    People need to get back to dressing better. When I leave the house I dress the same as I always have. Never leave the house in sweats!

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 2 months ago

    Sweats are to be worn “Commando” style.

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    jonnytest  2 months ago

    Pants? During the pandemic? HAHAHAHAHAHA! No.

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    cdgar  2 months ago

    Since I retired, sweats are about all I ever wear. Works for me.

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    James Wolfenstein  2 months ago

    I have to buy some

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    wilhemenacooker  2 months ago

    stage four: dirt nap

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    mwest  2 months ago

    I have 3 pairs of sweats that I love except for one detail – no pockets! So I don’t generally wear them outside of the house. Seriously, no pockets????

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    Zebrastripes  2 months ago

    Zoom zoom zoom….every Sunday with family since pandemic….while doing a load of sweats …..

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    Mighty Phavahg Premium Member 2 months ago

    These are known in our house as “give up on life pants.”

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    monya_43  2 months ago

    Must have pockets. Where else does someone put a phone and keys. Hate the tiny pockets that don’t hold anything and stuff falls out when you sit down.

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Everyone is wearing sweats except Rat and Pig.

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    WilliamRichmond  2 months ago

    Stage 5: Sweats are not necessary to wear at all, just wear your birthday suit!

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    Jim2g  2 months ago

    So glad he’s not my doctor, real moron

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    Reader  2 months ago

    Typical headline from last July: Deodorant Sales Down and Ice Cream Purchases Up. So sweaty here is grocery shopping for his ice cream, I guess.

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    Troglodyte  2 months ago

    Next stage: I doubt we’re ready for the naked truth!

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    aerotica69  2 months ago

    I hesitate to admit that yesterday was the first time I sank so low as to wear sweats to Walmart. Then again, it was only Walmart….not a swanky place like Target.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  2 months ago

    I’m pretty sure you need to wash the sweats.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 2 months ago

    Not a mask in sight. For shame!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  2 months ago

    I don’t dress any different working at home than when I did go to the office.

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    Bookworm  2 months ago

    Basic rule for Men #17: If you drop a sock on the floor and it breaks, it is past time to do your laundry (and buy one pair of replacement socks). Basic Rule 17(a): This also applies to briefs, sweats, tee shirts, and any other garment that can stand up unsupported by itself. (And by the way, it might also explain why you have no social life.)

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    Rokittman  2 months ago

    Clothes?? Stage Five: Why Bother.

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    awcoffman  2 months ago

    I would be happy to wear sweats everywhere if there was someplace to clip my cell phone. So I stick to jeans.

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    raybarb44  2 months ago

    No open casket funerals any more so where them forever……

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    Mr. Snuffles  2 months ago

    I feel like pajama pants can be exchanged here

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    Altar_Ego  2 months ago

    I was living stage 3 long before the pandemic…

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    Linguist  2 months ago

    Sweats are only for those really cold days or nights around my house. Since I live in a warm climate, summer ( right now ) means tank tops, sports shorts, and flip-flops. Venturing out has become a PIA because it requires putting on jeans or cargo shorts, a shirt or tee-shirt, and sneakers or loafers.

    I don’t give a damn what I look like on Zoom.- I’m retired!

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    Ermine Notyours  2 months ago

    Stage four: flannel onesies. Wear with a bathrobe for pockets.

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    Buckeye67  2 months ago

    I am sure we will overcome the pandemic, but I am not so sure we will be able to overcome sweat pants.

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    Mentor397  2 months ago

    Yup. Although, I wore black shorts before the pandemic.

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    scpandich  2 months ago

    Eh… I think I’m still going to wear a nice, non-sweats outfit to my nephew’s wedding.

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    mwksix  2 months ago

    You can WASH sweats!?

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    bobw2012  2 months ago

    Stage 4. Pants are optional.

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    rstove428 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Sweats and jeans. Drives my wife nuts when I wipe my hands on mine. For a week straight. Used to be (still is?) a joke about being able to stand them up in a corner.

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    Buoy  2 months ago

    Someone doesn’t get out much. Sweats and stretch pants have been everywhere wear for a long time now.

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    knight1192a  2 months ago

    Wait, third panel. Is that the Comic Censor staring at the guy? He might not want to wear sweats then

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    Malcome1  2 months ago

    Sweats and sport/track suits are popular attire in the SE Michigan’s Arab community.

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    Bilan  2 months ago

    To paraphrase Doc Brown from Back To The Future: Clothes? Where we’re going we don’t need clothes.

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    Ammosexual  Premium Member 2 months ago

    I haven’t worn pants with a belt since I retired in 2013

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    Daeder  2 months ago

    See? There are silver linings to this pandemic. It could be the death of the modern business suit, the most uncomfortable garment in modern times.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  2 months ago

    Well, maybe every Saturday night, when you take a bath…

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    SubDude Premium Member 2 months ago

    You forget, sweats are only winter wear. In Spring and Summer shorts are mandatory.

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    Sisyphos  2 months ago

    And what lies beyond sweats? At home in private, the least clothing possible….

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    christelisbetty  2 months ago

    I wore sweats to the store when the wind chill read -zero, they are warmer.

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member 2 months ago

    I saw people at WalMart who were at stage 4 long before the pandemic.

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