Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 19, 2021

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    i like stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuufffffff  over 1 year ago

    rat looks phycotic

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    The first reaction to Rat smiling is suspicion.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This make Rat proud of himself.

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    DanielRyanMulligan1  over 1 year ago

    With sheldon cooper and the joker on the list, Rat is in good company for the creepiest smile club!

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    Kveldulf  over 1 year ago

    Stephan finally made it easy to see he doesn’t photocopy the panels — panel 2 has a coffee cup!

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    How did Rat feel before he started smiling?

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    Pig did the laundry and now all Rat’s underpants are thongs.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    I’ll stick with Walter’s jolly mouse over Stephan’s grouchy rat when it comes to smiling rodents, thank you.

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    Kind&Kinder  over 1 year ago

    Life is a maze, Rat, get over it.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    We’ve already seen what can happen when Rat smiles.

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    Let a smile be your umbrella and you may just drown…

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    Robin Harwood  over 1 year ago

    Angry is better than miserable.

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    jmarkoff2  over 1 year ago

    Chimpanzees are notorious for smiling only when they are angry. In January 2020 at the Sacramento Zoo, I saw a bunch of chimpanzees smiling at each other and shrieking as if to wake the dead. It was pretty frightening.

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    darkwingdave  over 1 year ago

    Maybe someone just had their Happy Helmet taken off.

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    AndreasMartin  over 1 year ago

    This must be how supervillains come to be.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    How’s that song go? “Smiling Faces tell Lies” The Temptations!

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    efkasper  over 1 year ago

    And Goat can’t tell how angry Rat is…that’s really creepy (and dangerous).

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    TampaFanatic1  over 1 year ago

    I am with Olivercrosbyboak. Rat does look psychotic like he has just gone postal somewhere like his job as a coffee barista and killed Pig along with a few other people along the way or he is planning it out in his mind. Most definitely creepy as Goat has observed…..

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Rat you forgot the sunglasses for that type of smile ;-)

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    That’s great Rat. Now you can be Batman’s Joker.

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    “Never trust a smiling cat”

    — Garfield the cat.

    “Never trust a smiling rat”

    — Rat the rat.

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    Geophyzz  over 1 year ago

    I tried it – and it works!

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Rat is containing himself…

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    Like the time in the movie “Terminator 2” when young John Conner tried to get the Terminator to smile.

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    1953Baby  over 1 year ago

    Actually, I find smiling REALLY disarms a lot of people. They think I’m “nice” or “sweet.” Heh, heh, heh. . .

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    ZemrzyK1  over 1 year ago

    The latest research proves that a forced smile is bad for the psyche.

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    vics_machine Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’ve heard it said it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile, but it’s worth the extra effort.

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    Arav727  over 1 year ago

    I dont think anything would make rat happy except kicking someone

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    Lee26 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’ve never seen Rat smile. And, Goat is correct. It IS creepy!

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    Willywise52 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Feelin’ pretty damn creepy too…

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    Querao (you can also call me quinn)  over 1 year ago

    Rat wears skin if you count that as clothing.

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    “Creepy” was my first thought. As if Rat has transformed into a Family Circus character.

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    My father used to tell me, “Always wear a smile, son. It makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.”

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    Mr. Snuffles  over 1 year ago

    Rat’s smile here is my spirit animal

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    Nougat  over 1 year ago

    I cracked up at this. There was this one Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode where Agent May and Agent Coulson go undercover to a party, and May has to smile a lot during that time to fake enjoying herself. Afterwards, she says that her face hurts from smiling too much.

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    Nougat  over 1 year ago

    Rat’s just out of practice

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Rat should never been happy.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    Rat ruins another good thing.

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    Nyckname  over 1 year ago

    For some reason, me smiling improves my mood, but brings everyone else down.

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    Mike Williams  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of an anime character my son has talked about, which is called, “Shinobu Kocho”.

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    GaryCarr  over 1 year ago

    Suddenly Rat reminds me of the mice on the cover of Steppenwolf’s third album " At Your Birthday Party ".

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Rat is smiling because he is miserable, he must like it.

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    rick92040  over 1 year ago

    The physical act f smiling CAN improve your mood. I’m living proof.

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    Well, Rat, I had better be going…uh… NON-SPECIFIC EXCUSE!

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    The One follower   over 1 year ago

    ew rat!

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    Rokittman  over 1 year ago

    Now thats creepy alright!

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    The Waffles are my friends  over 1 year ago

    Did he steal Goat’s Prozac again?

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    DCBakerEsq  over 1 year ago

    Smile. It makes people wonder what you’re up to.

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    Linguist  over 1 year ago

    The best way to really jack someone up who’s already mad and yelling at you is to keep your voice lowered, speak softly and smile. That will really get their blood pressure exploding off the charts.

    Actually, I have found that if I lower my own voice, and speak calmly, it tends to de-escalate the situation. At some point, the shouter realizes they are the only one doing all the screaming and yelling, yet somehow, I’ve gained the advantage in the argument.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Smile at every stranger you meet…makes ’em wonder, “Now what the f*** is he up to?!” :D

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    Ermine Notyours  over 1 year ago

    Rat looks like he’s about to crash through a wall and offer kids Kook Aid.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Then the Lawrence Welk members must’ve had really good moods!

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    marilynnbyerly  over 1 year ago

    If the smile isn’t in the eyes, too, back away fast.

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    christelisbetty  over 1 year ago

    Meanwhile back at today’s comic strip,(where BTW, none of the critters are wearing under or outerwear….Smile, it makes people wonder what you’re up to. (Now you can even see those smiles.)

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    wolfboy oz boy  over 1 year ago

    does not look he is making you angry

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    Can-dog  over 1 year ago

    I’m trying it now my cheekbones hurt :|

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    Lightpainter Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “ Let’s put a SMILE on that face!” —- The Joker

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    Thinkingblade  over 1 year ago

    Given his normal mood … that probably is an improvement.

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    Can-dog  over 1 year ago

    I tried it-my cheekbones hurd

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    a nerdy trans girl  over 1 year ago

    stephan got away with saying hell. GOOD JOB!!!!

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Rat puts on his Happy Face and suddenly I realize: You’re It!

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It makes me happy to creep you out

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    Kirbo  over 1 year ago

    oh god that has scarred my mind for the rest of my life

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    Souris Voleur  over 1 year ago

    I hardly recognize him.

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    Darth Revan II  over 1 year ago

    Whoa… that is terrifying! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

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    Comicfan (C)  9 months ago

    Cursed image.

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    SuperCharged5-  9 months ago

    the last time rat smiled he exploded

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