Please, don’t do this in real life unless you want to experience dehydration and possible heatstroke .
Rat, have a screwdriver and hold the vodka.
Too much alcohol in those, and you’ll really feel the heat!
Wrong kind of liquid.
This strip dovetails very nicely with today’s Perry Bible Fellowship.
Lo and behold, Clark County, Washington is experiencing a heat wave. Lewis County voice mailed me to remember to stay hydrated and all those other precautions. While I currently live in Clark, why would I need to know that from Lewis?
It does the opposite, unfortunately, but you won’t care.
Drinking alcohol REDUCES the amount of water available to your body (water is used up handling it). And, by the way, drinking iced water actually causes your body to spend calories to heat it up. This may actually make sense as a minor addition to a diet, but it’s a bad idea if you’re out in the heat: Drink cool to room-temp water to hydrate. And if you’re sweating profusely, use Pedialyte or Gatorade or some such.
Kool and the Gang ……… Celebration …. Just a tad early for the 4th
Timely comic: Most of the west of the U.S. and Canada are under a extreme heat warning. Even here in Edmonton we are about to experience record high temperatures for several days.
Pastis can apparently see the future, considering he turns these in about 6 months in advance, and today through Monday are supposed to be record highs (111° or more) here in the Pacific Northwest.
“Hydrated,” not “libated.” smh
Rat should hang out with Steve Dallas from Bloom County instead of Pig and Goat. They both have quite similar personality traits (mostly negative) including the excessive binge drinking except I do not think rat smokes cigarettes which Dallas does (or should I said did as the strip is currently in the mid ’80s in the time of Reagan).
But I do question your understanding of hydration.
“The Elks, on the other hand live up in the hills, and in the spring they come down for their annual convention. It is very interesting to watch them come to the water hole. And you should see them run when they find it is only a water hole. What they’re looking for is an Elk-o-hole.” — Groucho Marx as Captain Spaulding, Animal Crackers, 1930
Is that martinis and beer?
That is NOT a good combination.
Hydrated is not the same as ethylated!
RAT is in literal mode….it suites his needs…hiccup
Well. Fauci said so it must be true.
Foolish Rat. Alcohol causes dehydration!
They didn’t say to stay intoxicated
hic .. plop .. i’m hydrating ossifer… hic..
Rat again plays the hyperbolic actor employing extreme measures to a real situation that requires care and thought, not spontaneous and erroneous behavior. Mr Pastis exchanged pun for metaphor again today!
After reading the other comments, I guess it would be redundant to post something about hydration here…
As good an excuse as any.
That’s not what they mean by staying hydrated.
“You don’t have to think about it, dude.”
Reminds me of an old diet fad from back in the 1960s; Metrecal* and vodka. You really didn’t lose any weight, but you really didn’t care. . . . .
They said hydrated, not lit!
That’s a fine state of affairs.
Building inspectors say it’s important to stay hammered. The garbage supervisor says it’s important to stay wasted. The agricultural commissioner says it’s important to stay plowed.
Rat, when they say hydrated, they mean by drinking water, not alcohol.
I don’t drink water ! You don’t want to know what fish do in it ! ( Paraphrased from W.C. Fields )
Rat takes action!
Drunks are sooooo funny. <—- Sarcasm.
I drink plenty of gin and tonic water. Does that count?
Better dead than red, and the vodka-martini’s prove it. Some of our State’s laws are very questionable.
Last panel is wrong. Always question the state.
Beer if 90% water. Not sure about the martinis!
beer is NOT the hydration in this kind of heat… death will be the result… (course look who advised bleach during the virus…..hmmmm)
had heat exhaustion yesterday. it’s not fun. Don’t do that. Stay indoors, stay HYDRATED which does NOT mean sodas or alcohol.
111 here today – finishing my first round of water.
I rarely take advice from comic characters. That’s what my pal Snagglepuss told me…
Arctic Circle is already recording 118 F degree days (and summer is just heating up)
He’s not as think as you drunk he is…
Hydrated, Rat! —Well watered, not polluted with alcohol, which will actually dehydrate you even more!
But, then again, once Rat is sloshed, what will he care?…
Not what that means.
Alcohol? That won’t quench your thirst, it will make it worse!
I’ll drink to that!
It’s all President Trump’s fault!
They said hydrated, not pickled.
Silly rat, alcohol dries you out.
Forecast for southwest BC for Monday: 46°C. That’s 115°F. HOT!
If I want to stay hydrated, I pig out on a big bag of Hydrox.
Not sure how well alcohol rehydrates.