Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 26, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Please, don’t do this in real life unless you want to experience dehydration and possible heatstroke .

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    Rat, have a screwdriver and hold the vodka.

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    Too much alcohol in those, and you’ll really feel the heat!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Wrong kind of liquid.

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    ItsPat  4 months ago

    This strip dovetails very nicely with today’s Perry Bible Fellowship.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    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?

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    Caldonia  4 months ago

    It does the opposite, unfortunately, but you won’t care.

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    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.

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    Breadboard  4 months ago

    Kool and the Gang ……… Celebration …. Just a tad early for the 4th

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    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.

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    jkime  4 months ago

    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.

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    Orcatime  4 months ago

    “Hydrated,” not “libated.” smh

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    TampaFanatic1  4 months ago

    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).

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    cdward  4 months ago

    But I do question your understanding of hydration.

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    dadoctah  4 months ago

    “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

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    Ignatz Premium Member 4 months ago

    Is that martinis and beer?

    That is NOT a good combination.

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    Geophyzz  4 months ago

    Hydrated is not the same as ethylated!

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    RAT is in literal mode….it suites his needs…hiccup

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    daveoverpar  4 months ago

    Well. Fauci said so it must be true.

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Foolish Rat. Alcohol causes dehydration!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 4 months ago

    They didn’t say to stay intoxicated

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  4 months ago

    hic .. plop .. i’m hydrating ossifer… hic..

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    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!

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    After reading the other comments, I guess it would be redundant to post something about hydration here…

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    rshive  4 months ago

    As good an excuse as any.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    That’s not what they mean by staying hydrated.

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    Potamus  4 months ago

    “You don’t have to think about it, dude.”

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    Bookworm  4 months ago

    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. . . . .

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    ajakimber425  4 months ago

    They said hydrated, not lit!

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    Iseau Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s a fine state of affairs.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member 4 months ago

    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.

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    CaveCat87  4 months ago

    Rat, when they say hydrated, they mean by drinking water, not alcohol.

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    RACerri32  4 months ago

    I don’t drink water ! You don’t want to know what fish do in it ! ( Paraphrased from W.C. Fields )

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    mwksix  4 months ago

    Rat takes action!

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    marilynnbyerly  4 months ago

    Drunks are sooooo funny. <—- Sarcasm.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    I drink plenty of gin and tonic water. Does that count?

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Better dead than red, and the vodka-martini’s prove it. Some of our State’s laws are very questionable.

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    etonry  4 months ago

    Last panel is wrong. Always question the state.

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    bigplayray  4 months ago

    Beer if 90% water. Not sure about the martinis!

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    VickiP123  4 months ago

    beer is NOT the hydration in this kind of heat… death will be the result… (course look who advised bleach during the virus…..hmmmm)

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    had heat exhaustion yesterday. it’s not fun. Don’t do that. Stay indoors, stay HYDRATED which does NOT mean sodas or alcohol.

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    Nobody_Important  4 months ago

    111 here today – finishing my first round of water.

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    TurbosDad  4 months ago

    I rarely take advice from comic characters. That’s what my pal Snagglepuss told me…

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    librarian4hire  4 months ago

    Arctic Circle is already recording 118 F degree days (and summer is just heating up)

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    konjiki  4 months ago

    He’s not as think as you drunk he is…

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    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?…

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    Not what that means.

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    falcon_370f  4 months ago

    Alcohol? That won’t quench your thirst, it will make it worse!

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    PuppyPapa  4 months ago

    I’ll drink to that!

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    God particle  4 months ago

    It’s all President Trump’s fault!

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    hawgowar  4 months ago

    They said hydrated, not pickled.

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    harebell  4 months ago

    Silly rat, alcohol dries you out.

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    blunebottle  4 months ago

    Forecast for southwest BC for Monday: 46°C. That’s 115°F. HOT!

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    Swirls Before Pine  4 months ago

    If I want to stay hydrated, I pig out on a big bag of Hydrox.

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    Not sure how well alcohol rehydrates.

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