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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 14, 2021

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    BasilBruce  8 days ago

    Life’s motto in the 1970s: “He likes it! Hey, Mikey!”

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    BE THIS GUY  8 days ago

    It was supposed to have been over by now…

    It… was… supposed…to… have… been… over…

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 8 days ago

    ‘All things must pass’ sang George Harrison.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  8 days ago

    hopefully it gets over with soon

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    Shinrinder Premium Member 8 days ago

    It feels like a cloud of doom hanging over all of the US. I am grateful for the change. However….

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    ronaldspence  8 days ago

    Pandemic reminded us of the vagaries of life and the frailties of humanity. We can’t (or maybe shouldn’t) blame a party or a person, no one knows exactly what to do. This “societal stress test” has certainly revealed flaws in the system

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    Arbitrary  8 days ago

    It could be over. It should be over. But apparently some people would rather poison themselves, die, and kill others than do the very simple and easy things that could end it.

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    jmarkoff2  8 days ago

    Here in Folsom, California, we’ve been having carnivals and outdoor gatherings, often maskless, on an ordinary basis since late 2020, and the world hasn’t ended.

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    cdward  8 days ago

    History shows that pandemics last for years, usually at least four. One of our many mistakes this time around was thinking it would be over quickly. When it’s novel and worldwide, not to mention when people refuse to cooperate with efforts to mitigate it, the pandemic is going to last a long time. Wars can last a long time.

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    unfair.de  8 days ago

    “Not dead yet.”

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 8 days ago

    2022: “Hold mah beer.”

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 8 days ago

    2022 … Come on, Man!

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    wilhemenacooker  8 days ago

    it’s so over here… all depends on where and how you live

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 8 days ago

    Only 50% of Americans are vaccinated. But that is because of the kids. 78% of adults have had at least one shot which is a good sign.

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    David Henderson  8 days ago

    Rat, you and me both.

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    just-ducky  8 days ago

    Just remember next year will be twenty twenty too

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    MS72  8 days ago

    At least he has more hair.

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    Gandalf  8 days ago

    Fifteen days….

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    Ellis97  8 days ago

    Don’t jinx it. Don’t jinx it.

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    svfdhgbdr vreuf guegeuf  8 days ago

    Yeah, well, the universe has decided to punish for whatever reason. A little bit more waiting and maybe it will be gone before the Apocalypse. Or maybe it is the Apocalypse? Hmmmm?

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    Diat60  8 days ago

    Has anyone given any thought to the fate of the poor lipstick manufacturers?

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    jdsven  8 days ago
    I’m torn between “Don’t Panic” and “What, Me worry?”
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    cosman  8 days ago

    as i carve out my daily sanity..

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member 8 days ago

    2022 will be a defining year. It’s more than just the pandemic we need to get thru but climate change is now showing how destructive the weather has become from droughts to killer heatwaves to killer hurricanes and massive flooding. Rapture me now Jesus

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    Gent  8 days ago

    Been reading NYT again, eh, Rat.

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    writerofstories Premium Member 8 days ago

    I think we better be ready for it to NEVER “be over” – I’m prepared to need to be “cautious” for the rest of my life.

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    etonry  8 days ago

    You should never give a politician more power, they will always abuse it. You should also never let the news media know how easily you can be scared. They will also abuse that knowledge. Fewer scary stories, fewer dictatorial politicians, more vaccines. Problem solved.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 8 days ago

    Downward trend, eh? Try this. Get out a sheet of graph paper. Plot quality on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal. Enter data points for these: Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush the Adequate, Bush the Lesser, Trump. Perform a regression analysis. Discuss.

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    johnschutt  8 days ago

    Well, the good news is that it grows more hair for you.

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    Goat from PBS  8 days ago

    For 2022: “WHY ISN’T IT OVER YET?!?!”

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    raybarb44  8 days ago

    As do l my friend, as do l…..

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    eladee AKA Wally  8 days ago

    It IS over in many respects. Especially if you are vaccinated. We just have to get Washington to understand that.

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    Old Guy  8 days ago

    I predict things are going to get a lot worse, before this is over.

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    Spacetech  8 days ago

    Where is Brandon?

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    kaycstamper  8 days ago

    Don’t go there, one day at a time. So don’t worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow can worry about itself. One day’s trouble at a time is quite enough. Matthew 6:34

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    Olddog04  8 days ago

    I agree rat.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 8 days ago

    Sung to the tune of Yellow Submarine, “We all live in a Land of Idiots, Land of Idiots, Land of Idiots…

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    DM2860  8 days ago

    Two weeks to flatten the curve. Those who thought it would go on for months were just conspiracy theorists.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member 8 days ago

    I’m precocious, I guess. the 2021 motto was my life’s motto in 2019.

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    zeexenon  8 days ago

    May our only upcoming major fear be 2014-15… Dictatorship vs. Run Away Socialism.

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    jessie d. Premium Member 8 days ago

    I never could see any humor in the movie “Ground Hog Day,” doing it over and over unto eternity.The worst of all of it though is Trump and that real plot to take down our country. The only thing that saved the good old U.S. of A was and is that Trump is a dumb as a brick narcissist.

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    falcon_370f  8 days ago

    Life’s motto in 2020, Cabin Fever. Life’s motto in 2021: We’re not gonna take it anymore

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    rdf5890  8 days ago

    I thought the motto was “Lets go Brandan”

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    Sooploosh  8 days ago

    I figure that if you post a comment on a newer strip, you’re more likely to get replies, I made this account yesterday, so I have had no replies. please reply to this.

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    198.23.5.11  8 days ago

    And now,Eddie Lawrence will recite “The Old Philosopher”.

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    rob mccallum Premium Member 8 days ago

    2021. I think the motto is actually “You gotta fight for your right to party” in honour of all those trying to live their normal lives and party with friends and family while ignoring the governments recommendations.

    2022 The motto will be “I’m still standing after all these years” or “I will Survive”

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    NatureBatsLast  8 days ago

    Buckle Up …the Rodeo has just begun!

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    The Orange Mailman  8 days ago

    You shall not pass!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  7 days ago

    If you’re being responsible and exercising common sense, then you are doing something to end the pandemic. It’s a cliche, but it really is in our hands.

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    Sisyphos  7 days ago

    The Devil came in the guise of an elevator operator (old style). Going down, sir?

    Yes, replied the Brave New World….

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    freshmeet2030  7 days ago

    At least you know how to use apostrophes

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    droid714  7 days ago

    If masks work so well, how come the only time you see Dems wearing them is when they are on camera? Whenever they think no one is looking, they unmask. Then they come up with some lame excuse when they get caught. I saw a video a couple of days ago of some lefty bigwig preparing to give a speech. The cameras showed him backstage unmasked the entire time he was waiting to go on. When it was his time to speak, he put a mask on, walked to the lectern, and immediately removed his mask! He wore it for a grand total of about 5 seconds, but he put it on to make it appear that he was always masked.

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    vickie.105  7 days ago

    Down a dark hole in misery is what we are circling.

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    Eric S   7 days ago

    @stephenpastis find something else to write about. This is old.

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