Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 28, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  9 months ago

    Make a snow woman and maybe he will leave behind little legacies.

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    BasilBruce  9 months ago

    So, his dream is to become a vegan dinner for twelve?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 9 months ago

    Those are words written on water.

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    Imagine  9 months ago

    Some guys have zero ambitions.

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    Bilan  9 months ago

    That’s the same answer he gave at the job interview when asked where he sees himself in 5 years.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 9 months ago

    And what about your legacy, Rat? An acting role immortalized by Pastis?

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    Concretionist  9 months ago

    We always made snow-critters whose nose was a rock. Of course, we usually only got one snow per year, and so little that it was often pretty hard to roll a decent sized snow-critter body WITHOUT rocks in ’em. Yes, we lived in New Mexico, where paved roads were rare, and so were lawns.

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    B UTTONS  9 months ago

    Gonesoon will leave no carbon footprint of its existence.

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    blunebottle  9 months ago

    Take a picture of him. We still have photos and movies of past snowmen going back almost a century.

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    ronaldspence  9 months ago

    Maybe four hunks of charcoal as well

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    jessie d. Premium Member 9 months ago

    a puddle to drink and a carrot for sustenance, if we all could be so lucky.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  9 months ago

    My ambition is to eat breakfast.

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    AndreasMartin  9 months ago

    The cold logic of a stoic philosopher.

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    I can’t really imagine what the most ambitious snowman could ever achieve, Rat.

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    Gent  9 months ago

    We all will be gone soon like Gonesoon, sooner or later. That means even you, Rat. One day we is a snowman, and another day we becomes part of a puddle. And then maybe vapour, and then something else. But we is no more but what we is made of, that which was there before we was made, will still be there changing forms and turning into something else or someone else.

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    MayCauseBurns  9 months ago

    I’m sensing a theme here…is Pastis having an existential crisis?

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    einarbt  9 months ago

    And five black coal.

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    wilhemenacooker  9 months ago

    we’re all dirt, calcification, or in the case of Mao and Stalin, Lucite™

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    iggyman  9 months ago

    Gonesoon is a realist !

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    cdward  9 months ago

    Modest ambitions are the best and the smartest.

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    juicebruce  9 months ago

    Gonesoon will become grass that needs to be mowed ! Why ask the question Rat ?

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    Ellis97  9 months ago

    A legacy is something everyone wants. Yet, I’m not getting close to finding it.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 9 months ago

    Dim Joe the Snowman

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    tripwire45  9 months ago

    A wilted carrot.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 9 months ago

    I’d settle for having enough snow in NY to even build a snowman…we have barely dipped below freezing all year so far.

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    uniquename  9 months ago

    Some guys keep it real.

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    Zebrastripes  9 months ago

    …and a small pile of coal…to light your fire, RAT!

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    WCraft Premium Member 9 months ago

    Don’t forget: a few lumps of coal.

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    artegal  9 months ago

    What about the coals?

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    pontiac59  9 months ago

    Kind of like what old “Brandon” leaves behind when he leaves the room. Except that’s not a carrot. Maybe it was a few hours ago though

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    Goat from PBS  9 months ago

    “Gonesoon”… from my experience, it takes months for him to leave, and then he reappears when you least expect him to.

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    marilynnbyerly  9 months ago

    I’d say happy memories for the kids who made him, and the family who enjoyed his presence in their yard for a time.

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    raybarb44  9 months ago

    The man does know his future…..

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    ekke  9 months ago

    So, why is it that I get the pile and the stick?

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    twagner003  9 months ago

    In the summer, we get the Monsoons. In the winter, we get the Gonesoons.

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    kauri44  9 months ago

    If I’d created a sentient snowman I’d probably invest in a large, non-defrosting freezer for the off season (or maybe cryogenics would actually work in this case).

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    cmxx  9 months ago

    Snowman was talking about reality, not ambition. Looking the future square in the face.

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    yeah, don’t speak of the fossil fuel that’ll be lying in that puddle together with the decaying carrot.

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    Comicfan (I can't think of a better name)   9 months ago

    How can a snowman talk

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  9 months ago

    I need to remember how dark this strip can get.

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    Sisyphos  9 months ago

    Nothing wrong with modest ambitions. Call it “realism” if that makes you feel better….

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