Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 03, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  7 months ago

    FOLY: For some, 2 lost. For too many, every year lost.

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    BasilBruce  7 months ago

    Working executives often have Many Obligations, Fear Of.

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    Olddog04  7 months ago

    Yep two years. That beats the alternative.

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    Concretionist  7 months ago

    They need to worry about FOLF (Looking Foolish).

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    Gent  7 months ago

    They really don’t wants the panicdemic to ends, do they.

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    Egrayjames  7 months ago

    “Twenty Twenty Two to You To Too”…..That’s the phrase I’ve coined for this year! You heard it here first!

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 7 months ago

    “Remember when everyone had FOMO?”

    “No. And what was the question again?” ~ Slow Joe

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    wilhemenacooker  7 months ago

    who is staying at home? we have been hiking, riding bikes, swimming, walking the beaches and getting out in the sun every day!

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    jel354  7 months ago

    Rat’s new term is not folly.

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    Bill64STL  7 months ago

    “Awe-foly” or “awww, foly”? To follow up with some previous really, really bad years?

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    proclusstudent  7 months ago

    @chmsam — Don’t hold back; tell us how you really feel.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  7 months ago

    What we really need are some of those TV specials we used to have back in the 70s. Song, dance, skits – we can call it the FOMO FOLY FOLLIES!


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    Goat from PBS  7 months ago

    If you ask me, a year with family prevents FOLY, because time is never lost if it’s spent with loved ones.

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    Ellis97  7 months ago

    Especially considering that rats only have like three or five years to live.

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    Call me Ishmael  7 months ago

    Deck the halls with boughs of FOLY….

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    944im Premium Member 7 months ago

    Rat! copyright it and license it as an NFT

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    Spence12 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Our youth have been hurt the most with their missing years.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 7 months ago

     Public Service Announcement for Those Who Have Not Yet Made a New Year’s Resolution

    Here’s the thinking behind trollish comments. The troll can dash off a quick one-liner — never more than a dozen words, half of them insults — post it in several dozen places, then sit back and watch sane people waste their time composing well-reasoned paragraphs in response. Then the troll might throw another occasional 1-liner into the conversation to spark another spate of time-wasting restatements of obvious facts, cogent logic, and sensible reasoning, with the bonus that some of those will actually quote the troll’s own words, thereby giving them yet another public exposure. The real bonus comes when the trollish comment gets so many responses that it gets promoted to that strip’s “featured comment” of the day, where it’ll be the ONLY one that 98% of the visitors to the strip will ever see.

    In the coming year, please resolve not to feed the trolls, thereby rewarding their behavior.

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    grocks  7 months ago

    Holy FOLY! Love it.

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    wongo  7 months ago

    With me its “YKGOML” (you kids get off my lawn !)

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    well-i-never  7 months ago

    Hopefully Our Last Year…of this.

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    jannichols2000  7 months ago

    Ony two years lost now. I hope we don’t see 10,11,12+.

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    Zebrastripes  7 months ago

    This certainly isn’t how I wanted to spend my retirement! BOO HISS

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    Bookworm  7 months ago

    IGOMKATGISOMF. I know it’s too long, but at my age it’s a must.

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    Tallguy  7 months ago

    That’s like saying you have “fear of getting hit by a truck” after you’re in the hospital in traction.

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    KEA  7 months ago

    For centuries (if not aeons) people never “went out”… and now people are panicking because they can’t. ridiculous.

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    deathrider75  7 months ago

    FOMO, FOLY. Never had those. So, is that what you normal people do? Have stress over little things? And I thought I was insane.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 7 months ago

    This must set in another country. No one is staying home in the US

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    Malcome1  7 months ago

    As an ER nurse I retired in time to miss the hospitals in crisis. But all my travel plans, etc, while still a young retiree are just a lost dream now.

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    asrialfeeple  7 months ago

    Man, even if you try, there’s no Holding back the years.

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    gmu328  7 months ago

    or “holy moly” … mad on losing years …

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    stamps  7 months ago

    FOLYM – Fear of losing your mind.

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 7 months ago

    What coin did you put that on, Rat? Don’t you get in trouble with the government, by minting your own coins?

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    kaffekup   7 months ago

    Good one Stephan, all is forgiven.

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    Nobody_Important  7 months ago

    Never got to be stuck at home very long. By May of 2020 the business manager figured if the students were not coming back that school year, we should start the summer cleaning. School started that August and again last August. Things have been somewhat normal around here for a while.

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    knight1192a  7 months ago

    Just called the new year.

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    Bully for you, Rat, coiner of phrases!

    From FOMO to FOLY, we are plunging out of control….

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 7 months ago

    Holy FOLY, that is good, Stephan.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 7 months ago

    No, it’s JOMO

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