Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 21, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    For once, Pig’s brain worked the way it should.

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    AndreasMartin  3 months ago

    Brain added that always smiling is not energy efficient and lets gnats fly into your mouth.

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    Looks like Pig’s not ignorant enough to be blissful. Good for him.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    You are a connected system. What one part does DOES affect what happens in other parts. “Think positive” sounds okay to most folks, but “act like you’re enjoying yourself” actually DOES (often) increase your enjoyment.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    Fake it

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    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    I let a smile be my umbrella and I nearly drowned!

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    I was told to “turn my frown upside down” so I stood on my head.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Lots of politicos smile while they have their hands in your pocket!

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    That ain’t a smile. That’s gargoyling.

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    MayCauseBurns  3 months ago

    If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    Your face might’ve stuck like that if you kept doing that.

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    ChristineMurphy  3 months ago

    Funny how I smile more as my memory capacity decreases.

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    e.groves  3 months ago

    Smile. It makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.

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    dlkrueger33  3 months ago

    That actually does work.

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    You’re only fooling yourself PIG!

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    dge714  3 months ago

    my Grandfather used to say, “you might as well be happy, ‘cause nobody gives a damn if you’re not”!

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    Goat from PBS  3 months ago

    I have a feeling it was Rat’s brain telling Pig’s brain to cut off the nonsense.

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    TampaFanatic1  3 months ago

    Hmm, I can think of several mood altering agents that can trick Pig’s brain into feeling happy. One you can get at dispensary if you live in the right state, others might require bending a few rules……

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    Holden Awn  3 months ago

    Wear a bracelet sporting “WWABD” (What would Aaron Beck do?)

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    msmith1652  3 months ago

    Thank you for making me not just smile, but laugh!

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    Helikitty   3 months ago

    Mine to.

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    Better living through chemistry.

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    bonob  3 months ago

    Looking at Pig’s smile definitely tricks my brain >.<

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    Coocalici  3 months ago

    Wait…does Pastis sign these?

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    There are commercials for pills that will tell your brain to be happy.

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    christelisbetty  3 months ago

    It would be REALLY SCARY, if Rat were smiling, for no apparent reason.

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    The William James paradox.

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    The Fly Hunter  3 months ago

    Don’t worry, be happy.

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    The Orange Mailman  3 months ago

    Had me fooled.

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    InuYugiHakusho  3 months ago

    I’m surprised Rat didn’t say to cut off the nonsense first.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    Your brain knows you better than you do, Pig. —Or something like that….

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    Croc Holliday  3 months ago

    I smile because I have no idea what’s going on.

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    Nobody_Important  3 months ago

    You are awesome Pig!

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