Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 23, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  2 months ago

    Pick a busier intersection.

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    BasilBruce  2 months ago

    Come on, Rat, you know that only happens in drugstores.

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    Wilde Bill  2 months ago

    Maybe he’s behind you, Rat.

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    ronaldspence  2 months ago

    Rat imagines he is on the internet, or at least doing a stupid TikTok video…

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    carlsonbob  2 months ago

    Rat clearly lives in an alternative universe.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 2 months ago

    Gonna be a long wait, Rat.

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    Imagine  2 months ago

    Rat’s epitaph: Wait for it…

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    sirbadger  2 months ago

    When I post comments on Reddit, I wonder if I will win a Nobel prize in economics for these comments.

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    Gent  2 months ago

    So you is AlbRat Einstein, eh, you briliant genius you.

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    Todd In Newton  2 months ago

    Feeling a little sheepish but I kinda relate to Rat…

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    iggyman  2 months ago

    Dream on Rat, dream on!

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    Olddog04  2 months ago

    He’s going to be waiting forever

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    MadMarty_666  2 months ago

    Works for Calvin everytime… ;)

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    David Wolfson Premium Member 2 months ago

    Well, it certainly hasn’t worked for me.

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    vacman  2 months ago

    Yes, He’s out standing in his field.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 2 months ago

    That’s my life, Rat, and it’s a good one.

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    Snolep  2 months ago

    Back in the day many movie starlets were supposedly “discovered” by just sitting at a counter somewhere and looking pretty.

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    Ellis97  2 months ago

    Rat claims to be a genius, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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    Goat from PBS  2 months ago

    Ah, yes, because genius can be discovered just by looking at it. That’s not how it works.

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    Kalkkuna  2 months ago

    Actually, that outlook is a component of NPD – Narcissistic personality disorder. Rat has a ‘people problem’.

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    sloaches  2 months ago

    I’ve been taking a similar approach with the cats. I post pics of them online with the hope that one of them goes viral (like Grumpy Cat) and that sweet cash flow starts rolling in.

    So far however, bupkis.

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    Bookworm  2 months ago

    Hmm. Okay.

    Rat, you’re a genius and you deserve a better life.

    (And now that it’s been said to you, good luck with that. snicker)

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    aerotica69  2 months ago

    Influencer Syndrome?

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    Cozmik Cowboy  2 months ago

    In 1980, I did sound for a bandleader whose business plan was quite Rat-like; he was going to play covers on the Midwest hotel-lounge circuit until he got “discovered”; then he could make an album and go play Vegas.

    Yeah, didn’t stick with that one long….

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    Zebrastripes  2 months ago

    Dreams of grandeur with no effort put forward….not in this world, RAT!

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    CaveCat87  2 months ago

    Come on, at least Calvin has a conscience, compared to Rat.

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    John Jorgensen  2 months ago

    Even if he does walk by and say that, will he actually be able and willing to make Rat’s life as good as Rat deserves?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Yeah, not happening

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    triathlete1066 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Seems like it should be Goat and not Pig in this particular strip.

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    FGWaiss  2 months ago

    I tried that once, many decades ago. Results were unsatisfactory.

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    198.23.5.11  2 months ago

    Tell Rat to sit at the counter at Schwab’s Drugstore

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    KEA  2 months ago

    doesn’t he have to go to Schwab’s Pharmacy or something?

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    christelisbetty  2 months ago

    The place for self-proclaimed geniuses is the stable.

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    Buckeye67  2 months ago

    If rat really wants to be noticed as a genius he should strike the thinker pose. Most people seem to think he looked intelligent.

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    The Waffles are my friends  2 months ago

    One day, it’ll work.

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    Bilan  2 months ago

    Actually, with Pig standing next to him, Rat does look like a genius.

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    Bilan  2 months ago

    Or if he starts telling everybody he’s a stable genius, some people will believe it.

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    knight1192a  2 months ago

    Keep dreaming, Rat. In reality their going to walk y and say “Look at Rat sitting there like an idiot.”

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    raybarb44  2 months ago

    I hope that Rat brought some snacks. Cause he’s gonna starve….

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    DaBump Premium Member 2 months ago

    Sorry, Rat, I’ve been waiting for decades, and I actually AM a genius. Yes, that’s my story, and I’m sticking with it.

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    Sisyphos  2 months ago

    Let’s just say, don’t be expecting a MacArthur Grant, Rat!

    Pig, move over so we all can get a good look at Rat….

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    FilmPhanatic Premium Member 2 months ago

    Doesn’t Pig’s last line seem more like something Goat would say?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  2 months ago

    Meanwhile actual geniuses are hard at work on our problems without any notice from the world.

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