Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 21, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 months ago

    Goat should have learned to be cautious after meeting Rat.

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    DanielRyanMulligan1  about 2 months ago

    To quote from a master, “a stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet…” Dan aka…

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    BasilBruce  about 2 months ago

    There’s another Rat in the neighborhood? It’s an infestation—somebody call the Pied Piper!

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    baddawg1989  about 2 months ago

    Preach, Rat! I was immediately reminded of the inconsiderate woman next door with the three incessantly barking mutts.

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    old_geek  about 2 months ago

    Is their good side their backside as they walk away?

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    B UTTONS  about 2 months ago

    … everyone who met the new neighbor mention watch out for that Rat in the neighborhood, he is a real jerk.

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    Let me guess. The neighbor’s name is Bob.

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    carlsonbob  about 2 months ago

    The neighbor will soon feel that same way about Rat.

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    iggyman  about 2 months ago

    Most of the time, people will be civil to you if you are civil to them!

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    cdward  about 2 months ago

    Rat used to just be snarky. Now he’s a concentrated ball of depression.

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    Sephten  about 2 months ago

    As Spike Milligan said, I often take an instant dislike to people. It saves time. (Or was it Groucho Marx?)

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    Well Rat gots good point ya knows.

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    Guy from southern Indiana  about 2 months ago

    “If you never have any expectations, you’ll never be disappointed.”

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    markkahler52  about 2 months ago

    What a neighborhood THAT fella moved in to!

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    minty_Joe  about 2 months ago

    Ow! That hurt Goat’s ears and mine! Put the megaphone away, Rat!

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    Ellis97  about 2 months ago

    But Goat, Rat is not people and neither are you.

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    phritzg Premium Member about 2 months ago

    While Goat has a good heart, I have to side with Rat this time. Unfortunately there are many people today who are ash-holes and proud of it, and sooner or later, there will be some of them living in your neighborhood. When good people die and their property is sold, it’s a crap shoot as to what the new residents will be like. Even more so if some corporation bought the property to turn it into a rental.

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    Kaputnik  about 2 months ago

    Sometimes being a real jerk is a good thing. If you’re trying to find an anchor for your tug of war team, for example.

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    royq27  about 2 months ago

    Goes both ways Rat!

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    ladykat  about 2 months ago

    Get that megaphone out of my ear!

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    David_the_CAD  about 2 months ago

    When you assume that everyone is a jerk, and start off treating them as a jerk, then congratulations, your predication will be fulfilled. The problem is who is the real jerk?

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    oish  about 2 months ago

    “People are people, so why should it be, you and I should get along so awfully”

    It’s because they’re people

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    I'm Sad  about 2 months ago

    I can relate Rat. I have given people plenty of chances and they seem to disappear or turn into monsters. You wonder where are “all the nice people”?

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    pheets  about 2 months ago

    Everybody is a butthead once a day. We just have learn how to time share the moment.

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    Saurischia Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I found, time and time again, that the people who were reserved and maybe even seemed unfriendly at first became great friends; on the other hand, the ones that seemed friendly at first often turned out to be the type you couldn’t trust and wanted to avoid.

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    Goat from PBS  about 2 months ago

    Or, hear me out, he could be a great guy. You never know.

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    zeexenon  about 2 months ago

    Jimmy said, “Rat, you’re not just a rat, you’re a dirty-rat.”

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    tayseer.kayse  about 2 months ago

    Crazy that some people still read this comic. Most of us are probably over 30. Almost nobody reads the funnies anymore or newspapers for that matter. We are a dying breed.

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    Moonkey Premium Member about 2 months ago

    All my neighbors are great. It’s one of the reasons I stay where I am, although for other reasons I would rather move.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  about 2 months ago

    I knew someone who was a real jerk. He worked in an ice cream shop serving sodas! d;o)

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    eddi-TBH  about 2 months ago

    Rat is the monster from Stephan’s id.

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    smartman  about 2 months ago

    I’m looking to buy a house soon. I need to print this out and laminate it then stick it to the door for all the needy neighbors to see.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 months ago

    We need more of Goat nowadays.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I usually follow Goat’s strategy. To be sincere, I’m often disappointed.

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    fourteenpeeves  about 2 months ago

    There’s a guy in BALDO who needs to meet Rat and his bat

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    I’d prefer that too, how can I get people to only show their good side

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