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  1. 30 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Benjamin Franklin was a vegetarian in his youth. He learned it from a book, whose author Tryon wrote:

    “Seventy-five Noble dishes of Excellent Food, far exceeding those made of fish or flesh, which banquet I present to the sons of wisdom, or such as shall decline that depraved custom of eating flesh and blood.Refrain at all times such foods as cannot be procured without violence and oppression. For know, that all the inferior creatures when hurt do cry and fend forth their complaints to their maker…Be not insensible that every creature doth bear the image of the great creator according to the nature of each, and that he is the vital power in all things. Therefore, let none take pleasure to offer violence to that life, lest he awaken the fierce wrath, and bring danger to his own soul. But let mercy and compassion dwell plentifully in your hearts, that you may be comprehended in the friendly principle of God’s love and holy light. Be a friend to everything that’s good, and then everything will be a friend to thee, and cooperate for thy good and welfare.”

  2. 3 months ago on Sylvia

    It’s not a haiku.

  3. 5 months ago on Pearls Before Swine

    My daughter once had a boyfriend who ran an anarchist bookstore. He told me some skinheads threw a firebomb into his store. “What did you do?” I asked him. “I called the fire department and the cops. They put the fire out and the skinheads in jail.” Unlike Pig, it didn’t make him re-think anything.

  4. 8 months ago on For Better or For Worse

    Attention Lynn: I am old enough to remember when Farley died, before you killed the whole strip and started over after your divorce. Don’t you DARE kill Farley again!! Don’t even let him get ill or deaf. Remember, you are writing a comic strip, not a novel! We want Farley healthy and funny.

  5. 10 months ago on The Fusco Brothers

    I guess the cartoonist does not know any actual “unsighted” people, or he wouldn’t draw such a demeaning strip.

  6. over 1 year ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Of course, if you have enough bitcoin to pay cash, that will work fine. But you’ll have to convert it to cash first.

  7. over 1 year ago on Pearls Before Swine

    No. In fact, if you sell some bitcoin and transfer money to your bank, it will slow down your mortgage approval as you will have to explain where the money came from.

  8. over 1 year ago on Barney & Clyde

    That is true (I think) only in Britain. There are several different health-care models in different Western European countries. What they have in common is that everyone gets health care. But for example in The Netherlands and Switzerland, you are required to have and pay for health insurance.

  9. over 1 year ago on Barney & Clyde

    Not for the weaklings who can’t stand to google something before they get the joke…

  10. over 1 year ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I always heard “step on a crack, break your grandmother’s back!”Not your mother’s.