Today’s Pearls Before Swine cartoon comments on the prevalence of the phrase “passed peacefully” in so many paid obituaries.
As Rat reads the newspaper, he says to Goat, “Why do all of these obituaries always say that so-and-so ‘passed away peacefully’?” Goat says, “What do you mean, ‘Why?’ Because the person died peacefully.”
Rat says, “Yeah, well, when I die, I’m gonna go out punching nurses and doctors, just so someone can finally say, ‘He passed away violently.'”
Goat comments, “What a goal.” Rat, all wound up, swears, “Bring it on, death!”
Nothing like going down swinging.