Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 25, 2004
"You heard me right, Pastis. Until you start treating me like the comic superstar I am, I will continue to lock myself in these panels and utter punchlines form this 'Great Big Book O' Garfield.'" "You can't do that, Rat... You'll destroy 'Pearls.'" "Oh, I can't, huh? Watch me, then." "Listen, Rat... I know that you depend on this strip as much as I do. You?re not gonna risk destroying it, so your bluffing has no effect on me." "'I live for my lasagna.'" "Holy @#*! Alright! Alright! Let?s talk, man, let's talk!!"