Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 25, 2011

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    hariseldon59  over 12 years ago

    I’m surprised Bob isn’t wearing the bomb.

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    rayannina  over 12 years ago

    Even Bob isn’t THAT dumb. Melvin, however …

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    Ottodesu  over 12 years ago

    Does today’s strip have a “South Park-ish” look to it?

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    Woody157  over 12 years ago

    Melvin doesn’t seem to be the brightest croc in the lake. How did he get out of the shallow end of the gene pool?

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    Sisyphos  over 12 years ago

    Ah, so this is why Melvin is BombBoy Croc! He’s even a step lower than Bob in the croc rankings! And that must be Larry, who has just appeared today, at the right (yesterday, I thought Melvin was talking with Larry, but It was Bob, as has now become clear—I feel like a speciesist for saying it, but the crocs all look pretty much alike unless they have some distinguishing attribute such as a hat, etc.).

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    Proginoskes  over 12 years ago

    Pastis usually names the minor characters after his relatives … so he’s probably got a relative named Melvin.

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    CitizenRaven  over 12 years ago

    Telling the crocs apart is easy. It’s all in the eyes. sagenod

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    Collo Rosso  over 12 years ago

    I love zee crocs. Just like the people I work with!

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    ShadowBeast Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Maybe Melvin is smarter then what everyone thinks, aren’t the crocs always killed off and then come back like nothing happened?

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    Uncle Mordy  over 12 years ago

    Bob will probably take over the belt for a few minutes around noon so that Melvin can hit the little crocs room…

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    steverinoCT  over 12 years ago

    Re: the “South Park” look— I think that’s just to make the characters stand out against the background. Drawing a comic isn’t all beer and skittles (or even gin and M&Ms).

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    Moishe3rd  over 12 years ago

    Why is it that I get the feeling that my man Stephan likes Israel?You’re a beautiful man, Mr. Pastis.

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    Defective Premium Member over 12 years ago

    I hate this gratuitous killing of characters. Is their life really worth nothing? (Well, besides the point that he’s a cartoon character..) Why can’t the bomb just be placed next to the wall? All he has to do is take off the jacket! Instead, we make jokes about suicide bombers, and suicide bombers still make headlines with how many people they kill, these days.

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    TheSpanishInquisition  over 12 years ago

    No need to enlighten him, Bob .

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    GoodQuestion Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Mel doesn’t ascribe to the big bang theory, Bob, maybe you can give him an example……☻

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    AnonymousUser  over 12 years ago

    The concept of survival of the fittest does not exist here.

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    Number Three  over 12 years ago

    One Step forward, Two steps back for him.

    LOL xxx

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    gorba  over 12 years ago

    Exactly what cause is he dying for??

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    Potrzebie  over 12 years ago

    The blast will only bounce off the wall and go the other way. They need to drill holes all along the base and insert the sticks in each hole.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 12 years ago

    There are a few suggestions on this page about sensible alternatives to having Melvin go boom, but which would be funnier?As for the distinction between fact and fiction, I’ve enjoyed cartoons and Three Stooges films for a long time, and I’ve never thought that real-life violence was funny. I’ll bet that a lot of folks here can say the same thing.

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    Woody157  over 12 years ago

    O.K. You sign-up right over there at the tail end of the line. After mastering swimming, sleeping, and sun bathing you serve as understudy becoming a handbag, boots or shoes. Oh by the way, is it true you taste like chicken?

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    hossblacksilver  over 12 years ago

    Melvin has blue eyes, one blew this way, one blew that way.

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    hariseldon59  over 12 years ago

    The crocs could use some help from a real demolitions expert. Preferably one with feathers and a bill.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 12 years ago

    Melvin has appointments ALL over town at noon tomorrow.

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    pocounohamster  over 12 years ago

    Funny as always!

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    sbot  over 12 years ago

    Sorry I had it backwards; Bob has 6 rings on his belly, Larry has 5.

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    Tyrnn  over 12 years ago

    I keep seeing that wall and thinking red, blue, and yellow will appear all Mondrian everywhere.

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    Jean_1960  over 12 years ago

    Isn’t Bob usually the one who dies?

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