Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 18, 2011

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 11 years ago

    The debate turns acronymious. A true ad zebranim attack.

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    legaleagle48  over 11 years ago

    Well, Rat DID say he was going to stop the overuse of that particular acronym, one person at a time. Zebra evidently didn’t get the memo.

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    GROG Premium Member over 11 years ago


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    yellstr  over 11 years ago

    Thos too shouldn’t have exposed their emails. Now they’ll get a lot of enlargement proposals.

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    Sisyphos  over 11 years ago

    That’s twice in the last few days Rat has baseball-batted one of the PBS good guys (Goat Thursday, Zeeba Neighba a.k.a. Zeebs4life today), and the second day in a row Zebra has been a victim. And Rat may be threatening Pig for tipping offtargets. I think the PBS Good Guys should form ART: The Anti-RaT league! Everyone needs ART!

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    zero  over 11 years ago

    OK admit it. How many just g-mailed Rat? just me? then I’m not telling what happened. . ..

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    JoanHelen  over 11 years ago

    Rat made a guest appearance in Dark Side of the Horse on the 16th Sept.

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    kreole  over 11 years ago

    LOL !

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    Proginoskes  over 11 years ago

    The advance warning didn’t help.

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    Arianne  over 11 years ago

    And I thought ~ I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter ~ was a slippery acronym to manage. ( It always comes out as something like – Ich bin ein butterer ‽) Anyway… I love how Rat’s threat is in keeping with the spirit of things…. Yada Yada Hate…Yada Yada Beat…Yada Yada OUT LOUD. ~ Very Funny!

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    hariseldon59  over 11 years ago

    That’s two strikes for Rat. Now he just needs to get Pig to complete the strikeout.

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    hariseldon59  over 11 years ago

    Why do Goat and Zebra stay friends with Rat?

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    codedaddy  over 11 years ago

    How about TRIC! (The Rat Is Coming). I’ve never before been up early enough to comment. Just as well isn’t it?

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    eddie6192  over 11 years ago

    Poor Zeeba neighba, if it’s not the crocs, he now has Rat to worry about.

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    Nebulous Premium Member over 11 years ago

    CAHVChuckled At High Volume

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    Herb Thiel Premium Member over 11 years ago


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    squirrel500  over 11 years ago

    When I read this I was Laughing Out Loud. (LOL)

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    scottartist creator over 11 years ago

    hen I first saw LOL, I thought it meant Loser On Line.

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    alan valdes  over 11 years ago


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    Thehag  over 11 years ago

    L.O.L. Zeeba be tough! He and goat can take a bat.

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    TheSpanishInquisition  over 11 years ago

    They’re both on Gmail! Awesome!

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    seafood comics  over 11 years ago

    awesome! lol!!

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    pshapley Premium Member over 11 years ago

    It’s not the acronyms that bother me, it’s all the stupid recycled “jokes” people like Rat keep sending me.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 11 years ago

    I like “Zeebs4life.”

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    pfantom58  over 11 years ago

    Add “meh” to that list, Rat!

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 11 years ago

    I wonder what the emoticon is for that.

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    gssq  over 11 years ago


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    cooganm Premium Member over 11 years ago

    “warning them in advance” is redundant.

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    bahramthered  over 11 years ago

    I sent an email to rat and no wacking yet. Lol

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    Defect Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I’m gonna have to put out some rat poison for Rat. Sending out jokes via email is one of those things that really tick me off. I don’t want them, because if they’re actually good, I’ve already seen them enough times to have them memorized, and if they’re bad, then you just sent me bad jokes! It’s a waste of time and space, so I just hit the delete button. THEN I get hate mail from the person that sent it for not saying THANK YOU for having sent garbage!

    How about doing a strip addressing the REAL problem Pastis!

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    pocounohamster  over 11 years ago

    So funny and so Ratlike…my hamster could not keep her eyes off the strip…guess I will have to frame it for her house.

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    lattewoman  over 11 years ago

    Can I borrow that bat?

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    tmick2001  over 11 years ago

    COL (Crying Out Loud)

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    kafox  over 11 years ago

    LOL! ducks and runs

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    Number Three  over 11 years ago

    I’m not even going to say it today…

    ……………. It’s VERY difficult.


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    Sherlock Watson  over 11 years ago

    Seems to me like Stephan is beating this gag to death.÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷Look Out! Llamas!

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    semishell  over 11 years ago

    LOL Good one Stephan!

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    GypsyWoman  over 11 years ago

    For once I agree with Rat. And can we do the same to the people who use emoticons too, like the smiley face? UGGGHHHHHH!

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain…

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    Michelle Morris  over 11 years ago

    Hey,Rat! LOL! Come get me,sucka!

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    joylion  over 11 years ago

    He hates Lol to the xtreme……. LOL!

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    WillFest559  over 11 years ago

    I’d say LoL but I don’t need a bat to the skull…so, LMAO!

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    jimelek  over 11 years ago


    Bring it, Rat!

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    altlcrzy  over 11 years ago

    I almost PIMP (Peed In My Pants) when I read this.

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    tegm  over 11 years ago

    I remember back when I hated LOL too. But with time I gave up and came to accept it.

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    mikeandersonwa  over 11 years ago

    alright |ôlˈrīt|variant spelling of all right.usage: The merging of all and right to form the one-word spelling alright is first recorded toward the end of the 19th century (unlike other similar merged spellings such as altogether and already, which date from much earlier). There is no logical reason for insisting that all right be two words when other single-word forms such as altogether have long been accepted. Nevertheless, although found widely, alright remains nonstandard.

    Just saying, that guy needs to STFU. Dictionary FTW.

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    freed.elena04  over 2 years ago

    Lol :p

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    DareplayzWasTaken (G.R.O.S.S Agent)  over 2 years ago

    How sad that a rat has an easier time getting zebra than the crocs

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    Goat (from PBS)  about 2 years ago……

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    rgcviper  over 1 year ago

    Nice. I, too, e-mailed both Rat and Zebra. Kind of a fun one here.

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    Comicfan (C)  about 1 year ago

    That bat hit so hard LOL

    Now my head hurts!

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    greenweasel11  11 months ago

    Coincidentally, this ran right around when I was crusading against people inaccurately claiming to be laughing out loud via initialism. But I had never read this particular strip until now, as far as I can remember.

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