Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 29, 2013

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    bubjerryk  almost 10 years ago

    It’s pun small step for Phan, one punny leap for PhanKind!

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    legaleagle48  almost 10 years ago

    What, Rat wasn’t available for comment?

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    Trilobyte Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Rat provided the form…

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    I hope you have a black belt in chai tea, Goat.

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    Ida No  almost 10 years ago

    Oh, com’on. Why does everyone have to insult Pastis? I think he’s doing a great job of showing humanity to be the idiots that they are. More power to him.

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    Sisyphos  almost 10 years ago

    Dear Cartoon-Boy: you have mispronounced child in a two-syllabled way that leads me to believe you are a Southerner or perhaps even a Texan. I suppose the Greek equivalent would be that you’re a dangerous raving Maniote!

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    mistersaxon  almost 10 years ago

    It’s called a “zarf” so the “punchline” (for want of a better word) would be ‘No zarf left behind’ hashtag lame.

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    ROB8764  almost 10 years ago

    Cannot insult S.Pastis. Thank You for the book tour this year. I was at Houston stop, traveled from Nederland Tx a short 100 miles away. Robert L.

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    jackhs  almost 10 years ago

    I can not pass tis up. You are awsome.

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    Piper_13  almost 10 years ago

    I laughed at this pun. Does that make me “weird” and “unique”?

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    Ratbrat  almost 10 years ago

    I also love Pastis! His strip is one of my two favorites.

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    Soroxas  almost 10 years ago

    My god, whenever a commercial starts on my local Public Broadcasting Station it’ll always come up with what it’s sponsored by, including the NCLB Program

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    SwimsWithSharks  almost 10 years ago

    And all the kids will say “Chai tea teach, hi.”

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    jmartin1955  almost 10 years ago

    They pay you for this?

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    oldguitarslinger  almost 10 years ago

    my favorite pun ever!

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    i_am_the_jam  almost 10 years ago

    Stohhhp that…it’s getting silleh…

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Stephan, Stephan, Stephan. It’s amazing the lengths you will go to to get out of working….

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    jwmsbailey  almost 10 years ago

    Good for Stephan! Very, very good for Stephan! I always liked him as an artist; now he’s my education hero, too. Keep the word coming, all you cartoonists: this is the most important statement you can make at this time.

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    Radical-Knight  almost 10 years ago

    Pastis lives for the comments… If he didn’t, he’d take a page out of Brooke McEldowney’s book and close the comments section. (which I still miss.)

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    If at first you don’t succeed, chai chai again!

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    totalspaceman2010  almost 10 years ago

    May goat spill his tea on your pun hand Pastis! ;)

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    rgcviper  almost 10 years ago

    Keep doing what you’re doing, Stephan. The puns—and this strip in general—are great.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  almost 10 years ago

    Ahhh, one more bad pun for 2013. Can only imagine what awaits in 2014!

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    OldestandWisest  almost 10 years ago

    Yeah, instead of testing kids to make sure they’re actually learning something, just let them watch “instructional” videos all day while their “teachers” play games on their phones.

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    ChessPirate  almost 10 years ago

    “Chai! You know what? Uh uh!” – credit to Nicole Sullivan, MadTVStephan has done much better than this and I’m sure will again.I once challenged him in this comment section to come up with a legendary set-up and pun and he did, although I’m sure not in response to my comment(although I like to think it was).

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    It was recently reported that Hanes is recalling some of their underpants because, due to a defect in manufacturing, a lot of customers had been complaining about their left buttock getting cold in chilly weather. Hanes is calling this program No Chilled Left Behind.

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    cactusjack99 Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Way GROAN!!!

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    fltflyer Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Villagers and pitchforks come to mind. lol

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    No thank you. I’ve always enjoyed Stephan’s puns.


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    ByronK3045  almost 10 years ago

    2/3 of a pun – P U

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    You don’t need to see our papers. These aren’t the droids you want. We can go about our business.

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    KEA  almost 10 years ago

    Goat’s right btw – any time spent testing is time not learning.

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    kitty mummy  almost 10 years ago

    A bit obscure. It took me several minutes to figure this one out, but then again I’m not in USA so the “no child left behind” thing wasn’t that familiar.

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    celeconecca  almost 10 years ago

    oh – shoot me now!

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    foxsinger Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I loved this pun…perhaps I was a child left behind…

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    Alan Steenhouwer  almost 10 years ago

    How about: “Bat held high I do this for the children.”

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    RobinGB Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Anyone smart enough to make fun of the “no child left behind” movement is not deserving of insults. Good job Stephan.

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    plusaf  almost 10 years ago

    And just when I thought the punnishment bar couldn’t be lowered any further…

    “Seriously,” though, Stephan… love your puns.

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    tazz555  almost 10 years ago

    Some kids wish they were wdopted….Stephen’s parents wish he was

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    gcavendish  almost 10 years ago

    I wonder how many people clicked on the fill out panel…

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    Thehag  almost 10 years ago

    Love your puns Pastis! Even look forward to them.

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    phlash  almost 10 years ago

    “Chai Tea” is a tautology. Chai means Tea.

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    Ida No  almost 10 years ago

    Drop the box and you get investigated for “chai hold abuse”.

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    DryCreekGeezer  almost 10 years ago

    Any pun, no matter how bad, is always better than what it makes fun of.

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    pc368dude  almost 10 years ago
    MOAN *
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    comicsnerd74  over 8 years ago

    I guess he’d be intending to make himself sound MORE pathetic, because he couldn’t think of something insulting for RAT or GOAT to say, so he just made his own fillout.

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    EmeraldKitsune943  over 6 years ago

    Go back to law school.

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    Doodlefudge  almost 4 years ago

    What if pig just ran off with the box. Would he be harboring a fugiteave

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    Boxo croco says happy derby  over 2 years ago

    He obviously got left behind

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