Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 29, 2013

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    bubjerryk  over 9 years ago

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

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    legaleagle48  over 9 years ago

    What, Rat wasn’t available for comment?

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    Trilobyte Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Rat provided the form…

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    Sherlock Watson  over 9 years ago

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

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    Ida No  over 9 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  over 9 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  over 9 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  over 9 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  over 9 years ago

    I can not pass tis up. You are awsome.

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    Piper_13  over 9 years ago

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

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    Ratbrat  over 9 years ago

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

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    Soroxas  over 9 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  over 9 years ago

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

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    jmartin1955  over 9 years ago

    They pay you for this?

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    oldguitarslinger  over 9 years ago

    my favorite pun ever!

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    i_am_the_jam  over 9 years ago

    Stohhhp that…it’s getting silleh…

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member over 9 years ago

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

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    jwmsbailey  over 9 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  over 9 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 over 9 years ago

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

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    totalspaceman2010  over 9 years ago

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

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    rgcviper  over 9 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  over 9 years ago

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

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    OldestandWisest  over 9 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  over 9 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  over 9 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 over 9 years ago

    Way GROAN!!!

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    fltflyer Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Villagers and pitchforks come to mind. lol

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

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


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    ByronK3045  over 9 years ago

    2/3 of a pun – P U

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 9 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  over 9 years ago

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

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    kitty mummy  over 9 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  over 9 years ago

    oh – shoot me now!

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    foxsinger Premium Member over 9 years ago

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

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    Alan Steenhouwer  over 9 years ago

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

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    RobinGB Premium Member over 9 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  over 9 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  over 9 years ago

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

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    gcavendish  over 9 years ago

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

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    Thehag  over 9 years ago

    Love your puns Pastis! Even look forward to them.

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    phlash  over 9 years ago

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

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    Ida No  over 9 years ago

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

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    DryCreekGeezer  over 9 years ago

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

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    pc368dude  over 9 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  over 3 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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