Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 04, 2014

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    Bilan  about 8 years ago

    It’s ten Michelobs!

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    tazz555  about 8 years ago

    It could be a tumor

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    Orion-13  about 8 years ago

    It’s not a tumor! It’s not a tumor!! (in best Arnie accent)


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    Akhilleus  about 8 years ago

    So…how did Rat become pregnant, again?

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    sukiec  about 8 years ago


    Lots and lots and lots of gas

    It’s going to be a rough birth for all

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    Barker62  about 8 years ago

    Too many rising-crust mega-meat pizza’s with shrooms, extra cheese, sauce and onions.

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    boreas2  about 8 years ago

    its probably a huge tapeworm

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    jreckard  about 8 years ago

    A few days ago, Pastis said he wanted something to shake up the strip. This is just a break in the action while he considers what to do next. You could call it a pause … a pregnant pause.

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    wiselad  about 8 years ago

    it was pig’s fault, gave rat from his food, and now Rat has a Kidney stone

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    dadoctah  about 8 years ago

    I haven’t changed my guess since last week. I’m still betting on “burrito”.

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    lastangelman  about 8 years ago

    OH Stephan, you better not be stealing this from a Ren & Stimpy Adult Cartoon Party episode – this reminds me when Stimpy was very very constipated

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    oldschool434  about 8 years ago

    it’s not a girl….it’s not a boy……it’s a STEPHAN

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    juicebruce  about 8 years ago

    Beer Belly full of Jelly !

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    Sisyphos  about 8 years ago

    You got us into this mess, Cartoon-Boy! You’d better be clever enough to get us out, or some very big friends with baseball bats will be coming to visit you….

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    alasko  about 8 years ago

    Beer belly, or as it is sometimes called in Canada, a Labatt’s tumor.

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    jerylkohjx348  about 8 years ago

    We are waiting for the good news. Rat…

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    doublepaw  about 8 years ago

    As the tired saga continues to the point of disgusting.

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member about 8 years ago

    As I try to remind my students when we’re learning a little zoology — only humans can be ‘boys’ or ‘girls’. Other living organisms are ‘male’ or ‘female’ (those that have that distinction…)

    So maybe Rat is having Rats…(or perhaps rat/pig hybrids)

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 8 years ago

    Goat’s the only character in strip, with any common sense

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    Lynne in Florida  about 8 years ago

    I feel a really, REALLY elaborate pun coming …

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    puddlesplatt  about 8 years ago

    as they used to say, “your bondup”, time for some castor oil.

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    petecocker  about 8 years ago

    Iratculate conception??

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    sarah413 Premium Member about 8 years ago

    It’s a Chaz.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member about 8 years ago

    I’ll bet it’s a huge, stinking, steaming, disgusting, brings tears to your eyes, makes you want to bite your tail, screaming pun that he’ll drop once Pastis runs out of ideas to milk this series.

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    feralglance  about 8 years ago

    It’s a concentrated ball of skepticism.

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    Three Steps Over Japan  about 8 years ago

    Rat was impregnated by magical fairies. So, he’s giving birth to a…unicorn!

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 8 years ago

    THE most confused character in this strip is the one in the middle of the last panel!!

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    comixrock0124  about 8 years ago

    It’s food!Or maybe,if it’s not a boy OR girl,its Spongebob Squarepants!

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    RACerri32  about 8 years ago

    " I’m SO CONFUSED " *

    Vinnie Barbarino
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    laurac5800  about 8 years ago

    It’s a rat or a beer belly!

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    piefest  about 8 years ago

    will neuter rat be a permanent character?

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    Caltex  about 8 years ago

    Should not be the Pig having a baby? Or Pigitta? Just think about it, Rat gives a birth to little rat. And people hate rats, small and big ones. But people DO love piglets. Piglets and cheese.

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    Bandera_Ken  about 8 years ago

    I vote beer belly.

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    codedaddy  about 8 years ago

    Must be something he ate. Ratatouille no doubt.

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    susan.e.a.c  about 8 years ago

    A tumor or a beer gut?

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    Sherlock Watson  about 8 years ago

    He’s going to name it after the father — Domino’s.

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    anthonydfabrizio10  about 8 years ago

    beer belly

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    cubelodyte  about 8 years ago

    Isn’t obvious? Haven’t you heard? Gender assignment is oppressive. The baby should be able to choose for itself.

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    AwelCruiz  about 8 years ago

    Like Cliff Huxtable, Rat will give birth to a twelve-foot party sub and a bottle of orange soda.

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    Akhilleus  about 8 years ago


    Well, they did meet some beer can aliens a couple months ago, so…

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    claire de la lune.  about 8 years ago

    It’s a cartoonist!

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    claire de la lune.  about 8 years ago

    I don’t really want to know what it is…

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    Akhilleus  about 8 years ago

    @claire de la lune.

    That might be it. After all, Pastis mentions that cartoonists constitute their own gender…

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member about 8 years ago

    I guess then it is either a Goy or a Birl…

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    RayKniga-Bartlett  over 1 year ago

    Plot twist: He’s not pregnant, he’s fat.

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