Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 07, 2015

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    Sherlock Watson  about 9 years ago

    Is there also a flying squirrel in the diner?

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 9 years ago

    An even better punchline would be the moose being a repeated dinner guest.

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    hawgowar  about 9 years ago

    Moose is excellent, Much better than venison. Elk is also very good. My fave wild meats are bison and wild boar, although bison are farmed now.

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    Kali39  about 9 years ago

    Hmm. Suddenly, I miss Northern Exposure.

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    knight1192a  about 9 years ago

    Wow, Pastis must have either been reading about Moose or watching some TV show that talked a little about them when he drew this. That was smart giving the moose glasses since real moose are supposed to have poor eye sight.

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    whiteheron  about 9 years ago

    Where’s Captain Kangaroo?

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    pschearer Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I must really respect moose. I’ve never killed one in my life. I’ve also never killed a human, but that doesn’t mean I respect them. A paradox.

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    phylum  about 9 years ago

    I watched a moose kill an elderly woman in Alaska on “real live videos”.. the moose did not eat the lady…I guess the moose showed no respect for her…disgusting old moose..

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 9 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson—the squirrel’s outside yelling, “YO! ADRIAN!!”

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 9 years ago

    In my 60+ years I’ve shot a lot of bullmoose…minus the moose!

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    BillWa  about 9 years ago

    Fine Moose, we’ll just let you overpopulate, not have enough food for the population, die off that way.Hunters are the real Conservationists.

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    Sisyphos  about 9 years ago

    I eat chicken, cow, or pig. (Sorry, Pig; but, then, you eat bacon, so, maybe not sorry.) Others do the killing for me. Call me lazy if you must.I do respect Rocky and Bullwinkle….

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    Fredcritter  about 9 years ago

    A moose once bit my sister…

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    whiteheron  about 9 years ago

    How in the world to Roo ranchers tag their stock without getting the heck beat out of them?

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    singlefemalelaywer  about 9 years ago

    I respect moose by offering thanks, as I put the moose between the peas and mashed potatoes on my plate at lunch………

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    Pointspread  about 9 years ago

    Someone has to ask…what kind of wine goes with ’roo? Just wondering…

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    Pointspread  about 9 years ago

    As a BPOE member I would encourage all readers NOT to shoot Elks.

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    Undun  about 9 years ago

    And, now…Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat! Again?Nothin’ up m’sleeve…Presto!(Pulls roaring lion out)No doubt about it…I gotta get another hat.Now, here’s something we hope you’ll really like!

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    Undun  about 9 years ago

    @FredcritterMy sister once bit a moose. She refuses to talk about it, though.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member about 9 years ago

    ate bear, venison, pheasant, mtn goat, pronghorn, squirrel, rabbit, grouse, elk, racoon, etc. but only had mousse for dessert.

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    Michael Beeson Premium Member about 9 years ago

    After all the vegan jokes (which WERE funny) this is nice.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Had another steak for dinner last night, wouldn’t want to disrespect the thousands of cattle slaughtered every day. Get over hunting, without hunters maintaining the balance of the herds we would have even more problems. Just ask the hundreds of drivers in Michigan that splatter deer on the highways every year.

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    Marc Schiffres  about 9 years ago

    I thought the plural was moosen…..

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 9 years ago

    @Schiffy—& I thought the plural of “house” was “hice”!

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    Here's Waldo  about 9 years ago

    No moose is good moose.

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    abbybookcase  about 9 years ago

    long woody allen bit about shooting moose, strapping it to the car, but it’s not dead and you get a ticket going home through the tunnel because you can’t drive with a live moose on your car on tuesday, wednesday and alternate fridays…..etc.

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    Mike Parsons Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Moose on the loose – better than Rat with a bat?

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    Number Three  about 9 years ago

    So can you, Rat.

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    Kali39  about 9 years ago

    And while we’re on this target (pun probably intended – this is the strip for it, after all): https://donstuff.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/sarah-palin-kills-bullwinkle-bambi-is-next/.Think Rat would participate?

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    catesmatt  about 9 years ago

    The plural of moose? Meese.

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    up2trixx  about 9 years ago

    So are a lot of hunters. Not everyone can afford $25 for a T-bone steak, and not everyone is comfortable eating meat loaded with growth hormones/antibiotics/lord knows what else. A $30 hunting license and $4 worth of bullets can fill your freezer with the finest free-range, “organic” meat.

    The anti-hunting crowd needs to get over their collective selves and stop anthropomorphizing meat. Hunting is not cruel or inhumane. When animals in the wild die it is either violent (being ripped apart by predators or coming through the windshield of your car) or cruel (starving to death). Wild animals do not retire to “old deer homes” where they sit around in rocking chairs and talk about the good old days. They die violently and painfully. That is nature, get over it. Hunting, killing and eating a deer is much less cruel to the animal involved than eating a factory-farmed T-bone is. Vegetarians and vegans need to shake their heads as well. If they choose not to eat meat very well, but don’t expect me to follow suit, and don’t spread lies to try to push your agenda. Meat is not murder. If we all converted to veganism those farm animals would either be slaughtered en masse or they’d be left to starve to death, because no rancher is going to feed animals he can’t sell. Nobody would be taking them home as pets. That’s just the way it is – without meat eaters those ranch animals would not exist to begin with.

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 9 years ago

    When we lost a deer from a wild dog attack in the research forest the meat was offered round the department but was rejected because:(a) The meat would have toughened in the attack.(b) The deer wasn’t professionally dressed and would be tainted© The carcass had not been iced as soon as it expired(d) The carcass had not been hung for a week before being butchered.(PS — it was delicious!)

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    jmorris9999 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Mmmmm, moose burger!

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    pschearer Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Why are you telling me this?

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Food tastes better when you kill it yourself.

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    Ambydextrous  about 9 years ago

    ’ I want to show respect’ Said the man who takes advice from the likes of Rat

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