Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 25, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  over 8 years ago

    I’m pretty sure Pig is only 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.

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    Partyalldatyme  over 8 years ago

    That’s cannibalism. Or porcineism. Or something.

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    cdgar  over 8 years ago

    I have a sudden urge for a BLT sandwich.

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    wiselad  over 8 years ago

    and at the end, Toody is the widow of Al :P

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    blunebottle  over 8 years ago

    Toody’s cousin’s uncle was Al. Al could be Toody’s father. Which would make Al Pig’s Great-Uncle.

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    knight1192a  over 8 years ago

    Could be worse, that bacon could have been over 150 years old and named Lt. Barzilia Inman (no, I did not make that name up, there actually was a Lt. Barzilia Inman who served in the 118th Pa. and nearly became dinner for some hogs after being wounded July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg)

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    Bilan  over 8 years ago

    Al will always be a part of Pig’s life. Unless Pig goes on a diet.

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    inshadowz  over 8 years ago

    That’s it. Next time I buy bacon at the store, I’m checking the packaging for name tags!

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    mammamoonbeam  over 8 years ago

    Pastis’ pig parody is pretty poor.

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    whiteheron  over 8 years ago

    I can call you Betty,And Betty when you call me ,You can call me Al.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Today’s travesty makes me glad I’m a vegetarian!

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    artheaded1  over 8 years ago

    If Vicky and Katy are sisters, they would both be related to Uncle Paul. So we’re missing a degree here.

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    Pig’s rhythmic genealogical cannibalism might be disturbing to sensitive souls. But bacon makes it all right. Pork and/or Long Pork forever!

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    IronHead83  over 8 years ago

    disgusting and makes me hungry for bacon, I hang my head

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    Lamberger  over 8 years ago

    Koo koo kah joob….

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    dbmeyer99  over 8 years ago

    Actually, if you do the math, Pig is within 3 degrees of uncle Al. Pig’s Aunt’s (for the sake of argument his mother’s sister) Cousin is also his mother’s cousin. Cousin Vicky’s sister is still just cousin Katy. Uncle Paul’s brother is still just Uncle AL. Pig-Mother-Cousin Katy-Uncle Al.

    OR he could simply be eating his own father… do the math.

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

    Familial cannibalism — that’s a fine topic for a nice Tuesday morning. Add Rat’s sausage double entendre and we’re all doomed to you-know-where.

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    Partyalldatyme  over 8 years ago

    “I tried to sit by Steve BuscemiBut he told me this seat’s takenI know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guyWho knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Kevin Bacon”

    Lame Claim to Fame, Weird Al Yankovic

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    Gokie5  over 8 years ago

    Well, of course I have to shove in one of my dear Mom’s favorite sayings, when she was having a not-so-great time:“I ain’t had so much fun since the hogs et my brother!”

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    luvdafuneez  over 8 years ago

    Wasn’t Uncle Al (the kiddie’s pal) on Laugh-In?

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    Bernadette Boe  over 8 years ago

    This is soooo wrong.

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    WaltWenger Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I’d rather read about this than about the six degrees of suppuration.

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    abbybookcase  over 8 years ago

    kevin, you’ve been replaced

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    phlash  over 8 years ago

    Pig needs to go over to BC today and eat at Terminus Diner

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    gmu328  over 8 years ago

    quite a stretch for Stephen Patsis to associate it all with Kevin Bacon …

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    heather dunham  over 8 years ago

    Okay… you can have an uncle whose brother is not your uncle too, if it’s your uncle by marriage (ie married to your aunt, your parent’s sister). But your cousin’s sister will also be your cousin.

    Only exception is if it’s her half-sister, through her parent which is not your relative by blood. I have a cousin, my father’s sister’s daughter. Her father, my uncle, had a daughter before he married my aunt. So his daughter has no relationship with me at all, but she’s my cousin’s sister. But half-sister. And this isn’t common enough to be obvious, I’d suspect. If Pig just said “half-sister” there, all would be well…

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    wes tnt  over 8 years ago

    pigs will eat just about anything that you feed them. as long as it’s food. they are omnivores, after all. I’ve had one of ours hunt down & kill a chicken that got into their pen once….fresh live meat is always more exciting than veggies or grain…

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    Srover  over 8 years ago

    Disturbing yet locally sourced.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 8 years ago

    Today’s background music: “I’m My Own Grandpa” by Homer and Jethro.

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    Shoshie  over 8 years ago

    Oh please, I have enough trouble figuring how who is related to who(m) in my own family tree

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    Number Three  over 8 years ago

    Bacon. Yuck! I used to like it but then it started making me feel sick so I went right off it.


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    Logical Duck  over 8 years ago

    That could be sky in the background. Pig is eating Al Fresco.

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    Dennett Premium Member over 8 years ago

    He should try a bit of Long Pig. Hard to find but apparently quite tasty when properly cured.

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    rajasetlur  over 8 years ago

    If the last character in his story was named Franci, he would had vintage Franci’s bacon

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    bmonk  over 8 years ago

    I’m not sure. I just know I’ve been separated too far from Bacon for too long.

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    Darth Revan II  over 3 years ago

    Pig, how could you eat Al? If you’re going to eat relatives, you should eat Jerry

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    jonathanmehmen  over 3 years ago

    That is soooooo wrong…..

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    Kirbo  about 3 years ago

    cannibalism? kinda sus bro

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    CesarSantos  over 2 years ago

    That’s disturbing. But pigs are truly omnivores.

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    Boxo croco says happy derby  almost 2 years ago

    His great uncle?

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    The one and only Eldest Arc (now at peace)  over 1 year ago

    So it’s his great uncle Al? Great great uncle maybe?

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