Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 26, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  over 8 years ago

    Larry, go home. You’ll be ok.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 8 years ago

    Sounds like an “awwww” moment (sans the “don’t leave me alone with your mother” part).

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    cdgar  over 8 years ago

    That’s sweet Larry, but you’re a big boy now. Act like it.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 8 years ago

    Larry probably heard Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle” on the radio.

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    Mikel V  over 8 years ago

    You won’t be alone, Larry. You have another good friend at home, you know, the little guy who looks suspiciously alike certain cartoon boy

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    cdward  over 8 years ago

    Today is the day our son leaves me alone with his mom as he heads off to college. Kind of hits home

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    juicebruce  over 8 years ago

    Hang in there Larry.

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    yvantheterrible  over 8 years ago

    now Larry will have to take out the garbage

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    mammamoonbeam  over 8 years ago

    Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. The Prophet – Kahil Gibran

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Poor, Larry will be stuck with his cheating wife

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    SkyFisher  over 8 years ago

    I wonder if, in real life, Pastis’ son has just gone off to college or something.

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    SkyFisher  over 8 years ago

    I wonder if, in real life, Pastis’ son has just gone off to college or something.

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    Awww, Larry. That is so poignant! But give life with just Patti a try, Larry. It may work out better than you are expecting!

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    nossmf  over 8 years ago

    Pops, you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here…

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    Squoop  over 8 years ago

    OMG a Pearls comic actually brought a tear to my eye that wasnt laughter. Who’d a thunk THAT was possible??

    @mammamoonbeam Thank You!

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    echoraven  over 8 years ago

    Sweet comic right until the last panel when it became a Stephan Pastis comic.

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    route66paul  over 8 years ago

    I can relate.

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    LuvThemPluggers  over 8 years ago

    Larry must be retired. The thought of being “home alone” with a beloved spouse of many years is terrifying to many of us.

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    Sheila Hardie  over 8 years ago

    The truth comes out…

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    bmonk  over 8 years ago

    Larry’s not ready for school—he’s never been ready.

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    Kaputnik  over 8 years ago

    I wonder if Larry used to be like Junior until he reached a certain age and went through “the dumbening”. (Yes, “Simpsons” reference.)

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    Number Three  over 8 years ago

    I never thought anything about the Crocs would be sweet.

    Apart from Junior’s baby brother that is.


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    Kind&Kinder  over 8 years ago

    Just want to say I loved this one, Stephan.

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    knight1192a  over 8 years ago

    There’s been a number of Pearls strips that weren’t meant to be funny, they were meant for a different purpose. When Bil Keane passed he ran this tribute. One thing most folks probably don’t realize is that despite picking on Family Circus so much Pastis was friends with Keane (and as far as I know still is with Jeff Keane). It was a touching tribute to another cartoonist. There was also this tribute to Steve Jobs. It ended up being funny, but Pastis ran this tribute back on August 12, 2011 for his cartooning hero (love that message between the first and second panels). Another touching Larry and Junior moment came at the end of the Larry the Tree House Club House Vice President arc. Way back in 2006 he ran this <a href=“”Memorial Day strip. The recent blog contest made me realize that as much as I love the Guard Duck strips this is actually my favorite Pearls strip because Pig was speaking for all of us (in the Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out treasury Pastis notes that ironically the leak stopped the very day this strip ran). Ten days later this strip ran on the same topic.

    Hopefully all links are present and work this time.

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    knight1192a  over 8 years ago

    UGH!!!!! Links are driving me crazy. The Memorial Day link should work here, otherwise either just move the address into your address bar or go through the GoComics Pearls Archive to May 28, 2006.

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  26. Cathy aack Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Too bad Larry only has one friend…just a little empty nest syndrome.

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    jnnydnti  over 8 years ago

    Awww . . .

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    willkepley  over 8 years ago

    My son just went off to college. My first. Saying good bye was real hard.

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    ctsurv553  over 7 years ago

    I didn’t know that Larry The Dumb Croc had any more to his character than cluelessness in general and an abiding desire to lower the world’s population of “Zeebas”

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    ekken  about 4 years ago

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    Josequeen   almost 3 years ago

    I cried

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