Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 25, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  over 5 years ago

    Do they make coconut chocolates so we will appreciate the other candies more than we would have otherwise?

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    alaskajohn1  over 5 years ago

    I have to agree with Pig unless it’s a macaroon.

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    Adiraiju  over 5 years ago

    I’ll take ‘em if you don’t want ’em!

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    AZ Christopher Premium Member over 5 years ago

    “Peanuts” homage?

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    Wilde Bill  over 5 years ago

    Pig is right. I remember the first (and last) time I bit into an Almond Joy bar. I gagged and threw up.

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    Queen of America Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE coconut. I’ll take any chocolate in the box with it.

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    Robin Harwood  over 5 years ago

    Why not look at the little guide sheet that shows which chocolates are which?

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    GeifuKe  over 5 years ago

    ‘The odds get even, the stakes are the same….’

    Rush “Roll the Bones Album” “You Bet Your Life”.

    Almond Joy—When you feel like a nut…

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    Bilan  over 5 years ago

    I’m not concerned about the CocoaBeach Nut. I’m concerned about the Mar-a-Lago Nut.

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    Kaputnik  over 5 years ago

    I like coconut. Anyway, it’s better than crunchy frog.

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    GeifuKe  over 5 years ago

    And an additional insight into the element of “chance”. At a local arcade here, there is a set up basketball game where one throws the ball into the hoop and gets a score every time the ball enters the hoop. Recently I hit, in chronological order, the numbers of 689, 699, 709, and 719 (with a few additional scores between the 709 and 719). What are the chances that you would get such a set of scores with the possibility of over at least 100 possible scores? What would the chance be that if I continued, I would hit a high of 729, and then 739?

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    Jabroniville Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I hate coconut so, SO much. I love that Pastis recognizes the atrocity of those tree droppings. Bill Watterson correctly understood the evils of it as well.

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    nosirrom  over 5 years ago

    Pastis is making a Mounds out of a molehill.

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    angeldscoobydoo Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I love coconut! I’ll take all your coconut chocolates if you don’t want them.

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    Bilan  over 5 years ago

    I was trying to figure out how to get the coconut without climbing the tree … then it hit me.

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    Stevefk  over 5 years ago

    Rat should be grateful life is not fair – think of where he might be if it was.

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    RG_Dustbin  over 5 years ago

    As the late. great Douglas Adam’s would no doubt have known, the taste of each chocolate can be guaranteed to be almost but not quite entirely unlike that described in the contents list….

    as for the taste of coconut, the solution is to mask it with citrus fruit….perhaps lime…. If only there was some kind of tasteful song about it.

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    RG_Dustbin  over 5 years ago

    …and the late, great Douglas Adams would also have hated any accidental apostrophes too. Sorry, finger trouble.

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    mjb515  over 5 years ago

    “I like coconuts

    you can break them open

    and they smell like ladies

    lying in the sun"

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    GeifuKe  over 5 years ago

    Ok, I’ll be the first to admit I am nuts about cocoa.

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    GeifuKe  over 5 years ago

    What are the odds Pig will get even with Stephan?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 5 years ago

    What’s wrong with Coconut? Heck, it’s even good as a topping on a Ham and Pineapple Pizza, lightly toasted a golden brown…

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    dlkrueger33  over 5 years ago

    Yeah, what’s wrong with coconut? I love it. Much better than some of those sickeningly sweet chocolates with pink or orange on the inside! YUCK.

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    Sandfan  over 5 years ago

    Without coconut, we wouldn’t have Pina Coladas. Reason enough for its existence.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  over 5 years ago

    We need the shells to make horse-galloping sound effects. Might as well use the insides for something

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    aerotica69  over 5 years ago

    I have three words for Pig: German. Chocolate. Cake.

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    aerotica69  over 5 years ago

    And three more: Coconut. Cream. Pie.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 5 years ago

    My Mother used to make a “Toasted Coconut Pumpkin Chiffon Pie” that was to DIE for!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I love coconut but not with my SHRIMP! Who comes up with these abominations?

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 5 years ago

    I’m sure all coconut lovers are now tweeting one another and plotting a mass protest.

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    WaitingMan  over 5 years ago

    Coconut is fine. It’s marshmallows that ruin everything.

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    Got more time?

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    PDXCubbie  over 5 years ago

    Y’all are some Coconut haters! Love Love Love COCONUT!!! IT’S THE BEST THING ON THE PLANET!!!! Coconut Milk, Almond Joy, Mounds, Macaroons, Haystacks, Coconut Shrimp, COCONUT CREAM PIE IS MY FAVE!

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    chris_weaver  over 5 years ago

    Thus illustrating the Forrest Gump Principle.

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    F-Flash  over 5 years ago

    You put the lime in the coconut, then call me in the morning.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 5 years ago

    So Pig is a snowflake? Those two things make his life unfair?

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    Sue G  over 5 years ago

    My family knows that if they don’t want to share something with me, just put coconut in it. I won’t touch it, even if it includes chocolate and strawberries. The only thing better than a strawberry is a chocolate covered strawberry. There is nothing good about coconut.

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    hariseldon59  over 5 years ago

    I think coconut is just one of those things you either love or hate. I personally can’t abide it in any form. I hated it as a kid and don’t like it much better now. Putting coconut in chocolate is to me the equivalent of putting ketchup on a hot dog for other people. The only difference is that it doesn’t bother me if other people like it.

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    SusieB  over 5 years ago

    Todays script is the story of my life…..

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    Jefano Premium Member over 5 years ago

    As with pineapple on pizza, coconut (especially toasted coconut) affords such divine delectation that not to like it might seem a perversity entailing its own condign punishment. In fact, if course, it is most often an unwilled wretchedness that deserves the full sympathy of those whose taste buds are functioning as God intended.

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    rshive  over 5 years ago

    Apparently I’m one of the rare few who likes coconut candies.

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    SkyFisher  over 5 years ago

    100+ Comments and still going!

    This shows that people are really passionate about what they like to eat. Please don’t try to impose your personal tastes upon others.

    Thank you.

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    codedaddy  over 5 years ago

    Discard your unwanted Mounds bars here <——

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    TMMILLER Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I have been in both camps. I loved coconut until I had a job unloading by hand 125# bales of shredded coconut from 7railroad boxcars meant for Major cookie manufacturer. At first it smelled good, the sweet then sickenly so. After the job was done I could no longer stomach even the smell of the stuff. It has been close to 40 years now and I am just beginning to like it again.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    millions of Mounds and Almond Joy lovers can’t be all wrong.

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    Scott S  over 5 years ago

    But I love coconut candies!

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    pchemcat  over 5 years ago

    M-m-m, coconut creme chocolates! I love it when people hate coconut, more for me. I also love the maple creme haters, more for me! So, um, yeah, you guys are right, coconut is terrible and you shouldn’t eat it, just send it to me, I’ll suffer for you.

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    forbearly  over 5 years ago

    Someone must like coconut and chocolate, or Mars would have stopped selling Almond Joy and Mound. Personally I love the coconut chocolates. It’s the orange creams I can’t stand.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I quite like the coconut ones, but I really dislike the hard or crunchy ones that stick to your teeth.

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    mnn2300  over 5 years ago

    Congratulations Go Comics, you’ve doubled your clicks by use of the annoying “Overview”. You sure fooled you advertisers.

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    Sisyphos  over 5 years ago

    Pig is soooo correct! I can’t stand it when people ruin otherwise perfectly tasty treats by insisting on adding (ugh!) coconut! I guess that means Rat is right, too, but who cares?

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    Chad Cheetah  over 5 years ago

    Why is Rat always covered in ink after he draws a cartoon?

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    knight1192a  over 5 years ago

    Pig, you MORON! Coconut is one of the things that makes chocolate worth eating. Anything to take away from chocolate by itself makes it a thousand times better.

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    Ned Dickens  over 5 years ago

    I HATE COCONUTS!! But I do like Da Coconut Nut song: “Da Coconut Nut is a giant nut, if you eat too much, you get very fat”….

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    Caedmon The Great  over 2 years ago

    Coconut & Chocolate are one of the best combinations life has given us. Along with Caramel & Chocolate.

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    joegee  7 months ago

    Sometimes I feel like a nut. Sometimes I don’t. I’ll take all of the coconut. The worst candies are the maple. Yeech.

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