Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 08, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 3 years ago

    I’m not sure that’s what Stephan wants, but he sure got it.

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    DanielRyanMulligan  almost 3 years ago

    very funny indeed

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    retrocool  almost 3 years ago

    bravo !

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    Gloria Fleming  almost 3 years ago

    very punny!

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 3 years ago

    Later, Cecil B. DeMille was asked to look after the tea packet:

    “Take care of tea, C.B.”

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Aretha would like to land a few punches from Heaven.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  almost 3 years ago

    What would Aretha (1942-2018) say about this?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I knew we were in for it from the first panel, but the final pun blew my mind. Sock it to me!

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I suggest we replace the word FEGHOOT with PASTIS.

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    wiatr  almost 3 years ago

    Imagine a job where you get paid to think up this stuff… have we entered The Twilight Zone?

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    Kaladin Stormblessed  almost 3 years ago

    I was listening to this on the radio on my way home from school the other day

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    electricshadow Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Emilio’s taking care of business, you know, T.C.B.

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    gopher gofer  almost 3 years ago

    ♩chain, chain, chain, chain of fools…

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    Goat  almost 3 years ago

    If you’re going by The Isley Brothers’ implication of the phrase, socking it to him should have been more sensual unless Pastis is a masochist.

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    PICTO  almost 3 years ago

    Cartoon Boy is the Rodney Dangerfield of cartoonists…

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    Bilan  almost 3 years ago

    ♩You’d better think … think, what you’re trying to do to me! ♩

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  almost 3 years ago

    I’m Laugh-In right now at this!

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    To me the most amazing and unexpected of the many tributes to Franklin the week she died was when the Welsh Guard Band, at the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, played “Respect.”

    You can see it on YouTube.

    From the Queen of England to the Queen of Soul!

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    Gent  almost 3 years ago

    Let him have it, E!

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    cdward  almost 3 years ago

    Well, so much for E Harmony.

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    hariseldon59  almost 3 years ago

    From the first four panels,I was expecting a reference to the movie E.T.

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    TwilightFaze  almost 3 years ago

    Don’t care what anyone says, strips like these are what literally make me laugh out loud.

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    Breadboard  almost 3 years ago

    Verrry Interesting ! ……. But stupid ! …. Croc Power !

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    waynegump  almost 3 years ago

    Too funny! I love it!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Oh, my gosh……

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    Jonathan Mason  almost 3 years ago

    It took me a while to get this: one has to pronounce “our” incorrectly.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Just when you think Pastis’ puns can’t POSSIBLY get any worse, he says, “Hold mah tea…”

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    Back to Big Mike  almost 3 years ago

    I had to read it twice before I got it.

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    wllilly1960  almost 3 years ago

    December 10 is the anniversary of Otis Redding"s death. On purpose, Pastis?

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    asrialfeeple  almost 3 years ago

    He’s worse than Carlos.

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    dlkrueger33  almost 3 years ago

    I always try to guess what the pun will be without reading all the way through. I didn’t guess this one…very clever! (And I can still hear Nixon saying, “Sock it to ME????” )

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    MistertannerJeff Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Well Done and Thank You, Mr. Pastis! You brought a much-needed smile to me this morning!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    THANK YOU, Stephan! It’s been FAR too long since one of your REALLY LOATHSOME PUN strips…. and I DO miss them!

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Pastis gets no respect.

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    tom.amitai  almost 3 years ago

    I’ll say this for Pastis, even though I can usually see there’s a pun coming I can’t always see what it’ll be.

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    chris_o42  almost 3 years ago

    Love it!!

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    tzid  almost 3 years ago
    You haven’t made me groan for over a week. ’til now that is.
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    Zebrastripes  almost 3 years ago

    R E S P E C T has left the building….years ago….

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    dshans  almost 3 years ago

    Aretha would probably find Otis Redding so he could join in the fun.

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    mail2jbl  almost 3 years ago

    Is this supposed to be funny? Because it falls really flat.

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    Ellis97  almost 3 years ago

    I’d like some ESP.

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    garcoa  almost 3 years ago

    In the 3rd panel, I was thinking that if the man’s name was Arturo, Pig would be made into an honorary Canadian.

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    Cary Rodda Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    The more tortured the pun, the better!

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    LKrueger41  almost 3 years ago

    If I was not such an optimist, always hoping things will get better, this one would be enough to delete Pearl’s from my list. A sucker for PUNishment, I guess.

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    jvn  almost 3 years ago

    You know it;’s going to be a pun strip when even Pig looks like that in the first panel.

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    pmmarion Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Look! Up in the sky!

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    gmu328  almost 3 years ago

    Once more unto the breech dear friends (and patsis) … striving to lead us through a myriad of semi-meaningless comments to arrive at a long awaited pun. Ranks up there with the “To Bea or Not to Bea (Arthur), that is the Quest Chan” or “All we are saying is Give Pisa chants”. Thank you and keep up the good work.

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    superdbs  almost 3 years ago

    How many beatdowns does Steph need before he learns his lesson? I think he gets at least 3 a month :)

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    MikeM_inMD  almost 3 years ago

    The sixth panel actually made me laugh.

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    KEA  almost 3 years ago

    Wow… I wonder how long Pastis worked on that (instead of important stuff)

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    dadlivonia  almost 3 years ago

    Wow, didn’t see that coming. Yeh, right

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    Lou  almost 3 years ago

    That actually made me snort.

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    jel354  almost 3 years ago

    Rat:…and not “Just a little bit.”

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    Linguist  almost 3 years ago

    Poor Stephan, like Rodney Dangerfield, he just gets no …….!

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    alliegator  almost 3 years ago

    now that’s a GOOD one !

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    Bruce388  almost 3 years ago

    I KNEW something was coming by the fourth panel. I just didn’t know what.

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    DocRussell  almost 3 years ago

    I love these drawn out setups to a pun. You know its coming, but the buildup is usually worth the payoff.

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    EdTaub  almost 3 years ago

    Help: I don’t get todays pun. (Dec 8) Plz respond to

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    cae2544 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Stephan, it’s a dirty, thankless job; but, I’m so GLAD u do it!!!

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    pekenpug  almost 3 years ago

    The man has no shame!

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    Reader  almost 3 years ago

    Brilliant! And the “Pastis getting beat up” panel is funny because it ties in!

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    bunrabbit99  almost 3 years ago

    pretty good!

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    zeexenon  almost 3 years ago

    Sing it high to Jesus Aretha Franklin. And rest assured your family will sue Stephen Pastis and all editors who printed this toutes de suite.

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    magdala666  almost 3 years ago

    LOL Love the puny ones!

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    D1063n35 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I don’t think comics are supposed to cause physical pain, but, the empirical evidence is convincing.

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    djorgens  almost 3 years ago

    I think Aretha would have probably called this crew a chain of fools.

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    Call me Ishmael  almost 3 years ago

    Now,back to ESPN for some REAL entertainment…

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    Kind&Kinder  almost 3 years ago

    This is the kind of thing that can put your soul back in the Lost and Found! Killer wordplay!

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    pmasalvati  almost 3 years ago

    Good one, Stephan.

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    Michael Melody Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    My closest pun-loving friend, after I forwarded this to him, has blocked my emails. It’s obviously terrific.

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    Ermine Notyours  almost 3 years ago

    The version sung at my school was “Angel dust and PCP, find out what it means to me. Marijuana TCP, find out what it means to me.”

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    Sisyphos  almost 3 years ago

    Way to go, Emilio! Hands of Stone! Pummel Pastis! Conk Cartoon-Boy! Make that conniving punster show some RESPECT!

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    paullp Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Another good one!

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    ronaldspence  almost 3 years ago

    I appreciate Mr Pastis’ effort, you know he is putting some thought into his craft. Thank you sir!

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    BrianClark  almost 3 years ago

    I know the puns are cringy, but I still laugh.

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    Comicsguy1962 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I actually LOLed at that one! Good job!

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    Ren Rodee  almost 3 years ago

    Ok, that was pretty good

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    hmofo813 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I will never understand how there are people who don’t find these a complete waste of time. I usually skip the strip on Sundays just to avoid seeing another gawdawful groaner like this.

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    ADNERB Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Didn’t see that coming!! Good one Steph!!

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    dfrost1  about 2 years ago

    A nice Pearls tribute to Aretha Franklin.

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    beady.el  about 1 month ago

    Stephan knows how Rodney Dangerfield felt….

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