Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 01, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    This is not the Rat I have grown to know and despise.

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    Foxtrot snowday ('Sup Roblox peeps)  over 2 years ago

    Rat has a heart!

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    BasilBruce  over 2 years ago

    Hey Rocky, watch me pull a habit out of a rat!

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    good try anyway, Rat

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    Vivi <333  over 2 years ago

    Aww, what did you guys do?

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    tudza Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Their motto is, “Why limit yourself to just one day?”

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    blunebottle  over 2 years ago

    Considering I live alone and will likely not go out til after 12, I guess I’m safe.

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    Imagine  over 2 years ago

    OMG! It actually was funny and meaningful. Don’t tell Rat. Or Stephan.

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    destry1970  over 2 years ago

    great joke for my wedding anniversary.

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    AndreasMartin  over 2 years ago

    I seriously doubt Mr Pastis’ calendar shows other dates then 1st of April. Ever.

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    Sanspareil  over 2 years ago

    This is when they harvest spaghetti from the spaghetti trees!

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    c001  over 2 years ago

    Who are you? And what did you do with Rat?

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    Troglodyte  over 2 years ago

    That’s true, Rat. You don’t have a heart.

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Goat next you will win the Powerball … All The Way ;-)

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    Doug K  over 2 years ago

    I think there are two final panels missing – first where Stephen Pastis appears and says “April Fools.” and then where Rat says “April Fools.”

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    Qiset  over 2 years ago

    Rat being compassionate? It really is April 1st.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Goat is making an April Fools joke also. He’s never been proud to be in PBS.

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    JamesBlanton1  over 2 years ago

    I go to my urologist on april fools day. I should have asked for another day, this could be scary not that it isn’t all ready…Just hope he doesn’t use the old " we gotta cut that thing off" line. Just not funny, well, maybe to him..Got to get some hilarious reactions, maybe even a black eye. Some people don’t take kindly to april fools…

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    Ellis97  over 2 years ago

    This strip being meaningful? I already know he’s kidding.

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    wongo  over 2 years ago

    When did Rat get a heart ?

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    EricS.Harris  over 2 years ago

    Rat would not actually hold back.

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    Oy! Rat is a Rat, is a RAT!

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    bigplayray  over 2 years ago

    Ain’t no Fool like an April Fool!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 2 years ago

    A goat can dream, can’t he?

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    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    A better April Fool’s joke would’ve been: Mr. Pastis is no longer going to rely on puns as filler…

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    Cincoflex  over 2 years ago

    Actual sincerity; the biggest surprise today!

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    Thinkingblade  over 2 years ago

    Even Rat has a limit it seems …

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    Themanofoor54  over 2 years ago

    Rat saying that the comic strip would actually be good should have been the first red flag for a prank.

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    Mr. Snuffles  over 2 years ago

    My parents didn’t let me did any good pranks. They said “Stop you can’t hit your brother in the head with a 2 by 4”. They’re so strict.

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    CaveCat87  over 2 years ago

    I can’t tell if Goat was being sincere or sarcastic, maybe the latter since he can always tell what Rat is up to, especially in regards to April Fool’s, so countered back with an April Fool’s joke of his own.

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    raybarb44  over 2 years ago

    He does have some good in him…..

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    the lost wizard  over 2 years ago

    It’s funny that there’s nothing meaningful today.

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    cary_herold  over 2 years ago

    I’m so glad you’re in my life. I’ve got your comics on my fridge from years and years and years and years ago. ;)

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    Bookworm  over 2 years ago

    Two April Fool pranks come to mind. #1. In 1984, I received a call about 5:30 a.m. from a friend who told me to get up and go to the window. Groggily, I wasn’t very nice but he insisted. He roared with laughter when he heard my disbelieving “Oh my God.” It had snowed about 4 inches overnight. It all melted away by about noon, as I recall, but I’m sure Mother Nature had a good laugh all the same.

    #2. I was commuting to work on the train on April 1 sometime in the early ’90s when the train inexplicably slowed and stopped between stations. The driver announced over the intercom that the train in front of us had broken down and we would have to wait until the track was cleared before we could get into the city. Groans and cries of dismay arose until the train began to move again. The driver came back on and said, “You folks do remember what day it is, right?” I suppose it was about a 50/50 split between the passengers who were really annoyed and those of us who chuckled the rest of the trip into town.

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    zeexenon  over 2 years ago

    Well anyway … like I told my wife (RIP) who asked me to quit talking about the past, “The past is what we are.” And, that’s the truth, sptsptsptspt.

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    TSRaman  over 2 years ago

    If you have “n” number of friends, what is the statistical probability that at least one of them will have their birthday on 1st of April?

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    Cat that Adore Comics  over 2 years ago

    We Understand your feelings Rat

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    InuYugiHakusho  over 2 years ago

    Rat has a heart?

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member over 2 years ago

    That was funny… and meaningful.

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Goat is an easy target, so straight-laced. —Kind of an April Fool’s scapegoat….

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    EricS.Harris  over 2 years ago

    Well, it is April Fool’s Day, which would explain the atypical Rat behavior.

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    Croco Larry alt  about 2 years ago

    Wait… Rat has a moral compass?!!!

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