Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 10, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Thousands? Does Stephan really believe that many people read his script?

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    My tongue so hardworking he bearly got time to rest.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    In an episode of the 1960s “Batman” series, Batman talks to Robin about the importance of understanding other languages: “One should always keep abreast of foreign tongues.”

    I love those sneaky little gags.

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    ImDaRealAni  over 1 year ago

    I never loved the feeling of my tongue more than when I got my braces removed.

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    eolan59  over 1 year ago

    Also don’t think of elephants or the theme from Gilligan’s Island

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    Avatar_Hoodie  over 1 year ago

    me reading this at night

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    Straker UFO  over 1 year ago

    This was done before in Peanuts.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Sorry, but I can’t catch the meaning.

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    pearlsbs  over 1 year ago

    It’s tongue in cheek.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    I only pay attention to my tongue when there’s chocolate on it.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Oh, thit.

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    Gave up reading out loud in the second grade.

    Now my tongue can enjoy an ice cream cone while scanning the comics.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of the old dude with the really long beard. He was living with family and at dinner, the 10 year old started asking him about what it was like to have a beard… and eventually he asked him “Grampa, do you sleep with your beard under the blanked or on the outside?” The next morning, Gramps showed up with his beard cut off…

    Also reminded of the centipede who was asked how he managed all those legs… and was left immobile.

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    momofalex7  over 1 year ago

    Peanuts did the same thing when Lucy became aware of her tongue.

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    Thanks, Rat. I appreciate the reminder.

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    Robin Harwood  over 1 year ago

    Proof that Pastis is evil.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ask any wind- or brass-playing musician, and the answer to Rat’s query will be “yes” every time.

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    Good one Pastis! You belong on a pirate ship (said while holding my tongue)

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    balok  over 1 year ago

    This joke goes back at least to the Peanuts cartoon for 3 February 1963 (

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    Just bit mine, thanks Rat!

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    Orcatime  over 1 year ago

    Most people forget they’re wearing any clothes during the day!

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    WimtenBrink2  over 1 year ago

    I think both readers fell for it…

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Tongue …….. Tis the reason for Ice Cream Cones ;-)

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    jimboklein  over 1 year ago

    If you are in a deli eating a tongue sandwich, can the tongue taste you tasting it? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    jessie d. Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Male humor, more specifically “Dad” humor is this. You need the keys to the mens bathroom to appreciate or understand this.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Keep your tongue inside.

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    chris_o42  over 1 year ago

    I hate it when I become conscious of my nose and end up cross-eyed!

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    eddie6192  over 1 year ago

    That dumb Pig made me LOL.

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    rickseg  over 1 year ago

    It’s pothole season. Don’t drive with your tongue between your teeth.

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    RussHeim  over 1 year ago

    Same thing when you think about blinking. . . (see what I did there?)

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    Convicted Pedant  over 1 year ago

    Yes, he does, and yeth, we do.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pathtith thucks.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    LOL! Hysterical!

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    rmgretailmail  over 1 year ago

    This strip reminds me of a 60’s (?) Peanuts strip in which Linus became “aware” of his tongue.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Now you made my tongue depressed.

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    Linguist  over 1 year ago

    Neither my native tongue nor my foreign one chose to comment on this. I cannot speak with a forked tongue!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    There was a ‘Peanuts’ strip where Linus mentioned problems with his tongue, and it drove Lucy crazy.

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    That remindth me. I thould get up and put my denturth in. . .

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    anamchara42  over 1 year ago

    When I saw this, I immediately thought of an old Peanuts strip that GoComics has available:

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    Michael G.  over 1 year ago

    Thufferin’ thuccotash!

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Thatth thoo bad, Pig!

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    Keno21  over 1 year ago

    I remember when Linus pulled this on Lucy. Just sayin’…

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    nednewbie  over 1 year ago

    I put the tip of my tongue at the roof of my mouth; keeps the chi flowing smoothly ;-D

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    Nope. Didn’t affect me. I don’t know about other people, though.

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    DEEZ NUTS  over 1 year ago

    But your in the “comitch”

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    SteveSmith4  over 1 year ago

    I think Pastis was high when he wrote this.

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    albzort  over 1 year ago

    Peanuts did the same joke in 1963. I have no idea why I remember it.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Thanks for that. Now I have this strange compulsion to have the lower front teeth removed…

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    Who was the idiot who spelled lisp with an “s” in it?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 1 year ago

    One time my tongue got twisted around my eyetooth & I couldn’t see what I was saying!

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    Tallguy  over 1 year ago

    Old Peanuts strip with Linus. Stealing from the best.

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    drawing attention to something one takes for granted can really screw things up. I finally found a way to hit a golf ball in a not-terrible way and my brother goes…"Nice, How did you do that?"…so much for decent swing.

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    rawalko  over 1 year ago

    This was the subject of a Peanuts Sunday strip back in the fifties

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    willie_mctell  over 1 year ago

    Hmm… I’m often conscious of my tongue. It’s the hippopotamus that bothers me.

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    donwestonmysteries  over 1 year ago

    When you are standing still and start to walk, do you lead off with your right foot or left foot?

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    asrialfeeple  over 1 year ago

    This is either a rerun or a deja vu. I’ve read this before.

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    Do you know how often you blink?

    How fast are you breathing?

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    Eric S   over 1 year ago

    ran out of story ideas, huh?

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    christelisbetty  over 1 year ago

    I love you Pig !

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    christelisbetty  over 1 year ago

    Last year, when nothing had closed down YET, and we told to avoid crowds, a wash our hands, and DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE, I mentioned, at the bar, that since hearing that, my nose had itched….setting off a chain reaction.

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    TonysSon  over 1 year ago

    Oh thit ! …thankth Pathith !

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    plaidley  over 1 year ago

    Evil, Stephan! EVIL!!

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    Willywise52 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Hold your tongue,Rat.

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    TheBigPickle  over 1 year ago

    And after reading my comment, you are all breathing manually.

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    aunt granny  over 1 year ago

    It doesn’t work on people who are eating double Gloucester cheese with onions and chives while reading the comics.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    I fear good Pig is too suggestible. Rat doesn’t bother me (though I do occasionally laugh uncontrollably at inappropriate times because of him)….

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    bonnie9753  over 1 year ago

    A commentary on consciousness, which is grist for the mill, Stephan, because there is a recommended, I can’t quite say required, position for the tongue in vipassana meditation (gently resting against the roof of the mouth touching the back of the upper teeth).

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    clayface9 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    He didn’t derail my morning, because I didn’t read it until night time.

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    CAT EMPIRE LEADER  over 1 year ago

    I Was Not Paying Attention To The Strip So HA!

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    BitterScribe  over 1 year ago

    This was originally a Peanuts joke.

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    PBS1!  over 1 year ago

    My teeth tensed up.

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