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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    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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    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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