Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 09, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    Walk on the grass, not the sidewalk.

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    C  6 months ago

    Superstition is hazardous to your health

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    ronaldspence  6 months ago

    Devo was right Pig!

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    BasilBruce  6 months ago

    Today’s background music: “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder.

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    marilynnbyerly  6 months ago

    At that age, just standing can do that.

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    salakfarm Premium Member 6 months ago

    Yep, at 81, I about killed myself walking 1/5th of a mile today.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 6 months ago

    Yes Pig, you are. Be more careful where you step!

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    “Step on a crack, break your Mother’s back” ! We said that as kids!

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    ULTRA MAGA Wasa Bista  6 months ago

    Whip it good!

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    AndreasMartin  6 months ago

    Little mishap while changing the scenery. At least Pig got rid of the wig and the glasses in time.

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    Kayak_Brian  6 months ago

    I’ll admit, I thought she got hurt because Pig never calls and she was so shocked, she whipped back so fast, Pig broke his mama’s back. The stepping on the crack is so much better, and I’ll have that song in my head for awhile now, too. Thanks. (psst…if you can, call your mama).

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    wilhemenacooker  6 months ago

    Brokeback Pig

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    franki_g  6 months ago

    Pig’s on crack

    again

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    ewaldoh  6 months ago

    Was someone lazy in the first panel?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Some readers won’t understand the joke

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 6 months ago

    That’s not how she broke her back and don’t ask.

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    Geophyzz  6 months ago

    Stephan has it wrong. It’s “Step on a line, break your mother’s spine. Step on a crack, break the Devil’s back.” Since he’s on a line, his mom should be complaining of her spine.

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    Croc Holliday  6 months ago

    Little bit of a continuity problem Steph. When Pig learns that his mother has broken her back, he’s standing in the field. Only later is he standing on a crack in the sidewalk, which means it could not have been the cause of the injury (never minding the ridiculousness of that superstition anyway).

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    Gent  6 months ago

    Eh? But why?

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    Poor pig! He thinks he broke his mothers back by stepping on a crack…..LMAO

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    HOTLOTUS1  6 months ago

    that’s a whole different saying. Walk with grass get busted by 5 0 pay some cash

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    bbbmorrell  6 months ago

    I am 67 and my mother is gone, but I still think about that rhyme when walking on a sidewalk. You never forget what you learn in kindergarten.

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    Ellis97  6 months ago

    It’s not your fault, Pig. These things just happen when you get on in years.

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    gigagrouch  6 months ago

    Momm’s mission accomplished.

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    kartis  6 months ago

    This used to give me anxiety…when I was six. Poor Pig.

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    Bookworm  6 months ago

    I remember throwing a party for my parents’ 40th Wedding Anniversary; rented a hall, sent engraved invitations to all their friends and family, a dinner, champagne, big cake, the works. It was a pretty jolly affair, all in all, until as it was winding down, I asked my mother how she liked it. She looked at me and said, “You didn’t wear a tie.”

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    royq27  6 months ago

    Never worked for me…

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    CaveCat87  6 months ago

    Serves you right, Pig.

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    delennwen  6 months ago

    But he’s standing in the field in the first panel, and doesn’t step on the crack until his mother has ALREADY said she broke her back. I don’t get it.

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    Goat from PBS  6 months ago

    Just imagine if it was Friday the 13th.

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    198.23.5.11  6 months ago

    Tomorrow,Pig’s Ma purposely walks under a ladder.

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    Michael Beeson Premium Member 6 months ago

    I always heard “step on a crack, break your grandmother’s back!”Not your mother’s.

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    Howie Vasive Premium Member 6 months ago

    My mom (88) fell last year and broke her back. My sister still insist it was my fault for the reason depicted above.

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    At 79, it took me a few seconds.

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    Coocalici  6 months ago

    Took me a second to realize the joke

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    eddi_tbh  6 months ago

    Not your fault Pig. At that age things give out without any effort on our part.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  6 months ago

    Coincidence, Pig. That’s all it is.

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Yes, it’s true, Pig. You stepped on a crack. Mom was foredoomed! Shame!

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    rgcviper  6 months ago

    How are Larry and the crocs doing these days? Seems like we haven’t seen them here in ages …

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    Swirls Before Pine  6 months ago

    Why this perverse fascination with your Mother’s crack, you sickos?

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