Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 26, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Stephan isn’t the only one.

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    Imagine all the readers sharing all the Pearls . . .

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    C’mon people now, give Pearls a chance.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 3 months ago

    Today Stephan killed Lennon for the second time.

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    Wilde Bill  3 months ago

    How do you sleep?

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    That sound you hear is John Lennon spinning in his grave .

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    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    You may say he’s a dreamer, but he’s not the only one…

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    Boxo croco is gonna change his profile  3 months ago

    Above us only whys

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 3 months ago

    G R O A N

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    DamnHappyChappy  3 months ago

    You know they are coming, but I fail to see the puns most of the time.

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    Georgette Washington Bunny  3 months ago

    Talk about tortured.

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    Robin Harwood  3 months ago

    And he gets paid for this.

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    boydpercy Premium Member 3 months ago

    Looks like Pearls has corrupted Shoe!

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    blunebottle  3 months ago

    Ooo…Stephan pushed Rat too far this time.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 3 months ago

    Groan, Groan, GROAN,

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    bobamiller Premium Member 3 months ago

    June 25 was Global Beatles Day:

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    TonysSon  3 months ago

    Heard feebly from under the desk: ♫ Help! I need somebody! ♪♪

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    Brockie  3 months ago

    How much meth is this cartoonist on?

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh I do love you so…ROFLOL

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Stephan must have stayed up all night to think this one up!

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    Bwingblue1  3 months ago

    LOL! Definitely one of his better strips!

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    tbarry718  3 months ago

    Man, I thought I had this one! I thought it was going to have something like “Come Evan or El” at the end.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 3 months ago

    I just spent far too much time trying to think of something with “eleven” (El Evan) only to wind up with this.

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    dlkrueger33  3 months ago

    I didn’t guess this ahead of time. LOL

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Then we wouldn’t receive these awful puns

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    John Blake Premium Member 3 months ago

    That took some winding up to get to.

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    GROG Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s easy if you try.

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    Justanolddude Premium Member 3 months ago

    If you took all the mimes from all the world and made them into a cat, the cat’s litter box would be more entertaining. Zero stars. Would not recommend.

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    Lotus  3 months ago

    This pun is Nowhere, Man.

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    tony_n_jen2003  3 months ago

    I knew today would be a pun.

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    uniquename  3 months ago

    Stephan probably came up with this while drying dishes.

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    aerotica69  3 months ago

    Is there no limit to this man’s genius?

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    Znox11  3 months ago

    Wow…just wow.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 3 months ago

    Hah, I got out of your DA pun by the second frame.

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    Mannyo48  3 months ago

    I can only imagine

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    RobinHood  3 months ago

    It had to be done.

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    figuratively speaking  3 months ago

    It’s like witnessing a train wreck or real-housewives brawl. You know it’s coming; you know it. Every cell in you is screaming but you can’t look away.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    I’m just sittin’ here watching the wheels go round and round.

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    rawalko  3 months ago

    The throwaway pun n the last panel is your best so far, Pastis.

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    cactusbob333  3 months ago

    We can moan, we can groan, but here we all are waiting for the next bomb to drop.

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    Goat from PBS  3 months ago

    I’m guessing that’s a song lyric. I don’t recognize it.

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    Uninspired Artist  3 months ago

    I had one of these pearls moments yesterday, me and a friend were listening to songs and a song I like (my generation) came up, he said “who wrote this!” And said “yeah they did” (The Who being the band that made the song” for a bit he was confused then we realized and laughed a lot

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    John Lennon might actually have enjoyed this one.

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    ChucklinChuck  3 months ago

    We call it the L in Chicago. Still works for the pun.

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    rshive  3 months ago

    Groan! At least Stephan gets extra credit for setting it up.

    But even if we all lived in peace, there are mini-creatures out there who don’t care much about what happens to us.

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    LKrueger41  3 months ago

    A ‘good’ punster shouldn’t have to go through Evan and El to set up the joke.

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    tripwire45  3 months ago

    I’m surprised he lived long enough to leave Chicago.

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    txmystic  3 months ago

    Instant Karma got Stephan…

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    Marc Schiffres  3 months ago

    Come on Rat if you’re gonna beat him you gotta make sure he doesn’t get back up to do it again.

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    sschardi  3 months ago

    Sties? what are those?

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    garyrhorn  3 months ago

    This could be Evan or this could be el.

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    It ain’t easy living with someone else.

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    johndifool  3 months ago

    Hate to break this to you Rat, but if Stephan vanishes from existence, so do you.

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    nancywilson51  3 months ago

    Ya gotta admit thinking up a song and then a story to fit the changes—takes a lot of something—imagination—pot? Something!

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    Jeff0811  3 months ago

    I had to conquer Evan and El to get through that joke. When going to his office, people are knock-knock-knocking on Evan’s door.

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    gigagrouch  3 months ago

    The apartment is more likely to be under the El.

    The Ravenswood el ran just outside the back door of one of my former homes. One came to only notice the trains when they weren’t running.
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    TheDOCTOR  3 months ago

    I know he’s not here anymore, but Lennon’s ATTORNEY is on the phone and wishes to speak to you.

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    Linguist  3 months ago

    Thanks for the earworm, Stephan! Now that song’s going to be running around in my brain all day! Earworms aside, great gag & puns, today.

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    mtrimberger Premium Member 3 months ago

    SIR! You have outdone yourself! Congratulations!

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    MitchellTimin  3 months ago

    Made me laugh!

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    Mayor Snorkum Premium Member 3 months ago

    I can’t help wondering how they translate all these unbearable puns into Spanish for that version of “Pearls.” The Spanish one is never today’s strip in English.

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    mpolo11 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Saw this one coming from an inch away!

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    thedogesl Premium Member 3 months ago

    I have to admit, he had that one coming.

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    sshoredude00  3 months ago

    best one yet—keep ’em coming!

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    Much better than a sty in the eye

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    davidklein  3 months ago

    I knew it was coming, but I just couldn’t stop. It’s like watching a train wreck.

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    s130003  3 months ago

    I love it!

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    rgjuul  3 months ago

    you can see it coming, but you’re never sure what it will be until the big reveal

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    stillfickled Premium Member 3 months ago

    Great one!

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    gmu328  3 months ago

    Hey people, Stephan bought back the song to our attention and now we all have an earwig of a wonderful song for some time in our life. Or beat him on the head if you wish as it was a bad attempt at a pun – not one of his better one.

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    pamela welch Premium Member 3 months ago

    G R O A N — LOLOL

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    Tatman  3 months ago

    Pastis, you really thought you could hide from me, but it is I, Tatman your oldest enemy who has returned from the grave to punish your worst sins. One such is the one you have made on this date, the 26th of July, where I have caught you re-using a pun. You really thought you could get away with it you devilish bastard. You have a month to fix this behavior of bad puns and coping and pasting panels or else I Tatman, will deliver unto you ultimate punishment.

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    Ukko wilko  3 months ago

    Hit him again, Rat.

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    pablo139  3 months ago

    I’m sorry, but that is comedy genius.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    Go, Rat, go! Punisher Rat takes down Cartoon-Boy! Oh, yeah!

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    GregNelson1  3 months ago

    Anyone else see the setup starting so you just go straight to the pun?

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    Warhaft  3 months ago

    I’m with Rat on this one.

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    John Ruttner Premium Member 3 months ago

    This WILL all catch up with you, Pastis…

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    DaBump Premium Member 3 months ago

    Never did like that song.

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    deojaideep aka Courage  3 months ago

    I don’t get it

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member 3 months ago

    Broke into the old apartment.

    42 steps to the street…

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    Peter was the Best.

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    Anybody acquainted with country music funsters Homer&Jethro version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand”?

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    dmostroff  3 months ago

    I knew a bad pun was coming when he started talking about Els and Evans.

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    John.Doe  3 months ago

    My uncle runs a clinic inside a hotel in SpainHe come out late at night to ring people’s doorbells. Because nobody suspects The Spanish Inn Physician

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    Ren Rodee  3 months ago

    We can only hope the Lennon estate sues for defamation of character. :)

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    Willowduckwentmissing  2 months ago

    imagine – john lennon

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