Stephan isn’t the only one.
Imagine all the readers sharing all the Pearls . . .
C’mon people now, give Pearls a chance.
Today Stephan killed Lennon for the second time.
How do you sleep?
The best thing about this is that it’s been DAYS since the last one!
That sound you hear is John Lennon spinning in his grave .
You may say he’s a dreamer, but he’s not the only one…
Above us only whys
G R O A N
You know they are coming, but I fail to see the puns most of the time.
Talk about tortured.
And he gets paid for this.
Looks like Pearls has corrupted Shoe!
Ooo…Stephan pushed Rat too far this time.
Groan, Groan, GROAN,
June 25 was Global Beatles Day: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/global-beatles-day/
Heard feebly from under the desk: ♫ Help! I need somebody! ♪♪
How much meth is this cartoonist on?
Oh I do love you so…ROFLOL
Stephan must have stayed up all night to think this one up!
LOL! Definitely one of his better strips!
Man, I thought I had this one! I thought it was going to have something like “Come Evan or El” at the end.
I just spent far too much time trying to think of something with “eleven” (El Evan) only to wind up with this.
I didn’t guess this ahead of time. LOL
Then we wouldn’t receive these awful puns
That took some winding up to get to.
It’s easy if you try.
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.
This pun is Nowhere, Man.
I knew today would be a pun.
Stephan probably came up with this while drying dishes.
Is there no limit to this man’s genius?
Hah, I got out of your DA pun by the second frame.
I can only imagine
It had to be done.
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.
The throwaway pun n the last panel is your best so far, Pastis.
We can moan, we can groan, but here we all are waiting for the next bomb to drop.
I’m guessing that’s a song lyric. I don’t recognize it.
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
John Lennon might actually have enjoyed this one.
We call it the L in Chicago. Still works for the pun.
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.
A ‘good’ punster shouldn’t have to go through Evan and El to set up the joke.
Its Wise Ass in pig form.
I’m surprised he lived long enough to leave Chicago.
Instant Karma got Stephan…
Come on Rat if you’re gonna beat him you gotta make sure he doesn’t get back up to do it again.
Sties? what are those?
This could be Evan or this could be el.
It ain’t easy living with someone else.
Hate to break this to you Rat, but if Stephan vanishes from existence, so do you.
Ya gotta admit thinking up a song and then a story to fit the changes—takes a lot of something—imagination—pot? Something!
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.
The apartment is more likely to be under the El.
I know he’s not here anymore, but Lennon’s ATTORNEY is on the phone and wishes to speak to you.
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.
SIR! You have outdone yourself! Congratulations!
Made me laugh!
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.
Saw this one coming from an inch away!
I have to admit, he had that one coming.
best one yet—keep ’em coming!
Much better than a sty in the eye
I knew it was coming, but I just couldn’t stop. It’s like watching a train wreck.
I love it!
you can see it coming, but you’re never sure what it will be until the big reveal
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.
G R O A N — LOLOL
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.
Hit him again, Rat.
I’m sorry, but that is comedy genius.
Go, Rat, go! Punisher Rat takes down Cartoon-Boy! Oh, yeah!
Anyone else see the setup starting so you just go straight to the pun?
I’m with Rat on this one.
This WILL all catch up with you, Pastis…
Never did like that song.
I don’t get it
Broke into the old apartment.
42 steps to the street…
Peter was the Best.
Anybody acquainted with country music funsters Homer&Jethro version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand”?
I knew a bad pun was coming when he started talking about Els and Evans.
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
We can only hope the Lennon estate sues for defamation of character. :)
imagine – john lennon