Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 12, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    But what did the fishes do to sleep with a pig?

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    C  over 1 year ago

    Something fishy in how that turned out

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    The neighbors have heard him shout, “Oh cod, oh cod!”

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    carlsonbob  over 1 year ago

    Surf n Turf in bed.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A criminal but with humanity and a sense of humor.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    But it’s better than cement goulashes. No matter how you interpret that, it’s still bad.

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    tudza Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Just wait, they snore.

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.

    Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Sexy fishes. Is this a crude metaphor?

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    On a scale of 1 to 10, Pig scored 2!

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    Cornelius Noodleman  over 1 year ago

    Did spelled backwards is…never mind.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I like the little fishie nightcaps.

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    Happy Tinkerbelle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Those sleeping caps!

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    _lounger_  over 1 year ago

    the fishes got ripped off too?

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    The problem with sleeping with fishes is that they keep getting up in the middle of the night for a bowl of water.

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    Sanspareil  over 1 year ago

    It might get uncomfortable if they are puffer fish!

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    They’re going to fin-ish you, Pig.

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    Imagine  over 1 year ago

    But you’ll never get rid of that smell.

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    colddonkey  over 1 year ago

    Went to one of those boat casinos in Mississippi, 20+ yrs ago played the slot machine, machine started ringing and blinking like crazy showing me I assume I won a decent about of cash. They told me the machine malfunctioned I argued they showed me the door. I haven’t stepped in one of those cesspools since.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    I needed a good laugh today, thanks Stephan!

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    “Holy Mackerel”!

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    sheilag  over 1 year ago

    Yeah, but you don’t know what those fishes expect!

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    figuratively speaking  over 1 year ago

    How’s that supposed to work as a deterrent?

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    SALUDADOG  over 1 year ago

    Making him wear crocs would have been worse.

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    Stocky One  over 1 year ago

    “Careful, pal – you might get gilled…”

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    bmihura  over 1 year ago

    The mob boss there is pretty much my own dad.

    I am surprised I’m not fish food by now, because I mouthed off to him a few times before I was 10 years old. Then I learned.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    How did they rip you off? Did the slot machine not give you any jackpots? It’s a game of chance, Pig, not a game of actual.

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    Mentor397  over 1 year ago

    Wait ’till you hear them snore!

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    Kaputnik  over 1 year ago

    It’s hard to be completely original, so let’s call this a “homage” to Troy McClure in The Simpsons.

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    chris_o42  over 1 year ago

    So Pastis did this one just for the halibut?

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    artheaded1  over 1 year ago

    The fish don’t look too happy about having to “sleep with the pig”

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    potfarmer  over 1 year ago

    Surf & Turf

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    Gambling is just legalized robbery. Change my mind.

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    Steverino Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Thix comic is making me eel.

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    uniquename  over 1 year ago

    At least Pig didn’t get rubbed out again.

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    Benjamin Franklin once wrote that both fish and company begin to smell after three days. Pig, he’s got you coming and going. 8>)

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” is playing the slots and losing. Told to The Count by a friend.

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    David_the_CAD  over 1 year ago

    Must be a waterbed.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago


    Better sleepin with the fishes than being fitted for cement shoes‼️

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    Kurtass Premium Member over 1 year ago

    If that is a Vegas casino, the mobs body disposal site is drying up.

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    petermerck  over 1 year ago

    I’ve never lost money in a slot machine. I know exactly where it is.

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    Larry S  over 1 year ago

    That’s what Pig gets for carping.

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    Rotary12 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    You’ll be sleepin’ whit the fishes in the sea, see?

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    bigcatbusiness  over 1 year ago

    Something’s fishy here, and yes, it’s the casino. Heck, all casinos are shady, greedy, trickster business. The few people who win are to give them the illusion they can win again, so they can return that money to them trying to get that ‘lucky’ streak again.

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    John Jorgensen  over 1 year ago

    Not as bad as what the euphemism usually implies, but I really don’t think I’d enjoy that.

    Also, how did the slot machine steal his money? The vast majority of money that goes into a slot machine does not come out again, and anyone with a brain knows that. If you were to rig your machine so that it’s even less likely to pay out, the casual customer would probably never notice. You’d have to do something like program the machine to take the money and then refuse to deal a hand. Which would not only be far more easily detected than rigging the probabilities of a winning hand, but would be no more profitable and, really, no harder to do.

    Unless of course Pig lost fair and square and is whining about it.

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    gregcomn  over 1 year ago

    Maybe a crossover with today’s Heathcliff, with a fishbowl on either side and one on his head?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    That’s a good one

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    rshive  over 1 year ago

    Apparently, they mean what they say.

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    Roy Lamberton  over 1 year ago

    The kinder, Gentler …

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    Rick Smith Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The fish don’t seem to happy about it.

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    T...  over 1 year ago

    Not an Indian casino, no fishes in the dessert…

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    cosman  over 1 year ago

    Sleep sounder with flounder..

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    AndrewSihler  over 1 year ago

    I’m not sure Pig knows how slot machines work. They’re not like a vending machine, or not much like a vending machine.

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    The odds always favor the house.They don’t tell you the “house” is a 30-room mansion

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    Reppr Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I recognise those fish! The Louisiana Perches. Walt Kelly had a small series about them in Pogo many years ago.

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    Eric S   over 1 year ago

    that is one heckuva copy Pastis.

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    Margherita Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Stephan, this is adorable!

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    Another Take  over 1 year ago

    Sadly, even Pickles is funnier than Pearls now. Will somebody let me know when the Croc Neighbors return? In the meantime – I’m out.

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    Jesus  over 1 year ago

    Bless his heart

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    At least he’s not wearing concrete galoshes or cement overshoes

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    einarbt  over 1 year ago

    Fish: We like the traditional interpretation of this saying.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    I don’t really like the idea of gambling. Think about the people going for that $1 billion plus jackpot. Couldn’t all that time and money be used elsewhere?

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    Buckaroobanzai  over 1 year ago

    shouldn’t that be “da fishes” and as poster #762 will anybody read this?

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Hate to be the one to break it to you, Pig, but that isn’t exactly what Rocco meant….

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