Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 12, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  2 months ago

    Mind your own business, little old lady.

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    BasilBruce  2 months ago

    I got a John Deere letter; the wife ran off with my lawnmower. Something about “good vibrations” . . .

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    Wilde Bill  2 months ago

    Except that the other comic strips aren’t hiring, Rat.

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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    John, a precocious deer got a job driving a demor farm tractor. He was deer John, a John Deere John Deere driver.

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    GreasyOldTam  2 months ago

    Yes, Rat, but where else would you work? You are a good problem causer, as you said, but every other comic strip already has one, and there wouldn’t be room for a second one.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  2 months ago

    I think your departure depends more on the wishes of the man with the pen and Ink

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member 2 months ago

    Send him to Get Fuzzy for a few days

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    B UTTONS  2 months ago

    Pig’s letter:

    Dear John Pig,

    We are a pig and a deer, and were not meant to be together. I like to make dough, you make puns on the john. This is good-bye.

    Deere Jonns Deer.

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    ChristineFoxdale  2 months ago

    Farmer’s wife: “John Deere – who is Allis Chalmers ?”

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    RLG Premium Member 2 months ago

    Surprised he didn’t read it while eating venison. Pastis must be loosing it.

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    Gent  2 months ago

    Oh deere.

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    iggyman  2 months ago

    At least the letter is probably “green”!

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    cdward  2 months ago

    You’ll pay dearly for this.

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    Doug K  2 months ago

    The paper the letter was written on originally did not move – it was stationary stationery. [When it was sent it became moving stationery.]

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    johndifool  2 months ago

    Esp. since Pastis is ripping off Gary Larson [The Far Side] here.

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    sirbadger  2 months ago

    Sniff it to see if she was in the John when she wrote it.

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    Michael Jones  2 months ago

    nothing runs like a Deere

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    drdec Premium Member 2 months ago

    Stephen, I have been waiting for this comic for a long time.

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    lavender headgear  2 months ago

    Depicting grandmothers in taffeta dresses needs to go the way of the dodo bird. Unless that’s supposed to be Pig’s great-great-great grandmother.

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    kaycstamper  2 months ago

    I should have seen that coming in the first of the strip.

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    otieagle1  2 months ago

    I think Rat has a good Case to break up.

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    SquidGamerGal  2 months ago

    Really, Rat? Do you really think another comic strip will hire you?

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    newsbb  2 months ago

    I like the touch with the old lady and her use of “dear”.

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    Croc Holliday  2 months ago

    Oh, in your letter, you said you didn’t love me

    You said you’re gonna leave me

    But you could’ve said it better

    Oh-ooh-oh, in your letter, you said you couldn’t face me

    You said you could replace me

    But you could’ve said it better

    In Your Letter, REO Speedwagon

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    KageKat  2 months ago

    Yeah, good luck with that, Rat.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 2 months ago

    Is it from an old girlfriend named Alice Chalmers?

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 2 months ago

    In John Deere green

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    Ellis97  2 months ago

    You can’t leave the comic strip, Rat. Stephan literally controls your entire existence.

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    chris_o42  2 months ago

    What did the plow say to the tractor?

    Pull me closer, John Deere!

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    Goat from PBS  2 months ago

    I would like to stay forever connected to this strip.

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    uniquename  2 months ago

    ♪♫ "Oh Deere, what can the matter be?

    Deere Deere, what can the matter be?

    Oh Deere, what can the matter be?…" ♫♪

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    Linguist  2 months ago

    It’s always the tractor factor that causes relationship breakdowns.

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    HOTLOTUS1  2 months ago

    I believe that was Brian Wilson and he had a woody she liked to ride!

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    66woodpile  2 months ago

    This Pastis guy is alright!

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    Chrisstopher  2 months ago

    Little known fact: if your John Deere doesn’t have doors and air conditioning, it was made in China. They don’t make lawn mowers. They just make farm equipment.

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    Charles & Susan  Premium Member 2 months ago

    Pig you are not allowed to leave Deere :)

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    John Jorgensen  2 months ago

    You’re in luck, Rat! For Better or For Worse is about to have an opening. . . .

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    elgrecousa Premium Member 2 months ago

    Where would Rat go? It’s like committing suicide.

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member 2 months ago

    Break up ? Oh Deere

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    lanainutahdesert  2 months ago

    I agree. Rat deserves something better.

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    dwkiser28603  2 months ago

    this is one of those times we all would Rat.

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    IndyW  2 months ago

    I just got a John Deere letter; It’s time to renew my warranty.

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    Brian Fink  2 months ago

    Rat don’t leave, Pearls is a train wreck, you just have to watch!

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    Csaw Backnforth  2 months ago

    A John Deere Dear John letter could cue “A Dear John Letter” sung by Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky ♫ Dear John, oh, how I hate to write Dear John, I must let you know tonight That my love for you has died away like grass upon the lawn … ♫

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    Alexander the Good Enough  2 months ago

    As some have been known to say in farm country, “Nothing runs like a Deere, or smells like a John!”

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    Katje  2 months ago

    Hey, Pastis! Have some Pastis. :D Hiccup

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    zeexenon  2 months ago

    OK, dear-ly beloved.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  2 months ago

    Well, at least he left Caterpillars out of it…..

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    Moore 1  2 months ago

    The reason I have Case and Kubota tractors. No Dear John letters of not working.

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    mindjob  2 months ago

    He was disappointed the Letter didn’t mention taking an airplane, he ain’t got no time for a fast train

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    oakie817  2 months ago

    oh dear

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    Digital Frog  2 months ago

    How did pig ever a tractor in the first place?

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    pamela welch Premium Member 2 months ago

    Stephan, Stephan — ROFLMAO

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    gmu328  2 months ago

    kind of a cool tongue twister if nothing else

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    eddi-TBH  2 months ago

    A pun you can set to music.

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    einarbt  2 months ago

    Where will Rat go, or who’d invite Rat in?

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    prrdh  2 months ago

    A John Deere Dear John to read on the john, dear.

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    Uncle Kenny  18 days ago

    John Deere ran off and married Allis Chalmers. They had a little baby and named him Oliver.(Only farmers will get this joke.)

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