Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t blame you one bit, Pluto. You’re still the 9th planet to me.

  2. GypsyWoman

    GypsyWoman said, almost 4 years ago

    Technically he is now a “dwarf” planet but don’t call him that either.

  3. BlueJayRobin

    BlueJayRobin said, almost 4 years ago

    The PC term is “Little Planet”.

  4. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, almost 4 years ago

    Hmmm that’s just f-n Goofy…

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    I write about it in an upcoming book. The arbitrary demotion of Pluto puts 2440km Mercury in doubt, too, when the sizes of the “transneptunian objects” are compared to Mercury.

    Essentially, a handful of scientists never liked the idea of Pluto being a planet and sought to change it. This was never on the basis of science— the very definition of "planet is pretty nebulous, meaning “wanderer.” When that group of scientists managed to get the change done over the objections of most astronomers and astrophysicists, it cost them dearly: can you imagine how a tenth planet, an eleventh planet, a twelfth planet and a thirteenth planet would have caused a renewed interest in space?

    Astronomy and astrophysics survive on grants.

    That is now dust, thanks to the ego of a few.

  6. kcjones

    kcjones said, almost 4 years ago

    ummm, Naz….the original designation was arbitrary….

  7. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 4 years ago

    Golly, I did not realise that this was such a big comic strip … VERY big! Pig’s head is almost a planet as well!

  8. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Pluto looks about as big in person as he does through a telescope.

  9. Jmarkoff

    Jmarkoff said, almost 4 years ago

    I think of Pluto as an honorary planet.

  10. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought Pluto was a dog?

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    Nine planets. Pluto the ninth, Now, more beyond. More planets. A pox on all who would Deny! (Very sensitive, Pig!)

  12. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Wow. I never did like it when poor Pluto got demoted … but I gotta admit, he IS pretty small.

    Not much of a gravitational field, either, or when he walked into the diner, he’d be covered in stainless steel cutlery.

    Still, size isn’t everything, you know.
    I know I’ve heard that someplace.


    Or maybe Otto’s right and the diner is very very very big………..
    in which case Pastis is as tall as Neptune, as befits a big star.

  13. Joseph Petitjean

    Joseph Petitjean GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Do not blame Pluto you are still a planet to me.

  14. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    A planent’s a planet, no matter how small.

  15. 4shadow

    4shadow said, almost 4 years ago

    No, little planet is very 1990’s. Today in our enlightenment the proper politically correct phrase is “Circumferencially challenged.”

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