Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. agedengineer

    agedengineer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Maybe Rat can now have a shard sale.

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 5 years ago

    Ostracism was an Athenian idiosyncratic custom, not panhellenic: also, I prefer sherd to “shard.”And an ostrakon is a sherd, not a whole pot, Goat. Other than those quibbles, you should be honored that Rat so fears you as to vote for your ostracism! But not until a majority of the voting characters are joined in his selection need you abandon us for ten years!

  3. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, almost 5 years ago

    I can think of a few politicians this needs to be applied to. Not to mention certain Hollywood personalities. . .

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Pastis might fit.

  5. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 5 years ago

    @Sisyphos

    Rat, I believe Sisyphos fits.

  6. BahramtheRed

    BahramtheRed said, almost 5 years ago

    Rat.
    Rat.
    Larry.
    Rat.

    How many shards did my quarter buy?
    (j/k)

  7. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, almost 5 years ago

    Rat’s motto is " Primum noceo…"

  8. eddie6192

    eddie6192 said, almost 5 years ago

    Mr. Crappo should fit.

  9. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 5 years ago

    Does this also explain the derivation of the word “crackpot”?

  10. Frank Moss, Jr

    Frank Moss, Jr said, almost 5 years ago

    Stay stupid, Rat. Who likes knowledge, anyway?

  11. L S

    L S said, almost 5 years ago

    Yeah I think Rat would find himself on the losing end of that battle. It’s majority rule.

  12. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    In one regard, ostracism was a step toward civilization since it meant assassination was rare in Anc. Greek politics. On the other hand, it also shows the danger of democracy without a concept of individual rights, though not as dramatically as the democratic decision to execute Socrates.

  13. Arianne

    Arianne said, almost 5 years ago

    ♩♫♩ High on a hill was a lonely goatsherd…

  14. CoBass

    CoBass said, almost 5 years ago

    Regarding “shard” vs. “sherd” – I also think you missed the part where he said “I prefer”.


    And if I’m not mistaken, Sisyphos is a retired professor of ancient Greek history. He hardly needs to consult Wikipedia or other Internet resources to be knowledgeable about the subject.

  15. Pete Erins

    Pete Erins said, almost 5 years ago

    Adios Over the Hedge

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