Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. lshim671

    lshim671 said, over 4 years ago

    Rat summarizes The Odyssey: Man goes on trip. Comes home.

  2. Benjamin Scott

    Benjamin Scott said, over 4 years ago

    HAHAHA,,,pearls always makes me laugh :)

  3. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, over 4 years ago

    This reminds me of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea”. He spends a long time catching a stupid fish, then he loses the fish. Boring!
    At least the Odyssey had some adventure in it.

  4. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 4 years ago

    Also like Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” Boy has a pirate in his inn, finds treasure map, meets up with more pirates, finds treasure.

  5. agedengineer

    agedengineer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Reminds me of the Fox Trot bit about Cliff Notes Cliff Notes, for instance: Hamlet. “Danish Prince. Dies.”

  6. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 4 years ago

    And now, the Quick Notes Digest version of Alice in Wonderland:
    A girl takes some drugs, then sobers up. The End.

  7. Alohacat

    Alohacat said, over 4 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    Yeah, that works for me

  8. John Kraft

    John Kraft said, over 4 years ago

    gosh, that coulda put Goat’s ear outta whack, will Rat take advantage again and try to get a couple of ringers?

  9. lakita_lover

    lakita_lover said, over 4 years ago

    Reminds me of my sister’s summary of Don Quixote: A guy goes crazy, he regains his sanity, and then he dies.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    We had to read Great Expectations in high school. One kept expecting something to happen, rather than it being a social commentary disguised as fiction with a several weird characters…

  11. Wiselad

    Wiselad said, over 4 years ago

    kid goes orphan, meets super rich bald guy, guy decides to adopt her…………………………so that is why rat things Annie is boring

  12. thatnicecollegeguy

    thatnicecollegeguy said, over 4 years ago

    Pastis wrote a hilarious bit on his blog a while back about the work of a Russian playwright whose name escapes me. Pastis read one play, and it ended with the protagonist shooting himself in the head. Pastis read another play by this guy, and it ended with the protagonist shooting himself in the head. Now, Pastis was going to start a third play by the guy, but he had a hunch about the ending and decided against it. Then, he looked up to see how the playwright eventually died.

    Tubercluosis. BOOOOOOOOO-RIIIING!

  13. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, over 4 years ago

    Sounds like a Russian author. Those guys dragged their black clouds around with them like that character in Li’l Abner, Joe Btfsplk.

    Q: What do they call writers of happy stories in Russia?
    A: “Foreigners”

  14. rf_eq

    rf_eq said, over 4 years ago

    rat’s on another of his litanies

  15. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, over 4 years ago

    These comments simply imply that most people watch television.

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