Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry Rat, it’s already been done. Check out “Politically Correct Bedtime Stories” or “When Jack Sued Jill – Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times”.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Pig, just sit down and be quiet.

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, over 2 years ago

    Why is Humpty always depicted as an egg?

  4. John Niegowski

    John Niegowski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Because if he were a Ming vase it would be ridiculous

  5. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    The funny thing is, civil trials actually change things quicker than criminal trials. Want to change somebody’s behavior? Take all their money away. That’s what got OJ….Make it too costly for a company to do something, and they’ll stop doing it….money rules….

  6. greg_liu

    greg_liu said, over 2 years ago

    Too many Humpties in this country ruining it for everybody.

  7. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    @greg_liu

    So, corporations should just be allowed to do whatever they want, and if innocent people get hurt because of a corporate screw-up, that’s just too bad, and the corporations shouldn’t be held accountable for their screw-ups? Speaking as someone who worked as a paralegal for 18 years (ten of which were spent in personal-injury law on the plaintiff’s side), I’m with Pig. I’ve seen too many lives that were destroyed by someone’s carelessness — and no, it isn’t always the victim’s doing, either!

  8. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Bless you, Pastis, for getting out of that questionable profession and into something wholesome and honest like cartooning!
    And to think that, up to now, I had rather liked Humpty and would from time to time sit on a wall. How reckless of me!

  9. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    “King Henry VI, Part II, IV, ii (86)
    .

    character: Dick
    .

    “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”
    .
    William Shakespeare.

  10. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    And if you didn’t like the first one….
    .

    “The Beggar’s Opera”, Act 1, sc. viii, air xi
    .
    “A fox may steal your hens, sir…..
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    If lawyer’s hand is fee’d sir
    .
    He steals your whole estate.”
    .
    John Gay

  11. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 2 years ago

    Check out Rhymes.org.uk for the story behind Humpty Dumpty. The “egg man” is because of Alice in Wonderland. However from about the 15th century, “dumpty” meant a very overweight person. This is still in use in rural areas of the US, though it has become “dumpy”.

  12. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, over 2 years ago

    In this case Goat has the wrong face and Rat actually is in the right. That’s today’s society, sue, sue, sue. And the ambulance chasers make certain to push that mentality. The way the commercials are going now I’m half expecting to soon see “If you’re great-great grandfather whom you never even would have known under normal circumstances and could care less about them died from choking on a cranberry then it’s probably causing you great emotional distress. Call us, we’ll help get the money you deserve.”

  13. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, over 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Because most folks don’t realize the basis behind the nursery ryhme was a cannon.

  14. red_96vette

    red_96vette said, over 2 years ago

    Deep down inside,….Pastis still can’t get over being a suit…..

  15. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 2 years ago

    “And all the king’s lackeys and all the king’s dregs
    That night for supper had scrambled eggs.”

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