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Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
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Mar 10, 2013
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Rat: What's up, toon boy? Pastis: I want to do some strips about Mahatma Gandhi, but since he's he's been dead for 60 years, It's hard to think of a realistic, viable, premise whereby I could somehow introduce him into 'Pearls.' Rat: Look. There's Gandhi. You over think things. Gandhi: I hate your puns.
Mar 12, 2013
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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  almost 5 years ago

    Okay, I’m lost. Was there or wasn’t there a pun?

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    TooOldToBeCool  almost 5 years ago

    There’s an old joke about Ghandi having bad breath. Let’s see if Pastis uses it this week.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    That’s the joke, Mr Pastis’ puns are so bad that even Gandhi hates them.

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    corzak  almost 5 years ago

    Gandhi truthfully, fearlessly, and non-violently hates Stephan’s puns.

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    Bilan  almost 5 years ago

    An eye for a eye may make the whole world blind, but it will keep Pastis from writing more puns.

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    Alexikakos  almost 5 years ago

    Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu is right behing him, and she’s going to use that staff.

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    Tirasmol  almost 5 years ago

    hahahaahaahaaaa

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    jack fairbanks  almost 5 years ago

    wow! like getting punched in the mouth by the tooth fairy.

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    Bruxism  almost 5 years ago

    For fans of Mark Williams in The Fast Show: “I’ll get Mahatma coat.”

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    jukeofurl  almost 5 years ago

    Mohandas on the table…

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    SusanSunshine GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    We’ve all heard the tired joke that says Nietzsche is peachy, but Sartre is smarter…. so I won’t repeat it.

    However….I do think Ghandi is dandy, even if Immanuel Kant stand him, and Pig prefers Bacon.

    OK, I know that was pretty Laozi….I’ll try not to do any More….

    But I have to say, I think without a Dao, philosophy was just meant to Confucius…. So I’ll take puns any day.

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    Varnes  almost 5 years ago

    Oh man, I’d love to see him beat him senseless with that stick! WAP! WAP! WAP! You go Gandhi……WAP!!

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    Proginoskes  almost 5 years ago

    Gandhi was a racist. See http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=31008 for a few quotes.

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    Hillbillyman  almost 5 years ago

    Could they be a lighter term for hate…like——antipathy?

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    crobinson019  almost 5 years ago

    He was Gandhi, now he’s back, eh?

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    eddie6192  almost 5 years ago

    Gandhi needs to get on the end of a very long line.

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    CuproFun  almost 5 years ago

    Ask him what he thinks of Western civilization. The last time he was asked that, he replied, “I think it would be a very good idea.”

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    RG_Dustbin  almost 5 years ago

    It is hard to take anyone seriously whose forenames were ‘Goosey-Goosey’

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    j-birds3  almost 5 years ago

    It won’t be long and Pastis will have rat making salt from seawater..

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    Number Three (Free Afficionado)  almost 5 years ago

    Awwww… Sorry, Stephan. First it’s Rat, then it’s Goat and now it’s somebody really famous.

    But I still love your puns!

    xxx

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    bahramthered  almost 5 years ago

    Gandhi is one those lucky people who’s managed to create an image that looks really good while reality was definitely different.

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    finale  almost 5 years ago

    Next up: Mother Teresa disses Pastis.

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    Thomas Dunn GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Hate’s a pretty strong word, Mr. Gandhi. Perhaps Pastis will be the first to provoke Gandhi to violence… now that would be an accomplishment!

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    Barry St Denis  almost 5 years ago

    I personally love your puns Stephan

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    dreadlokz  almost 5 years ago

    Why are some of the Pearls Before Swine’s just one of the characters talking to Stephan Pastis?

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    sottwell  almost 5 years ago

    I’ve always thought that “eye for an eye will make the whole world blind” was stupid. Does that mean that half the world will violently assault the other half?

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    gordrogb  almost 5 years ago

    “Don’t cry for me Arch and Tina” – gonna be hard to top that.

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    doublepaw  almost 5 years ago

    “Hi-are you still dead?”

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    adamspeter27  almost 5 years ago

    Stepuns

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    SwimsWithSharks  almost 5 years ago

    Guard Duck vs. Gandhi. Fight!

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    belldee90  almost 5 years ago

    Now if Ghandi would just bop him on the head with the walking stick, THAT would be funny.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 5 years ago

    I heard that he became an American citizen and was quite proud of it. In fact, he often liked to sing, “I’m a Yankee Doodle Gandhi…”

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    Plods with Beer (did I mention beer?) GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Ghandi is going to go to each one of your homes and disconnect your internet services.

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    CartoonServices.Com  almost 5 years ago

    Of course there’s a pun in this strip! It’s visual: Am I the only one who noticed the Ghandi cane?

    : )

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    Sisyphos  almost 5 years ago

    Simple humor for simple folks, like me. Rat is sooo insightful. Gandhi is cute. Cartoon-Boy is a clever lad; yes he is! (Pets Pastis’s head.)

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    pjejurikar  almost 5 years ago

    @mdcdjg2008I think that’s courtesy of all the propaganda around him. Don’t want to ignite a flame war here, but there are a lot of Indians (including me) who don’t like what he did to India.

    And I’m not talking about gaining independence for the country – he was but one of the many people who got us that (though he usually gets 100% of the credit)

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    HankTheSock  almost 5 years ago

    I love puns.

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    Rickapolis  almost 5 years ago

    So much for any fashion improvement in this strip.

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 5 years ago

    stick it to him Ghandi

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    Vonne Anton  almost 5 years ago

    That’s not Gandhi! He doesn’t look anything like Ben Kingsley!

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    fretinator  almost 5 years ago

    I don’t know if you could say hatred, but Ghandi had a definite moodiness towards Big Mac’s.

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    SusanSunshine GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Sherlock…..

    Thanks. I do appreciate that.

    But (sniffle) I pun my little heart out for you guys…and the only person I can get to love me is a 120+- year-old dead guy?

    Kinda pathetic…. sigh…..

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    SusanSunshine GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Which ought to show something about Stephan’s life….

    Except somehow, he has a wife and kids….poor things….

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    explorser  almost 5 years ago

    i fear unnecessary unfunny controversy coming up…

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    doctorwhomedia  almost 5 years ago

    Nope.

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    SusanSunshine GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    swr…. some are very touching.

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    Thehag  almost 5 years ago

    I love the puns. And Gandhi looks great!

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    rgcviper  almost 5 years ago

    This one made me smile.

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    Uncle Joe GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Just to ease the minds of anyone noticing the remarks about Gandhis’s racism- Gandhi was raised & educated with British values, including racism. As a young man he definitely had some horrible ideas. How much he evolved is debatable. Later her would say,

    “In judging myself I shall try to be as harsh as truth, as I want others also to be. Measuring myself by that standard I must exclaim with Surdas: ’ Where is there a wretch So wicked and loathsome as I? I have forsaken my Maker, So faithless have I been.’ For it is an unbroken torture to me that I am still so far from him, who, as I fully know, governs every breath of my life, and whose offspring I am. I know that it is the evil passions within that keep me so far from Him, and yet I cannot get away from them.” “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”_Gandhi was as flawed as any great historical figure, but that shouldn’t take away from his positive ideas & achievements.

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    KZ71  over 3 years ago

    This is my favorite Pearls all-time.

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    AIYA_AIYA  over 2 years ago

    Heh.

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