Or not to Squish.
Calvin had a plate of some disgusting-looking meal that recited that “Hamlet” quote the whole way through. After it was done, a pause. Then the pause was broken by it singing “Feelings”… until Calvin ate it as soon as it began to make it stop.
I remember that one. English teacher had it on her door.
Shakespeare lived in Apt. 2B.
the ant may not have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, but he sure suffered the wrath of rat’s foot!
Rat: murderer of the literate weak and defenseless. J’accuse!
An ant is not an individual – it is only part of the colony and can easily be replaced by the egg-laying queen. It’s the colony that is the being.
The ant deserved to die for misquoting Shakespeare.The line is Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer …
I can think of several people in Hollywood I’d like to do that to…
Immediately after reading this, I clicked on today’s “Pibgorn”. Synchronicity much?
We need more crocs (and cowbell)!
Thanks, Dave4B, for noticing that the ant had misquoted Shakespeare!
Needed to add one more image block – A giant foot squashing Rat.
I just wanted to be left alone,
Shouldn’t Pig be the one quoting from Hamlet?!?
To paraphrase – the rat squashes in jest, but the ant dies in earnest.
I’m suddenly reminded of the time Black Adder hit Shakespeare for all the school kids.
Not to be, I guess.
From a Benny Hill sketch involving a gym:“Tubby or not tubby — fat is the question.”
OK, to the tune of the Pink Panther:♪♫ Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant dead ant dead ant dead ant, deeaad annnt . . . ♫♪☻
Alas, poor Formicidae…
After seeing the mess on his foot, Rat says “Out, damned spot!”
On one job, I sometimes had to sweep the sidewalks and there were always ant hills popping up. I would sweep up every other of them, leaving ants to wonder why their neighbors were destroyed and not them. I figured it would make them believe in life just being random and there was no god…
In the fifth pane, an even larger foot comes down, because the owner of the foot thinks that both of them are small and insignificant.
“Oh, untimely end”
Et tu Brute?
@finale—I wonder if Pig is one of the folks who thinks Shakespeare’s plays were actually written by Sir Francis Bacon…
@Danke—Shakespeare wanted to call that play, “Julius, Grab That Woman NOW!” but his editor made him shorten it to “Julius, Seize Her!”
Just started following “Pearls Before Swine”, it is now one of me favorities. Actually makes me LOL. Gonna have to get the book!
Time to anti up unless you are anti feeling for the intellectuality or you only have uncles.
PASTIS SCREWED UP THE QUOTE!
he skippped “in the mind to” in “whether ’tis nobler in the mind to…”, and went straight to “to”