Jul 28, 2013
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Pig: What are you doing? Rat: I'm about to crush this ant. Pig: Why? Rat: He's small. He's not like me. And he's devoid of any intellectual, artistic, or cultural value. Ant: "To be or not to be, that is the question... whether 'tis nobler to--" Rat: Shakespeare bores me.
Jul 30, 2013
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    Nabuquduriuzhur  over 4 years ago

    To Squish.

    Or not to Squish.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    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.

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    amyhre2001  over 4 years ago

    I remember that one. English teacher had it on her door.

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    WoodEye  over 4 years ago

    Shakespeare lived in Apt. 2B.

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    firedome  over 4 years ago

    the ant may not have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, but he sure suffered the wrath of rat’s foot!

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    Sisyphos  over 4 years ago

    Rat: murderer of the literate weak and defenseless. J’accuse!

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    arye uygur  over 4 years ago

    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.

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    Dave Thorby  over 4 years ago

    The ant deserved to die for misquoting Shakespeare.The line is Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer …

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    perceptor3  over 4 years ago

    I can think of several people in Hollywood I’d like to do that to…

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    CountAnton  over 4 years ago

    Immediately after reading this, I clicked on today’s “Pibgorn”. Synchronicity much?

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    flyfishing  over 4 years ago

    We need more crocs (and cowbell)!

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    smitty72  over 4 years ago

    Thanks, Dave4B, for noticing that the ant had misquoted Shakespeare!

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    Lee Dawson  over 4 years ago

    Needed to add one more image block – A giant foot squashing Rat.

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    puddlesplatt  over 4 years ago

    I just wanted to be left alone,

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    Carl Rennhack gc insider over 4 years ago

    Shouldn’t Pig be the one quoting from Hamlet?!?

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    Packratjohn gc insider over 4 years ago

    To paraphrase – the rat squashes in jest, but the ant dies in earnest.

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    Rwill  over 4 years ago

    I’m suddenly reminded of the time Black Adder hit Shakespeare for all the school kids.

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    gamer2k4 gc insider over 4 years ago

    Not to be, I guess.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 4 years ago

    From a Benny Hill sketch involving a gym:“Tubby or not tubby — fat is the question.”

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    GoodQuestion gc insider over 4 years ago

    OK, to the tune of the Pink Panther:♪♫ Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant dead ant dead ant dead ant, deeaad annnt . . . ♫♪☻

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    J Quest  over 4 years ago

    Alas, poor Formicidae…

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    ChessPirate  over 4 years ago

    After seeing the mess on his foot, Rat says “Out, damned spot!”

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    Darth Stevious  over 4 years ago

    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…

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    Number Three (Free Afficionado)  over 4 years ago


    LOL xxx

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    katina.cooper  over 4 years ago

    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.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 4 years ago

    “Oh, untimely end”

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    danketaz gc insider over 4 years ago

    Et tu Brute?

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    loner34  over 4 years ago

    Rat poison.

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    Carl Rennhack gc insider over 4 years ago

    @finale—I wonder if Pig is one of the folks who thinks Shakespeare’s plays were actually written by Sir Francis Bacon…

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    Carl Rennhack gc insider over 4 years ago

    @Danke—Shakespeare wanted to call that play, “Julius, Grab That Woman NOW!” but his editor made him shorten it to “Julius, Seize Her!”

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    CBXBob  over 4 years ago

    Just started following “Pearls Before Swine”, it is now one of me favorities. Actually makes me LOL. Gonna have to get the book!

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    neckback  over 4 years ago

    Time to anti up unless you are anti feeling for the intellectuality or you only have uncles.

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    Pearlslover01  over 4 years ago


    he skippped “in the mind to” in “whether ’tis nobler in the mind to…”, and went straight to “to”

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