Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, 10 months ago

    How about the SFFC (“Stephan’s fishing for comments”) phenomenon?

  2. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, 10 months ago

    At least Rat’s not in this one.

  3. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, 10 months ago

    It’s funny because it’s true!

  4. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, 10 months ago

    Try enraged frustration

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 10 months ago

    Try emailing each other.

  6. Thrush

    Thrush said, 10 months ago

    Ron Schnell came up with the following protocol to follow concerning dropped phone calls:

    “Whenever a call is inadvertently dropped, the party who initiated the original call shall initiate the new call.”

    This works well because:

    • The person being called doesn’t necessarily have the phone number of the person who called (or doesn’t have easy access to it).
    • It’s easy to redial.

    I tell my friends to use this protocol and it has saved us a lot of time and frustration. I recommend that everyone use it!

  7. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, 10 months ago


    I don’t know who Ron Schnell is, but that’s the way my friends/family and I do it. And you’re right, everyone should do it that way.

  8. Bilan

    Bilan said, 10 months ago

    The really odd thing about this is that Pig is thinking just like Goat.

  9. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, 10 months ago

    I’m surprised to see Pig using big words like “phenomenon”.

  10. Lunatic

    Lunatic said, 10 months ago

    We already have words. Try “monopoly” or “regulatory capture”.

    It’s a US-only problem. In the rest of the world, only the caller is billed. In the US, everyone gets billed.

    It would be trivial for the providers to detect and connect you, but they make more not to (at least a minute for each call to voice mail), so why would they? Plus they charge airtime to later call in and delete the voice mails.

  11. Arianne

    Arianne said, 10 months ago

    I call it “Doing the Mobile Mambo.”

  12. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 10 months ago

    I can just laugh at it all, not having a cell phone to worry over….

  13. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, 10 months ago

    I don’t get it. If Pig is in his house, why is he talking on a cell phone?! Truly a Pig of little brain…

  14. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Many people ditch their landlines in favor of exclusive cell phone usage. Pig is apparently one of those…people(?)

  15. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, 10 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    “Try emailing each other.”

    …..messages that cross in the aether……

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