Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    Outside a small Macedonian village a lone Catholic nun keeps a quiet watch over a silent convent. She is the last caretaker of this site of significant historical developments, spanning more than 2,000 years.

    When Sister Maria Cyrilla of the Order of the Perpetual Watch dies, the convent of St. Elias will be closed by the Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Macedonia.

    However, that isn’t likely to happen soon, as Sister Maria, 53, enjoys excellent health. By her own estimate, she walks 10 miles daily about the grounds of the convent, which once served as a base for the army of Attila the Hun.

    In more ancient times, a Greek temple to Eros, the god of love, occupied the hilltop site.

    Historians say that Attila took over the old temple in 439 A.D., and used it as a base for his marauding army.

    The Huns are believed to have first collected and then destroyed a large gathering of Greek legal writs at the site.

    It is believed that Attila wanted to study the Greek legal system and had the writs and other documents brought to the temple.

    Scholars differ on why he had the valuable documents destroyed – either because he was barely literate and couldn’t read them, or because they provided evidence of a democratic government that did not square with his own notion of “rule by an all-powerful tyrant”.

    When the Greek church took over the site in the 15th century and the convent was built, church leaders ordered the pagan statue of Eros destroyed, so another ancient Greek treasure was lost.

    Today, as has been said, there is only the lone sister, watching over the old Hun base.

    That’s right………

    there are no Huns, No Writs, No Eros, and Nun on base.

  2. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 2 years ago

    Pig could be a good football player, if he can master the Hail Mary.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago


    Don’t be surprised if Rat shows up at your house with a baseball bat!

  4. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 2 years ago


    And to think Sister Mary Crismus and Sister Europinasia dedicated their lives to teaching kids like you and me for three hots and a cot!

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    So, which convent did “Joshua, Son of Nun” come from?


  6. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    Pig could be a good football.

  7. electricshadow

    electricshadow GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Someone’s going to,…? Well, it can’t be Pastis. After some of the stuff he’s put in this strip, he’s already going. ; )

  8. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, over 2 years ago

    Rat can volunteer.

  9. drjinx

    drjinx said, over 2 years ago

    OH, Come on, perhaps enon is enon!

  10. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    Go To Hell, Pig!

  11. Perforated Biscuit

    Perforated Biscuit said, over 2 years ago

    Donuts in the morning?

  12. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, over 2 years ago

    Goat, the food Nazi.

  13. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Goat may be right, Cartoon-Boy! And even if he’s not, you can expect the Good Nuns to make your life hell on earth for what you’ve just done through your innocent surrogates, the PBS characters (to paraphrase the Monty Pythons, nobody expects the Good Nuns!). Either way, you are doomed!
    BTW, I see nothing wrong with a couple of Krispy Kremes with my morning coffee and orange juice and a piece of fresh fruit….

  14. S R

    S R said, over 2 years ago

    A guy offered to donate a thousand dollars, to help build houses for the homeless, for each person who was willing to get a nun’s outfit tattooed on their body. He called it, Habit-tats for Humanity.

  15. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 2 years ago


    Israeli police are on the lookout for a man named Joseph, wanted for looting in the port city of Haifa.
    He may be hiding out with his German father or his mother, who has joined a convent in Spain’s 2nd largest city.
    Joseph plays the flute in an orchestra, and occasionally works as a farmhand.
    So, look for a Haifa-Lootin’ Flutin’ Teuton, Son-of-a-Nun from Barcelona, Part-Time Plowboy Joe.

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