Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 27, 2004
"What are you watching, Rat?" "It's a travel video all about San Francisco...I'm thinking of going there this fall." "Ohh, I LOVE San Francisco...The hills, the cable cars, Lombard Street..." "Me too...I want to see Fisherman's Wharf and Coit Tower and Chinatown." "And how 'bout those Giants?" "I LOVE the Giants! Dude, I am the world's BIGGEST Barry Bonds fan!" "And while we're there, let's buy a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle - it's a GREAT paper!" "A 'great' paper? Why, it's a STUPENDOUS paper!...Why, it's the greatest, most stupendous paper since - " "Guys...guys...What are you doing?" "Nothing." "Nothing." "Well, good, because I know that the San Francisco Chronicle just started running 'Pearls' and I know it's the hometown paper of the strip's creator, Stephan Pastis, and a more cynically-minded person might think that you're willing to sacrifice all of the strip's integrity in a misguided attempt to suck up to the Chronicle and the entire bay area..." "That would be very cynical." "Go miners." "UNION SQUARE" "PIER 39"