Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 11, 2009
Rat says, "Behold! I have invented a kitchen gadget that shall make me rich. It is called the 'spoon picker upper.'" Pig says, "How's it work?" Rat says, "When you don't want to walk all the way to the spoon drawer to get a spoon, you can just reach for one with this thing." Pig says, "But that's silly. It's just a couple of steps." POKE POKE JAB Rat says, "Good thing it's got other uses."