Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 30, 2011
Rat says, "What do you got there, Pig?" Pig says, "My new tennis shoes. This one's got baloos all over it." Rat says, "What's a baloo." Pig says, "The big bear from 'The Jungle Book'" Rat says, "What's on the other one?" Pig says, "A picture of Dwyane Wade. He's my favorite basketball player. And not only do the shoes look good, they're practically indestructible." Rat says, "So I can bang the bottom of them on the counter?" Pig says, "Yep." Rat says, "And poke them in the side with a fork?" Pig says, "Oh, yeah... in fact, the only part of them that's weak is the top where the laces are." Rat says, "So what does that mean? I can do everything but step on top of them?" Pig says, "Right. You can do anything but stay off of my baloos wade shoes." Rat says, "Elvis has left the building."