Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 07, 2011


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    rayannina  over 8 years ago

    I’m a “Bombast” subscriber myself, and my experience hasn’t been as bad as all that. But I’m told I’m the exception …

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    jerrymeza  over 8 years ago

    this is a good one, lol

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    jukeofurl  over 8 years ago

    The New American Dream - service. . ..

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    Terrific! I knew that it couldn’t be the real Bombast Cable. Pleasant dreams, Rat!

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    BananaSlug  over 8 years ago

    Random observation, but the textures on the blanket and the headboard are nicely done.

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    It had to be a dream.

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    wicky  over 8 years ago

    Had to be a way-out, far-out dream.

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    drgushue Premium Member over 8 years ago

    really crazy dream

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    HadYourPhil  over 8 years ago

    That’s a classic!

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    RonaldDavis  over 8 years ago

    This strip reminds me of how glad I am I switched to satellite TV.

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    hariseldon59  over 8 years ago

    Some dreams just don’t come true.

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    hariseldon59  over 8 years ago

    “Bombast” cable? I wonder if their lawyer is Bombastic Bushkin (props to Johnny Carson).

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    marc_pearls  over 8 years ago

    weef weef!

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    pschearer Premium Member over 8 years ago

    On the other hand, the Very-Zoned service workers just went on strike.

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    mac47  over 8 years ago

    Sounds like a great dream.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 8 years ago

    For once I feel empathy for Rat. Cable companies are EVIL!

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    Comic Rogue  over 8 years ago

    Glad i don’t have cable.

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    dfowensby  over 8 years ago

    Verizon is the Only reason why i use Cox “hi-speed”. i read an article about european household internet: over 1 Gigabit speeds, at around 70 bucks a month. thatś gig, folks, not meg.

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    Number Three  over 8 years ago

    Awwwwww, Poor Rat.



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    arye uygur  over 8 years ago

    @Doctor Toon: I agree. Not only I can’t do without my internet service (how did we manage before internet?) but for the 8 months I’m in NY I can manage without TV. I just use my TV set to watch videos.

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    firedome  over 8 years ago

    i’ve got bombast, too…i’m just glad i don’t have slime-wormer…

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    pocounohamster  over 8 years ago

    So while Stephan is on trial, his atty. Rat is getting cable repair…Stephan will be in jail for some time, as we all have experienced what Rat has no matter what cable company. This was hillarious!

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    joylion  over 8 years ago

    I feel for you Rat.

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    dumbbobsbrother  over 8 years ago

    I have ComCrap, and it’s exactly like that. If I have another fast option I would take it. Unfortunately they have a monopoly in this area.

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    Josh Lyons Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I had Charter Cable when I lived in Gwinnett County, GA, and the folks said it’s better than Comcast here in Atlanta

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    hossblacksilver  over 8 years ago

    I have TWC in Charlotte, NC, since we bundle, sometimes we’ll lose internet and phone, but not the tv.

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    vwdualnomand  over 8 years ago

    or, when there is a thunderstorm and the cable is out for a long while. worst was 3.5 days out.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 8 years ago

    The more I hear about cable TV, the happier I am that I don’t have it.

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    Keno21  over 8 years ago

    Rat should have known it wasn’t real when the customer service guy spoke english!

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    trisha60  over 8 years ago

    This strip is spot on, except our experience is trying to get our washing machine fixed.

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    trisha60  over 8 years ago

    Soon I will need to take the laundry down to the local stream and beat it on rocks.

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    m.l.  over 7 years ago
    Best part was when Rat raged in the last panel.
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    AIYA_AIYA  over 4 years ago

    I never have dreams like this.

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