Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 08, 2011
Goat: Did you know the ancient Greeks had a tradition of breaking pottery and giving each citizen a shard on which they could write the name of one guy they wanted to kick out of the city? Whoever got the most votes was exiled. Pig: Is that true? Goat; Yeah. And the Greek word for pottery is 'ostrakon,' which is where get the word 'ostracize'... isn't that - Noise: Ksshhhh... Rat; The words, 'that boring goat,' won't fit on my shard.