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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 11, 2011

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    Sherlock Watson  about 8 years ago

    Pig, try offering her some ice cream instead; the phrase for that is “rip, strip, grip, and dip.”÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷Save the oompa-loompas!

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member about 8 years ago

    Goat definitely has the right idea! Less wear and tear on the Oompa Loompas.

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    justrightturnips  about 8 years ago

    This has nothing to do with the comic, so I ask for tolerance. I also realize that many of you are not from the United States, so I ask extra tolerance. Feel free to use the scroll key!

    September 11,2001

    Ten years ago today we wept As enemies attacked.It felt as though our own blood poured: Our hearts and minds, pain-wracked.

    The day was one of blood and tears Of smoke, of fire, of painOf heroes giving their own lives As ashes fell like rain.

    That day all prejudice was gone As we stood side by side;Our foolish fights, our differences, Forgotten with our pride.

    Can’t we leave off our rotten feuds To honor all those men?And take our neighbor by the hand, United once again?

    The only we that we’ll stay strong And stand against the odds,Is mend the rifts, be once again- One nation under God!

    We Shall Never Forget

    Check out Randy Travis “America Will Always Stand”

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    Sisyphos  about 8 years ago

    Don’t think I’ll be signing up for “Doc” Rat’s linguistics class…. BTW, if Pig had some gumption, he could probably sue The Kind Person for assault and get big-time damages (note: NOT with “Lawyer” Rat as his attorney).

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    Keno21  about 8 years ago

    Hmmm… ‘Schloop schloop ping-a-bang bong’… For some reason, I feel oddly offended…

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 8 years ago

    …and then the Rat doctor..

    He told me what to do

    He said that

    "Schloop ♪ schloop ♪

    ping-a-bang ♫♫ a bong ♪ bong…."

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    Arianne  about 8 years ago

    Rat’s linguistic theory: If they don’t capisce…KAPISHHH!

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    JoelJ  about 8 years ago

    Did he get that pick up line from Bill Cosby?

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    JoelJ  about 8 years ago

    A great 9/11 comic today is Over the Hedge, check it out.

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    waycyber  about 8 years ago

    Interesting that the sound effect is phonetically similar to the Italian for “Understand”

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    GROG Premium Member about 8 years ago

    I’m with goat on this.

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    The Old Wolf  about 8 years ago

    I’m for “gongbong humma humma”, but “schloop-schloop ping-a-pang bong” works really well for me too…

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    The Old Wolf  about 8 years ago

    @waycyber Scusi, non capisco

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    jukeofurl  about 8 years ago

    On a day of rembrance, a strip that doesn’t, is exactly why with all our human flaws, the USA is still the model for individuality. AND why even the one dimensional creeps & monsters come here, to see what it’s all about. I’m sure every once in awhile, one of them has a change of heart & mind.

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    codedaddy  about 8 years ago

    I think the lack of service in this diner is what angers her. Cups of something plus empty plates are all I ever see. She didn’t even get the empty place setting or a cup. Check please?

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    Sethboy  about 8 years ago

    It’s a shame that you, Stephan, could not join the almost 100 other syndicated cartoonists in somehow marking this significant day in American (and world) history. That sucks.

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    mghomgh  about 8 years ago

    As a Capricorn, I’ll go 100% with Goat.mgh

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    El Ctrosan  about 8 years ago

    Wasn’t ‘Bong tiddle-tiddle Bang’ a Europolice Song contest winner? (or was that Monty Python…)

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    eddie6192  about 8 years ago

    One of these days, Rat is going to get walla walla bing banged by Goat.

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    hariseldon59  about 8 years ago

    Go directly to jail, Pig. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.

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    mac47  about 8 years ago

    Never forget.

    P.S. Why didn’t you do a tribute strip like everyone else did?!!!!!

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    Katiekicks  about 8 years ago

    Shame on you rat, making pig get hurt on 9/11. enough people have already been hurt that day.

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    hitman4cookies  about 8 years ago

    Pig’s poor oompa-loompas…

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    waycyber  about 8 years ago

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/capisce

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    Number Three  about 8 years ago

    Oh my God… So funny!

    LOL xxx

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    hossblacksilver  about 8 years ago

    I believe that Rat’s terminology for what happened to poor Pig is “Oompa Loompa Doopity Doo”.

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    Shufflinjohn  about 8 years ago

    And Rat didn’t evven offer to kiss Pig’s Oompa Loompas to make them feel better !

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    theLazyCartoonist  about 8 years ago

    I’m about to do some ping-a-pang bongs!

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    abaffuto  about 8 years ago

    I’m disappointed that Mr. Pastis didn’t commemorate 09/11 like some of the other strips did. Oh well, I guess you can’t have everything from the best strip in comics..

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    justrightturnips  about 8 years ago

    Thank you, I wasn’t trying to detract from the comic at all. It just was on my mind.@otto- no insult meant. I just didn’t want to take for granted that it mattered to everyone as much as to us. Thanks for your support. We still need it!

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    sandigilbo  about 8 years ago

    Amen. If we keep dwelling on the past or making up stories about the future, we lose this very moment. We scream at ‘their’ hatred of us, but what about our own hatred, prejudice and intolerence? We are all one and we are all connected.

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    x_Tech  about 8 years ago

    “Whomps” was the word invented by “T. J.” on “Recess” to avoid Real swear words (S2/E19, 1999).

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    A_NY_Outlaw  about 8 years ago

    don’t worry Pig, I don’t like monopoly either.

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    Nelly55  about 8 years ago

    perhaps if you don’t want to see a “silly comic”…..then don’t come here

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    verityannebrown Premium Member about 8 years ago

    Ignoring 9/11? That wasn’t something I expected of this comic. Hmmmmm.

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    jrlud  about 8 years ago

    When in doubt, always kick the oompa loompas

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    jrlud  about 8 years ago

    Justrightturnips, that poem was amazing

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 8 years ago

    Arianne! I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter.

    Congratulations to you on still being able to enjoy the person she was, alongside your grief, and not turn her memory into only a memorial to sadness.

    Her humor was part of her legacy, a gift to the world, so forgetting it would be wasteful. I’m glad you choose to remember it.

    And I completely agree with your last line.

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    Arianne  about 8 years ago

    Cutiepie and Susan, thank-you so much for your kind and sympathetic words. That last line was the real point I wanted to make. I’m ambivalent about using my loss to illustrate the point – it rather feels like taking the Lord’s name in vain: Thou Shalt Not! Hopefully, it wasn’t entirely in vain. It’s just that I’ve been so frustrated today by a few posters’ insistence that every comic must follow lock-step, goose-step, in a mandatory display, or else they prove themselves to be heartless and unpatriotic. That’s some odd notion of freedom!

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    Soroxas  about 7 years ago

    I said that word to a couple of my friends, they just said WTF

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