Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 03, 2011

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    GI_CRANDELL  over 10 years ago

    And one of the side dishes for the day could be Hummus.

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    LLABDDO  over 10 years ago

    I’m in. But it’s gonna get stinky.

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    margueritem  over 10 years ago

    SNERK!!

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    Ginrummy33  over 10 years ago

    I wiki’d garbanzo beans and found out they are the same thing as chickpeas. Surely the word chickpea has much more comedy potential in a strip like this.

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    Sisyphos  over 10 years ago

    Panic! —Only four more days to get all the Garbanzo Bean Day cards and gifts I simply must get because Rat said so! Ohhhh!

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    Tirasmol  over 10 years ago

    I’m thinking Stephan was having one of those “I can’t think of an idea” moments so he looked into the pantry, saw a can of beans, and decided to make a week of strips…

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    Oct 1International Day of Older Persons, World Vegetarian DayOct 2International Day of Non-ViolenceOct 3World Smile DayOct 4World Animal DayOct 5World Teachers’ DayOct 6World Hospice and Palliative Care DayOct 7Road Trip DayOct 8World Humanitarian Action DayOct 9World Post DayOct 10World Mental Health Day, World Day Against Death PenaltyOct 11Radio Quiz DayOct 12Rainwear Appreciation DayOct 13Take Your Imaginary Friend to Work DayOct 14World Standards DayOct 15International Day of Rural WomenOct 16International Boss Day, World Food DayOct 17International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOct 18Pet Therapy DayOct 19Crossword DayOct 20Board Game DayOct 21Day of LightsOct 22Universe’s BirthdayOct 23Mole DayOct 24United Nations Day, World Development Information DayOct 25Prisoners of Conscience DayOct 26Communications DayOct 27Jazz Hands DayOct 28Extreme Birth DayOct 29Rotating Weasel Day, Game Show DayOct 30Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political RepressionOct 31Halloween

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    I keep track

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    zero  over 10 years ago

    As long as none of the BS days don’t stop the USPS delivery…

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    LLABDDO  over 10 years ago

    Um, forgive me, but this is news to me. Are there Garbanzo bean day decorations? Do we put lights on a bean plant? Cards?Do I need to mail cards? And what about gifts, do I need to buy gifts?I wish I had more time to prepare.

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    It involves lot’s and lots of balloons, but not filled with helium.

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    In honour of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy_JCCn_Nmo

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    Twonky  over 10 years ago

    If you don’t like hummus you could make falafel.

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    alexisjade  over 10 years ago

    I vote for “sleep in day!”

    and check out PIGGENS on Sherpa, a new strip

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    plumber430  over 10 years ago

    There is already a day for that…..http://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/garbanzo-bean-gets-its-very-own-day

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    muskox54  over 10 years ago

    I am humbled by the possibility of Hummus being served even if it means destroying the integrity of the whole.

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    tigre1  over 10 years ago

    It’s an Italian thing…

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    GypsyWoman  over 10 years ago

    My husband’s bday is the 7th. I shall inform him his big day has been usurped by garbanzo beans. And mine is the 18th and according to waycyber, that day is Pet Therapy Day. Nice.

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    hariseldon59  over 10 years ago

    Steph seems obsessed with beans lately.

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    smitty72  over 10 years ago

    Plumber430 beat me to it. It’s actually October 21.

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    greg1martin  over 10 years ago

    It is October 21. At least, he got the month right.

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    hariseldon59  over 10 years ago

    I thought Rat was going to say that we needed a special day to honor him. Would’ve been more in character.

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    catqueen  over 10 years ago

    Hey, according to waycyber my bday is World Humanitarian Action Day. Does that mean I have to donate my presents?

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    chekhovskaya  over 10 years ago

    @waycyber And don’t forget Reformation Day on Oct. 31 for all those protestant kids who have to have a sanctified reason to put on a costume.

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    dukeallen  over 10 years ago

    Where is straight male whitey day?

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    @Douglas, there are Turkey Days in September, April, June, and November.

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    @plumber430 I will update my records and make sure the day is honoured on 21st October

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    Oct 21Day of Lights, Garbanzo Beans Day

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    Oct 31Halloween, Reformation Day

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    @duke Douglas – The nearest I have to that is

    May 13Heterosexual Pride Day

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    TheSpanishInquisition  over 10 years ago

    I plan to celebrate.

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    csrbcsrb  over 10 years ago

    Is there a Naked Mole Rat Day?

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    defunctdoormat Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Garbanzo beans are great. I used to look for them in the stores as chickpeas, but I never found them that way. Then I went looking for the flour and I had to learn a new name. Besan. Lots of different names and multifunctional. They have so many different names because they’re used in so many different cultures for so many different things.

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    Thom Phelps  over 10 years ago

    Bascially, Hummus Day!

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    @Charlie149 Not that I have come across.

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    bmonk  over 10 years ago

    Hmmm. Catholics have so many saints, that there are multiple saints celebrated (if you must) each day. In October, the least (by a quick scan) is October 18th, with 8.

    On the other hand, it’s not October 7 that is Garbanzo Bean day; St. Bean’s Day is Oct. 26.

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    jimelek  over 10 years ago

    There is one person, group, and thing that does not have its own special day on the calendar: white males.

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    slnodel  over 10 years ago

    I could go for a garbanzo right about now…

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    Number Three  over 10 years ago

    Haha, LOL.

    xxx

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    Sherlock Watson  over 10 years ago

    Bean Day is a-coming, so let’s all sound off together (lest Stephan makes a stink about it):“Beans, beans, good for the heart…”

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    killacowinWA  over 10 years ago

    I think we can easily predict at least one part of tomorrow’s strip.

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    hossblacksilver  over 10 years ago

    Well, after renting a car to visit my uncle this weekend one of the things that happened to my mother and myself is that the low tire sensor went off. Deciding to top off the tire before the trek back home the three of us went to three different service stations to get the tire inflated it seemed that each time there was a vehicle at the pump causing my mother to express, “What? Is this National Pump Up Your Tires Sunday?”

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    Andre Bishop  over 10 years ago

    Garbanzo beans are also chick peas. For more on that subject see the movie Cold Souls with Paul Giamati.

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    Redwall22  over 10 years ago

    Better mark the calender!

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    XxNiaxX  over 10 years ago

    Yay Garbonzo beans!!! XD

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    ksensitive  over 10 years ago

    GARBANZO BEAN DAY & my nephew Daryl’s birthday. Perfect!

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Plumber — thank you! I guess Rat is off by 2 weeks. Now I have time to get the cards printed.

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    buckyd  over 10 years ago

    Garbanzo beans used to have the entire month on Feb…nice try. (It’s still fun to say)

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    SUPKEM  over 10 years ago

    Columbus day

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    waycyber  over 10 years ago

    @douglas Grandparents Day is moveable, sp it isn’t in my calendar. It was September 12.

    @Pokerfaced Parrot

    Sep 3Canned Food Day probably covers it

    @formally known as doc white don’t know me vewy well, do he?

    @madvirgoHow about Apr 30Honesty Day for fixing the foot-in-mouth condition?

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    GESWho  over 10 years ago

    I won’t be celebrating. I’m allergic.

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    missyaley  almost 10 years ago

    there’s no ‘caucasian’ day there should be. if only because it’s racist that we celebrate all nationalities that are not white.

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    Boosted (Heavy main in TF2)  over 4 years ago

    Wow! Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 is when “Middle School” was released! TOTAL coincidence!

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    RaZaP  about 2 years ago

    But isn’t garbanzo bean day October 21st?

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    Goat the goat  almost 2 years ago

    You forgot about pride month, sir.

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    Pig111  over 1 year ago

    https://www.checkiday.com/f9e87a342d7cfce9884a54d9afd6edff/garbanzo-bean-day

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    ConnorSchmidt  about 1 year ago

    What about grandfathers day?

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