Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 08, 2012

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    fatjimi  almost 10 years ago

    It’s hard to add to perfection.

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    legaleagle48  almost 10 years ago

    I honestly did not see that pun coming!

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    hariseldon59  almost 10 years ago

    Last panel is classic. Although I half expected Stephan to wake up with the head of a zebra in his bed.

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    wiselad  almost 10 years ago

    you correct Goat, is not safe. So there is no money to take after it gets blown up

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    Bargrove  almost 10 years ago

    This was stolen from “Watts My Line.” (ugh) or “He Couldn’t Resist Her” (well, you said you liked puns)

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    clivia grana  almost 10 years ago

    this just made my day :)

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    Ottodesu  almost 10 years ago

    Yes, I agree, today’s strip is quite exceptional.

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    firedome  almost 10 years ago

    i’ve really missed the pun strips. what a way to start the year!

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    cartooncritic 2544  almost 10 years ago

    kid, you’re bad

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    zero  almost 10 years ago

    Hoffa load is better than none…

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    zero  almost 10 years ago

    Hoffa laugh is better than none. . ..

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    GalleyOar  almost 10 years ago

    Cement shoes… Rat knows all the fine points.

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    dimensioncr8r  almost 10 years ago

    You just keep getting better Pastis.

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    pearlsarefuzzy  almost 10 years ago

    Wait for it…wait for it….bada bing, bada boom!

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    HighPeaks  almost 10 years ago

    After miraculously escaping federal prison last year to the incredulity of all his followers, justice at last extracts its due from cartoonist Stephan Pastis.

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    WelshRat Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Rat’s gonna blow Pastis’ cover?

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    Kaputnik  almost 10 years ago

    Love this pun strips, the way you see them coming, but can’t quite figure out what it’s going to be.

    The only thing i don’t like about them is the last panel where Pastis thinks he has to apologize for the pun. Never apologize for a pun! Be proud, Stephan! At least, if you can get out of the river.

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    red_96vette  almost 10 years ago

    Ahhhhhhh where all the suits should be…….

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    almost gaged on my coffee.

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    Kvasir42 Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Love this (and did not see it coming) but shouldn’t Rat be standing in the end zone of Meadowlands Stadium?

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    rshive  almost 10 years ago

    But Pig, where are you going to find such a Hoffa?

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    Eggybean  almost 10 years ago

    I knew it was coming and I still lmoa… Sign of a great punalinquist!

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    stephen0118  almost 10 years ago

    I’ll have to agree. These pun strips are the best.

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    rockngolfer  almost 10 years ago

    He is in Queen Victoria’s basement if you read that strip.

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    Pomposus Maximus  almost 10 years ago

    Over the times, when Rat announced “say your prayers” or “Please retire early…”

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    bearguy  almost 10 years ago
    Way to go Stephen, this one really snuck up on me. Just hope someone comes to your rescue from the deep!
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    jblank13  almost 10 years ago

    Gosh, I love the pun strips. What a way to start the year.

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    griffon8  almost 10 years ago

    I always like the pun strips. I start reading the absolutely ridiculous setup, knowing that some pun is going to come, but rarely being able to figure it out before the reveal.

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    HadYourPhil  almost 10 years ago

    One of the best.

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    GoodQuestion Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    He doesn’t look like he’s sleeping, but maybe he’ll quit smoking . . . Love the look , pig – you hirsute swine . . . . ☻

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    wcr  almost 10 years ago

    Well done! Your punocity never fails to impress.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  almost 10 years ago

    Swim with the fishes Pastis!

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    LOL LOL, Cute!


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    cond  almost 10 years ago

    jeez rat

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    bwardlaw  almost 10 years ago

    As with Kennedy jokes, I think of family feelings. 1st PBS I’ve ever questioned.

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    finale  almost 10 years ago

    Take the Cannoli….leave the Cartoonist.

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    dzeeba  almost 10 years ago

    the pun strips rock

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    finale  almost 10 years ago

    BTW: Anyone else creeped out about the strange, macbre way Pig does bear some resemblance to Brando?

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    deadheadzan Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Stephan, the god father of puns!

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    defunctdoormat  almost 10 years ago

    I didn’t see that one coming, either, but knew something was being set up. Can’t believe Pig was allowed to deliver the punch line! He did it so well! One of the best of the punnies, too.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    Stephan, you remain the heavyweight champ of cunning punning. Extra-heavyweight with that cement tub.÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷Sing along with Sherlock: “Everybody have pun tonight…”

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    You just have to admire the quality of a good pun.Even this one.

    (Acutally I did laugh over it quite a bit, but I’m over that now.)

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    Theomordha  almost 10 years ago

    Hoffa dis yolk an hoffa dat pun, dey all good.

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    totalspaceman2010  almost 10 years ago

    Hahahahahaha! I love the silly ones.

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    pocounohamster  almost 10 years ago

    Stephan should have advised his friends that this would be happening…harking back to his blog of I’ve Got Friends…one being a man that is going to be executed by a firing squad.

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    Apollo366  almost 10 years ago

    Way to go Rat!!

    Nice work Pig & Stephan.

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    EdFenster Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    The teamsters may be making a very special delivery to Mr. Pastis.

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    Gracey James Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Thats a bell ringer there Stephen!

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    handelbarr Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    what a great use of writer’s block! Thanks Stephen. May you RIP :-)

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    anthb  almost 10 years ago

    Love it, Stephan!

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    Yammo Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    YEA!!! I love your word-game strips!

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    bigbadpete  almost 10 years ago

    Cannot think of a better pun than this one. Way to go Stephen!

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    fredmanson  almost 10 years ago

    Hey Stephan!! How is the water???

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    Logical Duck  almost 10 years ago

    It’s been so long since we’ve had the classic PBS pun framework: long set-up => pun delivery => payoff from Rat, that I thought Pastis had abandoned them. So today the punch line took me by surprise. So glad he is still doing them.

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    CORetired06  almost 10 years ago

    I truly love it when Pastis does the puns. I can always use a good belly laugh. Thanks, Steph!!

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    bmonk  almost 10 years ago

    So, did they all mob Stephan, or was it just Rat?


    But in any case, I guess Stephan couldn’t jimmy the lock on the chains; Rat must have had too short a fuse.

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    bionica75  almost 10 years ago

    Excellent Mr. Pastis!

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    abaffuto  almost 10 years ago

    This has to be one of the top three strips Pastis has ever done.

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    Toronto2  almost 10 years ago

    Brava! Just, bravo.

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    FENRISULFR  almost 10 years ago

    Brilliant, simply brilliant!

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    PearlsFan88 Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Stephan just keeps on getting better and better! A classic!

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    rfranchek  almost 10 years ago

    how high were you???

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    btiberia  almost 10 years ago

    This replaces “Dunk rye for me, Arch and Tina” as my favorite pun strip. Thanks, Stephan.

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    Phrogge  almost 10 years ago

    SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!

    Took an hour or so, but my laughter is under control once more. We needed that

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    Michael McKown Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Groaaaaan…. LOL

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    Unclematter  almost 10 years ago

    Hoffa with his head!

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    OdderOtter  almost 10 years ago

    One of the best puns that ever came out of this strip. Thanks, Steve.

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    Sisyphos  almost 10 years ago

    Though I was away Sunday, I just have to add my appreciation for this decadent, American-style humor. Just don’t mess with my connected friends, cartoon-boy!

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    lin4869  almost 10 years ago

    Unable to suppress evil laughter…

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    emanuejr  almost 10 years ago

    Another great pun strip. And I didn’t see this one coming. Thanks!

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    fwfulton  over 9 years ago

    I have never left you a comment before, but this hoffa I can’t refuse. I so love it when you really hit the Puns

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    Spirit749  10 months ago

    I feel like stephen deserved that.

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    Bye Bye Jeffy  9 months ago

    what im annoyed at is stephan comes back

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