Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 08, 2012

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    killacowinWA  over 9 years ago

    I was anticipating the pun by the second comment. Now, as for that second to last panel, Pig seems a little bit too into this hobby. He needs a new diversion.

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    Montaholic  over 9 years ago

    Just two puns in a punchline is unworthy of Pastis.

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    Ottodesu  over 9 years ago

    There would be, if they ever made a Pez for the author of Liberty Meadows (on these pages).

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    chireef  over 9 years ago

    now there is a pez with true pezzness

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    chireef  over 9 years ago

    and please no comments on pheasants and peasants

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    legaleagle48  over 9 years ago

    I have to admit, I didn’t see that one coming at all. Well played, Stephan!

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    Gluteus Maximus  over 9 years ago

    So Rat has finally done it… I didn’t think he would.

    Rat, don’t you know that you will now no longer exist?!?!

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    hariseldon59  over 9 years ago

    Now that’s one big pez dispenser.

    By the way, I noticed that Pig makes a cameo appearance in today’s Slylock Fox comic strip, along with Snoopy and Popeye.

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    orinoco womble  over 9 years ago

    Pez means “fish” in Spanish. It’s also a common surname in some parts of Spain, where the Pez dispenser was invented. (I didn’t learn that till I moved here). Somehow “fish candy” just doesn’t sound so inviting.

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    Alohacat  over 9 years ago

    If one were to pull PEZ-Stephan’s head back would more puns come out?Also, I collect PEZ, too. I just go for the ones I like. Valuable collectibles just like money, ya can’t take it with ya!Unless, mmmm,… is there PEZ in Heaven? or the next dimension, even?mmmm,… PEZ-Rat, pull his head back and PEZ would come out, only with bad words printed on them.

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    zero  over 9 years ago

    Today’s topical subtext /religious allegory - Jesus was a Pezman. . ..

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Stephan!Oh well… he was Pastis prime anyway.

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    doublepaw  over 9 years ago

    For once I realized the pun almost at once. That doesn’t happen often for me.

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    Sisyphos  over 9 years ago

    At least Pig in the last panel is properly mortified at Rat’s decapitation of cartoon-Pastis to make his Ultimate Pez Dispenser!The Pastis Sunday pun was okay, but it cries for musical accompaniment! —Preferably, à la Jolson!

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    Peabody-Martini  over 9 years ago

    So Rat kills Stephan for the thousandth time.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Well and truly accomplished, Rat.

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    Stan King  over 9 years ago

    Should have used Kimball Cho from The Mentalist; much more current than Margaret.

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    Varnes  over 9 years ago

    Gluteus, both beat being a pissant….

    I am the Pezman, They are the Pez men..He is the Pastis, Goo goo g’joob, Goo goo g’joob…

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    Sherlock Watson  over 9 years ago

    And then Rat sent him off to the cornfield.(Name that reference!)

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    Marc Schiffres  over 9 years ago

    Oh well, he’ll be back by Tuesday.

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    finale  over 9 years ago

    Johnny Depp starring in the “Pirates of Pezness”

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    William Weedman  over 9 years ago

    I hope someone has called the pun police and sent them to place Rat in handcuffs and Stephen in a strait jacket…

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    The Old Wolf  over 9 years ago

    I should have seen that coming… 9_9

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    cork  over 9 years ago

    Check out Steve White, The founder of Pez Theater.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Today’s strip has me all CHOked up!

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    A.Ficionada  over 9 years ago

    “Hey, would you please Pastis Pez dispenser to the guy next to you?” (Apologies in advance for the weak pun. I’m out of practice.)

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    Ermine Notyours  over 9 years ago

    I’m not a Pezant plucker, I’m a Pezant plucker’s son.Reminds me of Lord of the Flies.

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    pfantom58  over 9 years ago

    Now he can dispense bad puns!

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    justalurkr  over 9 years ago

    (faint moaning heard from the floor)

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago


    Umm…. Well done, Rat.

    LOL xxx

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    rgcviper  over 9 years ago

    [Face-palm] I shoulda seen this one coming!

    It made me groan, but it’s clever, too.

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    defunctdoormat  over 9 years ago

    Today’s didn’t even get a groan. Just a rolling of the eyes. Even the last panel didn’t hold any humor. It was easy to spot the set up, and when it came it just fell flat. I guess for the new people it was ok, but some of the older ones I still laugh at!

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    librarymom  over 9 years ago

    I was thinking of a pirates head on a Pez dispenser, Pirates of Peznance.

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    abaffuto  over 9 years ago

    This is a great strip. That is all.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Please stop. Seriously, please stop.

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    Snoopy_Fan  over 9 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! I love Stephan’s puns!!! :-)

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    pearlsarefuzzy  over 9 years ago

    He put Steph on a pezestal.

    Hey, it ain’t no dunk rye for me arch and tina, but it’ll do. LOL

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    knight1192a  over 9 years ago

    In this case I agree with Rat. Some of the puns are great, some are bad. Really, really bad. This one isn’t bad, it’s horrible.

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    Piksea Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I very rarely agree with Rat’s actions… today, though…

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    ZydecoBear  over 9 years ago

    Stephan made a pezst of himself this time

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    neonmoonofthemisbegotten  over 9 years ago

    Made the milk come out my nose.

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    Ncc17018472  over 9 years ago

    Love pigs expression in 7th panel

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    m.l.  over 9 years ago
    Suprising how Stephan lives after all this.
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    penguin56  over 5 years ago

    I don’t get it

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