Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 03, 2012

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    Sherlock Watson  about 10 years ago

    “Pearls” just wanna have pun.

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    margueritem  about 10 years ago

    I think that pig has had a glimpse into the real Les Abell.

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    SarahPlain  about 10 years ago

    Steph’s put on weight

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Hey, panel three proves this guy is a fake.I’m sure the real Les Abell has already heard every joke there is about his name and could guess what Pig was thinking before he opened his mouth.After many years of having a name that sounds like Susan Sunshine, believe me… I know.

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    knight1192a  about 10 years ago

    Could have been worse. Could have been introduced as Lyle Bel bu he likes to be called Ly Bel.

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    killacowinWA  about 10 years ago

    I’d watch that movie. So, who’s the director? James Cameron? Michael Bay? Wes Craven? That one guy with the beard?

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    wvhappypappy  about 10 years ago

    Remember the dude who sued the pizza chain because his last name actually was “Noid,” and he was getting ragged ad nauseum?

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    Bilan  about 10 years ago

    Is Pastis making himself the butt of his own pun or did Rat draw this strip in revenge?

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    Arianne  about 10 years ago

    Just tripping down memory lane…" WKRP, with more news and Les Nessman."

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    Hillbillyman  about 10 years ago

    On grave marker on Boot Hill Here lies Les More four slugs from a 44.No Les no more.

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    zero  about 10 years ago

    My agent’s name was Noah Talman. But he didn’t.

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    Yontrop  about 10 years ago

    Stephan, if the guy doesn’t have enough sense to call himself Lester, you’d better find another lawyer.

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    doublepaw  about 10 years ago

    I had a neighbor named Adam Nutt.

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    the burser  about 10 years ago

    say good night gracie

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    CartoonCritic2445  about 10 years ago

    At least it isn’t Bob Loblaw.

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    glendakan  about 10 years ago

    Maybe he is a Leslie. We Brits pronounce it Lez, which I think is much better. Being called Less must be bad for the ego.

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    hariseldon59  about 10 years ago

    I love the guy’s confused reaction to Pig’s comment. You’d think with a name like that he would have heard all the jokes before.

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    celeconecca Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Wizards of Waverly Place: Alex is appointed a lawyer named Loser. His first name? Bigtime. Les Abell better and funnier!

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    SwimsWithSharks  about 10 years ago

    Checking Les’s IMDB page, it’s safe to say Pastis should expect les.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Should’ve hired his brother, Morre

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    Sisyphos  about 10 years ago

    Not everyone knows big-time Hollywood lawyers by name, Stephan! Pig is not altogether at fault here!

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    petersg_99  about 10 years ago

    I think I’d rather be named Lester than Richard…

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    halibaitor  about 10 years ago

    Sorry to tell you, but that family name is pronounced “A Bell” as if it were two words, NOT “able”. I know for sure, because it is also MY family name…

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    finale  about 10 years ago

    Our Credit Manager is Helen Waite..If you want credit; go to Helen Waite.

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    calvinandjobs  about 10 years ago

    He said what i dont get it

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    tigre1  about 10 years ago

    Yeah…my name may have made me into a Green Beret. And some other stuff. My friends call me Leslie.

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    tigre1  about 10 years ago

    PS…good luck.Abell. I’ll watch for your name…role models are always good…

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    Hoodude  about 10 years ago

    ..lookin for the amber lamps..

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    Gokie5  about 10 years ago

    I’m not making this up: My father’s proctologist was Dr. Butter. There was a Dr, Kidwell in Largo, FL, who was a pediatrician. I checked Google and couldn’t find her, but did find a Dr. Kidwell in Baltimore who’s a pediatric ophthalmologist.

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    mabrndt Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Speaking of mispronouncing names

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Yeah. Mrs. Shakespeare pronounced her maiden name “hate-away”, but the shirt maker pronounced it “hath-a-way”, and some people named “Theobald” pronounce it the way it looks, while others pronounce it “tibbled”.

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    underwriter  about 10 years ago

    That’s BOUQUET!

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    deangup  about 10 years ago

    Where’s an anvil when you really need one?

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    bmonk  about 10 years ago

    Well, Car Talk has a whole crew of guys like this. Justin Hale, Sosumi Areti, the list is endless.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 10 years ago

    NateWright… not exactly, …. and thanks, Finale, for covering for me….but my first name is Susan and my last name sounds enough like “sunshine” for me ( and my siblings) to have already heard every joke and every bad rendition of every song that mentions “sunshine” and every “original” nickname.. and….. etc.I used to hate being called Susan Sunshine… but I gave up.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Bmonk… If you ever get a chance to google “Private Eye,” the English satirical news magazine, the sections available online sometimes include one specializing in letters from people who sign with names like that.Some are amazing.

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    The Boston Banana  about 10 years ago

    ….cant wait to see the movie!

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    xall2h1  about 10 years ago

    Pig, pig pig…

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    Tyrnn  about 10 years ago

    He’s certainly more able to reverse his tie in that third panel. That’s gotta be a marketable skill somehow…

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    FlippySuper  about 10 years ago

    Pearls for a movie? EPIIIIIIC!

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    rgcviper  about 10 years ago

    I would be the first in line to see a “Pearls Before Swine” movie. Who would do the voices, or play the live characters, I wonder? Bring it on!

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    tigre1  about 10 years ago

    Gotta say this has been very good for me…I’ve probably been one of those heard-it-a-thousand-times wise(?) guys who shoot off a sharp, fresh witty improvised harpoon…duh! neither of us has been much in the other person’s shoes…it takes 2!(two) relatively unaware humans to play THIS game of grievance…

    it’s a collision of the rough frontier jocularity with vulnerable formalist, the wit who grew up admiring radio humoristsand the long-suffering put-upon upper-status stranger who never quite got the VIRTUE of that kind of a name…they may not respect you but they sure remember you…I’ll always remember Shirley Cumming. She was a great buxom good humored nurse I worked with when I was going through college. TLC QRN.Although there was a vas deferens between us.

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    N8dawg4  about 10 years ago

    this was funny!

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    comeonbanana  almost 8 years ago

    i don’t get it

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