Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 20, 2012


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    Phatts  over 7 years ago

    … crap, now somebody’s gonna do this in real life …

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    V-Beast  over 7 years ago

    needs more cowbell, man.

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    Basqueian  over 7 years ago

    The yapping is worse. I am not interested in your petty stupid lives and their boring idiocy. SHUT the heck up in Public, go outside, in a closet, not where I have to hear you. Or put up with me making comments, most far more intelligent than your conversations. OMG im rat!

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    Sherlock Watson  over 7 years ago

    Someone once sold a CD of nothing but fart noises. That would make for an interesting ringtone, especially if the phone’s owner doesn’t know about it.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member over 7 years ago

    One of Murphy’s newer laws: The more annoying the ringtone, the longer it takes someone to answer it.

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    finale  over 7 years ago

    The ability to make calls on an airplane will be the last straw for me flying.

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    Coffee? —Spilled, of course. Beer? —Spilled. Plate of food? —Spilled. Rating of Rat’s ringtone? —Priceless! Today, I am on Rat’s side again, even though I find that an uncomfortable place.

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    John Davis  over 7 years ago

    Perhaps someone can implant a virus that when the cell phone rings, it explodes.

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    orinoco womble  over 7 years ago

    The “ringtone” I hate the most is the one most popular here with grandparents, of their grandchild yelling “GRAMMA! PHONE!!”

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    artybee  over 7 years ago

    Supid rat. Spilled his own beer.

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    fireboy28 cfde16  over 7 years ago

    Your standing over a three foot putt to win a five dollar bet, and suddenly you hear" SWEET HOME ALABAMA" and blow the putt ten feet past the up. Happened to me. So I answred my phone.

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    Shooter918  over 7 years ago

    I MUST get that ringtone.

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    wcorvi  over 7 years ago

    When cell phones first became ubiquitous, Zippy the Pinhead was talking with Griffy (alter ego of the producer), looking at a bunch of people yapping away. They say things like “Look at those people with things too important to wait until they get home or to the office” “Crucial things” – then it zooms into the people who are saying things like “I’m going around the corner now”, “I just came from Starbucks”, “So what are YOU wearing?”

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    runar  over 7 years ago

    Great ringtone: “The sound of a 50-ton diesel truck with a full load of live pigs locking up the brakes at ninety miles per hour”.

    Kudos to anyone who can identify the source of that line.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 7 years ago

    I think that’s a neat ringtone. I would like to download it someplace to help offset teh other annoying ringtones I always hear.

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    Fan o’ Lio. Premium Member over 7 years ago

    No coffee was spilled today.

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    walruscarver2000  over 7 years ago

    Even worse than the ringtones and conversations are the people who have to stop in the middle of the aisle to conduct the conversation.

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    pigborne  over 7 years ago

    its all a matter of respect, Self respect and respect for others. Rare qualities these days.

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    Number Three  over 7 years ago

    LOL LOL…. Excellent!

    I wouldn’t mind hearing what that sounds like.


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    tlbuck12  over 7 years ago

    put the gators back

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    Varnes  over 7 years ago

    My ring tone is called Whistling Wizard. It’s a catchy melody…I wrote lyrics for it……

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    Fan o’ Lio. Premium Member over 7 years ago

    My ring tone sounds like a ringing telephone.

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    Gokie5  over 7 years ago

    Oh, Pastis! That’s the funniest comic I’ve seen all year – maybe ever!

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    kwanza_30303  over 7 years ago

    When they permit cellphones on airplanes, I’ll need help from Michael Jackson’s doctor to get me through the flights.

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    IQTech61  over 7 years ago

    Annoyance is in the mind of the beholder.

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    Snoopy_Fan  over 7 years ago

    Ha ha ha ha!!! That is sooo…


    Excuse me. I have to take this…
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    hcr1985  over 7 years ago

    I frequenty take public transportation, and the things people talk about while on the phone…I once had to listen for ten minutes while the person in the seat behind me was in the middle of a phone conversation about a very explicit sexual encounter. I wanted to cover my ears!!

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    sandigilbo  over 7 years ago

    My husband’s ring tone is perfect: “Who Are You?” by The Who (of course).

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    Jazz Cat  over 7 years ago

    Way to go Rat. Keep up the good work. This and throwing the guy off the roof top diner are my faves.

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    frogsandravens  over 7 years ago

    It could be worse. There are those people who tell stories that are both boring and TMI, but instead of telling them to someone on the phone, they sit next to you and tell them to you. (My mother is a magnet for such folk, poor thing.)

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    the burser  over 7 years ago
    beets most dumb ring tone i’v heard
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    LJP7  over 7 years ago

    i’m with rat here

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    PBSherm  12 months ago

    Throw all the Minecraft ambience noises together, maybe a little bass boost and use that as your ringtone instead, Rat.

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