Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 02, 2012


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    Nabuquduriuzhur  over 6 years ago

    One wonders if the nanocoating that MIT’ers came up with that makes the inside of the bottle slick, if it’s safe for human consumption…,0,2644692.story

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    margueritem  over 6 years ago

    What a catchy slogan!

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    Arianne  over 6 years ago

    If you care about our children, support campaign reform! Fight the Splorp!

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    OGeniusOne  over 6 years ago

    Luckily my mother always buys squeeze bottles. No splort. You just have to make sure you shake the bottle since the ketchup separates sometimes. Is Rat trying to get votes from younger voters by using texting language? “Rat 4 Pres?”

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    Bilan  over 6 years ago

    Can Rat invent a ketchup that’s not a non-Newtonian fluid?

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    V-Beast  over 6 years ago

    ♪ Momma’s got a squeeze bottle, daddy never sleeps at night♪♬

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    Kenneth Stewart Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I remember when Pat Paulsen of Laugh-In “ran” for President. His slogan was: "I’ve upped my standards. Now, up yours!:

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member over 6 years ago

    One trick is to stick a butter knife in the bottle, then it flows right out, no problem.

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    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    Not bad for a single-issue candidate. Rat! Fight the splorp! Vote Rat!

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    Kenneth Stewart Premium Member over 6 years ago

    My apologies, folks. My 64 year memory is a little faulty. Pat Paulsen was actually on the Smother Brothers Comedy Hour, not Laugh-in.

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    arye uygur  over 6 years ago

    Instead of removing the whole cover from the ketchup bottle, just life up the top part of it so you won’t get more ketchup than you want in your food.

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    eddie6192  over 6 years ago

    Rat’s on to exactly what we need, a splorp free environment.

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    knight1192a  over 6 years ago

    That’s why you buy ketchup in squeeze bottles and use a good, clean butter knife on the glass bottle. Though with the state of resturant silverware cleaning in this area I don’t dare do that at a resturant anymore.

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    WCLamb  over 6 years ago

    @Arch Stanton

    It was “The Who.” I think on the album “Sultans of Squeeze.”

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    vwdualnomand  over 6 years ago

    how about if we had a parliamentary system?

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    scarbro  over 6 years ago

    The ketchup moguls have already solved the problem with the flat-topped upside down bottles. @radish Love the Ogden Nash—a new one to me.

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    Alphaanddelta  over 6 years ago

    I like slorp on my fries.

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    the burser  over 6 years ago

    vote rat in 2012!

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    jmartin1955  over 6 years ago

    A focused candidate

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    Kaputnik  over 6 years ago

    Oh you may laugh at him, but splorpage is one of the most intractable technological riddles facing America today.

    Hmm, maybe a tub of ketchup with a wide top, and you just take out what you need with a spoon.

    Okay, Rat, next issue.

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    tommysmo  over 6 years ago

    @Bilan – It’s already non-Newtonian. Ketchup/Catsup is thixotropic.

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    Alexikakos  over 6 years ago

    The late Richard Armour (July 15, 1906 – February 28, 1989) wrote the “catsup poem”, not Ogden Nash.. “Shake and shake the catsup bottlefirst none’ll come and then a lot’ll.” .He also wrote:. "Nothing attracts the mustard from wieners as much as the slacksjust back from the cleaners.

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    Number Three  over 6 years ago

    Excellent strip!

    That’s right, Rat… Make a big deal out of the LITTLE things in life.

    LOL xxx

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    tazz555  over 6 years ago

    Ok…Rat has my vote

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    RACerri32  over 6 years ago

    The album was " The Who By Numbers" , and yes, qne of the best Who songs, sadly, one of the shortest ever done by them.

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    k_aplin  over 6 years ago

    Well, at least Rat is running a positive campaign

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    BurritoBandito  over 6 years ago

    At least SPLORP is an issue we can all agree on.

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    Perkycat  over 6 years ago

    Finally – an issue I can get into- fight the slorp! BTW – How can I get on the political Do Not Call list????

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    Vonne Anton  over 6 years ago

    Rat’s “fight the splorp” campaign is a flagrant attempt at big government. To do it, taxes will be raised, the military will shrink, and freedom fries will suffer! I am strongly in favor of splorp and Rat will NOT get my vote. This message brought to you by the Pro-Splorp PAC, and is not endorsed by any candidate.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 6 years ago

    People who vote for Rat might wind up getting it in the Heinz.

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    defunctdoormat  over 6 years ago

    Ya, I dunno how this is even an issue any more. When I buy ketchup, I see all plastic bottles of varies sorts. I don’t even remember the old fashioned glass bottle on the shelf when I got mine. Oh, I go for that upside down one, that way it’s always there waiting for me!

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    Rickapolis  over 6 years ago

    If he wins I see a new biography: ‘The Rat in the Hat’.

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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Vote for Barmitt O’Bomney in 2012

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    gocartmozart  over 6 years ago

    Arianne,The Who.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 6 years ago

    I hate the mustard water that comes out before you get the good stuff.

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    moebob  over 6 years ago

    I’d vote for Rat over the other two anyday, lol.

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    WaitingMan  over 6 years ago

    Dr. Jill Stein (Green Party) for President. A nice Jewish lady. Who wouldn’t like that? (Don’t answer.)

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    GerardoDreadful  over 6 years ago

    Is splorp a word?

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    Splorp Romney?

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    bmonk  over 6 years ago

    “Fight the Splorp” is a better campaign motto than “Vote for non-non-Newtonian fluids!”


    But that’s still better than his opponents: “Against all foreign substances in your precious bodily fluids!”

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    PanicMoon  over 6 years ago

    OK, how many people are going to write Rat in on their ballot and vote for him?

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    dfowensby  over 6 years ago

    yeah. one had cheesy (bad, really bad) 2-man comedy team, the other a cheesy (bad, REALLY bad) 2-man team trying to be funny.

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    stanparrish Premium Member over 6 years ago

    If Obama did this it would be his greatest achievement.

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    bdwords  over 6 years ago

    It was: “Shake and shake the catsup bottle. None will come and them a lot’ll.” Often wrongly attributed to Nash, and with the words “first” or “at first” added (which do not fit the rhythm.)

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    Platinum Hippo  over 6 years ago

    FIGHT THE SPLORP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Zmanthecrazy  over 6 years ago

    vs the other 20+ people on the ballot

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    lauraj87  over 6 years ago

    I believe the correct phrasing is:“You shake and shake the ketchup bottle, none’ll come and then alot’ll.”:P

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    Aneta-32  over 5 years ago

    I would vote for him;)

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