Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 20, 2013

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    Bilan  over 9 years ago

    Dang, I thought Neighbor Bob was the normal one.

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    Pelahnar  over 9 years ago

    And I was so ready for a pun..,

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Hmmmmm. Autobiographical, Stephan?

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    legaleagle48  over 9 years ago

    I can see why Neighbor Bob hasn’t been with a girl since the fifth grade.

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    Sisyphos  over 9 years ago

    Well, it’s clear why this Neighbor Bob (one of a long line of Neighbor Bobs, some of whom have died from living next to Rat and/or Li’l Guard Duck) is single and always will be, having the emotional development of a five-year-old! Kinda feel sorry for Gina and even for well-intentioned Pig, whose “good deed” has bombed!

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    orinoco womble  over 9 years ago

    Bob is an engineer?

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    eddie6192  over 9 years ago

    Pig ’ll be in big trouble if Pigita ever finds out.

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    thetraveller4  over 9 years ago

    Even Pig is smart enough to know there’s no such thing as “girl cooties”…

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 9 years ago

    Pig’s such an expert on romance. Just ask Pigita.

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    Vonne Anton  over 9 years ago

    TAG! Now you ALL have cooties!!!

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    SuperDaveP270  over 9 years ago

    I hate girl cooties

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Gina is now en route to a lesbian bar…can’t say I blame her!

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    JohnFredC  over 9 years ago

    Lame can be very funny. But sometimes (and too frequently lately in Pearls…) lame is just that: lame. Losing your edge?

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    ncalifgirl58  over 9 years ago

    LOL Cooties in my day were the symbol of the grossness of touching or getting near the opposite sex. No one in my class wanted them!

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    codedaddy  over 9 years ago

    The ritual my daughters had back in the seventies as teens was more gender neutral. Upon tagging you shout “Boogie germs! Checkouts!”. (The “checkouts” prohibits retaliation). Still makes me laugh to think of it.

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    cubswin2016  over 9 years ago

    Is Bob related to Peter Pan?

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    byamrcn  over 9 years ago

    That’s gonna be some meeting he’s going to.

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    Rickapolis  over 9 years ago

    I remember playing that game in fifth grade. By sixth, I think, I didn’t mind the cooties so much.

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    How…. embarassing.


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    nanaochanisluv  over 9 years ago

    It’s sad when pig is the mature one

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    EspressoCity  over 9 years ago

    This is exactly why I can never get girls’ phone numbers!

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    ikezdude  over 9 years ago

    that’s one weird neighbour.

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    tsandl  over 9 years ago

    He looks like a successful business man. You’d think his company’s health plan would include something as basic as cootie shots.

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    becca007  over 9 years ago

    I guess some people never grow up

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    lynnskay Premium Member over 9 years ago

    So, how did he have a girlfriend in the 5th grade? Was he immune to cooties that year?

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    knight1192a  over 9 years ago

    Since fifth grade? With that third grade attitude it’s shocking he had a girlfriend in fifth grade.

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    cyberguy  over 9 years ago

    Was totally expecting Pig to do something stupid. Pastis must want to keep us on our toes

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    singkong2012  about 8 years ago

    so many people named bob sigh

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    Processed Mouse Loaf  almost 2 years ago

    Funny Story: When I was in fifth grade or something, some kid drooled on this chair, and that freaked everyone out. Later my classmates drew a red “X” on the chair with permanent marker to signify it was the “Drool Chair”. If you accidentally sat on the chair, you would have cooties and be shunned for at least a month.

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