Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 11, 2013

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    mdcdjg2008  over 9 years ago

    Sometimes the best route is the simplest, and I thought Gandhi didn’t hate anything or anyone.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 9 years ago

    Okay, I’m lost. Was there or wasn’t there a pun?

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member over 9 years ago

    That’s the joke, Mr Pastis’ puns are so bad that even Gandhi hates them.

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    corzak  over 9 years ago

    Gandhi truthfully, fearlessly, and non-violently hates Stephan’s puns.

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    Bilan  over 9 years ago

    An eye for a eye may make the whole world blind, but it will keep Pastis from writing more puns.

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    Tirasmol  over 9 years ago

    hahahaahaahaaaa

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    jack fairbanks  over 9 years ago

    wow! like getting punched in the mouth by the tooth fairy.

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    Bruxism  over 9 years ago

    For fans of Mark Williams in The Fast Show: “I’ll get Mahatma coat.”

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    zero  over 9 years ago

    Mohandas on the table…

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    We’ve all heard the tired joke that says Nietzsche is peachy, but Sartre is smarter…. so I won’t repeat it.

    However….I do think Ghandi is dandy, even if Immanuel Kant stand him, and Pig prefers Bacon.

    OK, I know that was pretty Laozi….I’ll try not to do any More….

    But I have to say, I think without a Dao, philosophy was just meant to Confucius…. So I’ll take puns any day.

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    Hillbillyman  over 9 years ago

    Could they be a lighter term for hate…like——antipathy?

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    crobinson019  over 9 years ago

    He was Gandhi, now he’s back, eh?

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    eddie6192  over 9 years ago

    Gandhi needs to get on the end of a very long line.

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    CuproFun  over 9 years ago

    Ask him what he thinks of Western civilization. The last time he was asked that, he replied, “I think it would be a very good idea.”

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    RG_Dustbin  over 9 years ago

    It is hard to take anyone seriously whose forenames were ‘Goosey-Goosey’

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    j-birds3  over 9 years ago

    It won’t be long and Pastis will have rat making salt from seawater..

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    Awwww… Sorry, Stephan. First it’s Rat, then it’s Goat and now it’s somebody really famous.

    But I still love your puns!

    xxx

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    finale  over 9 years ago

    Next up: Mother Teresa disses Pastis.

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    Lucid Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Hate’s a pretty strong word, Mr. Gandhi. Perhaps Pastis will be the first to provoke Gandhi to violence… now that would be an accomplishment!

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    Barry St Denis  over 9 years ago

    I personally love your puns Stephan

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    dreadlokz  over 9 years ago

    Why are some of the Pearls Before Swine’s just one of the characters talking to Stephan Pastis?

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    sottwell  over 9 years ago

    I’ve always thought that “eye for an eye will make the whole world blind” was stupid. Does that mean that half the world will violently assault the other half?

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    gordrogb Premium Member over 9 years ago

    “Don’t cry for me Arch and Tina” – gonna be hard to top that.

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    doublepaw  over 9 years ago

    “Hi-are you still dead?”

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    adamspeter27  over 9 years ago

    Stepuns

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 9 years ago

    Guard Duck vs. Gandhi. Fight!

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    Sherlock Watson  over 9 years ago

    I heard that he became an American citizen and was quite proud of it. In fact, he often liked to sing, “I’m a Yankee Doodle Gandhi…”

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    Sisyphos  over 9 years ago

    Simple humor for simple folks, like me. Rat is sooo insightful. Gandhi is cute. Cartoon-Boy is a clever lad; yes he is! (Pets Pastis’s head.)

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    pjejurikar  over 9 years ago

    @mdcdjg2008I think that’s courtesy of all the propaganda around him. Don’t want to ignite a flame war here, but there are a lot of Indians (including me) who don’t like what he did to India.

    And I’m not talking about gaining independence for the country – he was but one of the many people who got us that (though he usually gets 100% of the credit)

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    HankTheSock  over 9 years ago

    I love puns.

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    Rickapolis  over 9 years ago

    So much for any fashion improvement in this strip.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 9 years ago

    stick it to him Ghandi

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Sherlock…..

    Thanks. I do appreciate that.

    But (sniffle) I pun my little heart out for you guys…and the only person I can get to love me is a 120+- year-old dead guy?

    Kinda pathetic…. sigh…..

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Which ought to show something about Stephan’s life….

    Except somehow, he has a wife and kids….poor things….

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    explorser  over 9 years ago

    i fear unnecessary unfunny controversy coming up…

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    doctorwhomedia  over 9 years ago

    Nope.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    swr…. some are very touching.

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    Thehag  over 9 years ago

    I love the puns. And Gandhi looks great!

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    rgcviper  over 9 years ago

    This one made me smile.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Just to ease the minds of anyone noticing the remarks about Gandhis’s racism- Gandhi was raised & educated with British values, including racism. As a young man he definitely had some horrible ideas. How much he evolved is debatable. Later her would say,

    “In judging myself I shall try to be as harsh as truth, as I want others also to be. Measuring myself by that standard I must exclaim with Surdas: ’ Where is there a wretch So wicked and loathsome as I? I have forsaken my Maker, So faithless have I been.’ For it is an unbroken torture to me that I am still so far from him, who, as I fully know, governs every breath of my life, and whose offspring I am. I know that it is the evil passions within that keep me so far from Him, and yet I cannot get away from them.” “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”_Gandhi was as flawed as any great historical figure, but that shouldn’t take away from his positive ideas & achievements.

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    KZ71  about 8 years ago

    This is my favorite Pearls all-time.

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