Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 30, 2013

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    Bilan  over 8 years ago

    He should’ve run, not melted.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member over 8 years ago

    How long did it take him to come up with this one?

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    Sherlock Watson  over 8 years ago

    What a world.

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    Moishe3rd  over 8 years ago

    Way too long….

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 8 years ago

    In reply to Rat, which cartoonist? Rat’s reply: the wicked cartoonist!

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    legaleagle48  over 8 years ago

    Now, this is right up there with “Dunk rye for me, Arch and Tina!” (Besides, we were warned yesterday that today would be Pun-day!). :-)

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    thegrift  over 8 years ago

    Sooo beautiful.

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    zero  over 8 years ago

    …and your little dog too!

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    blunebottle  over 8 years ago

    Hooray! The wicked [cartoonist] is dead!

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    blunebottle  over 8 years ago

    [….but he’ll be back again tomorrow.]

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    orinoco womble  over 8 years ago

    Thanks. Now nothing worse can happen to me all day.

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    Highly contrived, but moderately amusing.Who knew that Rat would be cast as the hero who saves us from the wicked Cartoon-Boy?!

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    michaelyukyuk  over 8 years ago

    Groan…like a Zombie, he’ll be back.

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    juicebruce  over 8 years ago

    Was hoping for Crocs, but this will do. Mr Pastis do you drink red or white wine before doing the strip ?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 8 years ago

    A Toto shame,,, the poor guy is one yellow brick short of a road.

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    sottwell  over 8 years ago

    Isaac Aasimov wrote a bunch of short stories that ended with punny punch lines, like “A niche in time saves Stein” and “Poly-water duty all the day”.

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    rawcats  over 8 years ago

    LOL Off to the punitentiary with you again!

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    guitarmutt  over 8 years ago

    Oh Deer! Really!

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    Louis Caplan  over 8 years ago

    I knew a pun was coming, but it still made me groan… Ugh!!!!

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    eddie6192  over 8 years ago

    Have no fear……Toon Boy is like a bad penny.

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    Frederick Shepard Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Rat is right. The artist is brain dead

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    singlefemalelaywer  over 8 years ago

    Just dang…………..

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    cmcmail  over 8 years ago

    Whale oil, beef hooked!

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    celeconecca Premium Member over 8 years ago

    no. no. and yet I read it to the end..

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    John Falstaff  over 8 years ago

    pastiso delenda est

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    Logical Duck  over 8 years ago

    “Where can you weigh a pie?”“I don’t know. Where can you weigh a pie?”“Somewhere over the rainbow.”“Somewhere over the rainbow?”“Yes. Weigh a pie!”

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    peytie Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Today’s really made me laugh. I love that kind of humor!

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    Herb Thiel Premium Member over 8 years ago

    That was a pretty extreme stretch but I laughed out loud anyway.

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    singlefemalelaywer  over 8 years ago

    So you went there, Paris ?

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    veranna  over 8 years ago

    I’m gonna sing that song in church today- ding dong….

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    iluvgoaners  over 8 years ago

    as ray bolger once said…..that was the last straw….

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    bahramthered  over 8 years ago

    I guess Rat is insane. I mean isn’t doing the same thing over and over and expecting a differnt result insanity? He keeps killing cartoon boy, but he just keeps coming back.

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    dutchs  over 8 years ago

    You realize that complaining just eggs him on?

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    puddlesplatt  over 8 years ago

    In a rit of fealous jage…I like

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    higley2  over 8 years ago

    One of the all time best!!

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    Lucid Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Anyone not think Pig’s hat is funny?

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    johndifool  over 8 years ago

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, then…

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 8 years ago

    you had to see that coming!

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    sarah413 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    As was said by Al Czervik in Caddyshack, “Now I know why tigers eat their young!”

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    Peggy Kroeker  over 8 years ago

    Ding dong indeed.

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    ChessPirate  over 8 years ago

    All his beautiful wickedness…

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    finale  over 8 years ago

    What…no flying monkeys?

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    Linda Pearson  over 8 years ago

    At least I laughed and did not groan!

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    MrsSnape  over 8 years ago

    Freakin’ hilarious!

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Anyone who goes to that much trouble to set up a pun deserves my applause.

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    jaywilsonwork  over 8 years ago

    Dude….that was awesome!

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    Perkycat  over 8 years ago

    Where’s the ruby slippers? I’m sure he was wearing ruby slippers.

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    Tucker442  over 8 years ago

    You have to pay deerly.

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    dangerj03  over 8 years ago

    Dorthy : I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.rat dressed up as Toto: we’re in the land of bad puns and teribble drawings

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    cool_alien_empire  over 8 years ago

    sadly, I always seem to laugh out loud, regardless of how terrible these puns are…

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    dragonologist  over 8 years ago

    Your either born liking puns or not, just remember, all you haters, it’s a birth defect, not a mirth defect.

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    KDMBBF  over 8 years ago

    The Dalai Lama went to Peru on a visit, and was given a llama. He decided to have a toy produced (…a Dalai Lama llama dolly…) to sell as a fund-raiser. The marketing people thought it might sell better if they changed it every day, and kept the price low. Thus was the evolution of the “Daily Dollar Dalai Lama Llama Dolly”. Top that, Steve!

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    Darth Stevious  over 8 years ago

    I can usually guess where these long puns are going but he got me this time!

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    Michael Ritter  over 8 years ago

    Contrived? A great strip – Stephan has ascended to a new low.

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    Number Three  over 8 years ago

    R.I.P Ding Dong…LOL… Excellent

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    madwycliffe  over 8 years ago

    This isn’t merely bad; it’s really, most sincerely bad.

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    Srover  over 8 years ago

    I love when I don’t see it coming.

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    Reality Chex Premium Member over 8 years ago

    This is a great strip that includes all four original characters in the fifth panel. It’s a keeper!

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    oldschool434  over 8 years ago

    You keep you law license current?

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    gerrys.  over 8 years ago

    I love, love, love the clever play on words on this strip! Keep it up, please, Steve.

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    Bandera_Ken  over 8 years ago

    Good one.

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    John W. Vinson Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Well, maybe not dead.

    Maybe just all wet.

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    vldazzle  over 8 years ago

    @Eagle, I missed the warning (guess I read too many different ‘toons) and I almost had to read aloud before I GOT it ;-P At least it is worth a giggle, unlike today’s CD made me drag out my memory cards of Cuddles (and it is 5 years since she passed).

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    Hawthorne  over 8 years ago

    Sing it high, sing it low … rotfl!

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    Thehag  over 8 years ago

    I love these.

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    Richard V Anderson  over 8 years ago

    What a day at the comics! First, a brilliant “Over the Hedge”, followed by this. Life is good.

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    missjunebug  over 8 years ago

    Loved it !!! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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    paullp Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Reading a comic like this is like savoring a fine wine. It demands slow and careful reading from the first panel. A herd of cattle that used to belong to Hoss? This absurd line immediately lets us know that we’re being set up for a major pun. And while there’s almost no chance of figuring out the gag before the last panel, anticipation is itself a pleasure. So I read each panel slowly and carefully, making sure not to miss anything. And the (pun)ch line was well worth waiting for. Great job!

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    brucevbracken  over 8 years ago

    Now we know why Pastis never shaves.

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    crenshawdk  over 8 years ago

    How do you come up with this stuff. Hilarious

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    TTL  over 8 years ago

    Thank you rat! Long overdue!!!!

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    Ambydextrous  over 8 years ago

    101 comments for what some people call a lame-pun comic strip! Pastis I’m impressed, you should be proud.

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    zianrocks2468  over 8 years ago

    Oh the memories of “The Wizard of Oz” is ruined!!! I can’t help but put; Gruad Duck: Dorthy, the Cat: Toto (he’s gonna kill me for say that right?)Pig: Scarecrow, Rat: Tin Can, Goat: LionLarry: Witch of the WestBob: Witch of the EastZebra: Witch of the NorthOther Crocs: Flying monkeysRandom people: Random People.Oh the memories of “The Wizard of Oz” is ruined!!!

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    VAWhetsel  over 8 years ago

    Genius! Thanks again, Mr. Pastis.

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    kamb8  about 8 years ago

    Zebra should have said “neither” not “either”

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    eloeswick  about 8 years ago

    How does he come up with this stuff??? Most of the time I don’t see it coming. Which of course, is half the fun. He has a pun and he’s not afraid to use it. First time Stephen’s heard that today.

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    GaleemCrusher  over 4 years ago

    A house would’ve been funnier.

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