Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 02, 2013

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    Darkeness1d  over 9 years ago


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    Sherlock Watson  over 9 years ago

    Trust me, Rat, if the Jefs of the world could be banned for life, someone would have done it long ago.:LICENSE BIKE RIDERS!

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    codedaddy  over 9 years ago

    It’s still Thursday in Pacific time. I was confused when no one’s comments appeared before mine. Now I forgot what I was going to post.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 9 years ago

    Hey, Rat, shouldn’t you try to get cartoon Stephan Pastis banned for life too? His lame puns. Ring any bells? (Comic strip censor) If we did that, then “Pearls Before Swine” would be no more.

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    Montaholic  over 9 years ago

    Pastis breaks the fourth wall so much it likes it doesn’t even exist. He should start having comics that break the fifth wall where he reveals the cartoon artist that draws the Pastis character… the meta-Pastis. And soon they’d be infinite meta-meta-Pastis characters. Maybe Rat could end up being meta-meta-meta Pastis.

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    kamb8  over 9 years ago

    Jef? Why not Jeff?

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 9 years ago

    No junk food there, eh?

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    jnik23260  over 9 years ago

    Any weiners in that package – of healthy snacks?

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    Sisyphos  over 9 years ago

    Comic Strip Censor needs to have the contents of that package “of healthy snacks” analyzed. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jef is juicing. Then, maybe Rat could get his wish. And I’d concur in his satisfaction. Ban Jef! Ban Jef! Ban Jef!

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    lippyfish  over 9 years ago

    I think that’s supposed to refer to Jef Mallet who does Frazz and also is a cyclist.

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    Squizzums  over 9 years ago


    He’s making fun of friend and avid bike enthusiast Jef Mallett, the creator of the “Frazz” comic strip whose main character bikes a lot.

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    VictoryRider  over 9 years ago

    I swear I didn’t see lippyfish’s comment when I wrote mine. Probably because I had just gotten up and hadn’t had my coffee yet. :-P

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    vwdualnomand  over 9 years ago

    so, biking around france hopped on drugs and reused blood for 3 weeks is an accomplishment?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Censorship is always worse than the worst pornography!

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    corzak  over 9 years ago

    Well, of course I knew the national syndicates that distribute newspaper comic strips have overly strict censorship.But what I didn’t know is that the censors themselves were obligated to wear such ridiculous top hats. Reminiscent of the "Mad Hatter’.

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    northoftown  over 9 years ago

    I love the lame puns!

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    flashnzoom  over 9 years ago

    Chicks in lycra good, Jefs in lycra not so good. Cylcing is good clean fun.

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    hylee7894  over 9 years ago

    Thats Jef Mallet, the writer of Frazz, right?

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    hylee7894  over 9 years ago

    Thats Jef Mallet, the writer of Frazz, right?

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    edclectic  over 9 years ago

    The cartoonist gets published, I get flagged.

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    singlefemalelaywer  over 9 years ago

    Nice double cut here, cycling clothes and Lance Armstrong.

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    Totalloser Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Cycling shorts prevent chaffing, boils and other issues.I would never ride without a helmet since I live in an area where drivers believe stopping at a stop sign is optional.

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    HankTheSock  over 9 years ago

    Hahaha, oh dear…

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    Vet Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Like a song my younger brother use to go around the house singing. I think its a Weird Al song.“I wear tight pants, I always stuff a sock in, It always gets the ladies all to talking.” My brother would sing that line all day. Now he is a computer geek working for the Government.

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    knight1192a  over 9 years ago

    I don’t always agree with Rat, but this is one time he’s absolutely right. Jeff the Cyclist needs to go.

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    Laird Nelson  over 9 years ago

    Frazz’s move!

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    marshalljpeters Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I’m almost surprised Pastis got away with this one.

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    Strod  over 9 years ago

    @Tacopielvr, @olfartCool it down, guys. I understand and share your frustrations with @Nabuq’s extremely misinformed comments, but you shouldn’t lower yourselves to personal insults.  Respond to his comments to expose his ignorance and bigotry, but avoid just attacking him personally. Your goal should be to make unsuspecting people realize the @Nabuq is a fraud. Just insulting him does not achieve that goal and only makes you look bad.

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    chriscc63  over 9 years ago

    AS A CYCLIST, I am a little offended. I cycle to stay fit but are hardly arrogant about it. In fact, I am self conscious about what can be seen in the pants. Stephan please at least introduce and portray another cyclist as being normal against this Jef character.

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    “And I’m conceited…”

    LOL xxx

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    kzturtlegirl  over 9 years ago

    I like to see Jef the Cyclist, because it often portends reciprocal action over on Frazz.

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    bgby4884  over 9 years ago

    ReasonReason? Or SlamBrevetYou Guys Are Silly! You’ve Never Seen Motorists Throw Out Trash? You’ve Never SeenTrafficJams? Drivers Who Won’t Get Out Of The Way? Never Seen Motorists ride In The Left Lane? Run Stop Signs Or Lights? Never SeenThem Pull Out In Front Of People Or Slam On Brakes For No Reason?

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    comixrock0124  over 9 years ago

    I bet they banned Jef for life.

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member over 9 years ago

    @Nabuq: my oldest remembered going with me when she was little to Children’s Hospital repeatedly to visit my friend’s son who’d been hit by a car—he’d had no helmet—and so at 13 she had her helmet on when she had a one-bike accident and flipped and landed head first. She had a concussion and a broken bone but no lifelong brain injury like the other kid. I thanked her for wearing her helmet when she was where I wouldn’t know if she did or not.

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    Gokie5  over 9 years ago

    I’m surprised that no one mentioned that Jef looks kind of mesomorphic (muscular build) for one of those lycra-wearing hot shot bicycle riders. The ones that hit the streets in droves on Saturdays and Sundays here all seem to be quite ectomorphic (thin, wiry). (Cf. Calvin’s father.) I suppose Jef needed to look that way to help the joke along. BTW, Lemont in Candorville had a “package” joke when the Anthony Weiner debacle first occurred.

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    Hawthorne  over 9 years ago

    “I just hope that more cyclists don’t die as a result of this ambition/competition.”

    I don’t think anybody wants to see cyclists die, but it begins to look as if that might be what it takes to teach them some manners and sense. Might be different on your patch, but locally, it really is that bad.

    And maybe you could spare some compassion for the motorist who can’t dodge the idiot cycler who turns right under his wheels. Frankly, that is one of my worst nightmares.

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    lakita_lover  over 9 years ago

    LOL! Good one.

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    ursamaj  over 9 years ago

    Funny he should brag. I thought bike seats cut off circulation & pretty much guarenteed an empty package for male bike enthusiasts. I was relieved to find out they wouldn’t be breeding more of their ilk.

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    Alms4Thorby  over 9 years ago

    That package should have been an environmentally friendly bag.

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    childrenspoems Premium Member over 9 years ago

    That one is absolutely the funniest comic I’ve seen in years! Can’t stop laughing! The neighbors are eyeing me warily and slowly backing away.

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    lmonteros  over 9 years ago

    I had a mind-blowing experience the other day. Going south to turn right onto a freeway onramp, two cars ahead of me. The light turned red. First car stopped. And wouldn’t go. Why? Because a cyclist was coming up on the right, and of course we all knew he wouldn’t stop for the light.

    BUT WAIT!!! HE DID! He did stop! And it took us about 15 seconds to realize he was going to wait for the light to turn green, so we could turn in front of him.

    Wowee. That’s a first.

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    Snoopy_Fan  over 9 years ago

    I knew something like that was coming (no pun intended) when he said “bulge.”

    Heh, heh… He said “bulge”…

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    sdhardie+comics  over 9 years ago

    &@^$ in a box! haha

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    BenjaminSilversten  over 3 years ago

    first appearance of comic strip censor

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    Boxo croco is tired  about 2 years ago

    First appearance of the comic strip censor

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    robertiris  about 1 year ago

    I think Jef must be on tiktok

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