Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 18, 2014


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    Sherlock Watson  about 6 years ago

    Lincoln would never have posted anything on the Net — he was too honest.

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    Kali39  about 6 years ago

    Hmm…this could work.@McClellan: If not using army, pls let me borrow...(actual quote, in tweet speak – and no one complain: the problem with Twitter is that there are too many twits…)

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    KZ71  about 6 years ago

    Yeah, how did that play end, anyway?

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    R2-Wolf  about 6 years ago

    I want to see the vampire hunter tweets!

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    R2-Wolf  about 6 years ago

    That was real, wasn’t it? I mean, they don’t make movies about real people that aren’t factual. Da Vinci’s Demons for example; complete historic accuracy.

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    Nachikethass  about 6 years ago

    What’s “DI’INT”?

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    scpandich  about 6 years ago

    You can find the script of the play online.

    From what I’ve heard, Lincoln was actually enjoying it.

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    Three Steps Over Japan  about 6 years ago

    Rat (Panel 5): “It was hit and miss.”

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    Great job, Rat! You might actually connect with today’s high school history student! Shrt attn span!Pig (panel 6): up to a point….

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    stevej Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The banality of Twitter

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    DangerBunny  about 6 years ago

    Next week: Calvin Coolidge.

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    dansswing  about 6 years ago

    First time I’ve ever heard anyone in pop culture acknowledge that the Emancipation Proclamation did not free slaves in the north. Pastis ees smart.

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    hariseldon59  about 6 years ago

    Almost sounds like croc-ese.

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    Reppr  about 6 years ago

    Excellent commentary upon both the state of education today and the displacement of decent commentary with lines from TV shows. Who could write the Gettysburg Address today? Who would listen?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 6 years ago

    In 1860, at the same time Lincoln was delivering his famous Cooper Union speech, actress Laura Keane was starring in “Our American Cousin” a few blocks west on Broadway!

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    felinefan55 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Um, do you all remember how some people were saying BC doesn’t do the religious strips anymore? Over on the BC page in an ad for a book full of only those!

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    Caltex  about 6 years ago

    Just wondering who’s going to tweet in the next strip? Would it be better if rat build a time travelling machine, go back in time and “fix” the history?

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    A_NY_Outlaw  about 6 years ago

    Bad news Pig….

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    route66paul  about 6 years ago

    “Oh, no, you di’int!” means, “please tell me that you did not really say/do that”

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    singlefemalelaywer  about 6 years ago

    The play wasn’t enjoyed by those sitting in the floor seats, but it KILLED in the balcony……….

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    Number Three  about 6 years ago

    Probably, Pig.


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    heatherjasper  about 6 years ago

    I saw a “review” made by Mr. Lincoln on the Ford’s Theater: Got shot here. Wouldn’t recommend coming here.

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    David Rickard Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I can see a new video game—tweet that speech in 25 chars or less

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Actually Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was a tweet by 19th century standards. Compare it to Edward Everett’s two hour “Oration” that preceded it!

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    knight1192a  about 6 years ago

    Thank god tweeting is something that’s only been around for a few short years. One of the worst ideas in history. Their furthering the reduced attention span of too many people. Seen too many people complain about having to read anything that’s over the length of a tweet as a waste of time. Their not, unlike tweeting.

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    marshalljpeters Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is about the shortest presidential speech I know about. Not more than 5 minutes of reading.

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    marshalljpeters Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I’ve often wondered what the Emancipation Proclamation actually accomplished. It was supposed to free the slaves in the Confederate states, which had declared independence from northern rule. They didn’t consider themselves subject to any laws Lincoln passed.

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    Joseph Houk  about 6 years ago

    What’s funny: Abraham Lincoln (or his proxy) actually does tweet.

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    claire de la lune.  about 6 years ago

    I like the last tweet.

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    hippogriff  about 6 years ago

    partyalldatyme: It was notable (outside the accompanying event) as the first “mirror” to the US audience by a foreign (British) playwright. As for Lincoln’s reply to the last question, “The first part was pert good, but I don’t recall the rest.”

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    highrollerhydra87  about 3 years ago

    It was a real shot in the dark. (and head)

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    Jedibnt  23 days ago

    how come he has ink on him if hes tweeting it

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