Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 07, 2014

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    “Happiness is a warm gun aimed at a cartoonist.” (Rat)

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 10 years ago

    Oh, goody. Beatles-related pun.

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    cdgar  almost 10 years ago

    Obviously, The Beatles weren’t thinking of Stephan when they wrote that song.

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    hariseldon59  almost 10 years ago

    Saw that pun coming from the third panel.

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    Dobie Takahama  almost 10 years ago

    So much win in this comic! 2 Beatles refs in on comic! Awesome!

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    KZ71  almost 10 years ago

    You know, PBS would be funnier if they stopped resorting to puns… the occasional one is funny, but not a whole franchise of them.

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    Sisyphos  almost 10 years ago

    Oh, c’mon, Rat. You know you like it. Just because Cartoon-Boy pays you to be the Heel in the PBS franchise doesn’t mean you can’t lighten up once in a while. Today’s wordplay was pretty decent, for Cartoon-Boy….

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  almost 10 years ago

    At least he would end on a high note.

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    dadoctah  almost 10 years ago

    Help me get my feedbag on the ground?

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    DamnHappyChappy  almost 10 years ago

    I never see the pun coming as i do not look for it. I just love the punch lines when they comes. This one really made me laugh, I mean “furrowy” that takes imagination (y)

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    rshive  almost 10 years ago

    Any pun is worth the effort to set it up.

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    Defective Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I don’t look for the puns, but it was obvious to me that panel one was a set up for something horrible….

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    goalgo  almost 10 years ago

    now we know why she had to go she need not say

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    bigbadpete  almost 10 years ago

    Didn’t see the pun coming. As funny as the ’dunk rye for me Arch and Tina". Pastis is the master of puns!

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    TheVernalPool  almost 10 years ago

    You’ve got to hide your puns away……

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    Jason Thomas Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    This one was a pleasure. Well done!

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    Arty8846  almost 10 years ago

    I must be a masochist. That hurt so good.

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    puddlesplatt  almost 10 years ago

    do you get headachs much Mr. Pastis?

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    Ratbrat  almost 10 years ago

    Love it!

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    rgcviper  almost 10 years ago

    I saw the pun coming, but it didn’t hit me until the last panel. Well done, Pastis. (Although I’ll still give this one a [face-palm] …)

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    me  almost 10 years ago

    I see what you did there. And – isn’t it good!

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    Snoopy_Fan  almost 10 years ago

    Pastis is a real Nowhere Man…

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    Snoopy_Fan  almost 10 years ago

    I hear Paul is dead…

    or maybe it was Bob…

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    sarah413 Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Another 2/3 pun….. P. U.!

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Steph had a hard day’s night coming up with today’s kartune!

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    steverinoCT  almost 10 years ago
    Maybe a Castrato ? If not, it can be arranged …

    “Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be…”

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    doublepaw  almost 10 years ago

    Takes long arms to reach that far for a pun.

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    Gregory J Daly  almost 10 years ago

    I love this comic strip and how self depricating Stephan Pastis can be.

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    hariseldon59  almost 10 years ago

    Stephan’s puns always seem to take the long and winding road.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  almost 10 years ago

    Goat is getting as bad as Pig with the puns. Long live Pastis!

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    How can anyone not like PBS? Personally, I read it Eight Days a Week.

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    RACerri32  almost 10 years ago

    Ah, wistful words of wisdom to make my morning ROFL

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    Ermine Notyours  almost 10 years ago

    Have you seen the little Piggy, talking with the Goat?

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    BudsGlory  almost 10 years ago

    Guess that one was for my great-grandfather

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    felinefan55 Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    When goat mentioned problems hitting the high notes I figured someone (Rat) would help him reach them by hitting him in the oompa-loompas.

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I had intended to curse Cartoon-Boy for defiling the Great Lennon, but after reading the responses I can see that it would only have led to a cry of “ONO!”

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    Rhododendron  almost 10 years ago

    What is Rat’s problem? Treble? Furrowy? This is a high-brow joke.

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    Piksea Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I bet it’s really really difficult to come up with all of these truly groanworthy puns. Impressive work, Mr. Pastis!!!

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    NWdryad  almost 10 years ago

    I don’t know who is worse today, Stephen, you or Pab.

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    Edit Dolven Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    God, I love this comic strip!!

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    sunchaunzo  almost 10 years ago

    Will Sir Paul be flattered, amused or will he sue?

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    I love The Beatles!


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    Arianne  almost 10 years ago

    All the punnly people, where do they all come from? All the punnly people, where do they all belong?

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    Arianne  almost 10 years ago

    Cartoon-boy, you’re gonna carry that weight a long time.I’m surprised Rat didn’t bring his silver hammer!

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    Kind&Kinder  almost 10 years ago

    As a lover of puns, I am rating this one first class. When I get to PBS, it always brightens my day. Good Day, Sunshine! Sun, sun, sun, here it comes!

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    rorygmw Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    The worse the pun, the better I like it.

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    jenifer flower  almost 10 years ago

    much better punning in mid-week;for is not the measure of a truly good pun- how much it makes one wince?!?!?!?hence, no punny Sunday- rather Wince-day… ;-)

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    EdFenster Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    But it looks like it is here to stay.

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    tuggrover  almost 10 years ago

    LOL! I love this comic

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    claire de la lune.  almost 10 years ago

    That’s a day in the life of a cartoonist.Hehe.

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    claire de la lune.  almost 10 years ago

    …I hope at least one person got that…

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    Saddenedby Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    a pun is a pun when it’s used to spread funa pun simply put, is a ray from the sunso pastis is truly enjoying this dayby spreading some fun from a pun in a memorial way

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I hate the Beatles, but this pun is definitely groan-worthy! Well done, Stephan!

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    Trydge  almost 10 years ago

    Saw this pun coming from the second panel. I’m really getting to know this guy – scary!

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    unclesamhain  almost 10 years ago

    Happiness is a warm goon.

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    LilPeruna  over 3 years ago

    I actually was thinking, partway through this strip, how is Stephan going to get Goat to say: ‘nobody knows the TREBLES I’ve seen’! Nice curveball!

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