Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 11, 2014

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 8 years ago

    And not only that, River City just got its very first pool table!

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    wcorvi  almost 8 years ago

    The highest point in Iowa is a hoglot on a hot summer’s day.

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    Kali39  almost 8 years ago

    And besides, it doesn’t start ’till tomorrow, so hush…

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    Arianne  almost 8 years ago

    Let’s not forget their future favorite son, the heavenly hunk himself!

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    Ragtime78rpm  almost 8 years ago

    I was getting all revved up for the pun that never came.

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    CanuckAmuck  almost 8 years ago

    Enjoy the little extra money while you can, Stephen. The newspaper as a medium through which one can earn a living is dying. Their ad revenues, including that garnered through on-line editions, is now as low as it was in 1960.

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    michaelyukyuk  almost 8 years ago

    Let’s see, Des Moines rhymes with de coins, de loins, rejoins, and dezoins (related to zounds)…….surely there’s good material to work with here. Go for it Stephan (WTF way is that to spell Steven anyway?)

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    Mentor397  almost 8 years ago

    You hear that Beloit, WI? Maybe you should have this strip in your city and see what nice things he’ll say about you!

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    Sisyphos  almost 8 years ago

    Shameless, Cartoon-Boy, utterly shameless!But, congratulations on cracking into the Hawkeye capital. Be sure to try the corn….

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    juicebruce  almost 8 years ago

    A new strip a day keeps the bill collector away.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    “Stephan”, with an A, is NOT pronounced “Steven!”

    It’s pronounced “Stef’-fen,” and it’s used in various countries, including Germany. In some places it’s spelled Stefan, and often pronounced Ste-’fan.

    In the case of this cartoonist, “Stephan” and “Pastis” are both Greek names, cos he’s of Greek descent.

    You’re confusing it with “Stephen,” which is English, and IS pronounced like “Steven.”

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Des Moines is also miles away from DC, Chicago, LA and many other “centers of culture” in the United States, which increases its attractiveness exponentially.

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Welcome to the University of Iowa.In Idaho City, Ohio..

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    EMT  almost 8 years ago

    Hey, we’ve had you over here on the East side of the state for years and you never say anything good about us! But, when the Governor is involved, then it all changes…just like with police chases.

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    BlackTie  almost 8 years ago

    I can hear ‘em callin’ hogs in the clear Ioway air, I can sniff the fragrant whiff of an Ioway rose!

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    puddlesplatt  almost 8 years ago

    the corn is as high as an elephants eye, and it’s climbing half way to the sky,oops sorry that was another. OK

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    @Susan Sunshine—Steph probably doesn’t care how his name is pronounced, as long as it’s spelled right on his paycheck!

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Anyone know what strip the Register dropped so PB4S could be added?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    every time, I see Pig, scream or get excited, I just picture him, having Steve Smith’s voice, from American Dad

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    Three Steps Over Japan  almost 8 years ago

    This strip needs more butt kissing.

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    sunchaunzo  almost 8 years ago

    Portnoy voted for Des Moines and so did I (Bloom County)!!!

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    luvdafuneez  almost 8 years ago

    Long Beach, CA., used to be known as “Iowa by the Sea” …

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    RACerri32  almost 8 years ago

    Hmmm, Iowa, nice people, but nuttin; to write home about!Of course, let’s not forget Walter ( Radar) O’Reilly

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    All this talk about Iowa and nobody remembers Cpl. Walter O’Reilly of Ottumwa. Heck, even his good buddy Capt. Benjamin Franklin Pierce (of Crabapple Cove, ME) got a mention.

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Never been to Des Moines, but Dubuque was cool when we visited last year to see a production of my wife’s play, “Like Music”.

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    mansonfan78 Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    It’s been running in the Des Moines Register for several years already.

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    hjsd76  almost 8 years ago

    Is this the reference for Pig’s shout out?

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    rhonda Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Oh come on Steph … how can Rat possibly not comment on the Mother Iowa statue across from the Capitol Building?

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    haggerty3  almost 8 years ago

    If you don’t have anything nice to say about Iowa, say nothing at all. I have nothing to say about Iowa. Oh, on second thought. “It’s not Missouri.”

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    Number Three  almost 8 years ago

    Rat never misses anything!


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    MLSIA  almost 8 years ago

    Actually, it’s already been running in the Des Moines Register for years. Odd.

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    Gokie5  almost 8 years ago

    Ok, you low-state types, the highest point in Florida is Britton Hill in the Panhandle at 345 feet. Florida has the lowest high point among the 50 states. Delaware, however, has the lowest mean elevation. Long before the seas get done with their rising, Good-bye, cruel world!

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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    I’m from Buffalo so I am not allowed to even poke fun at another region. Sucks. Maybe in a couple more years.

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    al007itali  almost 8 years ago

    Sorry Pig, but Iowa is Heaven!!!!!Pastis forgot to mention the domes on the Capital building are all gold. & lest we forget, Des Moines does have an Opera company as well.

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    FireMedic  almost 8 years ago

    Old Dubuque, old Dubuque on the Mississippi river. How I love you with my heart, how I love you with my liver.

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    claire de la lune.  almost 8 years ago

    Wouldn’t he tease Des Moines in earlier strips just because Pearls wasn’t in its newspaper?

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