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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 12, 2015

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    bryan.wicks1  almost 7 years ago

    So baaaad. ;-)

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    DocNero  almost 7 years ago

    Stop wineing about the jokes.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Hay, don’t baather… you can even make Stephan feel sheepish.

    I’m too ladylike to use “flock” in this comment, or I would tell you what he doesn’t give.

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    blunebottle  almost 7 years ago

    But hey, it’s a great song to have playing in my head late at night……..

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    alviebird  almost 7 years ago

    I had just put my guitar down, and now I’ve got to go pick it up again. Got to play some CCR.

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    Bilan  almost 7 years ago

    Sure enough, there are plenty of barbed comments.

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    Ragtime78rpm  almost 7 years ago

    Goat’s going to show him the grapes of wrath.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    CDavies…. Copyright laws??Every so often this gets mentioned in this forum….

    Consider: If mentioning published works broke copyright laws there could be no book or movie reviews.

    And if purposely misspelling the titles, making bad (good) puns and even publishing outright parodies broke any copyright laws, there would be no Mad Magazine or Saturday Night Live.

    And don’t worry about Stephan Pastis knowing what he can say…. he’s a media rights lawyer.

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    waynl  almost 7 years ago

    DING! DING! DING! DING!Winner, winner, mutton dinner!

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    Darque Hellmutt  almost 7 years ago

    “I herd it thru the grapevine” … And I’m just about to lose my mind!

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    PICTO  almost 7 years ago

    This kind of pun lends a lot Creedence to Cartoon Boy’s abilities.

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    liberalnlovinit  almost 7 years ago

    Suppose it could have been worse – he could take his sheep and get the flock out of there…

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    liberalnlovinit  almost 7 years ago

    Satire is protected from copyright law.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    If a sheep attacks “ewe”, does that make him a wooly bully?!?

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    loveabulldesign  almost 7 years ago

    I feel like this was a missed opportunity for someone to respond with “I’m about to lose my mind.” Like Rat menacing S with a baseball bat and saying it… ah well…

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    Kaputnik  almost 7 years ago

    Love the puns, don’t care for them always complaining to Stephan in the last frame. Embrace the puns. Never apologize for the puns.

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    Mighty Phavahg  almost 7 years ago

    No “inspiration” from the recent court case? Now Pastis will be sued by Gaye’s estate too.

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    singlefemalelaywer  almost 7 years ago

    This joke was SHEAR nonsense !!!!!!!

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    sarah413 Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    I he(a)rd it through the grapevine, not much longer and you’ll be wine. Suffice it to say, the grapes were crushed when they heard that.

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    Dacker  Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    CCR?

    This song was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson but made famous by Marvin Gaye. CCR was just one of several later bands which covered it later on.

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    defunctdoormat Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Unfortunately, this one was so poor compared to his other recent endeavors, that it didn’t even elicit a smile. It’s just sad.

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    alviebird  almost 7 years ago

    CCR, because I’m a guitar player. I’m aware of the song’s pedigree and history.

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    peggykb9  almost 7 years ago

    Gladys Knight and the Pips had a hit with it before Marvin did. CCR had a somewhat different audience. All were good versions. For some reason, I am now craving some raisins.

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    FlatheadFord  almost 7 years ago

    Next up – A sheep attacking farmer pig to the tune “I get a kick out of ewe”.

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    gmu328  almost 7 years ago

    somebody already mentioned about just about losing his mind … we all know patsis has lost his long time ago and we are the better for it …

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    BillWa  almost 7 years ago

    Probably just rammed them through.

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    Sisyphos  almost 7 years ago

    I blame this all on you, Farmer Bob!

    I can’t believe Cartoon Boy would rush in where Cholmondeley fears to tread; that could make ewe sick….

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    hitek1st  almost 7 years ago

    “How come” is not a word.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 7 years ago

    Stephan must have come up with this after giving in to Temptations and having a little Smokey.

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    khcm1157  almost 7 years ago

    In California we call that ‘Raisin Hell’.

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    abbybookcase  almost 7 years ago

    anyone who doesn’t like the puns can go collect barbed wire

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    Arianne  almost 7 years ago

    I don’t think Stephan is happy about this either. And the way we know that he isn’t Gladys, that you don’t hear a Pip out of him.

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    legaleagle48  almost 7 years ago

    And yet the California Raisins get no credit!

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    damifid0  almost 7 years ago

    Keep on, keeping on, Stephen. :)

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    barister  almost 7 years ago

    Most folks liked Gaye’s version, but Gladys’ version was easier and much fun to dance to…especially the part where the horn section goes wild. Justabout, justabout, justabout to loose my mind… oh yes I am. Classic dance tune. Go Gladys. Luv u to Marvin.

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    Number Three  almost 7 years ago

    Too funny!

    Please don’t stop, Stephan!

    xxx

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    hariseldon59  almost 7 years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcDGbaCsatQ

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  almost 7 years ago
    Pastis, you need to stop while you’re a herd.
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    Arianne  almost 7 years ago

    Oh, mercy, mercy me! Points!

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    jbmlaw01  almost 7 years ago

    If you aren’t too Thicke you don’t have to worry about Gayes.

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    Snoopy_Fan  almost 7 years ago

    Now that’s just not fair-el…

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    Snoopy_Fan  almost 7 years ago

    I know, right? Sometimes the line you mustn’t cross gets blurred…

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    Bargrove  almost 7 years ago

    Is it true that the ram jumped off the cliff when he heard“There’ll never be another ewe?”

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    singkong2012  almost 7 years ago

    I don’t think he gives a flock

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    alviebird  almost 7 years ago

    I’m aware of the song’s history, but I’m a guitar player. Therefore, it’s only natural that I focus on the guitar oriented version.

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    Mikel V  almost 7 years ago

    What the flock?!

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    SFSecurity  almost 7 years ago

    STOP THIEF!!!!

    Rhymes With Orange used this punchline quite a while ago.

    http://rhymeswithorange.com/comics/march-30-2014-2/

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    claire de la lune.  almost 7 years ago

    That set-up was spot on!

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    comicsnerd74  almost 7 years ago

    Okay, these bad pun strips are getting old…But what made it good would be the “ewe make me sick”.This time he was lucky that Rat wasn’t emptying gasoline on his desk (which happened in another “bad pun” strip a couple of years ago)

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