Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 12, 2015

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    haggerty3  almost 8 years ago

    I think the Republicans and Fundamentalist will still find that offensive,

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  almost 8 years ago

    Not to mention the overtly p c people.

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    knight1192a  almost 8 years ago

    Ok, so Jeff the Cyclist, Vegan boy, and the comic censor have been deleted. Now let’s have more time for Guard Duck.

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    danfromfreddybeach  almost 8 years ago

    since when did goat or zebra or Larry’s kid cause offense?

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    Kymberleigh  almost 8 years ago

    Now if we could just delete Bucky the cat from “Get Fuzzy”.

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    MikeBy62  almost 8 years ago

    I have been in Xxxxx Xxxxxx for the past eight years and when I saw this I had to sign up for a GoComics account just to comment! It’s so true, even the nicest people you meet here think the same way.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  almost 8 years ago

    Well, Family Circus offends me!

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    blunebottle  almost 8 years ago

    Hey, who said that!?

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Score! NOW it’s a great strip.

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    Alida_L  almost 8 years ago

    Please don’t drag Bucky the cat in to this… lol.

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    Reppr Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Even when I was a child, Nancy insulted my intelligence. Very offensive. Still published, and I don’t care, but I won’t read it.

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    grampianlothian  almost 8 years ago

    ha ha , bang onBut are we allowed to laugh at this according to the PC brigade?

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    andrew5  almost 8 years ago

    You’re denying me my right to choose to be offended!

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    mammamoonbeam  almost 8 years ago

    IDK I think it’s funny!

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Or a bitter wold, at least.

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    ShadowBeast Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    If we got rid of every little thing that offended someone there would be nothing left.It’d be easier to just get rid of the offended.

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    juicebruce  almost 8 years ago

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure……………

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    Mighty Phavahg  almost 8 years ago

    I am offended by those people who were offended by your non-offensive but hilarious comic strip.

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    whiteheron  almost 8 years ago

    Yet the strip titled the unclean characters, was their BO that offensive?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    If a cartoonist is denied his or her right to express an opinion, I am being denied MY right to see that opinion! If “B” thinks that “A’s” viewpoint is wrong, “B” should say why he or she thinks “A” is wrong instead of trying to deny “A’s” freedom of expression!

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    dre7861  almost 8 years ago

    Let me just say that I was very offended by the non-offensiveness of this strip.

    Top that Cartoon Boy!

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    Sisyphos  almost 8 years ago

    I’d make a witty comment, but I’m drawing a blank today….

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    Donaldo Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Pleae come back and offend

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    paul GROSS Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Just as long as nobody’s feeling were hurt.

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    johngregor Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    “Garfield without Garfield” this is not.

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    Rev. Rick  almost 8 years ago

    I find this today’s strip to be offensive, by trying to be non-offensive.

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    angelfiredragon  almost 8 years ago

    being offended is a choice, no one can ‘make’ anyone else offended. Everyone makes a conscience decision at some point that if a certain situation arises they’ll be offended. A classic example is the driver that thinks if I get cut off one more time I’m going to get mad (offended) follow that person around and honk at them. They then act like they had no choice when in reality they did.

    Same concept for anything one might get offended for, someone may not make the choice in the moment but they likely pre-made it in the past.

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    RACerri32  almost 8 years ago

    Long-winded bible thumpers offend me.Good strip, cartoon boy!

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    corzak  almost 8 years ago

    @puggles. Nice try. Very convoluted attempt to cherry pick science into scripture. But doesn’t work. Let it go.

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    corzak  almost 8 years ago

    @puggles wrote: “One difference between Allah and Yahweh—Allah teaches to kill your enemies and Yahweh teaches to love your enemies. Another—Allah teaches to make converts at the point of a sword and Yahweh teaches to reason with people.”.Laugh. Wow. Astounding selectivity. Might want to read the bible. Wherein Yahweh orders (or carries out himself) the massacre of tens of thousands of innocents – who are declared as “enemies” or who do not “convert”. Cherry-picking scripture is fun.

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    Shufflinjohn  almost 8 years ago

    What happened to the mutant Croc ( the one with Stephan’s head ) ?

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    lattewoman  almost 8 years ago

    Today’s offering is disappointing. Are we reacting to management’s opinion on Larry’s kid?

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 8 years ago

    I’m a Fundamental Apatheist.

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    flyfisher  almost 8 years ago

    Good comment Stephan, on the state of hyper-sensitivity ruling the world today. Offended by something? Do not read it, turn it off, ignore it, express your own opinion, but do not try to silence the offender.

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    flyfisher  almost 8 years ago

    Who else thinks the missing characters in panel three are from right to left Rat, Stephan, and Pig?

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    LC1  almost 8 years ago

    Man Up!…a term I first heard from a woman, ironically

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    haggerty3  almost 8 years ago

    Wow Offensivesensitivity

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    zeexenon  almost 8 years ago

    If you stare at it long enough, you can see a cartoon of Mohammed, God’s prophet.

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

    Nothing to see here — move along — move along.

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    Dr. Whom  Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    @haggerty333 Republicans? Don’t be ridiculous. Fundamentalists? Hard to say – depends on the flavor. Now, Social Justice Warriors, that would be more like it…

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    stugiv  almost 8 years ago

    Sad that the first commenter has to try & make it political. Interestingly ‘Fundamentalist’ is used without any modifiers. I suppose it could be applied to radical women’s rights groups who came up with the idea of ‘trigger warnings’ & complain about inappropriate jokes from comedians who perform at their college.

    Perhaps Fundamentalist could be applied to those who get people fired from their jobs because they made a donation to a group who opposed gay marriage. These people appear to believe that those who have different views must be punished. I guess some types of diversity aren’t to be tolerated.

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    Dr. Whom  Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Stephen, I noticed that you are also not depicting Mohammed. This could be dangerous…

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    benrtilley  almost 8 years ago

    I am offended that you are offended that I am offended…. Ur, where was I? Oh, yes. I R Offended!

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    Rick Smith Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Most noticeable absence is Pastis!

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 8 years ago

    My gosh… LIFE is offensive!! AAAIGGH!!

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    bibliophilica  almost 8 years ago

    Hmmmmmmm, is there some kind of social commentary being made here? I wonder….

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    tracybsmith  almost 8 years ago

    Bwwahaha!! You tell ’em Pastis!!

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    Number Three  almost 8 years ago

    1st Speech Bubble – Rat3rd Speech Bubble – PigI was going to say Goat for the 2nd Speech Bubble but I’ve never heard Goat say or do anything

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    Saddenedby Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    anybody else see the irony of the comments made concerning this strip and the Bible scripture quoted below?Matthew Chapter 7 Verse 6 “Don’t give what is holy to unholy people.* Don’t give pearls to swine! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. (NLT translation)

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    Kali39  almost 8 years ago

    Why, there are several Pearls characters who don’t offend us!

    There’s um…....and then there’s um…....Nope, I’m out… :-)

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    danketaz Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Most of the unoffensive characters died by the end of their first strip.

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    comicsnerd74  almost 8 years ago

    Wow. Stephan is very lazy. He was obviously on vacation while doing this.

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    aunt granny  almost 8 years ago

    @Dave4B To one significant digit, pi is three.

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    puggles  almost 8 years ago

    You obviously have a lot of hatred, and I am sorry for you for that. You are taking all of what you are saying out of context. Until you are willing to look at the bible in historic context and realize that God is God, you won’t understand. With all that hatred, your heart must really hurt. I will pray for you, even if you do hate me.

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    It is different, I guess.

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    TIMH  almost 8 years ago

    A comic artist that offends no one amuses no one. That’s why there’s Pluggers.

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    route66paul  almost 8 years ago

    Unclean animals are A OK with crocs!

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    Caldonia  almost 8 years ago

    By the way, where are the so-called social justice warriors who took away freedom of speech? Oh wait that’s a paranoid fantasy, my bad.

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    Dr. Whom  Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    You know, one of the very interesting things about militant atheists is that they insist on a literal interpretation of scripture…in other words, they are fundamentalists. Only ones without understanding – "Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear.”

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    Dr. Whom  Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    My apologies. I will suggest to you, however, that the existence of contradictions in the Hebrew bible are not to be taken in the same way that modern Westerners take them. As I understand it, the Hebrews embraced contradiction – certainly a prescientific approach. If there were two (or more) views about things, the Hebrews recorded them all. I tend to approach the Hebrew bible as a compendium of arguments among the Hebrews about God, and in some cases, an argument between the Hebrews & God about God. (Consider Job.) So in a way, Puggles is right – there are no contradictions in the Hebrew bible, in large part because to take it as some kind of logical presentation of facts & arguments is to miss the point. Or, to put it another way, what the modern mind sees as “contradictions” ARE the point.

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    Invisiblekin  almost 8 years ago

    As a long time Gamergate supporter I’ve come to the terrible realization that I identify as an invisiblekin. It started out as a measure of anonymity to both protect my identity and remain the only way to safely exercise my First Amendment rights in this country but it became something more…I realized I had finally discovered who I truly was. No one.

    A randomized post here, a throwaway login there. I thought I was in control, I thought I could stop. Now instead of porn I huff invisible ink while browsing Garfield Minus Garfield and a bit of Casper the Friendly Ghost on the side.

    I’m truly hurt by this trivialization of my and my fellow invisiblekin’s lived experiences and will be penning the editor a handwritten letter that must be held up to a lightbulb for 30 seconds.

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    claire de la lune.  almost 8 years ago

    On a lighter note, this must have been a ridiculously simple strip to draw.Yet this has been one of the most buzzed about Pearls strips of 2015.

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    EmeraldKitsune943  almost 8 years ago

    Who said that?!

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    sdfghjkkkk  about 3 years ago

    pig shoud be seen

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    Kirbo  about 2 years ago

    I’m guessing the first one is Rat or Guard Duck

    The second one is either Goat or Zeebra

    And third is Pig

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