Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 06, 2015

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    Squizzums  over 6 years ago

    Sad man.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 6 years ago

    Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Doc, Stan, and Ollie.:How’d I do?

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    hariseldon59  over 6 years ago

    Spoiler alert: Some of these need to be reoriented before they can be recognized:

    Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, South Carolina, Michigan, Maine, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Washington.

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    glissando14  over 6 years ago

    Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, South Caroina, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Utah :)

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    jackhs  over 6 years ago

    I missed only Maine

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    knight1192a  over 6 years ago

    Let’s see what he does with the New England states, Hawaii, and California.

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    Proginoskes  over 6 years ago

    Pastis’s Maine looks more like South Carolina to me than his South Carolina.

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    jmarkoff2  over 6 years ago

    This was a great one. Once I saw Michigan, I knew what the game was, and quickly figured out all except South Carolina, which I then counted out by process of elimination. To remember all 50 states, and think of what each one looks like, I sing to myself this song:

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Rat would’ve clobbered him

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Well, I missed Nevada, Colorado & Wyoming, because I actually thought it was a podium and boxes. Everything after that was pretty easy. I had to look at Washington for a bit, though. The southern border of the state isn’t nearly as straight as he shows it.

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    ACW1  over 6 years ago

    I got the first 2; can’t figure out the others.

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    FYNMON  over 6 years ago

    Maine gave me a bit of trouble, all the rest were not too hard.

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    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    Cartoon-Boy’s head, a bird’s head: I understand what you’re saying in the last panel, Pig. But, with Cartoon-Boy, it’s just a bird-brain, not a full head….

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    Egrayjames  over 6 years ago

    I live on the howling wolf’s nose.

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    Coyoty Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Ummm… I don’t get it.

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    bphrball1 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    It starts with Nevada upside down!

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    McGehee  over 6 years ago

    “Maine” looks to me more like an upside-down North Carolina. I’ll accept Washington siince it is Stephan drawing it, after all.

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    whiteheron  over 6 years ago

    I thought there were only three states that matter, Solid, liquid and gaseous.

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    sbischof  over 6 years ago

    I thought Washington was a slightly messed up Nebraska. I still think its too poorly drawn to be Washington, but no better suggestions either. The rest were pretty easy.

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    sweetaddietude  over 6 years ago

    Sherlock Watson had it right all along. Amateurs.

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    jwondga  over 6 years ago

    Panel 1 – Nevada (upside down)Panel 2 – Wyoming and ColoradoPanel 3 – South CarolinaPanel 4 – MichiganPanel 5 – Maine (sideways)Panel 6 – Pennsylvania and West Virginia (GOT IT!)Panel 7 – Washington (sideways, taking a “bite” out of Canadian province of British Columbia)

    OK, got ’em all.

    This was fun.

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    kathleenashbaugh  over 6 years ago

    Big Nate might like Social Studies better if he studied it with Pig.

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    Vince M  over 6 years ago

    I thought Maine was Oahu, and Washington was a slightly crumpled Utah, but otherwise I got them.

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    Vonne Anton  over 6 years ago

    The State of Confusion is the only one that is relevant.

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    klutho84 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Im not clever

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    corzak  over 6 years ago

    Florida is almost always used in the ‘outline’ game . . .

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    OGWhatahunk  over 6 years ago

    There’s only 46 states in the union… 4 of the are common wealth’s, Pa. one of them. name the rest. according to Obama there’s 57 states.

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    mammamoonbeam  over 6 years ago

    I didn’t even try!

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    Wichita10  over 6 years ago

    Orr, a mutant, cyclopean state of Michigan…smoking!

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    Digital Frog  over 6 years ago

    the most obvious state I see is that of Stephan’s mental health…

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    BigHornDave Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Nevada, Wyoming Colorado, S. Carolina, Wisconsin, Maine, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Utah, Right?

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 6 years ago

    not used to thinking on a sunday morning. Thanks for nothin’ Pastis!

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    woodgeezr Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I’m guessing South Carolina, Michigan, Kentucky, west Virginia, Pennsylvania and Utah- but that’s only six, so something is hidden.

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    del_grande Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I think the first one is adaveN (“Is that the state where the casinos give the money to you?” “EVERY casino will be giving its money to you when you use our system…”)

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    cindyorch  over 6 years ago

    I say he’s getting desperate for content…..

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    TheWildSow  over 6 years ago

    Aw, I didn’t get it till my home state of Pennsylvania (& West Virginia!)I did have trouble with Maine, because Maine shoulda been a cat’s head in profile, & it would not have needed to be tipped.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 6 years ago

    Cartoonists never get the Olympic Peninsula right, and since it’s always in the upper left corner of a cartoon map of the United States, my eyes are always drawn to it. And it’s no surprise that Florida is not included because it can only be one other thing and Pastis can’t draw that in a family newspaper.

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    gordol  over 6 years ago

    I don’t see Maine. I also cannot figure out what the bottom half of the dog is in panel six. I got, in order:

    Nevada, Colorado/Wyoming, S. Carolina, Michigan, W. Virginia, ??/Pennsylvania, and Washington. There is no Maine. This is the outline of Maine:

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    cj7ole  over 6 years ago

    I got Michigan figured out.

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    eklofali  over 6 years ago

    I suspected something when I saw Michigan

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    anorok2  over 6 years ago

    Anyone remember this old riddle?

    Q. If Mississippi wore her New Jersey, what did Delaware ?

    A. I don’t know, Alaska.

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    Number Three  over 6 years ago

    My favourite is the Square Headed Dog!


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    mjb515  over 6 years ago

    Think Gamecock, Pig.

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    TheWildSow  over 6 years ago

    The New England states & New York look like a crouching cat, in profile.

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I thought the lectern in panel 1 looked like Nevada, then disregarded it as I searched for the coming pun. Still not bad for a Canadian though!

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    Jeff0811  over 6 years ago

    Actually for me, there is an unseen 10th state, the state of confusion.

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    cdgar  over 6 years ago

    I’ve always hated geography.

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    OGWhatahunk  over 6 years ago

    Feats to meters——. Mass. Va, and Kentucky and PA are all commonwealths,, so there’s only 46 states in the union

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    Coyoty Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I’m in a state of confusion.What is supposed to be happening? Puns? Riddles? Is this a reference to a game I don’t play?

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    Neoprene Wedgie Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Great comic today, but Washington is a bit of a stretch.

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    nopainogain  over 6 years ago

    nevada wyoming, colorado, south carolina, michigan, virginia, west virginia, pennsylvania, the last one could be Washington sideways or utah

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    Phil (full phname Philip Philop)  over 5 years ago

    Denial,posh spice,pestilence,the Permian extinction and sneezy.

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