Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 29, 2016


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Stephan, you could’ve put all that effort into strip that had a real story.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 4 years ago

    So what kind of “ring dare” games does Benny play?

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    Max Starman Jones  about 4 years ago

    I wish I had not read this tonight before I went to bed. Bad dreams all night now.

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    Bilan  about 4 years ago

    What’s scary is that it took Pastis 6 months to come up with this pun.

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    cdgar  about 4 years ago

    I think Stephan meant to say “My Puns Are Tasteless”?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 4 years ago

    I honestly did not see “Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer” coming before getting to the second to the last panel..

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    scopemaker  about 4 years ago

    and stolen from Flip Wilson.

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    grampianlothian  about 4 years ago

    If this hadn’t been explained to me< it would have taken me 6 months to “get” it !!This must be the worst yet.

    By the way over here in UK Metro free Newspaper have dropped Pearls , I’ve written to them telling them I’m disgusted with them for depriving us of what little fun we had on our morning journey to work

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    Katsuro Premium Member about 4 years ago

    This… this is the worst pun yet. I fudging love it. XD

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    ACW1  about 4 years ago

    Am I the only one who enjoys Stephan’s puns?

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Then there was the American tourist couple in the old USSR arguing over whether it was raining or snowing in Red Square. The husband asks their government sanctioned tour guide, Rudolf, to settle the matter. The guide says, “Is raining!” Whereupon the man says to his wife, “Well, Rudolf the Red knows rain, dear.”

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    legaleagle48  about 4 years ago

    Stephan is SO getting coal in his stocking this year!

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member about 4 years ago

    And, after the first hole at Raging Pines, Stephan is alone on the leader board at even par.

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    hariseldon59  about 4 years ago

    All of the other cartoonists used to laugh and call him names.

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    whiteheron  about 4 years ago

    Let me be the first to say: Ho, ho, ho.

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    jeffiekins  about 4 years ago

    Who you calling a Ho?

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    crabbear  about 4 years ago

    My favorite strip, by far!

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    mjb515  about 4 years ago

    That…barely makes sense.

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    Plods with ... Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Yes they are.

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    feff76  about 4 years ago

    I was just thinking, “Benny the Bull” and how Stephen seems to name many of his guest animals in this manner. A name matching the animal they are. Which makes me wonder why we don’t get Roy the Rat, George the Goat, Peter the Pig, and Zifer the Zebra. Instead we just have Rat, Pig, Goat, and Zebra. Hell, even Larry gets a name.

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    kneatone  about 4 years ago

    Seven days without a pun makes one weak.

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    Perkycat  about 4 years ago

    I’m still wondering what are all the crazy things you can do with nose rings. Might be worth getting one. Love this one!

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    Achtung  about 4 years ago

    Stephan: Thanks for the bright spot in my day..every day

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    Michael Beeson Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Do you sit up all night thinking of these puns?

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    spike021  about 4 years ago

    We just hope for a time that is punless

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    Dippy  about 4 years ago

    Well I for one don’t care what y’all say, that had me laughing to tears.

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    Number Three  about 4 years ago

    What is it with bulls and rings?


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    gmu328  about 4 years ago

    Thank you Stephen … haven’t seen a long drawn out “punny” strip in a long long time … was expecting it today and you didn’t disappoint … the punchline was a bit too much, but thanks anyway

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    rgcviper  about 4 years ago

    I knew the pun was coming. I told myself I shouldn’t read on. Yet I couldn’t … look … away …

    Don’t know how you do it, Pastis, but you manage to our-pun yourself almost every time. Well done.

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    kaffekup   about 4 years ago

    Does “time” equal “worth”?

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    『▶Ͼняιѕтoρнєя◀』  about 4 years ago

    Pun Guy strikes again!

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    J. Krysl Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Are effective puns the “best” or the “worst” we’ve heard? Whichever way, this one is superlative! Thanks!

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    soaringblocks  about 4 years ago

    Stephan, love those puns. I never ever see them coming and always laugh, or groan, when I get to that last panel. Thanks for thinking up so many great strips. I appreciate you!

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    finnygirl Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I LOVE the puns!

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    medium2au  about 4 years ago

    HAHAHA! Love it! Thank you for brightening up a rainy Monday morning!

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    Sisyphos  about 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Cartoon-Boy! You fooled me with this one. Didn’t see it coming, and even at first didn’t catch it when I read it silently.Grudgingly, I must say, pun job well done! (But don’t let it go to your head….)

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    Falcon Frank 60  about 4 years ago

    Boy Steph . . .

    You Really Pegged the Ol’ UGH-Meter with This One !And SO out of Date ! tsk tsk tsk. (O: }I send all your horrible puns to my sister . . . since torturing sisters is what brothers do ! (O: } (O: }
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    dcy665  about 4 years ago

    SP says timeless, I say what happened to the funny parts?

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    knight1192a  about 4 years ago

    This one might be funnier if he had gone back to punning less often.

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    BTO  about 4 years ago

    LOL- I liked it! I can smell the originality from here.

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    K M  about 4 years ago

    Had to work harder than usual for that one, didn’t you, Stephan?

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    Eric Salinas Premium Member about 4 years ago

    No, your puns are not timeless.

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    ACW1  about 4 years ago

    It may just be me, but every Sunday I always look at the last strip. If it’s Rat lambasting Stephan, I know it’s gonna be a good one.

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    Jerry Albert  about 4 years ago

    The puns are just great…the best comic strip in the Sunday AJC.

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    ..and I just kept plodding along, letting the pressure build….

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