Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 02, 2016


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Maybe they buried a toaster that liked rats and chickens.

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    Bilan  about 4 years ago

    Maybe they’ll think KFC was experimenting with a new dish: KFR.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 4 years ago

    Just what the world needs — Pop-Tarts that are finger-lickin’ good.

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    JusSayin  about 4 years ago

    The world un-drowned overnight. Comic world is a wonderful place.

    Texas, not so much.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn Texas Flood Well it’s floodin’ down in Texas All of the telephone lines are down Well it’s floodin’ down in Texas All of the telephone lines are down

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    bigcatbusiness  about 4 years ago

    I sometimes wonder if thousands of years from here we will be discovered by archeologists like we are discovering mummies and dinosaurs right now. I suppose so… if Earth survives that long.

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    juicebruce  about 4 years ago

    Or was there just one weird Rat buried here !

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    Chad Cheetah  about 4 years ago

    So rat, goat, a chicken, and a toaster survived the flood.

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    whiteheron  about 4 years ago

    It’s a toaster oven Rat, they would think that we like roasted chicken with toast.

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    e.groves  about 4 years ago

    Maybe the chickens loved toast and rats.

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    markmoss1  about 4 years ago


    In the small town where I grew up, long before the name of this chain was reduced to the initials KFC, it was often called “Kentucky Fried Rats”. If you think about it, somewhere there must be barrels of breading mix. That will draw rodents. And there must be teenagers working at minimum wage and driven to work ever faster, dredging chunks of chicken through the breading and dropping them in the fryers. What’s probably going to happen to a rat that’s hiding in the breading?

    Not that I ever spoke to anyone who had themselves seen fur, four legs, or a rat’s tail coming out of the fryer. The simple truth is, the local manager treated his employees badly – much worse than the other restaurants in town – and so the employees spread rumors.

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    Perkycat  about 4 years ago

    This is interesting to think about. What would you want buried with you that says who you were to future archaeologists?

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    captainofgondor  about 4 years ago

    Have a great book about just this idea. Motel of the Mysteries by MacCauley. So similar to the books about King Tut it’s a scream.

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    kaffekup   about 4 years ago

    We have too many records for future archaelogists to have to dig up graves, most without grave goods. That is, if they can decipher our media, which change by the decade now. They’ll probably still be going over the ancients with new techniques. That’s why archaelogists leave areas unexcavated, for future generations with better science.

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    cupertino jay  about 4 years ago

    rat’s toaster needs a longer cord.

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    vogonpoetry  about 4 years ago

    I remember reading a story in Reader’s Digest probably way back in the 70’s about archaeologists in the future uncovering present day (well, 70’s day) stuff and trying to figure out what it was.

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    Maizing  about 4 years ago

    Shades of the Motel of the Mysteries!

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    ebrooks  about 4 years ago

    You can’t just flood the world & leave us hanging! I wanted to see what ridiculous way they got out of it, like when Pastis wrapped up 4 story lines at once. And I doubt it’s one of those that’s off & on, since there would be flooding. :(

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    Sisyphos  about 4 years ago

    Knowing their predilections I figure the future archaeologists will interpret the toaster oven to be a miniature model shrine and the rat and chicken bones to be evidence of food-offerings to the Electric God of the ancient ones!

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    scoldog  about 4 years ago

    I know a guy who, when his dog died, buried it wearing swimming goggles and a towel as a cape. He then went into his shed and welded various metal things into various weird lumps and buried them around his dog.

    I’d give my left foot to see what would happen in a couple of hundred years time when the archaeologists come across that find!

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