Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 17, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  over 5 years ago

    Stephan, I think you’re just showing off that you know how to use “onus” in a sentence.

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    Emmett Wayne  over 5 years ago

    If he used “anus”, the censorship guy would show up!

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    cdgar  over 5 years ago

    Stephan had to bring up sports?

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    jackhs  over 5 years ago

    Pastis lays another pun onus.

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    dadoctah  over 5 years ago

    Those of you who were complaining about the “drone wars” story line for the past week: I’m blaming you for this.

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    juicebruce  over 5 years ago

    A lowness onus bonus…..Stephan you are a shoe-in !

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    Chad Cheetah  over 5 years ago

    Pig, that’s probably really valuable!

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    Sandfan  over 5 years ago

    One version of this card sold for $2.1 million a couple of years ago, so there is definitely an onus involved.

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    asianwoof  over 5 years ago

    Groan! — us

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    whiteheron  over 5 years ago

    I wonder if Pig’s mother will throw it out.

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    sarah413 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    He’s Royalty now! Instead of Your Highness, he’s called Your Lowness.

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    Thomas R. Williams  over 5 years ago

    That’s an ohNOnus factor of at least 10.

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    Sisyphos  over 5 years ago

    Cartoon-Boy is crusin’ for a bruisin’. All-time top SS, Wagner had a great year in 1909. Maybe his spirit could bat some better puns and jokes out of Stephan….

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    smoore47  over 5 years ago

    Honus Wagner is pronounced" Hahness", so technically the pun doesn’t rhyme.

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    James Gifford Premium Member over 5 years ago

    BZZZZT… Pastis fail. “Honus” is pronounced “hon-us,” not “hone-us.” It’s short for his real first name, Johannes. [Yo-]hon-us, get it?

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    kd1sq  over 5 years ago

    Young Pastis, even though not actively practicing, is continuing to show that lawyers like to cause pain…

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    pattidolls  over 5 years ago

    Maybe Stephen needs a bonus, or a loanus

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    gene06825 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Typical lame-ass punning once again. Lowest form of humor. And pathetically self-referential, too. No other comic strip writers sink to this level. Pastis is a near-genius cartoonist when he wants to be, but he takes the low road again and again for no good apparent reason.

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    paul GROSS Premium Member over 5 years ago

    if only the friend was named Lonus

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    Max Starman Jones  over 5 years ago

    Just a note on this one. Even in 1909, Honus Wagner had convictions against smoking, both health-wise and spiritually. He humbly asked the cigarette company to remove him from the line, and they obliged him. His great year, combined with the fact that only a few of the cards made it to sale before they pulled them, makes this card one of the most expensive of all time.

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    beach004  over 5 years ago

    I keep thinking, “He can’t get any worse…” Have mercy onus!

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    Larry_Olsen  over 5 years ago

    The pun is mightier than the word.

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    phlash  over 5 years ago

    …while he left CONUS?

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    lgilbert50  over 5 years ago

    It hurts, groaning and laughing at the same time.

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    ChessPirate  over 5 years ago

    Kick him in the onus!

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    codedaddy  over 5 years ago

    At least 5 of the commenters need to Google “pun” and read several examples. It’s tiresome to so frequently see this confusion with other forms of word play.

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    VoiceofDuum Premium Member over 5 years ago

    The nice thing is you can tell one of his puns is coming in Panel#1, and just skip it and hope he does better tomorrow. He usually does!

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    Number Three  over 5 years ago

    Love it!


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    Skylark  over 5 years ago

    Moan- [from]-us. I think Stephan stays up at night making these up. Caught me off guard…once again. I LOVE it! :D

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    The Werehog  9 months ago

    Technically, the pun still works. Honus is pronounced “hay-nos,” which sounds like “heinous.” The pun could have a different meaning here.

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