Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 15, 2016


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 4 years ago

    How about breaking his hands?

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    legaleagle48  about 4 years ago

    Or we could just rock him to sleep — with a real rock.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 4 years ago

    Later, Dick was chuckling about the ragged clothing worn by a private teacher who was on a seesaw. This became known as the teeter-totter tutor tatter titter.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 4 years ago

    mind if I join in the punching spree, Rat?

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    bigcatbusiness  about 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t a mallet be more effective? It works for Mario.

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    Ragtime78rpm  about 4 years ago

    Looks like they’re fixing for a battle in Seattle.

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    Kind&Kinder  about 4 years ago

    No toucha da ToonBoy! You gonna get erased, rubbed out, capiche?

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    treblemaker  about 4 years ago

    Later, hater.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Dick is expanding his potato empire worldwidefrom his base in Georgia, he already runs several large Dick’s Tater ships.

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    juicebruce  about 4 years ago

    Stephan you did it again !……….Must be from drinking beer with Larry and Bob Croc……………….

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  about 4 years ago

    We live not too far from Decatur, Ga. There no Decatur Potato Dictator there.

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    Queen of America Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I think Pastis is punch drunk from lack of sleep. Or, maybe too many cups of coffee.

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    Chad Cheetah  about 4 years ago

    When I saw Pastis in the strip, knew it was pun time

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    phredturner  about 4 years ago

    potayto potahto

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 4 years ago


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    PrairieDog37  about 4 years ago

    Excellent! glad to see you’re back on track. The puns have been a little weak lately, but this one is a lot better. Keep ’em coming.

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    pugmahone12  about 4 years ago

    more crocs, please

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    Stanwal2  about 4 years ago

    Is a dictator a -- with a stuck on it?

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    wjayhughes  about 4 years ago

    I’m a Decaturite in Georgia, and the only crops we have are vegetable gardens in the back of our metropolitan homes. Dick’s garden must be pretty prolific.

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    2Goldfish  about 4 years ago

    We need a common-tater.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I figured this one out before I got to the punchline.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 4 years ago

    Rat, stop being such a big dick…tator.

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    Linda Pearson  about 4 years ago

    Say that 3 times fast! lol

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    Al Nala  about 4 years ago

    We need Pastis in a sound-proof booth.

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    VICTOR PROULX  about 4 years ago

    Puns like this do not come naturally

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    gene06825 Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Totally pathetice. Not funny. At all. And from such a talented cartoonist. What a waste of talent…

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    Bob Smith  about 4 years ago

    This one made me laugh. Then again, i always did like a good dick joke.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  about 4 years ago

    That “pun” or play on words, isn’t even grammatically correct. I’d call that reaching too far for something that isn’t even funny. My diagnosis is Stephen is displaying the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Perhaps he could get into a drug effectiveness study and restore some of his previous flashes of brilliance.

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    Sisyphos  about 4 years ago

    So sad! Cartoon-Boy is now usurping his characters and actually delivering the (painful) punchline himself!Yes, punch line. Take him out back and tune him up, guys!I gotta go eat some potato chips in retaliation…

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    riverrat67  about 4 years ago

    Stephan: Did you know Walter Cronkite was just a common tater?

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    knight1192a  about 4 years ago

    Me too, me too. Can I wear some brass knuckles to punch him with? Better yet, can we punch the folks who want constant punning, bringing down the quality of the puns in the strip?

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    Number Three  about 4 years ago

    I have a better idea…Actually no I don’

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    ChessPirate  about 4 years ago

    Is he also a debater?

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    Loopy Frogger Premium Member about 4 years ago

    He is in my mind. This one might only be chortle worthy but is still brings me up.

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member about 4 years ago

    There is a spudly caricature of Mussolini in John R. Neill’s 1941 “The Scalawagons of Oz”, rejoicing in the name of “Dick Tater”.

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    Kev_a_Swing_Dancer Premium Member about 4 years ago

    This one felt very hard to parse, and I’m not getting the usual joy from it. My brain goes Dick’s -Tator Decatur Dictator- I like it a little better when I put “Decatur’s” at the beginning of the phrase.

    (Maybe it was just the spelling of “tator” that was messing me up. Thanks, @libp68, for mentioning it.)

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    TrixieinDixie Premium Member about 4 years ago

    It’s an old local joke that Decatur is pronounced “dick hater.” I’ll just leave it at that.

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