Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 24, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    Beer and unprotected sex is the first lesson for fertility doctors.

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    Adiraiju  over 7 years ago

    The real-life Pastis seems like a much more caring dad than his cartoon self… thank goodness!

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 7 years ago

    Would help if the wife had not kicked him out.

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    bigcatbusiness  over 7 years ago

    Not the wisest advice I must say. Go with the adoption. Hopefully, you will skip the diaper phase and give a poor kid a home.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 7 years ago

    Well, at least Rat, Pig, Goat, Zebra, or the crocodiles didn’t butt in to help Bob out.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 7 years ago

    He named them Regret, Mistake, and Accident.

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    Proginoskes  over 7 years ago

    Neighbor Bob can’t salute the flag, if you know what I mean.

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    Katsuro Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Wait, what? You’re allowed to say “had sex” in newspaper comics? I’m not saying that’s in any way bad, I’m just surprised.

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    juicebruce  over 7 years ago

    Well Bob you may as well give it a try :-)

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 7 years ago

    This strip makes sick sometimes.

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    hawgowar  over 7 years ago

    Adoption isn’t easy as most of the children up for adoption are pretty damaged. It takes an unusually good couple to care for them. Most have been neglected, abused, even sexually abused. A lot of it’s drug related. My cousin and his wife are trying to adopt 3 boys whose druggie parents simply dropped them off at children’s services then disappeared. So you have to be willing to take on those problems when you adopt a child these days. They had been in other foster homes where they were physically and sexually abused. Plus they had been neglected and physically abused by their parents when drugged up, and the parents had “rented” them out to pedophiles for drug money as well. The boys have loads of problems, as you can imagine, and it’s going to take a long time to get them straightened out. People who adopt such children are sure earning their spots in heaven the hard way.

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    SkyFisher  over 7 years ago

    My Mom and Dad couldn’t have kids, so they adopted my sister and I. Of course this was about 50 years ago when the process was a bit simpler..Both her and I were adopted as newborns. (about a year and a half apart and from different parents.) We turned out OK. Needless to say, we both are against abortion. We’re living proof that adoption is an excellent alternative.

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    smorbie the great and beautiful  over 7 years ago

    The first thing they need to do is set aside time every week for counseling, individually and as a family. They can heal. Children are resilient, even though they will carry the damage with them the rest of their lives. My prayers are with the family, and those poor, sweet souls.

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    jessegooddoggy  over 7 years ago

    Haha, apparently the comic sensors are on vacation! Love it!

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I think it’s kind of understood that if she had sex with Pastis, she was drunk.

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    phredturner  over 7 years ago

    You’ll drive a much better car without kids

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    David Rickard Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Lazys and germs, your Father of the Year

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    flyfisher  over 7 years ago

    Theme song for this strip:Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw by Jimmy Buffet.

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    Cartoon-Boy was lucky. I’m pretty sure Cartoon-Staci will keep the kids. So, he had ‘em; now she’s got ’em. Perfect world!

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    KEA  over 7 years ago

    Anyone who has a kid should be fined for the life of the kid.

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    zeexenon  over 7 years ago

    Neighbor Bob — The cure, Foster Children with special needs. Also gets you into heaven, no questions asked.

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    hariseldon59  over 7 years ago

    He makes Homer Simpson look like a good father.

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    Andrew Sleeth  over 7 years ago

    Gee, Pastis, it doesn’t say much for Staci if you had to get drunk.

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    Number Three  over 7 years ago

    Has Stephan’s kids ever been included in the strip?

    I just remember his wife.


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    echoraven  over 7 years ago

    …not sure if funny or sad.

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    skipper1992  over 7 years ago

    Adoption: twice the fun when you have a physical disability. Social services seems absolutely convinced that you need two fully-functional legs to adopt a child. (I am an amputee and my wife is in a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy.) We just gave up.

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    angelfiredragon  over 7 years ago

    I think getting drunk and having sex is a bigger problem for the female than the male.

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    danketaz Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Sometimes his kids wave to him when passing his basket on the front porch.

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    RAt4Life  over 7 years ago

    Stephan dude…u got away with this? in the paper? damn

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