Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 04, 2016


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Better than eating standing up.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 3 years ago

    Maybe all the other diners can hold hands while they urinate on Rat.

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    Bilan  over 3 years ago

    At communal tables, you can swipe other people’s leftovers.

    (or maybe not even wait until they leave)

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    Randallw  over 3 years ago

    The other people wouldn’t be likely to stay long. No one want s to eat at a restaurant that has rats eating the food. The food inspector would have something to say about it.

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    nosirrom  over 3 years ago

    So this restaurant has communal tables and comurinal restrooms.

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    alviebird  over 3 years ago

    Am I the only one who remembers communal urinals?

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 3 years ago

    It’s BYOF (Bring Your Own Pitchfork).

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    TMO1 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    This would be like the cafeterias in all the schools I went to. Not pleasant.

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    Andrew Capp  over 3 years ago

    How can guys use communal urinals? It’s so primitive!

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    ACK! Premium Member over 3 years ago

    “L’enfer, c’est les autres”

    (Hell is other people)

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    Randallw  over 3 years ago

    Do you have public urinals in other countries?. I have an idea I heard they’re only Australian. IT’s a whole wall covered with a metal sheet and you pee into a sort of gutter along the wall.

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    ekw555  over 3 years ago

    it’s like hell with salad forks substituting for pitchforks.

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    underwms  over 3 years ago

    I have never seen a communal table in a restaurant before. Is this a thing now?

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    Ian Mason Premium Member over 3 years ago

    “Hell is other people” J P Sartre

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 3 years ago

    A good restaurant has food too good and prices too high to waste it eating “family style.” I’m with Whistler: “If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.”

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    gordol  over 3 years ago

    Just don’t run those politchforks in the dishwasher.

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    KEA  over 3 years ago

    The last time I ate at a communal table was summer camp. Which restaurants have communal tables?

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    Zoja  over 3 years ago

    The Cleveland Indians didn’t blow the World Series … the Chicago Cubs were better than them!!! Go-Cubs-Go!!!

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    Sherlock Watson  over 3 years ago

    Actually, there are kinda communal tables in those Japanese restaurants where they cook the food right in front of you. I’ve been to such a place at least twice, and it wasn’t really bad.

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    Number Three  over 3 years ago

    And the flames.


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    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    I would not want to be part of any Communal Table that would admit Rat as a member….

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    Texas Joe  over 3 years ago

    Not without pitchforks… just smaller ones.

    I think Stephan missed an opportunity here. Maybe this strip could have been funnier.

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    jannaverse  over 3 years ago

    It’s like hell with Salad Forks instead of Pitchforks.

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    willx4321  almost 3 years ago

    Rat, I sympathize with you!

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