Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 19, 2017


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Throw a bucket of water on him just to make sure.

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    railwayman001  over 4 years ago

    The dumber the pun, the better! PUN ALERT! PUN ALERT! This is a “Pearls Before Swine” Pun Alert!

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    Ho-ho-ho, ha-ha-ha, and a couple of tra-la-las.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 4 years ago

    That’s a cartoonist of a different color!

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Long way to go for that punch line.

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    Bilan  over 4 years ago

    This is Pastis’ best (or worse) pun yet.

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    PICTO  over 4 years ago

    Why did you wait seven panels to do it Rat?

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    macky87  over 4 years ago

    I visited Tennessee in about 1993 and bought a box of Hostess King Dons (not Ding Dongs) at a Piggly Wiggly market. Quite surprised to find out that it was marketed under a different name away from the west coast. I remember that the people who worked at the store thought I was a little odd to be calling them Ding Dongs.

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    AKHenderson Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Pay no attention to the cartoonist behind the curtain.

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    cdgar  over 4 years ago

    Richly deserved.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 4 years ago

    But…. (to revise an OLD joke for the purpose)….

    The sign could work now……

    because of the “sand” which is there….

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    dukedoug  over 4 years ago

    The punch-panel is mightier than the pun !!

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    Ragtime78rpm  over 4 years ago

    I laughed for five minutes straight at the penultimate panel. Totally worth the set up.

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    John Reece Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I knew what was coming at the second panel. I still laughed. Pastis, I bow to the master.

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    juicebruce  over 4 years ago

    Well played Mr Pastis….

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    jackhs  over 4 years ago

    I’m waiting for the pun about Turkey Pot Pies.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    That’s not gonna stop him, Rat. Pastis is like a Looney Toons character. They always come back no matter how many times you try to get rid of them

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    Alien-X  over 4 years ago

    This pun was actually good! I laughed.

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    tom.amitai  over 4 years ago

    Ding Dong Bell, Pastis in the well. What put him in? Punishment for sin.

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    Reader  over 4 years ago

    Quick – grab his shoes!

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    eddie6192  over 4 years ago

    Toon Boy deserved a better fate for one of his best in a while.

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    whiteheron  over 4 years ago

    This strip is soooo ridiculous. Everybody knows that Ding Dongs belong to the plumbers guild.

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    CARLOS W KING Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world!

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 4 years ago

    so long cartoon boy!

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    Vonne Anton  over 4 years ago

    He looks small, thin . . . maybe he looks Housetess . . . (runs from everyone!)

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    TossedSaladCartoon  over 4 years ago

    That was a long walk for such a short trip…

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    Commanderbunbun  over 4 years ago

    You know something, I never laugh out loud at anything. Never. Nothing is funny to me. Every time I read or strip I actually hear myself laughing. You are so sick and I love it.

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    Qiset  over 4 years ago

    he is so good at sneaking those in. love it!

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    paullp Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Thanks for a good Sunday morning laugh!

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    zeexenon  over 4 years ago

    I used to much prefer Hostess Cupcakes in the 50s till they changed the icing to something plastic. Then I went to High School, ate lunch at the Malt Shop and stopped at the bakery on the way back for the real thing, jelly filled bismarks.Can you say Type-II diabetes?

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    Pastis, you’re losing it. I saw that line coming from the second panel.

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    Charlie Tuba  over 4 years ago

    O-re-o, O-_____re-o! (Repeat several times)

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    Loopy Frogger Premium Member over 4 years ago

    You still got it Pastis……

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    Lyman Elliott Premium Member over 4 years ago

    With a tip of the hat to Spider Robinson and Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon, the sign of a truly great pun: When everyone holds their nose and runs from the room screaming.

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    kd1sq  over 4 years ago

    Ouch. My brain hurts.

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    Number Three  over 4 years ago

    Once again, Stephen Pastis has brightened up my Sunday.

    No neon lights needed.


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    lgilbert50  over 4 years ago
    Pastis must stay up nights thinking of these.
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    rgcviper  over 4 years ago

    The more I read this one, the more it makes me laugh. Keep doing your thing, Pastis.

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    Charlie Tuba  over 4 years ago

    What a world… what a world…

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    Bucinka  over 4 years ago

    Okay, raise your hand if you figured it out by panel two….

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    eddi_tbh  over 4 years ago

    Pastis will walk 20 miles for a pun-ch line.

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    Sisyphos  over 4 years ago

    Unfortunately, Rat, it’s a cartoon-house, just a few drops of ink on paper, so all you’ve done is mess up Cartoon-Boy a bit.

    But I really do like your thinking; he’s such a stinker!

    This was a three-groaner….

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    ShadowBeast  over 4 years ago

    This one was funny.

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    jackhs  over 4 years ago

    I like Ding Dongs

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    BoneyBay  over 4 years ago

    … the wicked witch is dead – wait, Pastis is a witch? The puns are wicked but he’s no wich

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    skipper1992  over 4 years ago

    I had occasion to meet the Munchkin Coroner, Meinhardt Raabe (“as coroner I must aver, I’ve thoroughly examined her …”) a couple of years before he passed. He had some interesting tales to tell from the set of the film.

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    K.r.Qunynghamm  over 4 years ago

    Downright hilarious! Stephen made my day.

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    James1155  over 4 years ago

    Mr. Pastis, Rat may not like you but I want to spend the rest of my life with you!

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    Neoprene Wedgie Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Usually I feel bad for Stephan for the way Rat treats him after a pun. Not this time – he deserved to have a house dropped on him. And his little dog too.

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    imjustlurking  over 4 years ago

    Almost as good as green Ags and Hamm

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    Bye Bye Jeffy  3 months ago

    his legs are too skinny

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