Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 16, 2017


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 3 years ago

    1999 was a much better year to party than 2017.

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    Kaputnik  over 3 years ago

    I’m remembering a line. “We’re going to party like it’s 1999. Again” Simpsons?

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    Sherlock Watson  over 3 years ago

    Never mind Rat, Steph — fight for your right to party!

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 3 years ago

    The reference is 35 years old. That song came out in 82. Ouch.

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    Dobie Takahama  over 3 years ago

    Why Party like it’s 1999 when the Amish can party like it’s 1699…. after they finish all of their chores and finish thine.

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    CarlHeckman  over 3 years ago

    Pastis is a man among princes.

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    juicebruce  over 3 years ago

    1999 was a good year except for Y2K……….similar to CC now…….boogie man going to get you !

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Getting old is not for children.

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    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    Oh, boo hoo! You big cry-baby!

    Cartoon-Boy is such a delicate little soul that Rat’s insults still drive him to tears!

    No megalopsychia here!

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    Reader  over 3 years ago

    Don’t forget to wear your strawberry beret.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Damn Rat

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I miss 1999. I was 11 years old, didn’t have a care in the world, and was messing around with my SNES

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    hariseldon59  over 3 years ago

    So many futuristic science fiction references from my youth are now in the past. In remember when “1984” was the future. Then there was Space:1999, 2001: A Space Odyssey, etc.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  over 3 years ago

    Uh, Rat? Might want to check your math in Panel 3. 1999 was 18 years ago, not 17.

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    OGWhatahunk  over 3 years ago

    Where do you go if you are not a party person?

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    bbbmorrell  over 3 years ago

    The sad part is I remember thinking the 1970’s sounded futuristic.

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    IQTech61  over 3 years ago

    Rat – you are lousy at math. If it had been released in 1999, it would be 18 years old. As it is, the song was released in 1982. Thirty five years old, baby.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Let’s take the little red Corvette!

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    Diane Lee Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Actually the party song I remember was titled Splish Splash, and 30 years ago doesn’t sound like much.

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    sandflea  over 3 years ago

    And it’s purple raining on his parade.

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    skipper1992  over 3 years ago

    Dearly beloved …

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    nopainogain  over 3 years ago

    Should’ve saved this one for April 21, the anniversary of his passing. still humorous.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Getting old…I guess it’s a Sign O’ The Times. Just be sure to invite The Beautiful Ones; you might get lucky and get to Kiss one of them! And don’t party too hard – you might cause a Housequake! It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night!

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    Number Three  over 3 years ago

    I was only 5 in 1999 so I was brought up around 90’s music.

    Great times!


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    oakie817  over 3 years ago

    you should hear us out here

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Ink falling from the sky, / And pigs, they don’t fly. / The studio’s not so bright. / We’re past deadline tonight. / The syndicate, it dies / Whenever a cartoonist cries. / (When he cries)

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    KEA  over 3 years ago

    Gee… and I remember when 1984 was a scary future date.

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    Ned Dickens  almost 2 years ago

    Small fun fact: 1999 was the year when Stephan first submitted Pearls Before Swine to some syndicates, and United Media liked it and signed him in. Another fun fact: I was born on that year. So yeah, party like it’s 1999!

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