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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 11, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 11 months ago

    Just remember:

    Is this a dagger which I see before me…

    and

    Out, damned spot!

    and you got an easy B.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  11 months ago

    those are high schoolers in the third panel? they look like elementary or middle schoolers to me

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member 11 months ago

    Why is it the rest of the students look like third graders?

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    zekepotato  11 months ago

    My Dad was an engineering professor who had taught at Lehigh and Clemson and admitted that as a professor, he still had the dream of finding himself in a class at the end of the term where he hadn’t done a single assignment, read the material, and the final was tomorrow.

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    chris_weaver  11 months ago

    At least, this time, he was fully clothed!

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    Alien-X  11 months ago

    He even sleeps with his hat on backwards.

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    blunebottle  11 months ago

    There is an obvious solution to the problem here….don’t see any Shakespeare plays.

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    Kyle of Lochalsh  11 months ago

    No worries Stephan “All’s well that ends well”

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    F-Flash  11 months ago

    Possible scenerios, dreams rarely make sense, so he looks older than everyone else in the class? He was big for his age, or he was held back because he is a slow learner, or he has a hormone issue?

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    tripwire45  11 months ago

    Every once in a while, I’ll have a dream like this, but it’s college, and I’ve forgotten to go to class for three months.

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    dwane.scoty1  11 months ago

    Must be a “Back-up Strip” for days that you are Clueless; More Rat is always good!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 11 months ago

    I get nightmares that I am in college and I can’t find my classes and wind up flunking.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 11 months ago

    This hits close to another of my life-long recurring nightmares, one where it’s opening night of a stage play I’m in … but I never got around to reading the script.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 11 months ago

    My favorite Shakespeare play is, “Julius, Grab That Woman Now!” That was the original title. Bill’s editor made him shorten it to “Julius, Seize Her”!

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    Reader  11 months ago

    Today’s cartoon: Much Ado About Nothing.

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    SquawkTron  11 months ago

    The man just can’t handle Shakespeare.

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    Nuliajuk  11 months ago

    Everybody seems to have a version of that dream. In my version, I discover that I was signed up for a class and forgot all about it, not even going to classes.

    I wonder what version people dreamt about before universal education was a thing? Finding out there was a field that you were supposed to plow and sow, and now it’s autumn and there’s nothing to harvest?

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    jessie d. Premium Member 11 months ago

    Take heart, for ye old studies have been done that the conscientious student is plagued by variations of this nightmare. Mine is a forgotten class I signed up for to be informed that the final exam was in minutes at a location unknown to me. Wish Donald had this dream leaving America in peace while he scurries off to unsaid location as we cheer.He gives us the torments while we are wide await.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 11 months ago

    Hey, Stephan, Macbeth is short (one reason they give it in high school). Just learn the word “hurlyburly” and the rest is simple.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’ve had nightmares about being back in high school until I was about 21

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    Greyhame  11 months ago

    Brooke McEldowney (Pibgorn, 9 Chickweed Lane) has presented his visions of Romeo And Juliet and Midsummers Nights Dream. I would like to see MacBeth.

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    GeifuKe  11 months ago

    You sure that was not the paper about Joe MacBeth and this is not my Civics Course and that I am taking classes because I decided to go back to school to keep me occupied when I am not writing a comic strip?

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    GeifuKe  11 months ago

    Wherefore art thou Stephan Pastis?

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    GeifuKe  11 months ago

    Sorry, Stephan, it is Pastis due.

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    johndifool  11 months ago

    Double, double toil and trouble…

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    BiathlonNut  11 months ago

    Has anyone read anything of the modern playwright, William Shakerifle?

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    Jml58  11 months ago

    To sleep perchance to dream.

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    Vilyehm  11 months ago

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    Bookworm  11 months ago

    “If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well

    It were done quickly." Macbeth. Act I, Scene 7.
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    ksu71  11 months ago

    Had a paper route in high school and for years I dreamed about forgetting to deliver.

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    Lablubber   11 months ago

    Pastis should have saved this strip for late July. A “Mid Summer’s Nights Nightmare”.

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    Troglodyte  11 months ago

    I actually loved the play Macbeth back in school. English was my favourite subject, and probably the only one in which I excelled.

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    GeifuKe  11 months ago

    Stephan Pastis presents “A Midsummer Nightmare’s Daydream”, followed by “The Shaming of the Through.”

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    Sisyphos  11 months ago

    Cartoon-Boy needs to cut down on the between-the-acts snacks and booze….

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    DarthDurinsBANEling  11 months ago

    I still have yet to enter high school.

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    up2trixx  11 months ago

    I graduated high school over 30 years ago and still have high school anxiety. I’ll dream that I am at school and have no idea what day it is or what class I’m supposed to be in. I mean, that’s how I actually spent high school, but still, to have nightmares 30+ years later…

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    Kind&Kinder  11 months ago

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” —-Puck A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3, scene 2

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    betsypoe  11 months ago

    OMG I have the same dreams… and it’s always the lost Shakespeare paper that sends me back to school. 8-/

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    Vilyehm  11 months ago

    Teacher, Teacher, “What’s a beast with two backs?”

    Unlike with grade school in the 1960s, they are probably allowed to answer the question nowadays.

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    Ned Dickens  10 months ago

    If my autism doesn’t improve, I’m going to have to do high school for the rest of my life! NOT that I am IN a high school because I’m home-schooled.

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