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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 11, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Dad, your son is telling you to swerve.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    He’s trying (too hard) but he’s trying.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    I don’t even know if my own father uses the slang people my age say.

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    knight1192a  over 2 years ago

    Wow, not using Larry missing Junior as a surrogate for his missing his own son in real life. Wonder if his daughter is about to start college too if he’s actually having this strip run.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    At least his son has a good taste in colleges.

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    Dirty Dragon  over 2 years ago

    Note: Pastis died on the way back to his home planet.

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    SquawkTron  over 2 years ago

    Ah, the old “dad trying to be cool” cliché.

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    AKHenderson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Today’s trivia: Pastis is also the name of an anise-flavored 80-90 proof spirit. The son could probably use a couple of bottles right now.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Smooooooooothhhhhhhhhh as (ground) glass, pop.

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    Corwin Haught Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Was his party lit like Sluggo?

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    Adiraiju  over 2 years ago

    Would you like your “hippest” slang to sound obnoxious and stupid, or fifteen years out of date? There are no in-betweens.

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    rudypoogamer  over 2 years ago

    How do you do, fellow kids?

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Separation anxiety !

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    chris_weaver  over 2 years ago

    Today’s strip is so rad!

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    thelost wizard  over 2 years ago

    Kids are so unappreciative of one’s efforts. I’m starting to feel sorry for myself and getting all teary right now. Maybe I’m a Jewish mother.

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    tripwire45  over 2 years ago

    Does this comic strip come with a translation?

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    Egrayjames  over 2 years ago

    Today’s strip is just so cool!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 2 years ago

    One of the few strips to feature Tom Pastis, Toon’ Boy’s real life son!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I remember when I was a kid and older people tried the new slang. It was so funny. Now I do it, LOL!

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    F-Flash  over 2 years ago

    Is “Cray” a word? Short for crayon

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    thebashfulone  over 2 years ago

    This made me LOL! (I hope I have the context right.)

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    John Smith  over 2 years ago

    Parents these days! I fear for the future…..after all, look at what they did to the past

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    Seed_drill  over 2 years ago

    Pastis sounds disturbingly like how my daughter talks. Minus the f-bombs, of course.

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    Greyhame  over 2 years ago

    When a dad does this he is not trying to be hip or younger. He is trying to maintain a connection with his child.

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    Stocky One  over 2 years ago

    I find it hilarious when my younger co-worker asks me to “do him a solid.” The first time he said that, I thought he was asking me to have a bowel movement.

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    mail2jbl  over 2 years ago

    Cartoon Boy sucks at being a father as much as Larry does.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Where is this list?

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    Ermine Notyours  over 2 years ago

    A friend of mine named one of his pet rats Cray-Cray. Later I wished I had asked, “Does Cray-Cray take va-cay?”

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    Ermine Notyours  over 2 years ago

    I’m bad at eye contact. One time someone came on the bus and started talking to me for no reason. Finally he said, “Kenny Sebo?” I said no, thinking he thought I was someone he knew named Kenny Sebo. No, he was really asking, “Can you see, bro?” I hate slang.

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    Tallguy  over 2 years ago

    So Croc is autobiographical?

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Today’s funny paper is the cat’s pajamas! It’s the bee’s knees!!

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    wdpowell  over 2 years ago

    Dad has croc eyes.

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    KEA  over 2 years ago

    Huh?

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    DCBakerEsq  over 2 years ago

    Cool, Daddio.

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    dlkrueger33  over 2 years ago

    Nothing worse than hearing your girlfriend (69 years old) talking like that and thinking she’s cool and that her grandchildren think she’s hip. I don’t know what the new slang is for “cool” and “hip”. I think I’ll keep my groovy old words.

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    peabodyboy  over 2 years ago

    I feel old. I will now listen to the William Tell Overture and relive those thrilling days of yesteryear.

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    Spiderverse117  over 2 years ago

    Cowabunga Dude!

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    RevDEC  over 2 years ago

    Has a certain, unnamed, cartoonist read an article on the British Columbia Premier’s recent televised debate, re election reform in BC? He’s 59 years old and attempted to use the same language in the debate. Ridiculed for the attempt.

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    ncha8156  over 2 years ago

    The funny thing is he said he got drunk and had sex and he didn’t know his kids on October 24, 2016.

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    Chris Sherlock  over 2 years ago

    Toon Boy is so bitchen! I am sure. Totally.

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    harkherp  over 2 years ago

    But Sluggo is lit !!!

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    dlaemmerhirt999  over 2 years ago

    I never pictured Stephen as a dad. MY LIFE IS A LIE!!!

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    jimboklein  over 2 years ago

    Jump back, Jack — That’s sooo generic.

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    joe_gman  over 2 years ago

    Go Bears!!!

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    Fontessa  over 2 years ago

    So bogus!

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    magdala666  over 2 years ago

    When my kids were young, I refused to learn their slang, for two reasons: one, teenage slang is specifically designed to be incomprehensible to parents, so two, as soon as I learned a word, they’d only change it, anyway. Instead, I told my kids that anyone who wanted to talk to me had to speak English. I figured I was also teaching them an important, employable skill because they were going to have to know how to communicate in English when they got out into the work world. My plan seems to have worked, since all three became contributing members of society.

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 2 years ago

    I know a humble-brag when I see it. Congrats on your kid getting into UC Berkeley, Matt.

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    alexius23  over 2 years ago

    I have been reading for years but….a Son? Can’t recall seeing him before…

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member over 2 years ago

    This is a true story, Stephan. You can’t fool me!

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Geez, Louise! Just speak normal ungrammatical English, Cartoon-Boy, and leave the Kid’s Slang to the professionals (i.e., kids), okay?!

    I think I’m going to barf now….

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    oakie817  over 2 years ago

    oh! is this like “Family Circus” and Stephan’s son is doing strip today?

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    He got it right, though, didn’t he?

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    rogthedodge1  over 2 years ago

    So fun reading the comments from all you hep cats!

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