Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 05, 2018


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I don’t want a white Christmas. It means I will have to shovel the driveway.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “And may all your children, be white.”

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    Cminuscomics&stories Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Did you know they no longer make flesh colored crayons?

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Blame it on the Alt-Right. Seriously, it’s their fault we can’t use the words “white, beautiful, good people on both sides and big” ever again.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    That one Bing Crosby movie must be the man’s least favorite Christmas movie.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Well, we certainly don’t want a yellow Christmas.

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    electricshadow Premium Member over 2 years ago

    When radio stations are banning “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because the lyrics are about ignoring a woman’s saying no…yes, we’re too tightly wound.

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    hawgowar  over 2 years ago

    I thought it was originally about a man that was going to leave, then got switched in the later covers. Red Skelton and Betty Garrett sang it with the man being the one trying to leave in the forties, I think. Besides, it was celebrated in the 1970s as a feminist song for a woman defying conventions and maybe staying overnight with her boyfriend, and the heck with what the neighbors or her parents thought. She was an adult and chose her own way.

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    Yontrop  over 2 years ago

    I think most of the people who are being accused of being offended know that the song is about snow… unless the singers have their right arms extended to greet the coming storm.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Well, “White Christmas” was written by a Jewish-American and it’s about commemorating the birth of history’s most famous Jew, so it wouldn’t seem like Nazi propaganda…

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member over 2 years ago

    As to “White Christmas” – Jesus wasn’t.

    And guess what else…

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    Barry1941  over 2 years ago

    Now this is a great one.

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    T.P.# Eight  over 2 years ago

    One “Rat” Bat to go for the yellow headed fool …….hit him twice Mr. Rat ! ;-)

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The song that should be banned is “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”. It emotionally extorts children and tells them they are being watched at all times. That is wrong and creepy.

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    comicsrrd  over 2 years ago

    Too tight when someone complains about winter traffic reports being racist ‘cause alerts on black ice conditions "be profilin’"

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    Lenavid  over 2 years ago

    Isn’t it fun to stir up hatred and discord during a traditionally happy and joyous season?

    Thank you, Identity Politics and Political Correctness.

    I hope “Progressive” Ideology gets coal in its stocking.

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    ChristineMurphy  over 2 years ago

    S—t, now you’ve got me singing that song…I’ll be doing it all day.

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    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  over 2 years ago

    It gets worse. Now they are complaining about Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (there’s a great story behind the writer of that song) and about the movie A Christmas Story which is one of my family’s favorite.

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    Qiset  over 2 years ago

    Burn more coal! Then it won’t be a white chirstmas.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Don’t even get me started on ‘Here Comes Santa’.

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    rudym300  over 2 years ago

    Thanks Stephan. A shout out to the perpetually offended.

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    SusieB  over 2 years ago

    By the same token, there is no war on Christmas. What’s wrong with saying Happy Holidays if you don’t know a person’s faith? If I know I say the appropriate greeting. No big deal!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Coincidentally, I saw a headline in the paper this morning about a WHITE Christmas in a local town and thought of people protesting the racists.

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    Spence12 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “I’m… dreaming of a multi-racial skin pigmentation Christmas…”

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    PrairieDog37  over 2 years ago

    White Christmas should be used as an example of typical American behavior. In the movie Dean Jagger buys a ski resort in Vermont, but it doesn’t snow, even by Christmas, and he spends most of the movie whining about his lack of luck in making a known risky investment. Then Bing Crosby sings WC and behold, it snows (Snow is white, for the PC crowd). Happy ending. And the White Christmas song? Written by Irving Berlin, a Jew. What could be more American?

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    wllilly1960  over 2 years ago

    Statue of the Confederate General Pig!

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    garcoa  over 2 years ago

    For me, the song is strongly associated with soldiers in Europe during WW2, even if I was not alive at the time. They were fighting the Nazis. Thus Stephan’s point about Pig being called a Nazi is poignant.

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    scottartist creator over 2 years ago

    It’s very possible, Pig.

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    mattro65  over 2 years ago

    Bah! Humbug! I’m a fire breathing radical and an atheist and my family celebrates Christmas, for the spiritual reasons not religious. Both sides are guilty of PC nonsense, words need to be taken in context.

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    rowf39  over 2 years ago

    So-o-o-o many people just live to find something to be offended by. Pitiful!!!!

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    Spacetech  over 2 years ago

    Sadly, something has gone off the rails.

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    Masterskrain  over 2 years ago

    Anyone else ever notice that “Jingle Bells” is NOT a Christmas song?

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    mako887  over 2 years ago

    The “white” in “White Christmas” refers to SNOW. Idiots!

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    grenjello  over 2 years ago

    What about "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer "? Some people say it condones bullying.

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    Donald DeVeny Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Back in the day when the Catholic League had a grip on Boston entertainment they banned the song “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus” because the woman was kissing a man who was not her husband. Even as a child that was not my interpretation of the song.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Does anyone else suspect that Pastis is sitting home, reading the comments and snickering to himself: “I got in their heads good today!”

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Oh, boy

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    How about when Shorty on Scary Movie 2 was dreaming of a white woman?

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    Thank goodness there was no outrage on Black Friday!

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    JohnNSmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    He’s got a lot of room to criticize. He called her “babe”. That’s sexist, right?

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    I has seen the Enemy!  over 2 years ago

    I used to read this strip to be amused. Lately not so much.

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    BOSFLASH  over 2 years ago

    The same applies to the reaction to the Dorchester Historical Societies Christmas Card: "The historical society has said it is “truly sorry” for the phrasing of the card, which reads “We’re dreaming of a white Dorchester,” and described the fact that they missed its obvious racial connotation as an “unfortunate oversight.”

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    Liam Astle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I had no idea Pig was a coke addict.

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    Herb L 1954  over 2 years ago

    Blue Christmas,is sad.Most have lost someone through death,divorce,or just separating.Be kind to someone,today ;)

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    Flatlander, the commentator formally known as...  over 2 years ago

    have you listened to the likes of ©Rap musicians using the F word till sunrise? But nothing should appear to be unoffensive anymore.

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    BrianFletcher  over 2 years ago

    I knew it would only be a matter of time before the leftist toads would be whining about how racist ’White Christmas" is…This country is so screwed!

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    Seed_drill  over 2 years ago

    Musicologists have noted that The Drifters’ 1953 recording of “White Christmas” was done as “blackly” as possible to create comedic irony with the lyrics.

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    Leojim  over 2 years ago

    This world has gone absolutely Bonkers. It is ridiculous. Everything you say is racist or sexist or hateful or something.

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    1MadHat Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If you’ve gotten this far, consider Rosemary Clooney’s “Come On-A My House”… It sounds vaguely like she’s looking for a ‘friend’..

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    Kind&Kinder  over 2 years ago

    This strip is on the nose. Pretty soon we’ll be afraid to talk to each other at all. We need to lighten up some.

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    Happy Tinkerbelle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I hope Stephan gets paid per comment

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    Mentor397  over 2 years ago

    They’d also be offended he was singing too loudly, singing Christmas songs in general, and singing only Christmas songs without the inclusion of other religions/holidays.

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    jless  over 2 years ago

    I prefer this version, LOL:

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    Sundialxiv  over 2 years ago

    And don’t forget the jingle bells! Throw those in any song and suddenly it’s playing at Christmas! Even stupid car commercials.

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, possible.

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, reality has out-paced fiction. Cartoon-Boy was only too accurate. I suppose the boycott has already begun….

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    dtercho  over 2 years ago

    The # = pound

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    LOAFY  about 2 months ago

    Fun fact: that song was written by a Jewish-American immigrant.

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