Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 08, 2018


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 10 months ago


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    gocomics  10 months ago

    But it’s a lot safer than being mean to be people who CAN stop you. I prey on the weak and defenseless. I tried preying on the strong and well-defended, but they beat the crap out of me!

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  10 months ago

    reminds me of that Elvis Presley song a bit

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 10 months ago

    I hear you loud and clear, Pig.

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    chris_weaver  10 months ago

    If only truly mean people were that reasonable!

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    Darsan54 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Hey Mitch! Hey Donnie ! Hey Rush, Sean, Alex, friendly FOXes, Jeanine, Laura, Tucker ! Listen to the pig. He’s obviously more mature than all of you combined.

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    B UTTONS  10 months ago

    Please forward to the elite 538

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    Ratbrat  10 months ago

    Out of the mouths of babes and piggies.

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    blunebottle  10 months ago

    Ah, Pig, my friend…if only it was that simple…

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    Gent  10 months ago

    What, no joke? No pun? No double entendres today? That’s just cruel!

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    Gent  10 months ago

    But what’s the guarantee that those that are powerless today won’t be mean to us if they grow powerful tomorrow, Pig?

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    Gent  10 months ago

    Yes, Pig, just like some mean foulmouthed commenters who shower filthy abusive words at you, and when confronted, they run away like a coward and hide from you and keep stalking you from a safe distance! That’s just cruel!

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    Gent  10 months ago

    You know what, Mean Gene? Don’t be mean, brother! ;o)

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    chmsam  10 months ago

    Ah, only took a few minutes for a raging meltdown. Merry Christmas, America, you poor hate and fear filled SOB’s.

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    emmapocl  10 months ago

    Thank you, Stephan.

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    wrd2255  10 months ago

    Cue Elvis (or maybe Robert Plant) singing Don’t be Cruel.

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    stevej Premium Member 10 months ago

    I knew a person who thought she was doing needle point, but I told her it was really cruel.

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    Lenavid  10 months ago

    It’s a shame aggression is evolutionarily rewarded.

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    Fred  10 months ago

    Some days PBS makes sense.

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    uniquename  10 months ago

    Pig = Jiminy Cricket?

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    eddie6192  10 months ago

    Pig just left the building.

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 10 months ago

    I hope someone tries to be mean to me.Better me than someone who doesn’t carry.

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    pepsiman115  10 months ago

    What a pathetic lives some of you live. Arguing politics on a comic strip website. I guess that’s life in mom and dad’s basement.

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    COL Crash  10 months ago

    Pig is going to Heaven for sure!

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    rugeirn  10 months ago

    “But Daddy, why would you kick someone when they’re down?”

    “Because that’s when it’s easiest to hurt them.”

    You have to be catefully taught. But don’t worry—you will be.

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    treutvid  10 months ago

    I’m glad to see you all following the pearl of wisdom in Stephan’s strip today. Very nice.

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    nednewbie  10 months ago

    For some people, to be cruel is the point.

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    enigmamz  10 months ago

    I’d rather have another horrible pun than “Things I Learned In Kindergarten”, thank you.

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    Ken Otwell  10 months ago

    Don’t be cruel… to a heart that’s true….

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    Cerabooge  10 months ago

    Duhwut flagged for hateful trollery.

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    Lakegal  10 months ago

    I’m sorry for all of the folks who just had to make this political. You are doing just what this cartoon is criticizing.

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    Perkycat  10 months ago

    I don’t think some people here are getting Pig’s message.

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    FrankHammond  10 months ago

    wasn’t this “comic” strip supposed to be funny? When did you decide to pelt us with social commentary. Bring back the gators.

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    Rad-ish, currently posting No Ambiguity on Sherpa Premium Member 10 months ago

    But we have to take away all govt human services, billionaires need tax breaks!!

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    Ron Dunn  10 months ago

    In other words: be kind to one another especially during this Christmas season.

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    Yakety Sax  10 months ago

    “Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” Jon Katz

    “People will make mean comments. People are going to say that you’re fat, that you’re this, that you’re that. You just have to be comfortable in your own skin.” Ashley Benson

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

    “Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.” Leo Buscaglia

    “The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.” Axel Munthe

    “Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.” King Solomon

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    Jonathan Kahn  10 months ago

    This comic used to be funny. Knock it off, Pastis. I come here to get AWAY from the political BS

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    WCraft Premium Member 10 months ago

    Pastis: You’re a real stinker! You write controversial cartoons sure to stir up emotions and then at the end of the week you admonish us to “be nice?”

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    CallMeMeg  10 months ago

    It’s the definition of cruel.

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    jcole998  10 months ago

    Dear Stephan, It may be time to shut down the comments portion of your strip. What proportion of today’s comments referred to your strip? Too much vitriol.

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    Bookworm  10 months ago

    I can’t help but think that if today the sky suddenly filled with angels singing, “And on earth Peace, goodwill to men,” the people hearing it would demand “Which men?

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    fretlessman71  10 months ago

    So the message here is “Don’t be mean….”

    …and that other comment thread just descended into meanness.

    Methinks the author expected this, and was trying to demonstrate a point.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Exactly, Pig!

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    celeconecca Premium Member 10 months ago

    I don’t know why, but these last three strips seem like a farewell

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    Ginny Premium Member 10 months ago

    This is a fine strip and an equally fine message of the day. There are some who make too much of it (as if they’re being targeted).

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    car2ner  10 months ago

    I got half way through this mess of comments. It is obvious that “if they” keep us all divided then only rich who work together in the back rooms win. We are all supposed to be on the same team. Until we all stop fighting with each other over what we have heard in the news (not just cnn/ fox/ npr etc) we aren’t really going to make the headway we want.

    Poor pig. It seems that his “don’t be mean” message fell on deaf ears……………..

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    fretlessman71  10 months ago

    Yes, and as evidenced here, many who are mean and rude will ALSO defend being mean and rude.

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    The Sinistral Bassist Premium Member 10 months ago

    Where’s the fun in that?

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    gbars70  10 months ago

    Looks like Pastis felt the need to incite another political donnybrook.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member 10 months ago

    You’ve heard of “dropping the mic”? Well, Pig just dropped the pen!

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    Sisyphos  10 months ago

    What is this? Pig, becoming a wise Comic Guru?!

    Who really wrote this strip, Cartoon-Boy?

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    Comicness7  10 months ago

    Edee died…….

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    kzturtlegirl  10 months ago

    Wow, guys. Pig essentially stated the Golden Rule – what most of our parents brought us up with. Human kindness is not a bad thing. Stop trying to make it that.

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    ADNERB Premium Member 10 months ago

    Thank you, Stephen!! “Remember – hate is always foolish…and Love is always wise. Always try to be nice and never fail to be kind”. (The !2th Doctor)

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    Love2laugh  9 months ago

    I really don’t get why this is funny. Could someone please explain?

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    PBS1!  3 days ago

    My, these strips get many comments.

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