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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 11, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Just call him, he’ll be right Bach.

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    DarthDurinsBANEling  about 2 years ago

    Whoa, now, Franz, keep a Handel on things. Not everyone wants to learn piano.

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    fullmoondeb Premium Member about 2 years ago

    He’s making a Liszt.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 2 years ago

    I guess will prefer Carlos Santana over Bedřich Smetana?

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    B UTTONS  about 2 years ago

    After knock’n a neighbor, Rat is NOT GOING TO MISS his SHOT by popping Pastis in the CHOPIN to TCHAIKOVSKY’s 1812 overture

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    hariseldon59  about 2 years ago

    Looks more like Larry Fine.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Y’all took Pastis’ jokes for the rest of the week!

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    Gent  about 2 years ago

    Drop a piano on his head!

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Gluck Gluck, Franz. While you are Offenbach, maybe a Poochini will befriend you, and you can un Ravel her Fur. She’ll be Wagner tail! She was such a MUSSgorsky, now she is the Bellini of the ball!

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    thelost wizard  about 2 years ago

    I can’t afford lessons. I’m Baroque.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Don’t bring these puns up while in a pub. Nobody likes that kind of Bartok.

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    Painted Wolf  about 2 years ago

    So Franz is a piano man, eh? Rat’s not an uptown girl, but is in a New York state of mind… Perhaps poor Franz is an innocent man sold down the river of dreams…

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    T.P.# Eight  about 2 years ago

    And now for something completely different !

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    kucpa  about 2 years ago

    He goes door to door because he needs the money. He’s baroque.

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    WaitingMan  about 2 years ago

    Ives had just about enough of these bad puns.

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    uniquename  about 2 years ago

    Why does he look like Bozo?

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    MeGoNow Premium Member about 2 years ago

    If he doesn’t go a way in a minuet, we can fire him out of a canon, and that’s just a prelude. This is going to be suite.

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    Stocky One  about 2 years ago

    I don’t know about that, Rat. He might be fun to have around. In fact, I could think of a whole Liszt of reasons!

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    YippiKiAyMofo  about 2 years ago

    Them who’s Haydn going to be?

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    crobinson019  about 2 years ago

    Guess Rat will be Chopin him up soon

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    Spence12 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    One lame, overused pun per strip? This is going to be tedious.

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    Squoop Premium Member about 2 years ago

    The only way to cook a beet, is in a beet-oven.

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    cunningpal  about 2 years ago

    Does he balk at playing Bach?

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    jonesbeltone  about 2 years ago

    I am with Rat.

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    ChessPirate  about 2 years ago

    After reading all this, I think I need Beethoven’s Fifth…

    Glug, glug, glug, gluuuuggg…

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Rat would like to turn him into a de-composer.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Any relation to Larry Fine?

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    rugeirn  about 2 years ago

    If you’re really going to support and decorate all this, do it in the right key. Be a pilaster-in-A.

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    Bucinka  about 2 years ago

    I’m going Bach to Luann.

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    The Handsome Raspberry  about 2 years ago

    Your Puns make us all sick Pastis. Thank you. Reply if you agree

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    chmsam  about 2 years ago

    So many bad puns I’m going to get a huge mug of beer at one of the many German bars down on Stein Way. They’re all piano bars though. That’s the key to everything. Remember, a man’s gotta stanza for something so you gotta dress sharp before you fall flat on yer face. But if you lie in the gutter too long and you’ll catch a coda that just goes around but might be the end of things. Ooo look! There’s a picture of that old movie star, Montgomery Clef over by the staff’s side of the bar. Enough of this, I’ll give it a rest before I become a person of note. Of chorus I’ll refrain from any more because here comes the first sargeant and then we’ll just have to take it from the top.

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    The Handsome Raspberry  about 2 years ago

    I can’t Handel this

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    rjgray9  about 2 years ago

    Pastis is going to have a lump of Cole on his Christmas Liszt.

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    Znox11  about 2 years ago

    Hey! Give the guy a break, he’s going door to door trying to earn some extra money for his wife, I guess you can say he’s doing it….Für Elise.

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    The Handsome Raspberry  about 2 years ago

    and E flat G flat and a B flat walked into a bar. The bartender said, “we don’t serve minors here.”

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    MartinHierholzer  about 2 years ago

    Sorry, this one works only in German, but anyway:

    Ein Musiker will ein Zimmer mieten, aber die Vermieterin lehnt bei derBerufsangabe gleich ab: “Ich hatte schon einmal einen wie Sie. Zuerst warer sehr beethövlich, doch schnell wurde er mozärtlich zu meiner Tochter,brachte ihr einen Strauß mit, nahm sie beim Händel und führte sie mit Lisztüber den Bach in die Haydn. Dann wurde er Reger und sagte: ‘Frischgewagnert ist halb gewonnen.’ Er konnte sich nicht brahmsen und jetzt habenwir einen Mendelssohn und wissen nicht wo Hindemith.”

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 years ago

    You realize if you folks “like” the comics when Pastis uses a pun, you’re only encouraging him, right?

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    coach  about 2 years ago

    More crocodiles, please! When I read ‘em I can HEAR ’em talk in a rumbly, hissy voice! No, I’m not nuts…As far as you know….

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    codedaddy  about 2 years ago

    Haydn’s first name is Joe; not Franz.

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    Herb L 1954  about 2 years ago

    And keep your Hans to yourself,Franz ;)

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    dadoctah  about 2 years ago

    My name is Franz Schubert, and this is my brother Raspberry.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 2 years ago

    Franz is too tall to be an eight inch pianist.

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    konjiki  about 2 years ago

    Don’t let the puns Strauss you out…

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    NORTHIDAHO  about 2 years ago

    He looks like Larry – copying Moz-Art.

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    hariseldon59  about 2 years ago

    And then there’s this joke from an old Johnny Carson skit:

    Johnny: I’m tutoring a young lady in Austrian composers.

    Ed: Mahler?

    Johnny: Every chance I get!

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    richdell  about 2 years ago

    If it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it.

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    Masterskrain  about 2 years ago

    This one sure seems to have struck a Harpsichord with a LOT of people…

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    hariseldon59  about 2 years ago

    If it ain’t baroque, don’t Vicks it.

    https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2008/10/26

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    Comicness7  about 2 years ago

    IIIIII dun’t get ut.

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    NathandeGargoyle  about 2 years ago

    Stephan tends to forget old characters. He really hasn’t used that Iraq man enough. Pow Pow Khaching! Bazinga?

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    kaffekup   about 2 years ago

    That was one of my favorite jokes for years.

    “Mozart, where are you Haydn?”

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    Achtung  about 2 years ago

    rats makin a Lizst

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    Sisyphos  about 2 years ago

    How long, O Cartoon-Boy, wilt thou continue to abuse our patience?

    Let Franz be on the fritz!

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    laurasohn11  about 2 years ago

    He looks like Larry Fine from the Three Stooges

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    SallyBuxton  about 2 years ago

    Ironic…I’m just preparing a course for my piano students for next semester entitled “Who’s Haydn?” As they enter the studio, they will see a statue of Mozart saying, “Has anyone seen my teacher?” One student says the thing we do best in this studio is make bad puns. You got it right!!

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    Charlie Tuba  about 2 years ago

    When I can Handel it, I’ll be Bach!

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    PBSherm  about 2 years ago

    Stephan, get him Orff the comic page!

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    b r u h  about 2 years ago

    When pianoists try to fish…

    “Hey, why is the box of Beethoven? (bait open)”

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