Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 26, 2018


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    Bilan  11 months ago

    That’s karma for you.

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    PICTO  11 months ago

    Bay Tow is out of business… Vin will have to do some Chopin around…

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  11 months ago

    Would Schroeder be disgusted that this? (Was Vinnnie also shot by Rat?)

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    B UTTONS  11 months ago

    Perhaps if Rat would HANDEL LISTZ by CHOPIN him up, and not merely shoot and HAYDN the body, then LISTZ might stop coming BACH.

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    odd90745  11 months ago

    Rat needs silver bullets.

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    Z51 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Thank you! I’m not a RAT fan but on this incident he should be commended!

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    Snoopy_Fan  11 months ago

    “And get rid of the lewd wig…”

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    wiatr Premium Member 11 months ago

    And the hits keep coming!

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    chris_weaver  11 months ago

    Then Rat told Tchaikovsky the news.

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 11 months ago

    I hope Rat aimed better this time.

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    Robin Harwood  11 months ago

    Shoot him a third time, just in case.

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    sirbadger  11 months ago

    It’s on the corner of 5th and symphony.

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    finkd  11 months ago

    I KNEW Rat should have used his baseball bat on him.

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    EcurbYkspohs  11 months ago

    What street gang does Rat belong to considering he is shooting folks over petty things ;-o

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    Troglodyte  11 months ago

    Roll over Bay Tow, Vin!

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    jackh  11 months ago

    Rat has not heard of freedom of speech. I am sure SCOTUS would rule puns as speech

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’m sure Pastis was reading ‘9 Chickweed Lane’ and decided to come up with something worse than a composer whose music causes people to have sex.

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    Kalkkuna  11 months ago

    Franz needs to go, Ligety split.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  11 months ago

    But he did not shoot the deputy.

    (Sorry, I’m a day or two late with Marley’s ghost.)

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    jmartin1955  11 months ago

    Make it stop

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    PrairieDog37  11 months ago

    Apparently Rat never saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit. You can’t kill a ’toon.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 11 months ago

    Pastis will NEVER Lerner! He’s hit a new Lowe!

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    Greyhame  11 months ago

    Well, Bill and Bill. This strip has gone straight into the john, Williams!

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    Snolep  11 months ago

    You’ll know he’s dead for sure when starts decomposing.

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    mjb515  11 months ago

    Go full 1812 Overture, just to be sure.

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    TerBer  11 months ago

    Make it stop! Rat, shoot Pastis.

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    Al Nala  11 months ago

    Let’s us blow dis joint. Wit’ a megaton stink bomb.

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    mail2jbl  11 months ago

    Cartoon Boy will be the next victim of Rat’s gun if he keeps bringing back Franz.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Yep, this guy has a thousand lives just like Kenny from “Southpark”

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 11 months ago

    The fact that this Franz guy is shown much more than the crocs, and Zeebra neighbor is just not right

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    JudyAz  11 months ago

    Take him out for a brewski, then down to the basketball court to see if he can hang on to the rimsky (korsakov).

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    Herb L 1954  11 months ago

    Hans,and Franz are here to pump(clap,clap)you up ;)

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    ldloudin  11 months ago

    Seriously Steph, could you put some of the effort you devote to this utterly lame character stream & other 1 week weaklings into a few croc strips? I love & miss Larry, family & henchmen!!!

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    Ermine Notyours  11 months ago

    A pun involving the name Vinnie. That’s my opening for this idea for a strip:

    Pig becomes the ranger at a wildlife preserve, saying, “Now no deer will be hurt unless I say so.” Outside the fence are two dejected hunters. Inside is a buck named Vinnie and his two children, a boy and a girl. Goat asks the name of the deer he is pointing to. Pig says, “The daughter is over there, so that must be Vinnie’s son.” BLAM-BLAM!!

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    sfletch1  11 months ago

    You shot the wrong man.

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    bookworm0812  11 months ago

    I hope you got him at close range this time.

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    WCraft Premium Member 11 months ago

    I guess Santa didn’t leave Pastis that book: 1001 Jokes that don’t involve a Pun…

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    loveabulldesign  11 months ago

    I shot Franz Pun Prof, but I did not shoot his pal Vinnie

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    pnmiq  11 months ago

    Who doesn’t love a good pun? Now, a bad one ( many examples above), not so much.

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    Satchel,Koko,LDL,Kenny Premium Member 11 months ago

    Cartoon and comments fun to read!

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    NORTHIDAHO  11 months ago

    The Three Stooges museum is having a show of Moz’art

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    matjestaet  11 months ago

    Usually I laugh at Steph’s puns, but this time I had to ponder heavily, since Beethoven is rather pronounced Beht Hhhoh Fen in German….

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    whoa  11 months ago

    why oh why ohio, why did I ever leave ohio – no pun, just fun

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    hariseldon59  11 months ago

    Forget it, Rat, he’ll just un-die again.

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    ascha35-gocomics  11 months ago
    Ok, let’s move on, that’s been milked enough.
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    Nobody_Important  11 months ago

    Guessing I am the only one who enjoys this. Sigh I’ll give myself a time out, not need to tell me.

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    Cminuscomics&stories Premium Member 11 months ago

    Thank you, Stephan, for not smoking.

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    Chris Sherlock  11 months ago

    He’ll be Bach.

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    LrdSlvrhnd  11 months ago

    Does this mean that Franz is now decomposing?

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    Sisyphos  11 months ago

    Let’s hope your aim was better this time, Rat! Bye bye Franz-baby!

    And while you’re at it, Rat, maybe you should pop a cap on Cartoon-Boy….

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