Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 21, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 3 years ago

    Never tick off the editor.

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    gocomics  over 3 years ago

    Callback (of sorts) to

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    Yontrop  over 3 years ago

    I don’t think the problem was with yesterday’s strip.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I thought Gocomics was more open to personal opinions, but I guess not.

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    GeifuKe  over 3 years ago

    Stephan should use a contractor. His alignment is messy. He should be stripped of his rank. Maybe it is his strip which is rank.

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  over 3 years ago

    Nice try Steve, but maybe you should stick to Timmy Failure

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    eisneun  over 3 years ago

    I always knew Pastis was biased.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Looks like a sinking strip. Pastis, will you go down with the strip?

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I always knew this strip leaned to the right.

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    enigmamz  over 3 years ago

    Is this like a misprint dollar bill? Should we save it and take to a collector really quick (once everyone gets there, it won’t be “rare” anymore!)???

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    amethyst52 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Is this an oblique reference to Non Sequitr getting booted from some newspapers?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Sucks when publishers require all their strips to have a particular slant.

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    mickjam  over 3 years ago

    Freedom of press in your country? Not for long, if Drumpf has his way.

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    MoeyTehr  over 3 years ago

    Solidarity with Wiley Miller?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Just remember, trump HATES the 1st Amendment, and wants control of ALL content. PERIOD!!!

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    YippiKiAyMofo  over 3 years ago

    We apologise for the fault in the cartoon placement. Those responsible have been sacked.

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    wrd2255  over 3 years ago

    “It’s just another crooked strip by crooked Stephan. Sad”

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    Spacetech  over 3 years ago

    Bleak for sure…

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    rmercer Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Probably just as well the last panel got cut off…

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    Emmett Wayne  over 3 years ago

    I hope Stephan only got paid 75% of his fee for today, since he only drew 3 panels!

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    HarryLime Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Come on Steven. Put that law degree to work.

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    Malcolm Hall  over 3 years ago

    Pastis says that he does his strips months in advance

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 3 years ago

    just like the old SNL skit, …….what the Klingons and Romulans

    could not do, …what hand phasers, the ship’s phasers and photon torpedoes could not do was to defend the Enterprise from

    all alien attacks. the entity that DID defeat the Enterprise and Captain Kirk was the brass at NBC

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    If the timeline wasn’t too short, I would think this was for Wiley Miller.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member over 3 years ago

    This is Titanic!

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    russef  over 3 years ago

    Don’t be too alarmed, Creator. We can censor that newspaper as they censored the comic.

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    Sportymonk  over 3 years ago

    This is a comic for families. Obscenities should be censored. The authors know the rules. Even television used to have a code of ethics. (long gone)

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    Sportymonk  over 3 years ago

    Freedom of the Press is subject to “reasonable restrictions” just like Hillary said when discussing the 2nd Amendment and she said, "If it is a Constitutional right (It is but apparently she didn’t know) it like all other rights are subject to “reasonable restriction”. That cost her my vote when she thinks her ideas of reasonable can change the Constitution.

    I don’t like Trump but there was no other choice. He was the lesser of two evils literally.

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    darcyandsimon  over 3 years ago

    I’d like to thank everyone who has made comments, and comments on the comments, for remembering the rules of civil discourse. You’ve agreed to disagree while respecting all the viewpoints here. This is so rare!

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    jc17  over 3 years ago

    And this whole discussion is a nice example of why I’m glad I no longer depend on local hard-copy “news” sources for anything. Due to the mechanics of delivery of printed material, there is only a very small set of locally-available sources, and they clearly consider it acceptable to censor even such trivial things as the background smudges in the comics. This tells me a lot about how reliable they might be for more serious stories that have a real effect on their customers. It’s essentially impossible for internet sources to control what I read, so that’s now a much better news source. Note that I’m saying that it’s all true; we all (should;-) know better than that. It’s just that a delivery medium that can’t suppress offensive material is inherently more trustworthy that a delivery medium that can and does respond to a trivial offense by blocking the source for all their readers.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 3 years ago

    The strip is being dropped, about an inch on the right.

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    Bill LaRocque Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Well done.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Pastis is an absolute genius. Whether you agree with him or not, he sure knows how to stir the pot!

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    Paulsy  over 3 years ago

    Yes and nicely done. Here’s to solidarity with Wiley Miller!

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I didn’t make a hole in his teapot.

    It already had a hole in it when I borrowed it.

    When I returned it, there was no hole it it.

    I never even borrowed a teapot from him.

    I don’t even drink tea.

    Come over for tea and we’ll talk about it.

    If he’ll loan me a teapot.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    So Red Skelton says to Al Capp, “What kind of work do you do?”

    Al Capp says, “I do a comic strip.”

    Red Skelton says, “OK, go ahead and undress. I enjoy a good laugh.”

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    They’re making “Fight Club 2”! But I can’t talk about it.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 3 years ago

    Probably this one is another in Pastis’ collection of strips ridiculing the braindead Comics Censors, and has nothing to do with Wiley. That said, however: The Kansas City Star joined the other cowardly newspapers in dropping the strip. (To add insult to injury, they replaced it with “Nancy”!) But they printed (mutltiple times) Trump’s idiotic comments about bleephole countries and his contemptible comments about grabbing bleep, WITHOUT the bleeps. (And, of course, we all know hypocrites who clutch their pearls at so-called “cuss words”, yet have no problem at all writing, saying, or bellowing ethnic, racial, and religious slurs.) To paraphrase conservative pundit George Will’s comment about Trump, “What a sad, embarrassing wreck of a newspaper.”

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member over 3 years ago

    That’s the inventive Stephan Pastis we’ve come to know and love over the years! Good to see him again. (I’m dying to know what’s in panel four.)

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    Eric S   over 3 years ago

    Uh Oh the strip is sinking like a ship!

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Funniest headline in the whole Wiley mess is the one that notes the strip is being dropped by… ready for this…?

    The Effingham Daily News

    Effing. Heheheh. You said effing.

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    Neoprene Wedgie Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Pearls is printed just fine. It’s the rest of the newspaper that’s crooked.

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    chmsam  over 3 years ago

    Mr. Pastis, Thank you.

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    jackproarty  over 3 years ago

    Well here we go again

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    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    A good cartoonist always goes down with his strip, they say.

    So long, Cartoon-Boy!

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    wiatr Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I can see that tomorrow’s paper will print a message that this strip is intentionally printed this way. It’ll cut down on calls to the editor – a bit.

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    God particle  over 3 years ago

    That sucks. They should boot the editors thar missed it and fine the crap our of the cartoonist. Not fire them.

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