Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 20, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Please, make sure the scone is gluten-free.

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    juncarlo  about 1 year ago

    I still think that trying to be politically correct in everything can turn out to be stupid and if what Pastis describes in this strip is true, that would confirm.

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    oldpine52  about 1 year ago

    Not only is truth stranger than fiction, it’s also stupider.

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    weatherford.joe  about 1 year ago

    I remember when that story broke. I think everyone’s reaction was similar to Rat’s.

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    B UTTONS  about 1 year ago

    P.E.T.A. is also demanding more bird-seed income level housing. Otherwise, they will send the trained the pigeons to white wash the politicians and social advocates’ cars.

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    PICTO  about 1 year ago

    I’ve seen the way cats treat people…where’s the ethics in that?

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    deojaideep  about 1 year ago

    insult to injury

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    Johnny Q Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Sort of like the term “herstory” is real…

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    JasonBall  about 1 year ago

    I like the juxtaposition of Rat popping into Pastis’ office, then walking back. It’s different.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  about 1 year ago

    Isn´t that an old one? Also seen plenty insane stuff from P.I.T.A.

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    Zykoic  about 1 year ago

    Save The Scones.

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    Ksandler4570  about 1 year ago

    PETA are also the idiots who got upset from a Jurassic Park photo with a dead triceratops #noselfawareness

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Really? THIS causes outrage? You’d think this was as important an issue as a green vs. pink dress or something. *rolls eyes*

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    The Old Wolf  about 1 year ago

    *P*eople *E*ating *T*asty *A*nimals: That’s the PETA that I support. There’s room for all of God’s creatures in this world… right next to the potatoes and gravy.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member about 1 year ago

    PETA have mastered the art of trolling. It’s the cheapest form of increasing brand awareness there is.

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    KevDoneIt  about 1 year ago

    Maybe P.E.T.A. should try to get rid of all the windmill generators. They are killing more birds, really, than a few words will ever kill.

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    silverking1953  about 1 year ago

    Two stoned birds with one weed?

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    Plumbob Wilson  about 1 year ago

    Wonder what they do with “beating a dead horse”.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I remember when they wanted Fishkill NY to change its name.

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    zerotvus  about 1 year ago

    PETA..people eating tasty animals..

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    Nuliajuk  about 1 year ago

    Didn’t we already see this one?

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    EcurbYkspohs  about 1 year ago

    Think like a Croc ….. Croc Power !

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    Sakura Tomoe  about 1 year ago

    Luckily nobody ever listens to anything PETA has to say. Unless it’s my favorite PETA, People Eating Tasty Animals.

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    James Wolfenstein  about 1 year ago

    we should put an end to peta and “kill two birds with one stone” :D

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    While it is real (I think it was a couple of years ago), I’m pleased about the fact that the proposal has received nothing but mockery from pretty much everyone.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    And don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.

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    Mr. Organization  about 1 year ago

    I had to Google this to see if the proposed change was real, and it is. I understand what PETA is trying to accomplish, but its methods are undermining its efforts to do so.

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    mjb515  about 1 year ago

    What if you feed the birds the Scone of Stone?

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    beegwoop  about 1 year ago

    All the animals kill each other, so isn’t us killing them just the food chain? Or is it somehow different for humans.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Scones are hardly a wholesome food source for birds. Shame on you, PETA, for suggesting so.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Maybe they should try something like “Better bread then dead” and see how that goes over….

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    aerotica69  about 1 year ago

    I ask myself that same question every day.

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    Joseph Shelby Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Mind you, biologists are now openly saying that feeding bread to birds in your local parks is a really bad idea.

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    the_man_in_the_moon  about 1 year ago

    Tom Lehrer:“All the world seems in tune on a spring afternoonWhen we’re poisoning pigeons in the parkEvery Sunday you’ll see my sweetheart and meAs we poison the pigeons in the park”

    One of my favourite songs.

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    Purple People Eater  about 1 year ago

    I didn’t believe this at first, so I googled it. This really is true, and some of PETA’s suggestions are… let’s call them “ridiculous”, although that’s not nearly a strong enough word.

    Also, vegans and vegetarians sometimes say “I don’t eat my friends”, because they like animals (I like animals too, especially with grilled or deep-fried). I’m a horticulturalist, so I’d like to ask: What does PETA have against plants? Why is peeling a potato less violent than skinning a cat? I’m sure the potato would disagree.

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    wrd2255  about 1 year ago

    With every statement like these, the Right has an orgasm and picks up 10,000 voters. PETA, You’re. Not. Helping.

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    mail2jbl  about 1 year ago

    I’ll tell you what’s happening, Rat – we’re letting militant left-wingers bully us into submitting to their agenda of political correctness.

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    lamunyon  about 1 year ago

    Funny, which shows that it is getting harder to tell what is parody and what is real:

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    VICTOR PROULX  about 1 year ago

    Pastis got a joke in, and demonstrated how messed up the world is. Two birds with one stone.

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    realexander  about 1 year ago

    But isn’t it unhealthy to feed birds ultra-processed foods?

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    Steve Dutch  about 1 year ago

    Frankly, stones taste better and are less dry.

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    rugeirn  about 1 year ago

    What do you do with a moral stance that can’t tell the difference between torturing an animal and a turn of phrase? Ignore it. It’s not worth your time.

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    Mentor397  about 1 year ago

    #* Peta. They’re more interested in annoying people than getting people on their side.

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    NORTHIDAHO  about 1 year ago

    Are scones even good for birds ?

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    J Quest  about 1 year ago

    Normally PBS tries to serve two puns with one groan…

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I believe that most vegetarians have no use for PETA. Horrible organization.

    I oppose “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” because I actually favor the ethical treatment of animals.

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    darcyandsimon  about 1 year ago

    OMG, it IS for real! Sigh…

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    JudyAz  about 1 year ago

    Let that scone sit for a few days and you can still kill two birds with it.

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    Bookworm  about 1 year ago

    Let him who is without stone cast the first scone.

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    Cerabooge  about 1 year ago

    Wow. Such extreme (and often hateful) reactions to a mild suggestion. I kinda like the phrase. The original phrase is ridiculously out of date, anyway; how many people have any idea how to use a sling? Even the slingshot is rare, now, and as for simply throwing the stone, I’ve never been accurate enough to hit one bird with two dozen stones.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Tell P.E.T.A. to shove it where the sun don’t shine

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

    PETA schmeta, you cant go around and tell people what to say or not say….they have lost their true mission….

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    Spiney Norman Premium Member about 1 year ago

    How does PETA feel about animals eating animals?

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    DCBakerEsq  about 1 year ago

    A bird in the hand should be let free to fly away. And, poop on your car.

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    ItaliaNicholas  about 1 year ago

    What is happening?

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    Why? We have way too much goose poop to track in now. Imagine adding ostrich poop. J. J. Audubon shot 1,000s of birds then drew them The Audubon Society bought and destroyed our WI Goose Pond after many years of our hunts there. Last visit zero geese and ducks. So sad!

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    Smokie  about 1 year ago

    I am a hunter that likes birds. Fried, baked, grilled. In sauce or gravy. One stone to kill 2? Sounds like a good hunting day to me. I did not get to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables only.

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    MS72  about 1 year ago

    Please do not give that org. any more publicity.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I’m not sure what the heck is safe to say anymore! (Is “heck” OK?)

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    COL Crash  about 1 year ago

    We keep letting those fringe fanatics take the lead in the discussions.

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    rbmumsie  about 1 year ago

    Woohoo!!! Congrats on winning the 2019 Reuben!!!

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    Stargazer1950  about 1 year ago

    Congratulations, Stephan, winner of the 2019 Reuben Award!!!!

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    Free the pigs!  about 1 year ago

    Rat rage 2019

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    Snoots  about 1 year ago

    One has to admit, this being real, PETA is being incredibly stupid. Humans or no humans, animals die every day. They are eaten by other animals. Get a clue PETA.

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    Back to Big Mike  about 1 year ago

    F@@k PETA, and the horse they wouldn’t ride on, because it would be cruel, or something like that.

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    ralph.barone  about 1 year ago

    But then again, they say not to feed bread to ducks because it kills them, so we’re right back where we started from…

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    comics001  about 1 year ago

    Goat reads strange newspapers. This “news” is half a year old.

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    hitek1st  about 1 year ago

    Sure think there could have been a ‘gator tie in here somewhere. Miss those ’gators when they’re not around.

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    TwilightFaze  about 1 year ago

    Hey PETA: I work from home and get paid to effectively eat pizza in my underwear while binge-watching Netflix. I KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE that way!! Don’t like that I said it? Cry me a river and tell me what a bad person I am. See if that changes my mind.

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    Free the pigs!  about 1 year ago

    Rat is the swear king.

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    poopsypoo Premium Member about 1 year ago

    OMG, Pastis, you’re one up on Rat!!!

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    comicsboi Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Wait, so is the scone poisoned so as to get the same effect?

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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    It appears that some PETA-loving Comic Censor Guy didn’t like the post I made hours ago and deep-sixed it, so I’ll just say Rat is right and so is his alter ego, Cartoon-Boy….

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    Cypherion  about 1 year ago

    Lets make a deal

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    Chris Sherlock  about 1 year ago

    If everybody suddenly became vegetarian/vegan, wouldn’t that lead to overpopulation of the animal kingdom?

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member about 1 year ago

    A few years ago PETA wanted the Green Bay Packers (they were first sponsored by a meat packing company) to change their name to the Green Bay Pickers, as in fruit pickers, as in nearby Door County apple and cherry pickers, as in…THESE PEOPLE ARE INSANE!

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    Concretionist  about 1 year ago

    Peta is is a farce, imo. I get what they’re about, but if goddess hadn’t wanted us to eat meat it wouldn’t taste good! (Yeah, candy… and scones… taste good too, but they were invented by humans). Be vegan if you wish, but leave me alone about my burger!

    Every scone is (too) high in “simple” carbs (white flour, sugar, raisins…) and too low in the things that birds really need in their crops (seeds, bugs). We feed them seeds for sustenance and suet for a treat (and for the wood peckers et al who don’t really eat seeds)

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    Dumb Smarto (who needs something to do)  about 1 year ago

    Most of P.E.T.A. is cuckoo.

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    paullp Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Googled it to confirm it is true. And while I consider myself to be very progressive and forward-thinking, for the first time since I’ve been reading this strip I agree with Rat.

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    jonesbeltone  about 1 year ago

    Sorry, but Rat, get the bat again.

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    El Cobbo Grande  about 1 year ago

    Everybody gets one so no one is left out

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    highrollerhydra87  about 1 year ago

    Isn’t starch unhealthy for birds?

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    rjgray9  about 1 year ago

    Leave no Scone unturned.

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    Love2laugh  12 months ago

    I’ve heard that saying before Ha ha ah… Feed two birds with one scone.I like that.

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