Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 21, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 9 months ago

    Time to stop going all ape about this.

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    juncarlo  9 months ago

    Rat, it would be very polite if you said that they have different mental abilities than normal ones.

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    Arianne  9 months ago

    Wow! She rushed in there so fast, her ponytail is flying!

    Oops, make that- her gathered back and secured, freely hanging hair is flying!

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  9 months ago

    Like the comic book censor, the PETA word police pops out of nowhere ticked off… I mean annoyed.

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    sirbadger  9 months ago

    Loonie coins are worth money in Canada.

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    B UTTONS  9 months ago


    Plebeians for Elevation of Tripe Acrimony

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    hangedman  9 months ago

    Well, at least they think rat is human.

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    comic4matt  9 months ago

    Let Rat be a rat! Otherwise, it’s racist.

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    chris_weaver  9 months ago

    Uh-oh, Rat just used an anti-loonite slur!

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 9 months ago

    Fine cartoon. Well played.

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  9 months ago

    How do they do it

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    finkd  9 months ago

    All of this wordplay and political correctness is for the birds ( or should that be avian life forms ? ).

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    Kaputnik  9 months ago

    I suppose you can’t tell them they’re cuckoo, either. They’ll go ape sh…, aw nuts.

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    CrazyPri  9 months ago

    Congratulations to Stephan on winning the Reuben Award! <3

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    jmillerqld Premium Member 9 months ago

    Loons are beautiful

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    blunebottle  9 months ago

    Hey, I’m OK with PETA’s being described as having diminished mental capacity…

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    PICTO  9 months ago

    If animals are so ethical, where did the old saying “Don’t play leapfrog with a unicorn” come from?

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 9 months ago

    Candy from a baby dept:

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    dwane.scoty1  9 months ago

    Hooray for the word Burners!

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    sxorr  9 months ago

    Well! That was laugh-out-loud funny!

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    Jeff0811  9 months ago

    That PETA guy is as mad as a wet hen. It seems these days you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some PC correct ass (donkey).

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    EcurbYkspohs  9 months ago

    Freedom of speech must always rule…..Rat Bat the censor…….Croc Power !

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 9 months ago

    Rat usually doest’t turn turtle to coo-coos that like to monkey around with him! Usually, he really has a cow, and goes after them with his bat….

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    gr8fuldean  9 months ago

    PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals.

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    aerotica69  9 months ago

    Look Norman, the loons! They’re welcoming us back!

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    wingalls  9 months ago

    PETA Word Police cases are tried in Kangaroo Court.

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    Dave Ferro  9 months ago

    MUCH better…. LOL!!!!!

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    Agapostemon  9 months ago

    Looks like Pastis has found a new motherlode of grievances to mine. Prepare for the puns to rain like cats and dogs!

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    ChazNCenTex Premium Member 9 months ago

    C’mon PETA, being loony has nothing to do with the bird. It’s from lunatic and the old idea that the moon (Luna) causes madness. Don’t anyone mention that to to the Astrophysical Union.

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    Bucinka  9 months ago

    I remember them recently pressuring University of South Carolina to change their mascot name. First, no animal is harmed just by calling it a name; and second, with the thousands of schools with animal mascots, why pick on South Carolina?! To me it was just an attention grab.

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    eolan59  9 months ago

    The PETA Word Police should stop bugging…I mean stop annoying Rat

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    Cerabooge  9 months ago

    Or we could say “Be the Mengele victim”.

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    Zebrastripes  9 months ago

    Political correctness is insanity

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    Spacetech  9 months ago

    That’s Retarded

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    MichaelHelwig  9 months ago

    Last panel could have just said “Trump”

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    bbbmorrell  9 months ago

    They don’t monkey around!

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    unclepablo  9 months ago

    I think the PC police can go to far… but we do think in words and the words we use directly affect what and how we think. For example I think Steph used the word loons because no one uses the word “retard” any more to describe someone with diminished mental capacity.

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    Sephten  9 months ago

    I think Stephan should be commended for not using ‘boobies’ …

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    Cmcmail2000  9 months ago

    Censors like book burners are seldom happy with the results , they move on to burning authors.

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    darcyandsimon  9 months ago

    Nope. “Humans with challenged brain cells” seems much less pointed in its tone.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Rat being PC? What have they done with the real Rat?

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    marilynnbyerly  9 months ago

    A big mistake there. “Loon” is a pejorative term for someone who is mentally ill. It should be the p.c. police, not PETA. (For the record, I agree with the p.c. police on this one.)

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    zeexenon  9 months ago

    Hey PETA, being a division of The Audubon Society, does the fact that J.J.A. killed most of the critters he drew?

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    Snoots  9 months ago

    PETA is just bull-headed. Uh… jackasses. Uhh….Look, I’m all for preventing cruelty to animals. The question required: “What is cruelty and when is it someone else’s business?” It would seem among the many major issues on this planet (abuse of children, war, pollution of our home, financial greed that impoverishes others), they could pick a more noble cause than picking at verbal tradition. Wait… oh, I’m so sorry… didn’t mean to get serious here. PETA… you’re a bunch of uh… wheat flakes! Or something.

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    Free the pigs!  9 months ago

    Rat just gave them a sick burn!

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    dlaemmerhirt999  9 months ago

    PETA had very little credibility BEFORE they mocked the WONDERFUL Steve Irwin. Now they have none.

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    WCraft Premium Member 9 months ago

    No need for the last panel; it was implied.

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    tripwire45  9 months ago

    Shouldn’t PETA love the rat but hate the human?

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    cdgar  9 months ago

    Sounds like the PETA I love to hate.

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    edreajr  9 months ago

    If you’re always looking to be insulted you will be able to find insults in places no one else could.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  9 months ago

    Loons are probably insulted.

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    Concretionist  9 months ago

    Word Police: Petulantly Propritous Pestilential Poohbahs. Perish!

    (sorry, pestilential does refer to disease organisms, which PETA may cherish, for all I know)

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    oakie817  9 months ago

    don’t insult the loons

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    TIMH  9 months ago

    You mean retards. Oops, guess I can’t say that either.

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    Sisyphos  9 months ago

    “Loons” says it all, and more economically, ya dirty PETA word-coppers! Ya ain’t taking Rat’s Word without a fight, see?!

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    ItaliaNicholas  9 months ago

    Don’t they know that “loons” in this case is short for “lunatics”?

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    tad1  9 months ago

    PETA is totally cuckoo.

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    tad1  9 months ago

    For a minute there, I thought the sign on the hat said “PETA World Police.” Yikes, now there’s a scary thought!

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    paullp Premium Member 9 months ago

    If a racist is one who discriminates against other races, and a speciesist is one who discriminates against other species, what would Rat be if he had written that PETA was nuts or bananas? A foodist?

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    Love2laugh  9 months ago

    Wait so now they’re making fun of P.E.T.A!?!?

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    Laly Lulu  5 months ago

    I love guinea pigs. They don’t deserve to have chemicals and other possibly harmful things tested on them.

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