Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 21, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 3 years ago

    Time to stop going all ape about this.

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    juncarlo  almost 3 years ago

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

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    Arianne  almost 3 years 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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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  almost 3 years ago

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

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    sirbadger  almost 3 years ago

    Loonie coins are worth money in Canada.

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    Plebeians for Elevation of Tripe Acrimony

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    hangedman  almost 3 years ago

    Well, at least they think rat is human.

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    comic4matt  almost 3 years ago

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

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    chris_weaver  almost 3 years ago

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

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Fine cartoon. Well played.

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  almost 3 years ago

    How do they do it

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    finkd  almost 3 years ago

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

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    Kaputnik  almost 3 years ago

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

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    CrazyPri  almost 3 years ago

    Congratulations to Stephan on winning the Reuben Award! <3

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    jmillerqld Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Loons are beautiful

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    blunebottle  almost 3 years ago

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

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    PICTO  almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years ago

    Candy from a baby dept:

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    dwane.scoty1  almost 3 years ago

    Hooray for the word Burners!

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    Jeff0811  almost 3 years 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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    Breadboard  almost 3 years ago

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

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    Masterskrain Premium Member almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years ago

    PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals.

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    aerotica69  almost 3 years ago

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

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    wingalls  almost 3 years ago

    PETA Word Police cases are tried in Kangaroo Court.

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    Dave Ferro  almost 3 years ago

    MUCH better…. LOL!!!!!

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    Agapostemon  almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years ago

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

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    Cerabooge  almost 3 years ago

    Or we could say “Be the Mengele victim”.

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    Zebrastripes  almost 3 years ago

    Political correctness is insanity

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    Spacetech  almost 3 years ago

    That’s Retarded

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    MichaelHelwig  almost 3 years ago

    Last panel could have just said “Trump”

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    bbbmorrell  almost 3 years ago

    They don’t monkey around!

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    unclepablo  almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years ago

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

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    darcyandsimon  almost 3 years ago

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

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

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

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    marilynnbyerly  almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years 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!  almost 3 years ago

    Rat just gave them a sick burn!

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    dlaemmerhirt999  almost 3 years ago

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

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    No need for the last panel; it was implied.

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    tripwire45  almost 3 years ago

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

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    cdgar  almost 3 years ago

    Sounds like the PETA I love to hate.

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    edreajr  almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years ago

    Loons are probably insulted.

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    Concretionist  almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years ago

    don’t insult the loons

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    TIMH  almost 3 years ago

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

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    Sisyphos  almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years ago

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

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    tad1  almost 3 years ago

    PETA is totally cuckoo.

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    tad1  almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years 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  almost 3 years ago

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

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    scrimblo   over 2 years ago

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

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    PBS1!  about 1 year ago

    FACTS! Facts on facts!

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    Sooploosh  4 months ago

    my neighbor’s guinea pig isn’t offended about this saying, as his main focus at the time I asked was getting away from my dog. I kept a good grip on him but I can still understand the little guy’s motives as he probably didn’t trust my grip as the only thing stopping this large, hungry, drooling monster from eating him.

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