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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 26, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    That is a harsh pun-ishment.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Gotta ask, do you think of a “pun” and reverse engineer a story leading up to it, or do they just come to all at once?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    Personally, I would’ve like this to be published next Sunday — 2 June — which is my birthday.

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    cdgar  over 2 years ago

    Well deserved conk on the old hollow noggin.

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    juncarlo  over 2 years ago

    Haha! Pastis is not hippy moore.

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    hariseldon59  over 2 years ago

    Basically a rip-off of Sandra Boynton’s “Hippo Birdie Two Ewes” birthday card. That one’s been around for decades.

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    einarbt  over 2 years ago

    Is Tay new in the suburb? Wonder what would happen if she met the crock?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Manny Moore is a nice addition.

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    kaffekup   over 2 years ago

    I almost got it before the second to last panel.

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    gbars70  over 2 years ago

    That result took one excruciating journey. Pastis’ should be under arrest

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    mommadillo  over 2 years ago

    Anybody got a spare bat?

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    blunebottle  over 2 years ago

    That one took too much work.

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    The Moose Group  over 2 years ago

    Saw it coming. But just like when you passing an accident on the highway, I just could not divert my eyes

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    GeifuKe  over 2 years ago

    Mei. Burt. Tay. Lorde. Wes. Tu. Monte. Ai. Gao. As it is noted here, MY birthday party is International; although I admit, I did NOT want to invite Lorde, and I am no fan of Taylor, either Rod or Swift.

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    Hippie Burt must be Rat in disguise.

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    Better wear a helmet when embarking on a pun ride, Pastis.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member over 2 years ago

    It must really hurt Stephan’s arm to reach that far.

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Well everyday is someone’s Birthday ! …….. Croc Power !

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    dadoctah  over 2 years ago

    Saw where this was going as soon as I hit “Call me Tay”.

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    lproven  over 2 years ago

    Shouldn’t Tay be wearing glasses when she returns? :-)

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    chris_o42  over 2 years ago

    That took a lot of work. Wonder if he sits up all night long thinking up this stuff?

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    JasonBall  over 2 years ago

    You always know when he’s winding up for a convoluted wordplay and I love it.

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    beegwoop  over 2 years ago

    Once I read the first panel, I knew something very punny was coming.

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    Excellent Pastis! Love it!

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    ArtyD2 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Call me ‘Tay’. Thus begins a whale of a pun.

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    Steverino Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I can’t read these anymore. I’m getting appundicidis.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Yeah, Pastis definitely had it coming

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    rawalko  over 2 years ago

    You know what’s up from the first panel. And yet you follow it through to the end. We have no one to blame but ourselves.

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    Jack12one  over 2 years ago

    I love this strip. Keep up the good work, Pastis, if you survive the beating. ha ha

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    Phydeux  over 2 years ago

    It’s your car Tay and you’ll pry if you want to…

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    artsyguy65  over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of an old friend who had two strange quirks: a phobia about glass jars, and an annual craving for baked goods topped with pickles. I recall fondly helping her put the canned dills on her cake each year. Thwack! Thud! Ow!

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    El Cobbo Grande  over 2 years ago

    Hahahahahaha ……had to read it twice before it sunk in!

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    wrloftis  over 2 years ago

    That’s a Mercedes Benz logo on Burt’s T.

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    cupertino jay  over 2 years ago

    swearls < pine

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    Diat60  over 2 years ago

    Can’t begin to imagine the convolutions of Mr. Pastis’ thoughts.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 2 years ago

    When you see THAT MANY WORD BALLOONS in a P.B.S strip, you just KNOW a real groaner is coming! Keep them coming, Toon Boy! And yes, most people secretly LOVE THEM, even though they will NEVER admit it!

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    Emmett Wayne  over 2 years ago

    I had him at ’Tay".

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    JudyAz  over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of several years ago. I was sent a birthday card that had a picture of a hippopotamus, a parrot, and two female sheep on the front. Inside it read…

    … Hippo Birdie Two Ewes.

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    nosirrom  over 2 years ago

    I think it was impolite not to introduce the sheep by their names.

    Ewes: Liv, Ina Sue.

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    Al Nala  over 2 years ago

    VOY, eh?

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    B UTTONS  over 2 years ago

    Swift hippie “love-style” justice for Taylor

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    Flossie Mud Duck  over 2 years ago

    This has to be the most laborious of all. Happy birthday, Tay.

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    zeexenon  over 2 years ago

    Six days early for me, but tanks. Otay, Butweat?

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    johndifool  over 2 years ago

    Anyone else weirded out by how humans hang around with talking farm animals like it’s the most normal thing in the world? Shouldn’t the PBS world just be anthropomorphic animals, and no humans at all?

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    Upton O'Goode  over 2 years ago

    Leave the room! You can’t cause a stink like that and stay n here!

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    ChessPirate  over 2 years ago

    Then the two Utes from New Yawk showed up and K.A.O.S. N-sued…

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    mooncat542002  over 2 years ago

    Bad Puns are good for the head.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  over 2 years ago

    From the FIRST panel I knew this was going to be EPIC.

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    Loopy Frogger Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Wish I could give this one more than a like… Maybe a bodacious like…

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    Patlet  over 2 years ago

    Get some boomerang rabbits so you can have Hoppy Returns too!

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    frodisaur2  over 2 years ago

    Why is Hippie Burt wearing a shirt with a Mercedes logo on it?

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    Kali  over 2 years ago

    Can we borrow that bat? You missed a spot….

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    Executor2  over 2 years ago

    I think female sheep used as the word “ewe” is the most common word Pastis uses for his puns. Apparently it’s hard to come up with a semi-reasonable noun that sounds like “you”, but these ewes could almost be promoted to regular characters in his strip.

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    sperry532  over 2 years ago

    Oh, lordy. That was a good one.

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    magdala666  over 2 years ago

    LOL Love the puns!

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    soaringblocks  over 2 years ago

    Stephen, you nailed it good this time! LOL. Thanks!! {I don’t know how you do it though.}

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    It’s been done. Cuter.

    https://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/hippobirdiecards.html

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    eddi_tbh  over 2 years ago

    Rolled in like the perfect storm.

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Yay, the Hippie Slugger!

    Will Cartoon-Boy never learn that these elaborately constructed puns merit a beat-down?!

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    TheDOCTOR  over 2 years ago

    You sure that Hippie isn’t Jimmy Buffet ?

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    poopsypoo Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Oh man, & he does it again?!?!

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    57BelAir  over 2 years ago

    Good job Hippie Burt.

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    phetus  over 2 years ago

    Why does Pig beat up Pastis because of something that PIG said himself?

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    Love2laugh  over 2 years ago

    I like it when he does puns like this.

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    CT-55555  almost 2 years ago

    My birthday is the day after this strip came out! So close!

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    Muddy Piggy  about 1 year ago

    This is probably the best Pearls strip ever.

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