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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 25, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 years ago

    Bourbon is ok, though.

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    alaskajohn1  about 2 years ago

    It’s 9:00 somewhere in the world.

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    pearlsbs  about 2 years ago

    But you can drink a Dr. Pepper at 10, 2 and 4.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I know someone can do it and not being arrested .

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    Bilan  about 2 years ago

    Oh man, the pig is putting Pig in the pen.

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    hariseldon59  about 2 years ago

    Maybe the officer thought Pig was enjoying a different kind of ‘coke’.

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    Kind&Kinder  about 2 years ago

    You can drink a 7-UP anytime!

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    Gent  about 2 years ago

    And having a mentos after coke is a highly punishable offence.

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    pschearer Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I heard that “Coke and Nabs” (Nabisco cheese & PB crackers) was a common breakfast in the South. Maybe not lately.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Pepsi is 24/7.

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    unfair.de  about 2 years ago

    I don’t get that one. Can someone tell me the reference?

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    Charliegirl Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Coca Cola is good any time of day or night.

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    nitromicro  about 2 years ago

    Nasty coke habit.

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    doctordon46  about 2 years ago

    He should of had a V8. Headslap!

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    comics001  about 2 years ago

    The sad thing is that I wasn’t sure that it isn’t a law somewhere in the USA.

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    lproven  about 2 years ago

    Can someone explain WTF this is about for a non-American? I have absolutely no clue. Perhaps it relates to some TV advertising or something? The rest of the world has different advertising. For everything.

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    Ksandler4570  about 2 years ago

    Prediction: When this strip comes out in a treasury, Steph will have a comment about how this is actually a law somewhere, maybe he read a book about strange laws in the US or something.

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    rudypoogamer  about 2 years ago

    Sounds like that law was bought and paid for by PepsiCo.

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    GROG Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I drink Pepsi any time I feel like it. If Coke were my preferred drink, I’d do the same.

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    Breadboard  about 2 years ago

    Dr Alban … Ragga Music … Man …. Croc Power !

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    jpayne4040  about 2 years ago

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse, Pig!

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    Geophyzz  about 2 years ago

    I’ve always thought that there should be Convertible Police, cruising the highways in search of convertible owners who drive with the top up in warm weather. The confiscated vehicles would be distributed to us enlightened people who could use another.

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    DaBoogadie  about 2 years ago

    Coors Light, official beer of Saturday morning. This is real…..stupid.

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    mjb515  about 2 years ago

    Or move to a non totalitarian state.

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    Zebrastripes  about 2 years ago

    It’ll put your nerves on end, kid!

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    jeffiekins  about 2 years ago

    “Have a Coke in the morning” was a major advertising campaign some years back, IIRC.

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    fjames01  about 2 years ago

    Maybe this reference? It Is Now Illegal To Offer Soda To Kids In One California City

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    sheilag  about 2 years ago

    Back in the late 80s, Coca-Cola tried marketing Coke as an alternative to a morning cup of coffee… that didn’t work out and if I recall, the campaign ended after only a couple of months. I do remember hearing their little jingle “Coke in the morning” on the radio though… :-)

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    LKrueger41  about 2 years ago

    I once had a neighbor (native of Canada) who poured a Coke into a glass at night. She liked it flat and room temperature in the morning. No accounting for taste, I say.

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    asmbeers  about 2 years ago

    Must be in a northern coastal state. Pick a coast.

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    Ellis97  about 2 years ago

    Stupid law.

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    daveoverpar  about 2 years ago

    They must be in California.

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    EmmettWayne  about 2 years ago

    It’s noon somewhere!

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    The Old Wolf  about 2 years ago

    I drink diet Dr Pepper for breakfast. Up the establishment!

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    seismic-2 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I grew up drinking Coke at breakfast. Maybe it’s a Southern thing (or was, all those many years ago)?

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    witten.homer175  about 2 years ago

    Ale 8 one.

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    library_dean  about 2 years ago

    Did you ever pour your package of peanuts into your bottle of coke? A southern tradition.

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    JohnNeal  about 2 years ago

    Fight Tha Power Pig. I’ll crack open a Coke Zero at 9 in your honor

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    NRHAWK Premium Member about 2 years ago

    This toon obviously isn’t taking place in Texas. Having a Coke in lieu of coffee is a thing there.

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    Tentoes  about 2 years ago

    For maximum health benefits, you were supposed to drink Doctor Pepper at 10, 2 and 4. That’s why the numbers on the logo.

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    eolan59  about 2 years ago

    Obviously that law doesn’t apply to the military, as long as it had caffeine it was okay 24/7

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    Anters55  about 2 years ago

    Cop looks almost like he’d be Jeff the Cyclist’s father.

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    MitmanArt  about 2 years ago

    Please — don’t give the nanny statists any more ideas!

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    Bucinka  about 2 years ago

    That law certainly does not reply in the South*. In fact, the law might be the reverse: In the morning, you must drink a Coke before 9 am. Being from New York originally, when I moved south of the Mason-Dixon line I didn’t get it at first. Now I do, and sometimes drink cherry Coke Zero in the morning.

    *southern USA, to you non-Americans.

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    rshive  about 2 years ago

    My Dad used to have a soda fountain in his store. That nine o’clock “rule” worked out pretty well for a while—we seldom had customers before ten. Then people started ignoring it. Coke for breakfast is actually pretty innocuous.

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    Al Nala  about 2 years ago

    Remember, kids, NEVER put Coca-Cola up your nose! Well, unless you WANT to gross out your parents…

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    hk Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Must live in California.

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    thebirdisaword  about 2 years ago

    or sprite at 1,3,5,7,9,11

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    michael3114  about 2 years ago

    I could believe it in California.

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    bajacalla Premium Member about 2 years ago

    we have a saying in my house: “Coca-Cola! It’ not just for breakfast anymore!” (actually… I’m the only one who says that.)

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    skipper1992  about 2 years ago

    Clearly not a law written by anyone who was ever a college student who woke up at 7:50 for an 8:00 class.

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    turdd  about 2 years ago

    In the part of Mexico that I live in Coke is the preferred morning beverage.

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    Keno21  about 2 years ago

    If it were a LARGE coke, he’d be looking at hard time

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    The Moose Group  about 2 years ago

    Ah, but we can drink Mountain Dew at any hour since it’s the elixir of life.

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    jel354  about 2 years ago

    It’s noon somewhere.

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    the lost wizard  about 2 years ago

    If it’s not a law now it’ll give some left wing idiot the idea.

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    Mentor397  about 2 years ago

    I drink Diet Sunkist 24-hours a day.

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    bob-droid12  about 2 years ago

    I don’t drink soda so I have no idea what’s going on here.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 years ago

    That was me at 8 AM when I was younger – a Coke and a Hostess cupcake – what a breakfast! Also, anyone remember Coke Black? They did try to make it a breakfast drink once!

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    ksu71  about 2 years ago

    I drank eight cokes and burped 7-UP.

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    knight1192a  about 2 years ago

    What is this, a California law?

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    57BelAir  about 2 years ago

    People drink Mountain Dew BEFORE 9:00 am, why not Coke? (rhetorical question, as I already know people that drink Coca Cola in the morning)

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    gnome  about 2 years ago

    BEER … it’s not just for breakfast any more…

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    Cactus-Pete  about 2 years ago

    I’m always amazed at how many people, and restaurants, think that the type of food you eat should depend on the time of day. Absolutely ridiculous.

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    cdgar  about 2 years ago

    Why’s Jef wearing a police uniform? Did he think we wouldn’t recognize his superior attitude?

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    gnome  about 2 years ago

    … maybe the Starbucks lobby is more powerful than I thought…

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    sandflea  about 2 years ago

    And you can only drink Dr. Pepper at 10, 2 and 4.

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    Concretionist  about 2 years ago

    I prefer my caffeine cold and carbonated. Regardless of the hour.

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    AdultComicFan  about 2 years ago

    Green River or Red Creme Ale. Good times.

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    Claire Jordan  about 2 years ago

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    Sisyphos  about 2 years ago

    Although sporting a corporal’s bars, that cop must be a novice: he is surely confusing “drinking coke” and “doing coke” (illegal at any hour)….

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    WentBrown  about 2 years ago

    Pretty sure this is some sort of silly joke………… And not one that I find amusing.

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    Brazos HouTx Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I remember I was attending a training seminar in Houston Tx and at morning break time they brought in coffee and soft drinks. The instructor tole us how much he enjoyed visiting southern cities because of this practice.

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    Roderick O'Connor  about 2 years ago

    I’m sure that is a law somewhere!

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    asrialfeeple  about 2 years ago

    Thankfully, nobody saw me drink one at 08:00

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    pc368dude  about 2 years ago

    Guilt admission: After one cup of leaded coffee, and one of decaf, I have a rootbeer – every morning. I once ran out. It was like quitting cigarettes.

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    trynet  almost 2 years ago

    I really don’t get this one. Is there a cultural divide between the different sides of the pond or a pun that I’m not seeing?

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