Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 24, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 4 months ago

    Rat, to a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 4 months ago

    I take your Bishop.

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    B UTTONS  4 months ago

    The Lama takes the llama.

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    retrocool  4 months ago

    a cheap chuckle . and I’m proud !

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    Sherlock Watson  4 months ago

    Does this qualify as a cardinal sin?

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    hariseldon59  4 months ago

    What nunsense.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    now why would Rat take a female monk figurine?

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    deojaideep  4 months ago

    Unseen Panel 4 Stephen getting hit on the head by a baseball bat by someone, for the bad pun!!!

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    dadoctah  4 months ago

    An independent bookstore near me has things like that for sale. Like the Mother Teresa action figure.

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    I would have taken a fence, but the figurines didn’t have one.

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    goat’s pondering whether to get out his nunchucks…

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    PICTO  4 months ago

    I’m having nun of this…

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    yet another iconic pbs strip…

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    Need coffee  4 months ago

    I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus, sittin’ on the dashboard of my car.

    - Ernie Marrs and the Marrs Family

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    Zykoic  4 months ago

    Brain just hit critical mass! Meltdown! Cannot stop laughing! Nunsense!

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    Sanspareil  4 months ago

    Rat just took the palindromic figure of a nun!

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    Nachikethass  4 months ago

    Stephan is reaching…

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    comics001  4 months ago

    Take “him” to the stake. Quick.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 4 months ago

    In the unseen fourth panel, Goat is crowning Pastis.

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    EcurbYkspohs  4 months ago

    Did not pass the Monty Python witch test …. burned at the stake :-o … Croc Power !

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 4 months ago

    There are Nun worse then this pun!

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    nosirrom  4 months ago

    It wasn’t Rat. It’s Friday and we all know what kind of meat priests eat on Friday.

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    Reader  4 months ago

    Oh Brother!

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    If he took the Virgin Mary figurine, maybe he could’ve said: “Miss taken”? :D

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    The Brooklyn Accent  4 months ago

    Who can understand why Goat collects religious figurines?


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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 4 months ago

    Once more we see Rat getting Paris’s human!

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  4 months ago

    Cue laugh track.

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    Linguist  4 months ago

    Oh, brother! Rats got nun, and Father Away is…

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    MD Bear Premium Member 4 months ago

    The final panel should have been rat tossing the missing figurine at Pastis, making it either “Nun of the Above” or a “Flying Nun”.

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    Brain Pudding Premium Member 4 months ago

    Oh my, nun jokes here and in Get Fuzzy today! Must be habit forming…

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member 4 months ago

    Goat, sounds like an offense to me.

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    SkyFisher  4 months ago


    BTW: Today’s “Off the Mark” has the same theme:

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    jessegooddog  4 months ago

    Not far off topic – The 2 Popes is a wonderful movie with insightful and funny conversations and a delightful ending. Anthony Hopkins is brilliant! I’m not a big movie buff but have watched it 3 times this week (Netflix streaming).

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    walstib  4 months ago

    My sister’s a nun. (apologies to John Prine)

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    chris_o42  4 months ago

    Wow Goat, that would have made a great chess set.

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    CARLOS W KING Premium Member 4 months ago

    Holy smoke !

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    FredWaiss  4 months ago

    On the Chinese calendar, this is the year of the rat. Steph should bring that up sometime this month.

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    GlenGoodwin  4 months ago

    Rat likes leftovers

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    Agapostemon  4 months ago

    What? No threats of violence for this pun? Not even one? Nun!

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    alexius23  4 months ago

    That’s nunsense

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    bigal666  4 months ago

    I was flying on Braniff Airways in 1968. I was seated next to a Nun. In those days you got a 4-pack of cigarettes with your meal. Mine were menthol, which I didn’t like. I asked the Nun if she wanted them. Her answer: “No thank you, one habit is enough”. True story.

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    Maverick91  4 months ago

    that last frame is where they beat the cartoonist…

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    But RAT took some others and not tellin……

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    Petemejia77  4 months ago

    So where’s that last panel with someone telling the cartoonist how much he sucks??? Seems like even he’s sick of that tiresome formula.

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    Call me Ishmael  4 months ago

    There are times when an obvious pun/ may even involve a nun/ but to truly inspire/ you’d throw in a friar/ but it’s too late: the damage is done.

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    Tentoes  4 months ago

    Pastis, watch out for lightning!

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    Reino Studios  4 months ago

    This time it wasn’t Stephan’s fault

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    patrickab7  4 months ago

    Well played.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    And he sold them all to wayward priests.

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    smorbie the great and beautiful  4 months ago

    Shouldn’t they all be in a room confronting Pastis in the last panel. Where’s the tradition??? lol

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    Lablubber   4 months ago

    There’s a nun in heaven planning to run for office. Vote for Nun of the above.

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    TurbosDad  4 months ago

    Actually, the nun died and now she’s nun of the above…

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    Yeah, can see the wheels in Goat’s head turning. “Did Rat just tell me he didn’t take any of my figures? Or did he say he took a nun? Dear god, what would he do with that nun figure if he took it?”

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    Scott Sallstrom  4 months ago

    I saw a very nice figurine of John Paul II at a Catholic gift shop once.

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    Bucinka  4 months ago

    That’s low even for you, Pastis.

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    jel354  4 months ago

    Wow. A pun that did not result in Rat wanting to hurt Pastis.

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    Constantinepaleologos  4 months ago

    Goat’s figurine collection is impressive, but there’s no question the coolest religious figure is Joshua, Bar Nun.

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    theoldidahofox  4 months ago

    It’s a habit.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    D’oh! Goat is left speechless.

    We, on the other hand, want to get our baseball bats and pay Cartoon-Boy a little visit for Attitude Adjustment!

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    Future Reuben Recipient  3 months ago

    sounds like a kidnapping movie

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