Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 05, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 3 years ago

    Pig probably won’t comeback if Rat threw him on the Canadian side of the border.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 3 years ago

    So how does Pig feel about Europe and Asia?

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 3 years ago

    I like the band Chicago, but haven’t heard much of Boston or Kansas. As for America, I know very little of their works.

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    Concretionist  almost 3 years ago

    Context?? Rat don’t need no steenking context !

    PS: Lots of people act just like that. They also don’t do nuance.

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    Bilan  almost 3 years ago

    Rat knew what he was doing. It’s just that anybody who doesn’t like Chicago should be kicked out :)

    Kansas? Okay. Boston? Maybe (especially if all you heard was the second album). But Chicago is great.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    {whining} Subtlety is hhaaarrrdd.

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    GROG Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I didn’t really care for Toronto. But the others are okay, except for Asia.

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    hariseldon59  almost 3 years ago

    The first thing I noticed after reading the first panel was that those were names of bands. It wasn’t hard to see where Pastis was going with this.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    What about the Presidents pf the United States of America?

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    The Moose Group  almost 3 years ago

    Saw that punchline coming

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    huntoonjunk  almost 3 years ago

    Rat is probably right, if you don’t like those bands you should be tossed out of the country. :-)

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    sonneofman  almost 3 years ago

    Rat puts rocks in the rolls at the cartoon coffee shop.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  almost 3 years ago

    I lost my Premium Membership today, you want me to loose this strip?! Anymore words like that, Rat, and I will!

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    B UTTONS  almost 3 years ago

    May an Eagle beat on Rat.

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    gopher gofer  almost 3 years ago

    chicago was great as CTA. then they discovered that sappy sells…

    anyway, carry on, my wayward son…

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    wesleylscott1  almost 3 years ago

    If pig was thrown on the Mexican side of the border, then he will have to ride off into the sunset on a horse with no name in search of Sister Golden Hair.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    So has Pastis been sitting on this one since the mid 80s?

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    Troglodyte  almost 3 years ago

    Poor Pig is feeling out of place right now. Rats!

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    Denver Reader Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    What about Alabama?

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    Breadboard  almost 3 years ago

    Rat next time let the fat lady sing ;-) … Croc Power !

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    Zebrastripes  almost 3 years ago

    Rat needs to save his bacon, Pig

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    if(comicStrip == "funny") {return "laughter";}  almost 3 years ago

    Are strips allowed to say hell?

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    James Wolfenstein  almost 3 years ago

    He doesn’t like the best bands ever??? Let him stay and Mexico. I’m sure he’ll love that crappy mariachi noise :D

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    brit-ed  almost 3 years ago

    Toto, I guess we’re not into Kansas any more…

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    uniquename  almost 3 years ago

    All I thought was, “YES!”

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    mjb515  almost 3 years ago

    Does that change the result?

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    YippiKiAyMofo  almost 3 years ago

    Given the context,I’d throw him the hell out, too! I’ve more than a feeling that I’m not alone in this, either.

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    Snolep  almost 3 years ago

    Clearly not the Mexican border with the big, beautiful wall that keeps everyone in place. Except those who use the 2000 ‘ tunnel between San Diego and Tijuana. Tunnel has reinforced walls, ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system. Oops!

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    jamescordeiro  almost 3 years ago

    Ahhh… The years I waisted waiting for Bostons Third Stage….good times!

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    FassEddie  almost 3 years ago

    I’ll take Kansas or Boston anytime. It’s been such a long time, my wayward son.

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    Ksandler4570  almost 3 years ago

    This is another that when it comes out in the treasury, Stephan will have a comment about how he actually likes these bands and how he got tons of comments asking why he hates them

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    KeithRoman  almost 3 years ago

    After he did the strip with Croc carrying a sign, reading “Me wanna keep Foreigner out” I kinda knew where this strip was heading.. . . .And the horse always thought its name was ‘Giddyup.’

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    KEA  almost 3 years ago

    wouldn’t a socialist communist be a “right-winger”?

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    wwward1948  almost 3 years ago

    The border is so porous, he’ll be back soon.

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    Bucinka  almost 3 years ago

    Pig is obviously not a boomer. This list is pure college music. (for some of us, anyway)

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    Ken Otwell  almost 3 years ago

    I saw that coming from the first panel – band names.

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    johndifool  almost 3 years ago

    Looks like Pig ended up in a desert with a horse with no name.

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    gigagrouch  almost 3 years ago

    i hate America, too.

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    wesleylscott1  almost 3 years ago

    How about Atlanta, and their “Sweet Country Music.”

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    harvey812abc  almost 3 years ago

    “Context takes far too much time” – Social media’s mantra.

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    Another Take  almost 3 years ago

    Someone’s probably already said it but…I don’t like Alabama. Either one.

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    Ellis97  almost 3 years ago

    Some people like Rat only see what they want to see and jump to the wrong conclusion.

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    JohnNeal  almost 3 years ago

    I bet Pig doesnt even like The Presidents Of The United States of America

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    MRBLUESKY529  almost 3 years ago

    I love all of these bands. Well, the older stuff. Not the parody tribute bands that they have all become.

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    bigplayray  almost 3 years ago

    I’m disappointed. I would hope Pig had good taste in music. Those are some good Bands!

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    DCBakerEsq  almost 3 years ago

    I love Meatloaf.

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    Herb L 1954  almost 3 years ago

    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band ;)

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    AZPhinFan  almost 3 years ago

    Pig left out Alabama….he must like them

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    GlenGoodwin  almost 3 years ago

    Direct hit, guard duck. All those bands sucketh like skynard

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    Kali  almost 3 years ago

    Grudge: How do you know there’s a Santy Claus? Ya got a picture of him?

    Joe: No, no mug shot.

    Grudge: Any fingerprints?

    Joe: Mnh-mnh, no latent prints. I just know, that’s all It’s like saying there isn’t an Easter Bunny.

    Grudge: That’s another guy there ain’t no of!

    Joe: Mm-hmm. Well, that’s your story, mister. … Didn’t I pick you up three years ago on a 1492 for not believing in Columbus?

    Grudge: Yeah! I don’t believe in Cleveland or Cincinnati, either!

    Joe: How about Toledo?

    Grudge: I, uh, I ain’t made up my mind yet about Toledo.

    — Stan Freberg, Christmas Dragnet

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    knight1192a  almost 3 years ago

    Some good bands on that list. Shame on you, Pig.

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    donwestonmysteries  almost 3 years ago

    Easier to hate now ask forgiveness later.

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 3 years ago

    I hope it is NOT one of the Signs of the Apocalypse, but this was the FIRST time I can recall Pastis telegraphing the punch line in the first panel……..or other panels, for the most part!

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    zeexenon  almost 3 years ago

    Card carrying Political Party members and wannabes, hut one two three four, I’ve got a girl in Fergus Falls….

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    conndor4x20+5  almost 3 years ago

    But if he was tossed to Canada or Mexico: Aren‘t these countries in America too?

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    jonnytest  almost 3 years ago

    Serves Pig right. If you don’t like Kansas, you be dirty.

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    Bruce Pifer Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I Love all those bands,

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Hey, hey, hey! Those are all good bands. What the hell, Stephan?!?!?

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    The Sinistral Bassist Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Rat’s still right. Great bands!

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    favm  almost 3 years ago

    I am not too sure about that. I remember that in 2016 so many people said that they would move to Canada, but none of them did.

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    Sisyphos  almost 3 years ago

    Rash Rat tosses innocent Pig.

    Rat’s analysis: no biggie; that’s just the way it goes….

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    fdtopp3  almost 3 years ago

    Rat works for CNN.

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    VicatFurrington  almost 3 years ago

    I owe my life to a pig, heart valve.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Eh, he still deserves to be kicked out

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    Shades O’Grady  almost 3 years ago

    Pig probably likes String Cheese Incident, Cracker, Leftover Salmon, Phish and Cake.

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    FireAnt_Hater  almost 3 years ago

    Socialist Communist ? LOL!

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    JasonBall  almost 3 years ago

    Pastis can say “hell” now?

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    PatrickK.Pastor  over 2 years ago

    I’m a social democrat. Does that mean I leave?

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    SuperCharged5-  11 months ago

    whats wrong with socialism and communism. they can be just as bad as capitalism.

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    Someone with knowledge  about 2 months ago

    this was the first pearls comic strip i ever read

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