Advertisement

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 19, 2020

159 Comments

Hide All Comments
  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 2 months ago

    Too bad, I haven’t heard a good Attila the Hun joke in months.

     •  Reply
  2. Aoh14gil5kyllh c33ecouvng7q6zd5vfcqe16sligugxa
    MatthewHecht  2 months ago

    I get this all the time with Lincoln jokes.

     •  Reply
  3. Screen shot 2020 07 04 at 1.58.28 pm
    fretlessman71  2 months ago

    Not until they apologise to us for Franco-American.

     •  Reply
  4. Ding a ling
    BasilBruce  2 months ago

    Al Bundy, save us!

     •  Reply
  5. 495px trismegistos
    Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, Premium Member 2 months ago

    What would that mean? That the Romans are all slackers or did they go to sleep so late that they haven’t awakened yet?

     •  Reply
  6. Ann margaret
    Caldonia  2 months ago

    You’re just bitter because no one likes your medieval history jokes.

     •  Reply
  7. Grandbudapesthotel cr alamy
    Imagine  2 months ago

    Is this considered a romantic joke?

     •  Reply
  8. Photo
    Robin Harwood  2 months ago

    I want to hear the punchline.

     •  Reply
  9. 3083024 0826053922 daveb
    Kaputnik  2 months ago

    What about Hunnish-Americans? How long do they have to live with this bloodthirsty barbarian image?

     •  Reply
  10. Wolfavatarlp4
    LobosSolos Premium Member 2 months ago

    Nah, he didn’t kill all of them. He fathered children on a great many of them.

     •  Reply
  11. Image
    kaffekup   2 months ago

    Ok, how about, this Akkadian king conquered Assyria, and put all the men to death…

    Still too soon?

     •  Reply
  12. Missing large
    Randallw  2 months ago

    Who, cowboys! “Roman, Roman, Roman, keep them doggies Roman…”

     •  Reply
  13. Brain guy dancing hg clr
    Concretionist  2 months ago

    Is this about Italy’s Covid-19 resurgence? Or is it just Pastis trying to be funny?

    (He succeeds often enough that I still read this…)

     •  Reply
  14. 45732a
    Sanspareil  2 months ago

    Isn’t it Romantic?

     •  Reply
  15. 724f928d dcbd 4ce0 a0ab 74dcaec90076
    Zykoic  2 months ago

    Ire ad infernum te rodent!

     •  Reply
  16. Picture
    Imaginarium  2 months ago

    Hummmm ….. A PC Pig … Pig we hear they have a job opening up at the Butcher shop for you ;-) ….. ….Croc Power !

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    jpayne4040  2 months ago

    I can imagine being a comedian these days is much harder. Now you have to be funny without inadvertently offending someone! Doesn’t matter if it was not on purpose since society no longer forgives most “offenders”. A big thumbs up to all of those comedians who are still thriving in today’s climate!

     •  Reply
  18. Missing large
    rdav1248961 Premium Member 2 months ago

    If today is too soon, maybe tomorrow will be OK to tell this joke. Don’t leave us hanging, Stephan.

     •  Reply
  19. Ignatz
    Ignatz Premium Member 2 months ago

    His feelings were hurt because nobody in Rome said, “Hi, Hun.”

     •  Reply
  20. Picture
    EllisAmirRogersArcher  2 months ago

    Nowadays, you can’t even make a knock-knock joke.

     •  Reply
  21. Purplepeopleeater small
    Purple People Eater  2 months ago

    Since Latin was the language spoken in Rome, wouldn’t Roman Americans be Latinos?

     •  Reply
  22. Dscf0345
    colddonkey  2 months ago

    Doesn’t rat realize that Roman Lives Matter.

     •  Reply
  23. Kiwi kea
    KEA  2 months ago

    Roman-Americans?

     •  Reply
  24. Tumble
    Keno21  2 months ago

    All humor is hate speech. Anyone who laughs, or even smiles, is being an insensitive bigot.

     •  Reply
  25. Dsc 0101
    Happy Tinkerbelle Premium Member 2 months ago

    when in Rome, do like the Visigoths do

     •  Reply
  26. Edb4beaa 19ab 437d a460 cf4fba2a5e74
    syzygy47  2 months ago

    Yeah. I know. And I have this terrific ‘a Neanderthal, a Cro-magnon and a mastodon walk into a bar’ joke that I get shamed into suppressing…

     •  Reply
  27. Da0f3fd1 b5cb 47e8 8a01 c05b94ea47d1
    Zebrastripes  2 months ago

    HA!

     •  Reply
  28. Kirby close up with poppies behind   close cropped
    mistercatworks  2 months ago

    …and Huns. Don’t forget to apologize to Huns for invoking apt stereotypes.

     •  Reply
  29. Nowyoulisten
    zeexenon  2 months ago

    Tony Soprano explained it well. I know, this Kraut was happily married to one for 54 years (RIP). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUAaFavh8sA “Yes, dear, no dear, no excuse dear.”

     •  Reply
  30. Wb
    mwksix  2 months ago

    Apologize to Roman Polanski?

     •  Reply
  31. Joe the bugatti mulhouse clipped
    Call me Ishmael  2 months ago

    You know the formula: three parts Gaul to one part Roman…

     •  Reply
  32. Missing large
    Spacetech  2 months ago

    From Portland or Kenosha

     •  Reply
  33. Missing large
    Grover St. Clair  2 months ago

    A Roman walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “I’d like a martinus.” “Don’t you mean martini?” “No, I only want one.”

     •  Reply
  34. Photo
    MartinPerry1  2 months ago

    Hey, people are still fondly harbouring grudges over events that happened more than a couple thousand years ago. It’s only been 1500 years now for Attila.

     •  Reply
  35. Naruto gifs 2
    NWdryad  2 months ago

    Maybe rat should go back to writing Danny Donkey stories.

     •  Reply
  36. C0f0d5c7 e87a 41ba 947f f2c872d0c3a6
    DCBakerEsq  2 months ago

    Nicely put, Pastis.

     •  Reply
  37. Missing large
    javiercopi  2 months ago

    it’s like it’s too soon for tragedy to turn into comedy IMHO

     •  Reply
  38. Thinker
    Sisyphos  2 months ago

    It’s not often one gets to hear an Attila the Hun joke, and PC Pig has to interrupt before the punch line?!

    I’ll give you a punch line, Pig!

    (Not a Roman-American, but close enough to it.)

     •  Reply
  39. Fef08a4fd6bdb1361b558581a5b88bb4
    kf6rro  2 months ago

    Life is too short to always be looking for a reason to be offended.

     •  Reply
  40. Sleeping on legs
    dcy665  2 months ago

    Well, another failed pitch. One fondly remembers crocs.

     •  Reply
  41. Missing large
    aftml Premium Member 2 months ago

    What have the Romans ever done for us?

     •  Reply
  42. Missing large
    eComicsRGR8  2 months ago

    Thank you, Stephan.

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment
Advertisement

More From Pearls Before Swine

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement