Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 01, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Order a Pilsner next time.

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    alasko  over 1 year ago

    It’s good for what ales you.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    If you want a tall one, he’s the guy to talk to.

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    eolan59  over 1 year ago

    He’s a lumberjack and he’s okay

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    feverjr  over 1 year ago

    He’s a lumberjack and he’s okay. He sleeps all night and he works all day.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    If he’d ordered a Black and Tan, would the guys from Miami Vice have come over?

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 1 year ago

    What will Rat get from the barkeeper if he requested an ale? A deed to a plot of land in the middle of an ocean?

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    jpsomebody  over 1 year ago

    If he chops down trees in time to music, would you call him logarithmic?

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    Robin Harwood  over 1 year ago

    This is a joke for people who can’t pronounce the letters “a” and “o”.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    Eh. I can’t distinguish ‘merry’ from ‘marry’ from ‘Mary’, but in my dialect ‘lager’ is high upper ‘ah’ with the chin back and ‘logger’ is a low forward ’ah with the chin forward.

    Of course, I live where there are both. In fact the best Thai food around is made at a bar and grill (owned by a Thai family, now) called The Woodsman which I visit several times a year… in good years, alas.

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Oh thank goodness. Happy new year!

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    DamnHappyChappy  over 1 year ago

    I bet if you are a Lumberjack you may be a little pissed off with Monty Python.

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    gopher gofer  over 1 year ago

    they need to give that bartender the axe…

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    UTZAAKE  over 1 year ago

    “We’ve got to get some logs.” “No, we’ve got to get a new producer.” “Are you a logger?” Dialogue at the end of Spanky and Our Gang’s “Sunday Mornin’” (extended version).

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    alanrobisch Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Thats why I spell my name out

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Rat is that a deadwood redwood ? …. Croc Power !

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    Rat “axed” him !

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    Plumbob Wilson  over 1 year ago

    If he rents instead of owns, would that make him a Tennent Lager?

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    dwane.scoty1  over 1 year ago

    My Sides!

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    Kurtass Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I like how in the movies, a guy will walk up to a bar and ask for a beer. The bar tender hands him a beer, without even asking what brand.

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    mail2jbl  over 1 year ago

    Finally, a PBS strip where Stephan isn’t bitching about 2020!

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    hitmouse  over 1 year ago

    It took this Brit a while to get the joke. Lager / Lahgger/ logger. It’s all in the accent.

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    Wasa Bista  over 1 year ago

    In some parts of town that would be a real customer draw.

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    cdward  over 1 year ago

    Now there’s a wood joke.

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    lproven  over 1 year ago

    Confused Brit here. What is the connection between asking for a lager and getting a lumberjack?

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    Call me Ishmael  over 1 year ago

    Is it drafty in here ?

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    Dom999  over 1 year ago

    Anyone else read that third panel in Johnny Carson’s voice?

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    This strip is getting lame.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    I didn’t say logger, you bonehead! Are you trying to get me killed?

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    Reader  over 1 year ago

    I see Pastis is not tapped out of puns yet!

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    Mando  over 1 year ago

    I’m getting a weird axe murderer theme.

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    mac04416  over 1 year ago

    He loos to me like an Allagash White

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    YippiKiAyMofo  over 1 year ago

    Wait! I thought this was the “All Covid/All 2020/All Life Sucks” strip. When did it get…punny again?

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It would appear Rat axed for the wrong beverage.

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    Herd of Turtles  over 1 year ago

    Order only if you have an axe to grind.

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    l3i7l  over 1 year ago

    Will the laggard logger linger over his lager?

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’m stealing this one.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    Thank you, Pastis.

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    dsom8  over 1 year ago

    8 months of quarantine and that’s all you’ve got? At least the commenters’ creativity has been released.

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    Ralph Newbill  over 1 year ago

    And, seriously, who rally wants a lager when there are all those great dark ales and stouts!

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    SNVBD  over 1 year ago

    i don’t get it?

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    Publius10608218  over 1 year ago

    Just look out for Axe headed Dogs, they steal and eat your axe handles.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 1 year ago

    Is anyone actually seeing images here?

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    willie_mctell  over 1 year ago

    “I know that you are a logger and not just a common bum. I know that only a logger stirs his coffee with his thumb.”

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    CaveCat87  over 1 year ago

    If Rat orders a Shirley Temple or an Arnold Palmer, would either one of them show up?

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    Croc  over 1 year ago

    try ordering a grasshopper

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    phlash  over 1 year ago

    “I’m a logger – up from Coos Bay Oregon…”

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    stamps  over 1 year ago

    Does he stir his coffee with his thumb?

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    Ratkin  over 1 year ago

    From the comments I gather there was some sort of Monty Python skit about loggers. I never got the humor of MP, but I’m glad Pastis is back to making puns instead of all doom and gloom.

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    Lawrence.S  over 1 year ago

    I thought more of the Frozen Logger than Monty Python:

    As I sat down one evening within a small cafe

    A forty year old waitress to me these words did say:

    “I see that you are a logger, and not just a common bum

    ’Cause nobody but a logger stirs his coffee with is thumb

    My lover was a logger, there’s none like him today;

    If you’d pour whiskey on it he could eat a bale of hay

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    Another Take  over 1 year ago

    Pastis could post 3 panels of a polar bear in a snow storm and get 300 likes.

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    Tentoes  over 1 year ago

    Pastis, buddy, I think you deserve it this time.

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    I close my eyes and envision all four of them floating down the river tied to logs heading to the sawmill. But at the last second Nell saves them.

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    dwkiser28603  over 1 year ago

    Next time Rat, just order a pilsner, no way in hell Stephen could mess that one up. Now a India Pale ale…..

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    Thinkingblade  over 1 year ago

    Sometimes you just want someone to have a beer with.

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    Drewe Zanki Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Doesn’t work as well with an Australian accent, so it took me a second :-)

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Amazing, how most of the comments above deal with the pun and its possible Python sources, while almost no one (well, very few) deal with the proper punishment of Pastis, a.k.a. Cartoon-Boy, for what he has done! Even Rat’s Retort is muted today, with no actual redwoods being harmed in the strip….

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    dmagoon202ii  over 1 year ago

    BTW, don’t offer a corviknight or corvisquire in trade or as a trading card, using a Boston accent; in Boston accent, “corvi-” becomes “covi-”, and before the “s” or “n” sound, as in those two pokemon species names, it might come out “covid-” (like “COVID”). LOL! XD!

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    Cosfather2  over 1 year ago

    Finally, a non-COVID strip. And a good one, too!

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    You pronounced it wrong

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    RedPandaFan  over 1 year ago

    Shut it all down.

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    NeilCopeland  about 1 year ago

    In New Zealand, “lager” and “logger” are too different in sound to make a pun. (Is that what’s going on here?)

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