Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 04, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Stephan has made us look forward to when PBS will have a different subject matter.

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    John-117  over 1 year ago

    No No No, just don’t save him.

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    Gloria Fleming  over 1 year ago

    Yes, they are!!

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    marilynnbyerly  over 1 year ago

    The bad news is creative types may be the last to get the vaccine, but we’re all in our corners creating so it won’t matter.

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    The Rats in the world will be the last to get the vaccine.

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    sirbadger  over 1 year ago

    When people think about who should be first, they don’t usually think about grocery store workers but that is a major place where the illness is spread.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    Well, right after medical personel and occupants of nursing homes, they ARE going to prioritize people who have preexisting conditions. And lord knows pun-mania is a condition…

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    Imagine  over 1 year ago

    That’s a laugh.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    IMO, the man who gave us “Dunk rye for me, Arch and Tina” rates much higher than politicians, televangelists, and Adam Sandler.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Stephan needs a vaccine against puns .

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    syzygy47  over 1 year ago

    Mr Pastis has a pun in a million chance.

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    GROG Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Essential to who? You?

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    gopher gofer  over 1 year ago

    just think – if there were no PBS, there’d be no PBS…

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 1 year ago

    He’s obviously a high-risk patient. He risks his neck each day with those lousy puns…

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    TampaFanatic1  over 1 year ago

    I would put Steve ahead of politicians for sure and not just those intellectually or morally disadvantaged who favor the Trumpster. It kind of riles me of the arrogance that some of the elitist left have basically acted like they are royalty as this pandemic rages and I am not just throwing stones at Newsome and the mayors of San Fran, San Jose, Denver and Austin TX (lets just call him Mr Cabo) as they are probably just a handful who were shocked when the media actually called them out. The arrogance of the privileged is not bound to just one party or a political persuasion; “Do as I say and not as I do” is a mantra for all to remember when all these nimrods come up for re-election.

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    SmallMeadow  over 1 year ago

    Stevens puns are usually more like potential – not essential – work.

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Rat who be this “WE” for which you talk about ? Other Rats ? … Croc Power !

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    PleaseStay6PixelsAway  over 1 year ago

    I thought he meant that he could draw himself at the head of the line.

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    backyardcowboy  over 1 year ago

    Your puns are more Existential Stephan

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    Queen of America Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pastis is essential to my mornings. Before I read the news and get angry and/or depressed, I fortify myself with PBS.

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    Anya57  over 1 year ago

    Yes, girls just wanna have puns!

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    David Henderson  over 1 year ago

    It is going to be a strange twist of fate if the vaccine ends up killing as many people as the virus did. I am thinking that may just be what ends up happening.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    Stephan’s puns are lots of fun, except the drones that make us groan!

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    SusieB  over 1 year ago

    In Florida, Gov. DeathSentence is going against guidelines by vaccinating residents of nursing homes first, BEFORE healthcare workers! Makes no sense at all. The healthcare workers leave the facility and go elsewhere. They can possibly bring the virus in. Wouldn’t it be better to vaccinate them first, rather than people who never leave the facility?

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    MS72  over 1 year ago

    The rats have secretly developed a D-CON vaccine.

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    grocks  over 1 year ago

    He is essential to my mornings.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    It’s a PANdemic, not a PUNdemic, Stephan!

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    I’ve gotten along quite well so far without a vaccine. I’m pretty sure I’ll be fine. Let the politicians take the first dose since they’re so “essential.”

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    No more puns!

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Step aside everyone, here comes a cartoonist!

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    lv2sew  over 1 year ago

    Oh, indeed. Essential Pastis!!!

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    ChristineMurphy  over 1 year ago

    Well, I know you brighten my day most mornings.

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    Bill LaRocque Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Brace yourself. This will be viral. One of your best EVER!

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    Mando  over 1 year ago

    I will be first. (I will also be 10,000 to get it)

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    mail2jbl  over 1 year ago

    A vaccine for a disease that has a 99% survival rate? I’ll pass, thanks.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    What about ZEEBAS?

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    Nyckname  over 1 year ago

    You’ll be sent off on the first ship, along with the phone sanitizers and advertising people.

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    Squoop Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s true! Laughter is the best medicine. So thank you, Dr. Pastis.

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    Tentoes  over 1 year ago

    I am the LEAST essential person in the State of Oklahoma!

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    snookdog69  over 1 year ago

    The rats will be first there in congress

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    Steverino Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Stephan might think that. Until he gets apundicitis and has to go to the ER. Then we won’t be able to get in because of COVID.

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    bxclent  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    find out your place in the vaccine line https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/03/opinion/covid-19-vaccine-timeline.html

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    Cathy P.  over 1 year ago

    I just noticed… Steph is left-handed. Good for him!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    Define ‘essential’. That’s the sticking point.

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    DCBakerEsq  over 1 year ago

    If you’re not first, you’re last.

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    cmo2495 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    An amazing number of people who hate puns seem to read this comic. I love a good bad pun ( there being no good good puns).

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    Ratkin  over 1 year ago

    If you’re puns are so essential, why doesn’t this strip have one?

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    JanBic Premium Member over 1 year ago

    You work from home, end of the line.

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    stamets  over 1 year ago

    Puns are absolutely essential. Period.

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    Mentor397  over 1 year ago

    I would have been willing to be a test subject, but there’s no rush for me for a regular vaccine. I may be one of the people expected to suffer more from COVID-19, but I don’t go anywhere either. I was staying home and social distancing before it was cool.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I agree with Stephan. Cartoonist are essential ♡.

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    bloodykate  over 1 year ago

    LOL!

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    martin510  over 1 year ago

    Then get to work!

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    Rick Smith Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Nah. They will be giving people second and third doses before giving the first to him.

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    57BelAir  over 1 year ago

    Rat has a point.

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    A book I read and reported on in 1955, “100,000,000 Million Guinea Pigs,” suggests to wait to see what happens to those first, er guinea pigs. The Lemon Laws came somewhat later.

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    WimtenBrink2  over 1 year ago

    You are a cartoonist! Do you even have a life to save? After all, your best friend is a rat… :D

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    Andylit Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s like the punchline to that old snake bite joke.

    “He say’s yer gonna die.”

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  over 1 year ago

    Amazing artwork for this cartoonist! @StevenPastis. Although it appears that each panel is the same (except for the speech balloons), each one is slightly different. Individually drawn, not copied.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Do people who have always worked from home even notice?

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    knight1192a  over 1 year ago

    YES, Rat is right. The quality of your puns have dropped drastically in the last eight to ten years so you will be dead when you get the shot

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    Sanspareil  over 1 year ago

    Many people are gluttons for pun-ishment.

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    ealadner  over 1 year ago

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    asrialfeeple  over 1 year ago

    Well, we sure deserve punishment.

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    dcy665  over 1 year ago

    And he will be the last cartoonist. Crocs Zeeba would help but we get rat more often than not. Bleah.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  over 1 year ago

    I’ve been saying for months that I’d gladly volunteer to test the vaccine. I think it’s worth a shot.

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    WilliamDoerfler  over 1 year ago

    May I be last?

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 1 year ago

    No Pfizer vaccine for me. The extremely cold temps required from creation of the vaccine batch to thawing no more than 6 hours prior to injection leaves little room for error. Some say that blockchain is needed to document that the vaccine has been handled properly.

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    Stocky One  over 1 year ago

    Yes, because the pun is mightier than the sword!

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    mrrescueguy51  over 1 year ago

    Yes they are. They helped me get through my bought with COVID

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Cartoon-Boy serves as vaccine guinea pig!

    Either PBS lives or bad puns die; either way, we win!

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    Ralph Newbill  over 1 year ago

    Don’t trust it; don’t want it!

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    mikevanv Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Completely agreed… Stephan and his comments, and all comic artists… ARE essential!!! Thank you for keeping us laughing and smiling!

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    Euanjosiah  over 1 year ago

    Yeah

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