Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 02, 2021


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 3 months ago

    My friend Angelo and I are looking at this book…

    I expected better grammar from Goat.

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    dadoctah  3 months ago

    I need to put this book on my Chopin Liszt.

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    Surprised he didn’t make a Japanese monster reference.

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    B UTTONS  3 months ago

    When there are multiple options, Stephan also needs to Pic-aso.

    He has also been known to Mon-et and Scream when he can’t make up his mind.

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    JustReadingTheComics  3 months ago

    Two for one!

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    Thinkingblade  3 months ago

    Ohhh, a two-fer! That setup was on par with the Free Atlas one!

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    Aw, Guss, That’s really bad. And so is that other one.

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    I’m surprised SP didn’t have a large vehicle go by, so they could say, “Look at that Van Gogh!”

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    blunebottle  3 months ago

    Bet you had to work at that one, Stephan.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 3 months ago

    Panel 3, mission accomplished. Panel 4, just pouring it on.

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    charleswaugh  3 months ago

    Heinous! Hilarious! Who let you have a pen!?

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    Baarorso  3 months ago

    That’s a bad pun Pastis. You must be out of creative DE-GAS! ;D

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    Ratkin  3 months ago

    Psst! Donatello anyone, but I liked it.

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    Orcatime  3 months ago

    Sometimes you can learn something from here. Rat must be banging his head at that fact.

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    Wasa Bista  3 months ago

    Nice use of foreshadowing of pun #2 in panel two…

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    Sanspareil  3 months ago

    I didn’t need to come a-pun this comic but it’s content was quite punishing in a puntificating sort of way!

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    The pun police are coming for you Stephan. Cop Ernicus will be there shortly.

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    Orcatime  3 months ago

    Don’t tell O!

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    CrouchingBruin Premium Member 3 months ago

    The only strip I’ve ever seen having to do with crew! I was on a college crew team. As a coxswain, though; I was too short to be a rower.

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    WittyWeasel  3 months ago

    There’s a special place . . . well, somewhere, I guess . . . for punsters like Steve. :-)

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    Gent  3 months ago

    A carefully sculpted pun is always worth it.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Stephan must have gotten up pretty early in the morning for this one!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 3 months ago

    With this double pun my avatar got out of control .

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    Troglodyte  3 months ago

    You’d have to be stoned to sculpt puns like these! :D

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    Guybrush Threepwood  3 months ago

    I don’t get it.

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    wilhemenacooker  3 months ago

    a double today!

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    mail2jbl  3 months ago

    I had to look up who sculpted “The Thinker”, now the pun makes sense.

    Dang, Cartoon Boy, don’t hurt yourself.

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    snacko  3 months ago

    I love the unapologetic puns.

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    Reader  3 months ago

    This pun is a bust; it has violated the statue of limitations.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 3 months ago

    This Pun is Awarded a Bronze Facepalm Statue

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    Thank GOD something hasn’t changed! Pastis is STILL sculpting AWFUL puns… and we hope he NEVER stops!

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    Michael G.  3 months ago

    Er, no tickee, Noguchi? (I’m so ashamed.)

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    mjb515  3 months ago

    Here comes Rat with two bats.

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    chris_o42  3 months ago

    A couple of good puns here. I loved them.

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    Oh my freakin gosh! This is a cartoon people! Just go with it!! Must everyone be so analytical ? The humor is gone, picking a cartoon apart!

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    Bookworm  3 months ago

    That’s why you never ask a woodworker to carve the Christmas Turkey. You wind up with sawdust and wood chips all over the dining room table.

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    Steverino Premium Member 3 months ago

    Lock him up, Send Pastis to the punitentary.

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    uniquename  3 months ago

    Wow! Pig certainly knows his sculpture. He didn’t even have to think about it.

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    Havel  3 months ago

    The Thinker clearly has brain frieze.

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    Havel  3 months ago

    Quite a relief that the puns have returned.

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    klapre  3 months ago

    Did you miss the Michelangelo reference in the last panel?

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    roof-top-view  3 months ago

    Why, when I click the ‘like’ tab next to the cartoon it goes up by a count of two (2) rather than the count of one (1) that occurs on other cartoon ‘likes’ Looks like Pastis is ‘padding’ his likes.

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    gregaw Premium Member 3 months ago

    Only the second day of the new year and we get puns. Pastis, you have a problem. Get help!

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  3 months ago

    No more puns.

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    nednewbie  3 months ago

    Double puns for the price of one! Well done!

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    Cary Rodda Premium Member 3 months ago

    More pun strips, please!

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    P51Strega  3 months ago

    I love the pun strips!

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    Bucinka  3 months ago

    Woulda been funnier if he hadn’t seeded the dialogue with the hint as to whom the pun was going to be about.

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    GentlemanBill  3 months ago

    A bit laborious, especially for a pun…

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 3 months ago

    A double header to start the year! Thanks Stephen!

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    Cozmik Cowboy  3 months ago

    Doubling down on the punnage! Most excellent.

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    jannichols2000  3 months ago

    Very punny! I love it!

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    PC200X  3 months ago

    Now THIS is the Pearls I like! Less of ‘the world sucks’ strips, more of this, please.

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    skipper1992  3 months ago

    I was so sure there was a Michelangelo-related pun (I knew Rodin, just not his first name) that I completely missed the simple solution.

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    doesntplaywellwithothers  3 months ago

    Oooooh, two for the price of one.

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    Flossie Mud Duck  3 months ago

    Whoa! A two-fer. I’m (somewhat) impressed.

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    Stephan, you need to get in your van and gogh

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    KEA  3 months ago

    I worry that Pastis lies awake at night working these out

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    liberalnlovinit  3 months ago

    It took me about 20 second to get the second one…and then the bricks fell on me.

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh my … took me a minute :D

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    PuppyPapa  3 months ago
    / pounds head on desk /
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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    You know, I’d have been happier if the last panel had an angry Rat with a large mallet…

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    nexstep Premium Member 3 months ago
    Come on, Steph – you can and should do better. At your best (which generally involves Larry and the other crocs), you’re hilarious. But you’ve been settling for lazy puns far too often. After many years, I still have fond memories of Zebra and the crocs facing off at the homeowner’s association. I won’t remember this strip by dinner time.
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    jonesbeltone  3 months ago

    Rat, the BAT, please.

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    gmu328  3 months ago

    Oh yeah … both are bad … however, it did make me comment and it did get a reaction … a frown is a smile upside down and a nod is a good as a wink …

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    The Old Wolf  3 months ago

    The louder the groan, the better the pun. Keep on being awesome, Stephan!

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    2021 is starting off just as bad as 2020.

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    magdala666  3 months ago

    Two puns for the price of one—I love it!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  3 months ago

    Steven’s strip, Steven’s call.

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    sperry532  3 months ago

    Oh, lordy, that was terrible. Thanks for the laugh.

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    AndrewSihler  3 months ago

    “Sculptor puns” are a thing?

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    SwiftyFox   3 months ago

    I don’t get it.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 3 months ago

    Wow – a rare double pun! Go, Stephan!!!

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I love this strip.

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    paullp Premium Member 3 months ago

    The year is off to a great start! Pastis comes through again!

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    toshephe  3 months ago

    Oh boy, two at once.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    No no no no no no! This pun pair is intolerable. Just shoot me (or Cartoon-Boy)!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    Hey, Pig got something right. Not intentionally, but still.

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    rogthedodge1  3 months ago

    “Do you like Toulouse-Lautrec?” “I don’t like to lose anybody!” “Don’t give me any of your Fra Filippo Lippi!”

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    dfrost1  3 months ago

    Auguste Rodin

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    redback  3 months ago

    see, this is what happens when you start whining through a whole year instead of practicing your puns

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    bwahahaha  3 months ago

    Boy, this sucked

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    geckoman22  3 months ago

    Two puns for the price of one!!!

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