Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 02, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    My friend Angelo and I are looking at this book…

    I expected better grammar from Goat.

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    dadoctah  over 1 year ago

    I need to put this book on my Chopin Liszt.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    Surprised he didn’t make a Japanese monster reference.

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    Two for one!

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    Thinkingblade  over 1 year ago

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

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

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

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    Bet you had to work at that one, Stephan.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 1 year ago

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

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    charleswaugh  over 1 year ago

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

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    Baarorso  over 1 year ago

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

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    Ratkin  over 1 year ago

    Psst! Donatello anyone, but I liked it.

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    Orcatime  over 1 year ago

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

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    ULTRA MAGA Wasa Bista  over 1 year ago

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

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    Sanspareil  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

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

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    Orcatime  over 1 year ago

    Don’t tell O!

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    CrouchingBruin Premium Member over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

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

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    A carefully sculpted pun is always worth it.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

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

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    With this double pun my avatar got out of control .

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

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

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    Guybrush Threepwood  over 1 year ago

    I don’t get it.

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    wilhemenacooker  over 1 year ago

    a double today!

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    mail2jbl  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    I love the unapologetic puns.

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    Reader  over 1 year ago

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

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    scote1379 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This Pun is Awarded a Bronze Facepalm Statue

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 1 year 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.  over 1 year ago

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

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    mjb515  over 1 year ago

    Here comes Rat with two bats.

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    chris_o42  over 1 year ago

    A couple of good puns here. I loved them.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year 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  over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

    Lock him up, Send Pastis to the punitentary.

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    uniquename  over 1 year ago

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

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    Havel  over 1 year ago

    The Thinker clearly has brain frieze.

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    Havel  over 1 year ago

    Quite a relief that the puns have returned.

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    klapre  over 1 year ago

    Did you miss the Michelangelo reference in the last panel?

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    roof-top-view  over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    No more puns.

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    nednewbie  over 1 year ago

    Double puns for the price of one! Well done!

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    Cary Rodda Premium Member over 1 year ago

    More pun strips, please!

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    P51Strega  over 1 year ago

    I love the pun strips!

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    Bucinka  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    A bit laborious, especially for a pun…

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A double header to start the year! Thanks Stephen!

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    Cozmik Cowboy  over 1 year ago

    Doubling down on the punnage! Most excellent.

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    jannichols2000  over 1 year ago

    Very punny! I love it!

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    PC200X  over 1 year ago

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

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    skipper1992  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    Oooooh, two for the price of one.

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    Flossie Mud Duck  over 1 year ago

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

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    Stephan, you need to get in your van and gogh

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    I worry that Pastis lies awake at night working these out

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    liberalnlovinit  over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

    Oh my … took me a minute :D

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    PuppyPapa  over 1 year ago
    / pounds head on desk /
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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    Rat, the BAT, please.

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    gmu328  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

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

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    2021 is starting off just as bad as 2020.

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    magdala666  over 1 year ago

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

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

    Steven’s strip, Steven’s call.

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    sperry532  over 1 year ago

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

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    AndrewSihler  over 1 year ago

    “Sculptor puns” are a thing?

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    DragonNerd  over 1 year ago

    I don’t get it.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member over 1 year ago

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

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I love this strip.

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    paullp Premium Member over 1 year ago

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

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    toshephe  over 1 year ago

    Oh boy, two at once.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

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

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    rogthedodge1  over 1 year 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  over 1 year ago

    Auguste Rodin

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    redback  over 1 year ago

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

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    bwahahaha  over 1 year ago

    Boy, this sucked

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    geckoman22  over 1 year ago

    Two puns for the price of one!!!

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    XXD PAPI  about 1 year ago

    6 words: best comic ever in the 00’s

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