Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 10, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 12 days ago

    Thousands? Does Stephan really believe that many people read his script?

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    Gent  12 days ago

    My tongue so hardworking he bearly got time to rest.

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    BasilBruce  12 days ago

    In an episode of the 1960s “Batman” series, Batman talks to Robin about the importance of understanding other languages: “One should always keep abreast of foreign tongues.”

    I love those sneaky little gags.

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    ImDaRealAni  12 days ago

    I never loved the feeling of my tongue more than when I got my braces removed.

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    eolan59  12 days ago

    Also don’t think of elephants or the theme from Gilligan’s Island

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    Avatar_Hoodie  12 days ago

    me reading this at night

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    Straker AW  12 days ago

    This was done before in Peanuts.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 12 days ago

    Sorry, but I can’t catch the meaning.

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    pearlsbs  12 days ago

    It’s tongue in cheek.

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    Bilan  12 days ago

    I only pay attention to my tongue when there’s chocolate on it.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 12 days ago

    Oh, thit.

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    B UTTONS  12 days ago

    Gave up reading out loud in the second grade.

    Now my tongue can enjoy an ice cream cone while scanning the comics.

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    Concretionist  12 days ago

    Reminds me of the old dude with the really long beard. He was living with family and at dinner, the 10 year old started asking him about what it was like to have a beard… and eventually he asked him “Grampa, do you sleep with your beard under the blanked or on the outside?” The next morning, Gramps showed up with his beard cut off…

    Also reminded of the centipede who was asked how he managed all those legs… and was left immobile.

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    momofalex7  12 days ago

    Peanuts did the same thing when Lucy became aware of her tongue.

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    blunebottle  12 days ago

    Thanks, Rat. I appreciate the reminder.

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    Robin Harwood  12 days ago

    Proof that Pastis is evil.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 12 days ago

    Ask any wind- or brass-playing musician, and the answer to Rat’s query will be “yes” every time.

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    ronaldspence  12 days ago

    Good one Pastis! You belong on a pirate ship (said while holding my tongue)

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    balok  12 days ago

    This joke goes back at least to the Peanuts cartoon for 3 February 1963 (

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    iggyman  12 days ago

    Just bit mine, thanks Rat!

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    Orcatime  12 days ago

    Most people forget they’re wearing any clothes during the day!

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    sixam  12 days ago

    I don’t have my tongue. The cat got it.

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    WimtenBrink2  12 days ago

    I think both readers fell for it…

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    Breadboard  12 days ago

    Tongue …….. Tis the reason for Ice Cream Cones ;-)

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    jimboklein  12 days ago

    If you are in a deli eating a tongue sandwich, can the tongue taste you tasting it? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    jessie d. Premium Member 12 days ago

    Male humor, more specifically “Dad” humor is this. You need the keys to the mens bathroom to appreciate or understand this.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  12 days ago

    Keep your tongue inside.

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    chris_o42  12 days ago

    I hate it when I become conscious of my nose and end up cross-eyed!

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    eddie6192  12 days ago

    That dumb Pig made me LOL.

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    rickseg  12 days ago

    It’s pothole season. Don’t drive with your tongue between your teeth.

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    RussHeim  12 days ago

    Same thing when you think about blinking. . . (see what I did there?)

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    Known Pedant  12 days ago

    Yes, he does, and yeth, we do.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 12 days ago

    Pathtith thucks.

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    Zebrastripes  12 days ago

    LOL! Hysterical!

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    rmgretailmail  12 days ago

    This strip reminds me of a 60’s (?) Peanuts strip in which Linus became “aware” of his tongue.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 12 days ago

    Now you made my tongue depressed.

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    Linguist  12 days ago

    Neither my native tongue nor my foreign one chose to comment on this. I cannot speak with a forked tongue!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  12 days ago

    There was a ‘Peanuts’ strip where Linus mentioned problems with his tongue, and it drove Lucy crazy.

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    Bookworm  12 days ago

    That remindth me. I thould get up and put my denturth in. . .

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    anamchara42  12 days ago

    When I saw this, I immediately thought of an old Peanuts strip that GoComics has available:

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    Michael G.  12 days ago

    Thufferin’ thuccotash!

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    Troglodyte  12 days ago

    Thatth thoo bad, Pig!

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    Keno21  12 days ago

    I remember when Linus pulled this on Lucy. Just sayin’…

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    nednewbie  12 days ago

    I put the tip of my tongue at the roof of my mouth; keeps the chi flowing smoothly ;-D

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    Goat from PBS  12 days ago

    Nope. Didn’t affect me. I don’t know about other people, though.

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    Sterrat (Happy pride month)  12 days ago

    But your in the “comitch”

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    SteveSmith4  12 days ago

    I think Pastis was high when he wrote this.

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    albzort  12 days ago

    Peanuts did the same joke in 1963. I have no idea why I remember it.

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    WCraft Premium Member 12 days ago

    Thanks for that. Now I have this strange compulsion to have the lower front teeth removed…

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    zeexenon  12 days ago

    Who was the idiot who spelled lisp with an “s” in it?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 12 days ago

    One time my tongue got twisted around my eyetooth & I couldn’t see what I was saying!

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    Tallguy  12 days ago

    Old Peanuts strip with Linus. Stealing from the best.

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    KEA  12 days ago

    drawing attention to something one takes for granted can really screw things up. I finally found a way to hit a golf ball in a not-terrible way and my brother goes…"Nice, How did you do that?"…so much for decent swing.

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    rawalko  12 days ago

    This was the subject of a Peanuts Sunday strip back in the fifties

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    willie_mctell  12 days ago

    Hmm… I’m often conscious of my tongue. It’s the hippopotamus that bothers me.

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    donwestonmysteries  12 days ago

    When you are standing still and start to walk, do you lead off with your right foot or left foot?

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    asrialfeeple  12 days ago

    This is either a rerun or a deja vu. I’ve read this before.

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    Doug K  12 days ago

    Do you know how often you blink?

    How fast are you breathing?

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    Eric S   12 days ago

    ran out of story ideas, huh?

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    christelisbetty  12 days ago

    I love you Pig !

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    christelisbetty  12 days ago

    Last year, when nothing had closed down YET, and we told to avoid crowds, a wash our hands, and DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE, I mentioned, at the bar, that since hearing that, my nose had itched….setting off a chain reaction.

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    TonysSon  12 days ago

    Oh thit ! …thankth Pathith !

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    plaidley  12 days ago

    Evil, Stephan! EVIL!!

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 12 days ago

    Hold your tongue,Rat.

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    TheMightyGorga  11 days ago

    And after reading my comment, you are all breathing manually.

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    aunt granny  11 days ago

    It doesn’t work on people who are eating double Gloucester cheese with onions and chives while reading the comics.

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    Sisyphos  11 days ago

    I fear good Pig is too suggestible. Rat doesn’t bother me (though I do occasionally laugh uncontrollably at inappropriate times because of him)….

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    bonnie9753  11 days ago

    A commentary on consciousness, which is grist for the mill, Stephan, because there is a recommended, I can’t quite say required, position for the tongue in vipassana meditation (gently resting against the roof of the mouth touching the back of the upper teeth).

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    clayface9 Premium Member 11 days ago

    He didn’t derail my morning, because I didn’t read it until night time.

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    CAT EMPIRE LEADER  10 days ago

    I Was Not Paying Attention To The Strip So HA!

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    BitterScribe  5 days ago

    This was originally a Peanuts joke.

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    PBS1!  1 day ago

    My teeth tensed up.

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