Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 23, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    But he does confess to his priest.

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    GeorgeInAZ  4 months ago

    It exists! Intersectsionality!Say the wrong thing and be cancelled.

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    I often think that a lot of these groups should have their membership reduced by 50 percent. What do you think, folks—want to halve sects?

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    B UTTONS  4 months ago

    Rat is also in trouble for vandalizing the neighborhood bicycles. He has been caught on home security cameras taking a file to the pedals which snap off unexpectedly.

    The police has a warrant to arrest him for pedal-filing.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Boo! Lame! Not funny! Okay, maybe just a little, but still.

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    blunebottle  4 months ago

    I wouldn’t tell her, either.

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    syzygy47  4 months ago

    Good thing Guard Duck isn’t involved in this pun du jour. Stephan could be seen as promoting sects and violence.

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    Imagine  4 months ago

    If you talk about them it’s oral sects.

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    Facebook is a lot like that. Bizarre things get taken down.

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    alaskajohn1  4 months ago

    Puns are the lamest type of humor.

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    Wasa Bista  4 months ago

    The Buddhist sects of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe are collectively known as the Kinki sects.

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Please practice “Safe Sects” !

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    Religions only promote missionary style sects.

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    alikgator  4 months ago

    I have no mo sanitizer. I. think I’m going insane.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    It’s no use – I can’t think of a worse pun! :D

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 4 months ago

    So all this time I’ve been an unregistered sects offender! I’ve slandered them all. Mission accomplished! You’re welcome.

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    Breadboard  4 months ago

    Well Stephan at least no Rat bat to your head ….. Yet ;-)

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    John Smith  4 months ago

    Hate to admit it, but made Pastis made me laugh out loud.

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    Zeno2099  4 months ago

    This time the pun was actually kind of funny, and Stephan has created quite a lot of genuinely funny or profound comic strips as well, so I can stand that he resorts to puns when he is out of ideas for the day.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    People’s lives have been torn apart, just saying .

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    sometimes a religious group has a fund drive – that would be its sect’s appeal…

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Who reads a newspaper anymore?

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    Znox11  4 months ago

    My wife and I were both members of sects before we got married. I guess you could say we had pre-marital sects.

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    jessie d. Premium Member 4 months ago

    and within many of the religious sects are found many sex offenders preying on their members. Terrible but true.

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    Stephan breaks down the fun in a pun as he diss’s sects.

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    MartinPerry1  4 months ago

    This is a pretty mild punishment compared to what these sects used to do to people who offended them.

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    Imagine  4 months ago

    No matter where look: plenty of sects.

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    Jeffin Premium Member 4 months ago

    Mom has some funny papers though, doesn’t she?

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    KEA  4 months ago

    I try to get on the list as much as possible

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    If you even mention a person being black, you’ll get shunned. These days, jokes are a thing of the past.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sects and drugs and rock ’n roll!

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    Nor should you ever….

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Even bad sects can be good.

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    James Wolfenstein  4 months ago

    Let’s see if I can end with all the puns ;D if you believe in a god that it’s different than you, you’re heterosectual. If it’s like you, made in your own image… or viceversa…, you’re homosectual. If you belong to more than one sect you’re bisectual and if you change from one sect to another you’re transectual. If you belong to a sect and show yourself in public like belonging to another, you’re a crossdresser! ;P If you abuse sects, you end up orgasnizing rallies and ejaculating dogmas!!

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    Bird friend/squirrel foe  4 months ago

    I don’t get it. Can somebody please explain?

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    ozmodiar  4 months ago

    The louder sects seem to get the most attention so I’m going with the oral sects

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    cosman  4 months ago

    Good move not telling Mom..she’d drop a dime on you.

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    Hey – I love Pastis and he is one of the most beloved cartoonists on GoComics. Having said that, I’m shocked that almost 300 (as of 9 AM) people actually liked today’s cartoon! Do you want to encourage him to do more off-color puns? Perhaps he had a looming deadline when he created this one…

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    Lola85 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Very funny, Stephan. Keep ’em coming, please.

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    Znox11  4 months ago

    Social distancing has really been hard for those into group sects.

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    hoffquotes2  4 months ago

    It seems like I read this comic yesterday, but it has today’s date. Am I going crazy?

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    COL Crash  4 months ago

    I offend all of the Sects (especially the more traditional ones) because I can clearly see where they have made serious misconceptions that go against their fundamental beliefs.

    That’s what I call my Holy Hand Grenade.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  4 months ago

    I have always enjoyed the title of an issue of National Lampoon from the late ’70s-early ’80s – “The Judeo-Christian Tradition: The Joy Of Sects”.

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    The One follower   4 months ago

    I’m not sure his mom is very proud…

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    Apparently his mom didn’t make sure he got the Sects Education Talk…


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    redback  4 months ago

    did you know that if you call terrorists some groups they will set up a bomb and pretend that this will convince other people that they are not terrorists?

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    Rocky1818 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’m surprised the Comics Strip Censor didn’t make an appearance on this one… :p

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    asrialfeeple  4 months ago

    Maybe we should just be done with secting as well.

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    Fixing may happen.

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    Scott S  4 months ago

    Pastis: “Don’t tell my mother that I’m a cartoonist! She thinks I’m a piano player in a whorehouse!”

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    gmadoll789 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sects!! Sects and violins!! Woe!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  4 months ago

    He sends her money anomalously instead…

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    sbwagner  4 months ago

    @BasilBruce Been married over 20 years. I don’t have sects.

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    christelisbetty  4 months ago

    For that, his Mom is eternally grateful.

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    mikeywilly  4 months ago

    Is Pastis related to Reed Richards? He really has to stretch for some of these puns!

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    Cornelius Noodleman  4 months ago

    My mom didn’t get it.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  4 months ago

    Can one volunteer to be on that list?

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    I don’t tell her.

    She still thinks he’s a lawyer. That way, the shame is only minor. It’s another Stephan Pastis writing the comics.

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    grumpypophobart  4 months ago

    Good grief! I think I may be a sects offender! Mum’s the word!

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    tee929  4 months ago

    This included Trumplicans, Vaxers, the “immoral Minority”…….

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    You can’t hide the truth from a Greek mama, Cartoon-Boy. Bad puns will have their inevitable price. Eat wood!

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member 4 months ago

    What’s the turn-around for comics nowadays? This is pretty topical.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 4 months ago

    Wow! We covered a lot! Everything you wanted to know about SECTS but were afraid to ask.

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    James Wolfenstein  4 months ago

    When you start the sect and you’re all alone, only dirt and sediment pile up, you amass turbation. With another, it’s a couple sect. With three you can delegate the administration of the sect, it becomes a manage à trois. With four, it’s enough for a choir, so it’s a two couples singing sect. If that attracts another, it’s two couples singing with a lookie-loo. It takes six to get your sect orgy-anized :D

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    Any way to annoy Rat is music to my ears.

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