Only thing worse is ugly families.
When GOAT complains to Stephan about the puns, there’s a problem!
They should hire themselves to dads who need their Father’s Day ties to have an “accident.”
You don’t often see comic strip characters having a necktie party.
Pastis should wear a tie with his white t-shirt.
If I’d know it was that easy to cut ties with my family.
We could put a noose around the people that make ugly ties, but they already did that.
Goat, demonstrate the ties that bind on Pastis with Pig’s unwanted ties, and tie it up with a gag order on the puns.
In my opinion, we can cut ties with the whole world!
I agree with Goat, although I keep learning Englisch idioms that way.
I’ve cut Thais with Bangkok.
Rat would just tie one on.
Nice: Build ties with your family by cutting ties with them.
There’s a steakhouse in Tucson – Pinnacle Peak – where if you wear a tie, they make a big deal of cutting it off and hanging off the rafters or wall. [Never checked about bow ties]
Pig next time donate the ties to Goodwill ;-)
Blest be the ties that bind! Not those kind they squeeze the neck!
ties rank right up there with pantyhose
Yes, it IS a pretty sad joke, Goat.
Sorta like a skinny bib…
But…But…But… Bow Ties are COOL!!!
Oh, Pig. You’re so silly. Love you and your family.
Who is the lil guy in the hat?
Americans have turned into slobs. When they allowed casual Fridays, it all went to hell in a hand basket….LOL!
And tomorrow they cut the cheese,,,,,
I can’t even remember the last time I wore a tie.
I was fit to be tied by this strip.
What did I tell you about puns?
Pig and family want to cut ties into strips.
they want to cut ties into a strip
Back when the company for which I worked expected us drones to wear ties, I made it my mission to wear the most outlandish ties I could find (starting with Ralph Marlin, and working my way down into seriously vintage stuff). It bought a little joy into an otherwise rather “Office Space” environment.
Once upon a time my family was helping my grandparents move out of the home where they had lived for nearly 25 years. At one point I was tasked with going through my grandfather’s ties and fully 90% of them got tossed because they had stains on them. My grandfather’s explanation for why he kept all of them: “It reminds you that you ate a good meal. If the meal’s not so good, you don’t eat as much, so you don’t get as many stains.”
Can’t we just tie one on; it is a long weekend.
“I don’t like ties. Ties choke.” The late Lewis Grizzard (1946-1994).
It is a Rice University tradition to cut ties after defending a dissertation…
Don’t cut the blue tie! It’s pretty.
Calling Rat; Calling Rat! You’re needed in panel 3 – bring your mallet!
Will tomorrow’s strip show them cutting the cheese?
Why does Goat ever assume Pig means what he says?
Can we use the big red ugly tie trump wears to gag him with?
Now I’m afraid someone might tell Stephan to cut the crap.
Now I would have said choke trump, but I’ll be damned if I make him a martyr
It might be time to cut ties with Pearls Before Swine.
Trombone: ’Waa – Waaa – WAAAAAAAA !!! ’ … :)
Keep ’em coming, Stephan. I love this kind of humor.
Just be happy Pastis didn’t decide to have pun with the “strip”!!
I have to think that somewhere out there someone on social media has a channel devoted to art projects using old ties. I just can’t be bothered to go look …
One of my top 5 favorite strips.
PBS Trivia: What is the name of the turtle who still carries her dead husband’s shell on her back?
Got your goat, huh?
I love that Pastis’ cartoonist surrogate looks stranger than his characters!
So, Pig’s family runs a clip joint?
Especially the ties that bind … our necks too tight.
Come on goat! You get paid to be the set-up guy.
I wore ties from seventh grade to retirement at age 64. I learned to like them- a lot. They’re a wonderful vehicle of expression. A wise man once likened the male ensemble to a painting, the suit being the frame, the shirt and tie the picture. I owned 100 ties. I was even brand conscious. I’ve become an elderly ragamuffin – but I keep a blazer and a few favorite ties in case of emergency. One must always be ready to pretend to be civilized….
I cut ties years ago. Haven’t put one on for ages. Even funerals these days are very casual attire.
Love this one :-)
If this were a hardcopy cartoon and not just an arrangement of pixels, we could cut out the image of Cartoon-Boy and tear him to shreds! That would be satisfying….
The last time I wore a tie on purpose was for my wedding, New Year’s Eve of 1983. I was the first person in our engineering department to never wear a tie (circa 1979), although they wanted us to when meeting with people from outside the company. I still remember how to tie a four-in-hand, a half Windsor, and a full Windsor knot. Not that I’m likely to wear a tie ever again.
There is a tradition in Germany, at least the Dusseldorf/Cologne area that during the festival time (Mid Feb) the women go around and cut men’s ties. When they do this the men have to do what the woman asks. Get your minds out of the gutter, the vast majority of requests are usually something funny and ridiculous.