Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 10, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  about 3 years ago

    5/12 isn’t a bad batting average.

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    walt.donovan  about 3 years ago

    Well, here’s my friend’s old business card when he worked for a radio station: J. Jason, DJ, FMAM

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 3 years ago

    No doubt you tried, Step.

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    Caldonia  about 3 years ago

    I love it when the punchline is “This joke was really bad.” Ha ha!

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    Concretionist  about 3 years ago

    Yeah, he’s always trying. Very.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 3 years ago

    good try anyway, Stephan, as it might’ve saved you from a beating

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    ronaldspence  about 3 years ago

    I sure a commentator or two will find a way to fit them in

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Ha… you didn’t try!

    Why did July about it?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Try “Calendar Girl” to cover all the bases:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpdY97Tt_iE

    (I know this video is awful, but it does do the job).

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    Egrayjames  about 3 years ago

    ‘Jejune’…..Now that I’ve learned a new word for the day I can go back to bed…and it’s not even 2 am yet!

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    BasilBruce  about 3 years ago

    He could try just using abbreviations, unless he’s afraid that Jan might stack the Dec against him.

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    Stocky One  about 3 years ago

    Would July about that, Stephan?

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    Cornelius Noodleman  about 3 years ago

    My brother played in a marching band and the trombone player kept hitting him in the back of the head.

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    Argsnargle Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Could have thrown in a reference to the Decemberists

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    hariseldon59  about 3 years ago

    So what instrument does Pig play?

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Still the King… well done

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    Orcatime  about 3 years ago

    And yet he did.

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    Purple People Eater  about 3 years ago

    Why didn’t their friends Jan and Julie get to join their august group?

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    Sanspareil  about 3 years ago

    Can February March, no but April May!

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    stivaliviola  about 3 years ago

    I bet they will be playing April come she will.

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    unfair.de  about 3 years ago

    In a marching band there’d been at least a place for a July if not for a Romeo.

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    WimtenBrink2  about 3 years ago

    You could have added April’s daughter July… :P

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    dlkrueger33  about 3 years ago

    Cute.

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    Breadboard  about 3 years ago

    AGT …… A band Director who is a mayor !

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    P51Strega  about 3 years ago

    No ember of my prior passion for parades remains.

    My other friend says parades are dangerous. I told her “Jan, you worry too much”.

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    mendrygal  about 3 years ago

    Could’ve added another: “…with such august company THIS JULY.”

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    monya_43  about 3 years ago

    With Rat’s comment, Stephan was successful in mentioning all twelve months.

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    John Smith  about 3 years ago

    First time in my life I am oppose to the old saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

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    ItsPat  about 3 years ago

    I hear January Jones is the Grand Marshall. Or did July to me?

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    Jeffin Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Dirty ways has September. Or something like that.

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    Zebrastripes  about 3 years ago

    You can only do so much in a bubble….

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    MS72  about 3 years ago

    “You Gotta Love August”

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    chris_o42  about 3 years ago

    That’s not true, you didn’t try at all—July about that.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 3 years ago

    yol (yawning out loud)

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    WoodstockJack  about 3 years ago

    Meh

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    Iseau  about 3 years ago

    He could have got one more if he added the date in which the we’re going to play.

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    rorie  about 3 years ago

    Love how ‘different’ this strip always is.

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    Ellis97  about 3 years ago

    No more puns.

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    Flapjack omelette   about 3 years ago

    Stephen pastis is the king of horrible puns. He probably has a crown and everything.

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    Goat from PBS  about 3 years ago

    Stephan, don’t July… even though I doubt he was.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Couldn’t you just run a repeat once in awhile or give us a warning: “Today’s cartoon relies solely on a pun for humor’

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    Bucinka  about 3 years ago

    Gee, I dunno. Jack Norwood managed to work January and February into a song.

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    CaveCat87  about 3 years ago

    Couldn’t they play “Calendar Girl” as a change of pace?

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    cactusbob333  about 3 years ago

    Pastis should be tried………………..and sentenced.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  about 3 years ago

    Septober, Octember, Nowonder, Dismember, just sayin’

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 3 years ago

    Let’s give Pastis credit for trying this.

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    codedaddy  about 3 years ago

    Thought I’d ask my friend Janice if Stephan’s word play made her feel suspicious. So I said “Jan..You wary?”.

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    zeexenon  about 3 years ago

    Pourquoi cet imbécile essaie-t-il même?

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    Goat from PBS  about 3 years ago

    Can Jan-you-ary think of any? I can Fe-brew-ary up some. Don’t July, tell the truth. I Sep-tend-er to say terrible puns, Oct-over and over. Never-mber have I stopped, until now, when I have Decem-ded into madness.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member about 3 years ago

    You’re slipping Steph.

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    mwksix  about 3 years ago

    You know that the parade starts off from Four Seasons Landscaping…

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  about 3 years ago

    Better than I could have done — but that ain’t sayin much.

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    Mentor397  about 3 years ago

    Mr. Pastis is losing his touch. In the olden times, he’d have found a way to include all fourteen months.

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    StephenJokela1  about 3 years ago

    C’mon Rat?! He only had 4 panels to work with…

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    Cerabooge  about 3 years ago

    Well done!

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    asrialfeeple  about 3 years ago

    A man was convicted for stealing a calendar. He got twelve months.

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    Daeder  about 3 years ago

    Ju lie, Stephen! Ju didn’t try at all!

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    johnschutt  about 3 years ago

    I have a niece whose name is April. Want to guess the names of her three daughters?

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    SNVBD  about 3 years ago

    Ju lyke this joke?

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    AndrewSihler  about 3 years ago

    I don’t think that’s what “jejune” means.

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    txmystic  about 3 years ago

    Deadlines are hell…

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    MissyTiger  about 3 years ago

    Didn’t remember the 21st night of September?

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    Chris Sherlock  about 3 years ago

    There was a Nancy comic strip in the days when Ernie Bushmiller was drawing the strip that had Sluggo introducing Nancy to three female friends of his who, I believe, were sisters:

    First sister: “I’m April.”Second sister: “I’m May.”Third sister: “I’m June.”

    Nancy (to Sluggo): “Speaking of months…March!”

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    Ninette  about 3 years ago

    Should save these for Moandays.

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    Stocky One  about 3 years ago

    There’s nothing left after the fire, Septembers.

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    pamela welch Premium Member about 3 years ago

    LMAO — I shouldn’t laugh, it only encourages you!

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    Sisyphos  about 3 years ago

    You’re a disgrace, Cartoon-Boy! Sneaking in those other months by having Rat list them in the last panel? —For shame!

    It’s like when I tried to get away with doing my spelling assignment back in 3rd or maybe it was 4th grade, “use this week’s new 20 words in a sentence,” by writing “This week’s spelling words are [1 through 20].” Did not fly with Teacher….

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    cromwelljones53  about 3 years ago

    Stephan Pastis is my hero. But another hero of mine is Russ Meyer, so there you go.

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    rgcviper  about 3 years ago

    I have faith that, in a Sunday strip with more panels, Pastis could’ve included all twelve months.

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    franki_g  about 3 years ago

    I DON’T believe you tried, Pastis.

    Ju…LIE

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    gmu328  about 3 years ago

    keep it up, it’ll come to you pastis

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    jbruins84341  about 3 years ago

    (Sigh)

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    AndreasMartin  about 3 years ago

    Must be terrible, to have a writers block for seven months.

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    pantograph  about 3 years ago

    He couldn’t even work the current month in??

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Not hard enough

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    Karl the Frog [Snort]  almost 3 years ago

    oof

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