Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 27, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 3 years ago

    Somebody tell Pig he won’t be accepted to menses no matter how many tests he takes.

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    Algolei I  almost 3 years ago

    If I could get in, Pig could get in.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Pig is a little bit confused about gender.

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    Here's Waldo  almost 3 years ago

    You’ll be sorry, Pig.

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    BasilBruce  almost 3 years ago

    Do they only meet once a month?

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    Bilan  almost 3 years ago

    Maybe there’s a group of Mensans called Mensa Menses. But there’s definitely not a group called Mensa Menses Men.

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    B UTTONS  almost 3 years ago

    Pig should just join the Menses Mensa who meet monthly on the mesa of Medusa rock to mince mice when they get stoned.

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    On the other hand, he may just fit right in …

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    ronaldspence  almost 3 years ago

    Pig can’t join, period!

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    comic4matt  almost 3 years ago

    Maybe he could join MBLA? (Marlon Brando look alikes)

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    Cornelius Noodleman  almost 3 years ago

    I know menses, but what’s an I.Q. test?

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    Johnny Q Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I used to be in Mensa. True story: I read an article in a Mensa magazine suggesting that THE ADDAMS FAMILY was about the fading upper class while THE MUNSTERS was about the immigrant experience!

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I do not think that word menses what you think it menses.

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    blunebottle  almost 3 years ago

    It’s an easy mistake.

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    Qiset  almost 3 years ago

    This has turned out to be a bloody mess.

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    Sanspareil  almost 3 years ago

    Why doesn’t Pig just join Swinesa?

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    iggyman  almost 3 years ago

    Forget about it Pig, remember there is a fine line between genius and insanity !

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    juicebruce  almost 3 years ago

    Pig we know you would score in the top 2% at a Barbecue

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    iggyman  almost 3 years ago

    On the Far Side today, a salesman is selling a book "Double your I.Q. or no money back " Pig might be interested!

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    AndreasMartin  almost 3 years ago

    Mensana in Corporate sano.

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    Purple People Eater  almost 3 years ago

    Totally useless trivia of the day: Both “Mensa” and “menses” are derived from Latin. The Latin word “mensis” means “month”, and “mensa” means “table”.

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    Ellis97  almost 3 years ago

    Pigs are actually some of the smartest animals ever.

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    Manitobaman  almost 3 years ago

    I’m reminded of that Far Side comic where the nerdy kid is pushing on the door marked PULL at the Midvale School For The Gifted.

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    Rand al'Thor  almost 3 years ago

    Mensa will actually take anyone. “We need the dues.”

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    Jeffin Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    My heart bleeds for you, Pig.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  almost 3 years ago

    Perhaps he won’t be able to.

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    artegal  almost 3 years ago

    Somebody better break the news to to these folks:

    I’m sure they’ll be shocked!

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I didn’t think Pig could even spell IQ!

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    Zebrastripes  almost 3 years ago

    Poor PIG! His delusional state is worsening….

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    Snolep  almost 3 years ago

    Recently on “The Chase” a contestant stated he was a member of Mensa, and that in order to get in you must pass an IQ test and be in the top 2 percent. James Holzhauer quipped to the other GOATs (out of hearing of the contestant) “In order to get into Mensa you must swear to tell everyone you meet about it.” :) I love James! (BTW, I’m a member, hereby living up to my oath.)

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    redback  almost 3 years ago

    he was on his way to a medical test for gender swapping; he got into the wrong door. Seems like everybody got the wrong idea

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    raybarb44  almost 3 years ago

    Doubt if he could make it. Though, who knows…..

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    Ermine Notyours  almost 3 years ago

    The Royal Canadian Air Farce on Mensa:

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    Imagine  almost 3 years ago

    I don’t think you need to take an IQ test to join the menses. Just ask the womenses.

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    CaveCat87  almost 3 years ago

    Even if I took an I.Q. test, I’m not sure if I’ll pass.

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    StephenJokela1  almost 3 years ago

    If Pig identifies as menses, or mensa, then that is what pig is! No one dares question him/he or her/she/ or zer/ze or whatever pronoun applies to a menses mensa pig. /sarc

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    Kip Williams  almost 3 years ago

    Mensa menses tekel upharsin.

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    Kip Williams  almost 3 years ago

    As far as I know, they give a free IQ test to prospective members. Take it, ace it, and don’t join. Best of both worlds.

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    d edwin  almost 3 years ago

    No desire to meet the kind of people in Mensa………

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    Goat from PBS  almost 3 years ago

    I wonder what score he got. PLOT TWIST: it was quite good.

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    They told me: don’t call us; we’ll call you.

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    marilynnbyerly  almost 3 years ago

    I’ve spent my whole life around really smart people and geniuses. My family members are lovely, but I don’t recommend joining a group of them.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  almost 3 years ago

    Just out of curiosity (and having too much free time), I looked up “menses” in the Merriam-Webster unabridged. After the most commonly used meaning of “menses,” there was another entry:


    1 dialectal, British

    a : mannerly or gracious behavior : propriety specifically : hospitality

    …and a couple of related meanings.

    So if Pig behaves in ways that are gracious, polite, and hospitable to everyone (which he generally seems to do), he could in fact be exhibiting menses.

    But he’d best have an unabridged dictionary with him when he tries to tell anyone about it.

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    kaffekup   almost 3 years ago

    He said he took it, he didn’t say he passed.

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    Display  almost 3 years ago

    Re: Mensa. To paraphrase Grocho Marx, I don’t want to belong to any club that would want people like me for a member.

    Google the line and Groucho for the background of the often used line.

    And this strip today would be a bad place to admit you can’t do a simple Google search to find out what a common word means.

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    grumpypophobart  almost 3 years ago

    In the current climate in the USA, he wouldn’t want to be in Mensa anyway. Those with intelligence and smart ideas are frowned upon, by at least 40% of the nation, which is a sad state of affairs.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  almost 3 years ago

    If you call it that, you can’t join.

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    bunrabbit99  almost 3 years ago

    oh, bloody hell!

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    Ron Bauerle  almost 3 years ago

    I’m surprised the censor guy didn’t show up…

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    Sisyphos  almost 3 years ago

    Pig doesn’t qualify for either one. Double loser!

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