Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 06, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  10 months ago

    …and puns. All true Americans hate puns.

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    baddawg1989  10 months ago

    That Vanderbilt whistler is hated by the entire fan base of college baseball. {:-p

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    BasilBruce  10 months ago

    The fact that Adam Sandler sucks.

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    GeorgeInAZ  10 months ago

    And the NeverTrumpers who still can’t get him out of their heads in 3…2…1..

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  10 months ago

    fortunately, I don’t know how to whistle a tune… so I’m in the clear of Rat’s list

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    Cornelius Noodleman  10 months ago

    But what about the Andy Griffith Show intro?!!!

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    TampaFanatic1  10 months ago

    People who do not go when the traffic light turns green because they are texting or chatting on the phone and then drive right when the light turns yellow, jamming up the people behind them. Oh and people who take too many items into the express lane at the checkout in the supermarket.

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    blunebottle  10 months ago

    Times change. Once upon a time, whistling was acceptable and quite popular. About 80-90 years ago.

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    AndreasMartin  10 months ago

    Argh, don’t remind me. My mother did this. A lot. May she rest in peace.

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    Robin Harwood  10 months ago

    It’s a start.

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    iggyman  10 months ago

    I whistle and sung all the time, I don’t have any close neighbors so it does not matter !

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    Imagine  10 months ago

    Well, at least he got the hatred part right.

    I really hate hatred.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 10 months ago

    Fingernails on the blackboard and biting foil stuck on chewing gum with your fillings!

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    juicebruce  10 months ago

    Rat do the 7 Dwarfs count as people because they ………… " Whistle While You Work " …..

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    John Smith  10 months ago

    Have you ever looked up the word “whistle” in the dictionary?

    I found it a bit under whelming.

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    John Smith  10 months ago

    My sister is the sort of girl Men whistle at…She looks like a dog.

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    dadoctah  10 months ago

    I think he’s confusing whistling with yodeling.

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    SALUDADOG  10 months ago

    Rat should be ashamed, after all Whistlers have Mothers too.

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    JamesBlanton1  10 months ago

    James Michener wrote puns are pornography for mathematicians. I must say I did not understand the connection or implication. Insight anyone?

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    Chithing Premium Member 10 months ago

    If there’s too much division, maybe he could try adding some multiplication.

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    MayCauseBurns  10 months ago

    People who say “anyways”

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    mr_bill_10  10 months ago

    How about mimes? Is there anyone left who enjoys watching mimes?

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    Acworthless  10 months ago

    My dad was a very talented whistler. I wish I could hear him just one more time.

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    akachman Premium Member 10 months ago

    Whistling is fairly annoying in most settings.

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    Purple People Eater  10 months ago

    If there’s too much division, maybe they should put more emphasis on multiplication in schools.

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    The Old Wolf  10 months ago

    Well, hqiz. My one decent musical skill just plummeted to the bottom of the charts. :’(

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    Troglodyte  10 months ago

    Dunno, Rat. I still have a soft spot for “Colonel Bogey”, and always will.

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    gopher gofer  10 months ago

    ♩you forgive us, we’ll forgive you

    we’ll forgive each other ’til we both turn blue

    then we’ll whistle and go fishing in heaven…

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    MD Bear Premium Member 10 months ago

    Dolly Parton. Everybody loves Dolly.

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    wilhemenacooker  10 months ago

    i like it when someone whistles up my skirt – then i whistle up some grub and later whistle in the dark

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  10 months ago

    Smokers. Irresponsible dog owners.

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    Ellis97  10 months ago

    Can’t we all just get along?

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    david_42  10 months ago

    And mimes

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    well-i-never  10 months ago

    “Roll out the barrel…” Good thing he didn’t say accordians, because he’d be mobbed!

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    chris_o42  10 months ago

    I think a few unifying hatreds would be -People who drive slow in the fast lane, people with shopping carts who stop in the middle of a shopping lane to talk with others with shopping carts, thus clogging up the entire aisle-and look at you meanly when you ask them to please move.

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    Pony99CA  10 months ago

    What about lawyers on TV ads and politicians anywhere?

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    DM2860  10 months ago

    And I find myself agreeing with Rat. Ewww!

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    tripwire45  10 months ago

    People who drive slow in the fast lane.

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    JudyAz  10 months ago

    “Once I had a wooden whistle,

    And it wooden whistle.

    Then I got a steel whistle,

    And it steel wooden whistle.

    Then I got a tin whistle,

    Now I tin whistle!"

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    bpscg  10 months ago

    Haven’t seen Larry and his family, Zebra, or Lil Guard Duck since forever. Same characters every day is getting stale.

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    Zebrastripes  10 months ago

    All I have to say Is if all the fans of Pearls didn’t like puns they would not be here! The PUNS on you!

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    Iseau  10 months ago

    Is whistling like tweeting if so he’s right on.

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    WCraft Premium Member 10 months ago

    So – did they find and lynch the guy who whistles the Andy Griffith Show theme song? Perhaps that is why the show ended despite being at the top of the ratings?

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    ElwoodP  10 months ago

    I now find myself compulsively whistling.

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    Linguist  10 months ago

    ¡Cuidado, Stephan! The ghost of Slim Whitman will be haunting your subconscious and infecting you with whistling earworms!!

    My wife is a whistler and even though she whistles on key, it still can be cringe-worthy from my perspective. I say nothing, however … the things we do for love, sigh!

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    Tibby57721  10 months ago

    Whistling’s not that bad. Check out Fred Lowery.

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    raybarb44  10 months ago

    only in public though. They can whistle all they want at home all day long….

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    christelisbetty  10 months ago

    Please keep in mind this is RAT speaking. When he says “We all can agree”, he’s actually referring to 70 million American, (give or take 10 million).

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    Darque Hellmutt  10 months ago

    @BE THIS GUY : I think you misspelled “love”.

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    Code the Enforcer  10 months ago

    Does that include people who TWEET about things??!! … ;)

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  10 months ago

    Once again, Rat gets right to the heart of the matter.

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    Cary Rodda Premium Member 10 months ago

    I think we can all agree that we miss The Muppet Show on TV.

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    Ermine Notyours  10 months ago
    Rufus T. Firefly: [sings] These are the laws of my administration: No one’s allowed to smoke, or tell a dirty joke, and whistling is forbidden.

    Freedonians: [Firefly whistles as the chorus sings] We’re not allowed to tell a dirty joke, Hail, hail Freedonia!

    — Duck Soup

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    CaveCat87  10 months ago

    What about “Whistle-Stop” (From Disney’s animated version of “Robin Hood”)?

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    Goat from PBS  10 months ago

    People who cut you off when you’re driving. I think we all hate that.

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    zeexenon  10 months ago

    Religion, politics, tribal-nationalism, the internet … what else can we invent to divide people?

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    Moonkey Premium Member 10 months ago

    I totally agree about whistling and I only speak for myself. I get horrible migraines just from that kind of sound. It’s like an ice pick into my brain. I can only remove myself so fast from the situation, and sometimes it’s not fast enough.

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    scpandich  10 months ago

    And the French.

    I’ve seen polls that even the French don’t like the French.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  10 months ago

    Now I’ve got “I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman” as an earworm.

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    dja1701  10 months ago

    also hatred of smokers, advertisers, telemarketers, spammers, junkmail producers

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    NWdryad  10 months ago

    Especially whoever performed the Andy Griffith Show theme.

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    Eric S   10 months ago

    I like whistling

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    Augustus Gluteus Maximus  10 months ago

    My younger brother whistles incessantly. Whenever I see him and he does that I desire only to punch him.

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    MarkDavis1  10 months ago

    People who can’t whistle are so jealous.

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    Lola85 Premium Member 10 months ago

    My husband and I are high school sweethearts. Once, when I visited his family, I whistled something and my future mother-in-law said, “A whistling woman and a cackling hen, will come to no good end.” I had never heard that before, but I thought it was funny. It never stopped me from whistling, though, and the saying turned out to be inaccurate for me at least.

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 10 months ago

    I strongly dislike commercials, but I HATE drug ads on tv, with all the side effects. Those ads should just start with : WARNING! This drug might kill you.

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 10 months ago

    I guess nobody likes “ Whistling Pete” fireworks?

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    Jabroniville Premium Member 10 months ago

    Thank God someone finally said it!

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    knight1192a  10 months ago

    Guess what Rat, no one cares what you say.

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    Mentor397  10 months ago

    I can’t whistle, so I’m not going to deny there’s some jealousy going on here.

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    russef  10 months ago

    Congrats Pastis. New record every day. KACHING!

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    falcon_370f  10 months ago

    So he hates Sukiyaki, and Andy Griffith?

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    Dianne50  10 months ago

    I admire anybody who can whistle, because no matter how hard I try I have never been able to manage it. I particularly admire those who can whistle actual tunes.

    Also hatred for anything is divisive, love is the unifying force in this world.

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    tinstar  10 months ago

    Boy, would he hate me!

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    eddi_tbh  10 months ago

    Nose whistlers are the worst. (phweeeeee)

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  10 months ago

    Rat misses the point again.

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    Sisyphos  10 months ago

    Nope. I don’t hate whistlers. —At least, not all of them. I agree that some whistlers are annoying, though….

    Try again for a “unifying principle,” Rat….

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    CoachBrianPorter  10 months ago People who whistle, and people who drink Kale smoothies..

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    Dave M  9 months ago

    Americans do worship the same god: freedom. We just disagree on what it is.

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