Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 16, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Zeeba iz a heedun!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 3 months ago

    I bet.

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    Charlie tried to push his book, and Zebra said, “What a croc!”

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    The good thing about religions is that there are so MANY of them! (same for standards… but that’s a different joke). The bad thing is that I can’t get ANYBODY to agree that my religion is better than theirs.

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    Wilde Bill  3 months ago

    I don’t think that Larry knows what’s in Charlie’s book, because he can’t read.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    Back to drawing board

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    blunebottle  3 months ago

    Everybody has to die some time. Even you, Larry.

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    alasko  3 months ago

    I thought Charlie was a tuna. Or did he get canned?

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    TampaFanatic1  3 months ago

    Hey Pastis, how about more Zebra and less Rat?

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    Gent  3 months ago

    But… But… All mainstream media gives such glowing reeviews of hees good book.

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    AndreasMartin  3 months ago

    Such a fine piece of dadaistic literature…gone forever.

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    lpvzer  3 months ago

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Larry’s Presidential memoirs ?

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 3 months ago

    Probably better than “Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying”.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    If it was the Bible, and he was a cow, sheep, or goat, he would be in trouble.

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    Chithing Premium Member 3 months ago

    That book is good for some, and a nightmare for others. Kind of like that “Bible” he mentioned in panel two.

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    Zeeba’s last name is Crusher?

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    bookworm0812  3 months ago

    The crocs are speaking in all caps now?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    YAY!!! CROCS!!! YAY!! ZEEBA!!! YAY!!!

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    Zeeba so cute and smart! He not let crocs keel him. Bad crocs!

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    bwoodruf Premium Member 3 months ago

    All hail the return of Zeeba and Gators.

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    It’s nice to see Zebra and the crocs again. I was getting a little tired of Rat’s complaining.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 3 months ago

    Actually, it says Zebras are beneficial. By stripes we are healed.

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    monya_43  3 months ago

    Obviously, “good” is all in a matter of perspective. The book is trash now.

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    franki_g  3 months ago

    Number 1 on the Beast Seller list

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  3 months ago

    Charlie is right, of course.

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    jessegooddoggy  3 months ago

    Is it too much to hope we will be seeing the Crocs and Zeeba on a regular basis? Rat has become a tiresome fella, imo.

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    SALUDADOG  3 months ago

    Ice Station Zeeba good book, but crocs no like cold

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    Opus Croakus  3 months ago

    “To Serve Zebra” is a cookbook! It’s a cookbook!

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    Goat from PBS  3 months ago

    Wait a second, don’t crocs speak in lowercase letters?

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    Marc Schiffres  3 months ago

    Wait don’t they have an in to the White House now?

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    petermerck  3 months ago

    Isn’t that how all religion start? Somebody writes a book.

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    diskus Premium Member 3 months ago

    Let have a week of crocs!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 3 months ago

    LMAO! I missed this type of PBS strip so, so much!

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    Denver Reader Premium Member 3 months ago

    I feel like he missed a panel : Die stephan die

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    The Gospel According to an Incompetent Predator.

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    Troglodyte  3 months ago

    Charlie needs to come up with a better book!

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    raybarb44  3 months ago

    “Good Book” IS a relative term…..

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    Vangoghdog01  3 months ago

    Now he is a Paygun!

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    Adam-Stone(Soup)  3 months ago

    Funny! Church of the Gator you not see later.

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    CaveCat87  3 months ago

    Why is it that the Crocs are always trying to get Zebra? Why not just go after another zebra, who is less fortunate than our Zebra?

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s actually German, for “The, Zeeba, The.”

    So many misconceptions about religion are based on poor translation…

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    “The Great Garloo” did absolutely nothing.

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    mail2jbl  3 months ago

    Wait, the crocs are speaking with their words in all capitals like the other characters; they usually speak with mixed-case letters.

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    I kept some of my ’60s engineering texts, too tired to tear each page … just the trash for them, tomorrow.

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    Buckeye67  3 months ago

    I thought crocks were supposed to be stealthy, these two have a lot to learn.

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    TwilightFaze  3 months ago

    Well, in all fairness, you guys can’t read, so I’m pretty sure whatever is written in that book can’t be that good either….y’know, seeing as you guys can’t read your own writing….er…yeah….no, no, no need to comment. I’ll show myself the door…

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    alexius23  3 months ago

    So pleased to see the crocs

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    “De zeeba is de ordaned fud of de krok.”

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    Old27F20  3 months ago

    Hooray!!, the crocs are in back!

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    dcoyote  3 months ago

    Nice try Larry, don’t give up

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    Ginny Premium Member 3 months ago

    My opinion? Dump the whole zeebra arc.

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    jbruins84341  3 months ago

    Crocs can write? Who knew?

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    billdaviswords  3 months ago

    I love how the crocs are so dumb and slow they don’t just grab Zebra when they’re this close.

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    Flower Girl  3 months ago

    OK, Pastis is supposedly a former Roman Catholic who gave up religion, so this won’t bother him.

    We have no problem with any religion that has a God that has no chosen people, and instead wants all people to work together to benefit the entire species homo sapiens.

    Unfortunately, the Abrahamic religions have the God of the Torah (Old Testament, for you Christians), Who explicitly has a chosen people, and tells them to commit genocide to acquire territory, with His approval, so that they may gain fields they did not have to prepare, wells they did not have to dig, buildings they did not have to build, etc.

    The obvious benefit of genocide is that there will be no survivors or descendants to seek revenge, which a certain German leader used against the very group that originated the method. The derived Abrahamic religions make the new chosen people the followers of the new religions, so you might survive if you join them.

    Alas! If you read pre-US-civil-war encyclopedias, you can find that black people, for example, were not only not considered chosen ones, but were actually classed as sub-humans by some Christian writers. Indeed, you can find ‘old’ literature in which people seek to trace their ancestry to the biblical tribes of Israel to establish their racial superiority.

    This chosen people routine has been used by many peoples, including the ones whose ancestors wrote the Torah, to justify the use and abuse of the non-chosen. Isn’t it time we come together and admit that we are all members of the same species, and, as a cooperative-group species, respect and work for the benefit of our species as a whole? Please?

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    knight1192a  3 months ago

    Zebra knows a terrible book when he sees one. And it’s usually written by a Zeeba Zeeba Eata croc. Which means most of the pages are blank and the one page with any writing on it is full of both spelling and grammatical errors.

    Now when Junior writes a book Zebra will be one of the first in line to get a signed copy.

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    Mentor397  3 months ago

    Book critics can be cruel. I’m trying to write several novels myself.

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    lms1231  3 months ago

    Larry needs his own spin-off strip.

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    vsop  3 months ago

    Yea. Finally crocs instead of sad pig.

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    kauri44  3 months ago

    The crocs should explain to the zeebah that to everything there is a season and this is his time to die.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,.” —Especially if the beholder is Zeeba Neighba and the book title is what it is….

    But, fear not! I am sure the crocs learned nothing from this episode!

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    Totally Not a Killer Dolphin  3 months ago

    Has anyone else noticed that the Crocs are speaking in a normal font?!

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    pontiac59  3 months ago

    Gators = liberals, good book = Fauci, “has to die” = “get the jab” and zebra of course represents anyone with a functional brain

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    eddi_tbh  3 months ago

    Seven pages of “Die, Zeeba, Die” scrawled in crayon and nowhere near inside the lines isn’t even a pretty good book.

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    everyone’s a critic

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    No appreciation for literature…

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