Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 18, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Where’s the swatter when you need it?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Spray it as soon as you can.

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    I thought the animal who kills the most humans is the human.

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    micollector  4 months ago

    Thank you for letting people know that Malaria kills over 400,000 people a year in Africa.

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    feverjr  4 months ago

    The mosquito is only the vector, Plasmodium falciparum does the killing….

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    hariseldon59  4 months ago

    Three Zebra strips in a row. I hope Pastis is bringing the character back regularly.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Time to get out a fly swatter or an aerosol of Raid.

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    You got a problem or something?  4 months ago

    Did you know… that pearls before swine showed up in a Henry Stickmin game, it was in the back in the completing the mission

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    jimchronister2016  4 months ago

    Bruce is correct!

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    Trilobyte Premium Member 4 months ago

    “He” is innocent.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    Thank you for noticing Mr. Pastis.

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    Sanspareil  4 months ago

    Sa-fari Sa-good!

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    Wasa Bista  4 months ago

    Not true. My folks used to take us camping. Annual mosquito safari.

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    shanen0  4 months ago

    Wow, Pastis might read these comments? So now we must fear the recursive mosquito pun?

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    One mosquito said to the other “What’s happening Sucker” !

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Dang. Where’d I puts me mosquitoe bat now.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    Parasites are the worst things on earth. Including the human ones.

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Biting commentary Mr Pastis

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    Jml58  4 months ago

    Mosquitoes are very popular. evrybody claps when the see one.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’m surprised at Mr. Pastis’ lead time, unless he just guessed well.

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    Jeffin Premium Member 4 months ago

    Just smack that little sucker.

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    John Smith  4 months ago

    I got bitten by a mosquito and now I can’t stop singing “Nessun Dorma”

    I think I might have male-aria.

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    Purple People Eater  4 months ago

    Technically, mosquitoes don’t kill people. They spread parasites, and the parasites kill people.

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    John Smith  4 months ago

    When a mosquito lands on your “private” parts is the moment when you realize that violence is not the answer

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    colddonkey  4 months ago

    Mosquitos aren’t animals, they’re insects.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    It isn’t a mosquito that kills most humans. It’s man.

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    guy42  4 months ago

    No “he” mosquitoes have ever killed anyone. It’s the females that pass the pathogens and parasites.

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    FilmPhanatic Premium Member 4 months ago

    The mosquito is some of Stephan’s best artwork.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Awww Zeeba so cute! Mosquitos not so much! What happened to the hippo? Pig is…well PIG!

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    DebUSNRet  4 months ago

    $54 bucks a month is worth the yard treatment here in ‘marshland’!

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 4 months ago

    Mosquitoes aren’t “animals”.

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    pheets  4 months ago

    The human has the smallest understanding of his purpose and place. the hoofed, pawed and multi legged have always understood since their survival depends on it. The human also does a lot of assuming and self proclaiming, the rest do not.

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    Pig throwing Zebra under the bus. It was Pig who said that hippos kill the most humans. Zebra was just taking a few guesses. In a totally unrelated note, the brand Off! should use this strip as an advertisement.

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    zwilnik64  4 months ago

    It’s not so much the mosquito, as its passengers.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    Don’t think a mosquito is an animal. I thought it was an insect. However, I still don’t any of those buggers mad at me, whatever they are…….

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    Bucinka  4 months ago

    There’s a vaccine for that….

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    CaveCat87  4 months ago

    Mosquitoes? But what about the tseste fly? They can also be very deadly, especially since they carry sleeping sicknesses.

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    The only thing worse than having an angry hippo tip over your boat on the river is when it is done by a swarm of mosquitos!

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    COL Crash  4 months ago

    Bugs do rule the World. They outnumber us by over a million to one.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Well the biters are ladies, and guys must be very very careful what they say to ladies or suffer the slings and arrows ranging from the-silent-treatment to jail time.

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    donwestonmysteries  4 months ago

    Not an animal. An insect. Just Sayin’.

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    Darth Stevious  4 months ago

    My favorite character in more than one strip in the same week? Sweet

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    Sir Isaac  4 months ago

    The control of mosquitoes is relatively simple and well understood. But lack of resources and unstable governments prevent it from happening.

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    rfleisch1  4 months ago

    Still not true. Mosquitos kill indirectly, the bacteria and parasites they carry do the real killing. Hippos kill directly.

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    moondog42 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Safari comes to us from the Arabic word safara, which means to travel.

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    AngusToorabitters  4 months ago

    Yesterday’s strip was correct and this one is wrong. Mosquitoes don’t kill anyone – they just propagate the little bastard that does. They vector the single celled organism Plasmodium falciparum (in South America, Plasmodium vivax) into humans via their anti-coagulant saliva when they bite you. P. falciparum and vivax kill you by feeding on the globular protein subunits of the haemoglobin in your blood. Saying the mosquito kills people is like saying that someone who died of a heroin overdose stabbed himself to death with the syringe.

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    Flower Girl  4 months ago

    Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Insects are animals.

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    AndromedaMike  4 months ago

    It’s understandable that crocs should eat zeebas. Zeebas are ugly. Crocs just trying to make the world a little less ugly.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Nobody has pointed out the fact that Pig is lying.

    It was him, not Zebra, that said hippos kill the most people yesterday.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Oh Dear God, even the mosquitoes are now whining about what they perceive as a micro aggression. What ever that is.

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    humans are MAMMALS not animals

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    briangj2  4 months ago

    The Animal Kingdom (Animalia) consists of the following Phyla (plural of Phylum):

    1) Porifera – Marine animals more commonly known as sponges.

    2) Cnidaria – Mostly marine animals that include coral, jellyfish, and anemones.

    3) Platyhelminthes – Typically parasitic flatworms (examples include tapeworms and flukes).

    4) Annelida – Segmented and symmetrical worms containing a nervous system, respiratory system, and sense organs. Examples include the common earthworm and leeches.

    5) Mollusca – Invertebrates with soft unsegmented bodies. Examples include clams, mussels, and snails.

    6) Arthropoda – Invertebrate animals with an exoskeleton and segmented bodies. Contains insects, crustaceans, and arachnids. Examples include scorpions, butterflies, and shrimp.

    7) Chordata – Vertebrates. Animals that develop a notochord, a cartilaginous skeletal rod that supports the body in embryo and can often become a spine. Examples include dogs, horses, birds, and humans.

    All organisms in the kingdom Animalia are multicellular. They are eukaryotes (cells contain membrane-enclosed organelles. They lack the cell walls and starch-storing plastids found in plant cells. All have DNA enclosed in a nuclear membrane. The nucleus sets eukaryotes apart from prokaryotes. Prokaryotic cells contain DNA, but they lack a nucleus and other membrane-enclosed organelles. Animals are heterotrophic organisms (depend on external food sources for energy [carnivore, herbivore, omnivore).

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    SWAT IT! SWAT IT BEFORE IT BITES YOU! Stop it from spreading disease.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Now you’ve done it, Pig (and Zeeba Neighba, too)! The Most Deadly African Animal (sic) is in your house! You are doomed!

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    oakie817  4 months ago

    stinging joke

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    moriach  4 months ago

    Wrong gender. Only female mosquitos bite.

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