Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 09, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  about 1 year ago

    The next variant should be called Lucy. Time to give the Greek alphabet a break.

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    Baarorso  about 1 year ago

    ONCE, just ONCE I’d like to see a strip where Charlie Brown kicks LUCY into orbit rather than trying to kick the ball into same.;/

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    B UTTONS  about 1 year ago

    Pig. You could have kicked one of your relatives.

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    jmarkoff2  about 1 year ago

    Here in Folsom, California, we have been having re-lockdown-style gatherings and parties regularly since the second half of 2020. I am beginning to think the imminent threat of Covid has been greatly exaggerated.

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    Concretionist  about 1 year ago

    The eternal optimist. Pessimists have it better, because for THEM, surprises are always nice.

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    BasilBruce  about 1 year ago

    Maybe Pig should try something safer, like flying a kite.

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    Kveldulf  about 1 year ago

    I’m glad I read the top part before scrolling down to see all the cartoon. I knew there was someone untrustworthy coming but would never have guessed Lucy.

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    baddawg1989  about 1 year ago

    AUUUUUGHH! :-|

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    Olddog04  about 1 year ago

    This is brilliant, but shouldn’t that be Faucie holding the ball?

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    ronaldspence  about 1 year ago

    Dear Mr Pastis, you officially win the comics today! IMHO, you have written a near perfect strip today…congrats and thanks!

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    AndreasMartin  about 1 year ago

    In about ten years we will know how we handled Covid.But for now, hysteria and panic get in the way.

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    top cat james  about 1 year ago

    The Lucy images look like they were taken from the strip’s peak years—mid/late 1960’s.

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    juicebruce  about 1 year ago

    Lucy called Pig … Blockhead . Charlie Brown and Pig both are bald ;-)

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    El-Kabong  about 1 year ago

    Looking for the end presumes it’s started.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Its your reward for voting for republicans.

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    Caerin  about 1 year ago

    Hey guys, as a former Californian I can tell you the only thing of significance in Folsom is the prison. You may have been trolled by an inmate…

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    jessie d. Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The third year it be into the horrors of Covid. The damn thing seems to have more variants than my cat has fleas. Poor Fauci trying to guide our way has the right wing loonies on his back, e.g., Ron Johnson wherever and whatever you are; this bozo of a senator even looks evil. Of course he was one of that GOP bunch that went to Russia on our 4th of July, commending them all the while. Ha! The wretch makes one want to retch.

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    Ellis97  about 1 year ago

    Will Covid ever go away?

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    Gent  about 1 year ago

    I told ya this year’s called 2020 TOO!

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    [Unnamed Reader - a5b98b]  about 1 year ago

    I’ve loved “Pearls” for many years now. This one is a true classic. Pastis hit it right on the head!

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    deojaideep aka Courage  about 1 year ago

    Hey another crossover! I love crossovers!

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    colddonkey  about 1 year ago

    Once you fall for that football you keep on trying to kick it, in hopes of not looking like a fool.

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    Pointspread  about 1 year ago

    Great strip!

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    Free or Not? Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The lockdowns, mandates and remainder of the edicts of Covidistan and its tyrants will only end when we, the citizens, refuse to comply. The Covid overlords are well beyond any science and working slowly based on cultism and religion to enforce their policies.

    Transcend their nonsense and regain your freedom.

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    Ammo Premium Member about 1 year ago


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    rshive  about 1 year ago

    More to come. We haven’t reached the end of the Greek alphabet yet.

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

    Lucy is a meany, ha ha ha ha ha …..

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    Snolep  about 1 year ago

    Lucy’s just an old fossil.

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    Goat from PBS  about 1 year ago

    This will pass, just like other plagues. Hang in there! And stay safe!

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    Comicfan (I can't think of a better name)   about 1 year ago

    Plot twist: That’s Charlie Brown disguised as a pig

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 1 year ago

    Because we don’t learn from our mistakes and think for ourselves. That I am seeing lately as the point of Schulz’s most famous (and to some infamous) running gag.

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    Tetonbil Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Finally, people are starting to realize that they have been had .Ineffective vaccines have caused these mutations in the vaxed population. And that is a fact. It has all been a big reward for big Pharma for their massive support to remove the guy who was calling for lower prescription drug costs for Americans. And a chance for the mad Dr. Fauci to run wild with his love of amping viruses.Just look how the proven treatments like monoclonal antibodies and regeneron have been withheld from us. Just last week the Biden attempted to block states from receiving these medications by buying up all the those supplies of those drugs. Thankfully the Surgeon General said, ‘Ah no Joe, you can’t do that.”Thank you Pastis, this was very insightful for our readers and dead on!

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    i_am_the_jam  about 1 year ago

    Extra panel: Pig jumps up, looks at the audience, and gestures toward her, “Ladies and gentlemen, Lucy Van Pelt!!!” Lucy curtsies as the audience cheers.

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    kaystari Premium Member about 1 year ago

    You know, as funny as this is, as nostalgic as this is, as much as I love this comic, and Pastis’ humor (specially the puns) ….this has been the most depressing comic for the past 2 years. ENOUT FOCUSING ON THE PANDEMIC PLEASE!!!!!! SOMETHING ELSE FOR A CHANGE!

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    Dang it, Lucy van Pelt!

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    Charlie Tuba  about 1 year ago

    It looks like Lucy changed her name to Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. “That will be 10¢ please.” (She raised her rates!)

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    cornshell  about 1 year ago

    You just need to visit her booth. Vaccines — 5 cents!

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    Coocalici  about 1 year ago

    If Pastis didn’t copy/paste Lucy, he did a really good imitation.

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    donwestonmysteries  about 1 year ago

    Omicron may be over in a month or two and so far no variants on the surface. Crosse fingers.

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    Natarose  about 1 year ago

    No matter what strip she is in…DO NOT TRUST LUCY!

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    DM2860  about 1 year ago

    I was dis-invited from a Christmas party because though I had been vaxed, I did not get the booster. Six people from the party (out of 12) came down with Covid. All have since recovered. But all six had their booster.

    In the later texting, it is clear that at least 2 of the people are no longer believing the talking points of the government; neither one of whom were among the six that got sick. Also that I would not be excluded for future parties.

    And if you want to be accused of “trolling” just point out that most people who are coming down with Covid currently globally have been vaxxed. This is true but how dare anyone point it out. It supports people coming to wrong think.

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    raybarb44  about 1 year ago

    “You can fool all the people some of the time.” That’s what they count on……

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    jtburgess Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I often thought Pig and Charlie Brown were related.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I am not feeding the trolls…I am not feeding the trolls…I am not feeding the trolls…

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    einarbt  about 1 year ago

    Poor Pig, this is brutal.

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    Daeder  about 1 year ago

    I don’t know why people keep falling for it. I guess it’s what they want to hear.

    But it isn’t over until it’s over!

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    Eric S   about 1 year ago

    Aww. I was hoping for Sunday Punday

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    Vangoghdog01  about 1 year ago

    Covid will be with us forever, like the Common Cold, Flu, SARS, MERS, antibiotic resistant Streptococcus, antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus, etc it is too widespread in the population and mutates too fast. We need to start developing how to live with it.

    The war was lost when the Chinese allowed infected people to board air liners and fly all over the world, spreading the virus to the entire world population

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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    Pig, Pig, Pig. You are so gullible! So naive! It’s no wonder Lucy took on a side-gig over here to help put you over!

    I wonder how much Cartoon-Boy is paying her?

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    Aether [real one follower]  about 1 year ago

    Pig is the next generation of Charlie Brown.

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    dnie  about 1 year ago

    ya think ?

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    Croc Holliday  about 1 year ago

    The media can’t stop the doom and gloom coverage. Get your vaccines, wash your hands, and move on already.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member about 1 year ago

    This really explains a lot. Who knew Lucy was in charge?!?

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    Owen V.  about 1 year ago

    Pastis draws Lucy remarkably well here.

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    artdekko  11 months ago

    Okay, Pastis, I hate to admit it, but this is brilliant.

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