Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 03, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    That’s quite a catch!

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    BasilBruce  5 months ago

    It’s all about the bass, ’bout the bass, no trouble.

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    carlsonbob  5 months ago

    Pastis is in for a bass kicking!

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    salakfarm Premium Member 5 months ago

    Is that fish an upright bass?

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    ronaldspence  5 months ago

    i knew something was fishy!

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    seismic-2 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Don’t worry, be happy!

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    DanielRyanMulligan1  5 months ago

    I KNEW there was a reason I read this comic strip and LOVE adult animation…it’s all about the puns, baby, make them as silly as possible!!!! Dan aka…

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    enigmamz  5 months ago

    Small-mouth? Large-mouth?? Spotted???


    “Mmm! Love that bass!!!”

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Read the contract goat!

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    syzygy47  5 months ago

    Doesn’t anyone remember the animatronic Billy Bigmouth singing bass on a plaque?

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    danketaz Premium Member 5 months ago

    Looks more like a tenor.

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    deojaideep aka Courage  5 months ago

    ….. and in my mother tongue Marathi “बास” “Bass” (pronounced as the fish with same name) means “enough” or “stop”!

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    SameAsOldFfred  5 months ago

    “Bass: the Final Frontier” One of my favorite Bill Laswell albums is Radioaxiom. But then, I’m a huge Miles Davis fan and the album was a great tribute.

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    iggyman  5 months ago

    Good one Pastis!

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    shanen0  5 months ago

    How can the bass sing with no trought? (Trying to mash trout with throat…)

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    Gent  5 months ago

    Engleesh, me never able to learning you.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 5 months ago

    Goat, don’t be a basshole! It was kinda funny!

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    LupisLight  5 months ago

    Sorry goat, you are stuck here in this strip whether you like it or not…

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    TwilightFaze  5 months ago

    You tried before, Goat. It didn’t work out for you.

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    James Wolfenstein  5 months ago

    Paul plays the “base?”

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    Darth Stevious  5 months ago

    More Zebra then!

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    nicholasbonnie3  5 months ago

    Even Goat.

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    win.45mag  5 months ago

    I used to play bassball

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    WaitingMan  5 months ago

    Kurt Moll is turning in his grave.

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    Imagine  5 months ago

    Take one away and it becomes bassless.

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    Procat Premium Member 5 months ago

    I wonder what you would call the result of him/her taking a dump?

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    monya_43  5 months ago

    Needs more cowbell . . .

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 5 months ago

    I’m not sure this one works in written form.

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    Denver Reader Premium Member 5 months ago

    Goat, You’ve been fishing for a reason to leave for a while. or was Stephen just fishing for material.

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    kartis  5 months ago

    This is pretty base.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  5 months ago

    It’s a comic strip?

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    Ellis97  5 months ago

    Homophones can be really annoying.

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    colin.howard.lang  5 months ago

    That Bass should be mounted to a wooden plaque and his name is Billy!

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    Frank Salem Premium Member 5 months ago

    Sometimes its pronounced Bose.

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    Ellis97  5 months ago

    Goat needs to learn about context clues and reading between the lines.

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    oakie817  5 months ago

    oh my cod

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    zerotvus  5 months ago

    At least the fish didn’t sing…….

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    wrd2255  5 months ago

    Like those tacky mechanical singing fish people used to mount on their walls. Though even those were less annoying than this strip.

    Kidding. Stephan’s gotta Stephan.

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    arthurhoule  5 months ago

    If the humor hounds you, basset around.

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    markkahler52  5 months ago

    You oughta hear the drum fish!!

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    markkahler52  5 months ago

    There’s an opening in “Family Circus!” Bus Goat on over there!

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    TheWildSow  5 months ago

    Bigmouth Billy Base?

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    phritzg Premium Member 5 months ago

    I bet someone a tenor we’d see another Pastis pun this week. He paid me with two fins.

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    hitman4cookies  5 months ago

    So is something like this why we no longer see Zebra?

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    Differentname  5 months ago

    Apparently, someone gave the late Queen a Billy Bass singing fish and she loved it.

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    DavidPlatt  5 months ago

    “Dream A Little Bream Of Me”

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    SquidGamerGal  5 months ago

    You’d better hope Bass from Mega Man don’t read this, Mr. Punny!

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    ajr58(1)  5 months ago

    Take me to the river …!

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    Jeffin Premium Member 5 months ago

    Escape goat!

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    Jeffin Premium Member 5 months ago

    You can’t tuna fish.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 5 months ago

    Wide mouth base

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    MS72  5 months ago

    i knew it was coming, but kept reading…

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    scote1379 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I’ve seen Bass Dance , never seen one sing !

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    Charles & Susan  Premium Member 5 months ago

    The Bass should be on more often :)

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    uniquename  5 months ago

    Bad ’70s flashback.

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    skipper1992  5 months ago

    “I use batteries, not gas …”

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    SusieB  5 months ago

    Reminds me of that stupid singing fish, Billy Bass. Beyond annoying, especially when it sings the worlds most annoying song, Don’t Worry be Happy. My husband had one for awhile….a short while.

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    stamps  5 months ago

    Who’s on first?

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    rshive  5 months ago

    The bass sings bass well.

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    I'm Sad  5 months ago

    Maybe this guy’s first name is Lance.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 5 months ago

    “This cartoon’s a phony, Cody! This is trout country, there ain’t a bass for a hundred miles!” (Apologies to the cast of “White Heat”!)

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    minty_Joe  5 months ago

    “All your bass are belong to us!”

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    zwilnik64  5 months ago

    I’ve never met a fish who’s a tenor.

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    Steverino Premium Member 5 months ago

    Well, you certainly can’t tuna fish.

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    hoffquotes2  5 months ago

    Take me to the river, drop me in the water

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    beady.el  5 months ago

    Shouldn’t he be mounted on the wall?

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    Croc Holliday  5 months ago

    You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish, and yet you CAN tune a bass…………..

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    T Smith  5 months ago

    Ironically, the bass is a tenor.

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    Radish the wordsmith  5 months ago

    Don’t be so base, Goat.

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    KEA  5 months ago

    How anyone learns English as a 2nd language is beyond me.

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    Goat from PBS  5 months ago

    At least, for a week. Stephan allows no off time.

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    Code the Enforcer  5 months ago

    That bass sings out of ‘tune’(a). …

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    cupertino jay  5 months ago

    or the oldie.. “all your base are belong to us”

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 5 months ago

    Basso Profundo?

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    marilynnbyerly  5 months ago

    At least he’s not on a plaque.

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    Mel-T-Pass Premium Member 5 months ago

    Get that thing back on its plaque. It was bad enough when it was stationary. If not, I’m giving in to my bass instincts and making sushi.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  5 months ago

    My boss is a regular Salmon Legree.

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    chriscc63  5 months ago

    now put him on the trophy wall

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    AndromedaMike  5 months ago

    That’s what Goat gets for being a know-it-all.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  5 months ago

    “Wow, that’s terrific bass!”

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    SteveHL  5 months ago

    Please keep Dan Aykroyd away from that fish.

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    cactusbob333  5 months ago

    That bass’s brother is a piano tuna.

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    artjohn42  5 months ago

    The comments were as much fun as the strip! Thanks to all (especially Mr. Pastis!) for the laughs!

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    Smile Sardonically  5 months ago

    You’re all full of sheet music.

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    aerotica69  5 months ago

    Take me to the river……

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    Eric S   5 months ago

    Lil Guard Duck left a long time ago.. :*(

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    willie_mctell  5 months ago

    Billy Bass

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    HunterZero000  5 months ago

    That pun made me want to go bass jumping without a parachute.

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    CitizenKing  5 months ago

    It’s Billy!

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    pamela welch Premium Member 5 months ago

    You’re not going anywhere Goat ♥ you’re going to stick around and suffer with the rest of us — LOLOL

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    jel354  5 months ago

    Looks like Billy Bass is making a comeback.

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    David Rickard Premium Member 5 months ago
    There’s no way out of here / When you come in / You’re in for good / There was no promise made / The part you played / The chance you took
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    Buoy  5 months ago

    When pigs fly and bass sing…. We are definitely in heII.

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    zeexenon  5 months ago

    Woe to this fisherman who arrived at the boat dock to read the sigh, “No Bass Fishing Allowed. Some Moron Dumped Their Ocean Water Filled Bilge Containing A Prolific Species Of Whatever That Eats Bass Eggs.”

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    bunrabbit99  5 months ago

    big mouth billy bass, you got off the wall!

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    christelisbetty  5 months ago

    Lighten up Goat. At least it wasn’t a Flat Fish.

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    eddi-TBH  5 months ago

    Goat shouldn’t be so upset. It’s just a basic bass bass.

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    Curiosity Premium Member 5 months ago

    Are you quite fin nished?

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    Universal Constant  5 months ago

    Leave it to Stephen Pastis to get it Bass Awkwards.

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    gary.eddings4157 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Don’t leave Goat…Pastis needs at least one other goat on board….

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    gmu328  5 months ago

    ha ha ha … nice twist on the English language

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Goat only thinks he knows everything

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    Sisyphos  5 months ago

    I hear from a reliable albeit anonymous source that Cartoon-Boy pays his characters below-minimum wages and expects them to make it up in tips and gratuities from us the sympathetic readers. I say Goat is being too passive; he ought to take a heavy cudgel and beat down Cartoon-Boy the way Rat would!

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    Wizard4168  5 months ago

    Ironically, the bass was a tenor.

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    alantain  3 months ago

    Someone should kick his bass!

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