Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 12, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  20 days ago

    Goat can also call the local mental hospital.

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    BasilBruce  20 days ago

    I thought the punchline was going to be bathroom-centered.

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    ronaldspence  20 days ago

    reminds me of the Seals and Crofts song, “The King of Nothing”

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    carlsonbob  20 days ago

    I thought getting a throne meant a toilet!

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    GreasyOldTam  20 days ago

    It would be fun if the toys revolted. overthrew him, and set up an anarcho-syndicalist commune.

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 20 days ago

    Rat could be bounced from his throne in the Jumpy Castle.

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    old_geek  20 days ago

    Did somebody say Jumpy Castle?

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    Doug K  20 days ago

    Rat is expanding his kingdom.

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    Michael Jones  20 days ago

    a wannabe rat king….interesting

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    Troglodyte  20 days ago

    Luckily for them, his “subjects” couldn’t care a rat’s @$$ about Rat.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 20 days ago

    That’s Mister King to you lowly unworthies. And Count will do well for The Most Modest, Humble and Killer Good Looking… Yrs Trly… The❤️Count. You Know You ❤️ Him.

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    steveh64  20 days ago

    King Rat… someone should make a movie. Oh wait, they did.

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    phritzg Premium Member 20 days ago

    Don’t make King Rat angry. He’ll order his army of little green men to attack you.

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    jel354  20 days ago

    At least Rat is limiting the fantasy to toys and not neighbors.

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    markkahler52  20 days ago

    He’ll always be the King of Pain

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    KageKat  20 days ago

    This can only end badly.

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    Ellis97  20 days ago

    Using toys and a play set to make yourself feel like a king? You’ve got quite a complex, don’t you, Rat?

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    BigDeal  20 days ago

    Going off on a tangent here, but back in the early ’60s (I think) there was a movie called “King Rat”.

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    Goat from PBS  20 days ago

    “Jumpy castle?” Don’t you mean bounce house?

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    chris_o42  20 days ago

    Careful Rat, remember “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”. (Some old time English writer said that LOL)

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    mindjob  20 days ago

    In the Twilight Zone episode, the subjects built a statue of their “king”. His ego was deflated when a race of even bigger giants appeared

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    uniquename  20 days ago

    The Rat King didn’t do so well in the Nutcracker.

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    DaBump Premium Member 20 days ago

    So, we get a BIG bouncy castle and put Trump and Biden in it with lots of toys…

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    Diat60  20 days ago

    Start to worry if he orders a guillotine.

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    wongo  20 days ago

    What’s a “Jumpy castle”?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 20 days ago

    Rat is very much more a joker than he is a king!

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    Radish the wordsmith  20 days ago

    What does it mean to call someone a rat king?

    The original German term, Rattenkönig, was calqued into English as rat king, and into French as roi des rats. The term was not originally used in reference to actual rats, but for persons who lived off others.

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    Ermine Notyours  20 days ago

    “Did you see anything?”

    “No, I did not see you playing with your dolls again.”

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    mail2jbl  20 days ago

    Don’t give Comrade Biden any ideas!

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    zeexenon  20 days ago

    Yes, once a King always a King, but once a Knight’s enough.

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    wildlandwaters  20 days ago

    King Rat Fink…

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    John Jorgensen  20 days ago

    A little whimsy isn’t the worst thing. Though this does seem to be more than a little.

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    Buoy  20 days ago

    I’ll have a Whopper with cheese and a coke please.

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    glowing-steak32  20 days ago

    It will be a plastic coup.

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    InuYugiHakusho  20 days ago

    Rat King is already taken.

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    cessnadriver  19 days ago

    The newspaper I read never publishes the Sunday comic. Today’s strip makes way more sense once you read the Sunday comic.

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    alantain  11 days ago

    Leave the crown behind or you’ll have a deflated castle.

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