Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 11, 2024

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    BasilBruce  6 days ago

    Stephan, you made an ash of yourself.

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    hariseldon59  6 days ago

    Anyone for roast pork?

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    sirbadger  6 days ago

    It depends on how far back in time “traditional” refers to. Burial used to be cheaper.

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    Bilan  6 days ago

    Apparently the guy is good at his job.

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    carlsonbob  6 days ago

    Just stuff me full of popcorn kernels and light me up!

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 6 days ago

    Does anyone else smell bacon?

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member 6 days ago

    $2500 and done! They pick you up and put you in the ground in your personal jug!

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    Kiba65  6 days ago

    Sort of like a Genie in a bottle!!!!

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 6 days ago

    Being cremated is my last hope for a smoking hot body.

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    robm  5 days ago

    I want my remains scattered over Mar-A-Lardo.

    I DON’T want to be cremated.

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    Gent  5 days ago

    Cremated? Burning? Smoke? Climate acteevists will kills ya.

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    iggyman  5 days ago

    Depends on if you want a viewing , also if you want to be interred or put into a niche!

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    iggyman  5 days ago

    I knew some folks who loved their booze, if cremated they would burn for a week!

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    Keno21  5 days ago

    ‘We can burn her, we can bury her, or we can dump her…’

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    Imagine  5 days ago

    By the way, that dust on your shelves and all over the house…

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    Frank_Lecanto  5 days ago

    After I’m cremated, put my remains (cremains?) in an urn engraved “Kiss My Ash”

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    jel354  5 days ago

    Pig expressed anger. That’s rare!

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    MacGuyver  5 days ago

    What an ash!

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    zeexenon  5 days ago

    All natural for me … on the White House lawn.

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    Go BRUINS  5 days ago

    Cremation. The secret ingredient in Al’s Bundy Burger.

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    bigger Nate  5 days ago

    Ashes to ashes dust to dust come to my door kill you i must

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    sailersteve  5 days ago

    Soylent Green anyone?

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    cdward  5 days ago

    Don’t get all hot, Rat.

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    Croc Holliday  5 days ago

    My plan is to donate any useful organs I may have left (minus the eyes) and cremate the rest. Use the ashes to fertilize a tree or coral reef or something like that. Burials are such a ridiculous waste of money, real estate and wood.

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    chris_o42  5 days ago

    Cremation is the only way to be sure you don’t come back as a zombie or a vampire. Better safe than sorry. Those darn undead can be a real nuisance.

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    smithsilverstrea  5 days ago

    ashes to ashes

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    Ellis97  5 days ago

    Pig’s kind usually meet their demise in a butcher shop, a smokehouse or in the jaws of a predator.

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    Kveldulf  5 days ago

    I want a green burial — untreated pine box, no formaldehyde, just worm food. My cemetery insists on a concrete vault to hold the coffin and pickling me to poison the soil.

    Hope I live long enough to change their minds.

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    Znox11  5 days ago

    Just kick his ash and get it over with.

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    ladykat  5 days ago

    At least have the decency to wait until he’s dead.

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    Goat from PBS  5 days ago

    A little hot under the collar, eh, Pig?

    Getting scorched by puns?

    That pun was fire.

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    DaBump Premium Member 5 days ago

    I love how he always draws himself with a sort of deadpan deer-in-the-headlights look.

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    rshive  5 days ago

    There’s a pun buried in there somewhere.

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    monya_43  5 days ago

    Pig should be recording his show while he answers the door, so he won’t miss anything. Technology is great.

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    Charlie Tuba  5 days ago

    Burning Man!

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    franki_g  5 days ago

    Pastis knows how to put the fun

    in funeral

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    ElwoodP  5 days ago

    hmm… roast pork.

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    pripley  5 days ago

    That was a stretch for a pretty lame gag…even by Pastis standards.

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    Snoots  5 days ago

    It has seemed strange to me that in some countries (like the U.S.) it is not legal to simply dig a hole, put the body in it, and cover it up. It has to be in some kind of box. And that box is often not very biodegradable. Seriously?

    Humans are strange and unreasoning creatures. Return the body to the earth, and let the planet benefit from it.

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    newsbb  5 days ago

    Stephan is on fire.

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    tony_n_jen2003  5 days ago

    Rat would call up a crematorium and ask, “What’s cooking?”

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    PoodleGroomer  5 days ago

    I don’t need cremation services. I’m not dead, yet.

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    John Lamb Premium Member 5 days ago

    At some point during a cremation, the meat is perfectly cooked.

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    oish  5 days ago

    So Pig, how do you want to be cremated? Kansas City, Carolina or Lexington style?

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    razzledazzle295  5 days ago

    Come back later. MUCH later.

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    dialfred  5 days ago

    Hope this is still a joke, since I love this comic

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    DanMercer  5 days ago

    We’re in our 70’s. Once a month we get a letter from the Neptune Society. It’s like being circled by buzzards.

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    willie_mctell  5 days ago

    Composting is the wave of the future.

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    Old27F20  5 days ago

    …but cremation is pig’s last chance to have a smokin hot body!!…other than at a BBQ.

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    wildlandwaters  5 days ago

    hmm…pig isn’t in the 4th panel…so, did he really burn up then??

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    mokspr Premium Member 5 days ago

    Mr Pastis, the Wise A** has recomended a traditional Tibetan sky burial for you after you pass. The Rat however, says there is no time like the present.

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    Katje  5 days ago

    I’ll bring marshmallows… :D

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    Cathy P.  5 days ago

    Human composting, supposedly a green way to dispose of the body, is now legal in about 8 or 9 states. Just dump the body in a barrel with the dirt and composting medium, turn the barrel every few days, and in a month or so, just add the new fertilizer to the garden. Your family can eat veg that have absorbed you.

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    cracker65  5 days ago

    I think I would prefer pig smoked. Especially the bacon.

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    Ron Bauerle  5 days ago

    Or do what I’m planning: donate my body to science and let them cremate me when they’re done…

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    fourteenpeeves  4 days ago

    “My grandfather slept with the rest of our family. But he died so they made him get up”


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  59. Whatever  3 days ago

    It’s traditional. Pigs pass by spit-roast.

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