The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn for December 09, 2023

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    Kymberleigh  6 months ago

    Scott channels Stephan Pastis … but does it better.

    This actually reminded me of the “Copper Clapper Caper” bit that the late Jack Webb did with Johnny Carson many years ago. Still a classic!

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    cjsm59  6 months ago

    A paen to pastis puns and wordplay, or a long way ’round to say Dr Iden-titty

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    Ratkin  6 months ago

    And a titter ran through the readers.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 6 months ago

    Silicon Valley is in northern California. Silicone Valley is in southern California. Silly Con Valley is in DC.

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    Hello Everyone  6 months ago

    A Pearls Before Swine Reference! – Cool!

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    bigger Nate  6 months ago

    Can you identify the suspect ? Yes they were held up by an over the shoulder boulder holster

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    eolan59  6 months ago

    Where’s Rat to beat him up?

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    Dillithamir  6 months ago

    I laughed out loud on panel six.

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    blunebottle  6 months ago

    Ooo…Pastis is gonna have a fit over this one.

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    blunebottle  6 months ago

    Dr. Iden, were they the ones for the left or the right?

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    Doubly Horque Premium Member 6 months ago

    Poor Stephan, a few hundred thousand bad puns, and that’s what people associate you with.

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    TonysSon  6 months ago

    When the cops left, did they say their Tatas ?

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Panel 5 refer to the knockers?!

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Let’s stay abreast of the situation!

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    Jayalexander  6 months ago

    He needs to set a booby trap.

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    Gent  6 months ago

    Oh look. It is StePUN Pastis!

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    backyardcowboy  6 months ago

    Looks like Stephan has the silicon in his lips.

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    nosirrom  6 months ago

    Very bra-d humor.

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    joe piglet Premium Member 6 months ago

    It sounds like the case of The “Mad” Donna.

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    e.groves  6 months ago

    Where’s the comic censor when you need him?

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    Frank Salem Premium Member 6 months ago

    Do you know how to shut up a crying baby? Give it a bust in the mouth.

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    figuratively speaking  6 months ago

    Is that you, Stephan?

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    uniquename  6 months ago

    That guy’s not so much a detective as a defective.

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    FireAnt_Hater  6 months ago

    I like how the doors and walls have zero continuity from panel to panel.

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  6 months ago

    I guess they’re not bosom buddies.

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    Charles & Susan  Premium Member 6 months ago

    There is nobody better than Pastis but nice try!

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    Queen of America  6 months ago

    I’ve never seen the Webb-Carson bit. Will have to google it.PBS fan since the beginning and I loves his puns.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 6 months ago

    Great one Scott!

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    Fantom Premium Member 6 months ago

    The inventory was smuggled out in a couple of jugs.

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    I would check with the Silicone Sisters Band!

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    Lablubber   6 months ago

    The culprit will be put behind bras.

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    prrdh  6 months ago

    It looks as if someone has really gotten Lt. Pastis’ Goat.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  6 months ago

    Shouldn’t Lt. Pastis have his cap on backward?

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    TheWildSow  6 months ago

    To the PUNitentiary with ya!

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    Maybe old men are trying it on for size.

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    T...  6 months ago

    Frank & Ernest got absolutely nothing to worry about. No competition here…

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 6 months ago

    My, what large “KNOCK”-ers!

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    one-non_blonde  6 months ago

    laughed a little too long at this

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    Michael McKown Premium Member 6 months ago

    I wonder what comics he reads.

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    fermier Premium Member 6 months ago

    This is hysterical! It captures wit of Pearls cartoonist Steven Pastis

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member 6 months ago

    The second “t” in “identity” should have been doubled….

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    cwg  5 months ago

    I will confess to needing to read that last panel a couple of times before my punanciation kicked in.

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