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Pearls Before Swine
by Stephan Pastis
Pearls Before Swine - January 31, 2010 
31st-Jan-2010 02:15 am
Pearls Before Swine - January 31, 2010

31st-Jan-2010 08:35 am (UTC)
i saw "Gone With the Wind" in the first panel and "Frank Lee" in the second and went "ohhhh here we go. i know how this is going to end." suffice it to say i was presently surprised by the last panel! :P
31st-Jan-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
lol-same here-I had thatt "set-up for a pun" fuzzy feeling in the first frame
31st-Jan-2010 08:40 am (UTC)
arrrrrgh they're getting worse
31st-Jan-2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Took me a moment to get that one. xD
31st-Jan-2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
A very short moment, I hope -
31st-Jan-2010 09:45 am (UTC)

Actually, he's a little hard of hearing. None the less, when listening to his own commercials, Frank Lee might hear High? Don't give a d_mn.

31st-Jan-2010 11:48 am (UTC)
i mean, even though we all know it's coming, it's still hilarious to me how shameless these are.
31st-Jan-2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Is this his new low? I don't remember any of the others being quite this brilliantly bad!
31st-Jan-2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
I saw this coming from the second panel when Rat said "Frank Lee" - but the last panel redeemed it :)
31st-Jan-2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
I think most people would notice; people are more familiar with the line than the actual movie so there's no way they'd make the same mistake.
31st-Jan-2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Okay, this was one of those where between each panel I was saying to myself, "Stop. STOP! STOP!!" because I knew where it was going, and it was NOT gonna be pretty.
31st-Jan-2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
The punchline was pretty clear by the second panel, but let's be honest. These strips aren't about the punchline: they're about the journey. And they're also about Pastis drawing his characters hating him. This one was great on both of those counts.
31st-Jan-2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Especially given that Stephan botched the line on purpose. That makes what would have been painful, sublime.
31st-Jan-2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
If rat hates the jokes, why does he play so willingly along? This is some very deep commentary on predestination. Or it's just a really bad pun.
I love these
31st-Jan-2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I love the last panel -- especially Rat's eyes!
31st-Jan-2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Owww, it hurts so good.
1st-Feb-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
OW...OW ow owowowwwwwww... The PAIN!!!! The contortions you had to go through to get THERE.... OW!!!
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