History ComicStrip / PearlsBeforeSwine

20th Apr '18 10:07:17 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* TakenForGranite: Played with when Zebra sees a croc statue.
-->'''Croc:''' Hulloo, zeeba neighba. How you like statue? Ees called "Meemorial to Bob".
-->'''Zebra:''' Who's Bob?
-->'''Croc:''' Bob is a crocodile who ees close to death.
-->'''Zebra:''' What's he dying of?
-->'''Croc:''' Ceement.
-->'''Statue:''' Can't...breeve. Peese...save.
13th Apr '18 5:23:16 PM RighteousFury
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* DealWithTheDevil: The Crocodiles once made a literal one in order to get Zebra. Unfortunately, due to them not bothering to read the print when signing over their souls, all they ended up with was a stick of gum and a lifetime in Hell instead.
2nd Mar '18 12:23:20 PM MisterBeeg
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->'''Pig:''' Is that a real apology?\\

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->'''Pig:''' -->'''Pig:''' Is that a real apology?\\
2nd Mar '18 12:22:09 PM MisterBeeg
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* BackhandedApology: Discussed in one strip, where Rat says he's going to start apologizing to people he insults by saying "I'm sorry that you were offended."
->'''Pig:''' Is that a real apology?\\
'''Rat:''' No, that's what's so great. It allows me to retain the impact of the original insult while tacking on the implied ''bonus'' insult of, "You are an oversensitive ninny."
20th Feb '18 6:12:03 AM StarTropes
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* FictionalCountry: One week of strips has Pig digging a hole to Kukistan. Interestingly, Rat [[LampshadeHanging points out on Day 1 that Kukistan isn't a real country]], and [[BreakingTheFourthWall Pig explains how]] ExecutiveMeddling forced Pastis to redraw the strips after he had originally used a real country. (In the originals, Pig is digging a hole to China.)
11th Feb '18 8:25:24 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:191:Clockwise from the top: [[TheCynic Rat]], [[WideEyedIdealist Pig]], [[GoldfishPoopGang Larry]], [[KillerRabbit Snuffles]], [[PintsizedPowerhouse Guard Duck]], [[OnlySaneMan Zebra]], [[NoRespectGuy Goat]], and [[AuthorAvatar Stephan Pastis]].]]

-> ''He asked me to ask you for a, uh, continuance.''
-> ''What for?''
-> ''He's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nowak traveling cross-country in diapers to kill someone]].''

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from the top: [[TheCynic Rat]], [[WideEyedIdealist Pig]], [[GoldfishPoopGang Larry]], [[KillerRabbit Snuffles]], [[PintsizedPowerhouse Guard Duck]], [[OnlySaneMan Zebra]], [[NoRespectGuy Goat]], and [[AuthorAvatar Stephan Pastis]].]]

-> ''He ''"I'm sorry, Your Honor, I'm Rat's co-counsel, Pig... He asked me to ask you for a, uh, continuance.''
a... uh... continuance?"''
-> ''What for?''
''"What for?"''
-> ''He's ''"He's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nowak traveling cross-country in diapers to kill someone]].''
"''
2nd Feb '18 1:54:43 AM Cryoclaste
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--> '''Pig:''' [[{{Evita}} Dunk rye for me, Arch and Tina!]]

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--> '''Pig:''' [[{{Evita}} [[Music/{{Evita}} Dunk rye for me, Arch and Tina!]]
18th Jan '18 6:17:59 PM schoi30
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** Ironic in that Pastis portray crocodiles as stupid given crocodilians are among the smartest of reptiles, capable of learning quicker than dogs. Then again, the comic has plenty of smarter crocs like Juinor so he may not have been far off.
6th Jan '18 9:43:14 PM nombretomado
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* WhoEvenNeedsABrain: The storyline where Pig's brain gets tired of him and takes off. It's implied that this has happened to a lot of people. ("Explains a lot, doesn't it?") Strangely enough, while Pig is dumb, his brain is quite smart and makes a living winning ''{{Jeopardy}}''.

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* WhoEvenNeedsABrain: The storyline where Pig's brain gets tired of him and takes off. It's implied that this has happened to a lot of people. ("Explains a lot, doesn't it?") Strangely enough, while Pig is dumb, his brain is quite smart and makes a living winning ''{{Jeopardy}}''.''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.
12th Dec '17 6:51:14 PM RighteousFury
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* ShamefulShrinking:An arc had Rat and Pig discussing the differences between their egos. Pig's ego was as tiny as a mouse, while Rat's ego was even bigger than any of the characters, showing that Rat has a {{Small Name Big Ego}}. However, at the end of the arc, Pig's [[{{Terrified Of Germs}} germophobic]] sister Fantina shows up and tells Rat that she's leaving him for ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} because he's a much better man than Rat. This causes Rat's ego to shrink down to the same size as Pig's ego, as Pig steps on it.

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* ShamefulShrinking:An arc had Rat and Pig discussing the differences between their egos. Pig's ego was as tiny as a mouse, while Rat's ego was even bigger than any of the characters, showing that Rat has a {{Small Name Big Ego}}. However, at the end of the arc, Pig's [[{{Terrified Of Germs}} germophobic]] sister Fantina shows up and tells Rat that she's leaving him for ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}} because he's a much better man than Rat. This causes Rat's ego to shrink down to the same size as Pig's ego, as Pig steps on it.
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