History ComicStrip / PearlsBeforeSwine

29th Apr '16 3:51:05 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: In [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2016/04/25 this strip]], Goat berates someone for using an e-book. While Goat is certainly someone who defends literature, his rant's vitriolic tone is more like Rat.
25th Apr '16 7:13:48 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: In [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2016/04/25 this strip]], Goat berates someone for using an e-book (which is something Rat would more likely do).

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: In [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2016/04/25 this strip]], Goat berates someone for using an e-book (which e-book. While Goat is something Rat would certainly someone who defends literature, his rant's vitriolic tone is more likely do).like Rat.
25th Apr '16 3:52:38 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: In [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2016/04/25 this strip]], Goat berates someone for using an e-book (which is something Rat would more likely do).
31st Mar '16 7:29:36 AM themisterfree
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Some early strips implied the cast lived in the town of Albany CA (where Stphen Pastis was living at the time), but this seems to have been [[RetCon Retconned]]; [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/09/05 this strip]] does provide a good overview of the neighboorhood though (apparently they live in "Pearlswood").
21st Jan '16 3:53:47 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Guard Duck decides cattle are terrorists, because terrorists are [[DirtyCoward cowards]] and "coward" starts with "cow".

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* InsaneTrollLogic: InsaneTrollLogic:
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Guard Duck decides cattle are terrorists, because terrorists are [[DirtyCoward cowards]] and "coward" starts with "cow"."cow".
** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2016/01/21 this strip]], Pig decides that watermelons make you fat because they're heavy.
16th Jan '16 11:34:14 PM nombretomado
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** Several of his strips also use the style of some of his favorite strips, like ''TheFarSide'', as an homage to them.

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** Several of his strips also use the style of some of his favorite strips, like ''TheFarSide'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', as an homage to them.
16th Jan '16 10:27:35 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Dennis the Menace''': And Remember, Blame those @+#@;#+ ''FamilyCircus'' Kids!

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-->'''Dennis the Menace''': And Remember, Blame those @+#@;#+ ''FamilyCircus'' ''[[ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus Family Circus]]'' Kids!



* MediumAwareness: The characters are very conscious of living in a comic strip and play with its conventions constantly, at one point ending up with misprinted strips due to Rat's "feud with the layout guy," and at another experimenting with "panel-walking" along the tops of the segments (leading to [[TakeThat hilariously tragic results]] over on ''TheFamilyCircus''). One strip was deliberately printed upside down, with Rat claiming [[ComedicUnderwearExposure he could see up]] ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'s dress from there.

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* MediumAwareness: The characters are very conscious of living in a comic strip and play with its conventions constantly, at one point ending up with misprinted strips due to Rat's "feud with the layout guy," and at another experimenting with "panel-walking" along the tops of the segments (leading to [[TakeThat hilariously tragic results]] over on ''TheFamilyCircus'').''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus''). One strip was deliberately printed upside down, with Rat claiming [[ComedicUnderwearExposure he could see up]] ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'s dress from there.



* TakeThat: Usually against "legacy" strips, the ones that have been going on for decades only because the writer has changed (''FamilyCircus'' is probably the most frequent target). ''{{Garfield}}'' and ''Cathy'' are also prime targets, on grounds of just not being that funny anymore. Or possibly, y'know, ever. One notable arc showed the aforementioned family as so out of touch with modern America that they treated Osama Bin Laden as a house-guest. This would later get them sent to Guantanamo Bay.

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* TakeThat: Usually against "legacy" strips, the ones that have been going on for decades only because the writer has changed (''FamilyCircus'' (''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' is probably the most frequent target). ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and ''Cathy'' are also prime targets, on grounds of just not being that funny anymore. Or possibly, y'know, ever. One notable arc showed the aforementioned family as so out of touch with modern America that they treated Osama Bin Laden as a house-guest. This would later get them sent to Guantanamo Bay.
8th Jan '16 7:52:12 AM StFan
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A newspaper comic drawn by former lawyer Stephan Pastis about the lives of Rat, Pig, Zebra and Goat, anthropomorphic suburbanites operating freely in a human world just ''slightly'' off-plumb from our own. They are, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin naturally]], a rat, a pig, a zebra, and a goat. The strip serves partly as a chronicle of their amusingly surreal adventures, partly as a satire of modern American society, partly as a meta-commentary on the state of the modern American comic strip (not surprisingly, it isn't impressed)...and partly--some suspect mostly--as an excuse to let off [[IncrediblyLamePun really, really awful puns.]]

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A newspaper comic drawn by former lawyer Stephan Pastis about the lives of Rat, Pig, Zebra and Goat, anthropomorphic suburbanites operating freely in a human world just ''slightly'' off-plumb from our own. They are, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin naturally]], a rat, a pig, a zebra, and a goat. The strip serves partly as a chronicle of their amusingly surreal adventures, partly as a satire of modern American society, partly as a meta-commentary on the state of the modern American comic strip (not surprisingly, it isn't impressed)... and partly--some partly -- some suspect mostly--as mostly -- as an excuse to let off [[IncrediblyLamePun really, really awful puns.]]
puns.



** Other CrossOver victims include ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'', ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'', ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', ''SallyForth'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Mutts}}''.

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** Other CrossOver victims include ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'', ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'', ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', ''SallyForth'' ''ComicStrip/{{Sally Forth|Howard}}'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Mutts}}''.
4th Jan '16 2:11:28 PM nombretomado
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** Another strip featured a ''Slylock Fox'' parody with the following trivia question: "Which one of these comics was around when Hitler invaded Poland? a) ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}, b) Barney Google, c) PrinceValiant, d) Mary Worth or e) All of the above? Answer: [[spoiler:e)]]" Although the ''Slylock Fox'' parody was definitely more of a ShoutOut than a TakeThat, as Bob Weber not only gave his approval, but has used Rat and Pig in his own strip.

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** Another strip featured a ''Slylock Fox'' parody with the following trivia question: "Which one of these comics was around when Hitler invaded Poland? a) ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}, b) Barney Google, c) PrinceValiant, ComicStrip/PrinceValiant, d) Mary Worth or e) All of the above? Answer: [[spoiler:e)]]" Although the ''Slylock Fox'' parody was definitely more of a ShoutOut than a TakeThat, as Bob Weber not only gave his approval, but has used Rat and Pig in his own strip.
4th Jan '16 6:43:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MediumAwareness: The characters are very conscious of living in a comic strip and play with its conventions constantly, at one point ending up with misprinted strips due to Rat's "feud with the layout guy," and at another experimenting with "panel-walking" along the tops of the segments (leading to [[TakeThat hilariously tragic results]] over on ''TheFamilyCircus''). One strip was deliberately printed upside down, with Rat claiming [[ComedicUnderwearExposure he could see up]] {{Blondie}}'s dress from there.

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* MediumAwareness: The characters are very conscious of living in a comic strip and play with its conventions constantly, at one point ending up with misprinted strips due to Rat's "feud with the layout guy," and at another experimenting with "panel-walking" along the tops of the segments (leading to [[TakeThat hilariously tragic results]] over on ''TheFamilyCircus''). One strip was deliberately printed upside down, with Rat claiming [[ComedicUnderwearExposure he could see up]] {{Blondie}}'s ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'s dress from there.



** Another strip featured a ''Slylock Fox'' parody with the following trivia question: "Which one of these comics was around when Hitler invaded Poland? a) {{Blondie}}, b) Barney Google, c) PrinceValiant, d) Mary Worth or e) All of the above? Answer: [[spoiler:e)]]" Although the ''Slylock Fox'' parody was definitely more of a ShoutOut than a TakeThat, as Bob Weber not only gave his approval, but has used Rat and Pig in his own strip.

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** Another strip featured a ''Slylock Fox'' parody with the following trivia question: "Which one of these comics was around when Hitler invaded Poland? a) {{Blondie}}, ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}, b) Barney Google, c) PrinceValiant, d) Mary Worth or e) All of the above? Answer: [[spoiler:e)]]" Although the ''Slylock Fox'' parody was definitely more of a ShoutOut than a TakeThat, as Bob Weber not only gave his approval, but has used Rat and Pig in his own strip.
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