Wednesday, October 1, 2008


As long as we're talking about conservation, today's Pearls Before Swine nails one of the bigger issues:

Pearls creator Stephan Pastis has the predator mindset down pat in this strip—just ask any falconer about bagged game, live-lures, or hawk-trapping:

And finally, one for Christy and other fans of the Athens music scene:

If your newspaper doesn't carry this strip, write a letter and beg them.


Andy said...

Well, I had to clean off my keyboard thanks to laughing and eating at the same time. LEONARD BERNSTEIN!

mdmnm said...

Very cool strips. Particularly love the alligators.

Mark Churchill said...

They're crocs, but I don't suppose that matters. Their lust for zebra meat (Zebra is another central character, though he doesn't appear in these three strips) and their predatory ineptness are a frequently recurring theme, and (like Wile E. Coyote before them) they are likeable despite their designs on more sympathetic characters.

Sorry 'bout your keyboard, Andy. Don't forget Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs. Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom!

Remchick said...

YEA!! You just made my day!

Too bad those are the only two words Michael knows from the song as well! :-)

mdmnm said...

I don't get to see the strip on a regular basis, hence the confusion. Crocs make more sense as the resident predators than alligators, anyway, especially with a zebra around.