Another good Pearls Before Swine strip

Last Sunday, my favorite daily comic strip came out with one of its signature themes.

What creator Stephan Pastis manages to pull off is not easy, to elaborately set up a joke without telegraphing the (pun)chline. It was timely too, given the recent release of the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.


  1. machintelligence says

    My personal favorite is Rat’s paradox of global travel:
    When you are young, you have time, but no money.
    When you are middle aged, you have money, but no time.
    When you retire, you have money, you have time, and two bad knees.

    (I am retired, have two new knees, and am enjoying global travel. My surgeon hung the cartoon strip on his office wall.)

  2. says

    OK, I do not get it. Like, at all. I know Queen, I know the songs, I still do not get what the punchline is supposed to say and why it is supposed to be funny.

  3. Mano Singham says

    Charly @#4,

    It is from the song We are the champions where the chorus has the words “No time for losers, we are the champions”.

  4. Sunday Afternoon says

    @Mano, #5:
    Funnier than the terrible pub, was the last panel with Rat quoting BoRap having hit the cartoonist for me!

  5. says

    @Mano #5 & @Snday Afternoon #6, thanks. Turns out I got the joke after all, It just is not funny to me. Maybe I just got up on the wrong side of the bed.

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