1. John Morales says

    Ah, never mind. A bit of Googling fixed that. Old song lyrics.

    (Seems rather forced to me)

  2. tomocar says

    Oh come on… some of you are too young… It is one of Frank Sinatra’s most famous songs: “I Did it My Way” 🙂

  3. Rob Grigjanis says

    John @1: That’s why it’s called “Pearls Before Swine” 😉

    Matthew 7:6

    Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

  4. ridana says

    Ok, I easily got all the puns. What I don’t get is why they changed venue in the third panel and apparently introduced a third character to take the blows for the swine that actually made the pun.

    Re-grits sound tasty.

  5. Mano Singham says


    That is a running gag in the strip.

    The new character is meant to represent the cartoonist Stephan Pastis who inserts himself into some strips. The last panel shows Rat or someone else berating him or beating him up for bad puns. The idea is that it is the cartoonist, and not the character who makes the pun, who is culpable.

    See here and here and here for examples.

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