Bit Off More Than He Could Chew‽

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 223035 – 1077

Here’s the haps:

One of my favorite comic strips is Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis. Yes, before you criticize, I am aware that he can be vulgar (which is not all the time) but he is also genuinely funny. I especially love his puns and I always have a good laugh at the crocs:

Now, I can remember hearing Buck Owens and the Buckaroos singing, “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail” as well as the old joke, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” But the croc in this minute-and-a-half video made me think immediately about these guys and I think it should probably have stuck with eating Zeeba neighbor:

Seen on safari: Crocodile swings from elephant’s tail


  1. Those comic strips are very funny. That video with the elephant is amazing. I have to admire the crocodile who thought he could take down a full grown African elephant.

    • Well, they were all approved by Pastis and he mentioned them on his blog. Calvin would (in my opinion, obviously) sound like Spanky from Our Gang while Hobbes would sound like…hmm…that’s a little tougher.

  2. The elephant video is pretty dramatic. I would never trust calm water from now on. A crocodile can be underneath of it. LOL. And when we were visiting the Florida Everglades, my friend could spot the crocodile eyes floating on the water surface, but I just couldn’t be so observant. And crocodile is like a narcissist–normal people just don’t see their hidden agenda until they are bitten, by which time it is too late… Sorry. I should be more positive on a Friday. LOL.

  3. I have not followed it for awhile, but I always liked Pearls too. As for the croc with the elephant, I guess we could say that he has high hopes?

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