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No. 559: Doomsday Device

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Doomsday Device

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Strip by: Mr. Skullhead

{Pig is sitting in a meadow doing a yoga pose}
Rat: What are you doing, Pig?
Pig: I can't take the news anymore. It just makes me too anxious. Too depressed.
Rat: So?
Pig: So I've turned off my phone, my TV, my computer, and now I'm just gonna sit in my peaceful meadow all day, every day.
Rat: But how will you know what's going on?
Pig: It doesn't matter. I'm in my meadow and I'm happy. What else do I need to know?
{Meanwhile}
Larry: Okay, zeeba... Now you had it... Crocs buy doomsday device.. if me press button, you house ESSPLODE. So geev up now or face conseeksnce.
Zebra: That's ridiculous. Leave me alone.
Larry: Ohhhkay, tough guy.. Dat what you tink?... Me will press, you know... you want me press?
Zebra: Sure. Press it.
Larry: No you tempt me, zeeba neighba... No you tempt me.
Zebra: Press the stupid thing.
Larry: OHHHKAY, zeeba.. YOU WANT? YOU WANT? YOU GET!
{SFX: *click* *click* *click* *click*}
{A nuclear mushroom cloud appears behind Pig and Rat}
{SFX: KABOOM}
Pig: I'm hoping that won't affect my meadow.

The author writes:

Turns out Larry wasn't bluffing.

Original Pearls Before Swine strips: 2008-02-24, 2018-06-17.