Bite Me

In case you needed one more reminder of why you stopped reading newspaper comics a long time ago, here’s another:

United Media is sending an alert to editors who work at newspapers that carry Pearls Before Swine informing them that there will be some mild profanity in the strip two-and-a-half weeks from now.

The phrase? “Bite me.”

Read the whole, sad story at Editor & Publisher.

Thank goodness the phrase wasn’t “Knocking boots.” I have to figure that’s worth a three-week advanced warning and a personal councelling session from the clergyman of your choice.

How soon before Stephan Pastis decides to do what syndicated cartoonists are now probably calling “pulling a Kellett?”