Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 16, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 3 years ago

    A true hero when one is needed.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    A too optimistic superhero.

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    noahproblem  almost 3 years ago

    I hope he didn’t ask the crocs for training – their attempts to be superheroes did not end well.

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    BasilBruce  almost 3 years ago

    Did he get his powers by eating a radioactive fortune cookie?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Noteman! A superhero for our time!

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    B UTTONS  almost 3 years ago

    A positive form of social media.

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    Caldonia  almost 3 years ago

    Yeah, I get those in fortune cookies from Chinese food.

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    Concretionist  almost 3 years ago

    As an angsty teen, I used to write (bad) poetry on slips of paper and leave them here and there. That stopped shortly after I overheard a couple of young women talking about having found one, how utterly stupid it was, and what a loser somebody must be to spend time doing something so dumb.

    No, not because of that. Because I finally found a young lady who was willing to put up with me as a boyfriend. Though they were surely correct about the lack of quality in the poems.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  almost 3 years ago

    Iron Man he’s not.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    When Pigs fly. Oh, wait…

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    Vivi <333  almost 3 years ago

    Aww, what a sweet concept Pig

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    juicebruce  almost 3 years ago

    How nice . Pig now has a full time job :-)

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    GeorgeInAZ  almost 3 years ago

    The town he’s talking about is probably not Kabul.

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    BlueBlisteringBarnacles  almost 3 years ago

    As long as Pig is getting some excercise, I think we can excuse him for spelling bitter incorrectly.

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    Imagine  almost 3 years ago

    At least no-one can troll a note.

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    lavender headgear  almost 3 years ago

    The world will get better if we make it better.

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    Sanspareil  almost 3 years ago

    I’m going to make a note of that!!

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    AndreasMartin  almost 3 years ago

    Rat notes an increase in general embarassment.

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    Doug K  almost 3 years ago

    A previous Note Man told them things like “B sharp!” or just “B natural”. Sometimes he would leave a note – sometimes a whole note, sometimes only a half note. When I had car trouble, he noticed a change in my voice, “G, I C how A flat lowers your pitch.”

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    jel354  almost 3 years ago

    Pig bounced back quickly from yesterday’s strip.

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    iggyman  almost 3 years ago

    I hope they are sticky notes as we want that message to stay !

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    Goat from PBS  almost 3 years ago

    We need more people like Noteman.

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    gopher gofer  almost 3 years ago

    and on that note…

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    Mighty Phavahg  almost 3 years ago

    “The worse things get, the more room there is for things to get better” is not a philosophy to cling to.

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    franki_g  almost 3 years ago

    and when he’s feeling frisky

    it’s pronounced

    Not -E-Man

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    kartis  almost 3 years ago

    The hero we need but don’t deserve.

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    chris_o42  almost 3 years ago

    Noteman please come to my town!

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    The Waffles are my friends  almost 3 years ago

    Has Noteman appeared before?

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    Zebrastripes  almost 3 years ago

    LOL! It’s good to see Pig now has a purpose in life!

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    Ellis97  almost 3 years ago

    The world won’t improve unless we do something to stop these disasters.

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    Lee26 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    According to the Bible, it will only get worse (and it is). Sorry for the news.

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom  almost 3 years ago

    Yes, he is!

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    The Moose Group  almost 3 years ago

    Tell Noteman (pausing here for trumpet fanfare) to stay out of Afghanistan. He should also stay away from the White House. Apparently our Vacationer-in-Chief has.

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    Call me Ishmael  almost 3 years ago

    On a lighter note…

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    Call me Ishmael  almost 3 years ago

    Think he can work in the Kabul airport?

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    CaveCat87  almost 3 years ago

    I wonder how a lot of these people, particularly Rat, will react to the notes that Noteman has been leaving around?

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    WCraft Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Noteman: Please leave some positive notes for congress…

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    Kip Williams  almost 3 years ago

    Are we note men?

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    rvps Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    noteman save us all!!!!!

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    DondiDoo  almost 3 years ago

    Too few Notemen, too many Nut jobs

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    flying spaghetti monster  almost 3 years ago

    It might get better in two or three generations but I doubt it.

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  almost 3 years ago

    Once again, Pig is my hero.

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    zeexenon  almost 3 years ago

    ’Had a co-worker management pal who put call messages on his friends phones with elevator numbers and the name Mr. E. L. Vator. Fun noon-time walk stories.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  almost 3 years ago

    If Piggy was real, I’d invite him to a sleep-over where we can have pizza, cheese sticks, and nachos smothered in cheese! Sweet little guy. <3

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    AndromedaMike  almost 3 years ago

    What is sorely needed is another one of Stephan’s lame jokes.

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    gayle454  almost 3 years ago

    So wholesome! Go, Pig, go!

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    DCBakerEsq  almost 3 years ago

    Calm down. It’ll all be over soon. Very soon.

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    Natarose  almost 3 years ago

    Always the optimist!

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  almost 3 years ago

    This aged poorly.

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    Thinkingblade  almost 3 years ago

    I’m not sure Rat actually wants that message …

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    knight1192a  almost 3 years ago

    Rat>: “We are sick of Gym Sock Nose Guy. We are so sick of Gym Sock Nose Guy that we could throw up. So you know what, Pig? There’s not gonna be anymore Gym Sock Nose Guy.”

    [grabs and rip off the gym sock from Pig’s nose; yells]

    NO MORE! Ya see what I’m telling you? NO MORE!”

    [ throws gym sock on the ground and angrily jumps up and down on it ]

    " No more EVER! Now what do ya think of that?"

    [ Pig seemingly feels broken-hearted over Rat’s outburst]

    Pig: “I don’t care, because…”

    [changes into a new superhero persona with googles, red shower cap with a white N and cape]

    “I’ve always wanted be… NOTEMAN! Da-Da-DAAAAAA!!!!

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    magdala666  almost 3 years ago

    This is why I love Pig!

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Noteman, noteman, friendly neighborhood noteman.

    Does whatever a notebook can.

    Spins a tale on the page, young or old it’s all the rage.

    Lookout, here comes, the noteman…

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    Nobody_Important  almost 3 years ago

    You are wonderful Pig! Keep doing what you are doing!

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    LonesomeHobo  almost 3 years ago

    When did Pastis start drawing his characters with huge heads?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  almost 3 years ago

    What you do when social media proves ineffective.

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    rice69922  almost 3 years ago

    We need more good news guys like him ;-)

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    patmobley  almost 3 years ago

    My last fortune cookie just said “RUN!!!!!”

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    Sisyphos  almost 3 years ago

    NOTEMAN! Faster than a fat running pig! Slipperier than freshly-cooked bacon! More obnoxious than a Marvel superhero!

    He’s coming! He’s coming! Don’t look, Ethel!

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