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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 16, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    A true hero when one is needed.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    A too optimistic superhero.

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    noahproblem  4 months 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  4 months ago

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

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Noteman! A superhero for our time!

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    B UTTONS  4 months ago

    A positive form of social media.

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    Caldonia  4 months ago

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

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    Concretionist  4 months 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  4 months ago

    Iron Man he’s not.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 4 months ago

    When Pigs fly. Oh, wait…

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    Cherii  4 months ago

    Aww, what a sweet concept Pig

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    juicebruce  4 months ago

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

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    GeorgeInAZ  4 months ago

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

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    BlueBlisteringBarnacles  4 months ago

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

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    Imagine  4 months ago

    At least no-one can troll a note.

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    Wasa Bista  4 months ago

    The world will get better if we make it better.

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/travel/16iht-fortune.9260526.html

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    Sanspareil  4 months ago

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

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    AndreasMartin  4 months ago

    Rat notes an increase in general embarassment.

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    Doug K  4 months 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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    wilhemenacooker  4 months ago

    i get them too… but then the lottery numbers don’t match up

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    jel354  4 months ago

    Pig bounced back quickly from yesterday’s strip.

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    iggyman  4 months ago

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

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    Zeno2099  4 months ago

    Aww.

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    We need more people like Noteman.

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    and on that note…

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    Mighty Phavahg  4 months 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  4 months ago

    and when he’s feeling frisky

    it’s pronounced

    Not -E-Man

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    kartis  4 months ago

    The hero we need but don’t deserve.

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    chris_o42  4 months ago

    Noteman please come to my town!

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    Augustus Gluteus Maximus  4 months ago

    Has Noteman appeared before?

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

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

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

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

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    Foo26 Premium Member 4 months ago

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

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    snowedin83861  4 months ago

    Yes, he is!

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    The Moose Group  4 months 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  4 months ago

    On a lighter note…

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    Call me Ishmael  4 months ago

    Think he can work in the Kabul airport?

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    CaveCat87  4 months 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 4 months ago

    Noteman: Please leave some positive notes for congress…

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    Kip Williams  4 months ago

    Are we note men?

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    smorbie the great and beautiful  4 months ago

    NOTEMAN LIES

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    rvps Premium Member 4 months ago

    noteman save us all!!!!!

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    DondiDoo  4 months ago

    Too few Notemen, too many Nut jobs

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    flying spaghetti monster  4 months ago

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

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  4 months ago

    Once again, Pig is my hero.

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    zeexenon  4 months 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  4 months 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  4 months ago

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

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    gayle454  4 months ago

    So wholesome! Go, Pig, go!

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    DCBakerEsq  4 months ago

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

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    Natarose  4 months ago

    Always the optimist!

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  4 months ago

    This aged poorly.

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    Thinkingblade  4 months ago

    I’m not sure Rat actually wants that message …

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    knight1192a  4 months 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  4 months ago

    This is why I love Pig!

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member 4 months 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  4 months ago

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

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    LonesomeHobo  4 months ago

    When did Pastis start drawing his characters with huge heads?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    What you do when social media proves ineffective.

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    rice69922  4 months ago

    We need more good news guys like him ;-)

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    patmobley  4 months ago

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

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    Sisyphos  4 months 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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