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People with shy bladders must hate Omnipresent Man.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

One of my personal favourites this one right here.

But you would already know that, your standing right behind me again.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrNumbers

Ominpresent Man must learn to shut up...

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKalle Mero

This may be a re-run, but it's still one of my favourites.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreddy

Never mind the people with shy bladders, Innominate, when Omnipresent Man has to go, most of the places he's in don't have a toilet in them...

Also, arresting him would be pointless - he's already in every jail and prison for life.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Omni present man alwas makes me laugh.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

This may not be a re-run. It is equally possible that we saw a comic from the future soem months ago and this is the original posting. It's so hard to tell with Omnipresent Man.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSven

The police officer looks like Dwight from the Office, only a little less like a 'dwight'

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIHateTheOffice

The criminal gang member's outfit is astounding. It really makes me want to hear what their plans are.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterorangina

This is one of my favorite of your strips. I <3 Omnipresent Man.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

Also one of my favorites and glad you re-ran it, because I just figured out what Omnipresent Man's super symbol is!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCalming Influence

This has to be one of my favorite of the super hero strips, hands down! :D

Loving the reruns of them in order!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSky

Meanwhile - On the surface of the moon

Omnipresent Man watched in awe as a lone rocket hatted man (partially in-cased in moon concrete) single handedly wiped out an army of moon men.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChew

Yes, it is a re-run, but the concept remains hilarious.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFotis

MrNumbers: "But you would already know that, your standing right behind me again."

YOU'RE. YOU'RE. YOU ARE standing behind me. Not "your." Who told you to write that? Why is it so hard for you to grasp a very simple punctuation rule? YOU'RE a slow learner. YOUR grammar is atrocious.

Note from Scott: See, here's the problem. When you politely point out someone's mistake, you're doing them a favor. When you jokingly make that message harsher than it needs to be (I'm being very optimistic here) you risk coming off like a jerk. If you really are this angry at a complete stranger for what was most likely a typing error, made while quickly tossing off a little joke he thought others might get a chuckle out of, you are either a sociopath or a judge on a reality show. Possibly both.

I dunno. Maybe it's the meds talking (I am improving, btw) but these are the kinds of comments I was trying to eliminate. I successfully got rid of most of them aimed at me, but I'm not interested in seeing them aimed at my readers either.

Ensiform, I'm assuming you were deliberately using hyperbole for comedic effect. I get that. MrNumbers might get that. To a lot of readers, though, the exchange sounded something like this:

MrNumbers: Here's a little one line joke with a common mistake in it.

Just sayin'.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterensiform

I know this is likely a repeat post, having not read the other comments, but I wonder: If he is omnipresent in space, then is he everywhere in time, too?

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterContrajoe

Scott, love the daily reruns. I have a feeling the frequency will spoil us for returning to original strips 3x a week. HOWEVER, because these ARE in order and many of your readers may not remember them from the first run, I find myself going back through the "recent strips" list on the right just to be sure to catch the comments, which, as usual, are highly amusing. Thank you for having such a brilliant mind to have created this series and for having the presence of mind before your drugs to have set up this daily delight!

Your the bomb, man! (Ouch, it hurts me to leave it but I'm gonna, based on your convo with ensiform). *BIG WINK*

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

btw, frame 4 has the best repartee anywhere! (Scott, I love how you love Missy)

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Go Scott! Thanks for taking on the comment trolls. There should be at least one warm, fuzzy place where we can all bask in your genius, laugh and then enjoy the comments. :) Get well soon! Enjoy the meds!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

@calming influence - I just spent an agonizing few minutes trying to figure out what the symbol is. (Duh.)

@ensiform - I am also a grammar nazi, but learned long ago that if you can't stand "your/you're" then you'd better stay off the interwebs. Or have a couple drinks before firing up the ol' computer there. Just because we obsess over it doesn't mean everyone has to.

@scott - Your comic is awesomeness squared. Hope you have good pain meds. Hope you're sharing with Missy.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpnoplyr

also -- did Omnipresent Man pee his pants?

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpnoplyr

I think its funny/fantastically ironic how "Lawyer" sounds very similar to "Liar"

also, if omnipresent man really is everywhere, how does his wife know (or not know) if he's cheating on her (with potentially every other woman on the planet(/universe))?

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterXzex

@Contrajoe - I hope your right. If so, you're post could of said "He's also present in days of you're." Ouch, I think I just made my inner grammar nazi's eyes bleed.

I was also just thinking what a character hears when the panels switch.
Cop: "Lawyer?"
Omnipresent Man: "Whatever. How'd you know?!?"

Criminal: "A criminal who was standing right here."
Omnipresent Man: "What makes you think that?!"

Cop: "Are you sure you're not a lawyer?"
Omnipresent Man: "OH FOR $#@$'s SAKE!"

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOgg the Poker


That's Omnitemporal Boys' job.

July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEinar

the first and the most awesome comics about OM

February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB
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