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Interesting tidbit out of the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding the comic panel Pluggers. Back in September, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the post office where Plugger mail is sent might be permanently closed, Gary Brookins used a full Pluggers panel to announce that all future reader submissions should be sent by email. That cartoon finally appeared on Wednesday. Since it was originally drawn, Gary has learned that the post office will remain open and so he has drawn another announcement, but again, due to deadline and printing schedules it won’t appear until next month.

Apparently, you’re a Plugger if you still use the postal service.

Community Comments

#1 Joshua Skurtu
October/16/2009
@ 1:49 pm

Do pluggers understand how to use a computer?

“Pluggers always install TWO cup-holders on their home PC.”

-Josh

#2 Mark Anderson
October/17/2009
@ 5:04 am

So much a-plug about nothing.

#3 Phyllis Isaacs
October/19/2009
@ 11:36 am

If only Pluggers use the Postal Service, then we’re all Pluggers, because all of us – hopefully – receive birthday cards, credit cards, packages, etc., through the mail. — A Proud Plugger

#4 P. G. Smith
October/19/2009
@ 2:11 pm

Pluggers still use aol.com email handles.

#5 John Walters
October/20/2009
@ 9:01 am

So when the post office closes a branch, they just cut off PO Box service with no warning and no transition period? No forwarding? It strikes me as a premature move on Brookins’ part.

Indeed, when I read the cartoon announcing the change, I figured it was really an attempt to promote e-mail submissions and discourage snail mail. And perhaps even a modest effort to bring Pluggers a bit more up to date, by winnowing out suggestions from readers who don’t do computer stuff.

#6 Bob Martin
November/6/2009
@ 9:59 pm

How does an old plugger submit a cartoon suggestion
THANK YOU, Bob

#7 roy norton
January/5/2010
@ 7:28 pm

a male plugger never sits to pee, unless there’s extra reading to
do.

#8 charlie hogan
January/20/2010
@ 2:44 pm

you know your a plugger when you own your own home blood pressure monitor.

#9 Glenna Blair
January/27/2010
@ 2:14 am

You’re a plugger if you remember playing hopscotch and jumping rope outside for exercise during the day and hide & seek and kick the can at night instead of wii infront of the tv.

#10 Huldah White
February/15/2010
@ 9:00 am

You are a plugger if you spray soap on your car and sit it in the rain to wash.

#11 Mo Gioga
February/23/2010
@ 10:01 pm

Pluggers don’t worry about recalls cuz their vehicle is older than most of the manufacturers who are recalling.

#12 mike riley
February/23/2010
@ 10:04 pm

You are a plugger if you carry your own clubs around the clubhouse to the 1st tee–
that’s your idea of service!!

You are a plugger if you search for a phone booth to call your relatives to tell them your late for a family gathering!!

Plugger is the 1st thing I look for in the newspaper..

Thanks

Mike Riley
Ramona

#13 dalton fulmer
June/16/2010
@ 12:50 pm

After my colonoscopy they gave me colored pictures. Tthey are musch better than the ones in my year book. dkf

#14 Eric Eberhardt
July/31/2010
@ 7:54 am

It started raining and my wife ran outside to move her car from under the carport into the rain so it would get washed. This is how Pluggers wash there cars.

#15 LEE beale
September/2/2010
@ 8:09 am

SOME GOLF PLUGGERS PLAY IN SAND TRAPS AS MUCH AS THEY PLAY IN THE FAIR WAYS.

#16 LEE beale
September/2/2010
@ 8:25 am

THANK YOU FOR USING MY NAME RANDOLPH BEALE YEARS AGO .PLUGGS DINNERS ARE SOME TIMES THE SAME AS THERE BREAKFAST.

#17 Susan D. Smith
September/9/2010
@ 8:47 pm

Pluggers still use thier old waterbed frame to hold thier new mattress.

#18 Kelly Ferguson
September/9/2010
@ 10:12 pm

Pluggers continue to submit ideas in long-dead threads which were never intended to receive said submissions in the first place.

#19 David Cohen
September/10/2010
@ 5:45 am

Pluggers don’t seem to be able to type well, use SpellCheck, or know the difference between their, there, or they’re.

#20 R. Foss
September/12/2010
@ 2:19 pm

You’re a Plugger if your “carport” is a blue plastic tarp thrown over the top of your car.

#21 Cheryl Kistler
September/14/2010
@ 8:20 pm

You know your a plugger if you have to” scroll down” on the compuetr more than 20 years to find your birth year”

#22 Cheryl Kistler
September/14/2010
@ 8:21 pm

you know you are a plugger if the tail gate on your truck is used
as picnic table

#23 John T. Smith
October/5/2010
@ 3:53 pm

A plugger’s hearing aids are usually usually his children.

#24 rick mosteller
October/12/2010
@ 4:59 pm

your a plugger if you discovered that YOUR now a sunday driver!

#25 Mike Skogstad
November/6/2010
@ 3:32 pm

A plugger knows he’s old when the church basement kitchen
ladies are all younger than he is.

#26 JoAnn Roberts
November/15/2010
@ 8:34 am

You are a plugger if you take the name brand tag off your work cloths and wear them as casual!

#27 rick stoermer
December/7/2010
@ 8:47 am

I have a Plugger to submit. How can I do this ?

#28 LEE beale
December/15/2010
@ 4:35 pm

WHEN I AM WRONG I WILL ADMEET IT AND WHEN I AM RIGHT I WELL SHUT UP.PEOPLE WILL WORDER WHY I AM SO QUIET.

#29 HANSEL and PATSY BRINSON
January/7/2011
@ 7:31 am

YOU CAN TELL A PLUGGER BY HOW STAINED HIS COFFEE POT IS, NOT ABLE TO TELL HOW MUCH
IN POT.

#30 Mark_Tatulli
January/7/2011
@ 8:09 am

Great! Keep those PLUGGER ideas coming!

#31 William Doty
January/7/2011
@ 9:52 am

The pluggers definition of a rapid transit system would be. Mom,Dad,Baby and the dog on a 4 wheeler going to town.

#32 Jesse Cline
January/7/2011
@ 10:59 am

This thread alone is reason to keep the comment system alive.

#33 Benny Beacham
January/14/2011
@ 8:21 pm

A GOOD SNOW-FALL CAN MAKE A PLUGGERS LAWN LOOK JUST AS GOOD AS HIS NEIGHBORS.

#34 Mark_Tatulli
January/14/2011
@ 8:48 pm

Yes! Good one! PLUGGERS gets better everyday, thanks to your submissions here! Keep em coming!

#35 judy stechmann
January/31/2011
@ 10:39 am

you’re a plugger when you recognize all the names on the top half of the celebrity birthdays and none on the bottom

#36 Patty Tunnell
March/10/2011
@ 6:58 am

“A Plugger’s hero is Yellow Fellow!”

#37 Robert Davis
April/5/2011
@ 12:13 pm

Just an idea for a plugger cartoon:
You know you are a senior plugger, when after filling your medication organizer, you find you can’t shut some of the lids!!!

#38 jerome hayes
May/30/2011
@ 4:53 pm

You are a Plugger if your shirts are so old that the tag says “Made in America.”

#39 John Lotshaw
May/31/2011
@ 8:53 am

You are a Plugger if you post cartoon ideas to a professional blog, thinking the artist gets his ideas from there, even if the thread has been dead for months.

Oh. Wait a sec… Oops.

#40 William Webber
June/1/2011
@ 8:14 am

A plugger remembers when he could buy a carton of cigarettes and a tank of gas for five dollars

#41 Herschel Hancock
June/6/2011
@ 2:17 pm

Comment #9 remarked about the game “Kick The Can”.
Well, you know you’re a plugger when you can remember the game of “Kick The Can”-never mind the rules.

Anyone feel up to a game of “Annie Over”?

#42 Norm Feuti
June/6/2011
@ 3:43 pm

A plugger can catch a fish with nothing but spit and a stick!

#43 kevin persinger
July/12/2011
@ 8:26 am

To a plugger “aol” stands for arsenic & ol’ lace.

#44 stan cottrell
July/17/2011
@ 9:29 am

you might be a plugger if you shake your shaving lather can and expect to hear a rattle ball.

#45 joe mcgrath
July/17/2011
@ 4:32 pm

You’re a plugger if ;you paint your garage on Saturday, golf on Sunday , and use the same amount of strokes!

#46 Virginia Joline
August/3/2011
@ 5:55 pm

Pluggers were “green” before it was fashionable. They have always used solar power and wind energy to line dry their clothes.

Pluggers have always recycled and given back to the earth.
They collect the water from their air conditioners and dehumidifiers to put on their gardens.

#47 anthony cioffi
August/30/2011
@ 11:30 am

pluggers always carry extra pens left pocket

#48 anthony cioffi
August/30/2011
@ 11:33 am

pluggers love early bird eat early and cheaper

#49 anthony cioffi
August/30/2011
@ 11:34 am

pluggers buy gas by the dollar amount not by the gallon

#50 anthony cioffi
August/30/2011
@ 11:36 am

pluggers know the route and time the mailmen will arrive

#51 anthony cioffi
August/30/2011
@ 11:38 am

pluggers dont have url

#52 anthony cioffi
August/30/2011
@ 11:40 am

pluggers dont text gossip they use the fence in the backyard

#53 anthony cioffi
August/30/2011
@ 11:41 am

pluggers read a paper daily

#54 Rick Hlavinka
September/8/2011
@ 8:01 pm

pluggers find the best concert seats on the sofa/couch with rented live videos from the 70’s and 80’s . the best seat in the house for bad vision and snack accessabillity

#55 Bette Darrah
September/16/2011
@ 2:45 pm

(Plugger reading ragged road map)

“Plugger got his GPS free at his gas station years ago”

#56 Tom Craig
September/21/2011
@ 12:11 pm

A Plugger always checks the cereal box to see if there is a prize.

I know I always do.

#57 Tom Craig
September/21/2011
@ 12:14 pm

You just might be a plugger if you remember when Cracker Jack toys were more than just a little folding paper thing.

I remember getting metal and plastic toys…wish I had saved them!

#58 jim gilbert
October/25/2011
@ 11:06 am

you know your a pllugger when you think driving off road is when you go over the curb when you pull into your driveway

#59 Al Bader
March/16/2012
@ 7:48 pm

1 Pluggers spend half of thier time looking for a bathroom or trying to think of someones name.

2 The only thing on a pluggers bucket list is worms.

3 Pluggers live in towns that still blow the noon fire whistle.

#60 rick stoermer
May/1/2012
@ 5:01 am

I have a Plugger idea. Two Pluggers at a constrution site wearing hard hats. The caption is ” Pluggers don’t need a formal introduction they just read the names from their hard hats” ! What do you think ?

#61 tom carpenter
May/18/2012
@ 10:35 am

pluggers are very proud of the letters behind there name, jr. sr 1….. 11… 111… thank you tom carpenter

#62 TIM VANDERIET
May/26/2012
@ 10:24 am

you are a plugger if you ride your
bicycle without the cute little helmut
and the gay spandex

#63 TIM VANDERIET
May/26/2012
@ 10:30 am

you are a plugger if you ride your
bicycle without the cute little helmut
and the spandex

#64 TIM VANDERIET
May/26/2012
@ 10:32 am

you are a plugger if you ride your
bicycle without the cute helmut
or the tite spandex

#65 Jane Worn
June/1/2012
@ 2:23 pm

These are two of my original plugger cartoon ideas:

You know you’re a plugger if you need to check your pill sorter container to figure out what day of the week it is.

You are a plugger if your vehicle has wing windows and you know what 450 airconditioning is.

#66 Jane Worn
June/1/2012
@ 2:24 pm

My husband and I love Pluggers…we’ve been ones for several years now.

#67 John Rivedal
June/1/2012
@ 6:14 pm

You’re a Plugger if, with regard to medicine bottles, “childproof”, means “Plugger proof”.

#68 Herbert White
June/26/2012
@ 7:46 pm

pluggers have always acknowledged someone beeping their horn , now it’s confusing when someone locks their car with a remote and the horn beeps . we still throw up our hand !

#69 Rudy Curtis
June/30/2012
@ 9:29 am

When pluggers jack up a buggy wheel they can’t remember to
rotate it clock or counterclockwise

Ft. Walton Bch, FL

#70 baron carlson- santa ynez ca.
July/2/2012
@ 8:52 am

your a plugger if you live in a 100 year old house and you have wieghts holding down your roof and duct tape on your doors

#71 Lynn Hengstler
August/14/2012
@ 10:33 am

You might be a plugger if someone says,”You’re outstanding in your field” and you are out, standing in your field

#72 Kathleen Peterson
September/21/2012
@ 6:21 pm

I disagree pluggers are the only ones around today who do know when to use their they’re and there and to too and two

#73 stoney ferris
February/20/2013
@ 4:05 pm

you are a plugger if you pick a brithday card at the store,show it to her and then put it back on the shelf

#74 Astrid Brendtro
March/6/2013
@ 8:56 am

you know you are a plugger when someone else has to remind you to pull up your zipper.

#75 Astrid Brendtro
March/6/2013
@ 9:02 am

You are a plugger when you pray for a parking space close to the store door, then go into the store, but forget what you went there for in the first place.

#76 Harry Hann
March/8/2013
@ 12:02 pm

Your’re a plugger if all the clothes in your wardrobe were made in the USA.

#77 Scott Metzger
March/8/2013
@ 1:34 pm

You’re a Plugger if you type ?Plugger submissions? into Google, click on the 4th search result, and submit your Plugger joke in the comments without reading what the topic of the thread is.

#78 Laura Neves
March/20/2013
@ 10:08 pm

You can’t find the tweezers so you use the needle nose pliers to get the job done in a pinch. (female plugger looking in the mirror, pulling out a chin wisker) :)

#79 Bruce Pigott
July/10/2013
@ 9:53 am

Your a plugger if your barber takes more hair out of your nose and ears than he takes off the top of your head.

Your a plugger if the sensor in your truck isn’t working because it aint got no sense.

Tour a plugger if 1/4 of your steak stays between your teeth.

#80 Stoffel, William E. (Reverend)
September/29/2013
@ 11:20 am

You are a plugger; if you can find a dozen ways to still make some use out of torn, broken, ruined metal coathangers, old soda bottles (plastic), short pieces of rope, blown bicycle innertubes, plastic colored newspaper bages ect.

#81 Betty Fisk
December/10/2013
@ 1:33 pm

A plugger’s newest Almanac shows Roy Rogers is still alive.

#82 Tom Jerome
January/18/2014
@ 7:57 am

You’re a Plugger if the shift lever for your car or truck is still on
the steering column.

#83 CARL Burch
January/20/2014
@ 8:54 am

Plugger is happy for Grandsons visit,to fix
Cell phone.Grandson switches it from Spanish
To English.problem solved.

#84 John Hauk
April/14/2014
@ 12:08 pm

You know your a Plugger when all the names in you phone book
have M.D. after them

OR

You know your a Plugger if you look at your watch rather than a
cell phone to see what time it is.

OR

Your a Plugger if your watch has 12 numerals and a second hand
by which to tell time.

#85 dorothy gray
July/4/2014
@ 7:26 am

you know you are a plugger if you go on an expensive cruise and your carry on is a Walmart bag

#86 Jim Morris
July/29/2014
@ 10:41 am

Your a Plugger if you think a knee brace is a fashion statement!

#87 Ed Walton
September/11/2014
@ 11:42 am

You’re a Plugger when your spouse talks more to herself than to you.

#88 Margaret Davidson
November/10/2014
@ 4:16 pm

You’re a Plugger when you pass the JUMBLE in the newspaper and wait for the answer in the following days issue.

#89 david weidner
December/3/2014
@ 2:39 pm

at x-mas earl and henrietta love to window shop even if earls pick-up is full of old windows .

#90 Mim McDermott
December/8/2014
@ 10:27 am

A plugger is happy after playing 18 holes of golf with the same ball.

#91 DICK FISHER
December/15/2014
@ 11:47 am

Your a plugger if most of your phone calls are from the
pharmacy-“your prescriptions are ready”

#92 mary lou miller
November/18/2015
@ 12:06 pm

You are a Plugger if you can’t find a table to play your card game of Gin Rummy and have to resort ot the ironing board.

#93 Wayne Watson
February/29/2016
@ 1:53 pm

u know your a plugger when u have had three bowling balls not fitted to your fingers

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