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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  8 days ago

    Bernice in third panel: on second thought…

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    Enigmaforever   8 days ago

    Luanns face in first panel I think she died inside

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    AnyFace  8 days ago

    Bern will end up being squeezed out. :(

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    JD'Huntsville'AL  8 days ago

    Uh oh. SOMEBODY’S gonna get jealous.

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    Vilyehm  8 days ago

    Luann looks like she is in an Archie comic in that 1st panel.

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    Enigmaforever   8 days ago

    Why didn’t she call Jack considering they both doing visual art he have more to say

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    31768  8 days ago

    What did Borenice expect? That they beg her to go? Dez gotta make some of her calming brownies to Calm Miss Boredom down. Tara is not going away any time soon and Borenice better accept that fact.

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    capricorn9th  8 days ago

    Bernice is losing her BFF. Either she start doing things with Luann or lose her. For years, all the did was lay on Luann’s bed and snark. Luann is clearly moved away from that. Bernice is still stuck there.

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    31768  8 days ago

    RA = Really Annoying!

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    slk45  8 days ago

    Luann’s going to do something stupid! Maybe several things. She’s a follower.

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    Wizardgoat  8 days ago

    Permanent body art is a personal choice. The same choices shouldn’t apply to everyone. But I know what I do and don’t find attractive or tasteful.

    I don’t think tats look very good on most guys. Exception might be if the guy’s a hunk and gets a moderate-sized drawing on his arm.

    Tats can look better on women, but it depends on not overdoing it.

    I’ve seen some small tats above the ankle that I thought looked cute and sexy.

    But then I’ve seen a few women covered with tattoos almost everywhere. You couldn’t pay me to date or partner with a woman like that.

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    Argythree  8 days ago

    Who wants to bet that this is actually the event that Ann Awful is planning at The Fuse, and not a ‘lingerie party’?

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    Wizardgoat  8 days ago

    Luann’s gonna go out and Tara ’nother one off!

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    kenhense  8 days ago

    Bernice’s hand of cards just became harder to play. If she changes her mind on the tickets now, it’s obviously jealousy rather than looking out for Luann.

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    Vilyehm  8 days ago

    Absolutely no new information today.

    Dez will comment about Tara later this week. Or not.

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    kenhense  8 days ago

    Greg & Karen can go to town on drawings of the tattoo and body art people. And if Tara gets a tattoo – it’s almost certain that Luann will as well.

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    Dreamdeer  8 days ago

    Okay, let’s see if Bern goes the dog-in-the-manger route, snapping up a pass for what she doesn’t want to attend just to make sure it doesn’t go to Tara who would enjoy it.

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    luann1212  8 days ago

    So Bernice will go to keep Tara from going. It’s on folks.

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    howtheduck  8 days ago

    RA duties apparently involve carrying around stacks of books in front of you. A librarian would use a cart, but not Bernice. She is not into body art and she is not into ergonomics.

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    Ruth Brown  8 days ago

    Bernice feels Tara is a ner-do-well and may want to keep Luann from going down the same path.I’m not sold that Tara was simply dumb in the thefts—really?

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    Ringo  8 days ago

    I was in a store the other day and the cashier had a nose ring. I bet that really attracts the guys.

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    Ringo  8 days ago

    Brad should get a fireman tattoo on his forehead so that everyone will know what a great man he is.

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    Ringo  8 days ago

    Before asking Tara, Luann should have tried to pressure Bernie to go a little more.And when did Luann get Tara’s phone number?

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    Josh Lyons  8 days ago

    [Sound of Books Dropping…On Bernice’s Foot]

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    sueb1863  8 days ago

    Maybe Luann can finally get a new haircut?

    And Bernice can’t expect that Luann won’t find new friends in college, especially if she refuses to attend stuff with her. At this point it looks like Luann would be better off without her anyway.

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    jrankin1959  8 days ago

    Stay strong, Bernice – gravity is never the friend of a tat…

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    montylc2001  8 days ago

    Seems Luann is entering her rebellion phase.

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    Paladin67  8 days ago

    If Luann goes with Tara and doesn’t get a tattoo, it is 100% unrealistic. College kids do dumb things. Luann has not done one single thing a college kid would actually do… no sex, no drinking, no pot use, no tats, no piercings, no wild party, no ditching class, no lesbian make out sessions (yet). Hell, most high school kids could mark of most of that list.

    The only realistic way to go and avoid having her get a tat or piercing is if Bernie goes with…the only voice of reason and sanity.

    My money is that she gets a booger (nose) piercing as it is the most accepted or a tiny tat on her wrist or back of the neck. Tramp Stamps are out, Tongue piercings are too risqué and other piercings are to bizarre.

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    Tyge  8 days ago

    As I predicted: “Is there room for two Luann BFFs in Bernice’s mind?”

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    nannco  8 days ago

    get rid of the new character I think we do not need Tara. Plenty of story lines without her

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    Outsideplaying  8 days ago

    Bernice just popped a vein over Luann asking Tara, a ‘known criminal’ in her mind. But no, she hasn’t lost her BFF. Not yet anyway. Luann is just following a new path for a while. Is Tara is sincere, and I think she is, she learned a lesson and her previous behavior won’t be repeated. She is a fun-loving person though.

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    gromit82  8 days ago

    This strip is extremely cautious in terms of what it will portray. I predict that Luann will go to the Body Art Expo and get her ears pierced.

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    TraceySmith  8 days ago

    I don’t think the Fuse is big enough to hold 300 venders

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    live2read  8 days ago

    It seems that in this strip, there are either really loose people or people who are too tightly wound-up. I know about Prudence being a balance of both, but is there anyone else who’s at neither extreme?

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    Code the Enforcer  8 days ago

    Bernice will go start up a Moony Uni chapter of the Upright Citizens Brigade … but without any improv, sketch comedy, or humor in general involved…

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    skesif  8 days ago

    maybe Zebo’s hosting it (or whatever the teacher’s name is)

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    GovernmentCheese  8 days ago

    I bet Gunther is running a body piercing booth at this event.

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    Kamui1815  8 days ago

    Bernice seriously needs to loosen up. College is all about self discovery and personal growth. She’s done the snarky prude bit for years, now open up your mind and have a little fun. Eat some real special brownies, make out with Pru, get a tattoo with Luann and live!

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    cheapskate0  8 days ago

    I honestly do not see why people want to pay big bucks to permanently scar their bodies with graffiti. It can’t be for individuality since, as most of you have noted, “everybody’s doing it.” // Just because everyone else is jumping off a cliff, so they say… // Like sandals, long hair, and bell bottoms in my generation, and as Frank Zappa once noted in a concert when someone requested “Brown Shoes,” he said, “Everybody in here is in a uniform, and don’t you forget it!” – from Burnt Weenie Sandwich, just before his rendition of Valerie.

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    cheapskate0  8 days ago

    Tattoos, piercings, &c, it’s all graffiti to me.

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    David  8 days ago

    I can’t think of a single image or phrase that I’d like to permanently imprint on my body. Except possibly Euler’s Identity (a mathematical equation), and even then it would have to be in a fairly hidden area.

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    Pipe Tobacco gc insider 8 days ago


    So, it is seemingly likely that Luann will at least attempt to get some sort of tattoo art or a piercing or some such thing. If this does come to pass, I am hoping it is NOT a tattoo, but a simple piercing, as those can be more easily removed and allowed to heal back up.

    The current “trendy” body “art” I see around on campus on a lot of students the past year or two have been ear ring adornments that are big rings inserted in the earlobe and are designed to stretch out the ear lobe to sometimes humongous proportions. I cannot imagine they are comfortable or enjoyable to have or maintain. One student who works at my University’s coffee shop has rings in that have created a nearly 2 inch diameter hole in her earlobe. I can only imagine how unpleasant the earlobes must look during those times where the adornment is not worn.

    Tattoos are so commonplace on campus lately that unless they are “whole body” styles, they are not noticed much, and the same goes for most simple piercings.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  8 days ago

    A small butterfly or rose seems ubiquitous among first-time tattoo-ees.

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    Pipe Tobacco gc insider 8 days ago

    Sukie…. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I have a few articles (in .pdf) that I could send to you if you like. I believe you have e-mail contact with Schrodinger’s Dog as do I. If he is willing to do so, and you approve, we could be in e-mail contact and I could send you copies of the articles I was able to locate.

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    comicboyz  8 days ago

    Bernice used to be a prig in HS and now she is becoming one again!

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    Constance Hecht gc insider 8 days ago

    I’m confused. If Tara got expelled from Mooney Uni how has she become Luann’s lab partner?? What did I miss

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    Vilyehm  8 days ago

    The more tattoos a female dealer has, the less time the male player will spend actually looking at his cards.

    This is the connection. The crew working Eiffel’s event will be at the body art event.

    Luann will overhear the word “Fuse” and to quote from The Goon Show, “This is where the story really starts.”

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    Brdshtt gc insider 8 days ago

    ♫ goin’ off the rails on a crazy train… ♪

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    locake  8 days ago

    I think body piercing is gross. Why would anyone choose to mutilate their body?

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    ironman01  8 days ago

    I have a bad feeling this won’t end well.

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    cheapskate0  8 days ago

    JRankin1959 had the comment of the day, above: “Gravity is not a friend of tattoos!” I just have to give a shout out to this – perhaps the best advice yet to someone thinking of body graffiti!

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    Schrodinger's Dog  8 days ago

    Better to be thought of as a possible fool, than to show a tattoo and remove all doubt.

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    Mordock999 gc insider 8 days ago

    Tattoos. “Skin Illustrations.” Hey remember that Movie, “The Illustrated Man,” where Rod Steiger has these skin illustrations that came to life and told Unpleasant stories? Rod was covered with these weird tats, except for this one blank spot on his back?

    Well, that’s what I HOPE Bern gets…….,

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    Vilyehm  8 days ago

    Bernice would make a better Pawnbroker. Also Rod Steiger.

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    luann1212  7 days ago

    OMG!! It just occurs to me: Bernie will insist on going just to keep Tara from going with Luann and Dez. Two things will happen; Tara will be there anyway, and Bernie will get a tat, and possibly a nose ring. Bet!!

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    Dennett gc insider 7 days ago

    One of those monocular implants like Captain Picard had would be cool…

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    Annie K.  7 days ago

    Quick translation of Panel 2 by Bernice: Please never forget for one second, or even less, that I am an RA and therefore really cannot be expected to mingle with commoners. Oh, and did I mention that I’m an RA?

    Quick translation of Panel 3 by Bernice: Luann should now say ‘Oh, I’m so sorry Bernice, how could I forget that you’re an RA!’ There she goes now… Wait, what?! Wrong line, Luann! WRONG LINE!


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    RSH  7 days ago

    Luann a little too overwhelmed (she’s under Tara’s spell of trying anything and everything) and Bern a little too underwhelmed. But tattoos are not reversible. what is a mod?

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    Brdshtt gc insider 7 days ago

    Mods can be a number of things – including transdermal skull implants, placing stainless balls under the skin, have threaded metal plugs installed in the skull so spikes can be screwed in, etc.


    Since there is no current regulation of the procedures, it could be possible to have an ‘expert’ do it at Ann’s shindig at the Fuse, if that is indeed what would be happening there. On the upside this means that, since there are no regulations, when you get yours done by a drunk guy with a hammer and a Black and Decker power drill, you can rest assured that he’s technically telling the truth when he says he’s doing it right. No worries…

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    Sisyphos  7 days ago

    It’s your own doing, for better or for worse, Bernie!

    Have fun at the expo, Luann, but don’t get tatted, pierced, or even painted!

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    JPuzzleWhiz  7 days ago

    JayBluE isn’t here again (hope he’s okay), so I’ll offer these “titles”:

    “Return To Vendor”

    “Stuck In A Yup-pie Mode”

    “If A Body Meet A Bawdy” (a reference to yesterday’s strip)

    “Getting Bern-ed”

    “And Then There’s Mod” (♪♫)

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