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9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney

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  1. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on PreTeena over 2 years ago

    I dunno, I took it as Stick’s hopes for an eventual bosom and disregarded the fine print.

  2. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 3 years ago

    i must be missing something obvious: Why is Knute apologizing? For looking down at her bottom? That’s what I’d have done, but I wouldn’t have apologized. In high school, though, I might have blushed.

  3. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann almost 4 years ago

    I think predicting outcomes is sort of ridiculous, until I get a “bright” idea of my own: The promotion succeeds, Ann takes credit, the bad-taste police come in and hold the promotion up as a corruption of family values, Ann is disgraced with corporate and reassigned to its burgeoning new market in China.

  4. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann about 4 years ago

    Whatever the legal niceties, AE’s evil, TJ isn’t, Eiffel’s gonna lose, everybody else is gonna win. The how will be fun, but I don’t think the outcome’s in doubt, considering the last arc involving the woman.

  5. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 4 years ago

    To paraphrase a poster’s sig on another strip’s forum (Questionable Content):

    It’s Greg’s comic, we’re just along for the ride.

    Whining and complaining “are we there yet?” and poking the other passengers the entire way.

  6. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 4 years ago

    Luann asks if she’s better looking than Tiffany. Quill shouldn’t have dodged with “You have more beauty”; I think Luann is better looking than Tiffany. And a personal take on beauty and compliments: My wife of 40 years died a year ago. I never thought of her as a beauty. Intelligent, loving, creative, the love of my life, yes, but not a beauty. She sometimes fished for a compliment. I sometimes answered like Golde in Fiddler on the Roof — “but you’re my WIFE.” Now I wish I’d been free with compliments. And the helluvit is, in pictures taken a couple of years ago, I came to think she was beautiful — lines, occasional baldness and all.

  7. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 4 years ago

    @Pharmakeus Ubik: Suppose Johnson got Luann to read “The Taming of the Shrew” with him. Wonder how that ended up.

  8. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 4 years ago

    @geneking7320: I wonder if even Greg could spin off another syndicated comic strip nowadays. I get the impression that print comics pages are shrinking. I don’t look at the ones I used to see in the Detroit Free Press; they eliminated too many I enjoyed. I get my strips emailed from Daily Ink and gocomics. Greg touches on some of this in his latest column, I just noticed.

  9. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 4 years ago

    Anyone else wonder if Brad’s last line, “showed HER”, foreshadows a negative?

  10. Robert Ball GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 4 years ago

    The only thing missing, so far, is some appropriate punishment for Eiffel. After the previous appearance, I hoped/assumed it would happen. Maybe the next time she shows up. As we speculate here, an image keeps coming to mind: Speculations on the direction of a story arc are like a bunch of helium balloons on strings held by the plot on a path Greg determined weeks before. The balloons can go a few feet this way and that, but they’re tethered to the plot, never straying far from it, their path to be corrected whenever the plot makes a new turn. I read ’em anyway.