Luann by Greg Evans for October 07, 2011

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    FatTonyBalducci  over 11 years ago


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    barbarasbrute  over 11 years ago

    British diapers.

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    wiselad  over 11 years ago

    so they would be the Baloney family? and sing the weird Al song “my sweet Bologna” for the wedding?

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    caramelapple  over 11 years ago

    As much as i am attracted to Quill, he looks better in a side view ;D

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    Sisyphos  over 11 years ago

    When The Man asks for baloney, feed him bologna. Then, be about your business.

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    bryangener  over 11 years ago

    and spout baloney with a straight face… what’s that mean? :)

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    Chuck373  over 11 years ago

    This is about the dumbest assignment I’ve ever seen. These teens aren’t even motivated to act like teens, and now we are going to push forward and see if they can make adult decisions? And all decisions have to be made in a “Mommy + Daddy + Baby = Family” environment. The Rainbow Colition would have a fit.

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    Lodda  over 11 years ago

    Just to enlighten me stupid German: Is this arc a joke or do American schools really do this parenting thing?

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    Mordock999  over 11 years ago

    Uh, Quill?

    You will ALSO be,Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kindly, OBEDIENT, Cheerful, Thifty, Brave, Clean and Reverant…., to your wife!

    …..oh, and be prepared to make monthy CRUSHING alimony payments when the marriage envitably goes horribly wrong.

    NOW if you HURRY Quill, you can catch that LAST flight back to Oz!

    (Make your MOVE with Luann, Gunther! I got your back!) Hee, Heeeeeeeee!

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    chicken 33  over 11 years ago

    Better than taking care of an egg for a week and pretending it is a baby.

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    Lodda  over 11 years ago

    @chicken33: An EGG? What’s this to do with an egg’?

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    samanthamac  over 11 years ago

    @Chuck373 – The assignment was to pick partners… I didn’t see anything that said the couples had to be male/female. That is simply the dynamic that the three couples being featured have. Luann doesn’t have any LGBTQ characters (that I can recall off the top of my head), so it makes sense that the couples featured for the assignment would have partners of the opposite gender.

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    teresaf  over 11 years ago

    A lot of high schools do classes like this. My son took a similar class when he was in high school. It is supposed to help teens learn about decision making, setting a budget, learning to do basic shopping, cooking, filling out a job application, etc. My son already knew how to do a lot of those things because I believe that BOTH boys & girls need to know basic skills BEFORE they get out on their own. It is appalling how many young people CAN NOT fill out a basic job application, but I see it every day at work. Another class (my son didn’t take it) involved “adopting” an egg for a week. It is supposed to teach kids that children are a lot of work. The “parent” has to provide 24/7 care or pay a caregiver to babysit, things like that. If the egg got broken, the student had to write a paper on child abuse. It sounds ridiculous, but there are a frightening amount of young people out there who think a baby is like a toy & it isn’t until they have a baby that they realize babies are a LOT of work.

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    cork  over 11 years ago

    and to realize that a baby isn’t a toy and needs constant care. School I teach at has a few gay and lesbian couples, so they would get to do the assignment as a couple, no big deal.

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    Lodda  over 11 years ago

    @teresaf & corque: Thank you for the thorough information. So why don’t the kids put the egg in a safe place at home until it’s due to deliver at school? And for the parental thing – “None at all, of course” probably isn’t an acceptable answer to “What kind of parent will you be?”

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    Lodda  over 11 years ago

    @Tami: Wanna bet an important factor of a marriage is missing on the sheet?

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    funnypapers4  over 11 years ago

    I did the egg assignment thing in my old school years ago. The teacher was one sneaky and crafty man – unknown to us (students), he dyed the yokes inside like a doctor would give you a shot in your arm! I remembered a student couple got busted by the teacher as he cracked their egg to see the yoke inside. They had broke the dyed egg! Now back to the strip – let’s see if Luann and Quill pass the assignment?

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    DDrazen  over 11 years ago

    Teachers respond to this post by putting their fingers in their ears and humming.

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    prrdh  over 11 years ago

    In some parts of Britain, at least, you get Pampers if you ask for ‘napkins’…another ‘one people divided by a common language’ scenario. Ask for ‘serviettes’ and you won’t go wrong; it marks you as ‘non-U’ but if you’re a Yank your accent has already marked you as such.

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    Varnes  over 11 years ago

    mordock, ah, the Boy Scout’s Creed……….funnypapers, what a great teacher he must have been…I didn’t even know you could do that!

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    DayoftheDead  over 11 years ago

    OMG you didnt just call an Aussie a Brit? They really donttake kindly to that. Being originally a Penal Colony for the Crown probably left a sour taste in their mouths. They may speak like a Brit but they aren’t.

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Hey Quill, I’ll marry you!

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    lohaces  over 11 years ago

    No, I wouldn’t say spouting baloney is the number-one skill, and that doesn’t even really kick in until the “question years”. I’d say patience is the top skill, followed closely by endurance.

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    Mr. Tinkles  over 11 years ago

    Real life prepares you for real life. I’m glad my high school didn’t bother with this type of ‘lets pretend’ nonsense.

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    InColorado  over 11 years ago

    FWIW, my kids never engaged in this pointless exercise in High School.

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    roohey  over 11 years ago

    if not now, when?at least they will have some food for thought as they approach adult hood, but it is no substitute for the real thing.

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    ZacBSM  over 11 years ago

    How do they ensure that the egg is the same one taken out of classroom and brought back? They have eggs at home in their refrigerators, you know…break one, just grab a new one from the fridge.

    The more well-to-do school districts have dolls that accept food, will cry incessantly on a timer – the student can’t it turn off, leak so the student has to change diapers, will poop, too…expensive dolls. Parents have to give refundable deposits for the dolls while the student is taking this assignment. My friend taught this class several years ago.

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    charlienash88  over 11 years ago

    ha ha, nice one!

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    falcon_370f  over 11 years ago

    Actually, yes they do have Pampers and Huggies. I’ve seen the ads on YouTube.

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    OPCgnat  over 11 years ago

    In my high school we used mechanical babies…looked very much like the real thing from a bit of a distance (some of us got dirty looks on the street for being “teen moms”). They would be set to cry at irregular intervals, for from 5-30 minutes at a time. You would have a key that would have to be held in its back throughout the duration of the crying (which would stop the crying for as long as it was held there, until the baby was finished) to simulate taking care of the baby/soothing him. You would have to take the baby with you everywhere for the time period you had it (usually 3 days) and get up in the night to attend to it…it recorded duration of crying before being attended to and any abuse such as dropping or being hit or kicked, and the teacher would check it after to grade the student. Much more effective than an egg! We also had to do a very similar marriage project as this one, though it was likely even more in-depth. This is in Canada, around 2000. All the high schools in this area have something similar…so for here, at least, this is a common assignment.

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    ZacBSM  over 11 years ago

    I know some teachers to be idiots. Takes one to be one…I am a teacher, formerly k-12, presently, college. Students are never to be underestimated…we are constantly on our toes to be on the lookout for their scheming ways.

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    ZacBSM  over 11 years ago

    Stealing test? No. Cheating, certainly. They are devious. Caught many and gave zeroes with pleasure. They knew better. Being students, they thought they gotta outsmart the teacher. But I am sure as many cheated but I had no evidence of that and had no choice but to pass them. I give zero only if I have evidence they cheated.

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    flangben  over 11 years ago

    Cloth diapers are NOT the “old-fashioned” kind; lots of modern families use them as the environmental and healthy alternative.If Quill is doing the 3 a.m. feeding, does that mean Australian men breast-feed, or is THAT too old-fashioned for this comic?

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    tegm  over 11 years ago

    I love how when a guy says he’ll do the things that women are expected to do normally, then he’s perceived as some wonderful angel.

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    KayKayJam  almost 10 years ago

    Nappies are cloth diapers

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    rklynch  about 2 years ago

    I miss Quill. He was a good lad.

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