Luann: "Wonder what's in the bag? Wanna look?"
Bernice: "No! This is Dez's private property!"
Luann: "She won't know"
Bernice: "Luann, I'm not a roommate who keeps secrets!"
Luann: "Your roommate is"
January 17, 2018
A bag full of MacGuffins.Them’s can be expensive.Or not.
“Do You Wanna Know A Secret?” (♫)“The Cat Killed Curiosity”“Hit And Mystery”“Suspense None The Richer” (♫)
“Dez-perately Seeking Reason”“A Bag Of Worms And A Hot Potato”“Pandora’s App”or“Contents Under Pressure”
Well, it looks like we will be introduced to the elusive roommate…tomorrow! Nothing like stretching it out, Greg! ;)
You’re only allowed one MacGuffin at a time. Tropes on the other hand are easy to handle in multiples.
BTW, was it ever decided that the mask is a character in one of those MMP online games? ;)
Suppose you shake it and it explodes? LOL ;)
This is true…especially as shown in today’s strip… ;)
Now, is this the new roommate, or another delaying teaser, like Bernice’s neighbor, or the dorm chief?
Honor is never unappreciated by those to whom honor is shown.
Wouldn’t be surprised, but I really don’t think so… ;)
But, I think, too, another astounding thing is taking place:
Luann is more pessimistic, this time, instead of Bern….
That is an interesting choice of words… ;)
LLLLLLLoooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg day!Guess I’ll join IS Katie upstairs…no, wait! She’s outside on the deck…guess I’ll have to go join her (the air is a lot cooler out there now!), and then to bed after reading a chapter from one of my latest books (I have so many that I haven’t read yet…I collect them when I see them so that when I do get around to reading them I’ll have the sequels, too!). ’Nite all! ;)-—————————————————————————“It may almost be a question on whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.”(Anthony Trollope, 1815-1882)
I see no sewing going on here.
Luann, come on! Dev isn’t keeping secrets, she’s just not magically transporting her thoughts into your curious little mind!
No peeking, Luann! But it might have been prudent to call in the RA while you had a chance. Too late now. Everything hangs on what kind of person Dez turns out to be….
That Bag Reminds Me of the Old Firesign Theater routine:
Announcer – "Well Alllllllllright!!!! ….. Open it Up!!!Woman – “Why, THIS is a Bag of S***!!!”Announcer – “But Its Really GREAT S***, Mrs. Presky!!!”
Say, Bernie? If You Insist on Living with the “Mystery Roomie” Start Wearing a Hat.
It Would Complement Your “Annie Hall” Hairdo and You can Play “Ring Toss” by Throwing Your hat unto the Horns of that Mask When You come back to Your Dorm After a Long Hard Day of Student Protests.
I hope Bernice meets an old professor of mythology and occult philosophy, who gets her really stoned and talks her into taking off her clothes in a library…
Ah…. hopefully a nice, quiet day, today I will try to keep it “brief.” :-)
Nothing to do, really, but wait until the next new person (who said “Hi”) is revealed. I will, however, compliment Bernice on her decision to not interfere with her new roommate’s belongings. And I am a little disappointed that Luann wanted her to open them. Just shows the level of maturity in both.
Lu, Dez is not keeping secrets from Bern. They haven’t even met each other, yet. How could she be keeping secrets?
Everybody is assuming something illegal. It could be something for her health, such as insulin. This would justify a look, since insulin requires refrigeration. She could also have Chemo meds, which would NOT require a look. Or it could be an ounce of Caviar…
One would hope if it were something “perishable” that Viper would have given instructions for its safe storage (i.e. put in in the frig, etc.). She did not. So I’m thinking it’s not something that requires any special care of that nature.
It’s Walt’s Blue
There’s nothing in it. This was a “roommate test”. Bernice passed.
Two times in a row now we’re left with some chat bubble belonging to a mystery character just out of view. It’s improper to pull this stunt twice. Please don’t do it again.
Has anyone guessed if the bag Mary Kay products yet?
It has to be real so that Bernice can be a real character instead of little miss snark.
Most likely you meant ‘sow’ discontent. I haven’t been reading this comic as long as you, but if I recall correctly, the only character who sews is now in Peru.-But, of course, since you consistently display your respect for and love of the character ‘Luann’, you were probably providing what you perceive as some kind of praise…
Just yesterday you said that Bernice did the wrong thing by taking the bag and holding it not knowing what’s in it.
Yeah, it wasn’t swift of Bernice to accept the bag, yesterday. But now that she has, she is doing the right thing by not opening it, and for the right reasons.
CROSS STRIP ALERT: As you know, comedian Robin Williams died last week. “Candorville” is already doing an entire week of tribute strips to him.
That mask has lips sewn together. Might that represent secrecy?
Embrace my philosophy, Bernice… the less you know, the less you can be called on to testify about!
is the mask from a Dan Brown book?
Luann makes a good point. The only worthwhile secrets are about surprise parties and keeping stuff from your kids, like car keys.
(http://paranormal.lovetoknow.com/Yellow_Aura_Meaning) Yellow auras, a square chat bubble, a mask with fat, pointy ears aiming slightly inward and sewn lips sort of resembling a motorcycle helmet and a “Silence of the Lambs” butterfly, a nose that resembles Michael Jackson’s nose, squinting eyes, parted in the middle, tri-colored: Rust, Black and a bright, medium shade of green. What is the meaning of this?
What secret is the roommate keeping? They haven’t even met her yet, they know nothing about her.
Join us tomorrow for an argument over whether it was right or wrong for Bernice to hand the brown bag to her roommate.
No argument there…. it’s the roommate’s property. Of course, it’s “right” to hand it over.
If Viper gave the bag to a complete stranger it can’t contain anything important. You wouldn’t give a bag of drugs to someone you didn’t know to give to someone else.
Dez will turn out to be the niece of Ann Eifel. She and Bern will highlight the academic year by spending a weekend at Lilleth Fair in the spring.
I hope it’s Avon.
“I won’t tell you how many tries it took to get it right.”^A bunch of broken shells… but the best omelet you’ve ever tasted (or made, LOL!)!
“Thursday’s chat bubble from off – panel character…”^LOL! -Same thing happened on an episode of “Fat Albert”. There was a fire in the junkyard (the clubhouse, actually), and the next scene was Albert running to go put it out, but yelling; “Fire! Fire!” But as he did that, it faded (to set up cues to go to commercial). When it came back, it faded right back in to him yelling “Fire! Fire!”. So, if one were to rewind a bit (5 seconds or so) on the DVD, you can have him yelling that for a while….. you could even caption it as saying: “Meanwhile, five days, three hours, 12 minutes, and 30.52 seconds later….”
@how the duck-Couldn’t use the reply function.-The university founded by the Reverend Moon is called the Sun Moon University…
I missed out on commenting yesterday because our server was down all day. I was impressed by how stunned both Luann and Bernice were in the 3rd panel (and by the fact that the ‘toon had 4 panels).-To me, the most important thing about this arc is that both girls are realizing that they are in for some big changes in their lives. Bernice actually said she had to grow up fast, and Luann was saying so this is college -I think that’s the heart of what’s going on. Not the fact that the two have a different take on whether they should sneak a peek at whatever Viper delivered in the medium sized brown paper bag…
So we’re using college to keep us wondering about Rosa and Gunther and TJ…..TJ could always open again with a new line of smoked meat sandwiches….
Dez is in the witness protection program and Viper is her CIA contact. Bernice will become involved in intrigue and adventure that she never even dreamed of. Eventually, she will escape to Peru and seek shelter with old friend, Gunther and a very pregnant Rosa.
And it’s a wonder that they didn’t have to “re-smoke” the clubhouse in a bunch of takes… talk about “Old Smokey”…..
The song, if one wishes:
did not show up in the post….. ???? 8-O
Reminscent of Hiromi, Lynn Cannon, Kevin Toney and a few others!
And I so hope Dez isn’t Tiff, Crystal, or another person we and she already knows. How much better if it is Pollyanna or Viper or Dora the Explorer!
Oop, I guess it might not show in some browsers. Here is the link.
Ah, yes, thanks! I think, increasingly, web coders are orienting HTML towards the IE (Microsoft) engine and not Mozilla (FF) or, at least, not doing the “responsive testing” that would generate Mozilla oriented results, so FF isn’t rendering certain things, like YouTube embeds. But if I right click on the “invisible” area and select “Inspect Element,” I can get the native URL string and plug it into YouTube directly.
Even if it is illicit drugs, who cares? At least at the college I went to, it didn’t matter what you used as long as no one complained. There were no inspections done or cops around. As long as Bernice doesn’t get a second hand high or a roommate that goes crazy, who cares?
And she’d get so lost on campus. If her backpack is contraband, she’s toast .. and especially without her own map! – And with all the foxes running around on campus, pickpocketing is sure to go up….
If Gocomics colors the strips on week days, I wonder who colors all the comics in the Sac Bee.
A parade of names, that week!
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
Well, at least we don’t have to worry about finding the “zoom”….
Get a nice stretch on the rack.
What happened with TJ and the insurance company?
Thank you for clarifying this very common mis-conception about insulin. It is actually recommended that opened insulin not be refrigerated, especially if it is to be administered to pets or children, because the injection is less aversive if it is room temperature.
I never meant to suggest that what’s in the bag cost only 50 cents, but that the contents may have cost 50 cents more than what she was given to pay for it.
No worries. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon enough what was meant, and what was inside and, more importantly, that Bernice and Dez survived it all and are, to paraphrase Billy Joel,
" ♫♪ movin’ up and noooooot movin’ out.. ♪♫"
In case you were interested, just wait till you try this link out!
All your suspicions about Luann’s sneaky tendencies have been confirmed, Bernice.
A bit north of that!
I’m running FireFox and it played just fine.
It’s probably just a security setting in my instance of Firefox. Although, I wonder why it only affects YouTube embeds and not others (e.g. “Vimeo” or other Flash derivatives, etc..
YW! – Naw…. What I know is only good to getcha through grade sdhool/middle school, ha ha! – Plenty of other people here and throughout GC that are the “deans” of code, etc, though!
Actually, Brd gave me this and this to get the ball rolling, as far as codes that work on GoComics and I also found a few other “cheat sheets” here and there!
What could be in the sack? Drugs? Small S&M thingies?
And I even found some “create-an -opoly” games where you can print out and label you own spaces. – And a few of the editions for some major cities, as well!
The moderator probably thanks you!
No, I know there werent… Just some dirty (scuffed up) knees,… LOL!– Actually, I think I remember that same cheer from a TV show, but I forget which one…
Plus, I was trying to come up with something connected to your last sentence, and I couldn’t think of anything else! Sorry for the misunderstanding……
Mowing or trim/cleanup?
LOL! I was afraid of that! – Well, it’s cheaper to spend your own energy, then to hire other people who will spend your energy, money and time…. and try to save their energy, money and time….
Lol. I haven’t heard that one in years!
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