Bernice: We need to talk about what we're doing here, Luann! Bernice: I am not going to do that! Luann: Oh, so you're going to do that?
January 17, 2018
why are the girls even best friends now anyway?
Neither one interests me
On an unrelated note: It’s Election Day. If you are eighteen or older, please go out and vote. Our country’s in trouble either way, it’s our decision to find out if we’re going to burn into the ground or succumb to torture until we can elect Bernie in 2020.
Feeling hollow? Try not to wallow.
Luann doesn’t have a date for the wedding yet, does she?
Wait ‘till Greg’s wife finds out he tagged the side of Bernie’s mattress.
They are friends trust me. Just because they bicker over life issues does not mean they are bad for each other or somehow are not friends. I think that they are in a way reflecting a mirror view of the issues with each other in relationships. Bernice is not criticizing Jack or Nil/Emo themselves, but she is telling Luann she does not see rock climbing as a fun thing to do. Don’t take chances! Luann is telling Bernice laying on a couch dreaming over an unobtainable mystery man is not something she would do either. Get real! So one might take a chance (Luann), while the other would daydream the unobtainable (Bernice). Maybe Bernice should take some chances, while Luann should get real? Mirror images reverse. Just my late night before I hit the sack thoughts. I again reiterate that the Bern and Luann are not seeming to be threatened by Jack in particular. Notice how quiet and still they are waiting for the girls to come back. Neither is doing anything, and they are not talking to each other, Jack having his arms crossed, while Nil/Emo is sitting politely with his hands on the table. Hardly stalker behavior. Maybe these two are both in need of female friends and relationships and that is the common thread even though they are totally different people. But not dangerous. This is not a Dirk type situation.
Why are the choices that Luann and Bernice are talking about the only choices?
Bernice is a total LOSER. She is trapped in a box which is her life. Behind her a miserable childhood. In front of her is more of the same, as an adult..To the right is her condescending self. To the left is the smug know-it-all.Look up and there is the vast emptiness of loneliness.Looking down is the pit she lives in. Filled with sorrow, self-pity, and doubt; a never ending, unhappy existence.She needs serious help.
Berneice shouldn’t have said what WE are doing. That amounts to a dare. However it looks like Luann was headed in Jack’s direction anyway. I just wish it wasn’t somebody this gross.
Bern, I don’t think EmoBoy has enough upper body strength for climbing a rock wall. Let the two of them go off and do that, while the two of you do something that isn’t going to physically tax either of you.
Piro looks to be a amalgam of what’s sitting at the table.
So Luann can go without Bernice. They ain’t joined at the hip.
Didn’t know the “ladies’ room” was what they called the floor space in the middle of the Cafe?!….must be the ‘dance spot’ where they can do the ‘P.P. Herman’…
Cut to the chase. Usually Luann’s romances end up “on the rocks”, this one can start on the rocks and save time.
“Sofa, So Good”
“Hard Rock Castaway”
“Maybe I’ll Win….Saved By Piro” (♪)
“A Climb On The Line”
“A Cushion In Her Corner Pocket”
“Misery Loves Comfy”
“The Shill Of Victory…The Agony Of My Feet”
“Let’s Not Get Physical” (♪)
“Home Field Disadvantage”
“Ain’t No Way I’m Fit-ness In My Schedule!”
“Holding Out For A Piro” (♫)
I don’t care who dates who. I’m just fascinated that Luann and Bernice can see each others thought-pictures, and point to them.
I was called on the carpet yesterday by many commenters
and I agree that I was a bit harsh in my comment.
I think we just broke a new wall, here…
Bernice is angry too much of the time. A good rock climb would help her have a release for all that pent-up frustration.
Luann’s got the picture.
A little exercise would be good for both of these sad sacks.
Climb every rock wall, Ford is a car, Follow every rainbow, Forget that guy with a star.
Luann, “Hey Bernice…aside from all that. who invited you anyway?”
Don’t encourage them, Luann!!!!!!!
At least Luann is open to a growth opportunity. I hope she succeeds in dragging Bern along. Even if it’s a horrible date, at least it’s a date. You gotta get out there!
How nice they’re so comfortable in their friendship they can openly disagree. And how nice of Bern to unwittingly push Lu to do something adventurous. Hope Nil and Bern go along “just to watch”.
If you see TJ, please twist his arm so he gives the catering info to poor Emily ASAP. She has a lot of tasks to complete before Dec. 11.
Good Grief, these ‘Two.’
Ladies, Just Tell those two Slugs, “You’re-Not-Interested.” I SWEAR its getting so the ONLY Male You “Power-House” Fem-Bots will Stand Up to is Gunther. And He is the Nicest Guy in the Strip…..,
Who invited Bernice on the date???
I couldn’t ‘reply’, but yes, to Sukie and Scott S, Bernie and Nil could be Luann’s cheering section and watch. But most climbing walls have beginner walls that are fairly easy to navigate. It’s more than just arm strength. It’s planning a route using both arms and legs and position to best advantage. Strength definitely helps but the safety equipment is there to save you.
Trust but verify.
ae2 – Funny!
I would say, go out and make the best of it. At least it’s something different to do. Plus, if the girls double date it gives them a little more security and the other to lean on if it’s awful!
BTW, have you noticed that w one exception, all the scarf wearers have engaged in turtling behavior? It is a visual clue.
Why not try something new, like rock climbing? What a bunch of sticks in the mud…
I won’t bore you all by saying who you should vote for. Will it be Trump, Clinton, or even Johnson? We won’t know until tomorrow. But, here in California, we have IMPORTANT ISSUES to determine, aka State Propositions. Will marijuana be legalized? Will the death penalty be repealed? And only in California will you find this gem: will adult film actors be required to use condoms?
Go for it, Bernice.
What’s the worst thing which could happen?
You could fall, sever your spine and be a tetraplegic for 95+ years.
Oh, come on, Greg……….Bernice is so up tight, she wouldn’t even lay on her bed without crossing her legs.
See needs to have her heart broken and a serious all encompassing relationship, then she needs Luann to be there to love her and pick up the pieces. I think if she goes through that she will finally mature, although it will be painful as hell. I kind of hope GE lets her do that, even though I will cringe. I like her anyway as one of main characters in Luannverse Air.
I’m not sure what “that” #1 is.
This is a family-type ’toon, guy. Chill…
Wall climbing is number one.
I didn’t hear any invitation for Bernice to go rock climbing. Luann really needs to dump her clingy, neurotic friend.
And to some of us, rock climbing is an awesome activity. Bernice needs to seriously try experiencing life instead of just critiquing it. And I agree with Luann.
One thing I AM happy about in today’s strip; no one has called either Luann or Bernice to chastise them for not voting…
now where’s my “I voted for Bill the Cat” t-shirt …..
Bernice……….. what a loser. At least Luann is ready to experience life.
Bernice is more nearly fond of casting stones than of climbing them.
A good data sample should have an upper and lower limit.
What you mean, we, pale white girl with scarf?
Luann has at least a little smidgeon of a life. Bernice has none, except in her dreams. Bernie is in no position to be giving romantic advice, much lest orders!
If she knew what was good for her, Bernice would cozy up to Nil and make a double date of the rock-climbing thing whether she actually enjoys it or not….
Was Bernice even invited. Jack was asking Luann.
Life has strange lessons. There was a time when i used to say, “It would not happen here.” We would not have a government that endorsed torture. It happened. We would not have a nation that did not honor the Bill of Rights. We woukd not have a nation that lost its progress toward equality, or which forgot the lessons of WWII and embraced fascism. Life has strange lessons and at times too many people sacrifice core values. Let that not happen tonight.
@SukieCrandall said,“We would not have a nation that did not honor the Bill of Rights.”
Been that way for a long time.
Many don’t like Number 2 and try to ignore it ir redefine it.
Many despise Number 1 for forbidding them from forbidding rich folks from having unlimited right to speech, figuring they should only be allowed so much and no more.
We mostly want people to be free to do the things we agree with.
Did Luann vote today? You will remember that Delta scorned her for not voting in 2014. (I believe that was the last time we’ve seen Delta, too!)
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Cookie Monster did that once: Imagined a cookie and ate his thoughts.
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