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Luann by Greg Evans for October 17, 2018

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    now they’re just testing one another

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    AnyFace  about 1 year ago

    Rhut-Roh …

    Combustion Imminent.” ✨
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    Cheapskate0  about 1 year ago

    Food fight, it is. See you next week.

    Hey, where’s my Three Stooges DVD?

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    butterfly_qvrs  about 1 year ago

    OMG aren’t these two too old for a friggin’ food fight? That pasta is going to be a pain to clean up…and it sound delicious. What a waste.

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    AlondraRachellaLabute  about 1 year ago

    Time to grow up fellahs.

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    David Huie Green  about 1 year ago

    The flick that fired the fight fought fiercely with fine food.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Soooo – Les flicks a small piece of mushroom or something at Gunther. Gunther will reciprocate by flicking a tiny piece of icing back at Les.

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    History’s first miniature food fight.

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    One of them will say, “Flick you, man…!”

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    sallymargaret  about 1 year ago

    This is so 7th grade.

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    Faith :)  about 1 year ago

    Yesterday I say that the arc should end with the boys eating the pasta together. Emphasis on SHOULD because I knew it was too good to be true.

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  about 1 year ago

    SHOTS FIRED !

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    gnmnrbl  about 1 year ago

    Hmmm i’m glad tiffany left. These boys are regressing in maturity in monumental strides. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before they’re trading “i know you are but what am i.” But i have the feeling Tiffany is standing at a window watching these boys fight over her(i’m sure she heard them screaming.)

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    capricorn9th  about 1 year ago

    Yawn. One of the most boring strip ever. Come on, GnK. You can do do better than that/

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    notbornyesterday  about 1 year ago

    Gunther, free rent ain’t worth it; your living arrangement is so wrong on so many levels. Pack up and get outta there.

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    kenhense  about 1 year ago

    I think Les is trying to goad Gunther into throwing the cake at him – giving Les an excuse to pound Gunther. Gunther needs to be saved by the bell (doorbell).

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    howtheduck  about 1 year ago

    The staging is interesting here. The action is occurring in the downstage hand, which makes Gunther appears to be left-handed. You can tell Evans is thinking very theatrically.

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    SJhapamama  about 1 year ago

    They went there, just as predicted. Sigh. Hey, where’s Luann? (She’s been disappearing like Perry the Platypus—maybe she has a secret identity that pops up in another comic strip!)

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Food fight are so yesteryear and Gunther in that white dress shirt want stay clean.

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    Alabama Al  about 1 year ago

    If high school taught anything, it’s the guy who throws the SECOND punch that usually gets punished. Gunther’s going to be the “bad guy” now.

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    sactiger  about 1 year ago

    OMG, this is so cornball.

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    oddhumor  about 1 year ago

    As immature as it would be, I’d love to see Gunther prove Les wrong by smashing the cake in Les’ face.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Whaddya gonna do now, Gunth?

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    Probably tell Tiffy that Les stained his shirt.

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    GirlGeek  about 1 year ago

    Can we please move on from these two?

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    mavinminx  about 1 year ago

    Okay, Gunth—-double-whammy time! Right fist up and knock the pasta into Les’ chin while the left hand does a slam-dunk with the cake on Les’ head. Then run like hell.

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    Rosette  about 1 year ago

    Food fight!! Hey guys, if you don’t want it, maybe share some of that fresh food with others? I mean, I would 100% eat that meal.

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    The Nameless Wonder  about 1 year ago

    Do it Gunther!

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    31768  about 1 year ago

    The odd couple at work. He’s not worth it Gunth! Turn around and walk away. Get some milk and eat the cake. You are an idiot and it still is your fault, but just walk away.

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    dlkrueger33  about 1 year ago

    “THIS, sir, means WAR!” – Bugs Bunny

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    Mordock999 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Okay. Les “fired” the first shot. Note that the lads have reversed positions from yesterday. Quite revealing IMHO. Note also that Les quite calm and collected.

    Now, if anybody thinks that Les is still going to be standing upright tomorrow, ready to receive Gunther’s “fire,” then guess again. He gonna DUCK, folks and that cake is either going to spatter against the wall or in the face of anyone that just happens to walk through the front door. I’m guessing that person may be Tiffany who has returned to apologize for starting this whole thing with her “Two dates on the same night” fiasco, or Al, come to see what all the commotion is about, or even Irma.

    If it’s Tiffany, then that pretty much ends any chance of Gunther has of even remaining “friends” with her. Les Wins.

    If it’s Al, then it’ll prove My theory that the first Al is ever depicted communicating with Gunther on Strip, He yelling at him. Les Wins.

    If it’s Irma, she’ll Boo Hoo Hoo, “GUNTHIE! How could you DO this to Me?!!?” Les Wins. But that’s okay. It would be a refreshing change of pace to see something that would wipe the smile off her face.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  about 1 year ago

    I wonder what’s going on over at Arlo & Janis ….

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    cubswin2016  about 1 year ago

    Go for it, Gunther.

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    Cole Rene Premium Member about 1 year ago

    It would be nice to just see a day with Luann in the comic. Its almost like he has run out of ideas for her

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    baboese  about 1 year ago

    I just wish this wasn’t so drawn out. It’s nice to have some “conflict” or dilemma, but it can be summed up in a week or less. This seems to be going on for over two. (Just like the other recent issues have)

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    seismic-2 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    So, who will walk in and get hit by flying food at the height of this idiotic story arc? Tiffany, or Al and Irma? I wish the characters in this strip would be allowed to grow up.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  about 1 year ago

    Evans ‘retired’ when Luann left high school and his daughter took over and have made a mess of things since. old characters dropped story lines never completed. etc etc

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    jfdouglas2001  about 1 year ago

    So, Gunther admits he is a wimp. It’s also up to Tiffany to define “too far” not him. I’m afraid you’ve lost this round Gunther. Cut your losses. Go off to culinary school that has a minor in fashion design. Find yourself man!

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    FassEddie  about 1 year ago

    Two semesters into college doesn’t make one an adult. Some of us are forty years into adulthood and still get drawn into bickering about nothing. Just like the two boys in today’s strip.

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    JackButler1  about 1 year ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3daMvR0NeG8

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    Tyge Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The escalation continues. Shouting to threats to assault and now assault and battery.GnK are teasing us with the Gunther character. Is this a defining moment for Gunther. Have all the disruptions in his life put him in a crisis situation? Which way will he go.

    The way things have worked over the years with Greg is that Gunther will continue the escalation and perhaps a very brief fight will break out, typically just one blow. Then, long term, Gunther will revert to norm.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  about 1 year ago

    “you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.”

    ( not apropos of anything , just since we seem to be stuck on food related discourse ).

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    luann1212  about 1 year ago

    I am Luannfan A# 1 I have been told, and I usually enter a positive spin on any particular arc, or the strip itself as a whole, but I have to say that Greg and maybe Karen have drawn themselves into a stalemate here. We are spending nearly two weeks of after Tiffany fiasco time between Les and Gunther, without any idea of a comedic, character resolving, or arc ending resolution. It just goes on and on and on, and Saturday is still three days in the distance. They are not going to physically fight each other, food fight might, might, be on the menu, but what then? This rag has been wrung as far as it can, no more soap and water of any consequence is left in it. Even I would like this wrapped up so we loyal Luann fans can move on.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    THAT’S ENOUGH! I’m sorry for the waste of good food. But GO GUNTHER! FOOD FIGHT!!!

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    detroitpete  about 1 year ago

    food fight!

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Wish there was a “dislike” button.

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    ctolson  about 1 year ago

    Yep, I see a food fight coming. And after its all done, Leslie and Gunth are going to be friends.

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    StoicLion1973  about 1 year ago

    like Obi-Wan Kenobi Throw the cake, Gunth…..

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    Plods with Ice Dragons  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    DO IT!

    Do it NOW

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    Rock_attlian  about 1 year ago

    “And that was the moment, your honor, when I socked him with the cake real hard”

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    illuminare  about 1 year ago

    I think Gunther should smash the whole cake in Les’s smug face and then dump that mushroom bowl on top of it.

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    Frank Farkel  about 1 year ago

    I think Gunther’s about to let him have it with the cake. Once the bully has been stood up to, the whole dynamic changes. This may be the start of a beautiful relationship.

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    Pedey1  about 1 year ago

    You guys should write your own comic strip. Then you can try to get it syndicated, write a new segment every day, and watch people complain about every situation you create.

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    phoenix Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Told ya. The Odd Couple. Remember the linguini scene?

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    JayBluE  about 1 year ago

    How to prevail against Les:

    1) Quickly spot the plate of Pate on table.

    2) Repeat step 1….but this time it’s a butterknife you’ll spot.

    3) Rapidly begin to fashion Pate into a shape.

    4) If done to the proper specifications, shape should resemble a backpack.

    5) Put on backpack.

    6) Now swing it.

    7) If intended target should remain standing, quickly find another malleable food item, then repeat steps 1-7. Do it twice, not for good measure, but just because.

    8) If subject should remain standing, but also laughing at you, refer to manual 3G, and proceed to don elevator shoes, clothing with extra weight inserts and comb hair into a style that would resemble an Ox.

    9) If none of these are available, as a last resort, you must now transform into the creature you know as: “The Incredible Sulk”™®©.

    10) Optional: Add one teaspoon of salt, bring to boil, and allow tempest to stew in teapot, for 4 hrs.

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    cjswan232482  about 1 year ago

    Tomorrow’s prediction:

    After Gunther does not retaliate:

    That is the difference between you and me. You have no balls. Tiffany would have NEVER scheduled a date after me. To her, you are just another girlfriend.

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    eladee  about 1 year ago

    Ooh. It’s on now!!!!

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    Herabird  about 1 year ago

    The authors need to change the name of the strip, or go back to showcasing Luann, her parents, Brad and Tony (who I’d LOVE to see more of), bring Delta back, etc.

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    2Goldfish  about 1 year ago

    It’s official. This strip has nothing to do with Luann anymore.

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    JayBluE  about 1 year ago

    “Having A Fling”

    “State Of The Onion Redress”

    “Don’t Shoot, ’Till You See The Egg Whites In Their Eyes!”

    “Those who Fail To Learn From The Pasta, Are Doomed To Reheat It”

    “Dinner’s On You, Tonight!’

    “Beat You To The Punch”

    “Just Nacho Day, Is It?”

    “There’ll Be Gravy Consequences”

    “I’ll See Your High Stakes, And Braise You A Few More!”

    “Lettuce Put This To Bed!”

    “You Butter Watch Out!”

    or

    “Guess Chicken Can Fly!”

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member about 1 year ago

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    Ugh. “Food Fight” foolery continues.

    I am so very sadly finding this week even more annoying than last week’s “Pre-Fight” panels. I am so not finding this up to usual “Luann” quality. I think this arc thus far has to be a foolish red herring of some sort by Greg and we are going to get some amazing end result… or at least a shocking cliff hanger in the end. I am hoping this is the case. And, if Sheriff’s context to his “clues” for us were legitimate… something good will happen.

    But, who the hell knows at this point? Other thoughts:

    1. Les’ flicking a tiny piece of food at Gunther….. is it enough of a provocation to goad Gunther into retalitating? And, if so, will this goad Gunther into a huge return fire that will make him seem more the “bad guy” or the “agressor”? Or will Gunther not take the bait and retain some of his common sense?

    2. I find it interesting that Les does not seem actually angry at this point. He seems more just trying to push Gunther’s buttons. I wonder if this is an intentional emotional change we should note… or if it is just a momentary gap before his anger returns?

    3. Gunther’s face with the whites of his eye showing is a little disturbing. I do recognize that it is done to show him looking downward at the crumb of food Les flicked at him, but it does look odd. I guess I am glad Gunther does not get eyes drawn like Luann. :)

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Obviously in the above, the word should be retaliating. Not the mish-mash of letters I typed.

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    yoda1234  about 1 year ago

    (*John Belushi yells, “FOOD FIGHT!!!”)

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    TWherrel  about 1 year ago

    The characer’s motivations don’t make sense. They are drawn to be liked and understood… but the writing has become downright bizzare.

    I WANT to like this comic again…. I thought I liked the characters… but I have no way to relate to such odd stuff…. I hope the author is okay…..

    Maybe a stroke, or a bout of depression could explain this storyline.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Now Les gets the cake. And Tiffany comes back for her date with Les.

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    geophro  about 1 year ago

    KICK HIM IN THE JIMMIES!!!!

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    shamest Premium Member about 1 year ago

    actually some college aged folk and people in their 30’s act like kids.

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    Susan123  about 1 year ago

    Do boys really grow up, come on!

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    circleM  about 1 year ago

    Remember that it was Animal House that started the big food fight craze back in the day. Just watched a special about it.

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    geophro  about 1 year ago

    Dropping the T-word. Racist much?

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    becida  about 1 year ago

    I can see what’s coming next …

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    seismic-2 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Boys, boys, boys. Calm down! Gunther, yes Les can be a real creep, but his relationship with Tiffany is none of your business. Les, yes Gunther can be a real jerk, but Tiffany won’t blame you for that. Now, you two just open up a six-pack of Peruvian beer, sit back in the beanbag chairs, and chill.

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    chris_weaver  about 1 year ago

    Next, Gunther will return ‘flit’ for ‘flat’.

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    tabsspam  about 1 year ago

    This. Is. Boring. Leave home, or kill each other, I just honestly do not care any more.

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    locake  about 1 year ago

    I HATE today’s comic. It contains two of my least favorite things – - Wasting food Making a mess! I hope Gunther does not throw the cake.

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    Thomas Davis  about 1 year ago

    Look at this as foreplay. The two men are moving into a personal, romantic relationship. Nice.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  about 1 year ago

    I don’t think that mushroom pasta dish should be an orangey color.

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    Enter.Name.Here  about 1 year ago

    Cake facial, on it’s way!

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    Tha_Hype  about 1 year ago

    Ooooh guess its time to figh… um… er… hug it out. :)

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    Brdshtt Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Have your cake and wear it, too.

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    Moon57Shine  about 1 year ago

    I just love the “mature” way Gunther and Les are handling this. The next thing you know Les will be wearing the cake and Gunther will be wearing the mushroom pasta. Let the throwing commence.

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    prunes666  about 1 year ago

    Delta needs to make a return visit and straighten everybody out!

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    BJShipley1  about 1 year ago

    Les looks remarkably calm for a guy who was angry enough to take a swing a few days ago (only a minute ago in-strip) and who has received nothing but more provocation since that moment. I see the characters’ emotional states are not gonna be driven organically but rather by the needs of the punchline at any particular moment. It’s a shame that this strip keeps dropping the ball like this; it’d be nice to actually see the characters pushed to their limit for once instead of always going for the cop-out ending where nothing is at stake and all the character dynamics either stay the same or get reset back to what they were before.

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    Airman  about 1 year ago

    Final verdict: Boys in this comic strip are boring, let’s get back to the girls.

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    RSH  about 1 year ago

    bundt cake it stiff and firm. the only way use it in food fight would be to grab a chunk, squeeze it into shreds and shower Les with them.

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    B UTTONS  about 1 year ago

    I see Gunther firmly pie-planting the cake in Les’s face with an upward push, then pouring his wild mushroom pasta down Les’s shirt.

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    bakana  about 1 year ago

    Uh Oh. Now he’s done it.

    That was a Brand New Shirt.

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    Sad&Confusedix9  about 1 year ago

    Oh yay…oooohh…. foodfight !!! foodfight!!!!

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    Schrodinger's Dog  about 1 year ago

    good thing Tiff will probably never know what happened to her dinner and dessert!

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    phxhocking  about 1 year ago

    Really? This is just silly now.

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    spikelovesmusic  about 1 year ago

    Does Greg have a son involved in the strip?If anyone took over from the family, seems like it would be his daughter, Karen.

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    spikelovesmusic  about 1 year ago

    In North America, women are 50.5% of the population.Thanks to stress, more heart disease (maybe where fat accumulates) and war, men die off, on average, before women.There are indeed lesbians who are not interested in dating or being in relationships with men. To balance that out, statistically, there are gay men not interested in relationships with women.

    HOWEVER, more to your point, the trend on US College campuses has reversed from 20 years ago: last year 56% of college students were female.So, like the lady in Hunger Games might say to Gunther and Les, “May the odds be ever in your favor, ya dumbasses!”-——(relevant article: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/08/why-men-are-the-new-college-minority/536103/ )
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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    Leslie “the Crusher” instinctively knows how to violate OCD Gunther’s limits! This is going to become very messy, and neither boy (emphasis on boy) will fare well with Farrell….

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    finnygirl Premium Member about 1 year ago

    You don’t have to be young to get into a food fight. My ex’s aunt and uncle were in their 70s. The uncle grabbed a can of spray whipped cream and coated the aunt with it. She grabbed the other can and did the same to him! She then made him go to the store and get more whipped cream for the family dinner.

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    kfccanada  about 1 year ago

    It’s unfortunate that Les and Gunther just can’t be friends and shrug off this episode of animosity and rivalry. Les has no accepted ‘mother figure’ in his life and Gunther has no real ‘father figure’…..they both seem to be truly missing the advice their original parents would have given them.

    They need a counsellor and big hugs! Shake hands and go ‘back to your corners’ guys!

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    stez2003  about 1 year ago

    Aw geezus guys. Just kiss and make up already.

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