Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for December 05, 2018

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 5 years ago

    burrito… good one, Luann (did she and Jack even pay attention to the lecture?)

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    “Burritos.” There used to be this place called “Speedy Gonzales” around My neck of the woods, that made the BEST Burritos EVER. Burritos Stuffed with REAL GROUND BEEF, Cheese, Onions and Jalapeno Peppers so hot, it felt as though someone had stuck a roadside flare to your tongue. OUTSTANDING! Naturally the joint went out of business years ago, but BOY what a Burrito!

    But I Digress. Two things here:

    1) With today’s Superman reference, it appears that Mr. Evans is acknowledging Jack’s resemblance to the late Christopher Reeve of the late 1970s Superman fame.

    2) Luann getting Jack to carry her books home from school harkens back to the Olden Days when (Supposedly) guys did that to impress girls they had a crush on. Yeah, Luann is slyly “conning” him into it, but to Me that indicates she likes his company and wants him to stick around.

    Jack appears to get better looking with each passing Strip and more importantly, he’s playing it cool when it comes to Luann and not fawning and slobbering all over her. He’s doing everything right. There’s a couple of guys in this Strip that could learn a thing or two from him.

    And It’s Great to see a “Nice Guy/Everyman” WIN in this Strip for a change. Sadly, the last one was Brad……,

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    sallymargaret  over 5 years ago

    The Diatomic Elements: “Have no fear of ice cold beer.” (Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Fluorine, Oxygen Iodine, Chlorine, Bromine.) Monatomic gases: “Xenophobic racists have no kindness or affection.” (Xenon, Radon, Helium, Neon, Krypton, Oganesson, Argon.)

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    B UTTONS  over 5 years ago

    Yes! Burrito, some soda, and you’ll be creating your own gas

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    Joe1962 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Luann stop thinking about Taco Bell.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I will have to say that Greg has been developing Jack rather nicely. His forehead has gotten taller as time has gone by.


    It is no longer “Fire… …good!”, it is now “That fire is nice…”

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    AnyFace  over 5 years ago
    Their chemistry is effortless. ✨
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    capricorn9th  over 5 years ago

    I am enjoying their banter. The usual Evans humor is rather juvenile and not all that funny but this is more collegiate. Hope to see it more. Love the burrito snark. Betcha she had a sniff right next to Jack who probably ate a burrito.

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    kaffekup   over 5 years ago

    I doubt if I’d let Jack carry anything too heavy, based on what happened to her foot at the bowling lanes.

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    And Your Point Would Be  over 5 years ago

    Well, Luann got three out of six. (I had no idea – looked it up on Wikipedia.) 50% won’t pass a pop quiz. Better study up.

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    luann1212  over 5 years ago

    If I have ever seen Luann enjoy being with a man this is clearly the man she most enjoys being with. They are funny, have a great communication and comment, they are simpatico. Obvious romance.

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    31768  over 5 years ago

    And after eating, they’ll have not- so noble gases to talk about.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Yesterday, what was on the back of the instructor’s pants was not a stain, but when I enlarged the comic, it turns out that it was a small sign that said, “Beware of blast”.

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    GreasyOldTam  over 5 years ago

    And helium, argon and xenon. Not sure there’s anything noble about burrito gas, but each to his own.

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    Wilkins068  over 5 years ago

    Good thing Tiffany’s on vacay this week, mee too, getting some skiing in in Whistler. With all this gas flying around as hot as Tiffany is, this whole place would go up. Along with the number of comments. Back to the fireplace and hors devours, check ya later.

    ♪ Baby, it’s cold outside ♫

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    Namrepus  over 5 years ago

    Somehow, I feel a special connection with today’s strip. Not sure why.

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    kenhense  over 5 years ago

    Re: “So you gonna carry my backpack, Superman?” Luann’s gonna plant that big wet one on Jack before the year’s over. Did I say Luann’s a good kid and very sexy.

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    kenhense  over 5 years ago

    G & K are keeping us in the usual suspense about what happened to Tara. We left her at a party – where her commando attire probably went over well. I was thinking the party might have got busted for underage drinking – an unfortunate additional offense for Tara if that was the case.

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    dadoctah  over 5 years ago

    I think we finally have an explanation for Jack’s spitcurl.

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    asrialfeeple  over 5 years ago

    Not quite, Luann. They are helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), radon (Rn), and oganesson (Og). I like seeing them flirt and a nice guy actually seems to win here.

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member over 5 years ago

    So when is the wedding?

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    mjb515  over 5 years ago

    How long before Luann realizes that Jack is already her boyfriend?

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    Meg Has Not  over 5 years ago

    Sorry, Luann. Burrito gas is not inert.

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    phdtogo  over 5 years ago

    Mordoch… hamburger… try a burrito with machaca beef… basically shredded, seasoned roast beef.

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    LadyPeterW  over 5 years ago

    Doesn’t Jack want to be a Vet now? That takes a lot of brains, so he’s not an idiot-type. And some of the best marriages started with just being good friends, but, are we ready for Luann to move into that end of the adult world? It worked for Brad, b/c he’s older than Luann and was such a schlemozzel that Toni’s arrival on the scene was the proverbial gunshot heard round the world!

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    Lescoe Brandon  over 5 years ago

    In the Army we used to look at those two types and call them “future bolos”.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    This chemistry class is devoted to teaching the names of the elements and which gas molecules have one versus two atoms in a molecule. Just how much is the tuition at this diploma mill?

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 5 years ago

    Didn’t Jack start off shorter than Luann?

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    Tyge Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Say, these two are actually fun to watch. They continue their “palsy” development. Humorous banner, shared viewpoints; it’s all there. GnK keep promising more but it is so much fun getting there I don’t mind dragging it out.

    As I recall, the development of Brad and Toni took forever too.

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    GaryCooper  over 5 years ago

    You left out four noble gases, Luann.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 5 years ago

    still wondering what happened to Tara.

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    WDWDiMK  over 5 years ago

    Friends first is the way of a lot of long lasting marriage. I think Jack is the perfect guy for Luann. She cares about him and his future and he cares for her. I hope this develops further and they are dating by Christmas and maybe send it together.

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    WDWDiMK  over 5 years ago

    SPEND it together. My letter P sticks sometimes.

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    rugeirn  over 5 years ago

    These two are developing a very fine relationship.

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    desperado10mm  over 5 years ago

    Oh how sweet takes me back to when a little girl use to ask me that when we were in the 3rd grade.

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    Tyge Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Subjectively (if you believe cartoon characters can be self-aware) they each appear “flirty/palsy” at this point. Romantic awareness comes as a realization at some point. It’ll be interesting how it’s portrayed when it happens.

    Do I see New Year’s Eve Party in their future?

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    Tyge Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Right in the middle of her recitation her lunch alarm went off!

    So did her “Let’s stretch out this encounter with the big guy.” alarm.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member over 5 years ago


    Again, cute interplay. I am not sure if I would consider the gas from a burrito a “noble” gas…. “notable” perhaps. :)

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    ericbrower  over 5 years ago

    I remember when we all first met Jack in art class. Everyone dismissed him as a typical college frat-jock. Now he’s developed into a genuinely likeable character. And I appreciate the subtle nuance of he and Luann further developing their ‘chemistry’ in this particular class.

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    ronnishac2000  over 5 years ago

    Sorry, but I like them together.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 5 years ago

    Dat’s so cute

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Jack made a funny! The writers have definitely decided to boost his mental level from when he was introduced into the strip, when he was used as a character to be laughed at, not with. Maybe while they’re at it, they could re-think Gunther’s maturity level, too???

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 5 years ago

    That can’t be right. Burrito is an ignoble gas.

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    chris_weaver  over 5 years ago

    And, after that recitation, I Argon!

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 5 years ago

    While burrito gas is not a rare gas, it only emanates from between the two hemispheres of the moon.

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    Natarose  over 5 years ago

    Ha! I wonder if my chemistry teacher ever thought of that? He had such an odd sense of humor.

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    paullp Premium Member over 5 years ago

    As to the Superman reference, he does have the classic spit curl.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member over 5 years ago


    It must be noted that many professors have an “eclectic” sense of humor…. not ODD. :)

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    yangeldf  over 5 years ago

    she forgot Helium

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    AndrewSihler  over 5 years ago

    You can tell a lot about how people feel about one another from how they flirt. And Jack actually turns out to be good at it, definitely holding his own, a bit surprising given that at his earliest appearance he was represented as being an oafish chowderhead. Maybe association with Luann has put him in touch with parts of his mental anatomy that he didn’t know he had. After all, if memory serves, wasn’t it Luann who coaxed Jack to realize that his rapport with animals was an important part of his makeup? Then Jack turned Luann on to monster trucks. Soon enough they’ll be giggling over their chemistry studies (in a way they already are). Soon they’ll be holding hands and rapturously listening to Bach cello sonatas.

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    bakana  over 5 years ago

    I never knew Burrito Gas was “Noble”.

    Should we have been calling it Lord Methane all this time?

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    skippygddss  over 5 years ago

    Helium walks into a bar. The bartender says “We don’t serve noble gasses here.” He doesn’t react.

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    yoda1234  over 5 years ago

    She skipped Helium, Argon & Xenon :)

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I’m impressed. Flirt and studies at the same time is really a great achievement.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  over 5 years ago

    “Tales From The Krypton”

    “Your Gases As Good As Any”

    “Radon The Money”

    “Leader Of The Backpack”

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    davetb1956  over 5 years ago

    So what happened to the other girl they both knew who was supposed to be the third part of them being lab partners.

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    Sisyphos  over 5 years ago

    The tender banter of a budding romance? Or will it all fall apart, as seems usual for the ever-hapless heroine of this strip?

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    They have been orbiting around each other for quite awhile now, and the orbits are declining.

    I think that they WILL end up as boy friend / girl friend.

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    eladee AKA Wally  over 5 years ago

    Jack and Lu seem to be getting along great. But I did notice Tara isn’t hanging with them today.

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    P8ntedBunting  over 5 years ago

    They have great chemistry together.

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    kenhense  over 5 years ago

    So Jumpin Jack Flash ate burritos?

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    SweetSinger  over 5 years ago

    Nice flirting, but in the #MeToo era, she should carry her own backpack. It’s a metaphor for taking responsibility.

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    Lawrence Israel Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Rare gases — neon, argon, krypton, xenon, radon, & so on.

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