January 17, 2018
Glen??? Where are we Scotland?
I know how Bernice is s’posed to journal: write it down on paper with pencil/pen… assuming she brought some along.
sound like they going to loose their cars and items for sure
Kids these days.
Bernice, you already set a world record for being snarky…
Dang, I stand corrected. She just hiked up her formerly long skirt and rolled up her sleeves. Or maybe she’s just gotten dressed again.
Luann and Bernice i don’t what y’all would done in the 1970’s when they just had landlines and phone booth’s and no Cell phones.
Dez has thrown down the gauntlet—let the games begin!
Or dez isn’t wearing underwear or a bra and her skipping and bouncing around caused her flowing skirt to fly up at an opportune time thus giving bernice a show she didn’t want.
LuAnn, methinks that smirk is going to come back to haunt you.
It’s like they’re competing each day on who gets to be the most annoying and off-putting, with a different winner each time. Dez for example was getting some serious eye-rolling from me yesterday yet is totally reasonable and agreeable today.
And yet Bernice keeps trying her hardest to win it every single day. Seriously, she is just unbearably awful.
An area with no cell service. In Arizona, we normally find the bodies in three to six months.
This is a meta arc observation. The last set of Gunther based arc’s started with Luann and her phone, when Pru encouraged her to get out of the house and talk to someone in person. Gunther met Bets on the cell. Even Tiffany communicated with Gunther by cell phone, and her lingerie is being sold over Luannverse eBay. Now Dev is trying to separate the girls from their hardware and software. What will that lead too I wonder? I have some theories, but it ought to be fun and growth? Bet it doesn’t last long.
Once they’re there, Luann will have a tech withdrawal…she will start to pant, feel anxious and lose focus, Dez’s voice fades away. Bernice will be hyper-focused on filing away data in her head to be saved for when she returns to her journaling at the campsite and she isn’t paying attention to her surroundings or Dez’s voice.
Second panel: Nice drawing, but all the effort is wasted because these three will always be so plain. Substitute Toni, Nancy, and Tiffany and you have some real hotties. In fact you could still do better by using Tara, Bets, and the cute little Faye.
Kudos to the Evanses (Evansii?) for so perfectly capturing, these last few months, the slow cyborgization of society. The phone is now the communications device, the timepiece, the television, the newspaper, the radio, the arcade, the jukebox, the notebook, the library and even to some extent the librarian. It even finds dates.
It’s not that we can’t survive without it. It’s that we (especially people under 30) don’t want to try.
In terms Gun and Bets would understand, resistance is futile. WE are (becoming) the Borg.
- Sent from my iPhone
All that fresh air has driven Dez insane. No-one can survive an hour without electronic devices.
I’d still get into the car and drive off, leaving Earth Mother Dez communing with her beloved Earth while I return to my luxuries and toys.
I was about to say that I can’t believe that someone so young can be so smug about everything…but that is how we’ve trained them every generation since the beginning. Still, you’d like to see a bear come visiting.
Do they get lost now without their phones?
Dez is the most interesting person of the three. Uninhibited and open. What the heck happened to make Luann and Bernice so stuck in ruts?
Let me guess, the electronic car keys count as technology and get left behind, in the locked car.
If Dez found a low tech glen, it stands to reason that there must be a high tech glen.
No it doesn’t.
She’s a good influence.
How about I comment on the 2 dopes that can’t be without their devices/security blankets.
There are times I’m so glad I grew up in the 70s and have the ability to entertain myself without a cell phone or computer. Today’s kids literally don’t know what to do with themselves if they’re not staring at a screen. They’re completely lost if they have no way to distract themselves.
Finally Bernice will be forced to stop with her annoying audio notes? Dez, you are a genius! Even Luann is nervous at the idea of disconnecting herself from the net, but in the glen probably she will look at the beauty of the nature arround her, then she will not think about technology anymore.
Dez is MY kinda girl-get away from it all and DAMM the gadgets.
Second frame: Great facial expressions on Lu & Bern.
This is promising! Dez has already found and returned from the glen so getting lost shouldn’t be an issue…but put the phone in airplane mode just in case there IS an emergency.
She can’t journal offline and upload it later?
“No Tech Glen.” That’s rather an odd name for a guy. But hey. There’s nothing like a naked, buxom younger woman bouncing around to bring a guy out of the woodwork for miles around.
But the ladies would do well to LOCK their expensive electronic devices up and out of sight, in their vehicle. And in turn, LOCK their vehicle. “Stealing from unlocked cars” has gotten to be the new national pastime. At least it is in My “Neck of the Woods.”
well the clothes are back. if Bern plans to just stand around and comment all the time she has missed the point of the entire trip.
So far night hasn’t fallen…they haven’t built a fire, there will be damp, bugs, etc…they have no tent, and where have they set up ‘bathroom’ facilities…I don’t even see a water source
I tried to tell you, the Evanses may have been teasing—the silhouette didn’t prove Dez was naked.
A “no-tech glen”? I believe she made that up, because does it have some characteristic that discourages technology?
Let me be fair and say, I would want to journal too. It’s just that I would be satisfied with a pen and notepad. If you want to call that “technology,” go ahead.
Better yet, take that phone and pad, and dunk them in the nearest stream!
Stated purposes of The Trip:
Bernice: “I can study group dynamics in the wild.”
Dez: Commune with nature.
Luann: Encounter “nature” in comfort.
So far, our intrepid heroines are succeeding. Dez just can’t leave the other two to enjoy themselves.
A “no tech glen” sounds like some sort of new age/hippie commune. Whatever it was that Dez encountered, it induced to resume a clothed “commune.”
A “No-Tech Glen”, is this something she used technology to test access or something she’s declaring (yes, I know she’s declaring it). If a declared item then remember all it takes is taking a moment to enjoy the beauty of anyplace. After all, “Life is grand, love is real, and beauty is everywhere!”.
So far, this camping arc seems pretty disjointed. Dez pops around with different things while Luann and Bernice consistently do the same thing. So far there’s ne real story here.
The go more than an hour while they sleep. So I don’t see where the problem is here.. Also, If you can’t go an hour with out looking at your phone. computer Screen or TV, you do have a problem. I often make it a point to leave my phone at home or in my car when I go to the store or movie or a family outting. It is also one of the reasons I don’t have any pictures of these events to share with the rest of the world.
Yesterday’s clip implied a certain freedom that comes with no clothes.. Perhaps, they are now off to go skinny dipping.
I’m with Dez on this one…
I think Dez has the right idea. One hour away from your tech won’t kill you; and you might enjoy it.
No world records, Bernice. Just a footnote or so.
that second panel physically hurt me, the cringe was so intense it nearly made me burst a blood vessel.
Who’s Glen? Can he be trusted?
C’mon Berniece and Luann—-get with the program!!! I think GandK are presenting an ongoing theme here—that today’s generation is too attached to its technology and social media. First Gunther and Bets and now these three. The Evanses definitely have a point!
Where will they charge said devices? Did they bring solar powered chargers?
Dex and Delta would make for interesting chemistry. I miss Delta.
That speaks volumes….
I feel secure in concluding that this arc will not include a bear.
So, for all y’all Luann-bear fans, a blast from the past, a golden oldie.
Can they make it for an hour?
I don’t know how I survived with only my bike and fishing pole to keep me entertained as a youth.
So they leave their stuff either in the car or out in the open, and someone comes by and swipes it.
It’s getting to the point where the only one I like in this strip is Dez.
(except, of course, Luanne’s family and sister-in-law)
“Non-Tech Glen”? Doesn’t he work in accounting?
I don’t have to leave my house to not have cell service. Of course, you can still photo and record with your phone, regardless of where you go.
So, can they endure an hour being separated from the Borg Collective?
One hour is hardly unreasonable! Dez has the right idea here in that place! … The times, they HAVE BEEN a changin’!
Can Bernice go a whole hour without a prissy-fit?
Okay, granted I’m old and tend to get a bit cranky, but this arc is becoming tiresome to me. There. I said it.
I’m guessing a bunch of stuff gets stolen, and they get marooned. But I could be wrong.
Dez is right about the annoying, damnable “gizmos”.
I am not particularly surprised at Luann’s reaction….. even though I think her reaction is “smirky” and kind of annoying.
I AM actually more surprised at Bernice’s reaction…. (even though she gets to utter today’s punchline, which I like)… I tend to think Bernice’s character would have been more likely to have deemed it worthwhile to join in with Dez, and then switch her “study” into paper and pencil mode. For me, that would have seemed a likely way in which Bernice would have prepared for the trip…. she would use electronic “gizmos” but would have also planned ahead for the potential that they would not be able to work some of the time, or would be asked to be turned off.
But… again….. with Bernice getting the actual punchline today…. it is still pretty good…. and funny.
All I have to say is that I’d like to go camping with Miss No Tech.
Amazon on the loose in nature, now that’s a scary combo I’d avoid.
Hey Bernice there’s something called pencil and paper. If you are serious about this journal you would have brought a small notepad, pen and pencil as a back-up.
There have been a few concerns above that they will have no place to charge their devices. If they would have brought a microwave oven along, they could have put them in and charged them quickly. I learned that on the internet.
I have to say Luann’s response is pretty lame (……need to be entertained all the time?….); why would she bother to come on this camping trip if all she wants is 24/7 Netflix. She can do that at home.
Those two smug losers, “Consumer” and “Realist,” need to learn a lesson or two or three!
Does anybody else find know-it-all Bernice a pain in the butt?
“No Tech Glen” is a government secret, similar to The Bermuda Triangle. If the girls don’t scram outta’ there real quick, they may just disappear with a couple of World War 2 Jeeps and a walkie-talkie. They could also discover another exit……and emerge in the Pibgorn comic strip.
personally I was hoping for a storyline embracing communal nudity