Luann by Greg Evans for August 27, 2019


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  11 months ago

    way to go, Bernice, on making Luann not at ease

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    Airman  11 months ago

    You’re heading for the wrong career field, Bernice.

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    Dreamdeer  11 months ago

    For the first time that I can remember, Bernice suddenly realized mid-destruction that she’s being destructive. Could she be starting to get a clue?

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Ye CATS! Bernice has got a lot of GALL to call someone else “Strict!”

    Miss R.A. Prison Camp Commandant of 2019!

    And just yesterday I was saying how great it was that Jack and Tara weren’t around to talk Luann out of being a TA.

    And NOW Look. Bernice is doing a bang up job, in that department. SHEESH! Again, and Again and AGAIN, I ask: “WHY are Bernice and Luann Friends??”

    Just goes to show, that Bets is now currently the BEST Friend that ANYONE has in this Strip.

    And “Brainy Bernice” is just mad that no Professor in her right mind has ever ask “HER” to be a Teacher’s Assistant!

    So THERE!!! ;)

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    Strawberry Hellcat: Gair I gall, ffon I’r anghall Premium Member 11 months ago

    She’s not wrong. Been there, done that…made me wonder why anyone would choose teaching as a profession.

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member 11 months ago

    You better love teaching if you want to make it your profession.

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    kenhense  11 months ago

    Very deep and significant. However my main point is that Luann looks much better in that gray tank top tonight.

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    AnyFace  11 months ago
    ”Awareness Lag.” ✨
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    SHIVA  11 months ago

    Luann is already breaking out in a rash!!

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    howtheduck  11 months ago

    Unfortunately for Luann, if she wants to see a mean, gossipy and horrid student, she doesn’t have to look any further than Bernice. I think this is a good sign. If Luann can tolerate Bernice as a friend, what students can compare to that?

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    kaffekup   11 months ago

    And wasn’t Luann a student in that class just last year, Bernice?

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    electricshadow Premium Member 11 months ago

    “Bernice Halper? You burned my dream, and you’re not helping!”

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    Yuban333  11 months ago

    Why is Luann even friends with Bernice?

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 11 months ago

    Second time within a few months, Bernice alerts Luann as to the human condition.

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    sactiger  11 months ago

    Well, damn… “bernie buzzkill” strikes again. sheesh…

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    OneTime59  11 months ago

    Maybe, maybe, maybe, we might see a side of Zebo that he does not present to the public.

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    asrialfeeple  11 months ago

    Who needs enemies with a friend like Bernice?

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    WaitingMan  11 months ago

    I didn’t need friends to crush my dreams. My parents did that for me.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 11 months ago

    Bernice is the world’s worst friend

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    mjb515  11 months ago

    You are supposed to help people deal with their complexes not give them new ones.

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    comic reader 22  11 months ago

    Its weird but I don’t think I have ever seen Bernice having a really positive attitude or being supportive to her friends oops I mean friend. Does she have a problem? Maybe its time for her to change career paths.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Looking at the bright side, at one point Bernice realized how Luann was reacting and attempted to repair (and i strongly doubt she would do the same for anyone else). Surely the first day as a TA will be terrible, but I’m sure that Luann will adapt quickly her new role and will do great things.

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    luann1212  11 months ago

    Luann is going to do fine as a TA. That is why Zebo picked her. Her issue is confidence not ability. Besides she has Jack and Nil, and I have a feeling, a hope, that Tara registers in the class. All back-ups.

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    dlkrueger33  11 months ago

    Isn’t Zebo an art teacher? Is Luann especially talented in art? In what way will she “assist”? Hand out charcoal pencils?

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    sxorr  11 months ago

    And she wants to be a psychologist? She needs to work on her situational awareness.

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    wtepps  11 months ago

    I can’t stand Bernice. She’s such a Debbie Downer and she’s smug in her self-righteousness and she’s judgemental most of the time. Never been a fan.

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    Anglo Saxon Premium Member 11 months ago

    It’s interesting. I know someone that Bernice positively reminds me of. Same attitude, same demeanor, heck, same hair. Only thirty years older.This cannot be good. It’ll be painfully amusing to watch.

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    Sportymonk  11 months ago

    That closet sure looks empty?

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  11 months ago

    Now Luann has second thoughts about this.

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    h.v.greenman  11 months ago

    Bernice need to work on her “upbeat motivational” technique if she is ever going to be a school counselor

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Okay. So I was hard on Bernice earlier, and rightfully so.

    BUT, Bernice brings up an interesting point. It’s very ODD that Luann didn’t at first, consider every “downside” Bernie mentioned today, BEFORE accepting Zebo’s “job.”

    Especially after Luann turned down a teaching assistant job last year, and watching her friends RIDICULE “T.A. Howie.”

    Strange, indeed……..,

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    socialchild  11 months ago

    I’ve had a lot of questions about the characters’ college experiences since they first started this new phase of their lives (like, now in the world did Bernice become an RA in her freshman year? I can’t imagine that happening anywhere, ever).

    The most recent one is this: Do community colleges use teaching assistants? I mean, I have 7 college degrees, including two from a junior college (which is what we used to call community colleges back in the stone age) and I work at a small public university, and I’ve never come across a class with a teaching assistant. Some of the science faculty here have Lab Assistants, but they just manage material and set up and assist with labs—they aren’t responsible for any actual teaching. My impression is that TAs are used in large R1 universities where the freshman classes are huge and the faculty don’t have time for mere undergraduates, but a community college? Never heard of a TA there.

    I mean, the junior college I went to was pretty large, but as far as the classes were concerned, it was like 13th and 14th grade. I don’t remember having a class of any kind that was larger than 25 or so students.

    Is my sample size too limited?

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    memash07  11 months ago

    Does this seem familiar? Sorta remember similar conversation not that many months ago.

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    mpearl  11 months ago

    are those Gunther’s boxers she is wearing?

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    notbornyesterday  11 months ago

    Bernice is right. Luann should stick with safe and boring. Why take a challenge when she can stick with snot nosed kids at a day care? Didn’t she duck out on that trip to New York with that Aussie what’s his name for exactly that same reason?

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    ForrestOverin  11 months ago

    Bernice and my mom went to the same School of Encouragement

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    eladee AKA Wally  11 months ago

    Leave it to Berniece to take all the air out of Luann’s balloon! But we all know folks like this. They mean well. They just can’t seem to see the picnic for the ants. But you can’t let them suck the joy out of every little thing. Luann needs to go talk to someone positive, like Pru, or Dez, who will get her feeling positive again.

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    eladee AKA Wally  11 months ago

    My grandmother always said if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. Berniece should have held her peace and let her friend enjoy the moment. Nervousness, if it showed up, would be much easier to deal with when she’s actually in the classroom. And it might not have occurred at all, had Berniece not planted the seed for it.

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    Back to Big Mike  11 months ago

    Bernice has always been negative. I don’t know what Luann sees in her.

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    BillHensler  11 months ago

    Ever notice that from the side Luann looks like “Calvin” in drag?

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    Fuzzy Kombu  11 months ago

    By the way…is that prof related to Zeebo from Earth Girls are Easy*?

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    erin.adamic Premium Member 11 months ago

    Well, Bernice is going to make one great therapist someday …

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    Airman  11 months ago

    Poor Luann missed out on the big Souffle lingerie sale. Now, let’s check out Bets trying to help Tiffany solve her problems in the same stage of undress. Those boxer shorts just aren’t Tiff.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 11 months ago


    For me, I can understand Bernice…. she was showing concern and compassion for her friend, Luann. It unfortunately (and unintentionally) backfired horribly because it created anxiety in Luann. But, that was not Bernice’s intent.

    Bernice is an analytical sort (much like Gunther). But, as her psychology/counseling aspirations suggest…. she is also very much into discussion of feelings (unlike Gunther). So feelings are what she like to discuss, while at the same time, she is also analytical in focus….. she likes to dissect out things into parts and pieces. For Bernice this seems the right way to approach things and that is what she typically is seen doing (think even of the camping behavior she exhibited).

    Luann was not ready for that sort of talk at that time…. because that is not a way Luann focuses on things (as we regularly see). She is more of a feeling person who is non analytical about them.

    I think Bernice will eventually be able to be an excellent counselor/therapist as she learns more the “trade” so-to-speak… her analytical skills will be very helpful… but need to be more internally thought about by her as a counselor/therapist and less externally expressed to the patient.

    The fun of this week (for me, anyhow) continues!

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    BluNova  11 months ago

    Bernice is so toxic. Luann needs to dump her and hang out more with Tara and Jack.

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    Argy.Bargy2  11 months ago

    So we never get to find out how Bernice got the squirrel out of her hair. Well, at least we know she didn’t have to shave her head…

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    chris_weaver  11 months ago

    Bernice, you already sold her!

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    Moon57Shine  11 months ago

    Bernice really knows how to kill an exciting moment…

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member 11 months ago

    Prissy Bernice, the party-pooper of the Luanniverse, rains on another parade!

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    BJShipley1  11 months ago

    I’m pretty sure Bernice just set a record for how fast she ruined someone’s enthusiasm. That was impressive even for her.

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    bakana  11 months ago

    What’s the worst that can happen? She finds out that Zebo is a Fraud?

    Oh, and, of course, a Letch.

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    RSH  11 months ago

    Bernice looks at the dark side of things… too dark (her idea of being a realist); conversely Luann imagines everything with rose colored glasses. I think most people lean one way or the other. As long as Luann doesn’t respond by turning down the job, she’ll benefit by having her expectations set low.

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    PhoenixHocking  11 months ago

    Methinks Bern is not going to be a very good counselor. She needs to take some classes on how to encourage people, not bring them down. OTOH, Bernice’s probably right in her assessment, but it will be good for Lu anyway.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 11 months ago

    I feel strangely aroused watching Luann get dressed.

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    gnmnrbl  11 months ago

    Does Bernice know how to encourage her friends? She can say something besides snarky, condescending, and sarcastic comments. She needs to drop the “doom and gloom” attitude and adopt “you can do it, i know you can.”

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    electricpostcard  11 months ago

    Oh-Oh Happy path gone, reality sets in, time to bail quickly before it’s too late.

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    Nikki  11 months ago

    I’d rather see Luann interacting with Dez and/or Pru instead of Bernice. Friends do outgrow each other, and it sounds like this friendship needs to end. Bernice needs to go the way Delta did – someplace else and hardly in the strip any more. Friends should be supportive… what I’ve seen from Bernice in recent years doesn’t come close. A wet paper towel has better support..

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    Sisyphos  11 months ago

    Good ol’ Bernie! We can always count on her to bolster Luann’s self-confidence (and, goodness knows, it needs boosting)!

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    oakie817  11 months ago

    when I got here there was the exact same number of comments as there were likes, so…..

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    Airman  11 months ago

    Zebo…..nose in the air, lemon sucking expression, but the only game in town.

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