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Luann by Greg Evans for September 12, 2020

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    well said, Dez

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    Rhetorical_Question   3 months ago

    Kumbaya Moment to peace and harmony

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    AnyFace  3 months ago

    Profound. ✨

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    beb01  3 months ago

    It was nice seeing you this week, Dez. I hope you can make an appearance again soon.

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    mymail  3 months ago

    Positive attitude. We need more of that.

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    marilynnbyerly  3 months ago

    Lovely final panel.

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    Rhetorical_Question   3 months ago

    A Good Way to end the Story Arc.

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    ericbrower  3 months ago

    Also thank you Puddles and Monstro. For giving LuAnn and Bernie a reason to stay positive.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Perhaps this week’s message of “Hope,” encompasses not only all the ‘Negative’ that’s happened in 2020, but also, what happened 19 years ago.

    Maybe there IS some Hope left in the World after all……, ;)

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    Cheapskate0  3 months ago

    Quite a twist, no?

    Admit it: How many of you thought this was going to be a Jack-and-Bernice arc?

    Not that it won’t happen.

    Just that it didn’t happen this week.

    And I’d be surprised if we see these three next week.

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Dez has a positive attitude and focus.

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    Z-bert  3 months ago

    I feel better after reading this strip. Well said, #Mordock999.

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    DoloresJ.Nurss  3 months ago

    We needed this like rain on wildfire. Thank you.

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    DaleMcNamee  3 months ago

    Excellent, Dez !

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    Cheapskate0  3 months ago

    Reading other comments, perhaps this was G&K’s 911 tribute.

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    howtheduck  3 months ago

    At the end we get the fish eye view and the fancy color effect. I will have to check out the newspaper tomorrow and see how this looks in black-and-white.

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    rklynch  3 months ago

    Hippy dippy patter aside, that is actually some really good advice

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    capricorn9th  3 months ago

    Heart warming, heart felt. <3

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    Cstimpy25  3 months ago

    good way of looking at life and a nice way to keep people’s spirits up during this messed up world we now live in with the pandemic and all.

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    wiatr Premium Member 3 months ago

    I can’t think of a different way to say the same things that everyone else has said so I’ll just say thanks to the artist(s) for this strip.

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    Baarorso  3 months ago

    Deez, you’re delusional!

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 3 months ago

    We all should have something in our lives we should care for.

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    And with that, the tank grew to twice it’s original size…

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    luann1212  3 months ago

    Res Ipsa Loquitur (non-legal application) is all that I can say of this brilliant and right on-time comic panel today.

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    DonPoole  3 months ago

    I’ve heard worse in far more pretentious venues.

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    Caldonia  3 months ago

    Dez, you’re boring. You sound like a self help book, not a real human being. A character with no apparent flaws or conflict in any work of fiction is lazy, one dimensional writing. At least you don’t show up very often.

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    charlenelin1201  3 months ago

    Hey, I like her mantra. She’s not so freaky after all.

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    ACTIVIST1234  3 months ago

    Ah, the three caretakers.

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    Skylark Premium Member 3 months ago

    I think I like Dez. She has the best attitude of all of them.

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    Guybrush Threepwood  3 months ago

    Where’s the pink rock?

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    kenhense  3 months ago

    I care for a new arc Monday.

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    TampaFanatic1  3 months ago

    The moral to this strip is to simply take a deep breath and enjoy the good things you have in life. I don’t do this as much as I should and often get hooked into irrelevant debates and situations, something I strive to lessen by realizing that “Its no big deal” something my Uncle always said, that most probs go away given time and simply doing what is right….. This post is a positive one: Dez got the typical unambitious LuAnn, and changeable Bern (up or down? Who knows?) to see her point of view and enjoy a moment of harmony. Dez is a great teacher for such a young lady!

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    wormfood  3 months ago

    The rock got dissolved.

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    blunebottle  3 months ago

    Deep.

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    pekelopan Premium Member 3 months ago

    Can Dez get any more lovable?

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I really like Dez.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 3 months ago

    The fish, meanwhile, has nothing.

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    DavidAndersson2013  3 months ago

    Aww. That is sweet.

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    cygnetash Premium Member 3 months ago

    You’ll never know how much I needed to hear the words of this strip today. Thank you.

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    JudyHendrickson  3 months ago

    Wow!!! What an amazing attitude!!!!

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    jfdouglas2001  3 months ago

    Attitude determines your altitude.

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    Uncle Bob  3 months ago

    Nice art in panel 3!

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Such a beautiful message ♡. In the end, Luann has Puddles to care about, Bernice has Monstro end Dez… has Bernice, Luann and a lot of other persons, animals and vegetables. I love this strip♡.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  3 months ago

    That was so beautiful.

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    dv1093  3 months ago

    Awesome art today.

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    need more Dez

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Great advice Dez

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    Fontessa  3 months ago

    writer Lewis Carroll: " … all that is really worth doing is what we do for others."

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    jrankin1959  3 months ago

    It’s like pieces of glass stuck in my head all the time… (John Coffey)

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    mourdac Premium Member 3 months ago

    Thank you, Greg.

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    eladee AKA Wally  3 months ago

    What a sweet ending to this arc. And so very true! Being in nature and feeding our wild ones has kept me sane this year. That and baking and a lot of prayer!!!!! Also, staying in touch with loved ones even at a distance is a blessing.

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    Airman  3 months ago

    Welcome to the Saturday strip. Please check your guns at the door.

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    jonesbeltone  3 months ago

    Cool! Dez rocks!

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    33Angel  3 months ago

    I SO love Dez!

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    UmmeMoosa  3 months ago

    Look at Puddles face, LOL, like he’s thinking, ‘ She sure got them fooled, didn’t she?’

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    tutibug5  3 months ago

    Google: Relaxing Aquarium Fish Tank Sounds on youtube. The water sounds produced by aquariums provide a soothing environment that can help some people relax and fall asleep. … It seems that watching fish, and listening to the trickling water, causes the production of serotonin, which stimulates the brain to increase endorphins. This is a copy and paste from the internet.

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    smurf764  3 months ago

    I don’t know if Greg intended it this way, but it’s a perfect arc for the week of September 11. Remember how the simple things became very important afterwards?

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    jonscomics58  3 months ago

    Right, because they’ll all be on ventilators…its really hard to draw ventilators…depressing too.

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    Ken Otwell  3 months ago

    We all need a Dez in our life.

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    Seed_drill  3 months ago

    Has Dez lost weight?

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    ForrestOverin  3 months ago

    I have no expectations. Fewer cataclysmic disappointments that way!

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    A R V reader  3 months ago

    This is why I keep a small aquarium in my room with a colorful beta fighting fish to care for.

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    Ukko wilko  3 months ago

    Dez might be a little “out there” but she has a sound life view.

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    ttuerff  3 months ago

    Hey! SHE BOUGHT FISH FOOD!

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    Cincoflex  3 months ago

    Still, it’s nice to see a strip that focuses on the good, and that last panel is pretty artistic for a comic!

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    Tyge Premium Member 3 months ago

    Nice. But I’m ready to move on.

    What’s next? We just has Bernice moves in, then it was Cosplay Panel for giggles and grins, then Ann finally gets the boot, then Ann still gets the boot, then Ann starts to get the boot, then at home with* Brad and Toni* and the usual accomplices, then the emancipation of Nancy, then Pru gets the boot, then fun and games for all at Mooney U., then …

    I’m predicting a students reassemble theme next!

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    Femi Aminat  Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Hope Is A Good Thing” ~ Shawshank Redemption… I love that film!!

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 3 months ago

    But tomorrow.. likely, that goldfish is upside down and dead.

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    OriEri  3 months ago

    I think this is meant to touch on what everyone is experiencing right now in real life, without putting them into masks and using Zoom to interact.

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    sid w  3 months ago

    Dez is probably the only person who is purely positive, in this mass of cynicism, narcissism, nerdiness, irresponsibility, and evil.

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    David Huie Green-What can it hurt?(last words)  3 months ago

    “Just as I’ve been raising these humans. But I may decide to eat the fish.”

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    ron  3 months ago

    What the world needs now is Dez, more Dez. It’s the only thing that there’s just to little of…

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    percheronhitch6  3 months ago

    You know what would be nice? Luann finally having a nice connection with some good guy (whether Jack or some random new person) to not only get to disprove her loser-hood with adulting in general but because she is a good woman at heart and deserves a real relationship. She gets a lot of scorn around here some days.

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    comic reader 22  3 months ago

    Love the artwork today! But poor Monstro doesn’t have any aquarium plants or castles to swim through! Maybe Jack will show up with some decorations

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    Bruce Skidmore Premium Member 3 months ago

    Especially good art today. Your story lines are engaging too, but clean expressive lines, with balanced backgrounds, are a very large part of why I read your strip. I was similarly impressed with today’s vintage Hi & Lois. Art matters. There’s comic strip, and then there’s comic art, and you have the latter. Thank you.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  3 months ago

    Sunday: Frank and Nancy go wild!

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    anonymooseandsquirrel Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s been a dreadful week here, what with our west coast burning due to climate change and historic windstorms, and we all feel the stress (and breathe the smoke). Thankfully, our friends in the way of the fires have gotten out safely, and almost all have homes to return to. But that coupled with the stress of the level of crimes and injustice going on nationally have drained even the most resilient of people, and a simple thing like this, a message of hope in a comic strip, soothes the soul and eases the pain. Thank you, Greg. And maybe Dez is the one who should major in counseling.

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    kauri44  3 months ago

    I think it’s a nice touch that Monstro is looking at his person Bernice.

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    beb01  3 months ago

    The art in today’s strip id pretty interesting. The first panel is framed as a blackout spotlight showing just the girls as if to say ‘this is timeless.’ Dez’s speech is in a small panel so that the last panel can be large and dominating. But the panel is more than the three of them finding peace in the goldfish, the foreground is a closeup of the aquarium so the black sealant of the aquarium becomes a black border for the picture, making it more solemn than just three girls looking at a fish. Greg may hate the Zebo type instructors but he really learned how to construct a emotional picture.

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    BJShipley1  3 months ago

    I like the artwork but disagree with the message. While it’s good to have hope and positivity, that has never solved a problem. We have a virus ravaging our country because some people decided to pretend it would all work out on its own.

    I prefer the lesson from the movie Inside Out: you can’t ignore negative things and expect everything to be okay. It’s all right to be sad when bad things happen; it’s the first step towards making things better. Acknowledge and confront, don’t suppress and ignore.

    Not to mention: how privileged is a person who has the means to just not worry about bad stuff in their life? A kid who goes to bed hungry certainly doesn’t have that option. A person on the receiving end of racial prejudice doesn’t get to just wish it away. Bernice herself was very recently homeless, so Dez’s attitude strikes me as remarkably tone-deaf.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    A nice end to this arc, if such it is. Let us all stare at Monstro-Jack from opposite sides of the aquarium and contemplate Hope….

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    I had a friend stay with me for a while. She decided she was moping because she needed a job. I didn’t bother to tell her that it took most people six months to find a job in my town. She came back a few hours later. She had gone to a local burger restaurant where they had told her they did not need anybody. After she chatted with them for 30 minutes, they made her an assistant manager. She was the single most positive person I have ever met.

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    dmostroff  3 months ago

    I wonder if Dez doesn’t have a dark side. We all do.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    Fez is giving some good advice for now.

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    Inatizzy  3 months ago

    And Dez cares for everyone.

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    Yorkgirl41 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sweet! :-D

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    PhoenixHocking  3 months ago

    Now, THAT was lovely. Thanks!

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    GovernmentCheese  3 months ago

    Easy for Dez to live her hippie life – she’s obviously rich and doesn’t have a care in the world.

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    Airman  3 months ago

    What is that evil looking black stuff floating in the water?

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    wilhemenacooker  3 months ago

    and that’s why i get Brazilians

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    gnmnrbl  3 months ago

    The look on pud’s face in panel 3 is priceless, he’s got the “mmmk, why are we staring at something i wanna eat?”

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    PeterPirate  3 months ago

    Nice way to end the week.

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    ScretWitch  3 months ago

    Simple. Especially on the day after yesterday’s memories from 19 years ago. I like it.

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    kstewskis  3 months ago

    Gotta love Dez’s positive attitude. She reminds me of a younger version of my grandmother. She was into some weird things at times, but she never met a stranger. Always positive, even if looking at something negative, she always found a positive solution. I see that in Dez, and is a great balance to Luann and Bernice.

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    cosman  3 months ago

    Marianne Williamson came to mind.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 3 months ago

    “200”

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    rklynch  3 months ago

    I really like the last panel of this strip. It reminds me of the times when I used to go to the pet stores with my mom and my sister. I always really liked looking at the fish in the aquariums, even though we never bought one. So that panel takes me back to a simpler, more innocent time…

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    kstewskis  3 months ago

    Gotta love Dez’s positive attitude. She reminds me of a younger version of my grandmother. She was into some weird things at times, but she never met a stranger. Always positive, even if looking at something negative, she always found a positive solution. I see that in Dez, and is a great balance to Luann and Bernice.

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    Johnnyrico  3 months ago

    Fish are very relaxing.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Getting the fisheye from a fish

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