January 17, 2018
Double entendre —-a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.
Bernice really does need to unwind.
Once again, might wanna word a little differently.
Jack’s bum is drawing Bernice’s interest! LOL
”Well, maybe ‘one’ thing …” ✨
Oh, there is…. ;-)
As she stares at his butt.
Oh, fer cryin’ out loud!
Maybe for her, cracking the books and preparing for the future IS fun. :/
Wow, two double entendre today — “Banging you head” and “There’s got to be something that turns you on.” I mean aside from guys wearing tight pants over fully-packed buns. Ben may be waiting for some time before Bernice remembers she started out to see him.
Well, the double entendre shows Greg still has his hand in the Luannaverse.
Aw, look at Bernice’s shy smirk. The smirk says “You have no idea, Jack.”
Jack is coming on to Bern.
Oh, Jack. if you only knew. Like I said a few times before on these threads, the girl is warm for your form….
Yes clearly there is, for Bernice a burning cauldron of hormones, with all those brains, anxiety, feelings of displacement. Mr. Male brings them out, but I have a feeling that Ben will show up and she will be able to communicate with him without trauma. Or the other thing, she will seduce Jack directly. She should.
Zero chance what is turning her on.
Oh, but I seriously doubt that pursuing Jack would be any fun, no matter how much he turns her on. He’d probably be baffled if she told him he’s been suggestive towards her all week.
“My load?” No, Bernice, Jack’s load.
That Greg sure is a devil this week.
Honestly, I’d like to see Jack and Bernice get together. Yes, they’re polar opposites (Jack being a jock, Bernice being an intellectual). But it looks like they do have a good rapport together, and I’d like to see this storyline develop into something really interesting in the days, weeks and months ahead…
Well jack, you certainly got that right, something IS turning her on and she’s lookin at it. Bernice, stop over analyzing; stop over thinking and do what’s coming natural to you. I’m sure jack wouldn’t complain if you just grabbed him and kissed him at very least.
“I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine!”—One Night in Bangkok
Oh sure. Make HER walk off the sidewalk in the grass to maintain 6 feet. What a gentleman.
The only thing missing from this week’s story is the exasperated Comic Strip Censor from “Pearls Before Swine.”
Some kind of visual innuendo there…
Jack is not romantically turned on by Bernice, nor is he a mind reader. Bernice just wants a little action with no stings attached. Enter Nil, who likes Bernice and would happy to settle her stress problem in the back of Jack’s truck.
Jack seems to be clueless about potential relationships so far. However I’d love to see Bernice put a big move on him.
Jack" Like cribbage! Have you ever tried cribbage?
Bernice: Yes! I love pegging!
And she is looking at it right now!… Now, I’ve been criticized before for posting comments like this, chill out people, I mean nothing wrong by it, we all know what is going on her stressed and tired brain at the moment. Who knows, it may be the start of a beautiful relationship! ¯\("-)/¯
why do the sidewalks there only have room for one person
Clueless, thy name is Jack.
Jack. You have no idea how true your words are in multiple entendres♡! The problem is that Bernice will never admit, even to herself, what attracts her right now. I hope Jack decides to help Bernice find that something. Being next to Jack would do good for her♡♡♡. Or make her more stressed…
I’d love to see them at least hint that something happened off panel. Let that also be open to interpretation for the “no sex in my comics” crowd.
Floats your boat?
I hope she Kisses him !
Yes, that is a great stress release, only with someone you care about. Otherwise it’s just gymnastics. Not sure what Bernese will or wont do here, but she needed to get control and relax.
Also next panel, Jack will say, “Ah, my eyes are up here?”
There’s a “Jack @$$” joke in here somewheres…
With all this strips issues it’s still far, far better than Funky Winkerbean . That idiot strip spent a week on a story line about a sidewalk modification.
Do it, girl. Kiss him.
Is the six-foot distancing here a social comment, or a Bern behavior?
Be careful, there Jack. We don’t know yet if you’re destined for Bern or for Lu. We wouldn’t want to start a fight between the two. Also, I’m interested in seeing how the “brother” arc between bern and her returned brother will play out. Hopefully, we’ll see soon.
Bernice. Regarding panel two. Did you forget to take the hanger out of your blazer?
Oh Jack, opening yourself up to a clingathon.
I can think of many things that might turn her on.
Hey real world Dance like nobody is watching . I think Jack Helped luann , he can help bern also , Kissy kissy ?
Is she going to do anything about it?
Um, Bernice? Take a good look at Jack.
Let’s just get it over with, shall we?
Sunday: Brad and Toni wonder about the future.
Do it Bernice. Getcha some!
A square head? Puh-leeze!
Bernice’s mind is off her problems (nice summary Jack. Didn’t add details like housing or anything like that but it does I hit the majors). The problem is will she take Jack suggestion the way she wants or something else will happen? Safe bet is something else (enter Ben so we get something of a resolution on that and push Bernice’s load till later). Jack continues to show he’s a good guy but honestly no real interest in Bernice. Doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen but my money is that won’t happen until there’s a talk about things with Luann (Jack being present is optional) or if Jack suddenly starts talking to Bernice about Luann again. Either way I’m not seeing a near term loosening of Bernice’s load in the sense many want.
Bernice think about sex? I doubt it.
The situation isn’t bad and Jack is nice but it’s been one week of repeating the same thing. This dialogue should have been covered in two days, three max.
Bernice’s next comment – as Ralph Kramden used to say: "hummina hummina hummina!!!
… And cue that Robert Palmer song in … 3 – 2 – 1 …
Looks like Ben has been just an excuse to expose Berniece’s attraction to Jack.
A pregnant observation, no?
Jack is just a boring social worker type of guy. He needs a group of kids to motivate instead of spending his time sexually frustrating the girls in the neighborhood.
“Jack you have strong hands, how about a full body massage?”
In the real world at her age, she’d have had lots of experiences with being turned on.
“OK, Jack. You. Me. Right now.”
Nice play on words there Greg.
or at least can divert your attention. Or is your attention already diverted?……
Okay, WE GET IT. Bernice is attracted to Jack. Did we really need to have it beat into us for five days straight? Now either do something with it or move on to another character, because it’s starting to get uncomfortable watching her drool over him while he’s blissfully unaware.
Double entendre. Of course everyone refer to the sexual one. Why? Maybe because we are a sexually repressed society… Anyway, I like both (the non sexual and the sexual) allusions. Especially the non sexual - look at his body language -- he’s referring to the whole world of interesting things. Go Jack! Who says jocks can’t have savvy & wisdom? He’s great with dogs, so he has a big heart! …. And, Go Greg! Love this!
Jack’s romantic proclivities have been (deliberately?) perplexing. Back in the day he was an aggressive girl pursuer. At the bowling venue Nil accused Jack of pursuing every girl he meets with a life goal of dating 18 girls at once. He was shown to be dating both Luann and Tiffany at the same time. Some time in 2018 he became every recurring female character’s best friend; “bestie” as he put it. Both Luann and Tiffany (in both her svelte and chubby personas) have been enamored of him. Jack was supposed to arrive at the camping venue with Tara but they didn’t show up. No one thought it strange at the time.
Ice Maiden, Bernice, on the other hand, fell big time for Piro and Zack and had her heart broken both times. So, we can pretty much see where this arc is headed.
The wild card here is Ben. How does his relationship, or lack thereof, affect this dynamic?
This is starting to be “R” rated…
Back to his package again.
Is this supposed to be Romantic Comedy (“RomCom”) or Tragical Farce (“Pagliacci” https://tinyurl.com/ote55vu )? The double entendres are piled knee-high already!
worth the idea tho…
Is she looking at his butt?
And still no explanation as to why Bernice has such a problem with her brother that her brain freezes up, and she goes into hiding rather than speak to him.
Well, I for one am a lot less stressed today.
“So “Jedi Jack’s” solution for Bernice is to stop using her brain, eh? By all means come over to the “Jock Side of the Force,” Bernice. Besides, some “folks” (Like Jocks, Hoodlums and Politicians) don’t care for other “folks” (namely Nerds like yourself) who think."
“And We already KNOW what Bern likes any way. We’ve already seen it.”
“Here, in the last panel: https://www.gocomics.com/luann/2020/08/01”
“Listening to music and studying. That what Bernice really likes. That’s what gets Bern’s mind off pf her “problems.” Ya’ll hopeless romantics think its Jack. Fat chance. One quick way to disprove it. Let Bern kiss Jack. I thought that was going happen today. It may happen next week, although I think (I HOPE) We move on to a new arc new week. But no. LET Bern kiss Jack. That would pretty END any hope of Jack/Bernice. Why? I’ve noticed that with few exceptions, when a someone kisses someone else in the Strip, that pretty much ends any budding romance. Bernice and Piro are good examples. The first and last smack and Thank God and Greyhound, Piro was GONE."
“So I say let Bern “surprise kiss” Jack. The sooner that happens and startled Jack ask Bern “WTH is wrong with You??” the better. Then and only then, will Bernice will come to her senses, stop hem-hawing, and address her more immediate concern. FAMILY."
Hee-Haw, Merry Christmas – Sam Wainwright
Brings us back to the other ‘S’ word…
I do like Jack’s attitude and common sense. But for Bernice, ignoring or replacing the problem won’t solve it, even though she might feel better. On the other hand, sometimes, if situations are left alone, they do resolve themselves.
As for this reoccurring, one-sided attraction Bern has for Jack……Is he going to realize Bernice is attracted to him and will she ever speak up? Will it be a “light bulb” moment or left to fizzle out and/or contribute to her stress?And with this “social distancing “, how can they ever get together? Lol! ;-))
Don’t do it, Berneice! Don’t jump him without his consent. He is a delicate soul, not just your plaything.
I’m suprised that this week didn’t end with the two of them in bed.
cue the ominous music
Anyone else waiting on Jack to come out as being gay or bisexual?
“Yeah, like being in the great outdoors. Like I’d never noticed it before. Yeah, wow!”
“Whoo” _ Amy Farrah Fowler
Aaand that’s your cue Bern.
Surely the thought of (gasp !) sex is not crossing her mind ?
Too bad that Gunther doesn’t share the same physique. Bernice ♡ Gunther or maybe Luann?
Not going there . . .
Oh, this just made me chuckle. I’m not sure Jack meant it exactly the way we folks out here with the dirty minds took it. But yeah. Look around Bernice…what turns you on might be right in front of you. I’m cool to take this ride…
There is, but A) Bernie is Clueless. B) Luann is hopelessly Hetero.
Frankly if the situation was reversed and people were telling him to ‘just kiss her already’ many would be screaming about unwanted advances and sexual assault. Total hypocrisy.
♬ 99 bottles of beer on the wall. 99 bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around 98 bottles of beer on the wall.♬
♬ 98 bottles of beer on the wall. 98 bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around 97 bottles of beer on the wall.♬
♬ 97 bottles of beer on the wall. 97 bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around 96 bottles of beer on the wall.♬
Are we there yet?
Governor dictator of my state has shut down everything that might be fun.
Well, there is one ride she’d like to go on.
I hate to say it, but she’s old enough: she needs to get laid. That’s what he means, right?
There is, Jack.
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