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Luann by Greg Evans for January 13, 2021

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 month ago

    Seriously, Luann? Plug in an electric radio during an electrical power outage?

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    AnyFace  about 1 month ago

    It was a good thought. ✨

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    beb01  about 1 month ago

    Nancy enters and Brad and Shannon disappear. And Luann once again is the doofus.

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    SJhapamama  about 1 month ago

    Double side-eyed!

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    DaJellyBelly  about 1 month ago

    Now that is funny!! :-D

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    capricorn9th  about 1 month ago

    Yep, That I’ve said and shall not repeat.

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    Tyge Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Next you can try the light switch! (Been there; done that!)

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    Namrepus  about 1 month ago

    Have you ever heard someone say something, and in your mind the record player just goes “SKRRRREEEEECH!” That’s Frank and Nancy’s faces.

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    Chocolate   about 1 month ago

    Aw, come on. It’s so natural to walk in a room and reach for the light switch so you can get the flashlight or candles.

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    Argythree  about 1 month ago

    I moved into this ‘retirement residence’ in my old hometown in November of 2020, and a big storm hit the second week I was here. Main power was out to our building for 4 days; a backup generator kept hall lights, one elevator and emergency lights running in each apartment, but I lost a fridge full of food (which was really bad, because I was required to quarantine, so I had to have relatives bring food to me and leave it downstairs.) In spite of knowing that the main power was out, I would still walk into the bathroom and try to turn the lights on. It’s just an instinct. We are so conditioned to be dependent on electricity…

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    gnmnrbl  about 1 month ago

    Wow luann, the blonde in you REALLY showed up on that one. lmao

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    rklynch  about 1 month ago

    Now that was a blonde moment if there ever was one.. But that is why we love her so. She is such an adorable ditz…

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    Caldonia  about 1 month ago

    If Frank has no mouth in the darkness, can he still make snide remarks? (ancient Zen koan)

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    electricshadow Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Her smartphone’s charged, but her light bulb died. Cute.

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Seriously Luann you can’t be that dumb.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Out of habit, Frank will hold his radio while Nancy turns his crank.*

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    *Airman sent me an email to make this post as he will be arriving late.

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    Cheapskate0  about 1 month ago

    Fade out on Shannon.

    A week full of Sunday strips.

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    Cheapskate0  about 1 month ago

    By the by, other than scale (size), it looks a lot like the Etón F-150.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    “Welcome one and all to the first ever Pittsville “Electricity Appreciation Week!”

    “Starring our lovely, bumbling, Hostess with the Mostest, Luann!!!. ;)

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    flashdrive1988  about 1 month ago

    With my luck, new rechargeable batteries take forever to take their first charge-up. You can imagine how long it is going to take her to charge it by cranking. I would leave LuAnn to do the cranking.

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    luann1212  about 1 month ago

    This is funny and a nice observation on what might happen with so many of us what with our security systems, smart homes, crank powered radio’s you have crank providing you can find where you put it. I don’t think this qualifies Luann as a doofus per se—anyone could make that brain fugue and as AG says conditioning—but this is so funny, and that is really good. Need all the chuckles we can get right about now.

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    Cminuscomics&stories Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Use your solar powered flashlight.

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    Enter.Name.Here  about 1 month ago

    Dad: “Oh no! The battery went bad! It won’t take a charge!”

    Mom: Well, you DID buy it from Radio Shack back in 1978."

    Luann: “Dad! That emergency radio is older than me!”

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    Rhetorical_Question   about 1 month ago

    Huh! It’s amazing revelation! Luann just realized her fate.

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    drewpamon  about 1 month ago

    I feel like this joke is the origin of the week’s events. Greg thought it was funny for a emergency radio to have a power cord.

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    illuminare  about 1 month ago

    they usually do Luann

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    mrska49  about 1 month ago

    Beautiful artwork!

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    Acworthless  about 1 month ago

    We have smart switches on a number of lights in our house. It’s very convenient to ask “Miz Thang” to turn on a light as you’re heading toward a dark room or to switch on the outside lights when you hear a strange noise. That is, until you find yourself doing it from habit during an internet or power outage. Then you feel just like Luann in that last panel.

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    ForrestOverin  about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your contribution, Luann. Anyone else? Bueller?

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    Johnnyrico  about 1 month ago

    I’ve done the same….Guilty as charged…

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    Lawrence.S  about 1 month ago

    Had one of those for emergency use. Didn’t use it for years (no need). When the week long loss of power finally arrived… It turns out the battery deteriorates if not used. New battery, after the week without power, cost as much as the original radio.

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    Perplexed  about 1 month ago

    Maybe it’s time to wind this up!

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    artmer  about 1 month ago

    Yeah, been there…

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    will  about 1 month ago

    The trick is remembering where you put the torch, candles and matches.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    The awkward good times when you realize you’ve been saying real nonsense. I love it because, usually, then everyone laughs, even yourself♡.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member about 1 month ago

    I’ve got one of those knocking about. I leave it on a windowsill to charge with its solar panel.

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    ctolson  about 1 month ago

    Mean while, Shannon is stacking up all the birthday candles she found and getting ready to light them for one quick burst of light. She will probably launch into a rendition of Happy Birthday for good measure.

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    comic reader 22  about 1 month ago

    A power outage. What an amazing, engrossing subject.

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    6foot6  about 1 month ago

    Ahhh ,the number of times I have received calls about computers that wouldn’t turn on when the power is out. All because people think the power strip stores power.

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    Ol' me  about 1 month ago

    Back in October we had a freak ice storm which brought down power lines all over the city. Lost power for 5-1/2 days. Fortunately, we had a small generator (and a fireplace) to keep going.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  about 1 month ago

    Don’t you own a flashlight?

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    alicejo  about 1 month ago

    Did that once, in a dorm room. Power went out so we got out the corn popper, added the oil and corn. Well about 10 PM it popped. (Forgot to unplug it) Fun memories

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    mountainclimber  about 1 month ago

    Last September a freak snow storm took down power lines in our little town in the Colorado mountains. Lots of lessons learned.

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    Code the Enforcer  about 1 month ago

    We can say, reflex response … … For NOW! :)

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Lol! Been there, done that!

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Great idea Luann, plug it in!

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    amanda.elliott3619  about 1 month ago

    if the laptop is fully charged it ahouls be fine if she has basic games on her desktop

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    Roy G Biv  about 1 month ago

    Another week of banter.

    Not the gripping drama of Les and Punk on the roof, but it is what it is.

    (Gotta admit, though, I’ve heard people say things like what Luann said.)

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    Lynnjav  about 1 month ago

    We’ve all done that

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    Brdshtt Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Better yet, if a person keeps a spare car battery (preferably a deep cycle/marine type) on a small battery tender that keeps the battery charged and connects a small inverter (inputs 12 volts DC from battery and outputs 120 volts AC like the regular line voltage), it can run for days and power cell phone chargers, small laptop computers so you can tether your computer to your cell phone and still have internet if you need it. A small 150 to 200 watt inverter should work well for these SMALL devices, including lighting. An LED bulb in a regular table lamp that puts out as much light as the old 60 watt incandescent light bulbs now only draws about 4 watts. If you mainly use it to keep cell phones charged and use the other things sparingly, it will last for days. Won’t run your refrigerator, though.

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    BJShipley1  about 1 month ago

    This reminds me of the time I was looking for my necktie and started getting panicky because I couldn’t find it… only to remember that I was already wearing it. I hate when my brain takes unannounced time off.

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    smsrt  about 1 month ago

    How cute… how insightful… how millennial.

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    SkyGuy  about 1 month ago

    A blonde joke! That was funny Greg.

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    fedupbear  about 1 month ago

    LOL…. I needed this today.

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    Sisyphos  about 1 month ago

    Uh-huh. Thank you for your input, dearie. Now, go back to your room and be sure to shut the door. We’ll call you when we want you to come out again….

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    Liam Astle Premium Member about 1 month ago

    The power is out and Luann is going to plug a light into a nonworking outlet. Our main character, everybody!

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    kenhense  about 1 month ago

    G & K are taking what should have been a Sunday cartoon and trying to get a week out of it. I continue to hope G & K can find an interesting plot for Luann, their title character.

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    cherns Premium Member about 1 month ago

    The old magazine Radio Electronics used to run, in its April issue, an article by Mohammed Ulysses Fips, I.R.E. These articles would generally announce some (literally) fantastic new invention or project, complete with slighting references to “The Boss,” aka “Bignose” (presumably Hugo Gernsback, editor and pioneer of both electronics and scientifiction, and presumptive person behind Fips). I remember one April when RE announced three simple projects: a one-station intercom (“for highly secret communications”), a single-use visual electrical indicator (using a bulb, “M-2 or equivalent,” emitting “a brief but very noticeable visual display”), and (this is the part relevant to this strip) a solar-powered night light, “for those nights when the sun is shining brightly.”

    (I’m excited: my unsuccessful search for this actual article unearthed a book I hadn’t known about before: The Collected Works of Mohammed Ulysses Fips. It’s now on its way to me.)

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    linus82  about 1 month ago

    El cable serviría en caso de que tuvieran una batería portátil

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    asrialfeeple  about 1 month ago

    Nobody is blaming you, Luann.

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    ron  about 1 month ago

    That’s a problem with power outages. When power returns hours later, often in the middle of the night, every room light in the house comes on because I absently snapped the light switches without even thinking about it as I went from room to room in the dark.

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    Back to Big Mike  about 1 month ago

    We own a Freeplay crank radio/emergency light. It has solar cells on the top that will run the radio, but not much else. It’s not needed much, but it’s in the middle of our house, just waiting…

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    Rhetorical_Question   about 1 month ago

    I bet that Gunther has a backup generator or house battery backup system!

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 1 month ago

    Candles are dangerous if you don’t know how to use them.

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    eddi_tbh  about 1 month ago

    It’s hard to shut off reflexes.

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    kittysquared Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Who hasn’t done something like this during a power outage? I lost power this past summer for 3 days and I was constantly flipping the switch in the bathroom, especially at night. This is a 2 day gag that G&K are stretching mighty thin.

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    bakana  about 1 month ago

    I have a couple of those “Turn the crank” flashlights lying around somewhere.

    The couple times I needed them, I discovered that the Batteries in them just don’t hold a charge very long, no matter how tired your arm gets from cranking them.

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    tcayer  about 1 month ago

    Come ON! I just told the story yesterday about my in-laws going out to buy a hand crank radio. What about batteries? Or the G-D smart phone in her hand, Or, I don’t know, maybe just GO OUT TO THE FREAKING CAR!

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Pretend I’m not here, at least not all here.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  about 1 month ago

    Tomorrow: Les makes a delivery from The Fuse.

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    sailorhotaru  about 1 month ago

    I’ve said the same before as Luann….totally relatable

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    1soni Premium Member about 1 month ago

    When my daughter was about 3, we came home to find we had lost power due to an ice storm. “That’s ok.” She said. “We’ll just watch tv.” …..“It’s not coming on?!?!”

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    PAR85  about 1 month ago

    When I still had a landline and answering machine at home, if the power was out and I had to go somewhere I’d call home to see if the power was back on. If the answering machine picked up, the power was back; if not, power was still out and there was no sense rushing home to a dark house.

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    Mystery Cat720  about 1 month ago

    Frt

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    OraTheMonkey  about 1 month ago

    This is like the black out that happened in maryland but it happened for three days i think. But how long will the black out last for this comic strip??

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    DebUSNRet Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Got my emergency radio just before hurricane season. Pretty cool little thing.

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