January 17, 2018
Shannon! Best reason to wait!
This better be a dream sequence…
Would Frank Degroot tolerate this?
They’re both in bed naked, while Shannon is up and around? WTF?
Next week, new storyline! Maybe Bernice and Nil?
“Right now, not so hard”? Hmmmm.
Just wait ’till the horse comes through…
Of course….. Shannon shows up to end the week, end the mood, and makes the best case ever for Toni never having children. Since she shares her brother’s DNA and his offspring is a monster it would be very likely that her offspring would also be a monster. Therefore never have children.
Shannon get off the bed they try to do adult things
Hard to take care of a niece first before they have a.child of their own.
get out of bed,spank her but,make love to your wife
Best birth control ever
I miss seeing skin on Toni
As “Mr. Phelps” predicted a day or two ago, this arc just self destructed. I am so sick of that little brat.
Well, Toni is definitely naked. She does not have a top strap on her shoulders. Not much of a family strip, GNK. Unless the colorist forgot to color or did not recognize a pajama top strap and colored over them. Toni was wooing him in the process to you-know-what. And, Toni, you are being manipulative here, saying that when Brad is at his most vulnerable. I read that males are at their most vulnerable when naked in bed with a partner. Methinks you read that somewhere too, Toni. And did you pay Shannon 25 cents to come into the room to give Brad another reason to “wait?”
Brad and Toni, remember you have to lock the door when you have kids if you want to have some fun.
And to think, they were soooo close to having an arc without the Bwat showing up. And look at that, another punchline based on how much it sucks to be constantly saddled with her. Most importantly, another arc where a change to the status quo is discussed but ultimately avoided. Right back where we started. No forward progress whatsoever, considering we didn’t learn anything about the characters that we didn’t already know (except that TJ is a little too invested in the whole thing.)
I am surprised that Toni and Brad aren’t wearing their dress uniforms to bed since they seem to wear them every where else.
How did Shannon get into the house without Brad and Toni knowing? Does Jonah have a key to their house and has got into the habit of dropping her off without calling? If TJ let her into the house don’t you think he could have at least let Brad and Toni know before she got to their room. If only in case they were doing some naked adult stuff.
Okay, whose spurs are those?
When did Jonah drop off Shannon the reason why should not have kids since you are basically raising your niece.
Shannon is a good excuse for anyone who doesnt want kids
And of course, Shannon predictably arrives the moment these two are finally alone.
And note that worthless Poppa Jonah is no longer even calling ahead and asking them to look after his spawn. Just dropping her off.
Jonah wins and continues to rake advantage.
Shannon wins and discovers that she can now also inflict pain with her visits.
Brad predictably loses, caves and waits.
“Song remains the Same.” – Led Zeppelin
Perhaps the good news here is that We may be moving to a new arc next week.
Total cop-out by G&K.
Clearly, TJ, enlisted by Brad to – let’s just say – persuade Toni, failed.
Shannon appears, on cue.
Status remains, as ever, quo.
Yeah, not so hard.
It’s bedtime. Shannon lives in their house now, I’m pretty sure.
Perhaps their failure to discipline Shannon’s misbehavior demonstrates why they should wait to have one of their own.
Don’t they lock their door? I hope Shannon doesn’t have a key.
Shannon: the best birth control there is. Toni doesn’t need the pill and brad doesn’t need to wear a rubber. The thought of having a “shannon” is more than enough to kill any intimate mood. lol
In the first panel, you can see that Greg is in bed with them. Right behind Toni.
Nothing like a strip featuring Bwad and The Bwat to cool anyones ardour
So did Jonah just open the front door and drop her off?
This is exactly why I put a lock on my bedroom door… So the kids can’t just come running in whenever they want.
For the time being, guys, use birth control.
I guess Brad’s been waxing.
Perfectly timed…. all wound up and the kids got spurs to go…
It’s a Saturday morning confusion
If you think you can love, it’s an illusion
Cause you’ll probably get a rude
Intrusion from Shannon to kill the mood
I continue to advocate for Greg Evans to write an adoption into this strip. He’s not shied away from many other “hot button” issues, so why not an open adoption. Toni and Brad are effectively Shannon’s parents anyway, and they’re a blame sight better than her actual father. But an open adoption would legally give them the responsibilities they’re dealing with right now. And I really think there’s no doubt Shannon loves Toni and Brad.
It’s good to see that Toni and Brad have come to an agreement on the subject. Their love is stronger than ever! Shannon walking on their bed in shoes after (or, even worse, before?) hours of passion is definitely an annoying thing to have.
I am so for doing something to emotionally scar Shannon for life at this moment….
Being a hot shot actor, I’ll bet Jonah has a girlfriend – but she doesn’t want to help with Shannon.
“No going in the he grown ups bedroom unless you first knock and they say ‘Come in.’”
Well Brad, an unfortunate spur to the package and you and Toni may not be discussing children any time soon unless it is adoption. Shannon has caused the dude serious discomfort before, remember Shannon is the one who nailed him in the cojonnes with a baseball on one of the Sunday strips this year and Toni D gave him a cookie for his troubles which amazingly seemed to work..
This needs Dirk to show up also…..then complete chaos!
Another reason to move and get that ideal home. No privacy = No fun = No kid(s) = No time soon. Yeah, that equation balances well.
The container ship with cowboy outfits must have cleared the port in LA!
Double entendre, Brad?
Why didn’t you just lock the door? Shannon is ruining sex time.
There should be a “, but…” after her statement.
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… Not Tonight!
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… Shannon’s in the next room.
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… not until I get my promotion.
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… it’s too [fill in the blank]!
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… we need TJ’s rent.
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… Noooooooahhh!
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… is that all you think about!?!?
Brad, I know it’s hard for you to have to wait to have a kid, but… it would make it harder for your sister to get any face time time in the strip.
I somehow _knew old helmet head would make an appearance. Hilarity ensues – as 1212 predicted.
Sotto Voce: He always predicts that. 8^ )
Brad never gets any “action”.
Can Brad borrow those?
If they borrow those spurs, it might actually spice things up.
can Toni borrow the spurs?!
First wife was OCD about not getting pregnant before marriage and more OCD trying to get preggy after the ring was on. Got to be tiring. Left and got knocked up after one-nighter. Next husband had no better luck. We called her the dearly departed, didn’t die, just departed
SPURS! Brad, let’s play horsey!
Nothing worse than a fallen oak tree
Yep, a kid barging into the bedroom is a real buzzkill. That’s why you lock your bedroom door. And why isn’t Shannon in her pajamas/nightgown and long since asleep?
If they ever do have kids, they better hope that there are more DeGroot genes passed down than Daytona genes!
Shannon’s the best argument yet for “ROE v. WADE”
The way Tony says “ a kid “means it’s gonna be awhile.
I must admit…. thus one was really funny!
It’s hard now
How about a lock on the door
Is Brad making a penis joke?
Poor Brad…not so hard, now!
Do… do they not understand that they’re allowed to say no to the little brat once in a while? They have these resigned expressions like they have no choice but to let Shannon walk all over them (quite literally in this case.)
I don’t know why, but for some reason, there for just a second, I thought Brad was the one with spurs! I better make some coffee.
Wait, what, where did those Spurs come from?
Shannon is a great example of ‘parenting by neglect’ and should be considered an outlier.
Gotta remember to lock the doors.
Presuming that Brad and Toni were about to engage in some very “adult” conversation here, I think Toni, at least is about ready to her brother, for letting Shannon in, without at least knocking. (I’m presuming that Toni’s brother has a key in case of emergencies, or, did TJ forget to lock the door on his way out?)
Bad timing. Thanks a heap, Jonah; we’re not paying for the therapy.
Shannon! Best reason to never have children. Horrid child.
Shannon, please knock first before entering. #smh
Shannon can easily kill the mood. Easy to believe Brad is not so um.. “hard”.
Holy smokes! This is the most risqué I’ve seen in a comic in quite some time!
There are two different ways children can be wet blankets. One involves actually wetting the blankets…
Take that, everyone who thinks Shannon is pointless.
Ahhhhh Shannon! The poster child for birth control! :D
Shannon, poster child for childlessness.
Right? Brad already knows what kids are like. Why is this even an argument?
Not all kids are like Shannon.
A long time ago I passed by a Victoria’s Secret and spotted three female mannequins facing me through the front door. Two were wearing teddies, but the one in the middle was sporting what I can only describe as leather straps held together by brass rings. This surprised me, as I thought this kind of sleepwear could only be found in places like Frederick’s.Later on, I saw a mother and her young daughter walking past that same store when Mommy saw what was inside and quickly increased her gait – dragging Little Missy along, who was trying to sneak a peek inside too.Mommy didn’t look pleased.
Well when they do have a kid or kids Shannon will teach them a lot, like locking the bedroom door during “those” times, although those times will be few and far between after. But they are further on the maybe yes decision than before. Toni is agreeable to talk about what she is afraid of coming out of her damaged childhood. That could b the root of Jonah’ issue as well. It carries forth the strip theme that the DeGroot"s are a warm, loving, if a bit doodus family, while most of the other main characters suffer from broken families of one sort or another, from Tiffany and Gunther to Bernice and Tara. So that is an underlying theme in Luannverse.
best birth control ever!
There’s an amazing device on bedroom door handles…LOCKS!!!!! If you can’t tell her to go watch cartoons, let the door lock say it for you! It’s like Magic, Mr. Wizard!!!
Can we all take a moment to appreciate the double entendre…
How clever of Toni to have Jonah drop Shannon off unbeknown to Brad as Toni lured Brad into bed.
Watch out where you point that double entendre.
As I’ve said previously this is on Bwad.
Bwad is also allowed to say no, Bwad is also allowed to lay down rules to Jonah about dropping off The Bwat.
He acts as if he he has no agency in the house, that he expects to be over ruled.
Yeah its tough over ruling your wife and there’ll be arguements and what not but can he not also see the effect of having The Bwat aroundAll. The. Time.
Toni won’t stand up to her brother so Bwad needs to on her behalf but he isn’t.
He wants to be a father, how can he be when he isn’t yet a man.
No lock on the door it seems……
Timing is everything
Does her dad ever take care of her himself!
I have long suspected that Jonah will somehow become indisposed and Shannon will end up living there with Brad and Toni.It seems that this has been foreshadowed for YEARS now.So far this has gone nowhere.
I admit to having an unwholesome mind, but are both of the young couple’s remarks in the nature of double-entendres? Especially Brad’s?
Brad and Toni should toss Shannon right back out the door for barging in at such an inopportune moment.
To all the people who claim “becoming a parent will force you to become a better person”, the prosecution presents Exhibit A: Jonah, and rests. Now shut the hell up.
I believe i would have used the word “difficult” instead
Good grief! You have got to be kidding! Don’t they lock doors? Ugh!
We will now make room for those sad souls who wish to inform us that Shannon is just a poor, neglected, little baby who is merely looking for love in her sad, lonely and bleak young life.
so what became of yesterday’s discussion which seemed to be just beginning? We are now back to their previous positions.
All right. No censorship. Let it rip.
Double entendre in the last panel?
By the look of their faces, both Toni and Brad are about to set Jonah some limits. Not Shannon, it’s not her fault that she doesn’t have any.
Depending where she landed on the bed, with spurs on no less, there may be a chance that Brad may no longer HAVE kids of his own. Though he’s not curled up in pain, screaming, so I guess she missed her mark.
…someone gave that child…
Arggh! The Brat strikes at a potential moment of intimacy for Toni and Brad!
Keep your bedroom door locked, for goodness sake!
BETTER: will no one rid me of this Brat?! (—Echoing, more or less, the words of English King Henry II.)
They are already raising a kid. Although I’m sure that’s been pointed out before.
Will Jonah pick up his kid and move away? Far away so Toni and Brad can live their lives? It really makes no sense. Jonah should be jailed for abandonment.
OMG… WHY can’t shannon just run away – like, forever? I promise, she would NOT be missed.(Greg and Karen Evans, are you listening?)
A kid in the house. If they are getting intimate (looks that way) then WHY is their bedroom door not locked?
Like the double entandre.
Aaaaand Satan, I mean Shannon (same diff) is back to ruin everything.
Shannon is practically theirs. LOL!
You’re definitely spoiling the mood, kid!
Shannon is the kid from NON SEQUITUR in disguise.
Who let her in? Did she have a key? Did she spur Brad in the goodies? There questions to be asked here.
It was bad enough when she trampled across his liver with those Boots on.
Whoever bought her the Spurs should be taken out and Shot.
Break his leg first to make it Legal.
WTF?!? Get outtahere, kid!
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