Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for August 19, 2022

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    lvlax  almost 2 years ago


    The cassette tape did include bad stuff being said about Bernice.

    So what do we think is the end of Luann’s statement?!?

    Maybe someday I’ll just say, “Bernice -”

    Drop dead? Bite me? LOL

    Better start packing, Bernice. =)

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    C  almost 2 years ago

    Cat fight cueing

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    AnyFace  almost 2 years ago

    Some things are best left unsaid. ✨

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 2 years ago

    way to privately express your thoughts about your BFF, Luann, back then

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    Tyge Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    “A total – really annoying…” BFF through thick and thin. 8^ )

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    Caldonia  almost 2 years ago

    Oho, now would be a good time for Luann to explains why she still spends time with this b. If only.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member almost 2 years ago


    Finally, We come to the long-awaited part where Luann says what she really thinks of Bern.

    Just remember all the times Bern snarked you, Luann.

    And play the tape.

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    Need coffee  almost 2 years ago

    Arlo Guthrie has pointed out that the gap in the Nixon White House tapes is almost exactly the length of “Alice’s Restaurant.”

    Luann would do well to distract Bernice with a song. Maybe that one if she has to fast forward that much.

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    linus82  almost 2 years ago

    “The truth does not sin, but it is uncomfortable”

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    ronaldspence  almost 2 years ago

    I wish Luann would just play the tape…

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    beb01  almost 2 years ago

    Ah. Finally!!! we get Luann dumping on Bernice. Albeit via tape from 6 years before, and Luann is mortified, but the tape speaks truth to annoyers!

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    sallymargret  almost 2 years ago

    I don’t know why Luann decided to play that tape in front of Bernice. She has no memory of what she said on any of those tapes.

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    pbaiey  almost 2 years ago

    If yesterday was “no sense of humor day”, it carried over to today. This arc still isn’t amusing.

    Please GnK, drop the emotional catastrophe and put the girls on a new venture they can both enjoy.

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    live2read  almost 2 years ago

    Embarrassing for Luann, but she didn’t say anything about Bernice that isn’t true.

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    Sue Ellen  almost 2 years ago

    There was a reason why vintage diaries had a locking tab.

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    oldcomicsfan  almost 2 years ago

    So now Bernice will be mad at Luann for things said YEARS ago. Because, of course, things never change, right?

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    kenhense  almost 2 years ago

    Time for Ann Eiffel to appear and liven things up.

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    BJShipley1  almost 2 years ago

    Luann may have talked crap about Bernice in her private diary, but Bernice has talked crap about Luann to other people. But naturally Bernice doesn’t care about pointing out her own hypocrisy, only the hypocrisy of others.

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    blunebottle  almost 2 years ago

    Shoulda just let it roll…

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    Macushlalondra  almost 2 years ago

    Why are you playing it for her anyway? Diaries are private. I’d never share mine with anyone.

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    Airman  almost 2 years ago

    I’m sure that a couple of days ago Mr. Phelps warned us that if Luann played the tape, something or someone would self-destruct.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Cat fight Girls style.

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    capricorn9th  almost 2 years ago

    Well, that gives them the opportunity to talk about their BFF relationship. Unpack and share. Bernice, predictably, will say she put up a lot listening to her monologues and learned to snark because advice just went over her head. Luann will say she did not want advice, just a sympathetic listener which she was not – that is, sympathetic. Then Bernice will once again say Luann didn’t want advice so all Bernice could offer were words that might help her see herself more clearly which are often described as snarks by her fans (Luann’s) in here.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Meanwhile, 30 minutes of “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzt” later…

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    howtheduck  almost 2 years ago

    The comic strip we all knew was coming has finally arrived and I would have to breathe a collective sigh of relief that we are finally done waiting for that.

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    BJShipley1  almost 2 years ago

    The problem here is that for all the manufactured drama, we know that Bernice and Luann won’t ever stop being friends (no matter how toxic their friendship is). The status quo will remain firmly in place, so what’s the point of today’s strip?

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    Aladar30 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Luann seems to remember very well what she thought of Bernice at that age… That’s awesome! Can’t wait to see if Bernice is going to be very upset about something Luann said when she was 13 or she’ll be a mature person and just laugh. Actually, it’s pretty obvious that she won’t be able to be a mature person. So how ridiculously offended will she be? Will she stop talking to Luann? Will Nancy be “forced” to talk to Bernice to make her understand how unreasonable she is? More than friends or enemies, Luann and Bernice really seem to be sisters.

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    rklynch  almost 2 years ago

    Haha. Busted…

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    Don Draper  almost 2 years ago

    If she took off the filters about Bernice, I wonder what she said about Tiffany lol and (gulp)……Delta?

    Oh, boy. (Channeling Dr. Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap)

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    Susan00100  almost 2 years ago

    If this is Luann’s “diary”, she shouldn’t be sharing it—especially with the person she’s dissing!!

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    Binky Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Let it play Luann…let it play… Bernice needs to hear it

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    imagenesis  almost 2 years ago

    The entire tape is probably about Bernice, better load volume 2… I mean, tape # 2 Luann!

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    Bwingblue1  almost 2 years ago

    This whole arc is making me go zzzzzzzz…

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    diverbelle  almost 2 years ago

    Ha Ha Ha…Bernice had it coming for soooo long!

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    sueb1863  almost 2 years ago

    Hey, Bernice, now tell her about the road trip you and Delta went on to DC where you talked about how great it was that Luann wasn’t there.

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    Ellis97  almost 2 years ago

    Never share your diary with anyone, especially someone you might secretly despise.

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    Kaycee Lane  almost 2 years ago

    Whatever Luann said about Bernice was justified—that comment “Why would Aaron notice you?” was totally rude, hurtful and uncalled for.

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    tremaine53  almost 2 years ago

    “I think I’ll play my recorded diary for the most critical and judgmental person I know. What could go wrong?”

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    ppatches  almost 2 years ago

    Seems that Bernice NEEDS to hear this. Someone should have told her a LONG time ago! She needs to get her head out of her butt and realize how judgmental she can be!

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    elliel203  almost 2 years ago

    Past Luann, please tell us how you REALLY feel about Bernice. Let her speak, present Luann!

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    dsatvoinde Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    If one didn’t know better, one would think that G&K were writing/drawing this daily on the daily based on reader comments used for content.

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    preacherman Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    So, Luann had better sense when she was younger. And by 13 she was a knockout.

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    ctolson  almost 2 years ago

    Nothing new there. Best friends are annoying at times, but since they are always there for us when we need them, they remain our best friends.

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    locake  almost 2 years ago

    Good thing Bernice is hearing this. Maybe she will finally start to get a clue. Even her best friend finds her annoying.

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    lorenkinzel  almost 2 years ago

    Perhaps the tape reveals that Luann had the hots for Bernice.

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    Red_Gertz  almost 2 years ago

    The truth finally comes out…!

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    LeonardChan  almost 2 years ago

    Bring back Delta you cowards.

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    WilliamVollmer  almost 2 years ago

    Oops! Pay no mind to the inane ramblings of a 13 year old.

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    brick10  almost 2 years ago

    Some things are best kept to oneself…..

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    eladee AKA Wally  almost 2 years ago

    So the truth finally comes out. Sort of.

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    locake  almost 2 years ago

    The week will probably end with Luann saying something nice about Bernice on the tape.

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    Terminal Frost Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Some things should have come out a long time ago.

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    Call me Ishmael  almost 2 years ago

    And when you do, it will be long overdue.

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    Johnnyrico  almost 2 years ago

    I knew it.

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    RSH  almost 2 years ago

    yes, clearly (as some have pointed out) this is where this arc is going i.e. the unspoken (all this time), leading to an argument and the friendship possible going on the rocks for a short period; it won’t end but things will have to be sorted out.

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    RSH  almost 2 years ago

    yes, you don’t read your personal diary to others even if it is your bff. But Luann has been unable to confront Bern over her constant negative judging; this is the only way it can happen. Luann needs to learn to speak her mind a bit more. Lets see how it goes.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Holy crap!

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    donwestonmysteries  almost 2 years ago

    Maybe Bernice should heed the message.

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    luann1212  almost 2 years ago

    How I really felt (still feel) your sarcastic behavior, but as BFF’s do I love you anyway, so maybe this should not be heard. Bur I can predict a “moment” is sure to hilariously (I hope) arrive net panel set or two.

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    mindjob  almost 2 years ago

    Why are they friends again?

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    RSH  almost 2 years ago

    Another example of these two being very different; Luann keeps too much of her thoughts bottled up while Bern could stand to keep it zipped now and then. But these two are the perpetual and yin and yang of friendship so I don’t think it will be the end for them.

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    Okay,I think everybody older than age 7 figured out THIS was going to happen…..

    Still funny,though.Bernice doesn’t need an old tape recorder—-her photographic memory stores all useless grudges

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    The Quiet One  almost 2 years ago

    Maybe you should have played that in private. Just sayin.

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    eladee AKA Wally  almost 2 years ago

    Luann only has one girlfriend now and that’s Berniece. We haven’t seen Tara in ages. If she loses Berniece she will have no one in her life as a friend except Jack.

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    BluNova  almost 2 years ago

    Go ahead and tell her how toxic she is Luann!

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    Susan123  almost 2 years ago

    Nobody likes everybody all of the time.

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    HodgeElmwood  almost 2 years ago

    It’s past time for a talk with Bernice about how her sarcasm and snarky comments can be hurtful. It’s good to have a friend who sees through your B.S., but why can’t Bernice just tell Luann in plain language and kinder words when she thinks she’s going wrong? Nobody likes a smart-ass.

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    RSH  almost 2 years ago

    And why does Luann look so nervous and frightened in the 3rd and 4th panels? Why should someone be afraid of their best friend? Some things are not right in this relationship.

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    kittysquared Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Why did Luann play her long forgotten innermost thoughts to Bern? It makes no sense. Who does this? This strip is so aggravating.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Luann: “You know, I’m starting to have a sweet tooth for Watergate salad!”

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    Sisyphos  almost 2 years ago

    This was your idea, Luann. Deal with it! And maybe benefit Bernie with a Truth Bomb, too….

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    DaBump Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I think this is generally applicable and just uses “servant” as an outstanding or extreme example: Ecclesiastes 7:21  Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: // — We all feel friction from other people and sometimes the heat causes us to boil over; if you happen to hear (or hear about) someone “badmouthing” you, don’t get mad at them, shrug your shoulders, shake it off, and maybe think about how maybe you really could improve in some ways, eh?

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