Jan 17, 2018
what a confusing conversation
Who’s on first?
Tara: But if we’re goin’ to a bachelorette party, I better buy a bachelorette to take.
Luann: You don’t take a bachelorette to a bachelorette party. The bachelorette is the one throwing the party.
Tara: Isn’t it like a pajama party?
Luann: No. You don’t buy a bachelorette to go, you go to celebrate the bachelorette’s last night of being single.
Tara: I’m going to a party to celebrate someone who is not going to be single? How is that a celebration?
Wow this is confusing
I’m pretty sure Tara going to steal some lingerie when she hears about the stuff Ann did in the past
Tara: But if we’re goin’ to a kid’s birthday party, I better buy a kid’s birthday to take.
Luann: You don’t take a kid’s birthday to a kid’s birthday party. You bring a present for the kid.
Luann: No. You don’t wear a kids’ birthday, you go to celebrate a kid getting one year older.
Tara: I’m going to a party to celebrate a kid getting older? Better they should stay a kid.
So basically they will show up dressed up for the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
How did Luann get tickets? Greg? Hello?
It’s not about who’s on first, it’s about getting to home base.
Tara: But if we’re goin’ to a costume party, I better buy a costume to wear.
Tara: Is like a pajama party?
Luann: Yes, except with costumes instead of pajamas.
Tara: Wow! It’s not often I get something right.
They can’t get in if they aren’t on the list. —original party.
So the purpose of this arc is to get Tara and Luann into a revenge mode.
They are going to a Fuse sponsored lingerie party. —second party.
And is this controlled by Ann?No buildup? Did Ann pay full price this time?
A second party means time is passing without seeing what is happening with Gunther and Tiffany.
Ohhh, Ohhh, I get to say this first, the underwear conundrum; to wear to buy, or not wear to buy, that is the question. Sure beats out Bernice
Makes sense to me. Especially what Tara said in the last panel, “I’m going to a party to buy something I don’t wear?”
I doubt they’ll go to the lingerie party. It’s retro for Tara.
It’s Tara who is going to have to come up with more exciting ideas. After all, Luann responded very well to the archery.
So? Females buy stuff they end up not wearing all the time.
Tara can suggest that they both participate in a wet T-shirt contest.
Luann asks if that’s where you try to win a wet T-shirt.
Tara tells her that you wear a T-shirt there, and wet it down to participate.
Luann says that it could be embarrassing because it would make her bra show through.
Tara explains that you don’t wear one, so there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
Tara seemed fine thinking they’d all be in lingerie. She’s a little….. eccentric.
I’m glad we’re winding our way back to the lingerie party thread, even though it looks like we’re going to have to fill in some of the blanks ourselves. So here are my guesses… 1) We are talking about a second lingerie party, not time-warping back to the one thrown a few weeks ago. That party must have been successful enough that Ann Awful has booked a second party. 2) And, since the first was so successful, she’s relaxing a bit and leaving room for people she hasn’t personally invited or vetted. 3) Still, she’ll be surprised to see Luann among the marks, and could even try to kick her out of the sales pitch er party. 4) That’s where Tara will come in – she’ll stand up to Ann or help Luann stand up to her. 5) I haven’t yet ruled out the possibility that the lingerie party is actually some sort of scam or something that would reflect badly on the Fuse, which Luann would bring to her parents’ attention.
Loose end… will sparks fly when Tara meets Les, the lingerie party’s door control and bouncer?
I forgot to add… WHEW!
ME: But if I am going to comment on this list, I better have something to comment about.
HOWTHEDUCK: You don’t have to think to type out a comment. You just type.
ME: But isn’t this a discussion forum?
HOWTHEDUCK: You don’t discuss anything. You simply declare that you are right and declare that anybody who does not think you are right, is wrong.
ME: I’m going to comment on a discussion board without discussing on other people’s comments because I’m bored?
Better to just shut up and read the comic strip.
Wait, she never wears them? That raises a lot of logistical questions though. I mean, is she just free-bleeding then?
But then, what do you wear at a Tupperware party?
Tara is playing ping-pong with Luann. So far it’s 3-0.
Luann is from Venus, Tara is from Mars.
I wish that”Who Framed Roger Rabbit” world was real …
To be brief, yes…
Does this mean she never wears skirts, especially on windy days?
So Luann can’t say “Oh my God” because it’s too offensive, but we can have adult female characters talking about not wearing underwear?
What good is lingerie without a reason to wear it? Lingerie is like gift wrapping. It usually found crumpled on the floor and ignored.
If anyone can go to the lingerie party, it means it must actually BE a lingerie party. So was the first one legit?
I Knew someone had to learn from Debbie Harry. And Tara’s glance in the third panel is hard to ignore.
Thought one: I’m ready to go back to Faye. This Tara arc is going nowhere, fast! Thought two: I thought this “commando” thing would be a throw-away gag just for yesterday. The point of the entire arc, and for at least the rest of this week? PUH-LEAZE! This is sleaze. // Time for me to check out for a week or two. See ya later!
Hmmmm, I think Biology class would have been more interesting
These two certainly make for an interesting pair! more dynamics than Luann and Bernice. Dual opportunities for “fish out of water” story arcs.
I beginning to like Terra a bit, a bit of a wildcard, so far she interesting.
“You don’t wear underwear?”
Don’t Worry about Not Getting In, Ladies. Just “Tip” the Worthless Punk allegedly “Guarding” the Front Door. 20 Bucks Each, should about do it.
Lu, You still got that $40, Right?.
I keep thinking that Luann is about to enter her “experimental college phase” (but then remember that this isn’t a very modern comic strip)
Reminds me of how somebody stands at a mall kiosk, hoping to get me to see that I needed a product all this time, but I just never knew it….
“Tara, And Unfettered”
“Overwhelmed By Underwear”
“On The Outside, Looking At Insides”
“The Party, Of Her First Part”
“The Cat In The Satin”
“Don’t Cry, Over Split Silk”
“I Seemed To Have Cotton Ahead Of Myself”
“Chairperson Of The On-Board”
“It’s Hard To Get Starr-Board- But Unfurl The Sales, Anyway!”
“It’s A Party, And I’ll Buy, If I Want To!” (♩)
Yet Luanne was just made to participate in a sport she’s never done before. So bring on the karma.
So nobody at the lingerie party is wearing underwear? For the first time, it starts to sound interesting.
She was going to buy some lingerie before she found out it was a party to buy lingerie, now she doesn’t want to buy any. Circular argument.
Well! I didn’t know you went commando to a lingerie party to wear some home. Is that what L is implying?
After lunch pipe and coffee break commentary:
1. The “Abbot & Costello” style circular discussion is entertaining, for certain, but a bit more convoluted and confusing than the “Who’s on first?” version.
2. Much to the chagrin of Schrodinger’s Dog, I still feel that this has to be a second “Lingerie Party” that is scheduled. To me, it seems that almost certain that Greg would have placed this Luann/Tara story ahead of the first “First Lingerie” arc featuring Ann/Les to show continuity of flow.
3. With my belief that this is a second “Lingerie Party” the question is… will this be the time that we see a more nefarious plan/action from Ann? And, will there again be a part of the comics of this arc that feature Les?
4. Small/silly aside…. Tara’s car seats have changed color (and another aside, I have not seen Sheriff around lately…. has he changed moniker?)…. and the back window now does appear more “JeeP-like” than it did last week.
5. And, a note for Germanshepards4ever….. in whatever way you plan to be disgruntled at my comment today…. you are very welcome…. I am happy to assist you in meeting your desired “grouchiness” quota. Thank you for letting me serve you in this capacity.
Luann buying lingerie is like buying high-performance tires for a vehicle that doesn’t run. What’s the point?
At any rate, We’ll SOON See…..,
Luann, take Tara to something you actually enjoy, like a high school play or have her volunteer in your classroom. Don’t try to be someone “more exciting” – just be yourself.
Luann will be going commando but, who will know.
Nevermind. There’s nothing supreme about anything here. Not good, and what’s extra-bad is that wearing underwear are YOUR social standards to begin with!!! The olfactory is screaming hot stinky poo running down a leg, because if you think your hygiene is anywhere good enough to go commando – you’re fooling yourself. Half of y’all are thinking it’s about promiscuous behavior and getting aroused by stinkypoo.
What is the modern term for avoiding the much overdone “Going Commando”?
So Luann proceeds with "I always wear underwear except when I’m on a date. That gets a look if surprise from Tara. Then Luann says, “Just kidding.”
Stay tuned for our next episode " Out,Out, Out " or " Luann Pedestrian "
Folks: I finally found out the name of that cartoon. It was called “The Hunter” from the 1960s. However, I can’t find the episode from which I got the quote. It involved the Fox printing out counterfeit wanted posters.
I think if Tara participated in the World Naked Bike Ride, Luann would implode.
Sometimes other things are sold at lingerie parties besides the lingerie. Buzzy things.
so are they going to have a discussion of the pros and cons of wearing underwear?
Why do we drive on a Parkway and park in a Driveway?
And now we get to see what really goes on at these “lingerie parties”.
I find nothing shocking nor even risqué here (except for the perfervid imaginations of some commenters, whether pro or con). But I am surprised that Tara doesn’t understand what is meant by “a lingerie party”! Really?
Huh? A conversation that is going nowhere? Tara is not a lingerie wearer so she isn’t interested. Move on, Luann. She said she goes commando no point on keeping on with the conversation. You want to buy lingerie at the party, go with someone else. I am tired of Luann and Tara. Tara is turning out to be a flop. She seemed promising when she first made her appearance but now, she’s a big zero. Archery? Big deal. Commando? Yawn. Class skipper? Typical. I’m ready for her to be written out. Evanses, you can do better.
I still think Luann should take Tara to her place of work, as Tara did for Luann.
I’m amazed at the short-sightedness of some readers. Tara doesn’t wear undies, so why should Luann take her to the supposed “Lingerie Show”?! what other possible reason could there be for the Tara character to be taken to the show at The Fuse? C’mon people … this ain’t rocket science.
Mar 2, 2018