Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for January 17, 2014

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    G-man has a point… think of young Wesley Crusher… he got in a lot of trouble over a bunch of flowers in the grass… – Then again, Gunther must’ve overlooked the fact that there’s a hospital down there, at the bottom of the hill… so, it must be okay…. – I wonder if YouTube can come down to tape this….

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    wiselad  over 10 years ago

    Gunther: not going to open Rosa’s valentine’s gift to me, I might cut myself with the wrapping paper

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    ILuvLu  over 10 years ago

    Gunth, I LOVE the way you think!!!!!

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    piloti  over 10 years ago

    A 147° slope would be nearly doubling back on itself. A 47° slope I could believe.

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    Angelalex242  over 10 years ago

    …At least his problem is consistent enough for Quill to identify it even if he does leave out half of what Rosa said to him.

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    “Fear Factor”“Risk Management”“Jack And Hill”“Take The A Sprain”“Truth Or Conditional Dare”“I Found My Thrill Rolling Down The Hill”or“Are You Sure This Is How The Fall Guy Started?”

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    Clotty Peristalt  over 10 years ago

    I think, like Gussie Fink-Nottle and others before him, Gunther just needs a stiff drink to get up his courage. If nothing else, think of the comic possibilities.

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    Perhaps they’re playing the home version of Double Dare… - Or maybe Quill is also trying to get rid of his competition… hee hee….

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    Angelalex242  over 10 years ago

    The greatest irony is that Les the bully was a far greater threat to him then the decline of the hill (which isn’t anywhere near steep enough to be 47%, let alone 147%, which means somebody didn’t do their math…

    I’d like to know what he was thinking when he decided to take a backpack to the Bully. I suspect in analyzing that thought process, he will pick up his courage from the Wizard from Oz here.

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    Swalb%515  over 10 years ago

    Don’t roll down on rocks, Gunth.

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    honeysum  over 10 years ago

    Maybe if Gunther changed his name, he would be a different person????

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    honeysum  over 10 years ago

    Come to think of it, I wouldn’t want to ROLL down a hill, either.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 10 years ago

    Gee… what does Gunther do for physical fun anyway?

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    live2read  over 10 years ago

    Sigh. . . Gunther, prepare thyself for a life of bachelorhood.

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    raster44  over 10 years ago

    A 147° slope?

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    ShagsCA  over 10 years ago

    Just be a funky monkey, you little hunky!

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    bikenboatn  over 10 years ago

    The paralysis of analysis!

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    “I’ll Sue Ya” by Weird Al Yankovic….

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    Meh~tdology, fka Pepelaputr   over 10 years ago

    Since you demure, Gunth.Quill will have to take Rosa rolling.

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    TechTalkGuy  over 10 years ago

    Oh heck, I wouldn’t want to roll down that hill.

    What Gunther can do is spontaneously plan a fun trip somewhere with Rosa at moments notice to a museum.

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    So would a Rosa…

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    beyondnow777  over 10 years ago

    A 147 degree slope is 33 degrees from horizontal. Might as well just call it a 33 degree slope. 90 degrees is a vertical cliff.

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    drewpamon  over 10 years ago

    But that’s not how hill grades are measured. 147 degrees would not only be a cliff but an overhang

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    TechTalkGuy  over 10 years ago

    You wanna be bold Gunther?

    Dumping Rosa would be the boldest move you can make happen!

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    cjswan232482  over 10 years ago

    I think Gunther should take up martial arts. Learning how to defend yourself will instill self confidence in every man. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would be great choice for Gunther. Quill should show some Royce Gracie tapes.

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    flowergirl19  over 10 years ago

    “Quite simple, y’all. Gunther is stating the angle of the surfaces that he sees.The part he sees comprises an obtuse 147 degree angle. The part he does not see comprises an acute 33 degree angle: "

    Oh. So somebody did do their math?

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    Quite simple, y’all….

    Looks like Greg’s got another instance similar to what happened when Toni was working on the engine in TJ’s truck, and what he chose was right, but had people saying different sorts of things….

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    TechTalkGuy  over 10 years ago

    Hey Gunther, I hear that the U.S. Marines are pretty bold!

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    flowergirl19  over 10 years ago

    “Yep, and the Dittos and the Angel Flights still fit. Just not height – wise. I was 5’ 4” when I bought them, now at about 5’ 11", they are ‘highwaters’…"

    Hey, highwaters or capris are in for men too now. That trend started in Europe several years ago and is catching on here too, at least for workout pants. (I’m not sure how it would look with bell bottoms though, lol!)

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    Gregunther’ is correct. Just a matter of perspective ^Yes, I know…just like what happened that last time with the truck… – I always say: “Perspective, Perception, Point of View”…

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    Gregunther… that’s a new portmanteau….

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    cjswan232482  over 10 years ago

    Who wants to bet that Quill throws Gunther down the hill next?

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    Misheard lyrics #106: The Motels: “♪Take the L out of Lover, and it’s Lawsuit…♪”

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    gnmnrbl  over 10 years ago

    147 degree slope?!?! thats not a slope, that’s a cliff. there is no hope for gunther, the boy is way too analytic for rosa. rosa wants a bad boy who is spontaneous , is wiling to take some chances. Not have every moment planned out.

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    Editman  over 10 years ago

    The cliffs at UBC (overlooking Wreck beach) are 40 degrees (140). There are steps, but one slip and your dead, At my age (49) I wouldn’t walk down (let alone roll down!).

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    Sisyphos  over 10 years ago

    33 degrees it is; just a matter of perspective! The real problem is Gunther’s incredible unwillingness to do anything even the least bit out out of his normal, safe, everyday routine.Sometimes, Gunther, you’ve got to take a chance!

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    Barbara McKibben  over 10 years ago

    There is a difference between following rules and being safe and taking NO chances at all…Gunth is a total loss. He will be a very lonely man. Life is all about taking chances. Poor boy, at his age I do not think he will change. He better go home to mama.

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    Mikeyj  over 10 years ago

    click the thumbnail to enlarge (and get a clearer picture)

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    Mikeyj  over 10 years ago

    Sorry about the ads… they are great as a photo upload site but………

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 10 years ago

    “I Yam what I Yam”Popeye

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    Manhunter808  over 10 years ago

    Gunth would probably loosen up if he didn’t Keep Off The “Grass”

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    Jerkweed  over 10 years ago

    Has it occurred to anyone that Gunther is probably gay? Look at the facts:

    1. He is a pubescent boy about to go to college.2. He has been with Rosa for a year and has yet to make a move.3. Rosa is hot.4. His hobby is making dresses.5. The gay community is not represented in this comic.

    This time next year Gunther will be coming out of the closet.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Gunther You DOLT!

    What YOU Should Have Said to Pretty Boy was: “SURE Rosa! You FIRST!!!”

    And AFTER Q-Ball Landed at the bottom of the Hill in a BROKEN Heap Against the Rocks, You Could Have SHIPPED His Broken Carcass OFF to Oz Once and for ALL and YOU Would’ve Had Luann All to YOURSELF YOU IDJIT!!!!

    WAIT a MINUTE!! I Just REALIZED What You’re MISSING, G-Man: RUTHLESSNESS!!!

    EVERY Guy Needs a Dose of “Ruthlessness” at some time or other in his life, in order to WIN the Girl.

    HERE, Let ME Send You a Case, and I WANT You DRINK It ALL Until Hair Grows Out of the Back Of YOUR Neck!

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    TORAD_07  over 10 years ago

    {Sigh}

    Looks like Gunther has a long road to rehabilitation. I hope Rosa (or whomever it may be) is patient enough, for his sake.

    Anyway, I’m back in “Study” mode for my next credential exam. Y’all enjoy next week’s arc, I’ll be back towards the end of the month. I may pop in if it’s something Earth-shattering.

    See ya in a bit.

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    Waddling Eagle  over 10 years ago

    Faint heart never won fair lady.

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    YatInExile  over 10 years ago

    The biggest risk is the one you don’t take.

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    sbchamp  over 10 years ago

    Incurable milquetoastMakes Mitty look like 007

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    genorino  over 10 years ago

    Gunther is exhibiting the traits of the typical engineer/architect. A perfect mate for the more liberal adventuress Rosa.

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    bfloxword  over 10 years ago

    Aussie is absorbing Gunther’s problem, and vowing never to be that unwilling to take a risk….he is thinking, “if I’m ever in that situation with Luann again, I’m just going to go for it. What is the worst that can happen?”

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    tubgrape  over 10 years ago

    Okay, Gunther. Let’s start by getting that doofy sweater off and trying again!

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Rosa would roll down the hill, even though it’s dangerous and in violation of the posted regulations. Drop her like a hot potato, Gunther. This pairing was never meant to be.

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    Willow Mt Lyon  over 10 years ago

    The memories of rolling down the hill with my sister are such good memories of my preschool days and into my school years. I lived in the country, and there was a girl whose mother would let her only go to my house to play because the house about 500 feet further was too far for her to go. She was afraid to roll down hills or slide down the old water pipe that had about a 45 degree slope, and the whole thing was about a foot from the ground, matching the slope of the hill, . She was also afraid to jump off our porch or the second or third step. She “bravely” jumped from the first step saying, “Wheee!” She was the girl the kids at school called “Cootie”, and it was all because her mother treated her like a baby. In high school she finally had enough with her mother and went to live in a foster home where she was very happy and was allowed some independency. Gunth’s mother treats him like a baby. It is up to him to “man up”, but it will be slow. He doesn’t yet know what is wrong.

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    genorino  over 10 years ago

    Yea, stereotypical is the best word..but the G-man has shown lots of moxie when he’s had to react without thinking about it. Rosa has to endure these traits with great humor or get out of the relationship. Time for both to fish or cut bait.

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    David Rickard Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Well, Gunther may never get “lucky”—but he has a bright future as an accountant or actuary.

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    Mstreselena  over 10 years ago

    Steve McQueen in the Magnificent Seven:

    Had a friend that drank a whole bottle of tequila, he took off all his clothes and jumped into a pile of cactus. The next morning I asked him why he did it, he said “it seemed like a good idea at the time.”

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    locake  over 10 years ago

    Don’t try to change Gunther. He will make a wonderful engineer and probably work for OSHA.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 10 years ago

    Cute poem

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 10 years ago

    GUNTHER FOR PRESIDENTHE’LL NEVER START A WAR WITHOUT REALIZING THE CONSEQUENCES

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 10 years ago

    Engineers realize if they make mistakesPeople die.(Others do it anyway and just act like the fatalities were inevitable.)

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    Puddingtheoriginal  over 10 years ago

    If Gunther wanted to be more bold that shirt totally was not the way to go.

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    cameron.hall  over 10 years ago

    What a wuss. His mother should be sentenced to life for murder…she killed his manhood.

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    jjff  over 10 years ago

    Instead of Gunther being miserable with Rosa, he should be looking for a lady like himself. Rosa is obviously not suited for him.

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    ewalnut  over 10 years ago

    I don’t know how steep that hill actually is, but I don’t see how going down a steep hill would impress Rosa. If it was actually dangerous and he hurt himself, she’d think he was a moron.

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    18katt34  over 10 years ago

    Love it

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    If it was just the area of hill ending at the five steps, then yes…. but …..it could also be a bit more than that…. Gunther mentioning rocks somewhere at the bottom could be just a couple of small hand held ones, or could be a bit bigger….. this is a case of Perception/Perspective/Point of View… each of our individual P/P/Ps will amount to us interpreting it in different ways… – But it does all lead to the main point of of chipping away at what is underneath the surface of Gunther’s reasoning, psyche, etc. Maybe today’s strip is just a quick one-stop just to establish this, and we all are just adding the rest, based on our own P/P/Ps….maybe tomorrow, another aspect of what’s motivating Gunther will be featured tomorrow… question is, will it be for the point of new insight, a featured new change, or just for a jog down Pathos lane?….

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    jjff  over 10 years ago

    Quill saying how about not thinking at all is not always a good idea, people can have fun but they also need to think.

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    You’re right….unfortunately, it could be just so…. – But some people break those chains either knowingly later on, waaay past when we expect, or accidentally…. and sometimes with a life altering situation…. not always drastic, but enough that that single thing motivates somebody… in the real world this happens a bit more fluidly, but the question is, is Greg going to keep him suspended in this, for as long as the strip exists?….

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    I actually knew someone like this in school…. buttoned up, not very “out of the box” in social serttings, etc.. but later on in adulthood, they look and act very different from back then… it just was a matter of time, and certain things in life that stimulated the change… from the look, to the confidence… just the right change to stimulate a person, and just a matter of time…

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    milania  over 10 years ago

    Gunther is SUCH a creep…..

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    wlabinger  over 10 years ago

    Gunther depresses me.

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    Willow Mt Lyon  over 10 years ago

    Gunth, you are standing on the grass. You had better get off of it before you get arrested. Gunth and Rosa at age six: Rosa: “Let’s jump off the porch.” Gunth: “No, it is too dangerous. Let’s jump off the bottom step like this. ’Wheee!” Rosa, Frustrated: “I jumped off the second step when I was two. You are a baby.” Rosa to Gunth at age seventeen: “Let’s ride The Screamer”. Gunth: “No, it is too dangerous. The seat might fall off.”

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    Willow Mt Lyon  over 10 years ago

    This is a 147 degree angle: http://www.thefind.com/hardware/info-flush-147-degree-angle

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    genorino  over 10 years ago

    And yet he charges down into a steep ravine to rescue Lu……….

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    It could be that the thing that he finds to change was the thing that he wasn’t looking for in the first place… in other words, the change he is looking for was underneath him the whole time…. when you look for something, you never find it because you focus too hard…. like the wallet that was really in that place you just knew it couldn’t be… along with that “snake that could’ve bit you”….

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    I had some myself, among other things…

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  over 10 years ago

    Gunther will live to be a hundred, he just won’t enjoy it much.

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    JayBluE  over 10 years ago

    But when I was saying that this person was buttoned up, I was really meaning “straight laced”, as in personable and friendly, but never was the one to have a relationship in school, was pretty bookish, was in school for the day and then out, wtithout even a hint of detention…. but that changed a bit later on..

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    flowergirl19  over 10 years ago

    @Cameron Hall “What a wuss. His mother should be sentenced to life for murder…she killed his manhood.”

    _"This may be strictly out from left field, but…

    What if Mrs. Berger were to encourage Gunther to just “go for it”? Would that be the type of “twist” Greg might come up with to get Gunther to “man up”?""_"

    I don’t think it’s right to blame Gunther’s mom for his personality. I have two children whose personalities are complete opposites. If the type of mothering determines personality, wouldn’t they have similar personalities?

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    ORMouseworks  over 10 years ago

    Gunther, you do think Too Much! I’ll bet you don’t even read your favourite comics on the Internet because you get bogged down in all those 1s and 0s!… ;)

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    ORMouseworks  over 10 years ago

    (about the obtuse 147 degree angle). That’s why I never took a math class if I didn’t Have to!…it’s obtuse to me! ;)

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 10 years ago

    “My opinion starts after “…she killed his manhood.” ".But the thought that his mother killed his manhood is an opinion. The thought that his manhood is dead is an opinion..I predict with 20.20 hindsight that he will go down the hill in a most manly manner.

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