January 17, 2018
♫ I always feeeel like… ♫ the Ladybirders are watchin’ me.. ♫ and I have no privacy lol
Bernice, you can’t get reported for kissing your boyfriend at the park. What is she thinking?!? lol
Yeah, the “ladybirders”? Not the people calling out from off screen in the final panel?
A rare sighting. Nesting twits!
Bernice wanting to be arrested? She wants handcuffs?
I presume one of the “ladybirders” is important to our plot.
Just another way of saying “Get a Room!” You know the back seat of Bernice’s car offers a lot more privacy than a bush.
This reminds me of something I experienced about a decade ago, and I swear I am not exaggerating one iota of any of this. I was in an IHOP, and there was a young couple sitting in a booth; they just kind of sat there snuggling each other and maybe occasionally pecking each other on the cheek. Eventually, the servers brought their food out to their table (and it looked like they ordered a freakin’ banquet), which seemed to set them off, as they finally began a full-on make-out session at their table, and trust me, everybody was watching. Eventually, a manager came out and politely asked if they could be a little more mindful of the other customers in the restaurant who were trying to enjoy their meals . . . the couple absolutely went off on the manager, clamoring that they were going to call IHOP’s corporate office and report the manager for harassing them before they stormed out of the restaurant without even touching any of the food that covered their table. After a brief moment of silence, one old fart sitting in a back corner said out loud, “I was startin’ to get excited!”
I felt like all of this was like something out of a SEINFELD episode.
Will this lead to Nil and Bernice deciding to move in together?
It’s Gunther’s llama ladies!
What about the birds? Have these ladybirders asked them if they want to be watched?
Who Bernice thinks they would be “reported” to is a mystery. But she has made progress: a year ago she freaked out after kissing Nil, now she seems to be a little better with it. And if she hadn’t gone off in front of Luann’s mom I might never have known the definition of soubrette or sybarite!
Bernice would probably try to report peopleshe saw kissing in the park.
Yeah, if you happen to spot a couple making out in the park, always yell “YoHoo!” at them.
Apparently, the “Lady Birders” are a bunch of busybody old biddies who can’t mind their own business.
I wonder—if (and when) their gossip reaches the De Groot’s, will Frank and Nancy throw Bernice out??
Lady birders are looking for love birds!
Looks like Nil was about to do a flagrante delicto, and cause those ‘lady birders’ to swoon!!
Greg is always prepared to keep his characters from going X-rated.
Seniors with binoculars? A twist in the storyline?
Bernice, last i checked a PDA isn’t illegal. On the other hand if you or nil had your hands in each other’s waistband, THAT would be another story. But know this bernice, you want some nil but because you’re getting caught doing PDA’s in public - you’re getting “nil.”
Maybe the ladybirders or Lady bird watchers.
I hope this is not gonna be something dumb…
If it was the 1970’s, it could be a CB Break, “Yoo Hoo, breakeroo, CB Savage here, c’mon…”
Bernice is so paranoid.
Heck, I say let the “Ladybirders” watch.
Because if there was ever a couple that needed a “cheering section,” it’s you two. :-)
She’s going to report you to park management.
The ones “YoHooing” will run up and start tucking dollar bills in Nil’s scarf.
Unseen 4th panel of three little old ladies with binoculars about their necks, holding up Olympic score cards...8.7 Bernice.
Better luck next time.
A whole bunch of elderly women are watching them and Mrs. Horner is the only one with enough good sense to warn the couple!? SHE’S THE BEST!!! Nil and Bernice are lovely ♡. He wants to make her feel safe and she knows she can trust him. I wonder if Mrs. Horner will suggest them to move in together. Maybe Bernice could become a more likable person if she start a cohabitation with her boyfriend.
For some reason the comic isn’t coming up for me right now. But no biggie. I read it in the comics from the local paper.
What would be hilarious is if one of the “LadyBirds” actually snapped a photograph of our young lovers and then got one of their grand kids to post it on their Facebook page for them and it went viral there and then jumped to platforms that the Luann gang actually go to, much to Bern’s total embarrassment.
No, Bernice, she doesn’t believe that you were doing the horizontal boogie.
Bernice doesn’t seem to really understand how romance works in real life. Who would they be “reported” to?
I be betting some of the Ladybirders have social media. Very, very soon, Luann, Jack, Tiff, Gunther et al will know about the Bernie/Nil lovefest
I didn’t know it was illegal to suck face in a public park while hiding behind the bushes.
Some secluded spots are less secluded than others.
A group of people out bird watching with binoculars is bound to become aware of whatever is going down in the bushes and it’s not the hugging and kissing so much as the possible follow on sexual encounter that they might be able to observe that the kids are being warned about. Bird watchers are often looking for birds in secluded spots and some of those binoculars are really powerful and can see things from a LONG way away.
Bernice already sucks, but now she’s turned on by public displays of affection… And people complain about Shannon.
They need to know where the poison ivy is located. You know for when things really get going.
What those two have is beautiful and you won’t destroy it!
And Nil puts on his best one-eyed Mysterious Pete face, from the Kin-der-kids—well, seems to me . .
The ladybirders wouldn’t mind seeing some Johnson
It’s party time! A gossip party of old ladies that is.
Reminds me of the time the girl’s field hockey team walked in on me when I was…….nevermind.
“Two, four, six, eight, Don’t make love by the garden gate, ‘Cause love might be blind, but the neighbors ain’t.”
Yeah, really, kids, it’s time to get a room.
Listen to her. She’s been there, done that.
Bernice is praying that they get “reported”, hoping it will make this stop. Nil is creeping me out big time. He acts like he’s slowly grooming Bernice for the big act. Anyone should be able to see that she is not ready for a sexual relationship. Physically ready yes, mentally no.
They are birdwatchers. They inadvertently see B&N’s activities, while looking for a Marbled Murrelet.
Amazing head swivel on Nil in last panel!
A dozen little old ladies with binoculars.
And all of them are named Ann Landers or Abigail Van Buren!
So, the one place Bernice decides to do her love making it’s in an amphitheatre. Good move.
Who are the ladybird watchers? Peek a doers!
The reputation of the Shameless Hussy will be sullied and besmirched! Oh the humanity…..
I get the feeling that as a child, Bernice actually believed that there was a “permanent record” where everything bad she ever did would be reported.
already uploaded videos to facebook
Another romantic adventure dead ended prematurely. I have to suspect that Greg has a dark file somewhere where all these frustrated characters get down and dirty in Tiffany’s gazebo or after hours in the Fuse.
Ha! Okay, I laughed. A bit of a stretch but still cute.Nil is displaying a protective nature towards Bernice here which makes me feel better about him. And he was polite to Mrs. Horner. And any signs of PDA or romantic affection from Bernice is HUGE for this strip! Thank you Greg! It’s been a long time coming! Snerk!
I notice the two of them are keeping their hands on each other. My body language class taught me that’s a non-verbal way of saying “I’m into this person”.
Bring a large blanket. Get under said blanket. I suggest a large Harbor Freight moving blanket, because they are cheap and — who knows when you might need to protect something being moved?
They’ll know something is going on but not what or who is involved.
something tells me this is leading to a tryst somewhere. :-/
“Don’t make love by the garden gate.Love is blind, but the neighbors ain’t “
I thought Bernice knew Ms. Horner? It is odd that Bernice doesn’t say “Hi, Ms. Horner, how are you?” She is acting like she doesn’t know her.
This isn’t quite what I meant yesterday when I said I thought this might get interesting ….. !
Oh to be young again.
Who goes birdwatching in a dog park? Surely if one wanted to see birds, they would pick a place where there aren’t a bunch of dogs (and their owners) scaring birds away.
But then again, who chooses to make out at a dog park?
I like the way Nil placed himself between Mrs. Horner and Bernice. She must have a few of her senior home friends with her. Fun! ;-))
Is this the old ladies quaint way of telling Bern and Null to get a room?
Bernice lives in her own little fantasy land and nothing there makes any real sense to those of us on the outside. She’s really a total whack job.
now, who is this person in the last panel shouting “…Hi … Yohoo…”?
You know this is all innocent; Bernice would tell Luann if she was thinking of…“turning in her V-card”…to Nils. I had to word that delicately.
Nil is a keeper Bernice, you future LAWYER you. She’s going to be a lawyer ya’ll, being any kind of shrink would be a disaster, but a lawyer? She will make plenty of money, enough to support Nil’s art (he’ll do okay, but he will have a starving artist period) and a family (with kids, she deserves that and not because she is that easy to get along with either, that is exactly the reason she deserves all that), but why he is a keeper is that he is SO POLITE. A gentleman actually.
OK (1) Old lady, you’re not the morality police to tell people what is and isn’t allowed in a public park and (2) report you to who Bernice? I swear that girl is such a bundle of fears, complexes, unresolved issues, and anxieties it’s a wonder that anyone wants anything to do with her.
Report them to who, exactly? Honestly, Bernice needs therapy. She wants to date Nil but she’s convinced that makes her a slut. Gettin’ tired of this baloney.
I’m not reading all these comments to find out if it has been said, but that looks like the elderly woman Luann used to be friends with.
They chose a rather public place for some privacy.
Nearly everyone can film them doing anything. This is 2022 not 1962.
Bernie panics. Nil remains reasonable.
Let’s make a deal!
B & N will carry on carrying on.
The Birder Ladies will continue “bird watching.”
Everyone will be happy. Right, okay?
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