Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for January 10, 2023

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    Luann’s brain frying like overcooked bacon? Yikes.

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    J. Scarbrough  over 1 year ago

    I believe you mean you can hear her brain blowing a fuse.

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    Tyge Premium Member over 1 year ago

    AHA! Frank has a plan. Feed the wife with a steady diet of romantic titillation and benefit from the after burn, perhaps. You go guy!

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    Tyge Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Luann’s universe is in the process of rapid roll over!

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    outonalimb  over 1 year ago

    I’m wondering will happen to Luann’s brain—and to Bernice’s for that matter—if it turns out that, as several here have guessed, “D. Coverly” is Mr. Fogarty.

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    howtheduck  over 1 year ago

    Mocked by mother and mocked by mother’s new favorite daughter. Is this a new low for Luann?

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    Tenax  over 1 year ago

    TMI & too much sizzling, can we move on yet? Or will all this get Luann on board in time to meet the author?

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    9thCapricorn  over 1 year ago

    Yep. A narrow minded daughter you have, Nancy.

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    We can all hear the gears Luann’s being shifted without the clutch.

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    BabyBlue  over 1 year ago

    OMG. Mom and dad have – gasp – SEX???!!!!!NOOOOOO

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    Wilde Bill  over 1 year ago

    Gotta feel sorry for Frank. Nancy would rather read about romance than have a real one.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Luann open your mind to possibility your mom likes to read romance novels.

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    nightflight  over 1 year ago

    Panel no. 2: Nancy’s “I’m in the mood look”. Panel no 3: Luann’s "get me outta’ here look’..

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    Vilyehm  over 1 year ago

    “Flying Buttons of Lust” Features a group of lose moral witches.

    It was an easy Bakelite coven.

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    Rockabore  over 1 year ago

    I like to think that Nancy made up that particularly scandalous title specifically to short-circuit Luann’s brain as payback for Luann trying to shame her. I love Luann’s mortification-face by the way, it’s very funny! Also, props to Frank! I like that he’s enthusiastic about keeping things fresh and playful in his marriage. If they both use romance stories for inspiration… well, enough said really. It shows he puts effort into staying romantic even after so many years of marriage!

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    aesirson4  over 1 year ago

    It’s what I’ve been saying for a while now.It’s just terrible writing and ideas.And most of the goofs here always just say “oh if you don’t like it,go away!”Ok sure.That doesn’t change the fact that the strip has become absurd these days.I mean what mom would let a girl live in her house for free and gang up on her own daughter with her like that?

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    Caldonia  over 1 year ago

    Bernice is really at Frazz-level smugness. Why, is anyone’s guess…

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    priyansh.jeziel  over 1 year ago

    When will they show LuAnn their “toy” boxes?

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Frank misread it – he thought it was “Flying Buttocks Of Lust”.

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    cdillon85  over 1 year ago

    I mean, the very thought of your parents…eww. I’m glad mine never did. (pause) Hey, wait…

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    TMI for Luann, I hope she can process it. I’m sure Nancy loves reading those stories, but I doubt they’re really good stories. Minus the mermaids, they’re probably on the same level of those dreadful soap operas that have haunted TVs for decades. It’s funny to see how easily she accepts that her BFF/sister is a fan, but not that her mother is too. The image she had of Nancy is going to change and that’s good.

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    Rhetorical_Question   over 1 year ago

    Reality-based Daughter- Mother ?

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    buer  over 1 year ago

    Impressive, within the space of the last 2 frames, Luann is confirmed as a judgemental imbecile, and her best friend as an obnoxious backstabber, making them both pathetic and unpleasant. It’s a good thing those are not central character in the comic.

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    Purple People Eater  over 1 year ago

    I just can’t stop laughing at Luann’s expression in the last panel.

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    luann1212  over 1 year ago

    I guess this is an arc focusing on how children, even in this case a 19 or 20 year old college kid, Re uneasy that their parents might have a libido. Is Luann a bit prudish though?

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    sueb1863  over 1 year ago

    I would think that Bernice, who had an adult proposition her once (Ann Eiffel when Bernice was working at the bookstore) would be very wary of another adult offering her suggestive books and talking openly about getting turned on, even if it’s Luann’s mother.

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    Johnnyrico  over 1 year ago

    Fry, Fry, Fry!

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    elliel203  over 1 year ago

    It’s fun to playfully mess with your adult kid’s minds. I do it all the time!

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    detroitpete  over 1 year ago

    Good lord, Mom isn’t allowed to have life?

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    cabalonrye  over 1 year ago

    LoL Luann meets reality, parents are people. Brain goes on the fritz.

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    CaMabe  over 1 year ago

    Luann has the look on her face that teens do when they find out that their parents have sex.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    I’m starting to think that Nancy is secretly ashamed of Luann and wants Bernice to replace her.

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    rrsltx  over 1 year ago

    “I can understand why someone like Bernice would read romances…” Nice shot Lu. She deserved it.

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    Interventor12  over 1 year ago

    Dad gave mom a lusty book. Which got mom’s motor running. Sounds good to me.

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    chris_o42  over 1 year ago

    It’s kind of mean for Bernice to be making fun of Luann like that. It would have been hurtful when I was a teen for my mom and best friend to gang up on me.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “Coming up next, Nancy explains to Luann what the Fickle Finger of Fate, was! And later, enjoy watching all three ladies become stupified when they find out who the author “D. Coverly” really is, on a very Special, Luann!”

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    craigographics  over 1 year ago

    I think a key word is missing… the comic never said he gave a novel, just her first “romance”, which she defines a “flying buttons of love”. Must’ve been quite a scene!

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    Bruce1253  over 1 year ago

    Ummm. . . . Luann? How do you think you got here?

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    Terminal Frost Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Last time. Repeating myself because I don’t feel like re-typing it. I remember several women I know saying that they did not care where their husband/SO got their appetite so long as they came home for dinner.

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    salttsea  over 1 year ago

    Hmm…I’m starting to wonder if Lu, Bern and Nancy ever read this strip.

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    ErikN  over 1 year ago

    Bernice has incredible hearing if she can detect something that small sizzling away.

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    GaryCooper  over 1 year ago

    I haven’t read the book, but “Flying Buttons of Lust” is a great title.

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    salttsea  over 1 year ago

    If Lu is shocked that Nancy and Bern are becoming fast friends, how would she feel if Nancy and Pru bonded?

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    WilliamVollmer  over 1 year ago

    Did Frank buy Nancy her first bodice ripper to help get her worked up for some fun (in bed) between the two of them? And, Bernice, smirk all you want. Just think how you’d feel if (from what you’ve said, is unlikely,) your positions were reversed.

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    RadioDial Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A bunch of trolls sure have invaded this comment section. I’ll stick with just enjoying the comic.

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    Is like a melody Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I won’t say all, but most kids aren’t comfortable thinking of their parents being sexual beings…just as most parents aren’t comfortable thinking about theirs kid’s sexuality. That’s probably a good thing.

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    vickie.105  over 1 year ago

    Romance novels are the lowest form of “literature.”

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    Bernice should gift Luann the gift that keeps on buzzing

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    Duane Ott  over 1 year ago

    To quote my daughters after reading “mammal reproduction” section in their biology text, “You and Mom did that—ewww.”

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    preacherman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Wow. Who knew? Frank, the purveyor of lust.

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom  over 1 year ago

    I don’t like this turn of events at ALL.

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    RolloTheGrouch  over 1 year ago

    So what’s Luann’s objection to romance novels?

    A high-and-mighty intellectual sensibility? Hahaha.

    A new-found prudery after spending high school obsessing with boys and later romance-novel fling with Quill? Ugh.

    A general GnK-induced deterioriation into juvenile hysteria? More’n likely.

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    Bwahahaha!  over 1 year ago

    Ah, it does my heart good to see Luann melt down.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Right, Nancy. Why is this such a big deal and why is Luann becoming a “tattle-tail”? And she forgets Bernice’s dramatic episodes with Nil. April 27, 2022. So judgmental! =:-o

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    BuckarooDave  over 1 year ago

    gotta wonder if Frank and Nancy occasionally enjoy “role playing” .


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    waerdawg  over 1 year ago

    I bet they’re not even hidden…prolly more like hidden in plain sight. Luann just never noticed….

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    Tetonbil Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The only baffling behavior here to me is Luanns. She seems to have an estrogen disconnect. Odd in a young lady of that age. Now Bernice, what a hot mess!

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “Flying Buttons of Lust”…..I love it!

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    carrissima  over 1 year ago

    Yes, yes. Let’s all sit back and enjoy watching a young woman get smugly mocked by her mother and supposed best friend. This is great, just great. What excellent writing.

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    petermerck  over 1 year ago

    Again Luann, an aspiring writer, misses the point.

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    Stewbeef  over 1 year ago

    My mother, sister, and I used to read bodice rippers when I was younger. My tastes have changed but it was fun to share them and they aren’t just sexy. There is some historical fiction aspect to them.

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    DawnQuinn1  over 1 year ago

    IVLAX. Suspend reality. It is a COMIC. Also romance novels do not always descend into lust and porn. Asking if Nancy likes her daughter is total stupidity. If you follow the comic regularly, you would see the many times that Nancy has shown her love for Luann. You, sir, need a session with a psychologist, to try to understand your paranoia. Give your head a shake.

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    Ordinary Average Guy  over 1 year ago

    I gotta say “Flying Buttons of Lust” is a pretty good title.

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    imoty2004  over 1 year ago

    Could this be the beginning of a serious rift in the so-called “friendship” between Luann and Bernice? It’s been pretty toxic for a while, and now we have Luann’s “someone like Bernice” comment, along with Bernice and Nancy ganging up to make fun of Luann. Nice way for your mom and your supposed bestie to behave.

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    lpringle17  over 1 year ago

    When I was a teenager so long ago, I started reading Harlequin romances, but after a few weeks the same old storylines, repetition, sappy sex and poor writing got too boring. I then read Peyton Place which was at least a good story with interesting characters, eventually making it to a T.V. program. 50 Shades of Grey got boring years later as well, but years prior to that I found suspense novels and have been a constant reader ever since. Try reading Baldacci, Connelly, Harlan Coben, John Grisham, Lee Child, Linwood Barclay, Sue Graften, and any of the Kathy Reichs novels, to name a few. There is often romance, usually murder and/or crime and suspense and yep, even sex, all combined in a good read and satisfying ending. Buy them, get them from the library or borrow from a friend. It will start you on a life of crime (novels). Once adicted, you will be a reader of suspense/crime novels forever.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 1 year ago

    “My parents aren’t the people I thought they were.”

    “That’s nothing, honey. Wait until you find out how your grandmother assassinated Hitler.”

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    Martin 78  over 1 year ago

    Right now, I have a vision of Luann’s head exploding in rainbow colours, like all the elites in Kingsman.

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    “Listen,you can hear her brain frying!”—-LOL

    Mom is describing her honeymoon,no book reading required

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    destry1970  over 1 year ago

    My oldest daughter would bang on the door and tell us to knock it off she was trying to sleep, we would yell at her to turn up the tv or read a book.

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    liberalnlovinit  over 1 year ago

    What is it with the repeated…shall we say…erotic references that this strip has taken up?

    All I can say is – write more!

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    Vilyehm  over 1 year ago

    “Another one of the story lines going no where with no end in sight.”

    A romance novel with no end in sight must involve only face to face situations.

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    Just So So Premium Member over 1 year ago

    What I don’t understand is how Bernice, who is so upright that she had to break off her relationship with Nil because they were gasp kissing but she doesn’t seem to have a problem with making an allusion to ol’ Nan’s fantasies about her husband. Interesting also that she makes continual burns at her supposed friend’s expense but got all indignant when she’s on the receiving end. I’m ready to remove this strip from my list. Not because I care if they read yawn bodice rippers but because this comic consistently uses the title character as the butt of all jokes. At one time the amusement was in the foibles of all the characters. But recently all the characters have been given a chance to evolve with the exception of the main character.

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    comic reader 22  over 1 year ago

    If you pretend that these are three teenagers and no one is anybody’s mom then you just have two horny girls and one uptight girl. But it is possible to have children who choose to disregard their parents, and parents who have absolutely nothing in common with their children, with both parties not really liking each other very much. It usually ends up with them not seeing each other unless absolutely necessary (like Bernice and her mom) so I guess it will have to be Luann that leaves the comic strip….oh wait….the comic strip is named Luann.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I find it odd both that Luann would decide to “tattle” to her Dad about Nancy’s reading romance novels, and the “fried brain” look she has when she now understands that her Dad GAVE her Mom a romance novel.

    It really seems the focus is on showing (hopefully) Luann beginning to realize that her Mom is more than just the "fuddy-duddy, rather “generic” Mom" she envisions her Mom (and all Mom’s apparently) to be. If that is how this continues, the arc can be a good one. But it is surprising that Luann is depicted as that naive.

    Luann also “slammed” both Bernice and Nancy with the comments she made…. I am believing it to be inadvertent “slams”… but none-the-less, not really an attractive look for Luann today.

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    In regards to my “tawdry” discussion yesterday, where I felt the stuff last week FELT tawdry, I am now thinking it is mostly because of the way characters were drawn last week. Both Bernice and Nancy displayed the really weird expressions like Nancy is showing today in panel 2. I “get” that Greg is portraying by that look, a sort of “dreamy” or “wistful” sort of state/disposition… which is fine. But, it LOOKS so odd that it also reads a bit “tawdry” which I do not THINK is the message that is meant to be relayed…. but it still does read a bit that way to me.

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    HodgeElmwood  over 1 year ago

    Mind your own business, Luann.

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    htieiri  over 1 year ago

    Her mom is a repressed romantic. Yeah, poor Luann. It’s hard to think of your parents as being “that way”, if you know what I mean.

    And Bernice is totally clueless, as usual. She needs to get a life.

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    egadi'mnotclad  over 1 year ago

    Nancy loves her daughter without question, but Nancy loves who she is and need Luann to be her clone.

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    Susan123  over 1 year ago

    Reactions by all characters completely normal

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Luann can write much simpler romance books in the Dr. Seuss style:

    “Hop On Pop”

    “Horton Hears A Ho”

    “Oh, The Places You’ll Go (Don’t Touch That)”

    “The King’s Stilt”

    “Fox In Socks”

    “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!”

    “I am Not Going to Get Up Today”

    All those above are actual Dr. Seuss titles – only two of them have been slightly modified. Truly.

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I betcha more than one person lust an eye from those flying buttons!

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Bernice needs to go on a trip!

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Bernice is going to end up like Opal on Pickles minus a husband!

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    montylc2001  over 1 year ago

    Ok…this one made me laugh out loud.

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    The Quiet One  over 1 year ago

    What? You don’t think your mother has feelings too? Get over yourself Luann.

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    percheronhitch6  over 1 year ago

    this gets more baffling by the day.

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    Kenezg  over 1 year ago

    Flying Buttons of Lust???? And what’s that look on Nancy’s face in the 2nd panel? I understand LuAnn’s brain frying!!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    This storyline is turning out to be ‘cringe’, as the kids say today. I am VERY grateful my mother was never into those kinds of book.

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    hwmj  over 1 year ago

    I truly do not understand Luann considering Bernice a friend let alone a best friend, when Bernice is constantly demeaning towards her

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    finnygirl Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Luann is reacting awkwardly, as many clueless (and surprised) people do. But as for the other two harpies, I can only say that times must have really changed since I was a teen. My mother was a fun-loving gal who could tease me (or anybody else) with a clever remark. But she would have cut her tongue out before she would have put me down like Nancy is doing to Luann. And if any friend of mine had made the remarks Bernice is making, she would have been immediately invited by Mom to either cease and desist or go out the nearest door. And it’s not the subject matter that’s the disgusting factor here – it’s the juvenile ganging-up on Luann by two people who are supposed to have her best interests at heart.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Bruised and battered by Reality today, Luann barely survives. Nancy speaks unexpected truths and has Bernie as her ally….

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    paullp Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s fun. It’s entertaining. It’s also a comic strip.

    If I were really taking this seriously, if these were real people in a real situation (or a Dear Abby letter), I’d say that Luann started it by insulting Bernice. And she’s so uptight that she’s threatening to tattle to Daddy about what Mommy’s been reading? She deserves the zingers she’s getting from her mom and Bernice.

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    DaBump Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I don’t care, I’m just still laughing at that title!

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 1 year ago

    Luann couldn’t even look at a male nude model in art class.

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    eced52  over 1 year ago

    Somebody call the brain electrician. Luann has had a short circuit.

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