January 17, 2018
Don’t you trust him Shoog?
Wow! I didn’t expect that. Seems Tif and Stef didn’t either.
That’s pretty bold for any guy to suggest. He barely knows her, aside from their flirting a couple weeks back. And that seemed out of character for both of them. So it’s going to be an menagerie of three.
Bless their hearts! The Banana Pudding is about to hit the fan! 8^ )
Overly bold I agree, she does seem attracted to the idea in panel 2.
Plus it solves the burglar issue, since Shang-Chi here can fight off any would-be thieves.
(I can’t be the only one to notice that Kip looks a lot like Simu Liu.)
Maybe all three of them could live together. Of course, he’d have to pretend to be gay.
One sugar honey ice tea minute!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!¡
Oh you know you read that out loud in a Southern accent!
Well, why not? Nothing wrong with opposite sex roommates as long as the boundaries are established up front.
Just what “kind” of roomie do you think they are thinking about? Roomie with benefits?
Kip Lee or Tiffany Farrell?
Oh, now it’s “sugar” instead of “shoog”, huh?
I thought of suggesting Kip earlier, but quickly backtracked when I realized that Stef would be part of a package deal. Please, please, please no Stef and no Tiff abuse.
Oh, I’m liking this better and better.
I wasn’t expecting that, but thinking about the innuendos when they were selling the hot tea, I really should have figured that something like this would happen. I am still hoping she’ll invite Ox.
Did opportunity knock…..or just walk in?
Nailed it :) Nothing like a fine athlete spending the summer with you to help you apply sunscreen and to make you feel safe and protected. Why I bet if there were to be a thunderstorm, Kip might even be OK with you taking refuge in his room until the scary storm passed. Having all those muscles near by is very comforting
This is a interesting development.
I suspected it might be Kip!
I knew it was coming
YES this love triangle finally hit’s it’s peak. As does my being annoyed by it as their just dragging it out because shut up instead of to get good drama out of it. Even in a trashy sense, Kiff is very clearly checked out of his relationship with Steff, so it comes off more as “when will the inevitble happen and he dumps her for tiffany”, and less “ohhh who will he pick”. It dosen’t help that both times this has been a plot… the winner’s been claer. Early on it was clearly stef as he didn’t even seem to know tiff that well nor notice she had a thing for him, while now it’s flipped as every strip with his actual girlfriend sees him exasperated, while he and tiff actually have chemistry. And this wasn’t some slow motion breakdown of the relationship caught over months, they just went from mildly discfuctional to two minutes from breaking up.
Kip shoulda known to ask Tiffany aside somewhere and not in front of Stef.
We’re getting over the top on all Stef’s peachy expressions.
Sugar honey iced tea moment huh? I knew there was flirting going on, more seriously on Kip’s part, between KIP and Tiff, but I wondered if GnK would follow through and how. Now we see how, hilarious! Classic misdirection play!
Shouldn’t that be “one darling-adorable-marvelous-nice minute”?
Ohhhh. WHY would Kip offer to room with Tiff knowing Stef wouldn’t approve…unless they actually broke up??
Well, there’s always poor, gullible Dez from whom that b!tch can mooch money!!
They’ll be quite busy through the summer making…. Tea?
At last—Kip has come to his senses!! At least, I hope so!!
Yeah – Kip break up w Stef! Do it NOW. Pull off the band- aid quickly!
I loved the “Me” gesture in the middle panel. Rarely do we see him smile albeit a closed one. AND the smile produced an adorable dimple!
Ha Haaaaaa!. I knew it!! Kip & Tiff sitting in a tree…k.i.s.s.i.n.g… I’ma loving this! ᕙ (° ~͜ʖ~ °) ᕗ
BTW, is what’s his name still living with Brad and his wife?How long has that situation been going on, 3 years or so?
Looks like somebody needs some sugar-honey-iced-T’s-tea to calm her down.
You don’t think Stephanie doesn’t trust him do you? Break out the T’s Teas, Tiffany. They call her Mellow Yellow.
WOW! IT’S GOING TO BE KIP???
I wasn’t expecting this twist. I figured he already had some place to stay over the summer. Stef is going to be JEALOUS! lol.
Will Tiff find romance with Kip? This will be interesting.
Well, looks like Buckeroo called it a week or two ago.
And it looks like Stef’s “intervention” was called by some of the rest of ”US.”
Just yesterday, even. Kinda. ;-)
Now, THIS is interesting! Tiffany seems to really like the possibility and Kip is so generous in selflessly helping a friend in need. But it’s only natural that his girlfriend isn’t happy with the idea. Maybe Stef will tell him not to go to Tiffany’s, or maybe she will decide to skip the family (and the weird competition) to go with him to the Farrell mansion. It would be too easy if Tiffany and Kip spend the summer together without any problems. At some point Bets and Gunther may even come and ask if she can host them!
Stef cussed? I thought this was a PG rate strip!
In the middle picture, almost looks like Kip was holdin his arms out an gonna give Tiff a hug. Until Stef walked up. In the last picture Kip is really close to Tif and leaning towards her.
Meh, it’s probably a bad idea, but not for the reasons Stef is imagining.
Regardless of what happens in tomorrow strip, the Stef/Kip relationship should be over!
That’s not how anybody uses the phrase sugar-honey-iced-tea because the vulgar word it replaces makes no sense there.
Whoa there, Kip… That’s pretty forward of you, dude.
Yaaay I called it !
As we say in South Carolina, “well, shut my mouth!”.
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That was very twisty! Are we gonna see an old fashioned southern, “coming-to-jesus” moment?
Shouldn’t it be Drizzled Apple Molasses Nectar
I am guessing there’s an acronym for that?
I’m with whats-her-name on this one.
zzzzzz….. well, some thing is happening on this arc.
The acronym is so forced. She needs to learn how to cuss.
Great turn of events!
Nice artistry GnK. I like that wry smile in panel 2 promising – yes, we all know.
Regardless of Kip’s intentions (re: Tiff) it all makes perfect sense (to him); free room and board in exchange for his presence as a sense of safety may be perfect as far as he’s concerned. Like many students Kip is probably an out of stater (varsity recruit) who wants housing for the summer but is on a tight budget.
Well, well, well…We are about to see how sacred one’s summer with fam really is.
Stef you’re so history
It’s probably about time for Rosa to return from South America.
If you were looking for a house mate of the opposite gender, Tiffany, Kip, WITHOUT Steff, might make an interesting choice.
As one pro wrestling announcer would say “business is about to pick up!”
Watch your mouth there, Missy!
I guess Moony Uni is not big enough in football for Kip to get the NIL (name, image, likeness) money from donors that the courts have started allowing in recent years.
Suddenly Tiffany is a threat, honestly it was more insulting to Tiffany when Steph barely considered her human for being overweight.
Looks like someone is about to start a major conflict.
Yeah, the look on Tiff’s face in the last panel says it all…
wait just one sugar-honey-iced-tea with fenugreek minute.
Oh right! I almost forgot about Kip. (I’m sure GK did too ;p)
Haha! Didn’t see that one coming … this is getting good!
( pulling up a chair and grabbing a bag of popcorn)
I think it’s safe to say the Sugar-Honey-Iced-Tea has hit the fan. She’s going to go ape-Sugar-Honey-Iced-Tea on Kip over that one.
Wonder what Daddy will say if Kip stays the summer..hmmm ✧\(>o<)ﾉ✧
Well, this Strip finally got “Interesting” again…LOL
And in the plot twist of all plot twists, it turns out Kip is the one who has been robbing homes there. You heard it here first folks!
No offer of generosity goes unpunished.
HEY! I love banana pudding!
And the storm begins, I wonder how big it will be!
What a Fun Unique Concise Kooky exclamation from Stef…
Sounds like a great idea to me! They seemed to hit it off and they could be great friends!
Yeah, I could see this brewing after the Tea sales.
Did somebody say, “kiss mah grits?”
Because I think he’s volunteering.
Hey, with all that practice, he’s probably good at it!
The referee is giving them their instructions, and they head for their corners and we wait for the bell…
Is that some fancypants way of saying a sweetea minute?
The look on Tiff’s face says it all. She is very into the idea.
I like where this is going!
So Kip has to trust Stef at Cheer Camp, but Stef doesn’t trust Kip at the Manse?
So Stef considers Tiffiany a threat? I guess that’s why she gives backhanded compliments…to grind her down.
Love Kip in that second panel!
And He’s Back! This Kip Lee is quite the operator. He flirts with Tiffany at the Fair, goes back to bonking Stef as soon as she gets back, and now he wants to move in with Tiffany for the summer. I think he likes money, and would like to have some of Tiffany’s money. It’s even possible that Stef could be in on a little money making plot with him as well.
I hope Tiffany (and her dad) will understand that this Kip guy is accustomed to a mature sexual relationship, which he is going to expect with any woman he involves himself with. I don’t believe his new Saint Kip personal one bit.
If Kip leaves Stef for Tiff, there will be civil war in the dorm. Dez and Bets wouldn’t put up with it, I imagine, and neither should Stef or Tiff. The roomies should break up if this all goes south.
I honestly wouldn’t object to Tiff and Kip being roomies they certainly have chemistry. Tiff finally gets to be with someone who treats her with genuine kindness and Kip gets to be with someone who treats him like a person. Steff just treats him like a belonging just like how Luann treated Quill. Meanwhile poor old Bets has sacrificed her summer and is going to be trapped in the closet with Gunther’s sexuality.
It’s a mansion, with more than one bedroom!
So Stefi CAN say the word Sugar. She uses that dumb Shoog so much I thought she couldn’t say Sugar.
I suggested this yesterday but I really didn’t expect it.
It is nice to see Kip happy for a change, and Stef unhappy. Not sure what Tiffany is feeling. She does not seem happy but Tiffany did not do anything wrong here. Stef can’t be mad at her.
You mad Shoog?
Now it’s getting good!
Now this could get interesting.
Boy… do we ever need Ann❤️Eiffel more than ever.
So, Steff CAN pronounce “Sugar” correctly!
Okay,now shake hands and come out gouging….
He’s about to tell you to stuff it, shoog!
Sorry, no one wants you, Shoog!
Ooooh, somebody make the popcorn…this is going to be GOOD!
You wouldn’t think Stef would mind, since she thinks Tiffany is an obese cow.
Here we go!
I’d like to see how this plays out but I have a nasty premonition that it will get sidetracked by another arc.
Called it! Along with 50 others probably though :D
On the basis of yesterday’s strip, I was beginning to wonder if Steff was no longer interested in spending the summer sitting on Kip’s . . . um, lap.
Remember when Luann had a character named Luann in it?
Well, I didn’t expect this to happen. Let’s play dark room and see what develops here.
Ha, I thought so.
The Sugar – Honey – Iced – Tea just hit the fan!
not sure that’s the correct usage of sugar-honey-ice-tea
I sense impending violence.
Stefanie Bird! Such language!
Not so fast, Stef. Not so fast.
cue the dark ambient music with discordant overtones which, although broadly tonal, is inflected with chromatic and polytonal passages representing the archetypal example of a florid, melodramatic style in a netherworld of endless absurdity reaching towards a maudlin cosmos of nothingness
Anyone see this twist coming?
Could this be a Summer of Love for Tiff? Could Steff finally be written out of the strip?
Well as she just said, the “SugarHoneyIcedTea” is going to hit the fan!
Kip has a friendly offer for Tiffany (maybe innocent, but he is a player). Stef has an offer for both Tiff and Kip, and it’s definitely not so friendly….
I would’ve said "Wait one -Driving-Around-My-Neighborhood Minute lol
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