Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for October 03, 2023

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    lvlax  5 months ago

    Bam! Bernice blows it and sends Piro heading for the door

    No guy wants to be psychoanalyzed, Bernice. They just want a friend to talk to.

    Bernice will regret using the term “your condition” for a long, long time.

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    So did Bernice forget about the horrible kiss? Why is she into Piro again?

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    Busrayne  5 months ago

    Condition? That’s Bernice – always broad jumping to conclusions…

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    J. Scarbrough  5 months ago

    WOMP-WOMP-WOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMP!!

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    alasko  5 months ago

    Crash & Bern.

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    Tyge Premium Member 5 months ago

    Here’s the wind up and the pitch… Steee-rike three! You’re out!

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    beb01  5 months ago

    Ooo, Shot down! Poor Bernice. Of course Walt has been seeing professional therapist so he probably has a better idea of his condition than she does.

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    C  5 months ago

    Shot down in flames, Bern

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    Wishingonastar  5 months ago

    I think he wanted to talk to her as a friend, not as his therapist.

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    pseudomao  5 months ago

    Oh, yikes. Totally the wrong thing to say, Bernice. :(

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    Tenax  5 months ago

    Blew it big time. Doubtful there will be “another time” now.

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    catchup  5 months ago

    Piro is not a ‘project’! Poor man.

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    Asharah  5 months ago

    Bernice needs therapy

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    BabyBlue  5 months ago

    I wonder who it will be who finally has what Piro needs….I’m going with Stef.

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    jea9hrkr  5 months ago

    PATHETIC! Bernice Needs BIG time therapy and she cannot even recognize her biggest project ever – herself!

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    Willow Mt Lyon  5 months ago

    Bernice just turned off Piro.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Berenice you were shot down.

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    kenhense  5 months ago

    Well good enough. G & K have been dumbing down Luann – now it’s Bernice’s turn.

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    Caldonia  5 months ago

    Geez, Bernice! Your condition must have something to do with narcissism.

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    Enter.Name.Here  5 months ago

    If you want someone to open up then don’t treat them as being different.

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    nightflight  5 months ago

    Okay, Bernice. Illegal motion, 15 yard penalty, and you’re ejected from the game.

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 5 months ago

    Geeze…with THAT approach, spinsterhood is a real possibility.

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    Wilkins068  5 months ago

    3.. 2.. 1.. Shutdown

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    R.W.Singer -SF  5 months ago

    Can we say “thirsty!”?

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    ronaldspence  5 months ago

    you can lead a drink to waterbut youmight make him horse…Nern is the answer to a question no one is asking

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    9thCapricorn  5 months ago

    Bernice, you blew it. You assumed he has a “condition” based on what? That is what he dislikes. Nobody likes labels.

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    JonGoss  5 months ago

    Now we understand why Piro disappears from the strip so often. The guy doesn’t want to be fixed, he just wants to be accepted, some stability, and he’ll work out his stuff. He’ll talk when he can trust someone to do that with, which Bernice just messed up.

    It’s not about the nail, ladies.

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    ProclaimLiberty  5 months ago

    So, Bernice is so arrogant that claims to know Piro better than either Tara or Luann, both of whom she deems incompetent to deal with Piro’s “condition”. I’m sure Piro is thrilled to hear that she thinks he has a condition of some sort. That’s just what he would really want someone to think, isn’t it? [NOT!] It ought to be deemed at least mildly surprising if he ever speaks to any of them again after being slapped with such an insult on top of a day’s worth of intrusive manipulations by Tara and Luann — though Luann’s bid for friendly banter and a shared study session was the least of them. If ever he was motivated to retreat into his own defensive isolation, he has been motivated to do so now.

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    mnexplorer+  5 months ago

    Not interested.

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    snsurone76  5 months ago

    Piro is a troubled young man who needs serious therapy. Does anyone know his background? His parentage?

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    Rhetorical_Question   5 months ago

    Bernice’s Ignorance is a major red flag for Piro. Piro has been victim of narcissistic people who believe that they have the answers. No one can solves the Piro’s problems. Dez has the emotional intelligence to help Piro?

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    blunebottle  5 months ago

    Way to go, Bernice.

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    Ruth Brown  5 months ago

    Some people tend towards melancholy and that’s okay. Some people are introverts who function at different levels and that’s okay. If Piro’s housing problems are no longer, that a great step forward. Live and let live.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Huh!

    That’s got to be one of the FASTEST “Thanks, but No Thanks,” ever recorded in the Strip.

    Second only to that time Stef, brushed off (GAG) Les.

    Good on You Walt, quickly divesting yourself of Bernice.

    And serves Me right for “rooting” her. Never Again!

    Okay Walt.

    One Down, Two to Go! ;-)

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    charlenelin1201  5 months ago

    Love this strip. Wish they would make it into a TV drama along the lines of “Happy Days” in the 70s.

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    drewpamon  5 months ago

    Hey Bernice, an undergraduate psyc major is not authorized to act as a psychologist.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Luckily Piro is intelligent, he heard Bernice’s presumption and walk away. Bernice is really bad with others and she doesn’t seem to understand what she’s studying. People you see a few times and then say to you that they “Know you well” are annoying, no one likes to feel judged and you can’t openly ask someone who has traumas to tell you about it. Luann is managing her relationship with Piro a thousand times better, staying close to him for cheering him up and waiting patiently for him to want to tell her something. If Bernice doesn’t change, that “Another time” will never happen.

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    The Old Wolf  5 months ago

    Correct response, Piro. Gee golly jeepers, can you imagine getting involved with someone who was constantly wanting to analyze and “fix” you? The horror…

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    Rhetorical_Question   5 months ago

    Didn’t Bernice receive a recommendation to study law instead of psychology?

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    comic reader 22  5 months ago

    Bernice just dropped in to see what condition his condition is in.

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    leighabc123  5 months ago

    Piro doesn’t want you, Bernice!

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    weikelk  5 months ago

    Psych majors can be very pushy with their opinions and desire to analyze people. It’s annoying to say the least. Run Piro!

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    wolfiiig  5 months ago

    Oh well, about half the world is male. Bernice will find her guy or he will find her.

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    kucpa Premium Member 5 months ago

    With friends like these…

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    OneTime59  5 months ago

    Bernice pushing the psych major (not graduate) on Piro to analyze his “condition”. Something to add to her studies. Wise of Piro to see through Bern’s facade and walk away.

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    6foot6  5 months ago

    she is going to make a terrible therapist.

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    Crann Bethadh  5 months ago

    Why have just one little old condition? Stick with Bernice and end up with a collection!

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    steven r. Premium Member 5 months ago

    Can we move on?

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    Chuck374  5 months ago

    You blew it. You had a chance to be his girlfriend and decided to play unlicensed therapist. YOU are the one with a condition.

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    Binky Premium Member 5 months ago

    Bernice, listen to your own counsel. Go talk to a therapist yourself and get one that can help you develop some humility, tact and compassion. Time for you to move back home…like NOW. (⁠☞⁠ ⁠ಠ⁠_⁠ಠ⁠)⁠☞

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    rrsltx  5 months ago

    Physician, heal thyself.

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    Ellis97  5 months ago

    Bernice is trying seduce Piro and keep him for herself, but he’s having none of it.

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    RSH  5 months ago

    Agree here that B just destroyed her chances at friendship w/ P. At first he was happy to see her now he’s probably relieved to be leaving. Tomorrow may see the three of them looking at the closed door and (sadly, ignorantly) trying to figure what happened.

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    belant  5 months ago

    Bernice is into Piro because Luann is. I’ll bet she goes into full-on stalker mode again. I really dislike Bernice. She’s mean, arrogant, and a terrible friend.

    I miss the days when the strip was about Luann and her relationships. Now she’s just a foolish punching bag with awful friends. Karen Evans has ruined the strip, IMO.

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member 5 months ago

    Maybe they could chat about Bernice’s ‘condition’.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 5 months ago

    She psyched him out

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    AmissaSada  5 months ago

    I think this is the most I’ve heard Piro talk since he appeared on the scene!

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    Lord Hearteater  5 months ago

    “No one is angrier than a woman who has been rejected in love.” -William Congreve (from “The Mourning Bride”)

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  5 months ago

    There are people out there, many of them, who do believe that if a person is unlike them that person is sick in some way or other.

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    Call me Ishmael  5 months ago

    His condition is he’s got a star in his head. Why?

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    DM2860  5 months ago

    The worst part of when someone tries to fix another person is that when it does not work, they blame the injured party.

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    The Pro from Dover  5 months ago

    I said, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

    Yeah

    Yeah

    Oh-yeah

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    tremaine53  5 months ago

    Piro just became my favorite character.

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    tremaine53  5 months ago

    Bernice is highly skilled at “othering” people.

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    JustPlainBob  5 months ago

    There are needy nerds who want a girl (“mother”) to tell there problems to. And after listening to the whining for a month, Bernice should be sick of it, and change her major to cosmetology.

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    carrissima  5 months ago

    Can someone PLEASE castrate Bernice’s ego?! All she does lately is run around telling everyone what they need without ever bothering to listen to a thing they say.

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    random boredom  5 months ago

    None of 3 girls understands what Piro wants. He just wants to be left alone.

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    comic reader 22  5 months ago

    Bernice has surpassed her previous record of being the most obnoxious girl on the planet. The creepy image of her sitting patting the couch for PIro to sit down and be analyzed will probably give him nightmares for years! Talk about trauma. Her need to practice medicine without a license seems to be getting out of hand – can’t she be reported or arrested?

    Since all of G&K stories are about women competing with women, we need Tiffany (who is Piro’s friend) to show up this week to get him away from these wacked-out bimbos!

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    scottydog13  5 months ago

    Ugh, I hate Bernice. She’s a terrible character, and she’s not even remotely qualified to do all of the so called “counseling” she does, under the guise of being a psychology student.

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    luann1212  5 months ago

    Bernice is so unaware of how others might feel, and unwisely believing that she is at a stage where she can. The sad part is that having a serious romantic relationship with a Walt/Piro would be soul-shifting for Bernice.

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    hoffquotes2  5 months ago

    Typical psych major

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    syzygy47  5 months ago

    What was Bernice expecting? The Kenny Rogers song:“pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it inI watched myself crawlin’ out as I was a-crawlin’ inI got up so tight I couldn’t unwindI saw so much I broke my mindI just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in”

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    calliarcale  5 months ago

    Piro could definitely tell this was a bad situation brewing! :-)

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    yangeldf  5 months ago

    I feel like he wants a quick fix without having to do any work. Bernice admitting she doesn’t know is actually pretty mature for a college student, but if he won’t sit down and talk to her (or anyone) about this he’s never going to get better no matter how many ridiculous thrill seeking adventures he goes on. (Not sure if we’ll go this route, but this IS a common path to drug use too)

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    Grey Forest  5 months ago

    Piro, Gunther, Les, Kip, Guys got to get it together! You guys are going nuts the pond can’t that small. The only one that has it made is Brad I think?

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    davidlwashburn  5 months ago

    They all need to stop trying to fix him and just get to know him.

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    pripley  5 months ago

    I’m old and forgetful, but I thought Bernice dropped the psych major thing?

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    KEA  5 months ago

    good idea — lousy way to frame it

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    Tetonbil Premium Member 5 months ago

    EEK! SHREEK!

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    brick10  5 months ago

    Rather than being a friend, Bernice decides to “Go for the Cure.”

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 5 months ago

    Good for you Piro!

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Three for three. No one understands or accepts Piro as he is. Disappointed in Bernice, but not surprised. She has a lot to learn. Start with not analyzing people.

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    locake  5 months ago

    Bernice is the only one with a “condition”.

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member 5 months ago

    Ooh, a burn to Bern!

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 5 months ago

    He might want to stop by the Kafé and meet Ox and Tiffany.

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    Metal maiden  5 months ago

    Bernice, for as smart as she is….. really missed the boat on that one!!!

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Another brush off….

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    imoty2004  5 months ago

    Just when you think Bernice can’t be any nosier, more annoying, or more deluded about her supposed intellectual superiority and ability to “read” people, she raises the bar another notch. At this point, I want Ann Eiffel back. Or Shannon. Maybe even Dirk. Anyone at all who can push Bernice out of the various storylines.

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    Angry Indeed  5 months ago

    Smart move, Piro. Nobody likes uninvited psychos wanting to listen to your problems.

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    (Meh)  5 months ago

    Oh Bernice, how lousy are you, let me count the ways:1) Being condescending towards two people he willingly spends time with: a girl he likes, and the only family he seems to be in touch with (especially since Piro’s issues are his family)2) Claiming you know someone “better than them”, even though you don’t really know him at all. In a totally confident yet undeserved (aka arrogant) manner3) Deciding that “you need someone to talk to”, when the guy came to have a study session and some laughs 4) Proclaiming you are the “professional” (“I’m a psych major”) when in fact you are a maybe 2nd-year student (not clear if time is progressing or not in the comic) who is completely oblivious to how lousy you are5) Deciding he has a “condition”. Not even “you can talk to me about anything that troubles you”, or even “you can talk to me about your problems”. He has a “condition”.6) Failing to back up the “condition” claim with anything that may make it sound even the least bit valid – even a “you seem depressed” would be a better answer than “I don’t know” here! (it would still be a lousy answer, but anything would be better than “I don’t know” – so there’s no particular thing that makes her say this)BONUS: The entire posture and facial expressions in panels 1 and 2.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  5 months ago

    “You are madly in love with me. This is also called bat-something crazy.”

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    Susan123  5 months ago

    Run Piro run!

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    GaryCooper  5 months ago

    It’s the human condition. And you can talk about it, but you can’t cure it.

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    bwest.devore37  5 months ago

    cold shoulder treatment. Bernice is kind of pushy.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 5 months ago

    Would you want a dental student who hasn’t even done her practicum practicing on your teeth?

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    liberalnlovinit  5 months ago

    Bern, maybe Piro’s just looking for a friend…

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    MJ Weber Premium Member 5 months ago

    Bernice! Dumb, Dumb and Dumber!

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    AndrewSihler  5 months ago

    Nothing like stepping on your own come-on.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 5 months ago

    Yass Piro, reject her and end this!!

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  5 months ago

    Bernice is a far more “interesting case” than Piro. And it’s far easier to analyze HER.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  5 months ago

    Bernice spends the next two hours analyzing a fast-asleep Puddles

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    wantcomicsnow2  5 months ago

    YAY PIRO!!!!

    Keep going, and DON’T LOOK BACK!!!

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    tutibug5  5 months ago

    Well -we never have to think about those two ever getting together. the end

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    Sisyphos  5 months ago

    Piro has little patience with fools, frauds, and Bernie….

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    Phoenix83  5 months ago

    His condition is that people always think he has a condition

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    Rockabore  5 months ago

    He has an actual therapist now, so he doesn’t need to entertain the sanctimonious Quack Bernice.

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    Mooshki Premium Member 5 months ago

    Piro needs to hang out with Gunther & Les. Gunther is too wrapped up in himself to annoy Piro with too much attention, and Les can be pretty insightful, but just comments without pushing anything.

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    TravelinMan  5 months ago

    Piro moved, to vacate his chair.

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    Kenezg  5 months ago

    SHUT DOWN! You’re not as good as you think, Bernice…

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    JRobinson Premium Member 5 months ago

    BTW, what’s involved in shaving a star into the side of one’s head? Seems like it’d be awfully hard both to get and to maintain…

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    clownburst Premium Member 5 months ago

    I’ll sit with you Bernie =)

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    tigerdg  5 months ago

    I don’t remember Bernice being this annoying and overbearing in high school. Was she?

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    kathy shellorne  5 months ago

    When I was an angry, rebellious teen girl, my previously-unknown-to-me great aunt started sending me “christian” guidance articles cut from magazines.

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    Ukko wilko  5 months ago

    “I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.”

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    The Quiet One  5 months ago

    Being a psych major does not make you a psychiatrist. Just sayin.

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    BayReader  5 months ago

    Bernice: “they don’t know you like I do.”Piro: “What’s my condition?”Bernice: “I don’t know”Piro: exit stage leftDid Bernice ever read the letter from Piro? I think not. I think he said some things about himself to Bernice in the letter, but since she didn’t read it, she says she doesn’t know his “condition.” This confirms to Piro that Bernice did not read his letter, and he leaves.

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