Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for February 20, 2024

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    lvlax  3 months ago

    Okay… so maybe Piro is homeless, and he just called up Bernice so he could come by and use her restroom?? ;)

    Should she ask him if he wants to watch a silent movie? We know he loves those.. and that way he could still be having quiet time.


    At the very least, she should offer him a beverage.

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    alasko  3 months ago

    Dropping in, dropping a deuce…

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    Namrepus  3 months ago

    As CCR famously said, there’s a bathroom on the right.

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    J. Scarbrough  3 months ago

    Something tells me that the particular word Bernice was wanting Piro to say was three letters high.

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    e.professor  3 months ago

    Is Piro sitting in the wet spot left by Puddles when Bernice was housesitting?

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    Azul0858  3 months ago

    Whoever commented previously that Piro/Walt should have gone to a library for quiet…yes, he should have. They have quiet and restrooms, and you’re not being rude or disregarding of anyone by going there and not talking. Bernice is probably intrigued because of her major, but they don’t know each other well enough to care all that much, and he’s not even trying to put forth any effort to know her better. Something’s going to have to happen to move his story forward…revelations, finding a (new?) therapist.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bernice was being nice by giving Piro some space, Bernice ask the question in the wrong way, IMO

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    Asharah  3 months ago

    Isn’t this Luann’s family home?

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    Firebat  3 months ago

    The term “Wet Blanket” comes to mind.

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    reedkomicks Premium Member 3 months ago

    The star on his head looks bigger. Wish to know what the deal is with that…

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    ACTIVIST1234  3 months ago

    Piro:. The perpetually moody loner. Bernice will be a great counselor— after only 5 minutes with her, Piro lets it all out.

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    Definite a NEED and not a DESIRE.

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    BabyBlue  3 months ago

    There’s a thing called therapeutic silence. Bernice is trying but she hasn’t mastered the skill yet. But at least she gets it – unlike the other two who only care about how he reacts to them.

    He’ll open up when he’s ready. And when he’s ready she’ll be there. If she’s smart and I think she is.

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    Wilkins068  3 months ago

    Will Bernice teach him how to tiptoe down th hallway to the bathroom an not make any noise like she did? Will she tell him to sit down while peeing to be more quiet?

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    cmxx  3 months ago

    Public buildings have restrooms. Homes have bathrooms.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Uh, I don’t think that Piro came all the way over there just to use the restroom.

    I think he wants to talk.

    And what’s up with Bernice?

    Yesterday she was all “chatty.”

    Bat got her tongue?

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    Willow Mt Lyon  3 months ago

    The bathroom is down the hall, and the kitchen is on the left. There’s coffee. Help yourself.

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    Rhetorical_Question   3 months ago

    The Degroots house has two bathrooms?

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    Rhetorical_Question   3 months ago

    Does Nancy and Frank know Walter “Piro” Starr?

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    RSH  3 months ago

    Bern is blowing it; she should have told him where the bathroom was initially (as one would do with any guest) leave a glass of water or mug of hot tea (w/o caffeine) and then left him alone.

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    kenhense  3 months ago

    Tara did spend a night on the DeGroot sofa. But if Piro needs a place to sleep, I think Piro would look a little scarier to Frank & Nancy. And I doubt G & K are going to put Bern & Piro in the same bed.

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    French Persons Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Need anything… sure, Bern.. better close the door first though..”

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    live2read  3 months ago

    What are the chances a kiss will happen before the week is over?

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    Troglodyte  3 months ago

    Bern should give it a rest, and Piro some room… :D

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    bluephrog  3 months ago

    Doesn’t Bernice use Brad’s old room in LuAnn’s house? That would mean that Bernice has Piro right where LuAnn wants him to be.

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member 3 months ago

    There was this monk who took a vow of silence, but the monastery permitted him to ask one question aloud after twenty years. So when twenty years came by, he spoke up and asked, “Where’s the restroom?”

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    He’s tired?

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    I assume Bernice is trying reignite any potential sparks that she and Piro had back in 2017?

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    ahnk_2000  3 months ago

    And they accuse men of being “fixers”.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sometimes people just need to be somewhere, but hey Piro, a little small talk to keep it from getting creepy.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s refreshing to see Bernice try so hard to be understanding with someone, after always seeing her be totally tactless and rude with her BFF. This and her past interactions with Jack show that she can be a nice person, at least with the boys she likes. Even funny and sweet in her awkwardness. I hope she can get to know Piro and that he tells her about his troubles. Having to help someone who really suffers could help her get back in touch with humanity. Piro already seems to be better than when he was in Mrs Horner’s class.

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    wolfiiig  3 months ago

    A hard offer to pass on as she’s offering it, but nature calls. Some of us has been there.

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    DaBump Premium Member 3 months ago

    Shoulder to lean your head on? A friendly/motherly hug?

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    tcayer  3 months ago

    The difference between men and women.

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    rugeirn  3 months ago

    Americans are terrible at companionable silence.

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    thight1944  3 months ago

    Piro reminds me of the dark, brooding Byronic hero. He’s a mystery waiting to be solved.

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    DawnQuinn1  3 months ago

    Piro is not homeless.

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    srmalone  3 months ago

    One of the lamest storylines yet. Tedious.

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    wongo  3 months ago

    Why is everyone sucking up to this weirdo looser? Kick him to the curb before he does something harmful!

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    wolfiiig  3 months ago

    Bernice, everybody’s favorite trash talk object? In my limited experience, back off. To my limited experience female’s like males.

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago

    Shave and a haircut? Probably a shower.

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    BJShipley1  3 months ago

    Piro is reminding me of those immature girls who go on Facebook and chant “I’m upset! But don’t anyone dare ask me to explain why!”

    Who goes to someone else’s home so they can just sit there in silence making them feel uncomfortable? For someone who wants privacy and solitude Piro sure is going out of his way to be around people.

    I was on his side with Luann and Tara. But now he’s crossed the line into “performative brooding.” Just go home and be alone there, dude.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ha! Not what she was expecting! She does seem sensitive to Piro’s demeanor, but still unsure of how to help him. Hope she stays calm, and not over anxious and start babbling again. ;-o

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    Binky Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bernice.. Just HAD to stick her oar in, * as always

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    comic reader 22  3 months ago

    Wow. Piro is really milking it! Now he’s got Bernice caught in his doldrums web and he can also count on reaping the renewed jealousy attention from Luann and Tara, (who had actually started cooperating with each other on their “project” -as he overheard). That little partnership is going to dissolve as soon as they find out a third woman has been added to the mix.

    Is Piro still homeless? It seems like it, from his behavior. Maybe Luann can give him the keys to the Fuse. That would fit her MO.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 3 months ago

    October 20, 2015. A conversation reboot? LOL!

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    wolfiiig  3 months ago

    Just do Motel 6 and be adults. Even I did that.

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    wolfiiig  3 months ago

    Be an adult, most of us have done this.

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    locake  3 months ago

    If I were Bernice I would go back to doing whatever I was doing before Piro arrived. He wants to be alone, so just ignore him and do your own activity. Don’t know why she is sitting there in silence with him.

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    Stewbeef  3 months ago

    What a relief! He’s not depressed, just constipated.

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    pearlyqim  3 months ago

    He needs a shrink, or at least a counselor.

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    Bernice shouldn’t wipe that drool off her face

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    comic reader 22  3 months ago

    If this wasn’t a comic, and if I couldn’t trust that G&K wouldn’t do anything shocking, I would be feeling a little nervous about Bernice being alone with this guy. There’s a nice, scruffier (if that’s possible), kind of “edgy” quality to the Piro drawings today.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  3 months ago

    Don’t speak, just point.

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    The Quiet One  3 months ago

    You had to know Bernice couldn’t keep quiet.

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    lawguy05  3 months ago

    I won’t say what I’m thinking…

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    andrew.scharnhorst  3 months ago

    Loquacious chap.

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    Drgnslr Premium Member 3 months ago

    I think I could put up with Piro for about a half an hour.

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    erin.adamic Premium Member 3 months ago
    Sure wish I had such a good friend.
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    howtheduck  3 months ago

    Piro is in a talkative mood. He said “actually” and “yeah”, when just “yeah” would have sufficed.

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    Marge Premium Member 3 months ago

    Best answer ever! LOL

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 3 months ago

    It is cute to see Bernice rather “nervous” about this impromptu meeting with Piro. She is displaying all her standard behaviors in these panels:

    1. A strong desire to do “the right thing”.

    2. ENTHUSIASM to do “what is asked”.

    3. A focus on trying to be “helpful”.

    The HUMOR in Bernice’s character really stems from the dichotomy that often happens….. she TRIES so very hard to do all of the above, but often OVER TRIES and the results are all over the map.

    I think Bernice as a character really expresses well a common type of personality in this way. Many of us can see facets of ourselves in her actions.

    But….. regarding the specifics of today….. Piro’s request to use the restroom…. suggests that Piro is NOT going to be particularly focused on opening up his “emotional heart” to Bernice at the moment. Piro’s request seems more akin to simply having the visit to Bernice be that of a “shield” to get away from it all, or to avoid whatever is bothering him.

    So, unless Bernice misguidedly and unsuccessfully keeps trying to draw out Piro’s emotions (which would likely simply have him leave there as well) …. I think the more likely scenario will be that Bernice and Piro end up just hanging out and not delving into substance. And, likely Luann will arrive home and we will end the week with a bit of conflict between Luann and Bernice on how to “deal” with Piro…. in much the same way Luann and Tara had been interacting previously.

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    ccfharvard4  3 months ago

    Bernice’s sitting there would make the atmosphere very tense; just go about her business and give Piro some room.

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    kenhense  3 months ago

    Well for the time being – at least Piro saved us from another week of Bernice & Luann.

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    Susan123  3 months ago

    Too bad Bernice doesn’t offer Luann the same courtesy.

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    WilliamVollmer  3 months ago

    Sorry, aspiring conselor Bernice/ Piro isn’t ready to talk, yet/ At least not to you.

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    Kenezg  3 months ago

    Are they at LuAnn’s house? If so, does Piro know it? He was trying to get away from her and she could walk right in.

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    comic reader 22  3 months ago

    Maybe Bernice should read a book or turn on the tv. Nothing like having someone show up who just sits there in ominous silence. Weird.

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    tazmosis85  3 months ago

    Piro is a tedious character.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  3 months ago

    And they both crowd in there together…..

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    Amy Lauber Premium Member 3 months ago

    A WARM beverage – see Big Bang Theory. Smiley face.

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