They’ll Never Learn

Cidu Bill on Jun 17th 2013


Because the teacher doesn’t believe she’s learned anything?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Greg Evans, Luann, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

13 Responses to “They’ll Never Learn”

  1. yellojkt Jun 17th 2013 at 09:32 am 1

    How old is Luann in that strip? Talk about vintage.

  2. Joshua Jun 17th 2013 at 09:41 am 2

    That would be my guess — the teacher doesn’t think Luann learned anything.

  3. Judge Mental Jun 17th 2013 at 09:50 am 3

    I think that is indeed the joke. Sort of a twist on the old “insensitive sergeant” joke. The sarge needed to break the bad news of the mother of one of his men having died: “All of those with both parents living, please take one step forward. Not so fast, Private Smith”.

    There are lots of variants to this, such as the wife dying or the role of seargent being replaced by a boss firing one of his employees.

  4. Kilby Jun 17th 2013 at 10:50 am 4

    @ yellojkt (1) - The strip is “current”, but comes from a zombie feed called “Luann Again“. To quote GoComics: “LuannAgainn is a time-machine that plops you backwards to LUANN 28 years ago on today’s date. The strip debuted on Sunday, March 17, 1985. On March 17, 2013, LuannAgainn will relaunch LUANN in all her amusing, embryonic glory…

    Seeing as that the same comics are still available on the primary Luann calendar (compare this link to the one above), the “new” packaging seems to be a supreme example of superfluous retreading.

  5. lgchrist Jun 17th 2013 at 05:27 pm 5

    Or maybe Luann is going to say something along the line of “I learned that the teacher is a total jerk”.

  6. Mark in Boston Jun 17th 2013 at 05:39 pm 6

    “Embryonic glory”??? Ewwww.

  7. Bob in Nashville Jun 17th 2013 at 06:53 pm 7

    I thought maybe the teacher thought she was going to ask a question where none was called for, but I like Igchrist @5’s take on it better.

  8. billybob Jun 17th 2013 at 07:21 pm 8

    yellojkt @1, i browsed a couple of days after this; her brother is driving and she’s a “tweenager” at 13 (hardly a common word in 1985). They’re drawn to look about half their ages though.

  9. James Pollock Jun 18th 2013 at 02:32 am 9

    Luann was 13 for a long time, then suddenly she was 16, and she’s been stuck ever since.

  10. Mark in Boston Jun 18th 2013 at 08:36 pm 10

    Makes me think of the old John Stanley comic book “Thirteen (going on eighteen)”.

  11. Todd Jun 21st 2013 at 03:41 pm 11

    I’d love to something on “how old are they really?” The real people that inspired the characters.

    Zits was around when my nephew was a teenager, and he’s in his 30s now. So how old is the person that inspired the character. And is the inspiration for Dennis the Menace still around?

  12. yellojkt Jun 21st 2013 at 03:44 pm 12

  13. Kilby Jun 21st 2013 at 11:37 pm 13

    @ yellojkt (12) - The way that Hank Ketcham abused the name of his own son for his personal profit makes me shiver. The comic strip is worthless now, but it was once worth reading. Why couldn’t Ketcham have given the strip (and TV show) a different name, and saved his son from all the taunting to which he was doubtlessly subjected?

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