For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. BillWa

    BillWa said, over 4 years ago

    Sadly, the trash far outnumbers the natural stuff.

  2. cereal killer

    cereal killer said, over 4 years ago

    Yep now when I go to the beach there is trash every where and hardly any pretty,rare,or odd shells/stones.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    When she was a kid, there was probably even more trash. It was just before I existed that the northwest coast finally started doing something about the garbage along the beach. Used to be they ran advertisements for SOLV when I was a little kid.

  4. Ken Warner

    Ken Warner said, over 4 years ago

    The funny thing is, the kids are having so much fun picking up trash that they don’t realize that they are doing something useful. Reminds me of the time my father first started “letting me” cut the grass. Pushing that power mower over the lawn? Great fun!

  5. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 4 years ago

    The same people who litter the beautiful beaches also litter the grass along sidewalks, bus benches and shopping malls. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn their living rooms are also decorated as beautifully.

  6. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 4 years ago

    We’ve gotta have the most interesting ‘trash’, here in Oregon. It’s all from Japan. ;)

  7. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Whenever I hear complaints about how much more polluted things are now, I think of a guy I used to work with back in the 90s. He’d been born in the 20s and he’d tell me about swimming in a river, growing up, where he’d have to duck raw sewage as it came down the current. Sometimes, he’d get a nasty rash from swimming.

    Things are actually much better than they used to be on the pollution front. Not perfect but not London Smog-levels, either. And yet, look at all the morons who want to roll back those regulations and return to the “good old days”.

  8. Tog

    Tog said, over 4 years ago

    I travel to work using a lovely rural lane. Its a picture but in the past two weeks I have seen some lowlife has,at various times, dumped a large load of household and building damage plus an old mattress, further down the lane a set of old chairs plus rubbish that could actually have been burned on a garden bonfire. These were cleared up. This last week soneone has dumped another mattress. These scum come in the dark and as its a lonely area, nobody ever sees them. A sad reflection on the British neanderthal.

  9. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    That is good to hear. I once helped clean up a beach near my home. i spent most of the time in an area the size of my living room and filled up a large trash bag with nothing but cigarette butts. Why don’t they make those things biodegradable?

  10. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 4 years ago

    My hubby told me long before I ever knew of him when he was a kid, a father and son threw glass pop bottles in a lake just to see them break glass all over, they never considered who would get cut walking in that lake. FBFW speaks volumn’s on how piggish people are.

  11. hausof7mau

    hausof7mau said, over 4 years ago

    @J. Short

    The cigarette part is biodegradable, it is just plant matter. The part that isn’t is the filter. I have no idea what that is made of.

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 4 years ago

    @Ken Warner

    Yeah. Getting to push that thing with the noisy motor – it had a real motor! And you could push it! Made you feel like a real grown-up man! Way cool!

  13. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 4 years ago

    And you know something? It is amazing – I mean truly, absolutely amazing – how cigarette smoke carries on a beach. It travels and spreads for many yards, worse than indoors. I’ve seen and smelt it on the beach. Unbelievable, but true.

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 4 years ago


    I got a flyer at a campground once that said it takes 50 YEARS for a cigarette filter to decompose. There are times when I want to throw those discarded butts back into the car that tossed them. Preferably still lit.

  15. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 4 years ago

    @Paula R. Stiles

    Nowadays it’s the chemicals you have to worry about — and since you can’t see ‘em, you can’t duck ‘em. Not that there isn’t sewage too.

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