For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 4 years ago

    Reminds me of Calvin’s wanting of his father to read “Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie.”

  2. Downundergirl

    Downundergirl said, about 4 years ago

    …thought he already WAS a screaming weirdo…

    (kidding folks. its a joke, don’t get in a twist!)

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 4 years ago

    One of the reasons, John, that small children insist on having the same stories read over and over to them and on watching the same movies over and over again is that that’s how they learn — by constant repetition of what’s familiar to them. Small children hate any disruptions to their daily routine, and they are NOT good at adapting to change. It may drive their parents crazy, but that’s just the way it is.

  4. piloti

    piloti said, about 4 years ago

    “Go Dog Go” was the bane of my existence.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    “See the cat purr. See the dog run. See the mouse. The car is blue. See the— AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!”

  6. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 4 years ago

    How could he resist against adorable, blond-haired Lizzie who simply wants her favorite story read to her? She’s sitting there so intently, sucking on her fingers…raptly inerested. Maybe…once in a while…John could switch up the story to another duck tale…my fave…Darkwing Duck! WoW!

    Whomever thought to have a duck garbed in a purple cape and mask and uttering ’Let’s get dangerous!!!!’ was definitely aiming at an adult female audience.

  7. afficionado

    afficionado said, about 4 years ago

    One year of teletubbies on 3hr tape with my grand kid 9 to 10 yrs ago

  8. Tog

    Tog said, about 4 years ago



  9. Paula R.  Stiles

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

    I once taped six hours’ worth of “Arthur” for a friend of mine’s kids. They watched that incessantly.

    Wasn’t half as annoying as their watching the same episodes of “Spongebob Squarepants” and “The Fairly Oddparents” twice a day, five days a week. Some shows don’t hold up well to even one airing, let alone ten.

  10. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 4 years ago

    At least it will keep her quiet for a little while.

  11. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 4 years ago


    The older a person gets, the more they resist change.

  12. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 4 years ago

    Ha!! Baby Horror Villain: I NEVER thought of doing something like that; what a great idea! And now that I’m old enough to be a Grama……

  13. Jean

    Jean said, about 4 years ago

    I read “It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny” about PJ funny bunny to my twin grandsons until I knew it by heart and could quote it without even looking at the book……..but that being said……….they loved that book and I would have read it to them every hour just to see the look of total delight on their faces. They are 15 now but Mom still has that copy of the book put away and I plan on reading it to their children one day, God willing.

  14. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 4 years ago

    I refused to read Dick and Jane when I was six

  15. TaxGeek

    TaxGeek said, about 4 years ago


    At least that was readable. I had to plow thru “If I Ran the Circus” (the Circus McGurkus) every night.

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