For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 2 years ago

    She should have knocked him out. I can’t stand practical jokers.

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @The J.A.M.

    Spoken like a true curmudgeon. Where’s your sense of humor?

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    Nice, Elly! Like he hasn’t suffered enough for his dumb prank!

  4. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, Elly’s allowed to speak as she pleases, considering all the barbs she takes from him.

  5. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Please. He acted like a brain-dead kid, and he got off lightly. And I’m with The J.A.M.: just try to show me a practical joke that doesn’t have a basis in cruelty toward someone.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    The occasional practical joke is fine if A) it does not harm and B) you know your audience will appreciate it.
    A practical joke at a party is almost never a good idea because there’re way too many possible outcomes, many not good.

  7. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 2 years ago

    The BF tried to scare his 17 yr old cousin and friends at her bonfire last weekend. He trekked across .5 mile of corn field and as they were telling a ghost story he jumped out. Not one of them jumped, 3 turned around and asked “Who are you?” He took off the mask and told them they had all grown up too much and walked away muddy and mumbling.

  8. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 2 years ago

    I think Elly and John should just be glad that all they had was a pan…if there had been a gun nearby, this could have had a tragic ending. Hopefully John has learn his lesson about being a prankster!!!!

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Once again, my husband complained that I had made “John” look like an idiot. He wished that I’d make him the hero once in a while, which I thought I did! It’s just that comedy requires somebody to be the fall guy, and, unfortunately, John was an easy target.

    -
    I’m not one for practical or impractical jokes myself.

  10. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, over 2 years ago

    Practical jokes have gotten more than a few people killed over the years. John needed to be hit. Maybe he will think twice next time before doing someting like that.

  11. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, over 2 years ago

    Practical jokes can be done well and thought-out or stupidly (like this one)…an idea of a thought-out one: Where I work, we used to print out copies of the newspaper puzzles daily. One day, I took one, cut out a couple Sudoku numbers and taped them into that day’s puzzle, made a copy, and gave it to a person who was absent the first day. When she couldn’t figure it out, I gave her my puzzle from the day before for the answer and she figured out what happened.

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 2 years ago

    My brother’s favorite lark was to put a nylon stocking completely over his head, thus mushing up the face to make it look really hideous. When it was the farthest thing from anyone’s mind, he’d come from out of nowhere, wrapped in a sheet with the stocking over his face and he’d go “Uuuuhhh!” and scare the snots out of you. One time he did it to our mother, and she threw a dish at him. She missed. Maybe he’d have learned something if she hit him. Or, knowing my brother, maybe not.

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @SCAATY_423

    “. .. just try to show me a practical joke that doesn’t have a basis in cruelty toward someone.”
    I agree, SCAATY.

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @Monkeyhead

    “. . . and walked away muddy and mumbling”
    Hee hee hee!

  15. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago

    @SCAATY_423

    I’m with you and The J.A.M. Practical jokes are cruelty disguised as humor.

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