For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

Comments (19) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 2 years ago

    Classic reaction from John.

  2. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 2 years ago

    They’re never too young, are they?

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 2 years ago

    Always a solution to the problem!

  4. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, about 2 years ago

    What does the box around Michael’s neck say and why is he wearing a box with his costume?

  5. lilycat

    lilycat said, about 2 years ago

    The box says, “UNICEF.” He is trick-or-treating for UNICEF; people will put donations in the box.

  6. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, about 2 years ago

    @BenderSastre

    If you click the ‘enlarge’ button, you can read UNICEF. He’s collecting donations for the United Nations Children’s Fund.

  7. bluffwood

    bluffwood said, about 2 years ago

    Unicef boxes have been forced on Canadian school kids since the 60s when I was a student in Scarborough. Of course, the UN has done such a great job… protecting children and women.

  8. MERRY40

    MERRY40 said, about 2 years ago

    Years ago UNICEF was caught defrauding doners. They were taking the top 99% and keeping it for them selves and giving the rest for the needy… I have never donated to them or any charity since. Because with the exception of one that I know of they all do the same thing. Nothing but a bunch of crooks.

  9. Donna Taylor

    Donna Taylor said, about 2 years ago

    Trick or Treat for UNICEF, has been around now for Decades at this point. Thank you to Lynn Johnston for recognizing it in the “Strip” !

  10. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, about 2 years ago

    I am in my late 20s, and I have maybe had one trick-or-treater with a UNICEF box all the years I have handed out candy…

  11. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I used to collect for UNICEF as a kid when I went trick-or-treating. Now that I have kids, I’ve found boxes at Pier 1, but no one seems to have money ready to give.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    One year Rod made me a set of false teeth that went over my real ones. They were so realistic that you couldn’t tell they were fake. After the kids were done with their door-to-door trek on October 31, the adults would carry out a Lynn Lake tradition called “trick-or-drinking.” When costumed revellers would show up at your door, you had to invite them in for a drink — and if you couldn’t guess who they were, you’d have to wait until the following morning to find out!

  13. dmdflyer53

    dmdflyer53 said, about 2 years ago

    Unicef donations are still collected by schools but all the events take place in the school. It was deemed too dangerous for children to collect on the streets on Hallowe’en as some kids were getting robbed by older ones. Now they have penny lines to see which class can bring in the most, silent auctions, etc.

  14. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, about 2 years ago

    @dmdflyer53

    That makes sense. I guess a kid walking around unattended in the dark with a lot of money would be dangerous….for a number of reasons!!!

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 2 years ago

    Elly shows us that at Hallowe’en time, it’s every mother’s job to find reasons why their kids are not ready to go out trick-or-treating after they are already fully in costume. In my house, that’s called taking pictures of the kids in the costume. In Elly’s house, it’s dinner and shoe wear.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (4).