For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s been done.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    That’s how I run 6 times a week. I set the elliptical trainer up near a tv set hooked to a DVD/VHS player. I just watch something from the past while torturing myself.

  3. Gator007

    Gator007 said, almost 2 years ago

    Good point.

  4. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Take away the sofa and put the exercycle in its place. LOL!

  5. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Seems like most programming is torture enough.

  6. P Partridge

    P Partridge GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    …I would guess she means hook it up so that using the exercycle powers the TV…actually, not too hard to do if you have the engineering skills.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I have always wondered why gymnasiums didn’t harness all the energy that is wasted by wheels on exercycles and the like as they spin all day long. With that in mind, I think hamster wheels could be installed in homes where kids tear around relentlessly. If this energy was being put to good use, such as running the vacuum, perhaps we wouldn’t resent the mess and the dust they create quite so much!

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    Reminds me of “Gilligan’s Island” where the Professor builds a bicycle generator to power the radio and several other devices.

  8. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, almost 2 years ago

    he can use it for electricity the harder he pedals the better the picture

  9. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, almost 2 years ago

    Poor Rod Johnston. Yesterday Steve Nichols was used as an example of why Rod shouldn’t have bought a chainsaw. Now Steve Nichols is used to tell him that he does not get enough exercise and spends too much time sitting on the sofa in front of the TV. The amazing part is that when this comic strip was originally published in 1983, Rod was not yet an ex-husband.

  10. Barry44

    Barry44 said, almost 2 years ago

    And yet, she wanted to buy him a chainsaw.

  11. T.E. Lawrence

    T.E. Lawrence said, almost 2 years ago

    When I was living in Japan, the exercycles there had video game monitors built into the handlebars!

  12. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 2 years ago

    @T.E. Lawrence

    Yes, and the ones in my local gym have a TV built in.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    Pedal power can handle a black & white, but one person can’t power a color set that way.

  14. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Re Lynn’s Notes:

    A local TV station has been powering its state fair newscasts that way since 2007.

  15. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, almost 2 years ago

    Today’s strip reminds me of the following fun YouTube video someone once sent me. Seen it?!? (Sorry if anyone finds it a little too racy . . . I simply COULDN’T resist!!!!!)

     

    ;-)

     

    How to make WOMEN exercise!

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