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, over 3 years ago

    Grade Zed must be the Canadian equivalent to US R or something.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

    Too much SEX in the Canadian News?!?

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: night-gaunt

    Yep. when I was in Portland, the local news would blithely mention almost every day some gang shooting. Over a thousand homicides in 1995 alone, but it was business as usual to them.
    I lived about ten blocks from where the city got nuts. Twice I woke up late at night/early morning to some gangster shooting. Single or double shots from a pistol. You fervently pray that no one just got killed, knowing it probably had just happened.
    The news never seemed to care.
    Today, Portland has few “safe” neighborhoods because of that attitude of “well, it didn’t affect me, so why should I care?” Crime took over one neighborhood after another, but it took 30+ years.

  4. Lakegal

    Lakegal said, over 3 years ago

    Wonder what year this is from where Elly is using a typewriter?

  5. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Ugh, I don’t want to watch the local news anyway. Too depressing. I’ll get my updates on the status of the world from the Internet (okay, from the newspaper when this was printed in the 80’s).

  6. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    It more like the national enquire than news

  7. masnadies

    masnadies said, over 3 years ago

    Our local news is terrible for this. Everything is about shootings and car crashes, grieving families, food poisoning… I won’t let myself watch it. Almost nothing is what I’d consider “news”, which is trends, what people are doing to help, etc.

  8. Mstreselena

    Mstreselena said, over 3 years ago

    My complaint is when they trump up nothing as news, starlets drunk, athletes/actors cheating on spouses, public filghts, and all the other worthless “news” that they try and pawn off on us.

  9. BarBaraPrz

    BarBaraPrz said, over 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    It means scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Given the populations, if there actually were 1,000 homicides in 1995, I’m sure it was Portland, OR. A 2% murder rate would have made a kink in the nearly horizontal line for Portland, ME.

  11. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 3 years ago

    Considering the Canadians are so polite, the violence in Canadian hockey has been a mystery to me. Maybe it is like the very civilized ancient Greeks and the Olympics which were brutal and happened only once a year.

  12. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years ago

    Must be the sports news or the latest from Hollywood.

  13. jenwithblueeyes

    jenwithblueeyes said, over 3 years ago

    @templo SUD: actually, Elly’s probably being facetious. I’ve never heard of anyone saying “Grade Zed”.

  14. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    They didn’t want(and pardon the spelling,) Kitty Gennovias in their city. She got stabbed to death while 23 people just stood there like dummies watched and didn’t do anything about it. The story hit the news and thanks to the National out rage it created, New Yorkers started to do something about it. That happened in the late 1960’s.

  15. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    Truth is stranger than fiction. Sadly enough.

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