For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Gee, I wonder why Elly doesn’t approve of Mike’s being there.

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    The eyes on the back of your head need glasses, Gordon.

  3. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 1 year ago

    Surprised that between yesterday and so far today no one has mentioned the game that started it all- PONG! (Yes, Virginia, it was an arcade game for a few years before Atari brought it into our living rooms.)

  4. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 1 year ago

    @440RoadRunner

    So did I- especially at a nickel a pop instead of a quarter, and free games if you topped the preset score. It took a great deal of finesse and touch to not TILT!

  5. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, over 1 year ago

    Real nice characters behind you … run & get out of there fast! You’re to young to be in that place & mom’s usually know best… listen to her & don’t get talked into something just to be ‘cool’ and afraid to say no.

  6. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Arcades pose no danger to the pure in heart. Good upbringing trumps bad environments. Why are we assuming that all denizens of the arcade are lost souls? Because it is easier than admitting that a child’s worst environment is often the house where they live.

  7. janisil

    janisil GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    pinball wizard

  8. AgProv

    AgProv GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This story arc puts me very much in mind of the immortal Gord, who ran a video/computer games store that the youth of the town – and sometimes the not so young – viewed as an informal games arcade. Gord did not mind this so long as they bought something and it did no harm to advertise the gods with a view to making sales. but the two types now standing behind the boys look typical of Gord’s harder bargains, who he dealt with on a “one stroke and you are out” basis.

    I reccomend the Word of Gord mightily, to those who have worked in retail and who know the kind of Situations they have to deal with.

    It may be found written Here and contains much of wisdom and laughter as it pertains to video and computer gaming stores.

    http://www.actsofgord.com/

    Gord and his customers were Canadian too…

  9. AlexPK85

    AlexPK85 said, over 1 year ago

    My thumbs still hurt til this day playing 100s of asteroids games. Still an addicying game, brings back memories.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t think those guys behind you are trying to improve themselves, Gordon…

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    All skills that are useful for the modern automobile mechanic.

  12. r2varney

    r2varney said, over 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    Or skills flying drones

  13. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Improve? as in those losers standing behind? Some video games are fine, but kids who do a lot will never benefit, unless they switch to DESIGNING them.

  14. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry John, but the “pure of heart” are more often brought down by their thuggy ‘friends’ than the other way around. Remember that one is known by the company they keep.
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    me

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Video games were just coming to the fore when we lived in Lynn Lake. I spent a fortune on “Pong” and “Pac Man” and “Asteroids,” which Aaron loved. Compared to the games of today, these were so simple, but at the time, they were a fascinating technological breakthrough. Suddenly, there was a new dilemma; how does one become proficient at this without turning into a large head with a thumb on it?

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