For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, about 1 year ago

    don’t tell me we’re starting to get April already

  2. Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" -  Murray

    Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Such a pot on such a young person.

  3. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 1 year ago

    She must have been wearing a he11uva girdle in other recent strips.

  4. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    It’s just an exaggeration for laughs

  5. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @TheSkulker

    I agree! And everyone on here seems to think she should be a mix of supermodel, Martha Stewart and Mrs. Cleaver. It’s a comic, and have any of you taken a look around recently (or in the mirror)? Most everyone has some fat around the middle.

  6. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @templo SUD

    Not until APRIL 2018. Have you forgotten why she was named April and how old the other kids were when she was born?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Letters came from folks who really did not understand this gag. I’d hoped that the bulge in Elly’s stomach would convey the message. I mean…wasn’t it obvious that she was indeed putting “enough into it?” My editor seemed to understand, as did my mother-in-law. (I passed everything by her because there were times she didn’t get an elephant joke. If Ruth didn’t get a gag, I knew I was going to have to rework it!) Still, I had complaints that this punch line didn’t make sense. I’ll leave it with you. Did you get it??!!

    -
    A nice play on words here for a little chuckle.

  8. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, about 1 year ago

    I also thought it was quite funny. I can’t imagaine any middle-agers not relating. (But Tim Allen did it better in The Santa Clause when the Dr. told him he was putting on a “little weight,” and Tim grabbed his Santa belly, jiggled it, and said, “You call this a ‘little weight’?”)

  9. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, about 1 year ago

    she’ll never get a Jennifer body no matter how hard she tries

  10. USN1977

    USN1977 said, about 1 year ago

    @oldman2013

    What is a “Jennifer body”?

  11. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, about 1 year ago

    I consider myself pretty fit, until I pull on a skin tight base layer before going out in the cold. It does not allow self delusion, and is probably similar in tightness to what Elly is wearing there.

  12. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, about 1 year ago

    @USN1977

    And why would Elly want it?

  13. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, about 1 year ago

    One word, hun: Spanx

  14. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 1 year ago

    It’s an unfortunate fact of life that the older women get, the easier it is to acquire little unwanted belly paunches like this . . . and once you do, it’s even HARDER to work them off too. Damned hormones. It’s a real curse!!!

     

    :-(

  15. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, about 1 year ago

    That’s not what she meant Ellie!

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