For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 2 years ago

    Seriously, Michael? You wouldn’t have a Humphrey, that’s what would happen!

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    Hamster dancing in the middle panel?

  3. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, almost 2 years ago

    Good for dad for responding immediately. Michael just proved he wasn’t mature enough for the responsibility of looking after a little, defenceless hamster. Then, again, Michael has had no experience so he may not know what to expect from Farley.

  4. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    Love Farleys expression in the last panel.

  5. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 2 years ago

    Gonna be a long week.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Naming a pet or a person in a comic strip requires about the same amount of thought as naming something or someone for real. I tried to imagine what I would call a hamster – and a name beginning with “H” seemed like a good idea. “Humphrey” appealed to me both because it’s not a name commonly heard, and because I liked the “Humph” sound at the beginning…. it’s sort of a British “snort,” an expression of contempt or dissatisfaction. You never actually hear a “humph,” it is most commonly seen in print. I think in the US one might say, “harrumph!” – but this has a slightly different connotation. Ahhhh… the semantics of sound.

  7. opentomeet

    opentomeet GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Imanartisthoney

    Humph?? I’m sorry, I haven’t a clue about whom you are talking.

  8. carhauler

    carhauler GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I love the look on Farley’s face in the final panel.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh boy, I can feel the tension. It’s making me nervous even though it’s a comic. And this is why I never wanted a class pet in my house. I just knew that it would die or get lost on my watch.

  10. Lovecats

    Lovecats GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I had a hamster many years ago when I was in the Air Force (we were allowed small pets in the barracks). I named him Ferdinand. Don’t ask me why.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Lovecats

    Was he a king of Castile and wanted to marry Isabella to merge into Espania?

  12. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, almost 2 years ago

    DIE, Michael . . . he’d DIE! THAT’S what would happen if you gave him to the dog!!!

  13. amber71

    amber71 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Humphrey is the name of a hamster in a series of books for middle-grade readers. http://bettybirney.com/humphrey.html
    They are very popular!

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 2 years ago

    Anyone remember “Blazing Saddles” when the advisers to the Governor (Mel Brooks) all sat around the table saying “Harrumph”?

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, almost 2 years ago

    This sequence has had an interesting turn of events. Yesterday, Elly was irresponsible and Michael was the responsible one who kept Lizzie from killing the hamster. Today, Michael is irresponsible and John is the responsible one who keeps Farley from killing the hamster. If this sequence follows, then tomorrow John will be irresponsible and someone else will have to step in to prevent a hamster death.

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