For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    Hamster dancing in the middle panel?

  3. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year ago

    Love Farleys expression in the last panel.

  5. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 1 year ago

    Gonna be a long week.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year 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. Imanartisthoney

    Imanartisthoney GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Listen to Radio 4 you’ll hear Humph all the time (well in repeats anyway hes been dead a few years now)

  8. opentomeet

    opentomeet GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Imanartisthoney

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

  9. carhauler

    carhauler GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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.

  11. Lovecats

    Lovecats GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Lovecats

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

  13. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 1 year ago

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

  14. amber71

    amber71 said, about 1 year 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!

  15. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 1 year ago

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

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