For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 2 years ago

    I am not sure why John went from talking about a train to talking about how his grandma made a shiny cake, nevertheless I am distracted by his enormous legs.
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    On a different note, 1984, when this comic strip was originally published, is the year when the real-life John, Rod Johnston, took up his hobby of collecting model trains. This may be the first reference to this hobby in the comic strip.

  2. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, he and the neighbour built an entire train display in their front yard, if I remember correctly….

  3. Locura

    Locura said, about 2 years ago

    @kfccanada

    He did! I was very impressed.

  4. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 2 years ago

    Reminded me of Choo-Choo Charlie for some reason.

  5. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 2 years ago

    @bluskies

    I vaguely remember Choo-Choo Charlie: Good N Plenty, right? Next stop: You Tube.

  6. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 2 years ago

    “Plenty good, Charlie!”

  7. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 2 years ago

    @bluskies

    Reminded me of Choo-Choo Charlie for some reason.
    -——————————-
    “Once upon a time, there was an engineer,
    Choo-Choo Charlie was his name, we hear…
    He had an engine and he sure had fun,
    He eats Good ‘n’ plenty candies
    To make his train run.

    Charlie says, ‘Love my Good ’n’ Plenty!’
    Charlie says, ‘Really rings the bell!’
    Charlie says, Love my Good ‘n’ Plenty!
    Don’t know any other candy that I love so well!’ "

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    No thoughts for today either!

  9. charliedawg

    charliedawg said, about 2 years ago

    anybody else member when everything could be ordered from “the catalog” eg sears,jc penny and Montgomery wards, etc

  10. specinss

    specinss said, about 2 years ago

    @charliedawg

    I remember being given the sears catalog to make a Christmas wish list. It occupied our time for hours on end and always had the neatest things. Of course we rarely got what we asked for. Kind of like the toys R us ads, but on a larger scale.

  11. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 2 years ago

    Oh I know about reruns I heard for over 40 years lots andlots of repetive reruns from my mom who lives in the past with bad memories.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @Eric Sanders

    Lee Harvey Oswald got his rifle from a mail catalog.

  13. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 2 years ago

    I don’t care for re-runs either . . . which is why I’m HERE instead of parked on the living room couch watching television right now!!!!! ;-)

  14. JP Steve

    JP Steve GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @specinss

    In Canada it was the Simpson-Sears Christmas catalog. Almost half of it was toys. How we drooled over them!

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 2 years ago

    In a story, the use of the ellipsis (…) indicates omission…Perhaps you did not notice because you were “distracted by his enormous legs.”
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    That must be it. The ellipsis was eclipsed by his elongated limbs.

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