For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

Comments (41) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Harryfan

    Harryfan said, over 3 years ago

    Uh, Oh, I hope PETA didn’t see that.

  2. LFate

    LFate GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I like nature better when it’s outside.

  3. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years ago

    Very, very bad example to set for the kids. John should be ashamed of himself.

  4. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 years ago

    There goes a potential butterfly.

    When I was 10 years old I found some white ants. I brought them in to our living room while my father was reading the paper and and said, “Daddy, I know there are black ant and red ants, but look, I found white ants.”

    My father spluttered, “Those are termites! Get those #$%% out of the house!”

  5. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, over 3 years ago

    Does PETA care about bugs?

  6. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 3 years ago

    Some parents are just not into entomology. Dad’s reaction does show a pretty strong background in etymology, though…

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    And John is supposedly a dentist that looks into the mouths of people for a living?

  8. 0Socrteach

    0Socrteach said, over 3 years ago

    Harry, you couldn’t have said it better. I was just going to post it on FB, especially after Gov. Christie killed the poor spider.

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Considering what lepidopterans do to plants, I’m not going to grieve when one is dispatched in a place it should not be. Some moths and butterflies are quite pretty, but if plants could talk…
    Speaking of which, in the summers on the east side of the cascades, we normally have 1/2" metallic gold-colored moths near the end of july and start of august in middle elevations (I’ve seen them from 3600 to about 7500). Never could find them in a reference.

  10. ghenley

    ghenley said, over 3 years ago


    Yeah, they’re mad at Chris Christie for smacking a spider. Though I am a big supporter of People Eating Tasty Animals.

  11. Bman73

    Bman73 said, over 3 years ago

    in some countries, bugs are a delicacy… good source of protein ;) and @BenderSastre, yes PETA does care apparently.. remember how they went ape (no pun intended) over OBAMA in an interview when he swatted that fly? :)

  12. Paul Rozeboom

    Paul Rozeboom GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That was kind of a “girlie” reaction. I though only my wife reacted like that to creepie-crawlers.

  13. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Lovely language, John, especially in front of the children.

    @Paul – Most insects don’t bother me, and my girls and I regularly rescue earthworms after a rainstorm. My 7 year old girl also likes to play with the live meal worms that I buy for the birds. I actually thought it was a “macho” reaction with the cussing, yelling and killing.

  14. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, over 3 years ago

    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals.

  15. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 3 years ago

    my dad is sooo much like john it’s funny. he has poked at bees with umbrellas and gone after garden snakes with a fly swatter….likes bugs and critters far away

  16. Load the rest of the comments (26).