For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. gimmickgenius

    gimmickgenius said, about 3 years ago

    Even God is against you, Michael.

  2. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years ago

    I think that black, bubbly-looking stuff is your usual minimalist cartoon shrubbery, in silhouette.

  3. emilychloestella

    emilychloestella said, about 3 years ago

    If you look back on previous comic strips, Christopher is a BRAT!

  4. Jean

    Jean said, about 3 years ago

    well if Michael plays with Christopher maybe some of Michaels better manners will rub off on Christopher. Buck up Mike, mom will be home sooner or later.

  5. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, about 3 years ago


    Sorry Jean, but it works the other way. The bad behavior “rubs off” on the good children. This is why one needs to be aware of those with whom his childern visit.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    After receiving a pretty rough scolding, I decided I was never going home. I was going to stay in the backyard and suffer. My dad put up a tent for me and brought me some hot soup in a thermos. It was autumn and I was about 7 years old. I didn’t want his help, but I accepted a sleeping bag and an air mattress, and prepared to spend the rest of my life separated from those, who in my opinion, had treated me mean. Night fell. Dad brought me a book and a flashlight, and as I watched him go inside I felt, well… vulnerable. I tried to sleep, but the wind and sounds of the neighbourhood kept me awake. When it started to rain, I wished I had not been so definite in my decision. The tent wasn’t waterproof and it definitely wasn’t warm. I decided to sneak into the house, sleep in my bed until early next morning and then sneak outside again. Fortunately, Dad had left the door unlocked.

    Next morning my bed was too comfortable to leave, so I slept in. Dad brought in the tent. Mom hung up the sleeping bag to dry and washed the thermos…and nobody said a word. Sometimes, you don’t have to say anything to get a point across.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 3 years ago

    And that’s why I never use definite words like “always”, “nothing”, “no one”, “never”. (p.s. for you literalists, it was a joke that I used “never” in this declaration)

  8. dsom8

    dsom8 said, about 3 years ago

    leagleagle48, from yesterday. I’ve come to the conclusion that if they can complain about the strip, I can complain about them. Fair is fair, eh?

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 3 years ago


    No, because that’s not the purpose of this site. The purpose of this site is to discuss the comics, not each other. Otherwise, it’s very easy for the site to slide into irrelevance, and once that happens, the site might as well not even exist.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Michael needs to go to his mother’s home town. A few days in North Van and he will be used to rain.

  11. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 3 years ago


    Oh, lighten up. We’ve all been discussing each others comments here for years. It isn’t going to stop, and it is minimal compared to the discussion of the strip itself.

  12. androscoggin

    androscoggin said, about 3 years ago

    I LIKE Michael, and Elly, and the whole family, pets included. That’s why I read it most days. Some readers may like it, but can’t help finding something to criticize? Or maybe some don’t like it…so why do you read it?

  13. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, about 3 years ago

    I hear ya knockin’, but ya can’t come in.

  14. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 3 years ago


    Discussing other posters’ opinions about the strip is one thing (because at least that’s still about the strip). Simply complaining because everyone else is complaining about the strip is another matter altogether (because then it’s no longer about the strip — it’s about the other posters). Do you not see how the former is still on-topic but the latter is not?

  15. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 3 years ago

    And that’s my final word on the subject, lest we go even further off-topic.

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