For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    I thought John was a model train fanatic. (This also reminds of the Calvin/Hobbes storyline where Calvin tries to make model F-14 jet or something.)

  2. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    This probably predates his train obsession. Considering all the problems he’s having with the plane, it’s no wonder he’s switched hobbies. (Besides, the engines and cars are usually pre-assembled.

  3. M2MM

    M2MM said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like most hobbies people take up. Always an exercise in frustration and bad tempers. :P

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    My husband had all kinds of models. He loved to make them just for the fun of figuring them out. He even built a model aircraft when we were on our honeymoon, so modelling was definitely in his blood. He could focus for hours, shaving off an infinitesimal piece of plastic here, fitting an impossibly tiny piece there. He had endless patience when it came to building complicated model ships, vehicles, and aircraft. Interestingly, he had much less patience with kids!

    -
    I tried my hand at building models. I did poorly. Too much messy, sticky glue.

  5. M2MM

    M2MM said, over 1 year ago

    …. and NO ONE wants “help” or an audience when they are doing something intricate that needs concentration to complete. :D

  6. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    My X was like this when it came to building model aircraft (mostly WarBirds) and Cars (mostly muscle cars). Thankfully he had and has a ton of patience with children.

  7. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    This guy needs to be playin’ golf!
    That’s REAL relaxin’…

  8. westny77

    westny77 said, over 1 year ago

    Hey stupid why are you taking it out on your son.
    John you area born loser

  9. sheridan1952

    sheridan1952 said, over 1 year ago

    Uh, those moveable surfaces he’s putting on on the tail are NOT the flaps, they’re the elevators and rudder.

  10. So  Lonely

    So Lonely said, over 1 year ago

    makes me wonder what makes him nervous?

  11. mrsdonaldson

    mrsdonaldson said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Ah, yes, as I recall that one got hit with anti-aircraft missiles.

  12. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 1 year ago

    @NightShade09

    Usually, but not always. I bought my husband a model kit of an HO scale “crane car”. It must have had hundreds of tiny pieces. He never did finish it.

  13. Ralph Fisher

    Ralph Fisher GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    what a way to treat your child

  14. dsom8

    dsom8 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m glad some of the commenters are perfect people. Their lives must be so dull. Thanks again, Lynn, for helping us laugh at ourselves.

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    Gee, Michael’s getting some really wonderful additions to his vocabulary!

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