For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, 9 months ago

    More likely they raised Phil; Elly was the good one.

  2. gkid

    gkid said, 9 months ago

    Nothing like John.

  3. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 9 months ago

    Lots to like here:
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    1. Foolish John thinks Elly is going to stop worrying just because Michael has arrived safely. Elly will always find something to worry about.
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    2. Elly takes a cheap shot at Michael and John defends his son. It’s an odd good father/bad husband moment.
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    3. Oddly enough, this comic strip does not end with Elly resorting to physical violence. Usually when they are in bed and John insults Elly, the last panel features the results of John taking a beating across the head with his pillow.

  4. Michael Kuecker

    Michael Kuecker GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    She’s going to bop him one. Oh wait, they don’t bop. Sorry, I was mixed up with Andy Capp for a bit.
    Nevermind! – Emily LaTella. :)

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 9 months ago

    re: templosud

    I’d guess from how she often acts, that Elly was the one who got away with stuff that her older brother didn’t. Which may be why he went into a lifestyle where he could call the shots.

  6. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 9 months ago

    @howtheduck

    Re: Item 2. John was not defending his son. He was agreeing with her and stating that the grandparents are able to deal with him.

  7. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, 9 months ago

    @howtheduck

    HTD — do you have any kids?
    “Elly takes a cheap shot at Michael…”
    By saying he’s “a pain in the neck sometimes”?
    Every kid is, even me (I know; it’s hard to believe), and, if your parents were ever asked, so were you.
    Elly’s concern is because her parents aren’t young, running a farm is hard work, and they may have trouble keeping up with an active kid.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    That’s right, Ellie. They’re professionals.

  9. sin d. divine

    sin d. divine said, 9 months ago

    he’s probably spent more time sleeping on the couch than in bed.

  10. joel

    joel GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    MG he said such a HORRIBLE HURTFUL THING NOT!!!!!!~!!

  11. joel

    joel GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    “sleep on the couch’? for that? no way i would go especially for THAT remark. A JOKE. If she has tha thin a skin…

  12. algurka

    algurka GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    If I remember this story, Elly’s parents live on a farm and keep Michael busy with chores. I won’t spoil it by saying anything more.
    As for John’s last comment: he’d better not sleep too deeply or he might wake up with bruises he knows not where they came.

  13. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, 9 months ago

    like i’ve said before, John is such a dumb idiot. unfortunately taht says something about Elly too.

  14. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Touche’

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 9 months ago

    John…shut…mouth…!

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