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, 12 months ago

    Makes me wonder if Phil’s glad he has no children of his own.

  2. M2MM

    M2MM said, 12 months ago

    I love Elly’s big grin in the last panel. She’s giving it to her “bro.” :P

  3. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, 12 months ago

    Way to advocate violence against children.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    it seems like a typical dinner at Elly’s with images which will be repeated throughout the whole run of the comic strip:

    a. The Pattersons at the table have things dripping, spitting, or crumbling out of their mouths as they eat or drink.
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    b. The kids don’t appear to have table manners.
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    c. The dad is doing nothing to correct the kids.
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    d. For some reason there is no one sitting on 2 sides of the table.

  5. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, 12 months ago

    If my daughters demanded like that, NEITHER of them would. Whining and demanding is an automatic “no” in our house…and the girls know better than to ask a second time.

  6. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, 12 months ago

    @howtheduck

    Re: The Nick show “Victorious” touched n that once. The characters were sitting at a table and one of them said, “How come no one ever sits on THAT side of the table?” Everyone just paused and looked at the empty seats. It was funny.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months ago

    Watch it Michael. Your elbow is in your uncle’s mashed potatoes.

  8. metagalaxy1970

    metagalaxy1970 said, 12 months ago

    He should be happy that they LIKE their uncle Phil.

  9. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    It looks like Phil’s girlfriend is in a bad spot as well. John’s about the spit in her food.

  10. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, 12 months ago

    Does Phil end up not having kids?

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 12 months ago

    Happy, happy, joy, joy for Phil!

  12. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 12 months ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    Thre is a reason why some families with young kids seat everyone on one side of the table and arrange the serving dishes on the other side. It’s because young kids can’t easily pass the serving dishes without spilling the contents. So the dishes are set up in a way that allows people to reach form a serving, but they are supposed to ‘excuse themselves’ to someone if they have to reach across. I would have posted this reponse to the earlier poster, but now that I understand his rules, I decided not to.

  13. VT1TPA4

    VT1TPA4 said, 12 months ago

    People it’s a comic strip. It’s supposed to be funny. That’s why food is coming out of their mouths, elbows are in mashed potato’s etc. If you want manners read Emily Post.

  14. VT1TPA4

    VT1TPA4 said, 12 months ago

    i always wondered how people posted the same message twice. Now i see how it is done.

  15. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, 12 months ago

    Emily Post, Emily Post, Emily Post. Doesn’t anyone remember Lord Chesterfield anymore?

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