For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    We last saw a variation of this joke about 3 years ago when it was Michael and Lawrence:
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  2. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 1 year ago

    The ads are on top of the comic strips so a person has to leave this site and search out another…maybe the Star Tribune paper or the Seattle Times…in order to read the whole thing.

  3. Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy said, about 1 year ago

    I can use right click and ‘View Image’ to see howtheduck’s link without the ads. Your browser may vary

  4. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Boy, those glares in the last panel could cut through diamonds.

  5. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 year ago

    @Chris Kenworthy

    I can use right click and ‘View Image’ to see howtheduck’s link without the ads. Your browser may vary

    Thanks for the tip!
    -——
    Now, as for today’s strip:

    Where were you, Michael?
    Right before you two start using swear words…;^)

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 1 year ago

    Thanks Chris, that worked. Michael and Elizabeth remind me of me and my brother when we were kids. Some things never change.

  7. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    This reminds me of a game my kids and I played during a power outage. We didn’t call each other names of course but we took turns saying an adjective by alphabet for example…Awesome, Beautiful, Crazy

  8. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, about 1 year ago

    so gross

  9. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    I think what we are missing in the second panel are the sound effects that alerted the children their mother was coming. It needs something like a:
    STOMP, CLOMP, TRAMPLE, STUMBLE, RAMBLE, CLOMP

  10. exturk

    exturk said, about 1 year ago

    When two of my kids started mouthing one time, I told one of them “why don’t you just call him a dirty old philantrophist(sp)?”
    They threw that word around for a week before one finally asked “what’s a phil——-?”
    (Note: a phil——- is one who donates large sums to charity)
    But it sounded insulting!

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @howtheduck

    I recall this one. Very good.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    As a kid, I had a talent for making insults. This “gift” could be quite a threat. Woe to the child who had a name that rhymed with something funny or initials that spelled a word. If I was suffering at the hands of a bully, I’d go into my repertoire of insults and “win.” When I began to change from kid to teenager, however, I became a butterball, and if somebody called me “fatso,” I’d crumble. What goes ’round, comes ’round!

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    Shyygirl27: There is a parlor game called The Minister’s Cat in which one describes the cat with an adjective, verb, object sequence starting with the same letter through the alphabet around the room. My choice for the dreaded X was “the minister’s cat is a xenophobic cat that x-rays xylophones.”

  14. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    In case you were wondering if Mike and Lizzie ever outgrow this, here is another example:
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  15. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @hippogriff

    Good one! That game may have proved too difficult for my 8 year old but maybe I’ll try it one day.

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