For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Mike Relevant

    Mike Relevant said, almost 2 years ago

    …or some other green, leafy substance.

  2. swami mommy

    swami mommy said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mike Relevant

    Didn’t see that one coming! lol

  3. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 2 years ago

    Doh!

  4. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, almost 2 years ago

    Isn’t that Phil’s old pipe?

  5. MCharlie

    MCharlie GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    But…guess who will stay warm when it gets cold out that evening?!!!

  6. Texas_Rose90

    Texas_Rose90 said, almost 2 years ago

    I think Gordon’s supposed to be Ziggy Stardust.

  7. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, almost 2 years ago

    very Relevant comment, Mike

  8. bgby4884

    bgby4884 said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ll take a nice pipe! And don’t care if others don’t like it! They probably do something I don’t like too!

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    This of course is the classic stereotype of Holmes.

  10. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    The amazing thing to me is that young kids even recognized who Holmes was! This must be a really old comic, from a time when kids actually read books….

  11. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 2 years ago

    I wish you were right about the book reading, but according to our one remaining book store (two others closed due to lack of patronage) and our library system, Harry Potter was an exception. Most of the kids who come to the book store are buying the games that are sold as spin offs from movies (some are buying ereaders), and the ones in the library are there to use the computers.

  12. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If that kid’s dressed as Sherlock Holmes, there are lots worse things than tobacco he could be asking for.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 2 years ago

    I’d have thought the answer to that question (Why aren’t you dressed like us?) should be: ‘I didn’t want to be like everybody else, I wanted to be different’.

    But then … maybe I’m different.

  14. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, I am cheered by your experience. I am an as-yet-unpublished writer by avocation and the idea that the next generation hasn’t given up on books gives me much hope.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 2 years ago

    “My kids have bookshelves loaded with the popular books of their generation which they and their friends have all read. Your experience where you are is very different from mine. My impression is that the kids of today are readers.”

    Well, sounds like you have some readers around – but have you read the material they are reading? They are reading, for the most part, the books tailored for adolescents.

    What do they learn from that stuff? At that age, my bookshelf was loaded with Nevil Shute, various of the classics, scifi and animal stories, which in those days were informative and mostly accurate in husbandry terms. Not the fubsy guilt invoking tales you see today.

    Have any of them read any Dickens? OK, Dickens is hard – what about Heinlein? London? Sewell? Terhune?

    What we were reading forty and fifty years ago was material valuable to our intellects, as well as to our hearts and souls. Before you trumpet kids’ reading habits today, maybe you should read what they are reading. If you have and consider it useful – well, we must agree to differ.

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