For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Mike Relevant

    Mike Relevant said, 11 months ago

    …or some other green, leafy substance.

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 11 months ago

    Looks like Darryl is Bowie and Lawrence is Hendrix. I am not sure who Gordon is with his lightning bolt. Michael is the odd man out and he doesn’t look happy about it. Elly may have won her fight with Michael over what costume he would wear, but she also lost. The joke about the pipe is the perfect kicker to this lesson. Nicely done, Lynn Johnston!

  3. swami mommy

    swami mommy said, 11 months ago

    @Mike Relevant

    Didn’t see that one coming! lol

  4. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, 11 months ago

    Doh!

  5. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 11 months ago

    Isn’t that Phil’s old pipe?

  6. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 11 months ago

    @Mike Relevant

    Wacky ’baccy ?

  7. MCharlie

    MCharlie GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

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

  8. Texas_Rose90

    Texas_Rose90 said, 11 months ago

    @howtheduck

    I think Gordon’s supposed to be Ziggy Stardust.

  9. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, 11 months ago

    very Relevant comment, Mike

  10. bgby4884

    bgby4884 said, 11 months 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!

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    This of course is the classic stereotype of Holmes.

  12. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 11 months 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….

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 11 months ago

    @argy.bargy2

    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….
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    I expect today’s kids would read the comic strip and wonder why he doesn’t look like Robert Downey, Jr. The outfit Michael is wearing is the Basil Rathbone version and those films were done in the 1940s. I wasn’t around then, but I saw a number of them on late night TV when I was growing up. As for the books, the fictional character Sherlock Holmes was never described as a wearing a deerstalker in the books and the fashion-conscious Holmes would not have worn a rural outdoorsman’s cap. Michael would have gotten it from watching Basil Rathbone movies shown on TV.
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    As for the kids of today not reading books, the Harry Potter generation with its 800+ page counts would scoff at your notion. This current generation of kids is known for its book-reading.

  14. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 11 months ago

    @howtheduck

    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.

  15. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

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

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