For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 2 years ago

    It’s fun to look STUPID?

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    @hsawlrae

    That’s the point — one generation’s “stupid” is another generation’s “cool.”

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    re: legaleagle

    It was when I was in high school that music went to garbage. I didn’t like it then or now. Rage-type metal music, Rap, Reggae, etc. Bad poetry to a beat is not music.
    .
    I still like bands that were fading out in the late 1980s like ELO or APP. (APP half reincarnated when Parsons and Woolfson split, but it wasn’t quite the same after that.)

  4. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Yesterday at work I had a Mills Brothers marathon: God bless You Tube (and that I work alone).

  5. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    EXACTLY! Look at the morons who ‘sag’ their pants.
    What happened to just wearing ’em backwards Kriss Kross style?

  6. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah- how cool are all those gorgeous girls with the nose pins that look like a crust of dried snot stuck on their nostril?

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    howthe, do you think Miley’s twerking is ever going to seem “quaint”? Heaven forbid!

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @bluskies

    Graphic, bluss! :- )

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    @Gokie5

    Why not? Early Madonna looks downright tame compared to Lady Gaga, after all!

  10. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    @Gokie5

    Why not? Early Madonna looks downright tame compared to Lady Gaga, after all!

  11. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 2 years ago

    There’s “cool” and there’s “stupid.” A safety pin through the nose is about as cool as smoking poison ivy. Not cool. Stupid.

  12. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Exactly the point. If there had been no Clara Bow (the “IT” girl) there would have been no Jean Harlow. If there had been no Jean Harlow there would have been no Marilyn Monroe….up to Miley. And if The Shadow seems tame now it’s only because there WAS a Shadow, leading to movies where you can’t tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys. Examples are chosen at random, and the argument, “Yes, but there WAS a [insert name] and if not that someone else” doesn’t apply. If we rejected the first step there would be no second. But we didn’t and we don’t, and here we are talking about a young woman performing naked seeming quaint some day. About forty years ago there was fiction short story called “A Flourish of Strumpets” about the unthinkable future where prostitutes would solicit door-to-door and the havoc that wreaked on the relationship in the story. Unthinkable? Have you looked at your email lately? A Flourish of Strumpets has arrived, and it’s anything but quaint. So if Elly could delay her children from going down that road until their judgment was better developed, she was doing her job.

  13. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, over 2 years ago

    Trust me, Gordon. “Elly” and “cool” will never go credibly into the same sentence! She’s far too much of a stodge and common sense is an alien concept to her. Some people refuse to take notice of the fact that times do change, which is the sign of a permanently closed mind!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    The thought of not allowing my kids to dress like punk rockers makes me smile. Unlike some other moms, I encouraged my kids to dye their hair and wear crazy outfits. They wouldn’t go for it. Perhaps it’s because I insisted, or maybe they weren’t into that kind of stuff. Either way, they never did the punk thing, and I’m OK with that, too!

  15. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 2 years ago

    @RedBaron38

    If you define ‘common sense’ and ‘taking notice of the fact that times do change’ as smiling when your kids wear safety pins through their noses, yours is the closed mind. I can recall a parent like you who was happy to let his son ride a bike with no helmet, because only wimps used helmets. Too bad for the kid, who didn’t survive the head injury when a drunk driver backed into him…

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