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, almost 3 years ago

    Well, at least it’s not the Chinese version from the film “A Christmas Story” (deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa, ra, ra, ra… ’tis the season to be jorry, fa, ra, ra, ra…).

  2. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m pleased he didn’t hit her back

  3. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    “It’s smiling at me!”

  4. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 3 years ago

    Reminds me what my wife did to her brother when he put ice down her back when they were kids. Brother learned his lesson !.

  5. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, almost 3 years ago

    @IndyMan

    That sounds like a really fun family that you married in to: bet you’ve got great stories!

  6. Jean

    Jean said, almost 3 years ago

    I always love it when children sing songs with the words that they hear, not necessarily the correct words. We should all sing like no one is listening and how we hear the song.

  7. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, almost 3 years ago

    Sisters ???? 8^(

  8. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Which one?
    Deck us all with Boston Charlie?
    Bark us all Bow Wows of Folly?
    Dunk us all in Bowls of Barley?
    Tickle Salty Boss Anchovie?
    “But what HE’S singin’ don’t make no SENSE!”

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 3 years ago

    She’s learned what “deck” means the hard way as the younger sibling.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 3 years ago

    When was “Male-on-female” violence ever acceptable for comedy?

  11. Poollady

    Poollady said, almost 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Exactly what I was gonna say!

  12. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, almost 3 years ago

    ; ) Wait until they hear Mele Kalikimaka!

  13. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, that grapefruit in Mae Clark’s face wasn’t comic relief. It was supposed to indicate what a lowlife Cagney’s character was to abuse and humiliate a woman who loved him like that. If you remember, at the end of the film there was a little sermon, citing Cagney’s character as an example, about the gangster plague and the need for society to stamp it out.

  14. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m trying to think of a strip that has a much-younger brother that might hit his older sister- with 5-6 years between. I think it would still work as comedy, up to about age 5 or 6— so long as they’re much smaller, and not really expected to understand the consequences of their actions. Right now, I can’t think of any lifestyle strips with an older sister and baby brother.

  15. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    If Michael had "bop"ed Lizzie and said, “Here’s what ‘deck’ means”, the comic strip would not have worked. “Male-on-female” violence is no longer acceptable for comedy in our society.

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    I think using the word ‘bop’ is meant to suggest that Lizzie did the equivalent of a little wap on the head, not a violent slug that would have ‘decked’ Michael….

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