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, 8 months ago

    A double entendre there.

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 8 months ago

    While we have yet another comic strip where someone is laughing at John’s misfortune, I am torn over how I should take this one. Should it be:
    a, He’s eavesdropping on her conversation with someone else and if he doesn’t want to hear things about himself, he should stop eavesdropping.
    b. He’s not eavesdropping on her conversation, because she is talking so loud he can easily hear how she is laughing at him with her mother.
    c. John has managed to come up with a double entendre and yet insult someone at the same time, so he should be praised for his cleverness.
    d. I am getting hungry for turkey and dressing.

  3. Ben_Jammin

    Ben_Jammin said, 8 months ago

    What? He only recommended she stuff the turkey. Sheesh…

  4. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 8 months ago

    I would have made exactly the same recommendation …

  5. Lin Collingwood

    Lin Collingwood GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    my wife is this way,can’t what to get on phone and tell someone about any misfortune I may have! Thinks it’s funny and never can understand why I get upset about it.

  6. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, 8 months ago

    …and that’s why they divorced IRL

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 8 months ago

    It says something about the character of a person when they take joy at someone else’ harm. It’s very wrong.
    It’s part of Ellie’s lack of good character. It shows an incredible lack of concern for others and a lack of respect for other people. She enjoys hitting him, having no real compassion for others. Making fun of someone when they are hurt is an extension of that. It’s petty, but it’s petty evil.
    But if she is hurt, God help him if he doesn’t wait upon her, hand and foot. If he took joy in it like she does, she’d immediately file for divorce.
    Ellie is a supremely selfish individual who sees others as tools to meet her own wants. It says a lot of why Johnston got divorced. Me, me, I, I.
    People are not tools for the mere gratification of another person, no matter what Feminist doctrine states.

  8. ShadowBeast

    ShadowBeast GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago


    Well Elly’s conversation with her mother all ends with exclamation points so she is yelling, which means you can rule out “a”.

  9. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago


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  10. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago


    You need help. It is a CARTOON. These are not real people.

  11. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago


    It is a cartoon!!!

  12. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, 8 months ago

    Elly is the one being the JERK !!! She shouldn’t be making fun of John’s misfortune ! But, at least, John has a good suggestion for cooking the turkey, if also applies to her comments, that is too bad !

  13. jimshari222

    jimshari222 said, 8 months ago

    It is not a cartoon. It’s a comic strip! ;)

  14. joel

    joel GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    wheterh or not this is a cartoon. the CHARACTER of Elly is being a class A bitch. He was likely only planning to go out for a short time and was given a laundry list of stuff to get AFTER she said no to his isnital query about needing anything. Then she assumed he would ‘know’ how big a bird to buy. On top of that. he is the major breadwinner inthe house, si sielf employed, and has to move around from room to rrom in his business. He has to MOVE AROUND ON A BROKEN FOOT. oh butthis is hilarious. So’s having her firend give him a concussion at Halloween. Oh but if he busts chops a bit he is a mean bastard, cold unfeeling. Their daughter gets sick and he is cold annasty because he id not go to the hospital with Elly. Not withstanding that theyhave a small boy to deal with. I read this thing like all of you and I can tell that there are a lot of times he is an ass. But she gets equal time. take oof the rose colored glasses.

    LJ was trying to make a joke with ‘stuff it’ obviously. Double entendre.

  15. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @The J.A.M.

    “and that’s why they divorced IRL…”

    It’s just a wild guess, but the only thing I can make out of ‘IRL’ is ‘in real life.’
    If I’ve made a wrong guess, please let me know tomorrow.

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