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, over 2 years ago

    A double entendre there.

  2. Lin Collingwood

    Lin Collingwood said, over 2 years 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.

  3. The J.A.M.

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

    …and that’s why they divorced IRL

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years 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.

  5. ShadowBeast

    ShadowBeast GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  6. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


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  7. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 2 years 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 !

  8. jimshari222

    jimshari222 said, over 2 years ago

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

  9. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 2 years 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.

  10. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 2 years ago


    I would hate to have your attitude. And do you know that frown lines eventually become permanent.

  11. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 2 years ago

    Get busy Ellie and make LOTS of stuffing for the big turkey. The 25 pounder, not John. LOL

  12. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am said, over 2 years ago

    But it IS a cartoon based on the fact that cartoonists exaggerate everything for the laugh. And to me, Elly is being human. I don’t know why everyone is always so hard on her for not being perfect (John either for that matter).

  13. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 2 years ago

    Seems these two are always mocking each others’ misfortunes. He’s done it to her and now she’s doing it to him. They don’t seem to me to be a very loving couple. I wonder how they stayed married so long, even if it is a comic.

  14. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 2 years ago

    Ellie is being the jerk now, but usually we see John being the jerk.

  15. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 2 years ago

    no stuffing for you tonite john

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