For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. sassy1

    sassy1 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Yep, so goes life. It’s just the timing is off.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Another good laugh at John’s expense. And it is funny.

  3. jackhs106

    jackhs106 said, 8 months ago

    How come John’s glasses never have bows

  4. M2MM

    M2MM said, 8 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    Christmas has always been my favourite time of year. I start looking for the perfect gifts in January and continue on until December. Funny stuff is best, and when I find the perfect thing for the perfect person, I can hardly wait to wrap it and give it away. Maybe it’s because we had so little when I was young that makes shopping such a treat. My brother and I were lucky to get one special toy. Anything else had to be useful — like clothes or school supplies. We learned to save and to spend judiciously. When birthdays or Christmas came the suspense was awful; knowing we might get something we had been longing for — if we could afford it. Even now I wonder what our parents did without so Alan and I could have something special for Christmas.

    Our parents were adept at making ends meet. Even though we had little to live on, we had everything. In looking back, I can see that we had what mattered most: a solid, caring family, a comfortable home, good friends, and confidence in future. This is what I tried to portray in For Better or for Worse. No matter what happened, there was always something good to look forward to.

  5. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 8 months ago

    @jackhs106

    How come John’s glasses never have bows

    They’re just drawn that way.

  6. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, 8 months ago

    Readers of FBoFW: Read this from Lynn. Read it again. Read it a THIRD TIME. Copy, Paste into Word, and print it … remember it. Stop complaining about the comic and remember she has a reason for what she does. WE aren’t privileged enough to know it… until she gives us a bit of information via her notes, or the strip.
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    Our parents were adept at making ends meet. Even though we had little to live on, we had everything. In looking back, I can see that we had what mattered most: a solid, caring family, a comfortable home, good friends, and confidence in future. This is what I tried to portray in For Better or for Worse. No matter what happened, there was always something good to look forward to.

  7. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, 8 months ago

    and he also got a door stop

  8. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 8 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Another good laugh at John’s expense. And it is funny
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    Well, after all, he made his ‘Santa list’ before he dropped a frozen turkey on his foot… so even though Santa knows all, he can’t be expected to switch presents at the last minute just because someone turned into a klutz….

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 8 months ago

    @jackhs106

    “How come John’s glasses never have bows”

    Well, in this particular panel, his ears seem to be drawn way below his eyes. The bows would have to be really weird looking. (The tops of my ears seem pretty even with my eyes, and so do my family members’.)

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 8 months ago

    @jackhs106

    “How come John’s glasses never have bows”


    Maybe he wears pince-nez.

  11. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Saying “skis” is less embarrassing than what really happened….. way less !!!

  12. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 8 months ago

    This joke would play differently in North Bay, Ontario, where Lynn Johnston lives. There they have ski hills and the like in close proximity to the town, so that skiing is a relatively low cost and convenient activity. Where I live, skiiing is a trip where you have drive hours to get to up some mountain and you are usually talking putting out some good money for lift tickets, hotel bills and the like. Not only that, but you have to wait until certain times of the year when it is more likely to have snow on the ground. If I had gotten skis like John Patterson, it would be “Oh good, I have something to use when it snows in February and my foot is likely to be well by then.” For a North Bay resident skier, it would be more like, “Oh, I have to wait until my foot gets better and I will miss most of the skiiing season.”

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 8 months ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2

    Readers of FBoFW: Read this from Lynn. Read it again. Read it a THIRD TIME. Copy, Paste into Word, and print it … remember it. Stop complaining about the comic and remember she has a reason for what she does. WE aren’t privileged enough to know it… until she gives us a bit of information via her notes, or the strip.
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    You act like this comic strip is some sort of mystery that can only be unraveled if the author deigns to tell us what it all means in her Lynn’s Notes. It’s not that complicated.

  14. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 8 months ago

    @howtheduck

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    It’s not that complicated

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    I don’t think he means it’s complicated. I think he’s as sick as many of us are of the Ellyhaters who assume that everything that goes wrong for John or the kids is because Elly (and Lynn) are terrible creatures who need to be condemned all the time.

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 8 months ago

    @argy.bargy2

    I don’t think he means it’s complicated. I think he’s as sick as many of us are of the Ellyhaters who assume that everything that goes wrong for John or the kids is because Elly (and Lynn) are terrible creatures who need to be condemned all the time.
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    That sounds like something you would say; but unless I have lost my ability to read English, it is not what this guy said. There is nothing about “Elly” or “hate” in there.

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