For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. sassy1 jenkins

    sassy1 jenkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. Night-Gaunt49

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

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

  3. jackhs106

    jackhs106 said, over 2 years ago

    How come John’s glasses never have bows

  4. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    @jackhs106

    How come John’s glasses never have bows

    They’re just drawn that way.

  5. Vice Admiral Allan

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

  6. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 2 years ago

    and he also got a door stop

  7. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 2 years 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….

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years 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’.)

  9. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago

    @jackhs106

    “How come John’s glasses never have bows”


    Maybe he wears pince-nez.

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  11. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 2 years ago

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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.

  12. Vice Admiral Allan

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

    People who whine about how John is stupid, Elly is mean/rude/dumb, how Lynn picks on April, or Elizabeth, or Michael, or whomever the person of the day is … just stop.
    It’s a comic, it’s make believe… much like Santa, The Easter Bunny, or The Boogey Man.
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    If you don’t like what is displayed in the comic … then stop reading. There are those of us, who LIKE this strip, and read it (and some of the comments) because we like to.
    People who complain about the strip ruin the strip.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    I’m still not buying this idea that a sober, well-coordinated dentist would drop a frozen turkey on his foot. In my neighborhood growing up, drunken men would have strange accidents in their garage in the evenings. But those guys were stewed to the gills. One guy said he got knocked out by a garage door. But I think the garage only pushed him and he fell hitting his head on something going down. One time a drunken driver drove at a high speed into a garage located on the end of a street. The owner of the destroyed garage and his neighbors were drunks who were really shaken and were cursing up a storm as us boys watched in wonderment.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @comicsssfan

    It can happen no matter who “well coordinated” you or he thinks they are. Those can be slippery sometimes.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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.
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    Strangely when I looked this morning I couldn’t find her comments.

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