For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

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

    You should look up “Pogo Plane” a tail sitting plane. It was later used in the Fantastic Four. It was a tail sitter. Then never did build the original design which would have worked much better.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:

    I took my kids to fast food joints. I knew the value of cheap, fast, and fried, and it had everything to do with convenience. Tiled floors and washable seating, disposable plates, cups, and cutlery offered respite from kitchen duties and the possibility of communicating with another adult (with kids the same age). It also meant my offspring would eat everything on their plates. It might not be with sustenance, but their stomachs would be full. I ushered my charges, unapologetically, into plastic indoor playgrounds. I ordered the specials, the biggies, and meals — which came with toys. I too ate with gusto, knowing that what I was doing was addictive, that I was introducing my children to substances I wanted them to avoid. Still, the positive outweighed the negative: an hour of freedom vs. a hassle at home. I plead guilty to falling for an easy solution to lunch.

    I can’t remember the last time I went to a fast food joint, but I know the time will come when I will fall off the wagon again. I look forward to sitting at one of those colourful plastic tables with burgers, onion rings, and a rot-gut pop while my granddaughter romps in the plastic kid-proof play area, her stomach full of fries. I’ll count the useless calories in the grub that I’m eating and try not to feel guilty for enjoying every bite!

  3. Vice Admiral Allan

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

    You’re pretty smart for an American. (j/k)
    You are correct though.

  4. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 2 years ago

    Our daughters rarely care about the toy that comes with kids’ meals. Sometimes, if it something they don’t like (like a SpongeBob toy) they will actually return it to the counter. I don’t make them; it’s something THEY do.

  5. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, over 2 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    My neice gave hers to another kid in the play area because she didn’t care for it once.

  6. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t forget that a lot of those workers now are seniors trying to make ends meet

  7. rundstyk

    rundstyk said, over 2 years ago

    We took our son to restaurants from very early on. He only made a terrible appearance once at age 4, when we had to break off the meal and go home. He still (18) has good table manners when eating out. At home it was (and sometimes still is) a totally different story.

  8. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, over 2 years ago

    Because you’re ill-raised little snots. I went to such “posh” places with my parents at a lesser age than he. Knew how to behave, too, which kept me from being tossed when I spilled a whole glass of milk on their beautiful wine-red carpet. You see, Cindy, the strip is passably amusing BECAUSE they’re ill-raised little snots. Watching them behave properly in this or any other restaurant would be pretty dull.

  9. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    If I remember correctly, in Canada a “pogo” is a corn dog, in case anyone was wondering if it was a strange reference to the Walt Kelly comic strip in Panel 4.

    Aptly named, seeing as how it’s on a “stick”.

  10. westny77

    westny77 said, over 2 years ago

    Ellie you earned the night out with John. You may ask Calvin’s mother if she will join you.

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    Very predictable comments all. KC bragging about her perfect mothering, Newman making something political over a cartoon, blah blah blah. Pickles comments much more lighthearted and funny. Get over yourselves!

    Practice what you preach.

  12. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 2 years ago

    when i was a kid, going to burger king or mcdonald’s was a big deal (we kept kosher at home). eating bacon was a rare treat and we looked forward to every outing

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago


    Now that surprises me. If you kept Kosher at home, eating bacon anywhere should have been a huge no-no, just like eating ham or pork chops.

  14. winapps

    winapps said, over 2 years ago


    They used to have one of those on display at NAS Norfolk, Va. Not sure if it’s still there though.

  15. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 2 years ago

    The workers in these place are supposed to be in school. The business model is that the employees are supposed to be kids in high school and college fitting their hours around classes making some money. These are not jobs you are supposed to be supporting a family on. If you are doing this it is not the restaurants fault. You should be protesting that the government is killing jobs and stifling business from expanding rather than complaining that the place you are working at is paying you what they said they would pay you when you took the job.

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