For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Trilobyte

    Trilobyte GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Careful with your slang Ellie…

  2. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 2 years ago

    Anyone can look good, wrapped in green.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    I get the impression that in this family series that Elly is truly in love with her husband. Sort of like my wife and I that have been happily married 50+ years now! Neither of us can even think of what life would be like without the other!!

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I live with a dentist. She and her senior partner have a good firm and do excellent work, but they don’t have ‘big dentist salaries.’ Unlike their staff, the two dentists are paid by the patient, and what work they do on each. More patients in a day, more pay. No patients, no pay. And running a dental office is extremely expensive. They have a high percentage of disposable equipment; things that have to be thrown out after each patient. That’s all money. I’m not going to give complete breakdown of all the ways their money goes out before any comes in. But it’s an easy and tempting myth that anyone with any kind of medical practice is just raking in the bucks. Maybe it was a bit different when these older strips first appeared, but expenses have far outstripped income for people in all kinds of work.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    That’s how it ought to be and I’m happy for you. I hope you have many more years of happiness!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    One of the things interviewers will often ask a cartoonist is, “Of all the punch lines you’ve written, which is your favourite?” and the cartoonist will typically say, “Well. I haven’t written it yet.” Or something like that. This is my favourite punch line!

    That is a funny line.

  7. alfracto

    alfracto said, over 2 years ago

    Have the trolls fallen down a fortunate hole?

  8. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, over 2 years ago

    I always used to say a bird in the bush is worth two in your hand.

  9. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    Old MacDonald the farmer once decided he could get his cows to play musical instruments if he tied a joint of marijuana to their rear ends. He figured that a herd in the band was worth boo in the tush!

    Um, I think I’ll slink out of here now, before the pies start flying…

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    My favorite pun is the story of the millionaire who bought a ranch for a tax write-off and had his boys run it. He named it focus, because that is where the sons raise meat/ sun’s rays meet.

  11. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, over 2 years ago

    Nice return, Elly. Even if it is a ‘backhand’!

  12. June M. Moffatt

    June M. Moffatt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    I’ll drink to that!

  13. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Oh, DEAR….! ;-)

  14. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I’m guessing that you never stopped to think what it means? That one bird you have possession of does you more good than any amount you don’t?

  15. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago

    You have to be careful with comments like this. Men can brush off a lot of teasing, but occasionally something said burns itself into a host of repressed wrongs buried in their cerebral cortex. They are irritated at first, and that irritation swells while the original splinter is forgotten. Before you know it, he hates the very sight of you but doesn’t know why.

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