For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 2 years ago

    Why do they need a straw?
    Who cares!
    They’re kids. Kids like straws. So do some adults. It’s a funny joke.
    What more do you need?

  2. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    my kids keep a collection of those “crazy straws” in the house, they can be washed and reused, that way there is no fight between my grandkids over a straw.

  3. westny77

    westny77 said, over 2 years ago

    Ellie just separate the two on 2 different ends of the house.

  4. js305

    js305 said, over 2 years ago

    The definition of violence is not exact. The statement about being brought up in a violent household rang my bell just a little. My mother always said they were “discussing” things aggressively when she and my dad would argue about things. Their marriage lasted 52 years before my dad passed away. I liked to think it was like two dogs fighting—just leave them alone, if you try and stop it you get dog bit.

    Too much of this business of trying to always be polite and correct goes on as it is. The human machine is just an elevated animal with all the instincts passed from thousands of years of experience.

  5. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago

    The use of a straw killed my mother, so be careful out there.

  6. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, over 2 years ago

    I rather use a straw when it comes to me getting my soda out of a can…I’m very cautious about how I drink things

  7. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 2 years ago


    OK Jan, now I need to know how a straw caused the death of your mother?

  8. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 2 years ago

    Time to buy more straws, Ellie

  9. JennyJenkins

    JennyJenkins said, over 2 years ago

    You contradict yourself, especially when you say that your father would have taken a belt to you, if you only tried to touch a girl. To me it says that violence and fear of violence was big during your time of growing up… Nothing against you, but it just made me wonder how our memories get out of focus, and a comic like that comes along and brings it all back.

    I used to “fight” with my brother when we were kids, and now we are good friends. It all depends how one defines the fight during those formative years.

  10. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 2 years ago

    win some lose some

  11. magoctopus

    magoctopus said, over 2 years ago

    We now know that disposable straws are environmentally irresponsible. Much better, as an earlier commenter said, to have washable crazy straws at hand, which kids love more anyway. Also great for bringing to restaurants!

  12. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, over 2 years ago


  13. JennyJenkins

    JennyJenkins said, over 2 years ago

    Please read my comment again, the answer is there.

  14. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, over 2 years ago

    I usually never used straws as a kid except when I got a half-pint of milk for lunch at school, where they made really cool little bubble volcanoes when you blew into a submerged straw. Hey, it was cheap entertainment at the lunch table for a 7-year-old.

  15. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    My son was an only child so there was no-one to argue with over a straw (he didn’t with me when he was small…just the usual griping). Anyway, I don’t know if that was good or bad for him being an only child. His two cousins were older than him, so he was left out of that loop, too… Today he has three children (and sometimes a one-year-old niece), and I’m not sure if that’s good or bad either! ;)

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