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, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    My brother and I fought over trivia; my kids fought over stupid things, too. Whether it’s caused by boredom or the need to establish territory, fighting between siblings seems to be unavoidable. My mother would say, “You two are LOOKING for an excuse to fight!” And we were.

    I always liked to make a figure of speech into a punch line. This one worked so well, I used it as the title to a collection book.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @dukedoug

    Right, exactly!

  3. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, about 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?

  4. Jean

    Jean said, about 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.

  5. westny77

    westny77 said, about 2 years ago

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

  6. js305

    js305 said, about 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.

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 2 years ago

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

  8. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, about 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

  9. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 2 years ago

    @JanCinLV

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

  10. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 2 years ago

    Time to buy more straws, Ellie

  11. JennyJenkins

    JennyJenkins said, about 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.

  12. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, about 2 years ago

    win some lose some

  13. magoctopus

    magoctopus said, about 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!

  14. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, about 2 years ago

    Bully!

  15. JennyJenkins

    JennyJenkins said, about 2 years ago

    Please read my comment again, the answer is there.

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