For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 3 months ago

    “Was he dead?”

    “He was worse than dead.”

    “What do you mean?”

    “Jim—”

    “C’mon Bones! What’s the mystery?”

    “His brain is gone.”

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 3 months ago

    See what (you) started, Phil?! Never talk with an old flame in front of a new fire… ;)

  3. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 3 months ago

    What would they compare notes on. Let’s see:
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    a. Connie loved Phil’s smoking. Georgia hates it.
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    b. Connie loved Phil’s cool, late night musician vibe. Georgia wants him to stay at home.
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    c. Connie only dated Phil and never lived with him. Georgia lives with him.
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    d. Connie dumped Phil for a rich doctor who won’t propose to her. Georgia lives with Phil and he hasn’t proposed to her.
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    e. Both of them would rather compare notes than talk to Phil.

  4. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, 3 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Brain and Brain, what is Brain.
    Here’s a condensed version of the episode.

  5. pelican47

    pelican47 said, 3 months ago

    I got together with another CURRENT flame, we compared notes, and dumped him together.
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    Poooor guy. Never knew what hit him.

  6. Cadbury

    Cadbury GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    As time went by, Joan and Alan became an item and then a couple — as did the characters Phil and Georgia in the strip. One day, Alan called to say that he and Joan were getting serious and that I could not have Phil and Georgia get engaged until he was ready to propose to Joan. The strip, inadvertently, had become a window into their lives.

  7. pelican47

    pelican47 said, 3 months ago

    This song is Your song, the same song was OUR song…and he picked it both times.

  8. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, 3 months ago

    Comparing notes. Phil is so dead.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    When you don’t have girl friends this never happens.

  10. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, 3 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “When you don’t have girl friends this never happens.”

    When you don’t have girl friends, a LOT of things never happen.

    I can remember sitting down to a Christmas dinner with my family plus my present and past girlfriend. NOT comfortable. They didn’t compare notes but they did take turns sending zingers my way and I just had to sit there and smile blankly. Don’t know what Mom was thinking when she made out the guest list.

  11. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 3 months ago

    @GuiltyBystander

    Don’t know what Mom was thinking when she made out the guest list.
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    I had a friend in my high school days who was the past girlfriend who kept getting invited to family occasions from the mother of her ex-boyfriend. In that case, the mother was trying to let her son know that he had chosen the wrong girl.

  12. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 3 months ago

    @Cadbury

    Lynn’s Notes:

    As time went by, Joan and Alan became an item and then a couple — as did the characters Phil and Georgia in the strip. One day, Alan called to say that he and Joan were getting serious and that I could not have Phil and Georgia get engaged until he was ready to propose to Joan. The strip, inadvertently, had become a window into their lives.
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    This is one of Lynn Johnston’s favorite fictions. She introduced Georgia into the comic strip in 1983 after her brother Alan started dating Joan. She drew Georgia to look like Joan, the same way Phil looks like the real-life Alan, so there was no mistaking who Georgia represented.
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    The character of Phil was talking to Elly about marrying Georgia almost immediately. Alan and Joan moved a lot more slowly than their comic strip counterparts and dated for 4 years before marrying in 1987. The problem was not that the comic strip was a window into their lives, but that their friends and acquaintances thought it was. Alan asked Lynn to lay off, but you can tell from this week’s sequence, that was not something Lynn could do. Eventually it led to Lynn being estranged from her brother for a number of years.

  13. catman5169

    catman5169 said, 3 months ago

    Ruh-Roh….

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 3 months ago

    @howtheduck

    You are pretty good at fiction yourself.

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 3 months ago

    @JanCinLV

    @howtheduck

    You are pretty good at fiction yourself.
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    Thanks. However, if you are referring to my last comment as a fiction, I can provide a proof of everything I wrote with little difficulty.

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