For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 12 months ago

    Even though legumes aren’t weeds, the Man Upstairs sure did make (after the Fall) nasty-tasting vegetables to afflict and torment children.

  2. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Good one Lizzie, I don’t like peas either.

  3. chassimmons

    chassimmons GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Maybe if they were sweetened?
    I eat my peas with honey,
    I’ve done so all my life.
    It makes the peas taste funny,
    but they stick well to my knife.

  4. goblue562

    goblue562 said, 12 months ago

    Funny how things taste so differently to each of us.. Peas are my favorite vegetable.

    (Actually, they’re a fruit… but you know what I mean :)

  5. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 12 months ago


    Wait a minute!!!
    Templo SUD just said that peas were a legume.
    Now you are saying that they are a fruit.
    I think we should put it up for a vote!

  6. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago

    My husband hates peas, and his mother made him sit at the table until he ate every last one of them. They had a linoleum topped table with hollow chrome legs with removable caps. Guess where the peas went.

  7. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, 12 months ago

    Actually, vegetables can come from any part of the plant; leaves, stems, roots, seeds … and fruits. That’s why we call all plants vegetation. So while not all vegetables are fruit … all fruits are vegetation.

  8. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    I think we should put it up for a vote!

    Right! Let’s vote on what their DNA contains.

    That’s like the shrub & company thinking they could repeal the laws of physics.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    My kids liked most vegetables, so eating wasn’t a problem. A cartoonist who draws on family stuff for gags, however, needs the gag reflex of unpalatable foods — and the thing about peas is, they’re funny! Squash is funny because of the name, and of course the goofy shapes it can come in. A head of lettuce can be funny, I guess, but peas are made for comedy. They are hard to get on a fork, look like frog parts, and roll onto the floor easily. They are easy to spit, mash, or fling off a spoon. They can be bright or bilious green depending on how “left over” they are, and dogs, for the most part, hate them. Anything a dog won’t eat is usually spurned by kids.

    I have done several gags about this maligned dicotyledon, and the surprising result is that I have had no complaints. I thought there was a reader out there for every complaint possible, but so far I have heard nothing from pea fanciers, associations, or “protect the pea” movements, and I’m curious; now that I have mentioned this lack of interest, will I finally hear from these people?
    I always liked them, their color, their taste, use a spoon.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882)
    The hubris of Man.

  11. rshive

    rshive said, 12 months ago


    Not in this house, thank you.

  12. RootsInDM

    RootsInDM said, 12 months ago


    Peas are the fruit of a legume. Peanuts, on the other hand, actually grow as nodes on the roots of a legume.

  13. Driveteach

    Driveteach said, 12 months ago

    “God, in His wisdom, invented the fly,
    And then forgot to tell us why!:

  14. JohnniePolo

    JohnniePolo GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    oldest trick in the book, that and giving them to the dog.

  15. Spotted Owl

    Spotted Owl said, 12 months ago

    I’ve always hated cooked peas but really like raw peas. As a child, I used to hide as many of my cooked peas as possible under the last bit of mashed potato.

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