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  1. howtheduck commented on For Better or For Worse about 7 hours ago

    The boom in babies is not occurring in the countries that have the resources to support them.
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    Apparently that includes cartoon Canada, since Annie only has the one maternity dress.

  2. howtheduck commented on For Better or For Worse about 9 hours ago

    She may mean one size, one color many of them.
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    That was my initial thought too, but Lynn Johnston herself contradicted that in her Lynn’s Notes today (see JanCinLV’s bolded notes above).

  3. howtheduck commented on Luann about 11 hours ago

    Think you figured it out first. The only two people in the strip with money, but no job.
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    If he goes into business with T.J., he will become a man with no money too.

  4. howtheduck commented on Luann about 11 hours ago

    Nonsense! Frank just pulled away because he knows about the party there a while back and she doesn’t!
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    Frank and Nancy were both at the party in the warehouse shown in the comic strip, so that seems unlikely.

  5. howtheduck commented on For Better or For Worse about 11 hours ago

    I said nothing about such a scenario being practical. My point was that goweeder’s statement about there being “standing room only soon” is ridiculous hyperbole
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    I stand corrected. I guess I have just heard the “stack the world population in some city” reasoning used a few too many times.

  6. howtheduck commented on For Better or For Worse about 12 hours ago

    The entire world population would fit within the city limits of Los Angeles if they were standing shoulder to shoulder.
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    Ah, this old examination. I remember reading another examination which was “What would happen if the entire world population were stuffed inside the city of Los Angeles?” The answer was basically that almost all the population would die from starvation in short order because it would strip the supplies of the city in no time at all and the mass transportation of the city would not be able to get that many people to more food. There is not a direct correspondence between the physical size of a population with the population’s resource needs.

  7. howtheduck commented on For Better or For Worse about 12 hours ago

    @JanCinLV said, 40 minutes ago
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    Lynn’s Notes:
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    When I made a crack about the sweater, he leaned back in his chair, scratched his tummy and said in his thick British accent, “I’ve got a sweater for every day of the week…This is it!” I never forgot the line and shamelessly used it in this strip.
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    This is a little surprising. The joke intended by the author really is that Annie only has one maternity outfit. I would have never guessed that.

  8. howtheduck commented on For Better or For Worse about 22 hours ago

    This one requires a little bit of explanation. The way it’s worded, it seems like Annie is saying she has one maternity outfit that she wears every single day.
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    My initial thought was this was a nonsense phrase like when Groucho Marx says:
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    “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I’ll never know.”
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    So Annie could be doing a similar joke that basically means:
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    “I have a maternity outfit for every day of the week and I am wearing it.”
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    The problem is that it doesn’t make sense that Annie would only have one maternity outfit, just like it wouldn’t make sense that Groucho Marx lost his pajamas to an elephant.
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    I suspect what the joke is really about is the limited market for maternity wear back in 1986, when the strip was originally published. The only choices were muumuus and other shapeless sacks and when you found an outfit that you liked, you bought a lot of them. Today there are some gorgeous maternity clothes out there. We live in an era of baby bump-flaunting instead of the old era of baby bump-concealment.

  9. howtheduck commented on Luann about 22 hours ago

    This one is confusing. Why would Frank know about the warehouse idea when Nancy doesn’t? Can it be that he is so stupid as to go into business with T.J.?

  10. howtheduck commented on Luann about 22 hours ago

    Quill is sitting VERY close to Nancy.
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    Nonsense. Nancy is sitting VERY close to Quill!