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  1. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 6 days ago

    How is the spanking law enforced? Do police and bureaucrats go door-to-door asking if there were any spankings today?

    As for the reprints, while it is said Lynn stopped the “new-runs” in 2010, some material still gets changed, such as the Shania Twain reference. Also for Christmas, Michael was showing his friends a Nintendo Wii he played. Originally Michael got a Colecovision for Christmas.

  2. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 8 days ago

    The Simpsons actually began in 1986, as 2 to 5 minute clips of the Tracey Ullman Show. The episode which mabrnt likely referred to was in 1992, which had the kids going to camp. The only thing in common with FBOFW was the “yay” joke. Surprisingly, Marge and Homer were a lot more subtle than Elly and John, who in the story arc were worse brats than Elizabeth and Michael, actually telling them to their face they want them out of the house. Marge was sad to see her family apart and Homer wants a Bart-free summer so permits Bart to go, who actually wanted to go, as opposed to Michael, who was his usual lazy pig self and balked at having to actually be outdoors for more than 8 minutes during the summertime.
    The only similarity that may be is that after the full-length feature of the Simpsons in 1989 is when the Pattersons went from a family of four to five. Maybe Lynn could have been inspired to add a superfluous baby due to the Simpsons.

  3. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 16 days ago

    April was a way for Lynn Johnston to rehash jokes she had done about Elizabeth and Michael.

  4. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 16 days ago

    It has already been established that the witch doctor who knocked up Connie is a deadbeat. That is the kind of reputation he has earned. He has helped to solidify the scummy reputation of Brazilians, who are known the world over as womanizers who do nothing but watch soccer games, just as the Japanese have gained the reputation as violent warmongers. Do a wikipedia search of “Pearl Harbor”, “Rape of Nanking”, “Tarawa” and “Iwo Jima”, then prove me wrong.

    As to Lawrence’s skin color, it has changed from strip to strip. It has gone from cocoa brown to milky white. Does Lawrence have a skin disease, or is he going to become a superstar in pop music?

  5. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 22 days ago

    Ah yes, the picture that said “Home is Where the Army (Marine Corps. Navy, etc.) Sends Us”

  6. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 23 days ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Guilt is a wonderful thing… It makes us honest, it makes us humble. It makes us apologize. In my opinion, in this world, there just isn’t enough of it!

    Lynn sure does not feel guilt over exploiting her family by showcasing their personal lives in a comic strip.

  7. Rebel Strike commented on Rob Rogers 24 days ago

    Did the open borders crowd forget that doctors were assigned to Ellis Island whose job was to inspect incoming immigrants for cholera, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases? Those infected were subject to quarantine, or dependent on the acuteness of the malady, denied admission to the United States.

  8. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 25 days ago

    I like the way Michael is trying to kill Lawrence and John calls him on it with “Do you want him to drown?” What’s Michael going to say? “Why yes, father, that was the point of pushing his head under the water.”
    And they call Americans a violent race.

  9. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 27 days ago

    It is understandable that Elly is feeling different emotions about having Connie move away. However, it must also be taken into consideration is Elly putting food on the Poiriers’ table? If not, then she has no say in Connie’s decision to pack up the table along with everything else on a moving van.

  10. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 28 days ago

    Take away two characters and replace them with four? Lynn is good with drawing but stinky with numbers!