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

    When countries like Armenia and Ukraine seceded from the USSR, the world cheered. When Quebec voted on secession from Canada and now Scotland is debating secession, they are being called cranks. You can’t have it both ways.

  2. Rebel Strike commented on Steve Benson about 7 hours ago

    When other parties engage in deficit spending, it is pork. When your party engages in deficit spending, it is a stimulus package and public works projects.

  3. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse about 12 hours ago

    From a plaque at my chapel:

    I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age.
    The more I am quoted the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society. My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face.
    To track me down is impossible. The harder you try, the more elusive I become. I am nobody’s friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I ruin marriages and topple governments. I destroy careers and cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion. I spawn suspicion and generate grief.
    I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses.

    I AM CALLED GOSSIP

  4. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 1 day ago

    Or Zack Morris with his “brick phone”…

  5. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 1 day ago

    The problem with these “new-runs” is that Lynn Johnston flips-flops on the timelines almost as much as obama flip-flops on issues. In one strip it is present day, then in the very next strip it is old times.

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

    Another fine day at the Lynn Johnston Recycling Center. The center recycles glass, paper, and jokes.
    April Patterson, manager.

  7. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 12 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.

  8. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 13 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.

  9. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 21 days ago

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

  10. Rebel Strike commented on For Better or For Worse 21 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?