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For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 5 days ago

    I checked over the comments and there is only one vulgar word, and that was spoken by Tomielm.

  2. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 5 days ago

    When PBS gets no viewers, they can survive thanks to taxpayer subsidies. How come other networks have not asked to be subsidized when their ratings stink?

  3. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 7 days ago

    It was the same irony as if Elly wrote an article saying “World peace can be achieved if all the children of the world got together and held hands” then John telling her that Michael and Elizabeth are punching and kicking each other, fighting like the Arabs and the Jews yet again.

  4. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 9 days ago

    Why would Lynn have felt badly about saying something from the strip “Cathy”? I mean, if Michael started dragging around a stuffed tiger, OK, that is an obvious ripoff. But there is no known case of a Cathy strip where she said “Gakkk!” followed by a ©

  5. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 9 days ago

    Michael is like Pinocchio. Michael prefers goofing off to working and going to church and is disobedient to his family. That was like the idea behind Pleasure Island, where kids could run wild without any supervision, doing things like drinking, smoking, fighting, being destructive and gluttonous, as well as play without working or having to listen to dumb ol’ parents, parsons or authority figures. Eventually they made jackasses of themselves by transforming into donkeys then getting sold to the circus or the salt mines. The lesson behind that was that boys who do not read the Bible, disobey their parents, or say things such as “school is queer!” or “Boy Scouts is idiotic” are often destined to grow up to become men who are qualified for nothing except jobs with a lot of backbreaking work. That is a real world lesson as there are plenty of taskmasters in the world (i.e. the Coachman), who will take advantage of that

  6. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 12 days ago

    That is a good observation, Michael is like Pinocchio. Michael prefers goofing off to working and going to church and is disobedient to his family. That was like the idea behind Pleasure Island, where kids could run wild without any supervision, doing things like drinking, smoking, fighting, being destructive and gluttonous, as well as play without working or having to listen to dumb ol’ parents, parsons or authority figures. Eventually they made jackasses of themselves by transforming into donkeys then getting sold to the circus or the salt mines. The lesson behind that was that boys who do not read the Bible, disobey their parents, or say things such as “school is queer!” or “Boy Scouts is idiotic” are often destined to grow up to become men who are qualified for nothing except jobs with a lot of backbreaking work. That is a real world lesson as there are plenty of taskmasters in the world (i.e. the Coachman), who will take advantage of that.

  7. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 13 days ago

    That is a big reason why pawn shops refuse merchandise, such as one kid tried to pawn his trumpet and the owner declined, saying “this is same style of trumpet often used in marching bands”. It is probably also why if something is pawned it is registered at the pawn shop so if the police come by saying it was stolen, the owner can pull up his records and saying something to the effect of “Elizabeth Patterson sold this to me on May 11th”.

  8. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 13 days ago

    If Lizzie is a brat or no brat, Michael beating on his sister was brutish. He has no concept she is smaller and weaker than he is. I never fought with my brother to the extent Michael fights with Elizabeth. And by fighting I do not mean arguments, I am talking about the fist fighting depicted in the strips.

  9. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 22 days ago

    A lot of the same things keep getting repeated: “John puts his foot in his mouth”, “Elly screeches and throws things at people”, “Michael is a pig”, “Elizabeth the spoiled brat”. The worst by far, are the Connie haters, who never miss a chance to bash her, even when Connie is not in the strip. In honesty, this story arc is starting to get stale and dragged out. Nothing against Lynn, even Bill Amend and Bill Watterson had some mediocre plots.

  10. USN1977 commented on Calvin and Hobbes 24 days ago

    Calvin should be grateful he does not live in Japan or England. They have school on Saturday.