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  1. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse about 4 hours ago

    Hey, what happened to the canoe trip? This is probably a one-strip arc, which has been used as filler. They are still preparing to go canoeing. Of course, some read the canoe trip and wondered “What happened to Elly’s slacktavism?”

  2. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse about 16 hours ago

    When it comes to dog care, Elly is surprisingly out to lunch on that. There was a strip where Farley gets thrown in the pound because he was running wild, then Elly gets a citation for owning an unlicensed dog. Her excuse was “Duh, I never knew you had to obtain a pet license to own a pet!” That is not the only case of being ignorant of the law. She failed to realize that she needed to get a breeding license for Farley since she never bothered to have him fixed.

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

    The critics of the characters all seem to have their camps, to include “neurotic Elly”, “John sticks his foot in hi mouth”, “Michael is a pig” or “Elizabeth the brat”. The most virulent of trolls are the Connie-haters. First they attack her for being a single mother, then they attack her for getting married. The Connie-haters can’t have it both ways.
    As for Lynn Johnston’s real life experiences, I don’t have the full story (then again, most of us do not). Supposedly her first husband was a deadbeat dad and her second husband cheated. Neither is any good, but like most divorces, it tends to put everybody into camps. From what I gather, Lynn’s second husband is a respected dentist. Not every woman throws her husband out the door. Each relationship is different. President Kennedy had the morality of a jungle animal, openly having multiple affairs. Yet his wife stayed with him until he died.

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

    What about a break for Elly? If she left for even a few days, he’d go nuts.
    She went to a convention, and he ran the house well in her absence.

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

    So her basis seems to be “if people will not support the arts on their own free will, they should be forced to do so through taxation”.
    I will not go into a story spoiler, but the way Elly resolves this does not help her in the long run by way of workplace alliances.

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

    Common sense is not to be found when it comes to Michael.

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

    Hey Mike! Why the long face?
    Michael’s weird head shape in the last panel is probably due to an error in drawing or resizing which gives him the elongated face like what would be seen in a funhouse mirror.

  8. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 14 days ago

    Are the Pattersons facing of these situations where Elly has to work:
    *They have an account in collections and need to make a payment.
    *They do not eat tomorrow if no money comes in.
    *Their utilities are about to be shut off.
    *Their car is on the verge of repossession.
    If none of the above applies, how come Elly can’t do this? Elizabeth is not going to be a child forever, and it sounds like Elly is unaware that life is passing her by.

  9. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 17 days ago

    Geez, that’s rude!
    It is. Today’s strip doesn’t seem to have a joke; rather it looks like Michael is being fresh with his mother.

  10. USN1977 commented on For Better or For Worse 20 days ago

    What is the punchline? He spends three panels asking Elly how he ought to refer to her.