Open mouth, insert foot.
Is he a Sagittarius?
I think he needs to start leaving out the last sentence of his stories.
I wonder how he much he will enjoy boiled bacon and cold overcooked brussel sprouts for dinner all week.
John, watch out your tongue or Elly will give you the dagger stare.
When will John learn to stop while he’s ahead?
So Anysia, you think Elly’ll put John (exclusively, no sharing misery) on the “Andie Fox” diet?
(Andie Fox: mum on Foxtrot, could euphemistically be termed “Edison of veggies” since she has over 10,000 failed ways to prepare them).
And, as PatriceK stated: you were doing fine till you made that last comment John–why’d you blow it all?
elizabeth is a cute naked baby!
a friend built a tree house for his son but has actually used it himself on occasion after making comments to his wife
Husbands, will they ever learn?
I don’t know for me, that’s not a trouble comment. That’s honest.
That’s right. He should’ve shut up after the second panel. Now she’s gonna say, “And what’s wrong with my mother’s looks??????”
Boy, he really is not very bright.
It just took Lynn Johnston this long to get back at her ex.
“Will you love me when I’m old and fat and ugly?” “I do.”
Gracious, I hope that “mother” thing isn’t true… ;)
Whoa, me thinks somebody’s in trouble deep!!
John’s batting a thousand!
Didn’t he go to husband training?
…because your mother is beautiful too.
There are some posters at the FBorFW site, that think that Lynn’s personal unhappiness with the way her life turned out, is spilling out into her strip. Making the strip have a slightly bitter taste, with Elly often unhappy with her lot at home, and John with his foot and mouth disease.
What is your opinion on this take of the strip? True or not?
On another note…there is a new FBorFW book coming out in March. It’s Liz’s wedding and the strips till the very end.
For summerdog: until 1990, the general direction of the strip was what actually happened in Lynn’s home (meaning her husband actually committed a similar faux-pas).
i didn’t think what John said was that mean. It sounds sort of sweet. Even til the end.
HEY!! I’m Sagittarius and I turned out all right. OW!! OK, who threw the shoe!
We Sagie archers are pretty good at redirecting those stray arrows that escape from our big mouths so easily (and so often) by talking (okay, b.s.ing) our way out of things. Good luck John!
John hasn’t seen what Elly’s mother looks like when she’s REALLY old yet. He’d better close his mouth now before Elly closes it for him!
Oh, John! When will you learn?? Course, if you did, it wouldn’t make for laughable comic strips!!!!!