For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for October 18, 2015

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 6 years ago

    Oh, those were the days: getting up and changing the telly FROM the telly,

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    legaleagle48  over 6 years ago

    Actually, it’s just normal “I’ll drive my brother crazy just because I know I can” stuff. Only those who have siblings can really get it.

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    kirkmorgan  over 6 years ago

    Amusing seeing how dated some stripshave come.A child today wouldn’t know about manually turning a channel !

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    Kind&Kinder  over 6 years ago

    Ahhhh, A typical family! So many years ago, but I still remember my sister shuffling the tablets.

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    Guilty Bystander  over 6 years ago

    Remember having to adjust the vertical setting when the picture started rolling? Now there’s no such thing. Shoot, TVs don’t even come with knobs for changing channels or turning up the volume anymore.

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    IndyMan  over 6 years ago

    We had the first TV in the neighborhood, about two times a week, a couple of my neighborhood friends would come to our house and ask if they could watch ‘Howdy Doody’ with me. Not long after we moved from that house to a new neighborhood, a neighbor across the street got a color TV and invited us to come over to watch ‘Bonanza’. My dad said,’That’s the greatest thing since sliced bread’. About two months later, he got rid of our old ‘Philco’ TV and bought a new ‘Zenith Space Command’ 21" Color TV with remote control.

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    recliffo  over 6 years ago

    taking the tubes out put them in a box and take them to western auto to check them, those the days

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    thewizofaz  over 6 years ago

    …..and the local drug store would have a “tube tester” with several different size tube sockets where you could just bring in all your vacuum tubes to see which ones were bad or weak. There was a cabinet under the tester with a stock of the most common tubes, so you could be your own “TV repairman”. aaaahhhhh.

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    USN1977  over 6 years ago

    If Michael does not like anything on TV, he could go outdoors, take a walk, read a book, write a letter, or maybe even interact with other human beings. There is no known law that mandates Michael is to sit there like a lump.

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    summerdog86  over 6 years ago

    Hey, the colorist today, filled in the brown in Michael’s hair! Looks good.

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    Sakamichi  over 6 years ago

    I remember my dad using a can of Tuner Contact Cleanerevery so often to get our old Grundig Majestic 17" B&Wworking in the 50’s and early 60’s.

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    rekam Premium Member over 6 years ago

    How about those old tv sets that had a magnifier in front of the picture to make it appear larger?

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    route66paul  over 6 years ago

    A tv cost about 1/2 of what a car cost in the 50s. That is why so many people did not have them.

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    USN1977  over 6 years ago

    Not sure TV being his god, but Michael in later strips has wondered why his high school is not like what is shown on “Grease” or “Saved by the Bell”. Also, there was a strip where he was being a smart-alec to Elly, who proceeded to slam him against him the wall and shout “Don’t you ever freshmouth me again, you ungrateful little punk! I am your mother, and I deserve respect.” As she storms away Michael talks to himself: “Sheesh, they don’t react that way on TV”.

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    Argythree  over 6 years ago

    Whoa! Just passing through, and noticed your comment on Michael Moore. Do you know the guy personally or what? Otherwise, how would you know how often he takes a bath (I would hope he takes a shower, actually)? Just curious…

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