For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for January 20, 2022

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  9 months ago

    You’re hopelessly lost, Mikey.

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    Cactus-Pete  9 months ago

    I didn’t like the freeway when I first learned to drive (on country roads) but then I took a trip to Los Angeles and it hasn’t been a problem since.

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    Enter.Name.Here  9 months ago

    The shortest distance between two points…… is usually the less exciting one.

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    maureenmck Premium Member 9 months ago

    When I was 16 (1966) and a new driver, my parents said OK to my request to drive to the mall and take my younger sister. I didn’t specify which mall. We went to one on the other side of the state. Mom & Dad were not happy.

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    capricorn9th  9 months ago

    Uh-oh. The “No problem” is a problem. I am predicting an accident.

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    Susan00100  9 months ago

    Now, if Michael was like the average 16-year old, he’d drive to a bar, flash a fake ID, have a few beers—and then total the car!!

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    dcdete.  9 months ago

    I wonder what make of sports car it is? When the car is purple it kind of looks like an early 1980s Porsche (hatchback) but when the sports car is red it looks more like an early 1980s Ford Thunderbird (with trunk).

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 9 months ago

    I’ve never been big on driving and don’t understand the need to drive around for no reason. The other thing is I liked my pickups and now my Wrangler. Sitting a few inches from the road in a sports car is not my cup of tea.

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    figuratively speaking  9 months ago

    My boss lives about four blocks from his pharmacy. He was ill and asked his newly-licensed teenage son to pick up his prescription and bring it right back. The son drove across town to pick up his best friend, drove to the pharmacy, then drove the friend back home. This is a fairly large city. A twenty-minute trip turned into almost 1-1/2 hours.

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    Johnnyrico  9 months ago

    Just call him on your smart phone, Jon….. Oh, wait… It’s 2022 but Canadians still don’t have mobile phones…

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    oakie817  9 months ago

    cue the ominous music

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    Technicholls  9 months ago

    I don’t have good a good feeling about this :-E

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Sort of a Corporate definition of straight, there Mike.

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    Gerard:D  9 months ago

    Lynn’s Comments:

    It is so important to get timing in a daily just right. In a graphic novel, you have so much more freedom, but in a comic strip, there is only so much real estate. I had to divide this one into five panels to get the timing right.

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    djtenltd  9 months ago

    Dad really should lighten up! You know Mike is young and going to be adventurous being a new driver and driving a nice sports car! Doesn’t remember the first time he started driving?

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    howtheduck  9 months ago

    Shelburne and Kennedy are common street names in and around the Toronto area as MIke’s fictional home town of Milborough is supposed to be. Highway 16 is not. King’s Highway 16, commonly referred to as Highway 16 is a fairly specific reference that someone from Ontario would know, only it is near Ottawa and not Toronto. Lynn Johnston may have been using this as a clue to those who know the Ontario roads that Mike is going to be hopelessly lost.

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    tcumming  9 months ago

    So just when is he going to stop off at the keymaker/locksmith … ?

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 9 months ago

    Shortest distance is a straight line.

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    howtheduck  9 months ago

    Notice that John is aware Dawn is going with Elizabeth, which implies that someone told him about the change of arrangements. It’s too bad that John did not, at that point, remind Michael that his car is a two-seater.

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    kaycstamper  9 months ago

    Wait until you have an accident where you shouldn’t be and have to explain your way out of that one!

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    this is summerdog  9 months ago

    Dum, dee dum dum, DUMMMM! (mystery music…will he or won’t he?)

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    Nervous Norvous will now sing “Transfusion”.

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    kamoolah  9 months ago

    Why worry? This is Canada, land of single-payer-everything-under-the-sun!

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    conaway  9 months ago

    He’s going to get a speeding ticket!

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    mindjob  9 months ago

    I hope he has a map for when he gets lost.

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    dv1093  9 months ago

    This isn’t going to have a good ending.

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    phoenixnyc  9 months ago

    Oh, this shan’t end well…..

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    asrialfeeple  9 months ago

    Say goodbye to your baby, John.

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    rebelstrike0  9 months ago

    John is sulking about someone else using his car for a brief time? What a niggardly man.

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