For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for September 16, 2012

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    legaleagle48  almost 12 years ago

    Ugh. When are you EVER going to learn to quit while you’re ahead, John?

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    legaleagle48  almost 12 years ago

    And the worst part is, he actually still thinks he’s being helpful!

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    kfccanada  almost 12 years ago

    Like many men, he doesn’t seem to know when he’s about to overkill his compliments.

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    thesnowleopard Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    To quote Michael Caine: “A brief shining moment…and then that mouth.”

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    psychlady  almost 12 years ago

    Will John ever learn not to put both feet in his mouth?

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    masnadies  almost 12 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    I don’t really like this strip. Even though the things Elly says about herself are exactly the way I felt, I don’t think I handled this idea well. What I wanted to say is: It’s easy to criticize, but the truth is… nobody’s perfect. Oh well. When a strip I hated came out, I’d cringe, wish I had done something better, and be glad that it would be forgotten by the next day. This was before we started reprinting the duds for everyone to read in perpetuity. So, do me a favour… skip this one and go on to the next!

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    mkd_1218  almost 12 years ago

    Some guys just don’t know when to stop…….

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    Rodney99  almost 12 years ago

    John? Remember when we talked about ending these discussions one sentence earlier?

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    Daniel Aplet  almost 12 years ago

    he just does not know when you stop,she was feeling better about herself till his last comment.

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    Sidneypop  almost 12 years ago

    There are 23 supermodels in the world. The rest of the women are normal.

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    tripwire45  almost 12 years ago

    Someone’s sleeping on the couch tonight.

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    ReneTray  almost 12 years ago

    “Kill, Mame, Destroy”.

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    ewalnut  almost 12 years ago

    John admitted he’s not perfect. What’s wrong with that?

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    LV1951  almost 12 years ago

    He’ll never learn!

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    iced tea  almost 12 years ago

    John had to go and end it all that way.

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    legaleagle48  almost 12 years ago

    He also implied that the only reason he accepts her flaws is because of his own — and by “accepts,” I mean “barely tolerates.”

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    lynnskay  almost 12 years ago

    Completely off topic, just musing. I do not know most of my mother’s family, and she’s been gone since I was a child. I only know they are Jewish and her maiden name was Newman. Wonder if we’re related some how.

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    Shikamoo Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    You just don’t know when to quit when you are ahead, do you John?

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    angusdad  almost 12 years ago

    John you were this close to saying just the right thing and then you blew it

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    hippogriff  almost 12 years ago

    Susan Newman: Like what you forgot to do preparing for the Sabboth – you can always catch up later. Comments on recent strips are rare, but permitted.l

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    thesnowleopard Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    The thing is not just that John is tactless and often says hurtful things; it’s also that he doesn’t much appreciate it when he gets the same treatment back—probably because it’s tactless and hurtful. If you’re going to use sarcasm as a weapon, don’t cry when someone uses it on you.

    And yeah, Elly’s whiny. But whiny isn’t a free ticket for the other person to be mean. John’s an adult and he chose to marry her, have kids with her, grow old with her. So, suck it up, John, and learn to end these conversations one sentence sooner.

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    naturally_easy  almost 12 years ago

    Give the guy some credit. At least he didn’t say, “Well, at least there’s nothing wrong with your eyesight.”

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