For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for February 20, 2019

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 5 years ago

    see what you got yourself into, Mike?

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    M2MM  almost 5 years ago

    I have to feel some sympathy for boys his age. Girls that age can be manipulative, selfish, and rather forward (I should know.) . LOL . :D

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    Black76Manta  almost 5 years ago

    Mike, when it comes to love, resisting is useless, you better let the feeling flow.

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    howtheduck  almost 5 years ago

    I love the Panel 2 girl in silhouette behind Martha whose dancing style appears to be like stomping bugs.

    In Panel 3, where did Martha’s left arm go? It looks like the colourist got confused about whether that was Michael’s right arm or Martha’s left arm.

    Hint: If the arm doesn’t have stripes on it, it belongs to Martha.

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    Anathema Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    I remember a girl named Sue that I had a major crush on in college. We slow danced to Stairway to Heaven. But it did not work out well. She left the party early to be with someone she had a crush on. Oh well, that was a long time ago.

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    wonka291  almost 5 years ago

    Lovely comic strip!

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    the people complaining of Martha’s being to demure in the last strip have to admit she’s calling the shots here! Go Martha!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Yup, you resisted yourself right into her arms. If you had meant to do this you would be in the bathroom puking by now. Which is probably where the ‘popular’ kids are about now.

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    biglar  almost 5 years ago

    Pretty dang soft and cuddly huh mike?

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    asrialfeeple  almost 5 years ago

    Martha is very cute and Mike very hooked.

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    Geophyzz  almost 5 years ago

    You can’t fight instincts developed over three billion years of evolution.

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    dukedoug  almost 5 years ago

    And when he gets home his Mum is only going to want to know how he got guacamole on his shirt … especially on the elbow.

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    Stevefk  almost 5 years ago

    Lovely to look at, delightful to hold, but if you touch it consider it sold…

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    LeeCox  almost 5 years ago

    People were still slow dancing in the late 80s? I thought that died along with all the good music starting in about 1986!

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    jless  almost 5 years ago

    Lynn’s Comments:

    What I remember of the school dances (or sock hops) was sweating in tight, formal clothing and feeling the fuzz on the boys’ faces as we danced awkwardly cheek to cheek.

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    micromos  almost 5 years ago

    Resistance is futile!

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    Jelliqal  almost 5 years ago

    Don’t worry Michael. My husband was a little on the slow side too. Took him 6 weeks before he thought that maybe I possibly liked him when I was flirting harder than was decent for a Southern bred lady. That was when I learned I needed to drop subtly hints with baseball bat and an ACME anvil on his head. Been happily married almost 25 years.

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    rebelstrike0  almost 5 years ago

    What about Gordon and Allyson? They better do something soon or else someone’s photograph could fade.

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    The Martha MacRae Fan Club  almost 5 years ago

    While you’re “liking” it, Mike, I’m loving it! Martha is adorable.

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    Celarius Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    “I like it, I love it, I want some of it”

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    rebeccav Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    OK, posting this here, too—Am I the only lost one who wonders what happened with awful story line from last week (girl drinking with boys)? I wanted to know that the guys came to the rescue or did SOMETHING! But suddenly we’re inside the party. . .

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    Bruce1253  almost 5 years ago

    Sometimes there is a girl, you know she is crazy and bad for you, but every time she shows up, you go back. Sometimes the girl is not the only one who is crazy.

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    Travel-Monkey  almost 5 years ago

    Love is a slippery slope. You have to get close enough to the edge to see what it’s all about, but then, it’s too late. You find yourself sliding into the thick of things. Sometimes it’s pure Heaven, but sometimes it’s absolute hell. Either way, it’s too late.

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    BiathlonNut  almost 5 years ago

    My landlady advised me that I would chase a girl, chase and chase until she caught me.

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    howtheduck  almost 5 years ago

    For a guy who says he likes it, his face sure doesn’t show that in the final panel.

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    1MadHat Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    OK, I admit it. I kissed a girl once. And I liked it. And still do……..

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated by love.

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    billwilliam20  almost 5 years ago

    Mikey likes it!!!

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    Petemejia77  almost 5 years ago

    “We won’t touch?? “Won’t like it??” What kind of an adolescent is this kid?? Not sure if Lynn knows how teenage boys minds work. ESPECIALLY the shy ones! Must be a Canadian thing???

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    bhambaker  almost 5 years ago

    Did she lick the guac of his elbow?That would be love!

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    Scoutmaster77  almost 5 years ago

    Of course he likes it!

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    sjsczurek  almost 5 years ago

    But it’s not how or whether YOU resist, but how the object of your love/infatuation/desire/whatever resists. Or accepts.

    Like the wizard said to the tin man: “A heart is not measured by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”

    It’s the same with resistance.

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    WhoDat  almost 5 years ago

    Going on 81 years young, but I sure do remember those days…

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    ToonaD68 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Does anyone know when Michael and Deanna got married? I was looking for that strip in the archives.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 5 years ago

    It s hard not to Michael.

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    Sojourner  almost 5 years ago

    Slippery slope, Mike.

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