For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for July 31, 2022

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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    And now for the number one question in the world that brothers would never ask their sisters:

    “What are you sis? Sterile?”

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  4 months ago

    Michael would just take a bite of a slice of watermelon and spit the seeds out (at Elizabeth’s face).

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    Argythree  4 months ago

    Michael reminds me of the men who run the organization that plans our activities in this senior residence where I live. You can have any idea you want, as long as it’s going to a casino, out to lunch, or a ballgame. If you suggest going to a play or a museum, you a something that needs to be ‘handled’, especially because you aren’t a man…

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    AlondraRachellaLabute  4 months ago

    Typical male. Thinks she only wants to have long nails (or anything else) to attract a boy. Did it ever occur to him that she wants long nails because she likes them?

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 4 months ago

    I have artificial nails atm as well, they make my fingers look pretty since I’m basically a receptionist at my job lol.

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    'IndyMan'  4 months ago

    There are times when it seems that Elizabeth has more ‘smarts’ than her brother ! ! !

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    dcdete.  4 months ago

    Hey is Michael bipolar or something? The last time we seen Michael he was being soaked to the skin in an automatic car wash, because he left the windows down, and here he is acting all superior and ridiculing his sister! Hey Liz, go tell your dad to go outside and inspect his beloved car!

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    Sir Ruddy Blighter, Jr.  4 months ago

    Wow, what an obnoxious comment from Mike in that penultimate panel: what good are her nails if guys don’t like them? As if everything a girl does needs to be for a guy’s enjoyment…? Wow.

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    M2MM  4 months ago

    Michael is pretty typical of guys that age. :P

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    wilhemenacooker  4 months ago

    some of those nails out there are heinous

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    cj7ole  4 months ago

    You are wrong Michael, guys dig nice nails. They notice.

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    Gerard:D  4 months ago

    Lynn’s Comments:

    I recently had an appointment where the receptionist had incredibly long nails—to the extent that she couldn’t type easily or send a message on her phone. “Holy smokes!” I said, “Those things are a handicap!” It wasn’t the nicest thing to say. It just popped out. I was embarrassed. I apologized and was happy to leave. I thought, “That was something my mother would say!” My outspoken mother died at the age of 72. “Hi, Mom!”

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    Snolep  4 months ago

    Being a bass guitarist, I tend to assume long nails are a preventative from doing anything manually productive.

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    nmb41  4 months ago

    It starts early, this idea that girls do things just to attract boys. As of we couldn’t possibly want to do anything solely for our own pleasure.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    Elizabeth should look at herself in a full-length mirror; she’ll see what the guys REALLY GO FOR!!

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    jeanie5448  4 months ago

    works for me. No such thing as a truely seedless watermelon. I hate those little white seeds, almost as annoying as the black ones.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Excellent idea. I wonder if they make those for guys? I’ll be they do.

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    jski14  4 months ago

    Michael cements his position as biggest a-hole in the comics.

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    paranormal  4 months ago

    It’s hard to find watermelon these days with seeds…

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    Since watermelons are seedless now, the artificial nail industry has gone in to a slump

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    Andrew Bosch Premium Member 4 months ago

    If I believed those advertisements for artificial nails, they are also useful for opening cans of soda.

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    delennwen  4 months ago

    At least Liz is using her fingers. There’s a whole Sunday strip where Elly is eating watermelon extremely messily, spitting, slurping, etc. and ends up with her saying “The true experience can only be had in private.”

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    Jogger2  4 months ago

    You don’t need 10 of them to remove the seeds from your watermelon.

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    She is smarter then brother.

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    sjsczurek  4 months ago

    This reminds me of a woman I used to see in a coffee shop. She used to wear very long plastic nails as Elizabeth has here. I thought of her as “Freddy” (but I never called her that) because she made me think of Freddy from “Nightmare on Elm Street.”

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    MFRXIM Premium Member 4 months ago

    Their facial expressions and body language are right-on. Good job!

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    Niko Lalangas  4 months ago

    They sell seedless watermelon, girl.

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    ACTIVIST1234  4 months ago

    Don’t be egoistic, Mike. Girls usually wear make up and stylish clothes primarily to impress each other, not the guys.

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    greenlynn Premium Member 4 months ago

    Very important for a girl because we all know that if you swallow a watermelon seed, it will grow in your stomach! (At least that’s what I told my younger siblings.)

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    who on earth wears polka dots these days?

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    Jan C  4 months ago

    I wore fake nails for many years for two reasons. The first was to protect my own rather fragile nails. The second was because I like the way they look most of the time. I’ve had a few nail techs that really botched them, but then I’ve had some talented techs that could do exactly what I wanted every time.

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    She’s got a bust line!!

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