For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for October 25, 2022

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    couldn’t wait until you got into the school building, could you, girls?

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    MichaelAxelFleming  over 1 year ago

    Watch them leave!

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    howtheduck  over 1 year ago

    Another disaster with paper thanks to loose papers and Elizabeth’s unexpected flatulence “WHOOOOSH” That was a good one.

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    Enter.Name.Here  over 1 year ago

    Because when it comes time to turn in homework, too many kids LEAVE theirs at home “by accident”.

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    Grandma Lea  over 1 year ago

    Scientific experiment complete with outside variables

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    littlejohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Because the original pages that people wrote on were Papyrus leaves.

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    Katsuro Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Could be because they tend to leave you (as seen here), and it could be because they fly like leaves.

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    Susan00100  over 1 year ago

    Hoo boy!! It’ll be tough catching them all!!

    I hope they’re numbered.

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    Hamady Sack Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Where’s Anthony when you need him?

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    Johnnyrico  over 1 year ago

    What, no Anthony suddenly swooping forth to save the day?

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    Twelve Badgers in a Suit Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I assume that’s a mistake you only make once.

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    The_Great_Black President  over 1 year ago

    Looks like Brian Enjo is waiting for the bus with Elizabeth. Did he do so horribly in school they sent him back to the grade that Elizabeth is in now?

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    Daltongang Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Note to self: “Never give your notes to someone else when you are out in the wind.”

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    g04922  over 1 year ago

    Duh….in the middle of an Autumn windstorm. LOL…

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  over 1 year ago

    Girls are not as bright… boys will get the answers 15 minutes before class.

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    dcdete.  over 1 year ago

    Today’s moral lesson, don’t store your science paper work in a loose-leaf binder!

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    mourdac Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And a bonfire of those “leaves” would be highly satisfying although they’re not as aromatic as tree leaves.

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    JudithStocker  over 1 year ago

    It reminds me of days of yore when people used to smoke cigarettes while waiting for a bus. When you tried to light a cigarette, then a breeze (that you never get otherwise) came up and blew out whatever your matches would give you. It’s a shame Liz gave away her notes. Maybe she won’t see them again. This kid will learn to make an extra copy of everything she lends in the way of notes.

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    flagmichael  over 1 year ago

    I never got the hang of writing (or using) notes. Either I learned something that would stick with me or I didn’t. Okay – I forget how to find (or use) the determinant of a matrix, but so far that hasn’t been a problem. If I took notes I doubt I would have them with me, or know where in the stack the one I wanted was.

    On a related note, I am helping my grandson study for the GED tests. We have done the practice reading test and are wrestling with the practice writing test. The first challenge was to determine just what the questions were about; in the case of the practice reading test it was not about comprehension but rather about the author’s probable intention at various levels, strategic and tactical… but that is never made clear. Alex picked up on it more quickly, but we are still trying to come to grips with the structure of the writing questions. The best technique so far is to identify the differences in the potential answers, and then decide which is more in line with the tenor of the question. They are a lot tougher than the tests in high school.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Well, now is a fine opportunity for the dog to eat your homework.

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    198.23.5.11  over 1 year ago

    If somebody starts singing “Colors Of The Wind”.they’re gonna scream.

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    1JennyJenkins  over 1 year ago

    I wonder if this is Lynn’s homage to Katsushika Hokusai’s: Ejiri in Suruga Province.

    It is quite a famous picture of wind.

    Later an artist by the name of Jeff Wall constructed a photographic art picture on this piece of art called “A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai)” …

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    DennisH2  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of a scene from the movie “The Paper Chase” and one of the students leans out the window with 1000 pages of class notes and the wind catches them and blows them all over the school campus!

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    MichaelAxelFleming  over 1 year ago

    Cash left sitting on car seat. Someone rolls down a window driving down the freeway. Ever see folks search up and down the highway shoulder?

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    eced52  over 1 year ago

    Because the make like a tree and leave

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    John Jorgensen  over 1 year ago

    A good thing the wind came up exactly when it did or that question would have been unbelievably out of place.

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    kab2rb  over 1 year ago

    Wrong place.

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    Burgundy2  over 1 year ago

    I remember I had a fellow classmate in university – I think he skipped most of the lectures and borrowed my notes before the exams. And usually got better grades, which is amazing. My penmanship was atrocious and I occasionally flatlined during lectures. Literally. I’d doze and my pen would move left to right in straight line.

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