For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for February 19, 2024

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    howtheduck  3 months ago

    Here is something my daughter never said to me when I had to throw on clothes to get her someplace early. She was usually happy enough to get the ride and be on time. However, I do appreciate that in the final panel Elizabeth is looking directly at us readers to explain it to us. I love those fourth wall breaks. My daughter never did those either.

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    rasputin's horoscope  3 months ago

    At least he’s wearing pants. You should see what my daughter would wear when she dropped me off at the airport at 4:45 am.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 3 months ago

    [sad trombone…]

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    Macushlalondra  3 months ago

    Oh for heaven’s sake! Who cares what he looks like? Be grateful for the ride!

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    InuYugiHakusho  3 months ago

    Keep making comments like that, Lizzie, and you’ll be walking to the rink.

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    Why is skating practice at such an ungodly hour?

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    9thCapricorn  3 months ago

    I’d never agree to signing up for any after school activities that take place at 6 am. I’m staying in my bed.

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    BlitzMcD  3 months ago

    Variations on a theme by Norma Tanega (and not her obvious one). Look it up…..

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    Argythree  3 months ago

    John is getting a taste of what Elly has to deal with all day. He doesn’t look thrilled…

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    French Persons Premium Member 3 months ago

    Call an Uber then, ya little snot.

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    jennrb2010  3 months ago

    If I were the parent I’d go back to bed & tell Elizabeth to lose the attitude if she wants to be driven somewhere again.

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    Come on, Dad.

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    jr1234  3 months ago

    Elizabeth isn’t a promising single skater.

    Some parents drive 3 hrs both ways for their future stars.

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    dcdete.  3 months ago

    How things have changed or I am getting old. Back in the original Feb, 1995, John’s Fruit of the Looms underwear were colored white. Nowadays with gender confusion his underwear is colored pink! In my time in the 1980s, as a man, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing pink colored Fruit of the Looms!

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    SquidGamerGal  3 months ago

    And who neglected to remind her dad of the appointment?

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 3 months ago

    He’s just dropping you off, he’s not going inside the building

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    Dani Rice  3 months ago

    We were blessed that none of our girls were interested in sports. No basketball, no softball, etc. The middle kiddle was a cheerleader until she tried to show us a cartwheel at home and smacked her foot on the kitchen table.

    Don’t ask.

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    KageKat  3 months ago

    I did a dance presentation with several other classmates for spirit week one year in high school, and WAY early in the morning was the only time we could practice in the time leading up, because everyone had different activities after school. I’m certain my dad still would have driven me in on those early mornings even if I’d had my license because of the darkness outside.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 3 months ago

    I agree with Elizabeth John, You need some curlers in your hair to make the early morning drop off look just right.

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    ladykat  3 months ago

    He did just get out of bed.

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    calliarcale  3 months ago

    Ah, teenagers. :-)

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    JanLC  3 months ago

    As someone else said, at my house that remark would have earned her a respite from practice for that day. I would have told her exactly what she did wrong and gone back to bed.

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    Snolep  3 months ago

    I just love how everyone always gets so bent out of shape at the goings on in this strip. I guess it’s because the characters are drawn as normal-ish people rather than Ziggy or Monty-like or cartoon animals or whatever, so they somehow take it seriously. Boggles the mind.

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    raybarb44  3 months ago

    Imagine that……

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    andersjg Premium Member 3 months ago

    Wait’ll I find my tux.

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    Silence Dogood Premium Member 3 months ago

    Figure skaters who do that win gold medals at the world championships and the Olympics! Hard work means exactly that…

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    g04922  3 months ago

    LOL…Up and at ’em John !

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    fuzz3942  3 months ago

    A normal look for men these days.

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    Curiosity Premium Member 3 months ago

    That’s because he did! Live with it or ride the bus.

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    mmscott125 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Also swimming practice???

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 3 months ago

    Get over it, Elizabeth. At least he is giving you a ride. Most of us had to get ourselves to events!

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  3 months ago

    Who’s the skating instructor, an owl??

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