December 6th, 2016

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

John might think that dressing the part of a sports-car owner is a good thing right now, he'll be paying for it for years to come every time someone wants him to crack open his wallet to pay for stuff he doesn't use.

(Strip Number 1382, Original Publication Date, 9 December 1987)

Panel 1: We find John at a men's wear store as the clerk confirms that yes, sir, she can sell him driving gloves.

Panel 2: When she asks him if he would also like a tweed cap, John says "I think so."

Panel 3: He also wants a red cashmere scarf to go with the rest of the "ridiculous" get-up.

Panel 4: John is blissfully unaware that the clerk is laughing at him behind his back when he says that he's not just buying a car, he's buying a lifestyle.

Summary: What he's really buying is a stick Elly can beat him over the head with any time she wants him to pry open his wallet. What Rod was buying when he wanted to open up a new clinic is years of derision from a nasty baggage who isn't nearly as nice or smart as she thinks she is.
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Lynn went to Whitehorse.

It would seem that Lynn IS willing to travel around to follow after Paul Lucas after all. This is because the latest travelogue is all about her chasing after him to Whitehorse in the Yukon.

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- Lynn is still as easily amazed and as ignorant as ever.
- Lynn is perhaps the oldest groupie ever.
- Lynn loves independent bookstores because they don't have the evil tablet things scaring her.
- Lynn needs help with her grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage.

Lynn Johnston’s Write Smarter, Not Harder (series) of books

While looking over Mac's Fireweed Books in Whitehorse to see what books Lynn had there to sign I discovered there were two books that Lynn (actually a different Lynn Johnston) had published at the end of October, 2016 you could get and there was yet another one published back in October, 2014 which you no longer can get. They all used CreateSpace Publishing (a self-publishing house)

For the last two Lynn actually hired someone else to do the covers for them. The woman is called Nada Orlic and according to her website she specializes in creating book covers that will sell your book.

I will discuss Lynn’s books further after the cut.

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