Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021

Mary Worth 3549

No, no, Eve... your delivery is all wrong. I would have killed with your material. Killed.

Today might be a good day to start a Mark Trail blog. If you stopped following because the art is now crap, you were wrong.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Mary Worth 3548

Maybe she should try Hare Krishna.

Okay, okay, I can see I'm going to have to explain this joke. In the Muppet Movie (1979), characters kept getting lost, or using the word lost, and everytime anyone said "lost" someone else would say, "Maybe you should try Hare Krishna." And finally Kermit says, "Good grief, it's a running gag."

Which is exactly how I'm feeling about this strip's nonsensical and repeated recylcling of the classic Jerry Seinfeld quote, "It's not you, it's me."

It's been a rough month, I don't have much of a sense of humor I guess.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Mary Worth 3547

Whew. I was worried that today's strip would just be about talking about doing something (see panel 1) instead of something actually happening. And then something happened! It looks like the next seven days we will get to hear all about Eve's feelings. Make yourself comfortable on that bench, Saul! You asked for it.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Mary Worth 3546

I find it ironic that Karen Moy is writing a male character who doesn't understand a female friend's emotions, all the time thinking that the male character would actually care.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mary Worth 3544

What if Eve is dead because she wouldn't let Saul take her to urgent care?

Monday, January 11, 2021

Mary Worth 3543

Saul, do you remember when your old dog (Tanya? Olga? Eunice?) died? Do you remember how you felt? That feeling is called, 'sadness.' It is an uncomfortable feeling, but usually does not require medical treatment unless it becomes a chronic symptom. I liked Grumpy Old Man Wynter a little better than Sensitive New Age Saul. Old Man Wynter was funnier. Although this is pretty funny, too.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Mary Worth 3542

You can't take any chances at your age? You took her to an indoor mall for lunch where no one is wearing a face covering and you just handed her your own handkercheif to wipe her tears and nose with. I get that the author has decided to keep the strip COVID free, but at least don't put characters in situations where the rest of us are cringing at everything they do. Although, I guess... we were cringing before COVID, so what's the difference?

Friday, January 8, 2021

Mary Worth 3541

Bravo Helen Clark, KitKat and others who predicted that the headless manaquin would remind Eve of her late husband. Many years ago, I had a choreographer who was decapitated when his car went under a truck. It was a horrificly brutal and traumatic experience for his wife. She was in the car and it was said she tried to put his head back on his body. There was nothing funny about it, until the character Creed Bratton on The Office told Michael Scott that it was exactly how his boss had died. Everytime I see that episode, I feel guilty for laughing so hard. And now, every time I walk into a department store, I'm going to feel equally guilty.