Friday, December 19, 2014

Mary Worth 1954

First of all, Hanna doesn't have any other friends.

Second of all, the number one Condo Matter on Mary's agenda is to evict Hanna without her knowing she was actually evicted. The fact that lonely and desperate Sean Hastings has unwittingly inserted himself into this diabolical scheme only makes life easier for everyone at Charterstone.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mary Worth 1953

As she presses her warm apple cake to her chin, Mary shows Hanna her newest acquisition, Edward Hopper's little known, "Room in California."

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mary Worth 1952

Yes, Mary, they're going to a concert. Remember, you love Debussy too? You were talking about it ten minutes ago. Although music can mend the broken heart, it can't do a thing for dementia.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mary Worth 1951

I haven't heard Mary Worth talk like a gangster since she asked Aldo Kelrast if he capiched. Good times. Good times.

Here's a couple of guys who are also simpatico. Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mary Worth 1950

Perhaps I've been misreading Hanna. Perhaps she doesn't want to be left alone on the sofa with Sean nervously waiting for apple cake. Unfortunately, I think Hanna is just looking for some alone time with Mary to fill her in on all of her inner feelings. I can't wait.

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UPDATE! Citizen Alert!

I'm starting to put together the Worthy Award nominations, and discovered this little gem:

You'll remember that fateful day on July 13 when we first met Dr. Kapuht, who was secretly stealing heroine for recreational purposes from the unsecured cabinet at the hospital:

Remember how we laughed at his mustache that disappeared the next day, and have since referred to him as the doctor with the disappearing mustache? Well, as I was scrolling the King Features Syndicate site, I noted that they have revised that July 13 panel:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mary Worth 1949

Jeff has been so busy fund raising that Mary has been left with nothing to do but observe the flirtatious interactions of two awkward octogenarians. It isn't as disgusting as the food, though. It looks like everyone has wisely chosen to forgo using their dental tools, preferring to eat with their hands.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mary Worth 1947

Their interactions are easier to observe when you sit them on the same side of the table. Is that a mannequin arm that Sean is waving around to add emphasis to his remarks? Isn't Hanna supposed to be watching Gordon tonight? Sean strikes me more as the kind of guy who has pockets. Still no sign of Chin Napkin?

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mary Worth 1946

To be fair, Hanna and Sean are not comparing themselves to Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. They are comparing meatloaf and mashed potatoes to Bogart and Bacall. And as poor a comparison as that is, given that Bogart and Bacall are one of Hollywood's all time sexiest and most romantic power couples, it's still much better than comparing meatloaf and mashed potatoes to Sean and Hanna.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mary Worth 1945

Wait. What? You don't KNOW if you want to raise your grandson? The complexity of Hanna's character has made her completely unpredictable. Somewhere along the line, I got the impression she didn't want to spend time with Gordy, that she felt she'd already done her time as a parent. But apparently she is more layered and nuanced and inconsistent than that.

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