Saturday, September 29, 2007

Mary Worth 35

Well, I'm glad Drew has finally learned his lesson: Women are geese who travel in flocks.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Mary Worth 34

This is the sweetest strip ever. Just the thought of the Bum Boat in panel 1 makes Jeff Corey's head swell up like a marshmallow in a microwave.

Drew feels bad about the whole thing of course. Not really bad, but certainly bad enough to have learned his lesson Once and For All. Knowing he'll spend the evening watching his dad make googly eyes at his 60-year-old girl friend over watery plates of steamers and scallops seems to put Drew Corey's priorities back in order. As it would for any of us.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mary Worth 33

Very nice meddle, Mary, but I'm not sure I like the guilty look on Dr. Jeff's face as he listens to Mary Worth lecture his son on the perils of perfidy. I hope, hope, hope that Dr. Jeff isn't carrying some forbidden secret from his trip last year to Cambodia. But, Jeff, if something did happen, please confess your sin to Mary now; don't let her find out the way Dawn found out about Drew and Vera and the smallish horses. Oh, I'm going to worry about this for days.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mary Worth 32

Meanwhile, back at Dr. Jeff Corey's suburban log cabin...

So, Drew shows up at his father's house again (where he may live and where Mary Worth certainly does not live) and invites Mary to Meddle. But before she does any meddling, she asks Drew to retell the whole story. This will be great! We get the entire story again, but this time from Drew's misogynistic perspective: He'll be the charming, irresistible doctor; the women will be the lonely, quaint little ladies dependent on his manly approval.

Wait a minute, that's how it was portrayed the first time... right up until that slap when Drew got some sense knocked into him. Still, I'm completely up for a three-month retelling of the last three months, so thank you for asking Mary!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mary Worth 31

Remember, you can click any image to see a larger, more readable version.

This is even more satisfying when you realize that Vera just drove off in Dr. Drew's pink car!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

In Memorium: Aldo Kelrast

One Year ago today, Aldo Kelrast drove off a cliff to his death after a Charterstone intervention went bad.

In Memorium, I share this YouTube video that I love:


(UPDATE: Shout out to e for reminding me that ironically this is the anniversary of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 - coincidence? If you've been following my conspiracy theory, you know that I think not.)

Mary Worth 30


Here is what concerns me about today's installment: Dawn's parting line is awesome. It totally destroys any hope of Dr. Drew Corey having any chance with Vera Shields... for NOW. However, it's been a long time since Mary Worth did any meddling. So meddling we shall have. If Mary helps Dawn plot her revenge, then great. If she spends the next decade of her life retraining Drew to behave like a human being so he can somehow win back Vera's heart (and qualify as Mary's potential son-in-law - like that'll ever happen), then that could go on for a while.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mary Worth 29

She hasn't shed a tear yet! Dawn Weston, after all that "something to love, something to hope for" business, I had no idea you had this much strength. It's like some sort of phermone. Even the stable boy has wandered over just to get your number.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mary Worth 28

As much as I hate to admit it after three months of anticipation, this is so awesomely satisfying. You GO girl! Everything about today's strip is simply succulent. Dawn Weston doesn't hold back. She's impassioned. She names Drew Corey's crimes right in front of Vera Shields, and then she hammers him with a viscious and long-time-coming "SLAP!"

It's a good thing Drew and Vera came in different cars, or something tells me, he'd be walking home. That is, if he can still walk when Dawn is through smacking him. I'd like to see a few more days of Dawn slapping Drew. Followed by a few days of Vera Shields punching Drew. And then, just to make it really gratifying on Sunday, the horses start to kick Dr. Drew Corey back and forth in the air between them before launching him over the stable.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mary Worth 27

And thus it begins.

Judging by her grip, it looks like Dawn's weapon of choice will be a knife. Just wait until she finds out Mary Worth knew about this all along.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mary Worth 26

One of the coolest things about the smallish horses at Clifton is that they're purple. If you haven't been to see them, you really need to go. Of course, be careful if your horse becomes jaundiced. If your horse turns a sickly yellow, it is usually a sign that something very bad is about to happen to you.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mary Worth 25

This can only mean one thing. Vera drives home alone.

The question isn't "Will Dawn spot Drew and Vera riding smallish horses?" The question is, "Which of his girlfriends will do a Carrie Underwood on Drew's pink car?"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mary Worth 24

Poor Doctor Drew Cory. He goes to ride smallish horses at Clifton with a young co-ed, then two-times her for a former equestrian. Beg, Vera, beg!!!! Hold your breath if you have to, but for the love of My Little Pony, ride smallish horses with Dr. Drew Cory at Clifton. Ride! And if for some unexplained reason, Dawn Weston just happens to be cleaning out the Clifton stables for old times sake... well, maybe Drew will pull an Aldo and drive his smallish horse off a cliff in sodden dispair.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Mary Worth 23

They kissed once (although I admit that the kiss lasted three days) and now they are obsessively right for each other. "Hello, Love!" "I'll spend my weekend with you, of course!" Spend it how? I promise you this: Whatever they decide to do, be it walking on the beach, folding origami, or flying to Mars, Dawn Weston is going to See Them Do It. And she is going to cry. Because she's as stupid as Drew is jerkish.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

Mary Worth 21

Well, Mary, that's one way he could do it, but wouldn't it be much easier for Drew just to show up at her place wearing that green suit and let Dawn do the breaking up herself.