Monday, January 21, 2008

Mary Worth 98

I admit, at first I was confused wondering why the door of Junction Road Cafe seemed to be talking to Vera Shields as she approached. Then, of course, I realized that sight of another blond pony tail had confused me. I had forgotten how popular blond pony tails have become in Santa Royale. The real action was happening inside, where Vera had just cut in on the women taking numbers, just as Drew said she would. I thought he was speaking metaphorically, but he was being quite literal.

I'm not sure what Vera is doing to Drew. It could be a kiss, but she seems to be sucking her lower lip deep into her mouth, which may qualify as her best attempt. As to Drew's baffled expression, surely he's not surprised to have a woman throw herself at him. He is, after all, a handsome cartoon doctor who lives with his dad.

I would also like to point out that in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, the artist has attempted to draw his first black man in years. Sadly, the sixth grader who colors the cartoons didn't get the symbolism and colored him pink. That's too bad; we almost had some diversity in Santa Royale.


JLH said...

I just have to say that I have no idea what your Technorati rank is, or how many people read your blog, because it's not the number that counts but the delight you bring each day. Thank you for this worthy effort, and please keep it up as long as Santa Royale exists! And a good MLK Day to you and yours. I used to live in DC, and there's no lack of variety of skin color there. Pink! Hah!

birdie said...

I can't figure out what she's doing to him. Maybe his bobblehead got going so powerfully that he almost fell over and she had to steady him.

Maybe she is just absolutely turned on by that weird mesh jacket.

But personally, I think that is some kind of kiss of death.

Fortunately, the writers will be sure to let us kow what's going on sometime within the next month or two. Or three.

birdie said...

Oh, and that guy IS black. But the shine from Drew's hair is casting such a weird light over the room that everything seems to be off color. The meat in the deli has turned yellow.

Biscuit Carroll said...

I think it's pretty clear what's happening in the second frame. She's sunk her knee into his groin. Look at the shock marks around his head.