Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mary Worth 275

Like most Mary Worth fans, I've hesitated to use the Internets. It's pretty intimidating stuff. I've been especially nervous about shopping online, but if anyone has convinced me to give it a whirl, it's been Toby Cameron. What impresses me the most? How quick online shopping is. Three years from now, when her rare item arrives, Ian is going to be pleased with his smart, resourceful second-best wife.

Today's Full Strip

10 comments:

shandyowl said...

Have we been thrown another curve ball? After all the anticipation of credit card fraud and identity theft will we instead be treated to a protracted dispute between Toby and the seller of the Sean Finnery's Scotland docu?

I was charmed to discover that Ian and Toby met when she "took pity" on a drunk stranger and brought him home to "spend the night" at her apartment. One can only assume that it was her lifelong dream to marry the first drunken one-night-stand she had.

shandyowl said...

Also, I cannot get the image out of my head of Ian sniping "Second-best? I resigned myself to settling for second-best the day I married you, Toby and you have singularly failed to disabuse me of that opinion throughout our union."

maconmemad said...

Anticipation is so thick you could cut it with an electric carving knife, on sale now for just 29.99 or three easy payments of 12.99 at enormoushop.com. Act now and you will also recieve not one but two free ZAF magnetic necklace safety latches.

shandyowl said...

maconmemad You are perfectly correct - I am sure that Ian would be delighted to recieve some stylish ZAF-brand leisure wear or household items.

Canned goods? Not a problem thanks to my trusty ZAF tin-opener!

Eats Shoots And Leaves said...

I think it's wonderful that Ms. Moy has taken time out from her busy storylines to do an instructional comic strip to bring Mary Worth readers some needed instruction on the new-fangled technologies available such as "The Internet."

Next up: cell phones and the internal combustion engine.

spike said...

A curve ball? Hardly. Moy just wants to be certain that [since she is instructing her readers how to use The Internet after all, using the "graphic-novel" medium rather than print or spoken word] she thouroughly explains every single step involved in the process of using the new-fangled computer-thingy to make a purchase without ever having to interact with another human being. ZAF! Has everyone here forgotten the importance of step-by-step instruction when doing technical writing? C'mon, Folks! Cut the poor girl some slack in this instance. It's not like Moy is treating us like second-best readers, now....Right?

Macomemad/shandyowl: There's no reason not to push the ZAF! line of stock as well. Remmember: Some of our customers are gregarious extroverts who want to seperate themselves from the cautious introvets--the ones who favor the ZAF line.

RI Homemaker of the Year for 1961 said...

The "second best" may also be a sly allusion to shakespeare and his will. Anyway, I'M TOTALLY BAFFLED. maybe M&G can't decide where to go wither, and they're shuffling their feet, OR it's a clever ploy to teae us. Whatever. I'm just glad the comics exist to give us comic relief to everyday life.

Anonymous said...

"Second best"? So when something is both rare and expensive, it's lower quality?

I think Karen Moy's lessons in online shopping may be leaving her minions ill-equipped to make purchases in general.

Miss Emish said...

Mary Worth is an experimental visual art piece examining the minutiae of the modern capitalistic upper-middle class existence.
Oi, I've spent too much of my life in academia. I could write a serious essay reconstructing Mary Worth no sweat.

shandyowl said...

spike I was aware of leaving ZAF! out of the equation but I am worried about young rowdies in hooded tops gatecrashing Charterstone pool parties, using slang and listening to "popular music".

Perhaps the next story (due to begin around fall 2009) will attempt to bridge the generation gap and promote understanding on both sides by having Mary visit a friend in South Central LA and bringing a halt to gang rivalries with a few well-placed aphorisms?
"Put down your uzis and crackpipes and try this delicious seafood scampi"