Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mary Worth 300

Does Toby really fear for her life? This is absolutely startling. Judging by the thick, yellow mucus dripping from her empty eye sockets, this is serious. I had pegged Ian as a lot of things (blowhard, pompous windbag, sea captain), but I never figured him for a wife killer.

But don't worry, Toby; he probably won't literally kill you. Since you keep separate credit card accounts, Ian can simply divorce you and let you pay off the loan yourself by selling your miniature art pieces. Or, if suspicions are accurate and you really are a robotic gynoid, Ian will simply sell you online to pay off the debt. How ironic.

Today's full strip.

10 comments:

Tina said...

I heard that sometime in the future banks may also be able to PROTECT your funds as well as identify fraudulent charges. Seems pretty far fetched though - looks like your life just pretty much sucks, Toby.

Wanders said...

tina, that seems pretty pie-in-the-sky to me.

Hopefully, one day, they'll also invent an ATM machine that actually requires the physical card, rather than just the number, to withdraw cash. That seems like an obvious security check to me; to bad no one has thought of it yet.

Vicky X. said...

It's going to be pretty tough to track down these thieves who live at 483 Queen's Mercy Lane, Toronto, ON, Canada. How will the Mounties ever find them after they notified Toby's bank of their home address?

Charlie said...

I think Toby and Ian should move to Canada into their new home and sell the condo in Santa Royale. Instead of sobbing over 18 grand, Toby and Ian should be celebrating that they are finally moving away from that meddling neighbor of theirs! Especially what with the housing market being what it is!

Anonymous said...

Toby has small tongues slithering out of her eye sockets. Like Bruce Banner becoming the Hulk, she begins her yellow-tinged transformation into the dreaded vengeance demon Dormamuu, who will spend the next six weeks vainly trying to book a flight to Canada without a functioning credit card.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and happy 300th post to your blog here, Wanders. Truly you are devoted to the Great Grey Lady of Meddling.

pandagrandma said...

It looks like our dear friend and advisor Mary may be called upon to intervene VERY, VERY soon! Do you think it might be tomorrow???? Oooh, I can't wait!

BTW, who was doing the "Mary Worth Watch"? Isn't somebody keeping track of how many days it has been now without Mary? It's certainly taking her a long time to do her paperwork!

Wanders said...

Mary Worth Watch List is at Toonhead's blog:

http://aperfectworld.blogspot.com/

Toonhead said...

Mary has been gone a full month. Tomorrow she could match her previous record. Will she break it? Tune in tomorrow!

Ethel Mertz said...

Mary will make her reappearance at Toby's memorial service at a Santa Royale funeral chapel, where she will vigorously meddle with Ian to his breaking point, causing him to collapse and sobbingly 'fess up, amidst the gasps of the other attendees. Just when that'll be, it's hard to say. But I'm looking forward to it!