Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mary Worth 307

She's done it again! This proves that our illustrious writer, Karen Moy, neither reads our blog, nor cares what we write.

But the last time she quoted Shakespeare, she used the quote to suit her own meaning, completely ignoring (or ignorant of) the quote's original context.

Today, Ms. Moy chooses to quote one of Shakespeare's greatest villains, Iago from "Othello." (As a side note, I saw Christopher Walken portray Iago in 1991 in Central Park. "Saturday Night Live" appearances aside, that boy can act!)

Today's quote is spoken by Iago as he feigns to resist smearing Cassio's good name by suggesting Cassio is having an affair with Othello's wife Desdemona. Iago's deliberate web of deceit ultimately leads Othello to murder Desdemona.

I love "Othello" so much that as a college freshman, I actually used one of Iago's speeches in my first audition. I won't say I was horrible, but I had learned the piece that day and I forgot my lines. I started improvising in iambic pentameter. It was truly embarrassing, but fortunately, the play they were casting was "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and after some pretty intense call backs, I was cast as a Mechanical - a member of the troupe of very bad actors who perform "Pyramus and Thisbe." I played Thisbe and had a blast.

Okay, I'm a little off topic, but my eyes are starting to burn from too much exposure to Toby and I don't know what else to say. However, I'm sure you can think of something. I love reading your comments - no need to be brilliant, just let us know what you think.

Today's Full Strip.

10 comments:

Mollie said...

That "photo" of Ian and Toby in today's strip is TEH CREEPY. THe difference in their ages is upsetting enough without her wearing a sailor suit that makes her look like she's 8 years old. Yeesh.

Has Toby given up completely on figuring out how her "identity was stolen"? She still seems convinced it's all the bank's fault. I mean, sure, they could have more secure ATMs, but still.

Rogardinia said...

Did the bank reverse the $1.09 charge from Pretty Purposes?

Look how much larger Ian is than Toby in the framed picture of them!

It's weird that there are absolutely no cars outside of Chaterstone today.

Tina said...

While I know that Ian will console Toby in a loving embrace and assure her that he doesn't think less of her, part of me really wants Ian to actually think less of her. Is that so terrible?

caroline said...

Are we still on the same day Toby dropped Chinbeard off at the airport? I've lost track of time as Toby's been on the phone for about 9 weeks...

Maybe the incoming call is Ian complaining he can't check into the hotel as Toby's cancelled their credit cards. In which case he would think less of her. Which would be fun. Well, more fun than watching Toby doing yoga exercises while yakking interminably on the phone.

caroline said...

Oh and the floral pattern disappeared off Toby's curtains! As if moving furniture and morphing answering machines weren't confusing enough...

pandagrandma said...

Sunday's cliffhanger:

Is it really Ian on the phone? Or is it Mary? Or....ANOTHER CREDITOR?!

Tina said...

I hope the Canadian Toby Cameron is on the phone.

Wounded Mariachi Player said...

I'm not sure Ian can think less of you, Toby dearest. He already treats you like a retarded child and even that appears to be an overestimation of your intellectual prowess.

I'm fairly certain he keeps you around because you're a cute dumb blond who's tolerant of smug, late-life obesity.

I could be wrong. But I don't think so.

Charlie said...

So much for seeing the mistress of meddling this week.

"Red" Merriweather Coast said...

If Iago makes an appearance, that'll make up for this whole storyline. (Also I love this blog and I've been reading it for ages but this is my first time commenting.)