Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mary Worth 318

"I'm sorry, did you say phishing or fishing? I think I know what fishing is, with the worms and fish and junk, but it sounded like you said phishing. And I don't know what that is at all. It sounds technical and dangerous!"

Today's Full Strip

22 comments:

spike said...

Oooooh, Toby's gonna wither under The Ensign's Armageddon Glare when The Ensign comes across that ol' "irgent" message!

Think I'm gonna use the "word verification" I just got to post! What an interesting combination--******! Yowza!!!

Tina said...

At this point I really have nothing interesting to say about the plot, since it's so ridiculously predictable. Can we get some plot twists or something? How about Ian's secret life as a phisher? How about how Terry (clearly not her real name) is really an identity stealing mastermind? How about Toby going shopping for pants without a horribly unflattering and ill-fitting rise?

MegoScott said...

I kind of feel like I should look away during this whole plotline. It's clearly an irgent public service message for the online elderly and not meant for snarky geeks like me. God help us if Karen Moy decides it's her job to "educate as well as entertain".

MegoScott said...

P.S. Love your blog. It educates as well as entertains.

Wanders said...

megoscott: As a child who played with Aquaman, Spider-Man, Batman, and several other Mego toys, I really value your opinion and taste.

spike said...

As much as I appreciate the term "phish", I just wish that techies had used the William Ollier/George Bernard Shaw version of "ghoti" to describe this situation. Doesn't "ghotiing" look a whole lot more byzantine than "phishing"?

ethel mertz: Think this "graphic instructional manual" will be completed before Halloween?

johnny c said...

Terry should have said "Puh-fishing". Tobey would have blown a few million brain cells right there!

Eats Shoots And Leaves said...

I like the expression on Ms. Bryson's face. That suspicious sidelong look is perfect.
"I think...Mary's friend may be stupid or something."

jvwalt said...

A word of warning to those who desperately want this storyline to end: when you see the next story, it may make you wish for the exciting days of the "identity theft" cliffhanger.

Let's see.. it's about the right time of year for a "Get Your Flu Vaccine" plot. Which hopefully will involve Chinbeard getting really sick.

Cancel that: might involve sponge baths. Sorry.

MegoScott said...

Thanks, Wanders. It's never too late--for some reason I've made it my life's mission to encourage people to go find their lost Megos on eBay.

My efforts to interest Mego fans in Mary Worth have met with limited success, but wwe had a good time with the Secret Origin of Mary Worth storyline a few months back. Your recap of her monologue was genius.

hepme said...

Maybe Toby has been exchanging email with VP candidates...?

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5830813&page=1

viscosity said...

all I'm gonna say is she hasn't tiled the floor yet. That grout needs to set for at least 24 hours, maybe more like 48 before we try and put Ian's bulk on it. Mind you, if I came home and my wife had retiled the kitchen without mentioning it before I'd be pretty taken aback. It's more than a spur of the moment thing.

ethel mertz said...

spike - Halloween? Hmmm...nah. As Tobey has the IQ of a small household appliance, this could take years (that's 5 minutes Standard Charterstone Time)!

Miss Emish said...

god help me, I think I just decided to be Mary Worth for Halloween. Must hit thrift stores for terrible clothing of questionable taste.

spike said...

ethel mertz: Could that small household appliance possibly be a blender?

Sorry for my optimistic outburst as to when this will wind down. I had originally though of Thanksgiving [Ian should be back by then.], because I thought that after Terry gives several weeks' worth of advice, Toby will have to repeat all of it back to her, just to further educate the necessary demographic of MW's readership.

Mary will not be seen for months, at the current rate of information dissemination.

Andersdu said...

I've always been proud to be wanders brother. Though I've never known exactly why.

Stop Freakin' Me Out Here said...

If Toby's eyes drift any closer together she'll be a cyclops.

I know artist Joe Giella turned 80 years young this year, and God bless 'im, he used to do Green Lantern back in the day, but can we get a judge's ruling on the distance between Toby's eyes and just stick with it please?

Like there's not enough to freak me out with this strip. Tachyon distortions, animated furniture, real-time morphing floor plans, and fashion choices culled from the pages of Don't You Do It Like This Ever Magazine.

Anonymous said...

I am hoping tomorrow's strip goes all 'meta'.

Toby (eyes crossing from cognitive effort): "Phishing? That sounds like a technical term. How is that spelled?"

Ensign: -Points sternly an silently at previous panels word ballon by way of an answer.-

Also... I was so happy that Toby finally changed out of the all-lavender outfits... until I saw she had changed into an all-pink polyester ensemble. Maybe the Ensign needs to do a little feminsist conciousness raising session with Toby... now *that* would be both entertaining and educational!

johnny culver said...

Plot prediction: Mary will offer to meet Ian at the airport, and fill him in on the happenings of the past three weeks. Ian, however will declare he had only been gone for one day, and proudly show Mary the Gideon Bible he found in the bedside drawer. They will later speed by the local Dollar Tree store, where the SCOTLAND DVD is on sale next to the expired tile grouting products, reading glasses and fake White Rain shampoo.

Anonymous said...

Did poor Karen Moy have her identity stolen recently? Someone is buying cheap glass swans using her Discover card!

ethel mertz said...

spike - Nope. Blenders are smart. I was thinking maybe toasters, but they're smarter than Tobey as well....

Although I was rather disappointed that Terry's visage did not meet my breathless expections, the clearly Mr. Hyde look on her face today cheered me right up! That briefcase is NOT empty. Noooo---not at all.

Anonymous said...

What is the big deal, Toby? The charges were reversed, no one was hurt, not even that dog from last year. Ian will never know, unless Mary finds next months credit card bill in her "paperwork". Geez, head over to "Home Destination" and get the tiles for your kitchen floor! I'd steer away from the self checkout, too. Ian's gonna be home in a flash with his convention hangover and hint about wanting SCOTLAND LASSIES WITHOUT KILTS on DVD for Christmas.