Friday, September 26, 2008

Mary Worth 325

The End.

Well this has been great. And I'm sure we've all learned something. Tomorrow a new story begins and hopefully our friends at Charterstone will be wiser for their troubles. For now, I'm going to go find some new songs for the Charterstone Jukebox, and why don't you sign up to become a Citizen of Santa Royale by following this blog!

Today's full strip.

12 comments:

mrs. carlos alorra said...

I'm reminded of the saying that goes "It ain't over until the fat lady sings," and Ian's in the role of the fat lady this time. Toby still has to tell him. That ought to take until 2009 or beyond.

How long since the "action" in this strip has left the room they're now in?

shandyowl said...

One cannot help but feel that this storyline belonged not in the searing action of the Mary Worth strip but in the "Stupid Toby" spin-off.

The absence of Mary does indeed make the heart grow fonder and the teasing glimpses of Ian were more frustrating than satisfying.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...

Who would have ever thought a glimpse of Ian would be satisfying?

--wheelhead

Miss Emish said...

I demand some Ian rage as recompense for this storyline. Come on!

pandagrandma said...

I like Toby's Fist of Justice in panel 2.

Maude Findlay said...

Shandyowl, the ''Stupid Toby'' spin-off idea is BRILLIANT! I can imagine thousands of possible slow moving, preachy storylines!

Toby accidentally washes a red sock with the white wash- just when Ian needs a crisp, white shirt for an important presentation! Hilarity ensues, when Toby dumps an entire bottle of bleach into the wash.

Toby decides to buy a watch for Ian from that nice young man on the corner. A Rolex, for $100? What a deal! Later, at dinner, Mary notices that the Rolex is actually a ''RolUx''. A tearful Toby confesses that she thought it was such a good deal, that she bought his entire supply, planning to sell them all for a profit, on enormoushop.com's sister site, ebuy.

Wanting to prove to Ian that she's smart, for once and for all, Toby decides to invest in real estate. While browsing the mysterious internets, she comes across an ad on Gregslist, that seems too good to be true! After a business lunch with a charming young man at the Bum Boat, Toby ends up walking away the proud owner of a bridge in Brooklyn!

That should be about six months worth of strips, right there. The possibilities are endless!

shandyowl said...

maude findlay I don't think I can add anything - you seem to have it all covered.

Do you think it is possible for a comic-strip character to realise that the readers are smiling and nodding politely as they edge towards the door?

Lindsey said...

No way this storyline is over. Ian still has to come home and spend a month lecturing her about her stupidity, then she shows him what she learned form the experience and he says, "Damn, maybe you women aren't so stupid after all." Ha ha, just kidding!!

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to imagine less-comfortable chairs. Not so easy, let me tell you.

boojum said...

shandyowl:

Please never use the phrase "teasing glimpses of Ian" again. I mean it. It's been an hour since I read it, and I still don't have any feeling on my left side.

And wanders, I know this isn't a contest or anything, but surely the only song appropriate for this particular denouement is that perennial favorite, "Is That All There Is?" by Miss Peggy Lee. Either that, or "Drop-Kick Me, Jesus, Through the Goal Posts of Life." I'd like to see that happen to Toby.

Anonymous said...

Glad that the meds finally kicked in for you Toby! Atta girl! Maybe next time you should take them with food.

jvwalt said...

The only good thing about this storyline -- and I mean "good" in the sense of deeply troubling and soul-scarring -- was the glimpse of Ian's shirtless physique.

So what's next? A "Get Your Flu Shot" storyline? "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires"? "Recycle Scrap Metal for the War Effort"?