Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mary Worth 327

Too little too late, perhaps, but I still find these words worth cheering about.

What scares me most is that somewhere during the long consultation, Toby changed into her blue elastic-waist stretch pants.

I take it back, what scares me most is that Toby hasn't taken a single note. No, wait, it's that she plans to go back online! Save me!

Was that in "Mary Worth time" or real life time, because six years ago in Mary Worth time, computers required a mimeograph stencil.

Today's full strip.

9 comments:

JLH said...

I could love a typewriter -- but a mimeograph machine.... I don't think so. But Wanders, you know the funnies have to review the whole week for those Sunday only readers? It gives one something to look forward to for Monday morning -- but not too soon, please! It's a lovely breezy Sunday, neither fish nor fall, wait that's fish nor fowl, no, summer nor fall -- but what? What is Autumn?
P.S. I would DEFINITELY take notes. I would be sitting down with my little pad and pen, unless -- unless! -- can Toby read this comic? Maybe she can just cut out all the strips and paste them in her notebook. I once started to do that with a story in "Abbie and Slats," too much time as a kid, not computers to waste my time with. "Abbie and Slats," ah, now THERE was a strip....

Anonymous said...

You know, I just realized something: having a comic strip do a PSA "plotline" which drags on for weeks really has its disadvantages when the majority of the strip's readers are 65+ plus. Unless they're taking notes/cutting the strips out, most of them have probably long since forgotten most of what the Ensign has been talking about.

Also, I can't wait for Chinbeard to return and Toby to run to him, saying "Oh Ian, I gave out my credit card information online and got $18,000 stolen but the bank pressed a magic button and restored it and this scary lady who is not Mary talked to me about not doing that again so everything is ok now!" And then a long pause, and then Chinbeard launches into the Greatest Monologue Ever.

caroline said...

Wow, I get back from a 3-day trip to Canada, and see I didn't miss anything. Now that's slow moving.

Anonymous said...

Is Karen Moy actually paid to write this strip? If so, she clearly has the cushiest job on the planet. This story line, which would take the average person a minute or less to describe, has been going on now for two full months! Any bets on how much longer it will last? I'm betting it will wrap up on October 11th, but that might be overly optimistic of me. Oh well, a girl can dream.

Anonymous said...

First of all, you have to love any apartment with doors so roomy that two people can walk through, shoulder to shoulder, without touching the edges. That's luxury, baby!

But what I want to know is, who's the guy casually strolling through Toby's living room? Or did she get confused and decorate the hallway to match her condo interior?

ethel mertz said...

Jaaaayzus--now we're going to be mired in Bryson's almost interesting online history for the next 3 to 4 weeks! Aaargh!Chinbeard---COME HOME! I no longer care how vile and repugnant you are. Your always-disgusting distraction will be a tonic for us all! Pontificate and grimace all you like! We all yearn for it! Just get us out of Toby's office and away from that Palin droid!!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I wished Toby has balooned "websight" instead of "website". That would have been the cream on top of the now cold coffee.

I guess from now on Toby is going to pay for her Salad and Stew with cash!

But wait! Doesn't Vera have a credit card?

Birdie said...

I'm really disappointed with the way this storyline has gone.

I thought it would be fun to see Ian stranded at his convention of Mensa wannabes because his credit card suddenly had to be cancelled.

Then, after hitching a ride home in a septic tank cleaning truck, (making several interesting stops along the way) he gets home to find out that it was Toby's fault.

Fortunately, Mary has a premonition that he is about to return and warns Toby, who runs away from home until he has cooled off, or at least washed the last of the septic fluids out of his beard...

See? This could have been fun. But it wasn't.

Anonymous said...

in a very unusual twist, we're going to find out that Ms Bryson is actually Toby, sent from the future to educate herself.

or so I'm hoping!!!