Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mary Worth and Me 310

Mary, as always, has some really good advice. Marriage IS a partnership, and when you give out your credit card number to Canadians so they can wrack up $18,000 in beer, bacon, and beaver tails, you should probably tell the joint owner of your condo no matter how stupid his friends make you feel.

12 comments:

Mollie said...

Wait, when did Toby figure out that, despite all her yelling at the poor bank employee, this was really HER fault? I'd been looking forward to that moment of truth for WEEKS (months? years? How long has this been going on?), and now we SKIPPED RIGHT OVER IT? Arrgh! Moy, you've done it again!

I was dreading the inevitable "Don't shop online" PSA, but now I'm actually hoping that's where this goes, because I'd much prefer a lecture on how the Internet is crawling with criminals to a storyline about Toby and Ian's marriage. Yick.

spike said...

Shopping online is but one of many ways identities can be stolen. Moy is simply educating her 60+ readers who're just learning the ins and outs of computers.

Mary certainly looks like Norman Bates as she eyes those knives on the counter in today's second panel. Beware, Toby!

maconmemad said...

Mary Lives! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
Check out the incredible growing then shrinking coffee cups Toby and Mary are using. On the counter they look like 2 cup measuring cups, in hand they shrink down to regular size. That's probably caused by the universe warping some as Mary makes her re-entry. She looks a bit peeked from all that time toiling over "paper work". No snazzy tee shirt?

Tina said...
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Tina said...

Toby finally realizes that her intelligence is nowhere near that of anyone Ian would come in contact with. And also, her shirt today is remarkably not offensive.

(reposted for stupid spelling errors.)

spike said...

wanders: Do you want the label to say "Mary Worth" instead of "Flashback Mary"?

macomemad: I see your "Huzzahs!" and will toss in the requisite handsprings.

Nathan said...

Ring the temple chimes! Slay the fatted calves! Mary Worth has returned to us at last!

And, of course, she returns not empty-handed, but with a heaping helping of sage advice for poor, moronic Toby. Gosh, we've missed you, Mary...

Amber said...

Panel 2: Oh, Mary, isn't it kind of juvenile to cross your eyes at Toby behind her back?

Wanders said...

Thanks Spike, it had been so long since I used the Mary Worth label, I forgot how it worked!

Me and Toby not feel very smart next to all you educated other people.

Anonymous said...

Did Mary's "paperwork" involve Botox or something? Has Dr. Jeff been re-arranging his beloved's facial features?

Because Mary's head looks sort of like a potato in a gray wig.

caroline said...

Like Mollie I also feel cheated - after 7 weeks of Toby chats to CSR at the bank ... we don't get to see her tell Mary she's been an idiot?

Did she even figure that out yet, that it's her fault?

Belatedly thought after reading yesterday's strip - I'm surprised Ian's spider sense didn't start tingling at the way Toby said "home??" and jump straight onto the superfast plane that got him to Chicago yesterday. Or whenever the heck it was.

At least Mary took the knives out of the toaster and replaced them in her knife block.

Anonymous said...

I was worried that I had somehow missed a week. Maybe I was abducted by aliens and had to account for lost time. How did we go from a two-week long phone conversation to Ian's conference wrapping up and Mary coming over? And Toby didn't even change from her fabulous lavender outfit?

Oh well. At least Mary is now on the scene. You know what a tech-savvy anti-hacking she-geek Mary is. She will totally *pwn* those nefarious identity theifs! She'll probaly install anti-phising software on Toby's PC, and upgrade her firewall while she's at it.