Monday, October 6, 2008

Mary Worth 333

What ever's necessary? Then you had better start tiling fast. There isn't much time since you wasted the entire week worrying about identity theft.

Toby has had a change in perspective, and so has her kitchen. The counter down is from a right angle, while the cupboard up is from the left. Great use of art as metaphor! This strip is genius. Pure artistic genius.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Toby, you poor,pathetic, creature. Through your negligence, you let "someone use your money". (AAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEE)You and Ian are now the victim of the number one reason given for divorce today: Identity Theft. Let this be a lesson to all of us. As we all now know from the gift that is Karen Moy, with a little effort, identity theft can be avoided, and thus, one's marriage kept "intact".

Anonymous said...

Toby, you poor, pathetic creature. Through your negligence, you let "someone use your money". (AAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEE) You and Ian are now the victims of the number one reason for divorce today: Identity Theft. Let this be a lesson to all of us. As we all now know from the gift that is Karen Moy, with a little effort identity theft can be avoided, and thus, one's marriage kept "intact".

shandyowl said...

I feel so foolish that I did not recognise what was going on until now: this whole identity theft, phisherman's friend storyline has really been about CERN coming online and creating mini black holes that are warping space-time and distorting the very fabric of reality!

As a result we are experiencing strange, shifting visual perspective changes and unpredicatable distortions of time such as Ian supposedly coming home the next day yet still not having arrived several days later.

From our stationary perspective as readers, the near-lightspeed movement of events in Mary Worth means that while we age by weeks, barely hours have passed in Santa Royale.

I think that if I were to become an actor and play a Latin stereotype I would certainly exclaim "Santa Royale!" every time something noteworthy happened.

Toots McGee said...

Toby's kitchen has a safety cabinet that Ian finally relented to install after Toby kept bumping her head on the standard cabinet.
The safety cabinet is a very sophisticated item. It can anticipate an imminent head collision and flex itself out of the way of the incoming head. The resting state of the safety cabinet is right about where Toby's head is as she leans in to pour her coffee, as she makes up her mind, but it has performed its function beautifully and flexed way over to the right. (The inside of the cabinet is heavily padded to protect its contents, however, the bulletin board thoughtlessly hung on the front of the cabinet has a tendency to be flung from its moorings as the cabinet snaps back into place. As Toby contemplates what's necessary, the bulletin board is probably heading toward the over-microwave spice rack at high speed and the kitchen will soon be covered in parsley, oregano and cream of tartar.

boojum said...

toots mcgee --

,,, and post-it notes!

I like your suggestion. I was going to suggest that the cabinet was, in fact, trapezoidal. The canted sides let light from the window to enter the room, yet still allow easy access through the front door, which... doesn't... appear to be there.

Who the hell puts up a cabinet without a door? Shouldn't this post also carry a tag for the Dharma Initiative?

Sam said...

In light of this article, I find myself desperately wishing that Karen would export her brand of wisdom across the pond here. These Europeans need Mary!

In Theory said...

That brown cupboard-esque object on the wall is mesmerizing. Is it a bulletin board stuck to the front of a handle-less door? Is the distended object to the left actually a door that closes over the bulletin board? Is it actually an indented portion of the wall, as if recessed, with the bulletin board at the back of the recessed area?

And that steel canister of non-descript function -- is it levitating over the heating element of the coffee maker?

A pet theory of mine is that the continuum bend is caused by those odd red flowers that seem to be everywhere but nobody in Charterstone notices. Somehow, in some way, those are responsible! I am certain!

boojum said...

Poppiesss!... Poppiesss!.....

Johnny said...

The bulletin board begind Toby is going to be her demicse. When Ian reads Toby's notes to self...shop online...return call to credit card company...reel in shock...invite terry up for questioning...he is going to know that something is not right, and its not the lack of a tiled floor.

Anonymous said...

It all makes sense... she had to move the cabinet when she retiled the kitchen....