Friday, October 24, 2008

Mary Worth 351


Jeff passively gives Mary Worth permission not to invite him along for a romantic trip to Lake Placid Tranquil by indicating he can't travel to see Drew in Vietnam because his knees are acting up. Mary's all, like, "Whatever. I'll have to wait ten minutes in a security line before I spend the week with my friend Frank Griffin in the Adirondacks."

But the last time we visited the Santa Royale International Airport, TSA was no where to be seen.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

And to prove Jeff's not faking, we get a glimpse of his cane.

spike said...

wanders: How could you have missed mentioning the obvious cane?

[I'm starting to think that Moy missed a golden opportunity to call the new location "Lake Placid Tranquil".]

Oh, well...off to sort my own hopes and dreams...after I deal with some paperwork...

Miss Julie said...

um, this blog rocks the condo. I thought I was the only one wrapped up in Mary, Mary, Mary. I feel like I just found my posse.

Anonymous said...

Plaid and polka dots together in one ensemble..??!! Oh dear God, please Mary....don't remove the jacket! I fear that my eyes would be permanently scarred

Anonymous said...

Hey, anyone getting the idea that Mary takes Jeff for granted?

Anonymous said...

Moy and Giella are fooling around with the "slow reveal" concept utilized so effectively in Microsoft (TM) Powerpoint. As this scintillating conversation moves along, we will find out more and more about Dr. Jeff's infirmities. You know, all the stuff that's kept him out of the story line for the whole World Wide Interweb Phishing PSA of the last three years. Obviously the jealous lover spat with Mary after her picture showed up in the papers with her at dinner with the Santa Royale council member (was it Ron Amalfi?) took its toll on Dr. Jeff--who's no spring chicken, you know.

Anyway, I'm expecting future frames to show his orthopedic shoes, a colostomy bag, eye drops, trifocals, a diabetes blood testing kit with insulin and syringes, and maybe even a bag of Depends.

The Mary Worth temporal warp device is also playing tricks with the figures of the characters. Dr. Jeff looks a bit portly in panel 1, like he's been enjoying Mary's brown meat product and transparent vegtetables for years. In panel 2, he looks like he's been at the gym for years getting rock hard abs, shoulders, biceps, etc., rather than eating the empty calories Mary serves every night.

--wheelhead

BaHa said...

I think that Jeff instantly gained weight by nearly finishing off that roast after initially refusing it. All that's left is that odd triangular piece.
Welcome, miss julie; I'm pretty new here myself!

Miss Em said...

Due to the 2-D nature of Mary Worth, it looks as though Dr. J's cane is magical, standing on its own.

Anonymous said...

I am uncomfortable with the bunching in Jeff's leisure pants.

spike said...

Plaid and polka dots together in one ensemble..??!!

anon: Mary's been getting fashion advice from Jon in "Garfield", donchathink?

BTW, Mary has always taken Jeff for granite.

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed. Jeff has always been a rock in Mary's life. Or is that a stone in her shoe?

Wanders said...

First, in today's post there was supposed to be a strikethrough mark through "Placid," but it doesn't show up so well. I think I'll start referring to Lake Tranquil as "placid Lake Tranquil."

Second, for those who have been reading Mary for less than a year or so, the cane has been around before: You can see it here. It is a constant reminder that Mary Worth saved Jeff's life in Vietnam. Seriously.

Third, welcome Miss Julie. You are not alone. The first step is admitting there's a problem...

Anonymous said...

Will Wanders never cease? How do you remember a cane from 2007? You are truly a Mary Worth connoisseur. You have our sympathy.

BaHa said...

Oh, Wanders, noooo! I followed the link to the mystery cane, and now am reading from the very beginning. There goes the weekend.

JLH said...

I was so excited to see today's strip and to anticipate ayet anotyhert love triangle with our wild mary -- BUT I'm very afraid that all it will be is Mary iontervening in the tired old Csontrolling Parent of the precocious Child theme. Please, oh please, let it be racier than that!!