Monday, January 19, 2009

Mary Worth 415

Nothing is creepier or more inappropriate than having your coach hovering around the rink all the time! Much better to have an old lady you just met who has never skated in her life, but who did encourage you to estrange yourself from your only living parent, give you a push out on the ice.

On a different note, I'd like to congratulate Ink Pen for being the only comic strip more despised than Mary Worth in Atlanta, despite our best efforts to stuff the ballot box. Never heard of Ink Pen? Read More here.

Today's Full Strip.

13 comments:

BaHa said...

So, for the long program, the arena seats are removed? And Lynn's outfit would've looked great on Peggy Fleming...in 1968.

Anonymous said...

1968 was jsut about when Giella was in his prime.

Anonymous said...

So the coach to be touted hovered around the rink rather than sit in the coach's box? Creepy isn't the word. I see a couple of possible scenarios here. One, Lynn trys seven triples and lands none of them. Coming in last, she realizes how much she needs Frank to hover and Frank realizes the error of his ways. Together they go on to future glory. What I'd really like to see happen is Lynn skates the program of her life and takes first place in the skating game. Frank realizes how irrelevant he is and that he will no longer be touted. In a drunken stupor, he drives his car off a cliff, dying instantly. With Frank out of the way and Greg avenged, Lynn is finally at peace. Mary becomes her confident and pseudo coach. It's on to the 2010 Winter Olympices where Lynn wins gold and Mary is touted.

BaHa said...

Where's our secret message, Wanders?

Anonymous said...

I would have to believe that Atlanta is a fair representation of the national population as a whole. Do you think tht King Features will ever get the hint and hire an actual writer to pen Mary?

Anonymous said...

Previous Anonymous, I don't see that happening until Moy dies. And given she looks like she's in her 30's, that could be awhile.

I also have to say I'm disappointed in my fellow Atlantans. How does Judge Parker win over Mark Trail? It has punching! And giant animals! Also, who are these people who like Hagar the Horrible so much? Well, at least we still get Ink Pen on Sundays but =(

Anonymous said...

Hager, Marmaduke, Family Circus, Cathy. Now that's the creme of the comic pages.

Anonymous said...

When Mary tells Lynn she's sorry that Frank is dead, Lynn says "Don't be."

Anonymous said...

As an Atlantan, I am ashamed. Ink Pen is great. It's got superheroes, talking pigs, sad-sack product pitchmen, a Norse god ... what more do you want? But apparently my fellow citizens feel Kevin & Kell is the pinnacle of the art form.

Johnny said...

Who is the woman in the purple suit? Is the stewardess on the flight that took Mary to Lake Tranquil? Is Mary still on the plane? Has this all been a Dramamene-induced dream?

Anonymous said...

Lynn: "Maybe if I found dad a girlfriend, he'd stop hanging around the rink so much...I wonder if Mary has a boyfriend...she's so cool to talk to. I feel like I can tell her anything...She's fixed my whole life in just one week! I just know I'll skate better now. Wouldn't it be even cooler if my dad married Mary?"

BaHa said...

I just can't wait to talk about today's single, off-kilter jump that Lynn lands; land yes, nail no.

Robert said...

How come we've never seen this choregrapher before? Did she throw together a routine in 20 minutes after Paula Abdul quit?