Monday, February 23, 2009

Mary Worth Adventures #445

I can't imagine Ted's story taking much time: "We met online," what's to tell? It's not like she was stranded without an umbrella and gallant Jasper McShifty came to her rescue with his little penciled-in mustache. He didn't offer to pay for three of her items so she could use the express check-out lane at the grocery store (shout out: Christine Lavin!). He didn't save her dog from drowning by performing canine CPR. No, they hooked up online. We really, really don't want the details, Jasper.

But, if there's one thing this strip does well, it's teach us about the Interwebs. So I'm sure we'll all learn something.

Today's Full Strip

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is Mary holding her cup with both hands in each panel? Could it be the cup contains the very hazzardous element Mercury (Hg) which she is about to toss at the blissful couple? And take a peek at how Ted is holding his sweetie's hand. I tried to mimic that position and it was very uncomfortable. And finally, is Dr. Jeff talking to daughter but gesturing to Ted?

shandyowl said...

At last! Now we will know whether "Queenie" is a gag-inducing term of endearment used by Mr Confey or a lame Username adopted by Adrian.

Wait a minute..."Queen", "fey" is Adrian going to be cruelly disapointed by a startling Ted-related revelation after dinner (which would make it around Thanksgiving in Real World Time).

Tony said...

We seem to have shamed Ted into returning Adrian's pearl necklace to her.

Maude Findlay said...

My guess- Ted is actually NOT a world traveled, wealthy philanthropist, but an unemployed, married con man from Syracuse, NY. From the looks of things, this story should be wrapped up just in time for the Charterstone Annual Memorial Day BBQ. I'll bet Mary's making potato salad!

Vicki said...

Mary has become quite proficient with all the things the interwebs can do! Quite cleverly, she has secretly text-messaged Toby Cameron to do a "googly search" on a "Ted Confey" and is eagerly waiting for Toby to get back with her on that. That's why Mary is being uncharacteristically quiet!

Chester the Dog said...

Whats with the female diner with the blonde hair in panel one? She looks like this corny conversation is going to make her toss her green mush!
And you know their onlin e courtship must have taken at least a month. Everyone in Santa Royale has nothing faster that a 28.8 dialup external modem!

Robert said...

I was just going to comment on the lone female diner looking at her spoon! I suspect she started eavesdropping on the table behind her, expecting to hear a juicy story. Instead she's been lulled to sleep by the boring world of chaste online dating as done in Santa Royale.

spike said...

Maude: (1) Instead of Syracuse, can't that ne'er-do-well Ted be from Poughkeepsie? (Or, in keeping with the flow of the Worthiverse, placid Lake Tranquil? And, ooooh, the plot twists we could have then!)

(2) I agree with your timing for the annual Charterstone Memorial Day soirée.

(3) Mary will whip up a batch of her trademark shrimp scampi (i. e. "Glop") for the aforementioned event.

maconmemad said...

Spike,
It's Seafood Scampi!

JLH said...

He's from Albany, for sure., or Akron. The main reason I'm reading this strip is that while I'm having fun I'm also learning more about the interwebs. Since I'm a librarian, this is valuable training for free.

Anonymous said...

Mary texting: "High Toby hoo ess TED sea ewe sune"

Tobys reply: "Ianne stil harts Skotlund Dee Vee Dee. Me in kitchun tielingg flure"

Anonymous said...

Ever since we have discovered this site, my husband and I have been reading Mary Worth to each other in the morning. We have been reading Mr. CONfrey alternating between an old timey con-man/ Snideley Whiplash type accent, and a Jimmy Durante accent (don't ask why).

When I came to today's line "Let me tell you good people how we met"... it just sounded too perfect...

So my question is: Do you think Karen Moy is bugging our apartment?