Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mary Worth 508

That's because you've never eaten so many salmon squares before. A little Pepto-Bismol should take care of that.

Today's Full Strip

56 comments:

tuffenuf said...

For goodness sakes, Delilah, take your thumb out of the serving dish!!

Anonymous said...

Well, Moy has finally reached her potential as the ultimate hack....a strip that is not even worthy of mocking comment.

Robert said...

That vat of salmon fritters is frightening!

Chester the Dog said...

Mary could fit a lot more plates in her cabinet if she stacked them up rather than balance them on their edges. But I suppose she is very proud of her collection of plain white Corelware and takes pride in displaying them.

tuffenuf* by Corelle said...

Chester, they may be Corelle, or they may just be those thin, white paper plates... the kind that fold in half as soon as you set one potato chip on them...

Chester, you always make me laugh when I am eating lunch. (poor, poor keyboard)

Chester the Dog said...

One potato chip OR one salmon square.

Mary is a bit frugal so they may well be paper plates(to match the foam cups used at the pool parties!)

Debby Boone Fan said...

No wonder she feels ill. All those salmon squares, plus that heavy crushed velvet sweater(in June), poor D must be overheated. too. You know Mary is too cheap to turn on the AC.

Vicki said...

I never expected...

I never expected Mary to wave her spoon around like that towards her guest, Delilah!
It could mean one of two things, neither of them good:
A) Mary took a spoon of the fritters FIRST, before passing the vat to D. That's just rude (or GROSS if she took a second bite from the dish!)

B) She's gesturing in a "hurry up, hurry up!" manner. Again, rude!

I just never expected it...

Chester said...

Vicki - You are right, Mary has a little more class than to wave her spoon about like Archie Bunker

Miss Emish said...

I can't take my eyes of D's headband...when is it going to finally slip off?

duckduckgoose said...

A problem that CAN'T BE SOLVED by the prodigy or the professor. Unless the professor hasn't been TOLD about the problem. And I don't think he has...

What problem would a prodigy wife keep from her professor husband, declare impossible, and move into Charterstone over?

The pretty prodigy was perplexed by one heck of a punishing problem. One heck of a punishing problem did the pretty prodigy perplex. If the prodigy was perplexed by one heck of a punishing problem, how predictable that the professor the problem wouldn't perplex?

Vicki said...

Today's comic (6/19) makes me feel creepy, like a voyeur peeping thru windows! So I'll just look at the pretty little birdie instead. I wonder where the giant squirrel went?

duckduckgoose said...

Today's comic makes me feel creepy too. But because Delilah's head looks off kilter in the second frame. Her right shoulder is turned toward us, as is her head, but her neck and left clavicle are turned away.

The overall effect adds to Delilah's zombie-like appearance.

Anonymous said...

I think Mary bought the vertical doughnut rack from that coffee shop Drew and Vera were in so long ago, in memory of Drew, who has clearly been captured by the Viet Cong and is being held in the tunnels of Cu Chi. I hope he has plenty of hair gel and blue highlighting dye.

There is a group of veterinarians online who've been following this strip since Chester made his appearance almost two years ago. We especially loved the Xray, and the discussion of MW is now up to almost 1400 posts.

Beagle Vet

Chester the Dog said...

6/19 - What kind of glass does Charterstone use on their windows? It looks like tempered tinted plastic, so one can peek in at the wild behavior going on inside. Even that bird wants nothing to do with Mary and D. Its twig is more interesting...

What does Lawrence lecture about? Marriage sucess stories?

Robert said...

Geez, what a boring problem! He lectures too much! And what's the story with the window glass which renders items behind it in shades of gray? That might make a more interesting story! Did Toby change out the glass when she had extra time after all that tile work?

djangosmom said...

i think that Toby and Delilah have a lot in common. They are both married to older gentlemen that are gone all the time on the lecture circuit. Those 2 should get together and retile a floor or something.

Helpy the Helpful Helper said...

The glass on that window has a special "necrotized" coating on it, so that all of the life-giving rays of the sun cannot penetrate into Mary's enclave and cause her ancient accursed flesh to burst into flames.

Only the most sickly of the electromagnetic spectrum's emanations are permitted to pass through, weakening the will of her prey -- er, visitors.

Hope this helps!

duckduckgoose said...

Mary needs a mouth-lift this weekend, because she's just realized that Delilah would rather leave her husband than bring up an uncomfortable concern.

And about Delilah's headband.... It has GOT to be held on with glue.

maconmemad said...

Does anyone see the way Moye is trying to be all... somewhat... current events with this dealeo? I'm thinking the problem Delilah and her professor husband are having is just like the Jon and Kate Plus 8 deal, only switching who is at home and who has to travel to do their popular lectures. Oh and also minus the 8 kids. And the sleeping with the babysitter or the body guard. Oh never mind.

Vicki said...

Helpy, that was indeed an excellent explanation of the weird window puzzlement. Thanks!

Gosh, Lawrence's lectures are so popular, how COULD Delilah ask him to cut back on his schedule!? And disappoint his fans all over the world?
If he's so much in demand, why do they live in such a crappy house? I suspect that after expenses, Lawrence is clearing maybe ten dollars profit per lecture. Perhaps math is not a strong suit of the popular philosophy professor.

Mary looks like she's got a fish bone stuck in her throat in panel two! Or really bad indigestion. And LOL, and look how many fritters are still left in the bowl!

Robert said...

Next meal, linguini with salmon meatballs!

I think the slack-jawed look on Mary's face signifies disappointment that Delilah's problem isn't more interesting, which signifies that a lot of us have the same look on our faces.

Anonymous said...

I've finally remembered where I've seen that meal Mary's serving before: it's a Klingon delicacy called "gagh".

Bon apetit!

http://www.geocities.com/Ktesh_kag/qaghondmov.gif

Chester (very confused) said...

6-20 Fact: Charterstone was designed by Mike Brady (of the Brady Bunch) Fact: D's favorite dish is salmon squares.

WHAT is in D's hand in the last panel?? A cross? A dagger to kill those live salmon squares?

Mary, Fresh food is ok, but...

I just cannot get this story any longer

Vicki said...

Ooooo...the twirling fork sent shivers down my spine! Is it foreshadowing a murder? Now THAT would be an exciting storyline! (At first glance, I actually did think it was a dagger, and that D. was stabbing her own hand!)

Miss Emish said...

Vicki, I think you're right about the fork. Chekkov's gun means that fork WILL be used in act II. Of course act II is six peaceful cups of coffee at the Golden Corridor and some mush. So we'll still be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Please move on to a different room where something other than Mary's prized white paper plates are displayed.

tuffenuf said...

OH, TWIRLING!!... I thought the fork had a halo!

Or maybe it's a euphemism for how we all feel: "WHAT THE FORK?!!"

Vicki (feeling queasy,too) said...

6/22 Mary is holding her glass of Alka-Seltzer so high, it looks like she is going to toss it in Delilah's face! Is Mary losing her cool with this young upstart? She sure looks peeved.

I think what Delilah really hates, even more than confrontation, is Mary's sofa. I know I do.

Toots McGee said...

Yay, the return of the fudge-striped throw pillows!

Chester the Dog said...

Wait just a minute! They are going to the living room without doing the dishes? Theer must be a one hour Lawrence Welk special on.

Everyone knows that baked on salmon squares are impossibloe to clean, even with soaking in the sink.

But everything that is put in Mary's kitchen sink must fall right out onto the floor, given the odd angle that it was installed.

This must be the real reason Mary uses paper plates!

Miss Emish said...

mustard is such a fetching couch color, especially when paired with mint green walls and carnation pink drapes. elegance!

Did You Know? said...

"6/22 Mary is holding her glass of Alka-Seltzer so high, it looks like she is going to toss it in Delilah's face!"

Mary's just peeved that the bracelet on her right wrist has mysteriously vanished between panels.

In fact, all of the interesting things in Mary Worth happen in the spaces BETWEEN the panels. Delilah stole the bracelet between panels one and two, and in the space after panel two they get to brawling with the prison shivs they hastily crafted between panels on 6/20.

Toby said...

I wonder if Deliah will get pregnant (by Wilbur Weston or that cop.) Then perhaps Mary will kill Deliah (with the help of gal pal, Terry Bryson) so they can “harvest” the baby. Then Mary and Jeff will get married poolside and raise the baby as their own…just asking…

Chester (jealous of D's modelling career) said...

Lawrence must be a pretty smart guy is he can follow this guidebook to lecturers in California.

http://www.calfac.org/allpdf/lecturers/lecturershandbook_Jan2008.pdf

Maybe he lectures on the placement and use of patio furniture, with the lovely D posing in front of each settee and lounge chair.

Do they rehearse at home in their windowless split level cabin?

No wonder D wants out, as she could make better use of her time modeling blenders and Coby MP3 players on THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Being a prodigy, she could surely master the cash register in The Grocery Game.

Drew Carey, please call CHarterstone 6666 and ask for D.

djangosmom said...

My computer was down for 3 weeks, was gone on vacation for another week....and I don't think I really missed a thing. I did look at that extranormal lego cartoon that Toots made. that was so cool. I want to make one. I like the outfit the Lego Mary wore...and the white ponytail. So far I think Delilah is just a whiner. Maybe she should get a dog. Chester needs to make another appearance to liven up this storyline.

Anonymous said...

Liven up a Moy storyline?....Bwahahahaha

Vicki said...

Welcome back, DJangosmom! Naw, you didn't miss a thing, except a swimless pool party and 500 salmon squares. Our people here have been coming up with better plot lines than Moy could ever dream up.

Am so glad Mary seems to have found her bracelet.

Chester the transitory dog said...

6/23: D, I too am tired of my "transitory lifestyle", as I am also tired of explaining what it means.

Anonymous said...

I believe that transitory refers to that which passes by quickly or that which is temporary, such as "Life is only transitory." I think Moy might have meant "transient" lifestyle. Is there a bad writing award that we can nominate Moy for?

Debby Boone Fan! said...

Hey! Isn't it almost time for the Worthy awards?

djangosmom said...

Maybe Moy could enter the Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest. Her stories are on a par with 'it was a dark and stormy night'...lol

Anonymous said...

Moy doesn't just deserve a bad writing award, she deserves to have it named after her.

"And this year's Moy Award for Excellence in Tedium goes to ..."

Anonymous said...

Didn't Snoopy begin all of his novels with "It was a dark and stormy night? Suddenly a shot rang out..." or some variation. I think Moy could learn something from him.

Numbat said...

The actual sentence that started the descent into literary tedium was:

"It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness."

--Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)


Though one must admit it contains more action than the last month of Mary Worth. :)

Debby Boone fan said...

DJangosmom: If Chester came back from New Country Road, He would have eaten all the 500 leftover salmon squares and Mary would have nothing to serve except old dog food...oh, wait, same difference.

Chester the Dog said...

6/24. Whats the problem, D? You both want children, so have one already. I am sure they will adjust to your transitory lifestyle on no tike at all, and you can teach them the flute while L is lecturing about whatever he lectures about.

Vicki said...

Surely throughout the course of human history SOMEONE else has had this problem and successfully overcome it?

Robert said...

With all that room on the couch, why is Delilah sitting on the edge of the seat with her leg right up against Mary's?

tuffenuf kelrast said...

I think that the Moy Award could be handed out to characters in the strip. Two individuals that would NOT be on the list to receive a "Moyie" would be Tedward and Aldo Kelrast.

Alas, I am a more recent reader of MW (The Aldo plot got me hooked), so I need help.... any more exciting characters, who would be excluded from receiving the coveted "Moyie" for most boring character? Discuss.

Anonymous said...

As Jessica Rabbit of "Roger Rabbit"fame said: "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."

Wanders said...

tuffenuf kelrast. You must have missed last year's Worthy Awards. You can look in January 2009's posts to find them.

tuffenuf said...

Thanks Wanders. Let me check that out.

(Tonight I am busy trying to convince my daughter that she too should follow the zany cast of characters from Mary Worth.)

Helpy the Helpful Helper said...

Careful now, Tuffenuf -- in 36 counties in the US of A that could well be considered endangering the welfare of a child.

No, the younger ones need to slowly build an immunity to tepid, dishwater-gray, soul-weakening comics. Best to start her off on a "Cathy" or perhaps a "Ziggy" before progressing through the likes of "For Better Or For Worse", before your daughter can handle the hard stuff like "Mary Worth".

Hope I've helped!

tuffenuf said...

Helpy you ARE the helpful handyman!

Thanks! Yes, 'Cathy'... Maybe even 'Family Circle' would be a better way for her to delve into the land of the tedious. -T

tuffenuf said...

...err... helper, not handyman.. (sorry) -T