Friday, July 3, 2009

Mary Worth 517

The truth is, the valley really isn't as awesome as everyone up here in the mountains thinks it is. Too many flash floods. And the banditos keep stealing the coffee shipments as they're brought in on the burros. I'd complain about the views only we have no windows. But at least we have silverware.

Today's Full Strip

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

In all fairness, Delilah is vibrant, exuberant, and full of moxie and charm.

As fair? Mary is also playing a head game with Delilah.

Fair:
Delilah is unhappy with her husband.

Fair?
Mary is trying to link Delilah's fond memories of Charterstone with her husband, to make her think she's happy with her husband.

Undeniable result?
Mary's manipulating an unhappy person to stay in her unhappy space.

Misery cycle? Complete. And delicious.

Paul Pennington said...

To Maude Findlay: You may be confused about when you were taking trigonometry. This is typically taught to seniors or advanced juniors. Secondly, one of the reasons that America is quickly sliding into third world status is the pervailing attitude among students in math classes that they will never use what they are being taught. A knowledge of mathematics is essential for success in technololgy, medicine, engineering, and defense. We would be having this discussion in German or Japanese had it not been for the British, American, and Polish mathematicians who were breaking the Enigma and JN25 and Purple code during WWII.

Charlene said...

Is Paul's comment spam or did I miss something?

Toots McGee said...

Mary Worth Without Mary Worth 3

I altered the text slightly, but I'm having second thoughts. Should psychotic Delilah be directly responding to Mary? In this scenario, is Delilah just vaguely talking to herself or is the non-present Mary like Harvey the rabbit? (If anyone cares about the narrative underpinnings of Mary Worth Without Mary Worth.)

An actual Mary Worth thought: Will this conversation continue through breakfast table clearing, dishes doing, cleaning all the egg off their faces (since they ate without forks) and or will we cut straight to the Charterstone power walking conversation in matching tracksuits?

swallace4922 said...

Glad to see Mary bring things back to roost just as Delilah's Xanax finally kicked in.

Lawrence loved walking too! Lawrence stole my butter knife! Lawrence is in the funeral urn on the bedroom..ummm...dining room dresser....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Take that DELILAH!!!

Toots McGee said...

Oh yeah, Delilah's a Valley Girl. Barf out! Gag me with a spoon (if you can find one)!

Richard Lindberg said...

I have to agree 100% with Paul Pennington that Maude Findlay was most certainly confused.

That being said, I am also confused. Mary seems to be going in the direction of reconciliation, and I have no idea what Lawrence has done beyond not paying as much attention to Delilah as she would like. Are we dealing with Delilah's obsessive self-centeredness or Lawrence's spousal neglect?

djangosmom said...

Right Richard, so far we only know that Delilah is unhappy. We have no concrete information yet.

Charlene, I think Paul must be a math teacher or something and Maude Findlay hit a nerve. lol.

Today's 2nd panel implies that Delilah ONLY has good memories at Charterstone.

So Delilah is unhappy with Lawrence and Moy is going to drag this thing out forever until we get to see why.

Dr.Phil said...

We know that while at Charterstone, Delilah was HAILED as a prodigy. All the residents adored her and rejoiced when she married into PERFECT love.

Judging from her response to Mary, Delilah's work with the talented kids of the valley isn't generating for her that same kind of prominence. In fact, it's her husband that has become celebrated.

So, it's no surprise that she finds married life in the valley less FUN than when she and Lawrence were the celebrated couple of Charterstone. Thank goodness Delilah turned to Mary before she turned to drugs or alcohol.

Junior celebrities are at risk for addiction and relationship problems. Yes, fame can spoil even the youngest and brightest souls.

Vicki said...

So much to ponder today with everyone's comments!

Toots McGee, I'm voting for matching track suits!
Or... perhaps NOT matching; one will be yellow seersucker, the other solid pink. Or purple! Ooo, this will be exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Ah, no silverware. No wonder they're eating their sunny-side-up eggs at the rate of only 1/3 egg/day.

Carol said...

Isn't it a little late to be arguing with a fictional character from a 1970s sitcom, even if it is about the critical importance of trignometry? I'm mean, yeah, and then there's Maude...but Bea Arthur isn't even alive to put up her dukes!

n.t. said...

I totally misread that as "flash foods." Which makes sense, considering the past month's strips.

Chester (just had a tooth extraction) said...

All Mary wants is to have D take her R@H soundtrack and her patio furniture and get out!

Is this a new take on "The Man Who Came To Dinner"?

Toby said...

one slight problem for delilah her marriage has never been consummated... the "clever" authoer has hinted at this by showing Delilahs lovely Elvis blue black hair morphing into a nun's habit!

Vicki said...

Are we surprised that number one on Mary's list of desirable traits is LOOKS!? Shallow Mary!

Observation: You could fit an elephant through that front door! ( I don't think it's handicap accessible, however. Imagine a (good looking, of course!) wheelchair-bound tenant trying to open that door one handed!

Happy Fourth everyone! Chester (handsome) Dog, don't bite anyone with that sore mouth! You can growl if you want, tho)

duckduckgoose said...

LOOKS ranks number one on today's list of desirable assets? That's pretty shallow.

Sometimes, Mary can be so ... 2 Dimensional!

djangosmom said...

I have been on the Mary Worth archives all day. I read the entire Aldo Kelrast story and also the Ella Bird. Both much more interesting than this nonstory. I hadn't read them before. I came on board with MW sometime during the Vera and Von story.

Chester(eating soft foods) said...

Somehow, Mary, just somehow, I received a Fingerhut credit card application and catalog in the mail. I forgot about Lawrence, having children and my music students. I cancelled their classes, sold back their violins, and told L to take his lecture tour away from me, keeping his free nights stays earned on his Red Roof Inn charge card.

Oh Mary, that Fingerhut catalog, the patio furniture and the headbands on page 32..I want more out out of life!

Mary, this R and H soundtrack I bought on ebay is my gift to you (excuse the chilsed off bar code)

Thanks V, my mouth is better, now that that the bad tooth is gone. Booze heals everything! My dentist warned me about salmon squares...

djangosmom said...

that guy that is glad to see Delilah looks like Aldo Kelrast's cousin. D should beware. lol

duckduckgoose said...

This brilliant, world traveled prodigy goes weak-kneed at seeing the neighbor in the smarmy shirt?

I think Delilah wants someone who would call her Queenie.

Vicki said...

Oh cool!!! Air balloon launches at Charterstone today! I do believe we're looking down at "The Bigger Picture", in which D. and Mary look very small and insignificant indeed.

Not everyone HAS a beeyootiful house like yours Delilah, or the fashion sense to get away with that top you're wearing. Mary asks: "What page was that on, dear?"

Numbat said...

I thought Delilah's top was a little risque for the sensibility that is SR. To be honest, I was quite surprised that Mary was willing to be seen in public with such a scantily clad young miss.

No wonder Aldo lookalikes are popping up - vying for Delilah's attention. All that bare midriff. Moral standards are obviously slipping in the Valley.

Miss Emish said...

That top is... intense. Delilah has a much bolder sense of fashion than I. She's not even embarrassed about her missing bellybutton!

Anonymous said...

Have they added a fourth color to Mary Worth? That purply-pink baseball cap color stings my retinas.

Or am I blocking yet another MW trauma?

re: missing belly button: For her species, it's entirely normal.

duckduckgoose said...

Delilah has simply embraced the latest female fashion trend: High Waisted pants. Wearing High Waisted pants, a woman can accent her female waist, hourglass shape, and child bearing hips. Think Katherine Hepburn or Marlene Diertich.