Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mary Worth 609

Adrian's eerie fantasy of her future life married to the specter of her deceased fiance is gruesome Halloween fun. Well done. I shall have nightmares for sure.

Speaking of Halloween, last night we had a campfire in the backyard and made S'mores and listened to spooky stories. I was so excited to find one of my favorite childhood records available for MP3 Download: Alfred Hitchcock's Ghost Stories for Young People- a collection of spooky stories that aren't too scary for kids (well, maybe the first one). I downloaded it right away, and we listened to it as we sat around the campfire. Mrs. Wanders and I loved it more than our little Wanderers, but they still had lots of fun.

Today's Full Strip

16 comments:

phoebes in santa fe said...

I wrote today in yesterday's column about today's strip's complete lack of creativity, vis a vis "the future".

The scariest thing about that picture of the "future" is that Joe Giella doesn't even have the imagination to draw a little Adrian and little Scott who don't look just like their parents.

Would it have hurt to make Little Adrian look like Scott and have Little Scott look like Adrian?

The imagineless text is now being accompanied by the imagineless art work.

Vicki said...

eeewww gross. There is some dead black tissue beginning to form on Scott's left cheek.

Chester (downing drugs) said...

Good god, Adrian, take your meds!!

Chester said...

Lok at A's and Scotts future home. No street names, because no one wants her in their neighborhood. A failed wacked out former doctor with a corpse in her car.

Adiran: " I live on the corner of ___ and ___"

Duckdg said...

In today's panel three: Adrian continues to talk and Scott, Scott begins to respond! He's wincing, no ... he's gritting his teeth... his mouth is opening... he's SAYING something...

"will ... you ... shut ... UP..!?"

tuffenuf, the guy with the black coat is back.

Numbat said...

They believe that talking to coma patients can increase the chances of recovery.

I suspect that this particular case would be the exception that makes the rule.

Dr. Adrian said...

Can you hear me? Can you hear me, dear heart?

djangosmom said...

ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THE TALKING! AAGGGGGGG! MOY! IT'S TIME TO MOVE THE STORY ALONG!!!

djangosmom again said...

oh,I see that sometime, in the middle of her soliloquy, Adrian has taken time to changer to her pink oxford shirt. lol.

maconmemad said...

In Sundays strip, further evidence to support my theory that the left arm of Adrian is a prosthetic. She has put it back on now and it is dressed in a mans tuxedo complete with cuff links.

djangosmom said...

maconmemad, I looked at that arm. It's really wierd. It does look like a separate appendage.

Robert said...

Adrian's so confused by all the talking, she's started humming the score from "Yentl" in her head.

Vicki said...

So how are your other patients doing, huh Adrian?

You know... the ones in the other wings with their families going, "oh,dear heart, be brave...I will find you a doctor SOMEWHERE who will look in on you if it's the last thing I do! Stay strong!"

Vicki (retching...) said...

And meanwhile up and down Scott's hallway patients are beginning to wonder "WHAT is that terrible smell!!!?"

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I wish Tina was still doing her Mary Worth Style Mavin blog. She'd have a field day with Adrian's outfit--pink oxford shirt with white french cuffed sleeves under a doctor's lab coat with a protruding black jacket sleeve.

The Giella Draw-o-matic has gone haywire after several weeks on autopilot.

--wheelhead

Laura Canon said...

I think I had that record, too. All my life I've remembered "What's done cannot be undone/Unless the dead shall come to life." Years later I found it came from Bulwer-Lytton. My favorite part, though was when Hitchcock pleaded with you to turn over the record so he wouldn't drown.
(OK, if it's not the same record, this is going to sound weird, so ignore it.)