Is the final panel on Sunday a word balloon coming from the Johnson?s condo or Mary's? Without spatial continuity, we'll never know. Mary's nutty enough to be saying that to herself is all I'm sayin'.
Oh yeah, I'm pretending yesterday never happened.
Oh ... my ... wow. Is that actually a reflection in that mirror?I was so hoping to see how Mary turned those long luxurious locks into that white helmet hairdo. Joe Giella skipped right over the procedure! Drat!
Does Mary have chest hair?
today's installment makes me even more convinced that the elderly blonde in the previous panels was indeed Toby, contemplating competitive meddling.What we've seen here is the two rivals outlining their methods of attack. Toby is going to "reach out" and Mary is going to "ask Bonnie? to lunch".
why doesnt ernie just maje a tape if hes gonna say the same thing over and over. ps i hope the glass door is back again monday.
Mary is just obsessed with hearing about the Johnsons' problems. She wants to invite Bonnie to lunch, not because she enjoys her company, but to get her to talk. There's something really sick about that.Mary doesn't want friends, she wants patients.
Observations: If B?BJ? is indeed a compulsive eater, Mary will get to the bottom of this problem at lunch tomorrow, won't she? Mary is so deep into talking to herself, she pretends her hair brush is a telephone. She must be talking to Evil Mary. Note the sarcastic, diabolical smirk in Panel 6!!
Phoebes is right. Befriending someone just to pump them for information is horrible.It's obvious where this story is going considering Bonnie was loaded with shopping bags when Mary met her at the mall. If this isn't a "woman runs wild with credit cards" PSA story, I'll eat my dining room table. After all we've already been lectured on the evils of the internet and identity theft, so why not a "use credit cards wisely" storyline?
Did Mary CARE enough to get to know the Johnsons better before she knew there was meddling potential? The world would be a better place if only Mary could fix everyone's life.
Phoebes nailed it. Mary doesn't want friends; she only wants patients. Are we supposed to be admiring this? Maybe the moral is, "Do not spend foolishly or Mary Worth will come and harass you to death." And she'll bore us all (including her artist) to death while she's at it.
Bonnie & Ernie's conversation has been going on at least for hours by now -- it was daylight when it started and now it's dark -- with the same things being said over and over. I think I know what their problem is -- they cannot communicate. At some point someone has to actually address the problem instead of talking around it. Right, Mary? Also, I guess, as someone said yesterday, Mary's blonde hair on Saturday must have been caused by lighting problems. Her blue robe turned green when the lighting was corrected. Who knew that was somethign that a comic strip had to worry about?
Personally, Mary, I don't care to know MY neighbors any better! They're inconsiderate idiots who play their music LOUD in the middle of the night! (Husband has to go over there at 3 a.m. and bang on their door and tell them to turn it down!) And I don't know their last name...prolly it's JOHNSON!? They moved in early fall and I sure wish they'd move out!Anyway, I notice Mary has been practicing with her black eyebrow pencils, and I don't think it's a good look.And when Mary invites B?BJ? "for lunch" I wish Bonnie? would just flat turn her down. That would be funny.
That sliding glass door is competing with Hospital Hifi and Toby's brain as "most entertaining inanimate object in a comic strip".
I would love for Bonnie to respond to Mary's lunch invitation with something like, "Thank you Mary but I don't NEED your care. I have enough friends. My day can only hold so much!... and while there's sometimes WANT... there's rarely need!"
If Bonnie?BonnieJohnson DOES turn Mary down (gosh, I'd love to see that happen someday,) perhaps Mary could invite herself over for lunch with whoever lives in the condo next to the Johnson's sliding glass door. Wouldn't take long to find out what's going on that way! And it would give Mary and Toby something to talk about out in a public area, such as the garden.
Anonymous@3.00p - how can you forget the "magic napkin" Mary wore at dinner with the Johnsons?That should win first prize.
Phoebes: You're right. Since Hospital Hifi was not inanimate, we'll strike that one and add Magic Napkin instead.So: Glass door, magic napkin, Toby's brain. We can't add salmon squares because, one direction or the other, they end up moving pretty quickly through your digestive tract.BTW, can't wait until tomorrow's strip, where Mary quietly contemplates the virtues of meddling again. While shaving her legs. Or squeezing her accursed ancient lich-form into a slightly younger human skin suit.
Mary: Let's meet at the lunch counter...at Marcy's!
Oh dear Lord, now they forgot they renamed Macy's to Marcy's and they're calling it Maisie's. Slick move, Moy. Slick.Oh, and it's totally a shopping habit for Bonnie?.
Recycled dialogue too !?@!?!
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