Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mary Worth 729

Yesterday, I posted a store directory for the Santa Royale Shopping Center, but no map. I received dozens of emails, "Why no map?" Today's strip explains why. I defy anyone to map this mall and locate that sign. Is it in a window? Floating in the air? The fifth dimension? You just can't map the Worthiverse.

Today's Full Strip

22 comments:

birdie said...

I think Mary can save this marriage.
She just has to teach B?BJ to do what she does: Buy an outfit, wear it once and return it because there is no room for it in her closet.
B?BJ will be happy because she gets to shop. Ernie will be happy because he never has to pay.
I think that sign is on one of those big glass walls that are common in malls. I hate those walls because I walk right into them. It hurts.

tuffenuf said...

Paper relatives: Floating Napkin and Floating Sign! The Worthyverse is truly awesome!

Chester the Dog said...

B?BJ's credit card will be declined at the register

Barbara Hanson said...

B?BJ's appearance seems to morphing even more than is usual in Worthiverse. And, plotwise, I'm beting there is no cousin and no wedding.
(Good call, Chester. Bet you're right.)

Maude Findlay said...

I see a vicious cycle here- B?BJ compulsively shops, feels guilty, compulsively overeats, gains weight, then is forced to buy even MORE clothing in a larger size. Lather, rinse, repeat.

duckdg said...

Mary must be running through her list of possible vices:
"Let's meet for lunch." food, check
"Look, a sale!" shopping, check

If B?BJ doesn't show signs of a shopping problem, Mary may have to suggest a visit to the Santa Royale cocktail lounge.

Vicki (yucky wet chicken) said...

On the escalator, in the store, Mary and Bonnie?--all females are wearing skirts! I haven't seen that many skirts since I don't know when! Does Maisie's even SELL women's pants? Haha, that Forever 71 store must be stiff competition for Maisies"!

True story-- I had heard about restaurants at malls where it "rains" every so often as you dine. Well, my first time eating at one I was horrified to see water spray coming right down onto our plates and onto several tables next to us. My first thought was..."WTF, this is the most unsanitary thing I've ever seen, plus we're paying $8 for this chicken and now it's ruined! I can't even eat this!!! Of course, it wasn't intentional and soon we had swarms of management around us, all looking up at the ceiling where there was a leak! We got moved to other tables and given free food. It was all very exciting and quite funny, b/c for just those few seconds, we actually thought this was supposed to be part of your "rainforest experience". Ha!

Ok, now...back to the Sale at Maisie's.

Chester the Dog said...

B?B?J? looks like the grandmother in the FAMILY CIRCUS (Thelma's mother)

Anonymous said...

I smell a shop-a-holic!!!! One Sale at a Time, B?BJ, One Sale at a Time.

phoebes in santa fe said...

I'm still wondering where Ernie is off to for a month. I'm assuming the problems don't spring from Bonnie's compulsively calling Ernie in Thailand or Billings, or where ever...

Anonymous said...

I find it kind of sad the way Bonnie Johnson says "Let's go in, Mary." It sounds as though she's used to Ernie bellowing "No! You may not! Your spending is ruining us!" Or maybe Moy is just using this opportunity to explain to us that BJ and MW are about to enter Maxie's (or whatever it's called today).

Anonymous said...

It will become painfully obvious that B?BJ? shops till she drops because she is not getting the nurturing attention that she needs from Ernie. Can Mary save their finances and their marriage? Will Uncle Joe continue to undermine Moy's storytelling? Stay tuned for the next six months for the answer.

Chester (in dog's wear) said...

"My cousins wedding", the oldest line in the book, B?BJ.

I also think B?BJ should be shop-a-holicking at LANE RYAN, given her portly stature. Or has she been kicked out of there, too?

Phoebes: I think Ernie flew off to Thailand to sell his organs, in order to pay for B?BJ's shopping addiction. There'll be one less spleen in Charterstone soon enough!

Imogene said...

I thought this was a lunch date. When are we eating?

B?BJ? If your "cousin" is about the same age as you are, I'm guessing this "wedding" isn't going to be an all-out white gown formal affair. I'm sure what you're wearing right now will be quite appropriate.

Brick said...

I'm so sorry about lunch, Imogene, but did you see the sale? 30-40% off of E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G There's no time to eat!

Plus, I hear that with all the storewide sales lately, Marcy's was forced to turn their tea room into a Dot Hog on a Shtick.

djanggosmom said...

yup! Shopaholic! I knew it.
BTW,phoebes, I am certain that Ernie has left Bonnie that is why she said he would be gone a month...or more.

tuffenuf said...

Is it my imagination, or is B?BJ? putting on another 25lbs each time she is shown? I'm just asking....

Anonymous said...

Maybe Mary will use those pruning shears to SNAP up B?BJ's Marcy's, Maisies', and Maul-Mart credit cards to tiny little pieces! Go Mary!!!

Vicki said...

B?BJ? has begun to look like SB, the middle-age formerly frumpy-looking, but now rather attractive British Idol singer from Scotland! If Mary were a "True Friend", she'd take S?BJ? (and me!) to Sinny Bons for one of those scrumptious cinnamon rolls with the gooey frosting!

I predict Bonnie? is going to start CLINGING to Mary like a leech! She's obviously having such a wonderful time, and she's starved for company and what with Ernie gone, well...

And oh gosh, who can RESIST those Maisie's sales!? It's not likely they'll have another one any time soon!

Brick said...

Speaking of weight: I too noticed B?BJ's weight gain... or perhaps it's just that she's lost about 12" in height...
but then again, Mary's looking heavier today than usual, MUCH heavier than she did when she was blond a few days ago.

Maybe the two of them enjoyed a large lunch.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Uncle Joe we can look forward to hunting for the little artistic jokes he includes every now and then. It's more fun than Where's Waldo?

bonnie?bonnie johnson? said...

Maybe there should be a spinoff strip with all the inanimate objects....Hospital Hifi would star of course, Floating Napkin and Sign....