Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mary Worth 949

Like many of us, Wilbur is of a generation that understands the dangers of technology. So far, we've been lucky... but it may just be a matter of time before Twitter builds sentient robots that take over the world.Today's Full Strip

9 comments:

birdie said...

If he's so anti-technology, why do I see a wire from an ear bud hanging out of his ear in the first panel? He's probably listening to Helen Reddy belt out "Delta Dawn".

Elaine said...

Dawn, honey, your dinner of pickles and corn muffins is getting cold! Just sit down and eat, for Pete's sake! Your twitter friends will wait! And after you eat, you can send a lovely tweet out about how delish your dinner was!

Charlie said...

Okay. Dawn's reaction here is so out of line with anything any "youth" who "twitters" could possibly come up with (no Dawn, you don't defend technology as "progress," you explain that the people on the other end of the cell phone ARE real people. Let's try that scene again)... the only conclusion here is that she is an android herself, and does not understand the role she is trying to play, but DOES understand that the technology that made her is superior to the human flesh-thing in front of her.

Wilbur, through his insistence that people are better than technology, will find her out, she will try to kill him, and he will have to go get the axe from the shed and chop her into bitty robotic pieces. At least that's how the movie I'M choosing to watch plays out.

heydave said...

Wow, look at the dramatically preachy tone that's evolved in Worthville.

Are there no "human" lives to salvage, no problems to fix, no matters to not intrude into than to pull this digital conflict out of the air?

How's that honeymoon going?
Have they found Ritchie's killer?

Amanda Kate said...

Looks like Wilbur wants Dawn for the U.S. Army.

Dave in Parma said...

As soon as the page came up and I saw the strip, the first thing that came to to mind was a creepy voice saying "Wilbur. Phone Home." If the tip of his finger or his belly start to glow, I'm through with this strip for awhile.

(ok, not really)

djangosmom said...

Well, I think that Mary 'the Luddite' and Wilbur should get together. That would leave Jeff free to share his Kindle with Dawn.
Remember "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice?"

djangosmom said...

Well, I think that Mary 'the Luddite' and Wilbur should get together. That would leave Jeff free to share his Kindle with Dawn.
Remember "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice?"

Steven W4922 said...

Yes Dawn, Technology can not take the place of humans...unless of course I am next to a sandwich vending machine...then you can just go to hell, to hell I say.

Bow down to the egg salad.