Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mary Worth 953

At first, I thought Mary was so curious about Tweeting, that she had lept from her seat and was now standing, demanding to know more. Then I thought, but how could she balance on those spindly crisscrossed legs? Then I realized, no she's still sitting. She isn't as excited about Tweeting as I thought.

Today's Full Strip

17 comments:

Wanders said...

I'm so glad that I added Google Ads to my blog. I worried that the ads would be intrusive, but they've been pretty entertaining so far. I'm thrilled that today the phrase "spindly crisscrossed legs" seems to have triggered an ad for a podiatrist.

Not to mention all the ads we've seen this week for drug rehabilitation centers.

Toots McGee said...

Oh Wanders, I thought for sure the second panel would be shown today. This exchange gave me so much joy at 5:30am:

Wilbur: Some people tweet the smallest minutiae.
Mary: Why would people subject anyone to that?

Is this another dig at us, Karen Moy? Is it? Can somebody get Mary some self-awareness? (Also, let her know her ice cream is melting.)

heydave said...

@MaryWorth: Dad's making another sandwich. Whatta dork!

Elaine said...

@MaryWorth: I ask myself the same question every time I logon... some folks are irrepressible! You wise old busybody, you. Hey wait - maybe you could use Twitter for good, not evil!

Elaine said...

ooops - that should have been a #MaryWorth.... oh, that twitter!!

Chester the Dog said...

"What kind of things does one write when tweeting?"

-I like bird seed
-Regurgitate my food for me,Mom
-I am stuck in a bird cage
-Sylvester will never get me

Elaine said...

Wanders, careful observation of the first and second panels seems to indicate that Mary is, indeed standing in the second panel! On those spindly things she calls legs, presumably. Or else not only the vegetation is morphing, but the entire Worthiverse is subject to some strange twisting in the time-space continuum, resulting in odd perspectives.

trixietrudy said...

@Chester: Clever retort. Mary would never get it.

And I don't think Moy has any idea how people really use Twitter. Celebrities--just like Wilbur--use it to suck their fans into feelings of false intimacy, PR geniuses use it to promote their clients' goods and services. We are SO being manipulated. But is that the genius of it?

Vicki said...

Mary, it's kinda' like when you and Toby Cameron used to drink coffee together and gossip (i.e. sharing "the tiniest minutiae") about people, such as B?BJ?
Well... you've neglected Toby so long she and B?BJ? are now tweeting... about YOU! HAHAHA!

Note to self: Do not eat Mary's potato salad or sandwiches with meat any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Could that be our Karen Moy on Twitter? Considering she has two followers, I think it might be.

Maude Findlay said...

Still waiting for something to happen... any day now!

Anonymous said...

I liked Wilbur better when there was a chance he had a love child.

duckduckgoose said...

>I liked Wilbur better when there was a chance he had a love child.<

Me too. Imagine how different that story would have been if Wilbur and Abby had only twittered.

Robert said...

Now that Mary is learning about The Twitter, I can't wait for the kind o story we've all been dying for: Mary becomes addicted to The Twitter and the daily strip directs us to her daily advice via technology. And if we don't follow her advice, The Twitter has ways of knowing.

Anonymous said...

Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet.....Add to the juke box maybe?

Dave in Parma said...

Yes Mary, why do we all subject ourselves to the smallest minutiae you comment upon each day anyway? Oh yeah, its surrealism gives me the best laugh of my day each day.

And if no one else googled "Mary Worth Twitter" like I did upon reading this strip, in an eerie dose of foreshadowing (look at the date on the only post), give this a read:

http://twitter.com/maryworth

Dave in Parma said...

p.s. You know Al Gore invented the Twitter