I admire the minute-to-minute detail Moy provides in her storylines. Most comics would skip the mundane details, like Mary's putting away her groceries, and lunge directly to Wilbur's Twitter demonstration. But, in real life, don't we all have to put away the groceries first, before the excitement starts? Even better, tomorrow (Sunday), we'll get to review Wilbur's and Mary's conversation up to this point.
Does the word "food" and the phrase "put away" actually register with Wilbur?. Wouldn't he normally have taken the food from her and put it away in his pie hole? He's awfully anxious to get Mary back to his Twitter lair.
HA HA! Mary thinks Wilbur is going to explain what those birds are saying to her.
Why do I get the sinking feeling that Mary will be going home to something awful, like salmon squares that have been left out too long, and won't make it to the Weston residence for the Twitter demo?
Joolz has a point. Perhaps something sinister will happen while Mary puts away her groceries, and she never will learn about Twitter.
Doesn't anyone else see what is happening here? Wilbur wants her to come over for a "Twitter demonstration". And by "twitter", he means his junk. Then Mary will have to decide between him & the other guy she dates (Adrian's dad) and that will be another 87 week long story arc.
Circa 1933:Mary Worth (MW) and a King Features Syndicate representative (KFS) take a meeting.MW: Thank you for meeting with me today, Mr. KFS. Golly, do I have an exciting comic strip idea for you today!KFS: I'm listening. What's it about?MW: It's about (dramatic pause) NOTHING!KFS: Nothing?MW: Yup. Nothing. KFS: Well, I don't know....MW: Let me explain. For example, what did you do today?KFS: Well, I got up, drove to work, then this homeless guy in an amoeba shirt started harassing me about birds or something.MW: THERE'S YOUR FIRST STORY!!!KFS: You think?MW: Oh, I KNOW. People will be hooked from day one!
I bet Wilbur this really creepy, intense look on his face when he peers into the lives of others.Mary will see this, begin to slide into the glare herself, then realize, with a shuddering shock, that her whole life is one, big, tweet of intrusion!
Uh oh, panel two shows two birds flying together in the sky! That's usually Moy's awkwardly "subtle" way of foreshadowing Love. And here it is almost Valentines Day. "Mary and Wilbur, sittin' in a tree... T-W-E-E-T-I-N-G, First comes love, then comes marriage, then Dawn moves out"...or something like that.
"Jeff, I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but we are so OVER. I've seen Wilbur's twitter now, and, frankly, my dear, it's better than your kindle. You may wear the orange suit of distinction, and Wilbur may have a comb-over, but I have fallen for his sweet twitter--and you can't stop me. Goodbye, Jeff."
True confession: When Wilbur first invited Mary over, I wondered, "Will she go home and put away the groceries, or will she carry to bag to Wilbur's?" Yes, it's the dumbest detail of the world's most boring story ... and I was curious about it.Damn you, Moy! What have you done to me?
Wilbur and Mary are'twitterpated'!
"Some people tweet the smallest minutiae!" says Wilbur. Kind of like what Moy does when she tells us that Mary is about to put away her groceries. As Mary responded to Wilbur, "Why would people subject anyone to THAT?" I would love to know if Moy is intentionally mocking herself by writing in the style of a mindless tweet. If so, there is a perverse cleverness to it. More likely, however, is that she's just mind numbingly clueless. What a subject for a masters dissertaton.
Does Mary look suddenly younger in the second panel to anyone else? Being twitterpated is already having a positive effect!
I wonder if Dawn will tweet that Wilbur brought home Mary to show her Twitter?
run mary run wilber is gonna ansewer the door in a speedo that kurt left behind.
I love how Mary has her arms wrapped protectively around her grocery bag today. "Must. Keep. Wilbur. Away. From. My. Food."
joolz, it looks like you called it. Mary is going to fall off her stool while putting away her groceries, thus preventing her from going to Wilbur's. She will break her leg and then be bound to explore Kindle and twitter. yikes.
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