Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mary Worth 958

By expressing an interest in what younger people are drawn to, no doubt Mary Worth hopes to draw younger people to her. And no doubt, Karen Moy hopes to draw younger people to her strip. But with characters like Wilbur Weston continuing to push the boundaries of creepiness, I would advise younger people to steer clear. Older people too.

Today's Full Strip

27 comments:

Mary said...

Is it me, or is Wilbur starting to look like that guy's father? You know, that guy, who went on that one date, but he couldn't love because his father spent all that time looking for Richie's killer. Seriously, I can't remember either character's name, and I wish I could forget the story.

But I know one thing -- Wilbur sure as heck doesn't look like Kurt Evans' father.

tuffenuf said...

I was also noticing Wilbur's travel down ugly road. He is no looker, for sure, but in the past 10 panels or so, he looks like he has taken subsequent beatings from the ugly stick!

heydave said...

Wilbur is now illustrated as being one step away from actually waving around the knife he's so obviously hiding.

birdie said...

Wanders, you know we would all steer clear if we could. But it is too late. We are inexplicably drawn to these characters, who are inexplicably drawn.

Our only hope is that Moy will bore herself to the point where she just can't make herself do this every day. Of course, then the series would probably go into reruns like "Peanuts" and "For Better or for Worse".

Elaine said...

Wilbur is getting uglier, Mary is getting chunkier - that travel down Ugly Road is doing neither of them any favors. I can't wait to see what Dawn looks like when she gets back home.

phoebes in santa fe said...
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phoebes in santa fe said...

Does Mary have a computer? Or is Wilbur starting at the beginning - explaining how the "tubes" work and what email is, and how to "surf the web", and even, how to "cut and paste"?

This story is getting so boring. Are we to sit through three months of "computer tutorial"?

Anonymous said...

What happened to the amoebas (amoebae?) on Wilbur's shirt?

Elaine said...

Anonymous - the amoebae jumped ship when they saw how boring this was going to be

Anonymous said...

Wilbur is disturbed that Dawn was addicted to social networks. Now he seems downright giddy at the prospect of Mary getting hooked. Does anyting Moy writes ever make sense?

Chester the Dog said...

Mary mush have been a real bundle of nerves when she got her first push button phone.

Maude Findlay said...

Wilbur is looking more and more sinister with each panel. It reminds me of Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde.

TeacherPatti said...

It occurs to me who Wilbur looks like now...we had this creepy teacher in junior high who taught choir and journalism. We had to take some sort of music and I liked journalism so I had him two hours every day. He couldn't get more than two words out without hacking his lungs out and then he'd pop a throat disk like it was a piece of candy, suck on it and repeat the whole miserable cycle all over again. Then whenever he had a chance, he'd run to his little back room and smoke (it was the mid-80s so there was still smoking in schools). He'd finish his smoke, come out, hack, suck on the Sucrets, rinse, repeat.
Anyway, that's who Wilbur looks like.

meg said...

Here's a link to an amusing article from the Palm Beach Post:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/accent/content/accent/epaper/2006/08/17/a1e_maryworth1_0817.html
Apparently "Machiavellian puppet master" Mary had a stalker a few years ago- his name was Aldo Kelrast(!) and he looked like Captain Kangaroo. Must have been during the decades when I was not following Mary.

trixietrudy said...

I recently watched "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" for the zillionth time, and I think I spotted Moy on a gurney, being wheeled into the "treatment room." That explains a lot.

Scurvy Rickets said...

After being spurned by Dawn, a now-deranged Wilbur made it his life's pursuit to befriend everyone else on the Internet and turn them against his twit(ter) of a daughter. Having "The Meddler" on board for his villainy is a key component in the plan.

Vicki said...

I have a feeling Wilbur is going to stumble into and reveal some of the um... "social networks" he affiliates with, while showing Mary the ropes of this here Internet thing. This could get as downrigth embarrassing as Charley's video collection!

tuffenuf said...

Meg,
Wanders keeps files of characters down the right side of the main MW&Me page. It is a hoot to catch up with all of the characters.

You are not the only one who isn't a lifelong follower.

Anonymous said...

Who wants to be in a social network with Mary?? I DO, I DO!!

Syndi said...

I think the amoebe disappeared because Giella realized they were just too much trouble to draw for the length of time this boring story is sure to drag on....

Dave in Parma said...

Unfortunately after the upcoming two weeks of Wilbur's computer demonstration, we will be subjected to several weeks of Mary compiling a list of all the pros and cons of joining a social network. Should she settle that drama, excuse me--"major life decision"-- in the "pro" column, we'll be subjected to several more weeks of choosing which 'social network' to join.

And given that Mary owns neither a computer nor a wi-fi enabled Kindle/portable reading device (and Dr. Jeff sure as shingles isn't going to share at this point), she'll be forced to get on her adult tricycle (with her notes in the flowered basket hanging from the handle-bars) and wheel on down to the local public library for some public access computer use.

Ugh.

Amanda Kate said...

Why does Wilbur look so evil today? Is this social networking thing a farce to get Mary into his house so he can force her to use a kindle? Oh wait, that's Jeff.

Anonymous said...

Mary is going to wish she went with the Kindle rather than Twitter.

Elaine said...

Okay - who started @Wilbur_Weston??? Those tweets are just as boring as I imagined they'd be...

Imogene said...

Wanders, a good reason to warn old people away from"Mary Worth" is the probability they will not still be alive when a storyline finally ends. Kind of like why 98-year olds don't buy green bananas.

Gina said...

My word, Mary is brave. If The Picture of Dorian Grey were offering to teach me about Twitter, I'd run like crazy.

Carlye said...

I've been sort of busy in the past couple of weeks, and haven't really been keeping up with Mary Worth. It's nice to see that I haven't missed anything...