Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mary Worth 974

I know how Dawn feels. I can't stay present in anyone's company either! I keep trying to tell them about the current wonderful Mary Worth story, and they just sneer at me and walk away. Fortunately, I have my pictures and briefcase to keep me company late at night.

Today's Full Strip

26 comments:

trixietrudy said...

What father would have a portrait photo taken of himself cupping his grown daughter's chin in his fingertips??? I am finally speechless.

Anonymous said...

That is the creepiest father-daughter picture I've ever seen. Time to call the cops.

Tony said...

It took me awhile to wrap my mind around the expression "stay present in anyone's company." Do people really talk like that?

TeacherPatti said...

Tony--no, no they don't.

Anonymous said...

I see Dawn took the time to change her pajama top during her call for help.

Anonymous said...

Help me fellow MW fans, I'm losing interest. The last 6 - 9 months have been tough for me. I can't seem to maintain focus on, or care about, the story lines. Has this happened to others (I'm a 3.5 year follower of MW)? Thank you.

kathyo said...

@Anonymous 6:04 PM: ...while Cathy had her hair cut and restyled.

Elaine said...

@Anonymous 6:30 PM - no, we're all having trouble staying present for each other. It has something to do with that ultra creepy father-daughter picture, I'm certain.

How many friends can Dawn have? And who's online 24/7 with her? Certainly not Cathy, who's trying to tell her to get a life. For once, I sympathize with Wilbur...if only he weren't a borderline pedophile...

Maude Findlay said...

Meanwhile, Wilbur sits up in bed, humming ''Butterfly Kisses'', also unable to sleep or stay present in anyone's company.

Shmoopie said...

SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT!!!
I believe we're heading for "DIGITAL DETOX!" My paper, The Plain Dealer here in Cleveland (hello, Dave in Parma!), published an article today on a reporter trying to do without her electronic devices for three days by checking into a Chicago hotel that caters to this need! It appears this is actually becoming a niche industry in the world of travel - only Moy and Giella will get EVERY detail wrong, I'm sure. I think I won't be able to sleep waiting for tomorrow's installment of the strip.

Oh, and how creepy is today's portait of Wilbur and Dawn? Must. Not. "Return." Dinner!!!

mrvy said...

At least Dawn isn't crossed eyed anymore. Not quite as haggard either. But can she speak normally? Are extremes like monosyllables and phrases like "stay present in anyone's company" her only options?

Imogene said...

Is Salvador Dali the new illustrator of this strip? Because I clearly remember that photo of Dawn and Wilbur being very different a day or two ago. It was disturbing enough then, but now....ick.

Mary said...

This storyline is so boring/creepy that Adrian & Scott's honeymoon is beginning to sound pretty good.

heydave said...

Is it too late and/or evil to hope for an all consuming house fire?

Elaine said...

That family portrait is a little like 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'...the further apart that Dawn and Wilbur grow, the cozier those two get in the photo. You'll have to excuse me, I really don't want to see what that photo looks like tomorrow.

djangosmom said...

that photo is creepy. This story is boring. I might stop reading.

Is Moy driving everyone away so that she can stop writing this pathetic strip?

because she "can't stay present" in anyone's company?

birdie said...

Elaine, I think you're right. And I don't want to see the next step in the progression either.

Brick said...

Dawn's avatar is probably blonde, and 3:00 AM in California is Happy Hour in Vietnam.

Vicki said...

Wilbur's prolly over in his bed eating crackers and cookies right now.

Dave in Parma said...

it occurred to me that maybe we're missing the real angle. Could this be Moy's attempt to try to reclaim what's left of her readership back from Wanders--kind of like a cat spraying for territory. Moy/Wilbur/Mary tells us the internet is evil, when in fact she just doesn't want us here laughing about the strip.

Well played Karen Moy--well played.

Schmoopie--saw that article and Dawn's issues were the first thing I thought of.

tuffenuf said...

Wanders, I have been out of it, sick for the past 2-1/2 weeks. I spent today scrolling through your updates in order to catch back up and I have to again say how much I love this blog.

Laughter truly is the best medicine, and I got a huge dose of it with my research.

Thanks for the belly laughs.

Chester the Dog said...

Cathy is way too good to be friends with Dawn.

Hey, if it is 3 AM, whats Cathy doing up with her hair and makeup all done up nice? Is she just coming in or...just going out?

Was there a dance at Local U that Dawn decided not to attend, opting to spend time on MySantaRoyaleSpace instead?

trixietrudy said...

More on Digital Detox: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/7821615/Digital-Detox-a-writer-abandoning-technology.html

So Dawn has an E-diction!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Dawn should try morphine, it'll help her sleep.

Wanders said...

@tuffenuf: I feel the same way about the comments section of this blog. Thanks for the complement.

Anonymous said...

Erm. What about Dawn's connection to Cathy? Why do I get the hunch that Cathy is quickly becoming what Sammy Lyons and Woody Hills used to be - her Schmoopie?