Monday, March 14, 2011

Mary Worth 980

Because Dawn's addiction is so deep, she isn't quite ready to admit that frolicking and flying kites with Wilbur is actually better than endlessly staring at her texting machine. But kite flying is one of the best cures for online addiction out there. Just like buying someone a honeymoon in Bora Bora cures alcoholism, and a good house cleaning with Mary Worth solves a shopping compulsion.

Today's Full Strip

30 comments:

Steven W4922 said...

Kite flying has also helped Wilbur with his addiction. He hasn't stuffed anything in his mouth for 4 or 5 days.

We can only hope there isn't a Hotdog stand with free wi-fi on the way out of the park or they'll both be back around the bend.

Where the heck is Mary.....or anyone else, this park is pretty mch uninhabited.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad they didn't drive to Afghanistan to fly their kites, because they clearly haven't treated their kite strings properly for a good day of flying and running kites. They sure wouldn't be handling the spools that way if they were chock-a-block full of glass shards. (thanks, Mr. Hosseini, for The Kite Runner!

--wheelhead

sticedn

Elaine said...

This little outing has to conclude with a meal somewhere, preferably the Bum Boat. Where they will inevitably bump into Mary, who much provide some much-needed and long overdue meddling insight. This story is so boring that I'm falling asleep while I'm typing this.

Vicki said...

Not a fan of Santa Royale's "Open Dusk to Dawn" Meadows Park!! The place looks way too creepy and desolate. And it wouldn't surprise me if Richie's killer lives out there in a tent and smokes crack all day. It's just a matter of time...

heydave said...

I apologize for whatever I must have done to be punished with this "plot."

trixietrudy said...

Wow, there are way fewer posts today (and yesterday) than usual. Either the time change has messed everyone up, or most of our "usuals" are sleeping this story off.

trixietrudy said...

Almost forgot ... one more for the jukebox.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g89NxTTycxc

Anonymous said...

Of all the possible addictions to choose from, Moy choses addiction to the internet. Her choice of therapy is kite flying. I sincerely fear for Moy's mental health. There is a serious disconnect going on here. Do you suppose Moy has an editor? Isn't there someone who can intervene and get Moy some help? Doesn't Joe Giella recognize that there is a problem? Someone please help!!!!

Wanders said...

Dear Trixie Trudy,

Thank you very kindly for suggesting the Oscar winning song "Let's Go Fly a Kite," composed by Richard and Robert Sherman for the Oscar winning motion picture Mary Poppins. This song does not meet the standards of the Charterstone Jukebox in anyway whatsoever.

Kindest regards,

The Condo Board

Imogene said...

Now, it's been a few years since I myself last flew a kite so maybe I'm not up on the latest techniques, but why does Wilbur hold his kite string exactly the same way he holds a fishing line? I have a feeling that if the camera moved back, we would see that he and Dawn are wearing identical white shoes.

Chester the Dog said...

Dear Trixie Trudy, Chester is sleeping this story off. That is unless Jill comes barreling by in her car, tossing free vacation coupons out of her window...

In all honesty, I am preoccupied by the Japan tragedy. I never realized how fragile we are as people and how powerful nature can be. Really kicks you right in the gut.

Scipio said...

It's actually a ingeniously metaphorical social satire by Moy to cure internet addiction with kite flying, since Dawn, of course, remains...

on line
being jerked around and
accomplishing nothing.

No wonder she's enjoying it so much. "You can escape the monstrous Internet... but not your own flaws that made you love it."

Robert said...

I hope tomorrow they search the grass for four leaf clovers, and then pick dandelions on Friday and blow the fuzzy seeds into the gentle wind, amid much laughter.

Maude Findlay said...

This story is so boring. I wish Drunk Jill would come stumbling out of the bushes, screaming obscenities about how kite flying is nothing but a scam.

Elaine said...

@Maude Findlay, not only is it boring, but it gets creepier by the day. Wilbur worried about "...us. We're good now...right?" What the heck is that supposed to mean? Eeek!

Punky said...

It takes a pretty dull storyline to quiet this crowd, but Moy has done it. Even Wanders is busying himself around the house rather than face another day of this. Steven W: I think Giella heard you, because two tiny people made it into one of today's panels (maybe they are riding tiny horses).

We went right from the wedding to Kindles to this, so Moy must be hatching her next plot for us even as we speak. At this point, I'd even prefer to be in the honeymoon suite.

Anonymous said...

Punky:
Good catch on the two tiny people!

Anonymous said...

I'm so encouraged by today's MW - I've been having problems communicating with my teen. It's great to find out that all I have to do is take my teen kite-flying and we'll be good. If I'd known it was that easy, I'd have invested $3 in a kite a long time ago.

Punky said...

Anonymous - wait till your teen is 27 (Dawn's age), and THEN go kite-flying. Apparently that's the optimal age to cure Internet addiction via this method.

Why do I get the creepy feeling that this whole story was leading up to this hug as the big payoff?

Maude Findlay said...

So, I assume that Dawn isn't going to check her email when she gets home? Is this story over, so quickly? Is it tied to Jeff's Kindle, or is that over, too? What was the point of this story, again?

Anonymous said...

Interweb BAD!!!! Father and daughter bonding GOOD!!!!

Vicki said...

Now I'm worried about Wilbur, as he hasn't had a bite to eat in so long! I hope they can stop at a Piggly Wiggly on the way home and pick up a loaf of wonderbread and some ham salad.

Vicki said...

Now I'm getting worried about Wilbur, as he hasn't had a bite to eat in so long! I hope they can stop at a Piggly Wiggly on the way home and pick up a loaf of wonderbread and some ham salad. He must be getting famished!

duckduckgoose said...

The point of this story seems to be the point of all of Moy's stories: that the stumbling blocks of life, all misery and all sin, all obsessions like shopping (Bonnie) or webbing (Dawn), fear of love (Dr. Mike), fear of commitment (Delilah, Adrian and Kurt), even Jill's destructive reaction to the promise of love, ALL of these things are the result of loneliness, abandonment or some combination of the two.

With the luddite introduction, I was excited that this story might be different. But it isn't.

Dave in Parma said...

Had to laugh while listening to Bloomberg News on Sirius Satellite Radio on my way home from work last night: "Up next: are ubiquitous devices like the i-pad 2 causing disruptions in people's personal life and ability to relate to others?"

I've heard multiple Democrats or Republicans spouting their same daily talking points in a given day, but now we apparently have a cgroup of people following mary Worth talking points.

TeacherPatti said...

I think I've just solved all of my problems. You see, I live in Michigan and am a teacher in our largest, poorest district. Awful legislation was just passed in our state government and I am probably going to lose my union, my benefits/pay and host of other things. But I'm going to drive up to Lansing and take our legislators kite flying. They will immediately see the error of their ways and start paying teachers along the lines of, well, state legislators. And the next time a kid comes into school in sandals in December and hasn't been fed and hasn't seen his dad ever and his mom is on boyfriend #3 this week--why, I'ma take him kite flying!!!
Thanks Mary Worth. You have cured my ills.

Charley said...

Wait, what? "Now that I see how much you care?" Does Moy even REMEMBER that when this "story" started it was about Twitter? I will be sleeping the rest off.

heydave said...

You people made me go look up the latest "episodes" in this "story."

Now I am weeping blood.

Happy?

Brick said...

Teacher Patti, It sounds like you could use a pool party in Santa Royale, where problems are as dimensional as the landscape and answers are found in platitudes.

Good luck with the legislators...so you're planning to tell them to go fly a kite? Is that what you said? :)

Anonymous said...

Dawn must have monkey arms to be able to reach all the way around a big feller like Wilbur.