Friday, July 15, 2011

Mary Worth 1,067

So, Mary's idea was to hold an expensive Event at the fancy Venue, see who comes, and hope that sometime in the nebulous future, they might receive some funding? Fund raising sure sounds fun and easy.

A note to my readers: My son and I head out tomorrow morning for a 50 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail. Speaking of fund raising, if you would like to sponsor our hike in memory of our young friend Brian Taylor who died from terminal mental illness last year, please send donations to:

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
c/o Marian Taylor
325 Westfield Circle
Alpine, UT 84004

It should be a great hike, and the kind of hike Brian loved. I'll be back in a week. Hopefully, I won't miss the Event at the Venue.

Today's Full Strip

32 comments:

Punky said...

Not only is Jeff breaking into song, but he's breaking into Phil Collins! Which should immediately go onto the jukebox:

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I've been waiting for this moment, all my life, Oh Lord

Also, what's with Mary's hand in the second panel? Looks more like a flipper....

Have a great trip, Wanders!

Gina said...

Yes, have a great trip, and bless you for doing that.

And at the rate "Mary Worth" tends to proceed, when you get back, they should still be on their way into the Venue. No worries.

heydave said...

Enjoy hiking the trail, although I think you mean to just... hike the trail. Seriously, take care and have agood hike!

the venue is at a show house for prefab crap down near the highway? Really?

Dave in Parma said...

Based on the look on her face, it's not promise that Dr. Jeff feels in the air. I think Mary slipped one out.

Dave in Parma said...

I really really reall hope that this isn't leading to Dr. Jeff offering his third? fourth? veiled marriage proposal to Mary.....

And Wanders--have a good hike; it sounds like a good cause.

tuffenuf said...

Wanders,
Thanks for posting the link to Brian's memorial site. You are truly a good friend, indeed.

Very moving tribute. As a parent of kids just a little older than he was, those shots of his family growing and growing up were very touching.

Have a wonderful hike and keep Brian's spirit alive and with all of you.

Best,
Gina

phoebes in santa fe said...

Why are they holding this big "do" in a rest stop building along I-5?

And maybe Dr Jeff thinks he'll finally "get lucky" with Mary tonight. I don't really think so, though...

Have fun on your hike, Wanders. It's a great bonding experience with your boy and the cause is very good. Hug your boy everyday.

Oh, and should we just keep posting during the week on this site, in case there's anything to post about?

Chester the Dog said...

I see only straight couples were invited to the EVENT at the VENUE.

Elaine said...

Have a great hike - what a wonderful thing to do!!

@Punky - my thoughts exactly! I was thinking that Mary maybe had her elbow amputated.

Dave in Parma said...

@phoebes: Dr. Jeff "getting lucky" tonight would be Mary getting swept off her feet and far far away by some other attendee at the venue.

Peggy Olson said...

Wanders, we will miss your Daily Inspirational Message this week, but rest assured. Mary and Jeff will still be walking toward the Venue's front door when you return!

Have a wonderful hike with your son. Thank you for sharing Brian's story.

Vicki said...

Have a great hike, Wanders. What a neat thing you and your son are doing!

There are a lot of ladies muttering under their breath... "I dressed up for THIS!!??"... as they enter the Venue! They thought their husbands were taking them somewhere "fancy", not the fellowship hall at the Possum Lodge!! And wait til the ladies discover the hors d'ouvres are just dried beef and cream cheese roll-ups, plus fritos chips and some canned pop!

Punky said...

@Elaine - I fear it may be insensitive to say, but when I saw the strip this morning my first thought was "Thalidomide."

Elaine said...

@Punky - I'll decide if that's insensitive when I can stop laughing...

I know I swore off repeating my verification words, but right now mine is limfuleb, which feels strangely reminiscent of a misshapen limb.

Gina said...

7/16: "Which leads me to my next question: Will you please drive me to the chiropractor? All this strenuous slow dancing made my back go out, which is why I suddenly look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame."

heydave said...

How clever: the father of the pursued doctor now becomes the pursuer himself! And Mary Worth IS the most dangerous game!

kathyo said...

They're dancing already? Did they eat dinner? Did Jeff get up and present a Powerpoint update about the Peace Village clinic? Did he recognize the "influential benefactors?" Did he encourage everyone to give generously?

I think his "next question" is to ask Mary for a large donation.

Punky said...

Jeff asking Mary to marry him has become one of those interstitial "humorous bits" between major plotlines, kind of like how the Simpsons started, between scenes in the Tracey Ullman Show. (Please forgive the use of the word "major" - perhaps simply "longer" would be more accurate.)

heydave said...

I think you need to use double special bold quotes around {"humorous"} when referring to MW stories.

James in North Dakota said...

Dave in Parma: Bless your heart! You made my weekend! :-)

Maude Findlay said...

Didn't Mary shoot Jeff's marriage proposal down a few months ago? Does he really think that a couple more months of tea and idle chit-chat has changed her mind? Or, maybe he'll propose something different- Maybe he'll ask Mary to accompany him to Vietnam for a trip to Peace Village, and we'll all be treated to a rare glimpse of Mary Worth in an exotic locale, meddling into some poor unsuspecting Vietnamese person's life, for a change!

trixietrudy said...

Wanders, I hope you have a wonderful and special hike with your son. I have two nephews with severe mental illness, so watching Brian's video was heartbreaking for me.

I hate Phil Collins, but Punky is probably right. I hope Jeff has his sights set on Broadway...maybe a nice revival of Oklahoma!

kathyo said...

Supposedly, Jeff spent some time arranging a major fundraising dinner, to be attended by "influential benefactors." However, he hasn't spoken to a single person all evening except his girlfriend, and now he's getting all carried away by the music and dancing. Hey, Jeff, remember Peace Village?

I think they walked into the wrong party.

Shmoopie said...

JILL SIGHTING! JILL SIGHTING! Look at Sunday's first panel (after the throw-away ones). Over to the left is a blond person in a purple dress. Granted, that's pretty much standard dress code in SR and she did have her haircut updated (or rather downdated), but look how she glares at Mary. Her thoughts probably run along the lines of, "Whoa! That Mary Worth looks like she's trying to marry up and out of her social class. Well, not on my watch, lady!" And so begins the new {"story"}. (Thanks for the awesome new quotation marks, heydave! I think they should be mandatory in this strip for anything that is funny, insightful, interesting, lovely, soulful, etc. in the outside world!)

Vicki said...

Oh sheesh, Mary will NEVER agree to marry Jeff; why does he even ask? I think he must have sold his sailboat by now, and it's been ages since he's taken Mary to the Bum Boat for her favorite shrimp scampi dish.
Plus his grown son still lives with him!!
Face it, Jeff, she's just not that into you, man. Might as well get a big "L" tattooed on your forehead!

P.S. hmmm....I wonder what the story is with that couple arriving so LATE to the fund raiser!

Anonymous said...

Why does Mary have the exclamation point of surprise over her head? Mary's been down this proposal road of Jeff's before.

For the record...love among the denizens of Santa Royale is really creepy.

birdie said...

Maybe she'll say yes this time. After all, it's a really classy party that should set just the right mood- they even have balloons :) How can she refuse him in a room with balloons?

Robert said...

Wanders, enjoy the hike! As for the story here at Mary Worth, I hope Mary throws caution to the wind and decides Jennifer Black is the kind of person one would want to take along for bridal shopping!

Dave in Parma said...

James in ND: I've never been more disappointed at being correct.......

And by the way, by "?", I believe Mary means "are you kidding me?! Didn't you get it the first 3(4?) times?! I'm going to need to recommend the sales program at the University for you Dr. Jeff!"

Chester the Dog said...

"Marry me?" Here come six months of my life wasted. I bet Wanders on the trail in Utah feels a twinge of pain as well...

There used to be a strip called MUTT AND JEFF, Is MW being renamed MARY AND JEFF?

Maude Findlay said...

I feel a ''Jeff, let me tell you a story...'' coming on.

Peggy Olson said...

It would be great if Mary gave a realistic answer to Jeff's question.
"If I marry you, I'll lose my Social Security benefits." OR
"If I marry, they'll kick me out of my lovely assisted living apartment at Charterstone." OR
"I have no intention of cleaning your house and baking your pot pie dinners non-stop for the rest of my life." OR
"Your glowing electronic devices scare me."

Oh Wanders, how will we endure this long marriage discussion without you?