Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mary Worth 1,069

I don't know if it's the music, the wine, or the smell of the local waste transfer station from the veranda, but I think Mary is starting to break down! We may hear wedding bells by 2027.

Today's Full Strip

25 comments:

heydave said...

I find this entire {"plot"} unsettling. I am unsettled.

My breakfast is not settling well at all.

I am far from gruntled.

Anonymous said...

"why change things when I can string you along a little more...thus I can remain free to meddle in other peoples lives and not make a commitment in mine"

kathyo said...

Love is not for Mary.

birdie said...

She's probably been talking to Jill.

"Say yes and we'll light up the sky"? Oh my!

Steve_J_23 said...

This "proposal" is just the bridge from one dull plotline to another. Mary will *never* marry another man, she is already married to her meddling!

Dave in Parma said...

Mary Worth: the anti-Liza

Elaine said...

Maybe she's afraid that Jill will start to meddle in HER affairs. It would be a welcome break.

jmernl said...

Here are the "thought bubbles" that were inadvertently deleted from today's strip.

Jeff--"I chose The Venue because it has a spacious interior with the smallest possible balcony. I'm not letting you back inside, Mary, until you say yes..."

Mary--"I think I'll string him along for a few more decades until I finally crush his spirit like that beetle that I just smashed with my right shoe..."

Syndi said...

It seems to me that someone needs to intervene in Mary's life.

Paul Pennington said...

If Mary refuses Dr. Jeff's proposal this time, I will personally suggest to him that he pursue Berna in the Rex Morgan comic who recently won a substantial sum in a lottery OR Emma in the Judge Parker strip who the Judge saved from jumping from a building. However, I will also highly recommend that he drop that stupid Peace Village project and that he keep that dopey son Drew away. No one wants a kid like that for a son in law. Berna and Emma are probably too high class to read Mary Worth anyway, and so may be unaware of what a goof-ball Drew is.

heydave said...

Um... do we think/believe/know/fear if these two are actually intimate?

"Be even happier?" Doesn't that just mean swapping e-books for our respective book reading thingies?

Maude Findlay said...

I think Miss Nancy Sinatra said it best- my humble suggestion for the jukebox, ''Bang Bang''-

http://youtu.be/T5Xl0Qry-hA

Elaine said...

Mary looks like she's about to lose her dinner over the balcony. Is Jeff really that repulsive to her?

trixietrudy said...

Kathyo has said it all. The end.

Anonymous said...

Jeff needs to remind Mary that her biological clock has only so many ticks left.

Karen with a K said...

Mark my words, folks, we need to start a Dr. Jeff Death Watch. It seems silly to have him propose to Mary every six to eight months, so I think she'll say yes at some point but then he will die in a very dramatic fashion. Fortunately LiZa is no longer in nursing so it won't be due to her negligence.

Dave in Parma said...

Who knew Mary was unsettled by change. Didn't see that with the 6 month "technology is bad" rant.

Isn't 'enjoying what we have a little longer' marriage? is Mary cryptically accepting, and poor Dr. Jeff keeps missing it?

Who sees Dr. Jeff going back into the venue, announcing to the 'crowd' that he's returning to Vietnam to work at the 'Peace Village'?

Vicki said...

Are they still at the Venue? Jeff seems to be ignoring his "generous benefactors". Those checks aren't going to write themselves, mister! Get out there and mingle and shmooze a bit!

...or...maybe this whole marriage-proposal-at-the-Venue thing is part of his fundraising shtick! Get the guests all liquored up and jovial, then spring this happy announcement on them that "Mary has agreed to be my blushing bride, blah, blah, blah...I'm the happiest man in Santa Royale, blah, blah, blah. He's hoping the guests will be all celebratory and reach for their wallets. Very clever.

Maude Findlay said...

@ Anonymous, 11:38 AM- LOL! I fear that clock stopped ticking sometime during the Eisenhower administration.

Anonymous said...

I see that most of Mary's nose has now joined Jeff's buttons in another dimension.

Another sales opportunity for Nasa at Venue! I wonder if she'll be employed by Sales Company? Then her meals at Diner and Restaurant could be business expenses.

--Beagle Vet

WV: "gralsp", as in "Will NASA's gralsping personality change now that she has a more fulfilling career to occupy herself?"

meg said...

A divorce lawyer was surprised to see an elderly couple (late 90's)in his office, planning to divorce after more than 70 years of marriage. "Why", he asked,"did you wait for so many years?"
"We were waiting for the children to die."

So, maybe that's what Mary is waiting for.

Amanda Kate said...

Dump her, Jeff! She doesn't deserve you! Seriously, wouldn't Mary Worth be twice as interesting if Jeff dumped her? Now that would be a compelling storyline. Better than Mary rejecting something new and different for the ten billionth time.

Dave in Parma said...

@Vicki--you may be on to something with the announcement, but on a different angle:

Jeff should go back in and announce (a'la Lizzzzza) that Mary accepted whether she did or not.

James in North Dakota said...

Amanda Kate, I agree! I found Mary to be quite interesting when she was going goo-goo over that guy....urgh, I can't remember his name, but he was the one that was fighting with his brother at their mother's deathbed. She was acting coy and sometimes surly with Our Dr. Jeff, forgoing all those luscious dinners at the Bum Boat!

jennahrationex said...

Only a soaring Air Supply song can logically follow the words, "Say yes and we'll light up the sky!" Mary's response to this bombast is also expressed in the stink-eye she seems to be shooting Dr. Jeff in the second panel.

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