Can I just say how much I enjoy the Charterstone Jukebox? There isn't any shame in that. Love the Gina song. I listen at work. It gets me through my day.
Gina sure is classy - "my cross to bear"? How about, "Mom, I love you, don't worry about it"? or "you took care of me, let me take care of you"? I can't wait for this Gina storyline to end.
I'd love it if the next comic showed mom snapping, "Wrong answer, moron. The correct answer is, 'It's okay, Mama, I only did what anyone would have done!'"
Agree with Karen with a K and, uh, Gina. I'm sure her mother, near death, was comforted by being told she had been a burden.
Maybe this week will consist of Gina Pulling the sheet over her Mom's head and The in next panel, her Mom pulling it back down.Gina: "Cruel Fate has dealt my beared cross a rolling stone which gathers no moss. Red sails at night, sailor's delight...good bye mom...(s0b)"Mom: "I'm not quite dead yet"Next week on Mary Worth: Dad dies and Mary orders pie
@Steven WYou are cracking me up! I love it!I had to click on the full panel link because I was intrigued by the panel that Wanders had included where Gina has a conversation with a dead, truncated head and shoulders. That was really creepy!Actually, when I got to the entire panel, it wasn't much better."My cross to bear"? Really? Who would say that to their dying mother? The caption writing for these panels is worse than terrible! Thank goodness for Wanders!
Mother Baroni lacked the strength to add, "Why, you haven't even had time to explore other hairstyles."I can' imagine why Gina has had the worst luck with dating. She has such an effervescent, sunny personality.
Oops, I meant to type "can't imagine" in my previous post. The glacial pace of this dreary storyline is taking its toll on me.
Mama Barone, poor thing, she got sick before the could tell Gina the secret to her famous spaghetti sauce. I wonder if they serve her sauce in DINER?
Oh, how Citizen Kane of you, Wanders! I wonder if Gina's mom had a sled, too. But was she truly happy in her childhood?
I agree with all of you who perceptively pointed out how tacky it is to tell a dying mother that she's a "cross to bear". I sure hope that when I'm on MY deathbed that I don't die while listening to my two sons argue over who had the heavier cross to bear in caring for me.This strip has fallen so below Moy's normal lows that I'm finding it's almost enjoyable.
I'm channeling Monty Python!Bring out your dead!Here's one...But I'm not dead yet!Oh, shut up. No, really he isn't well at all.But I'm getting better!Oh, shut up!
Gina's mother bears a striking resemblance to Sylvester Stallone.
I am convinced that Moy was not born to the english language and simply does not understand the vernacular. She thinks bearing one's cross shows character. Unfortunately, her editor gave up long ago.
Well there it is, a dramatic moment from a dying mother's bedside. Although this scene is a bit more narcissistic than I had imagined, it's still nice to be out of the diner.If only this story's mob-related victim would have also apologized to Gina while gasping for his last breath: "I never wanted this for you, Gina, but I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. That's my life, I don't apologize for that. But I never wanted this for you, Gina, you and Bobby."word verification: "bedilli" must be Italian for "bed".
Gina has more than made up for bearing that cross with the joy she obviously has in nursing her grievances and feeling sorry for herself. What a joy to be around!I hope for Bobby's sake that she never finds him.
Remember how when this so-called 'story' started, we all believed/hoped that Gina was about to con Mary? I'm still hoping for that resolution. She's married to Bobby, and they dreamed this all up together.
Nice @ Maude! I thought she looked manly, but couldn't quite place it. Maybe she's really Gina's Dad in his Witness Protection disguise--we haven't heard from him in awhile after all.And KitKat, I could hear Mother Baroni saying "Do something with your hair dear, or there will be no one sitting at your bedside bearing a cross as you slowly die."
I've survived other truly boring Mary Worth stories, but this one is really putting me to sleep.
Thanks for pointing out the jukebox today, Drak. Love the Gina song for this story.
Looks like Gina stole her mother's curtains to put up in Diner. Or maybe it was that plant sneaking up outside the window.--Beagle Vet
''Mother Baroni'' sounds like a brand of frozen Italian food.''No time to cook tonight? Get some of Mother Baroni's Manicotti & Meatballs & just mangia! Look for it in your grocer's freezer, next to new & improved Kelk, now with more Kelkiness!''
Wherever Bobby may be, he has no idea of how lucky he is.
My verification word is termin. Not sure if it refers to Mama Baroni or this soul-killing plot.
Mama Baroni left a note on the door, she said sonny move out to the country...
Great comments gang. A lot more laughs in them than in the so-called "comics."
i just cant believe why no one has mentiond it looks like gina has her hand under mamas shirt . gina 14 when theyleft no 14 year old girl wears a yellow shirt all summer
Well. "You are my cross to bear, Mama" confirms a suspicion I've had for a while now: "Karen Moy" is a pseudonym (like "Carolyn Keene" was for the Nancy Drew books' authors) and the script in Mary Worth is being written by Third World slave laborers, toiling in underground caves with WhateverLanguage-to-English Dictionaries at their elbows, as well as reference books of meaningless aphorisms, adages, and idioms.And, what exactly is Gina's arm doing under her mother's sheet?
this story is making me mental!
Mama Baroni seems to be lying with her head at the head of the bed in the first panel, but with her head at the foot of the bed in the second panel. Gina, however, has moved from between the windows and the bed to the opposite side of the bed between Mama Baroni's first and second sentences.What really puzzles me, though, is the scalloped right edge of the first panel and the scalloped left edge of the right panel. Does this signify that this whole scene is a dream?
It looks like Gina is operating on her mother. She's got her hand right inside her.
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