Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mary Worth 1,109

Clearly, Mary Worth is not a very good listener. But then, who can blame her. I faded out on Gina's story at "Happy was the only way we knew to be."

Today's Full Strip

14 comments:

Liz said...

i really hate this story line. After Wilbur and the internet, and then Drunk Jill, I had high, high hopes.

I now hope that Gina's search leads her to something so awful that Mary is shocked and pulls a chin-napkin.

Elaine said...

Oh Gina, be afraid, be very afraid. Bobby is probably 40 lbs overweight with 3 kids and in a loveless marriage. Wouldn't you rather remember him from your happy-is-the-only-way-we-knew-to-be days?

Maude Findlay said...

See now, Wilbur, Drunk Jill & the internet is EXACTLY what this story needs! Wilbur can find Bobby on Facebook, and Jill can turn out to be his long lost sister or cousin. Please, please, please?

BTW- (That's fancy internet speak, for ''By the way''!) shouldn't Adrian & Scott be expecting, by now? I'll just bet that Adrian has a bitter, unmarried, inferile friend that she's just dying to ask to be the godmother, too!

James in North Dakota said...

I'm still curious how Gina manages to keep her job. As it was pointed out in yesterdays blog, every panel that shows Gina at work has her sitting casually in the booth with Mary, enjoying a cup of joe.

Who else thinks that this week will be dedicated to Gina wrestling with herself (and her ponytail) about whether or not she should find her true love, Bobby Black. Tomorrow, she'll say "Oh, but I can't" and then Wednesday "I should! I should! But how."

Anonymous said...

Don't be afraid, Gina. What are the chances that a sane adult would have gone on with his life and forgotten all about you? Oh, on second thought.....

heydave said...

The only way I can get through this drivel is to imagine Mary's voice while she's actually drinking coffee and talking at the same time.

Amanda Kate said...

I love how Mary is talking while tipping coffee into her mouth. "Is that what blub blub blub, Gina?"

Steven W. said...

I think that Gina's dialog in the second panel should be replaced with "I once caught a fish THIS BIG"

Carlye said...

Hands up, everyone who wants to slap Gina smartly! Line forms to the left!

Anonymous said...

I think Mary should sue Karen Moy to have her name removed from this strip.

Quatschter said...

It's amazing how much the ponytail moves from side to side on Gina's empty head. Even if you look at her straight on, the ponytail is poking out to the side as if to say "Don't forget that I'm here!"

KitKat said...

"DINER: Home of the bottomless cup of coffee!" (And presumably the worst service in town, if the other waitresses are like Gina.)

Shmoopie said...

How many times during lo' these many weeks have I been asking myself, "Where is this bottomless story headed? Financial hardship of a pony-tailed single gal? Dying mothers? Disappearing fathers? (I think we still don't know what happened to Gina's dad) The mob? The fragility of happiness? Never-dying love? 9/11? (for an exhaustive list, please see Punky's excellent contribution from thread 1,108)

Well, here is my guess. All the above possibilities - while awesome - were just thrown in to throw us off, so to speak. The comic strip which educated you about the dangers of the Internet, electronic reading devices, credit card fraud, and shopping addictions (in addition to numerous stories about finding true love) will now teach you a thing or two about the dangers of

C A F F E I N E ! ! !

I mean, how many cups have these two consumed in the last few days? I get dizzy spells just watching them. And, seriously, Mary being quite elderly and imbibing all this diuretic liquid, doesn't she have to, uhm, you know, excuse herself every 20 minutes?

Oh well, among the many things I love about Mary Worth, these departures from the real world entertain me to no end!

HR Human said...

I watched a web series called "The Booth at the End" which was about this older man who would sit at a booth in a diner so that people could bring their problems to him. He'd mysteriously solve their problems by having people bomb places or rob banks. I hope that's where this is going!