Does anyone know who the girl in panel 2 is supposed to be. I don't recognize her at all.
Oh, wait. It's Gina... I couldn't tell with her pony tail hidden behind her head.
Another puzzler for today concerning the Diner patron seated at the counter: Very wide stool or very narrow behind?Today's strip is amazing! Gina's ponytail is amazing! The coffee at Diner is amazing! (There, I've completed the job of completely destroying the effectiveness of the word amazing. In modern usage, its meaning is now "dull and lifeless". I will alert Miriam Webster.)
Is ther anyone else secretly hoping Bobby turns out to be gay? It would make for an interesting storyline. Just imagine the potential for Mary-meddling as she tries to counsel Gina on the pros and cons of being a 'beard'!
Looking at the strip at 6 a.m., it took me some time before I figured out what was in the background in the first panel. It looked like a strange pedestal sink, but the object on top puzzled me until a light bulb in my brain went on. Could that be the derriere of the sleazy guy who once gave Gina his phone number?Mary looks really bored! Could she have finally grown weary of the tiresome Gina, just like all the rest of us? Yes, this IS a comic strip, but anyone who hasn't matured in any way since the age of 14 is hopeless.
I'll tell you what's amazing! That Gina can really LOVE this guy after not having any contact with him for years, and only knowing his childhood self! Of course she has every reason to be proud of him - he's all growed up!
I wouldn't have believed it possible, but a new stratosphere of boredom has been found on top of the unutterably boring existence that is Gina's life already.Amazing.Yes. Be gay, Bobby!
I feel badly for Mary. Very badly. Stuck in that booth for months now. She must have awful sores...
@Toots,You hit the nail on the head. The words "amazing" and "awesome" are so, so overused that they then become merely a bore.A coworker once asked: "Don't if I thought such-and-such was "awesome" and I told the co-worker that I reserved the word "awesome" for something such as a visit here on Earth from The Good Lord himself. Other than that, - I would choose another word.
Please, oh please, let Bobby be gay, or engaged, or a real jerk ("Oh, hi, Gina - my groupies' autograph line forms over there.") -- ANYTHING to enliven this story.
I think Tony@9.52 has really summed up my hopes for this storyline, though AM@8.00a is second.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you bore me all the time,Maybe I'm amazed at the way you tede* me.*tede is a word I just invented. It's a verb form of the word tedium, meaning drive someone to the point of exhaustion with pointless drivel. Karen Moy tedes me on a daily basis.I'll alert Merriam-Webster about that too. I alerted Miriam Webster before, but she turned out to be Mary's neighbor. I feel bad for Miriam because Mary actually goes and recaps all of her daily "on strip" conversations with Miriam "off strip". Miriam is the most polite person ever and doesn't have the nerve to speak up and say what's on her mind which is that Mary hasn't shared anything worthwhile in ages and she's thinking about cancelling teas with Mary and getting cable.
Ditto the hopeful scenarios that Tony @9:52 am listed. Alas, I fear that we are doomed to see the reuniting of Gina and Bobby (awesome!). Here's a scary scenario: Gina and Bobby producing offspring.
Pride is generally reserved for people we have a close relationship with and can relate to their path to success. Gina is proud? Who is she, his mother? No, she is an ex childhood friend who lost contact with him ten years ago. Does Moy have any relationship whatsoever with reality? The only possible saving grace to this story is if Gina is accused of stalking Bobby, is diagnosed with a mental illness and ends up in therapy.
I love the levitating cup. Perhaps that is how Gina serves people while staying seated in her booth.It's a skill worth noting. Bobby will be so proud!
I'm actually hoping that Bobby has no memory of Gina at all, due to being hit in the head with a soccer ball one too many times... not to mention the fact that most people, especially men, don't wax nostalgic over some summer crush from when they were 14 for their whole life.After being crushed by Bobby's ''Gina? Gina who?'', Gina runs out of Santa Royal Memorial Stadium, right into the waiting arms of Dr. Drew... who was actually waiting for the NY Blazes' second best player, Oswaldo Amore, but that's not important right now-Somewhere in the afterlife, Mama Baroni is dealing with her 5 O'Clock shadow, and praying for her little girl to marry a doctor.
Bobby Black, she sings your praisesat your mom jeans, with awe she gazesIt's amazing, so amazing, so amazing, it's amazingThink way back, before the Blazesa girl, black hair, with scrunchy she raisesa girl who the cruel hand of fate moved away-yesIt's amazing, so amazing, so amazing, it's amazingIt's Gina! (or operating under the alias)her mother died, she's dressed as a waitress,Bobby Black, she still sings your praises! It's amazing, so amazing, so amazing, it's amazing
What if Dr. Drew and Bobby got in a fight over Oswaldo Amore's affections? That would be the most amazing-est thing ever.
@Toots: I think we found how Gina keeps up with the hectic pace at Diner--The tiny, square butted people all sit on high stools facing walls and really have no place to eat or drink.@Everyone with the plot twist hope (as do I) that Bobby is gay : Could the fact that he plays on the New york "Blazes" be subtle foreshadowing (at least by MW standards)?
Oh please, Ponytail, hate to break it to you but, unlike your sad sorry ass, Bobby's probably lost his virginity to someone mare mature than you ages ago and if he's thought of you it was only a brief passing "Wonder what happened to that weird ponytail head girl with the mob hit on her, hope she's not dead."Well at least he would've if this was the real world but because this is Mary Worth we're talking about he's probably still reminiscing about the "I love you" chant they did at 14.
Gina yelling from the stands to Bobby on the bench: "I love you, I love you, I love you"New York Blazes roster: "HA HA HA HA HA!"
Amazing that the last guy I waited on ripped both pockets from my uniform shirt, and I didn't even notice?
hey maybe when the game actually happens the bum boat and resterant will be closed and the team stops by diner for there late night meal. i know gina works dayshift but shes so dumb maybe she will swap shifts forgetting the game was that night.
@Anonymous: Maybe they go to the diner and Bobby walks out in a huff, never seeing Gina, because he can't get any service...
Is Gina related to Mark Trail? She seems to scream out every statement she makes. Or is the diner just really noisy since Mary is screaming her words out too.
Wasn't there a honeymoon couple somewhere in all this? They gotta be sore by now.
@heydave, that honeymoon couple was Doctor Adrian (nee Corey) and Officer Scott . (It's been so long, I have completely forgotten Scott's surname.) They left on their close-to-home trip and have never been seen again.
Is there anyone here suffering through this painfully drawn out storyline, that doesn't truly believe, as much as we want to think otherwise, that Bobby and Gina will of course, reunite, across time, space, witness protection programs, a crowded stadium, dated ponytails, deflated balls, their destiny predestined by fate... and determined by Mary? There cannot be any other ending ... unless Quentin Tarantino jumps in here with a "Pulp Fiction" moment. Now that was a diner moment!
I have also been secretly hoping that Bobby turned out to be gay...because that might be interesting. But, of course, it would have to be written by an author with imagination, so maybe not.
Why is Gina wearing a Girl Scout uniform? She's really stuck in this "age 14" thing.
Post a Comment