Uh oh, someone's been into the tainted Metamucil!Soooooo moody.Soooooooooooo dumb.
The silhouette effect is positively creepy. And, it sort of looks like Mary is wearing a clerical collar, for Pete's sake. With her endless pontificating, perhaps Mary has finally founded her own denomination, with the spellbound Gina as her first recruit.At the glacial pace at which this plot is unfolding, it may be Halloween before we get to the big game at ARENA.
Yes, Gina can finally "live her life fully" after her meeting with Bobby. And maybe this strip can go back to its usual mildly irritating state, because this storyline has dialed the stupidity to 11.
Karen@9.16a - it might be dialed higher.
I wouldn't mind a stupid/vapid plotline, if only it would trot along, if only something would HAPPEN. That's the biggest agony of Mary Worth - not what happens, but what DOESN'T happen. It seems cruel and unusual punishment, to make us wait and wait and wait for a conclusion that won't even be satisfying.
Maybe Karen Moy went on vacation and handed the reins to Joe Giella. "Just continue with more blah blah blah in Diner till I get back." Except things wouldn't change when she did return...it's always blah blah blah in the Worthiverse.
KitKat, what happens if Karen Moy IS on vacation, but SHE NEVER COMES BACK? *cue dramatic music*We'll be up to our ankles in Christmas presents, still reading about Gina and Mary at Diner talking about the soccer game at Arena that will happen "in two days."
Who's paying for all the coffee?
The worthiverse does not abide by our expectations of time and space. Space there transforms in random and bizarre ways, as we've often observed.There is no time. Time is measured against some kind of motion, so is irrelevant. Nothing ever really happens there. If it does, it usually happens off camera. That's why the occasional raid or random shooting is so spectacular. Our expectations are so low that to see somebody do something more interesting than eat a ham sandwich is like seeing them walk on water.I've heard that scientists have just discovered particles traveling faster than the speed of light. I suspect this disruption of Einstein's theory has something to do with the slowing of time in the worthiverse. We can expect to see more of this.
I have an acute case of Get-Me-Out-Of-This-Diner-Itis.
I've been thinking about the 'Bobby turns out to be Gay' plot twist, and no matter how I play it, gay or straight, nothing really changes much. Either way, Gina will follow him back to New York and depend on him as a source of happiness forever.
Mary-Surely you mean Get-Me-Out-Of-Diner-Itis.
Please don't call her Mary Shirley.
...and where is Itis? She's the only waitress in this place that's worth a darn.
@duckdg Itis is in the break room fuming, because she's been waiting on all the tables for weeks now, while Gina sits and sips and dithers about her childhood beau, and still expects Itis to split the tips.
I like KitKat's notion about KAren Moy putting the strip on autopilot while she takes three weeks off to go to Bora Bora. I'll bet it took some convincing to get Joe Giella to go along with it. He probably protested, "But Karen, I don't know how to write this stuff. I just draw it!"."Writing, schmiting, there's nothing to it. You just use enough words to take up the space inside those round white things."By the way, which business has paid for the corporate naming rights to the soccer stadium? Is it DINER ARENA, BUM BOAT STADIUM, SANROYMART FIELD?
We can only hope that Gina will turn into a Diner-LiZa, stalking her "beau" at his every move. Although, I'm not sure how she would be able to do this. I mean, it took her 12 years to think of searching for him on the Internet. I doubt she has a cell phone. Maybe she'll just write him letters."Dear Bobby, I want us to be together again, so we can be happy, as that's the only way we know how to be. XOXO Gina. P.S.: Whatever happened to your basketball?"WV: This might be ironic. Or maybe even moronic: "unfoying" Karen Moy's version of events unfolding.
Gee Gina, what if Bobby ISN'T INTERESTED? Ever think of that? Huh? What if he's rather hang with his "team", than some dopey waitress?
does giella ever look at his work thats what i like best about this strip . he draws whatever he wants . he wouldnt know moy if she was sitting on his couch.
Here's a thought I hadn't considered--maybe the creepy guy who slipped Gina his phone number yesterday (a month ago in real time) was Gina's Witness Protection handler. Would be funny if he followed Gina to the game and was instantly smitten with Bobby.
This is ridiculous.Newspapers spend a lot of dough on comic strips. I don't know what Mary Worth costs, but I do know that a strip like Big Nate is FREE! and written well. Mary Worth is not worth it, no pun intended.This strip is nothing but an episode by episode rehash of "love may not be for me" characters and "everyone deserves a.) love, b.) peace, c.) not to be robbed on the internet" platitudes from Mary.If this were satire, fine. But it isn't. Its dull storytelling and tiresome preaching. When newspapers were more powerful than they are now, message strips had more purpose. But there is no excuse today for a strip that posits an arrested development waitress/doctor/skater/college student who whines to an old woman for weeks on end, only to have said old woman say lame things about higher truths, finding peace and deserving love.Really? I mean, really? If you were a publisher, would you pay for this drivel?Sorry Wanders. This is just ticking me off.
Dave in Parma, what if Creepy-Mom-Jean-Wearing-Letch in Diner was, in fact, the assassin with the mob that pulled the trigger on whatever crime Gina's dad witnesses. And Katb, let's be fair to Mary Worth. Despite the fact that sometimes it is recycle dribble, it provides us with tons of side-splitting laughs! Marmaduke couldn't do that on its best day.
katyb. I appreciate your willingness to share your frustration. Now, go eat some Shrimp Scampi, have a cup of Sanka, and relax poolside with Ian Cameron. You'll feel much better.Never forget, Mary Worth is the funniest strip in the paper. Don't ever lose sight of that.
Maybe katyb just needs more kelk in her diet?
Thanks guys. Just had to get a little crankiness out of my system.;)Let the hijinks continue!
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