Why does Gina believe that her only window of opportunity for contacting Bobby is during his brief stint in Santa Royale? The last I checked, you could mail letters to New York City. They get delivered through mail slots.
In Sunday's strip, Gina said, "Okay, I've made my second attempt. It's done. To pursue him any further would be foolish."Today, she says, "I have to try every avenue to reach him. What other time will I have this opportunity?"Are the Sunday and weekday strips written by the same person?
Gina is putting a piece of jump rope into the envelope... on top of the Antrax powder that she put in first.Forgive me - I am still in shock at how old Mary looked in Saturday's panel. Maybe her facelift finally wore off.
OK - so here's my theory. Gina's been a Bobby Black stalker for some time now. She's developed this delusional past that includes a mob hit and witness protection program to explain why she lost contact with Bobby so many years ago. In Mary Worth she's found an unwitting but lovable enabler to support her actions. She's now taken to mailing Bobby a dead snake. If Hollywood has taught me anything, bad things are going to start to happen to Bobby very soon. Things that only Gina could "fix". Say, an unexplained flat soccer ball and Gina showing up with a pump "by coincidence".By Christmas she'll be in Santa Royale State Penitentiary Psychiatric Ward knitting revenge sweaters.http://revenge-gifts.com/index_files/HandMadeKnits.htm
Yes, the weekday creative team definitely didn't communicate with the weekend monkeys. As a result, we'll continue to see Gina doggedly pursueing her Bobby.As to the "snake skin," I think Gina is including her oldest and most beloved hairband in her letter. The one Bobby gave her on her 12th birthday. She's worn it wrapped around her high ponytail ever since she had to flee from the mean old mob. Never took it off, never washed it. Covered it with kisses every night. What better symbol of her love to send to Bobby? The memories are going to come rushing back to him and knock him on his keister!
Tony - good point! Talk about a 180-degree turnaround. I guess Moy fired off Sunday's strip to Giella and then realized, Whoops! I've painted myself a corner! But it was too late to change, because Giella had already created the masterpiece that was Sunday's strip.Speaking of Sunday's strip, my theory about Mary Worth's similarity to Highlights magazine still holds. Check out the bottom panel that Wanders chose from yesterday. If that isn't a "Gallant puts his keycard in the slot the right way! Goofus doesn't listen to the correct room number and slides the message into the wrong slot," I'll eat my hat. The final piece of proof that Bellboy is Goofus: his Slack Jaw of Stupidity.
Anonymous@8:23 a.m. presents a fabulous scenario. Meddling Mary the unwitting accomplice of Gina's crazed stalking! Unfortunately, this IS the Worthiverse, where a plot that cunning and resourceful would never fly.What a strange bedroom Gina has! The dresser also appears to be a dinner table. Is she planning on mailing that bracelet (if that's what it is) to "Bobby Brown, Santa Royale Hilton"? Too bad her hopes will be dashed again due to the insufficient postage she sticks on the envelope. Who's keeping track of how many days until the BIG GAME? Still 2?
That little item that Gina is adding to the envelope looks like it might be some negatives. Could Gina be attempting to blackmail Bobby, perhaps luring him to her lair where she can then proceed to flatten his soccer ball? Too bad this will end up in room 1045, NOT 1049 next door.
The item in discussion looks to me to be a gum wrapper chain that Bobby made for her when he wasn't carrying the deflated basketball, back when they didn't know any other way to be than happy.
Personally, I like being made off-balanced by a comic character.The rest of my daily life is SO bland and boring that my reading Mary Worth is the highlight of my day. My chance to see how those in the "real world" handle matters of love and computer problems.So what if Sunday's team of demented monkeys were on half-rations and came up with both plot and art that totally is undone by the demented monkeys who do the week-day strip? Huh?
I'm out from under that pile of leaves and feeling surly...After resigning herself to Doing No More, Gina realizes that's the wimpy way out and her old friends from the hood would laugh at her.She slices off the slave tattoo matching the one Bobby got that last final "night" (well, sweaty afternoon hours) they spent together as lovers (OK, kids) nad went down to the tattoo parlor (OK, Sharpie emporium) to proclaim underlying lourve.After THAT, she's done.
The fates appeared to smile upon Bobby on Sunday when Gina gave up her quest thanks to a clueless bellboy. But, alas, Bobby's good fortune was not to last. Earth to Moy...Earth to Moy: Consistancy in storytelling is a desirable trait as is plausibility and pace.
There is only one explanation to Moy's depiction of the Santa Royale Hilton: She has never spent a night in a hotel as she is convined to a padded room.
Meanwhile, the bellboy continues to look slackjawed as he peeps through the mail slot into Rooom 1049....
Revenge sweaters? Love it!!! Wouldn't the storyline be even more psychotic if Bobby DID receive the numerous letters, e-mails, voice-mails, but chose to ignore them. I see a "Fatal Attraction" kind of thing going on. Bobby would return to his hotel room to find Gina turning the lights on and off. Imagine the room is a kitchenette, and boiling on the stove is a soccer ball."I won't be ignored, Bobby!"
I don't get why the person in room 1045 wouldn't have called the front desk and said they were given a message meant for someone else, or even dropped the note off right down the hall, for room 1049. In the immortal words of George Costanza, We're living in a society here, people!
All I have to say is that this has been the longest two days ever.
This just amazes the heck outta me.Going from a Gina worried of looking foolish to a Gina smugly stuffing some goofy old memento into an envelope, and the hand of fate, alternately cruel and miraculous, all complimented by the appearance of a official, certified slack-jawed yokel...To steal another Seinfeld line: That's gold, Jerry! Gold!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qm0KUPeD8
Gina won't connect with Bobby, but will attend the "big game." Bobby will have an accident and hit his head on the goal. Needing to be rushed to the hospital, Bobby will require a blood transfusion, despite that fact that he has a head injury and no internal problems. Of course he will have a rare blood type for which Gina is a match. Meanwhile, Mary incurs the wrath of other waitressses at the Diner when she does not leave the same type of generous type that she left for the whining Gina.
Maybe that thing going into the envelope is the web with which Gina hopes to ensare Bobby...
The last panel is a bid to get "My Eyes Adored You" on the Charterstone jukebox...so close and yet so far.
After careful consideration, I've concluded that the memento Gina is stuffing into the envelope is one of those Chinese finger traps. While we're in the habit of including Seinfeld quotes....if Gina and Bobby do reunite, it would be a Festivus miracle!
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