The only thing I'm going to complain about in regards to this potentially wonderful story arc is that it will take two weeks for Mary to stop yammering, get ready to pay and realize her wallet's gone. Dang.
Is Mary going to meddle in the thief's life, too? "I don't think I'll ever find love. That's why I go around finding other people's wallets.""Don't steal money. Find your true love (preferably someone who lacks eyes, just like you) and steal her heart instead! So far you risked jail. It's time to risk true happiness."(I just made my own head hurt by typing all that.)
I'm almost beside myself with excitement - something happened! This is more action than the entire previous three months. Can't wait to see where this leads: more Internet fraud? Identity theft? One can only hope.In my excitement, I'm also taking the time to marvel how Mary has a wallet that matches her purse. The ultimate in matchy-matchy!
I smell "Identity Theft"...Another "modern" topic, hooray! Let us now praise Moy for her helping us to better understand the problems and issues that plague our modern society. Where would we be without her lessons?I enjoyed panel two - robber scratches rear end on way out of restaurant.CLASSY!
OMG can we please stop finding love and start looking for our wallet?? How could they both miss that obvious theft - oh, sorry, they were too busy FINDING LOVE! And what is that skinny little curtain thing between the thief and his girlfriend - it must be Giella's attempt at an optical illusion.Identity theft - you know what that means - more evils of the interwebs.
Oh, like those two OBVIOUS criminals would get let into Restaurant in Santa Royale.But after hearing Mary's endless platitudes and watching her never-ending smugness (she is channeling her 'kind friend' motif from 9-11), I say she gets what she deserves.
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You're concentrating on the wallet when the real issue is that Toby is having problems maintaining the status quo. How hard can it be to paint miniature clowns and keep an old fat guy happy? It's obvious that Toby is hooked on prescription meds.
It's easy to see why Toby and Mary were oblivious to the crime. They are both fascinated by Toby's living scarf that has the ability to change the way it is worn (including its length).
Wow, I hardly know where to begin - today's strip is a treasure trove. One would expect that a pair of eyeless degenerates dressed in such fanciful get-up would attract attention in that fine establishment (note the Exit sign in the second panel!), but nope. I'm hoping that Toby is just pretending to not notice the theft; she actually resents Mary's endless meddling and is thrilled that the old biddy has become a victim of identity theft. Notice that the crooks apparently circled the table before leaving. That shows the type of reckless desperadoes they are! When Mary finally realizes that her wallet is gone, maybe Detective Scott (a.k.a. Mr. Doctor Adrian) will be called in.
Toby is so bored with the Gina story that not only are her eyes half-closed, she's been playing with her spoon for the entire meal. Some thief--he got Mary's makeup bag, not her wallet.WV: iocylate = the hallucinogen that Mary keeps in her makeup bag. Must be why her eyes were bugging out yesterday.
Finally! A story that will be ALL about Mary!
I'm waiting for Skylock Fox to jump in and help solve the crime.
All good comments. And the pair of thieves look just like the aging hippies seen all over Santa Fe. I feel fight at home in this plotline.
Are the eyeless ones stealing from Mary's purse?! If so, has Toby staged the robbery to cover her debts? Nevertheless,it is comforting to see that this restaurant operates under sharia law, cutting the hand off of the vest wearing hipster theif.
The white glasses that the thieves are wearing should make it easy to pick them out of any crowd. I think that Toby is in on this as well. She played her role well.....Get Mary talking about "How I Helped Yet Another Person Find Love When Love Wasn't For Them".Shoot, at that point they could have stolen Mary's jewelry, jacket, and footwear and she probably wouldn't have noticed.
You know . . . every once in a while, Moy and Giella just give us a gift.:D
We all know Mary will find this an excuse for meddling. She'll learn that they steal because they are addicted to drugs. She'll tell them to stop doing drugs, and they will be thankful to her for the rest of their lives for her intervention.They'll start wearing normal glasses, too. But he will continue to wear vests made out of brown paper bags because that's cool.
I wonder if the guy that lifted Mary's wallet is connected to the same mob that carried out the murder that Gina's dad witnessed all those years ago? Maybe his story goes a little something like this-''My old man got sent up the river for rubbing out some guy for being a stoolie, so me, sis and Ma flew the coop, and set up nest here the burbs of Cali. Uncle Knucky and Uncle Fatso tried looking for years to find the rat that fingered Pops, but no dice. Me and my sister Blinkie here support Ma by lifting wallets in swank eateries. Just call me Johnny No-Eyes!''
Wasn't there already an identity theft story line beginning with Toby's idiocy about answering "pre-registration questions" with her Social Security number before she purchased a DVD about Scotland for Professor Chinbeard from Enormoushop.com? (She only shops at reputable stores, you know.) Whoever steals Mary's identity might ruin her life by meddling in people's problems before she gets a chance to, therefore rendering her obsolete and confused.
I only hope that this guy takes a look at Mary's driver's license so we can finally learn how old she is. And no one is going to steal Mary's identity.
Wow, 22 posts before 11:30 a.m. (E.D.T.)! Moy and Giella have a winner!!
A few concerning things. The position of Johnny No-Eyes' left hand in the first panel.The fact that the two blind criminals managed to circle the table before leaving without bumping into anything.How did Toby not notice that, in addition to stealing Mary's powder blue wallet out of her powder blue purse, they also stole the ends of her scarf?But mostly, I'm concerned about the obvious existence of a time warp in the Worthiverse. Big necklaces, hip huggers (bet they're bell bottoms), peasant blouses, that belt...they're obviously time travellers from the 1970s!(I wonder if they're related to that person with the cell phone in the Charlie Chaplin clip? :) )Maybe McGarrett will come through the time warp next and arrest them. Book 'em, Mary-O!--Beagle Vet
Can we please please please bring back Terry Bryson!?!My guess is Scott will be on the investigation. It'll interrupt the honeymoon.
Thank goodness Giella knows criminals dress several decades behind the current year, and criminals are all sleazy dirtbags. Someone dressed in a suit, say like a banker or a Wall Street 1 percent-er, couldn't possibly harbor criminal tendencies!
Punky @ 8:39AMSAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE!!!!That sucks big time. I wonder if the thief was Johnny no-eyes? (...loved your mob scenario at 11AM, Maude Findlay)
identity theft?!!??? Yes, Johnny No-eyes (thanks Maude) will try to steal her identity - and see that she has more rewards and assassins on her head than even Gina's dad. WV: prebaas in the theif will prebably beg Mary to take her cursed identity back
I just hope this doesn't turn Mary into a...vigilante!
I thought the last time we saw Toby (last March), she had just started giving Dawn painting lessons. Aren't they even interested in talking about that? Just Status Quo? Toby sounds like she's trying to blow off the conversation. Not much of a friend...But of course, this is really due to Moy's lack of continuity. We've all noticed and commented on it. The Mary/Toby tete-a-tetes could be a nice "frame story" device, giving us little snippets of information about characters we haven't seen for a while. But I don't think Moy is up to the task or the concept.
It looks like Moy has a great grip on the status quo, meaning witless writing.
Is his accomplice to the crime a grown up Orphan Annie? I'd recognize those eyes anywhere.
hey monday mr vest had no legs tuesday hes not even in the picture wednesday he does a robbery no one hears or sees .plus do you think he payed his foodbill i doubt it
Anonymous@6:14 - Orphan Annie... no doubt the best comment of the day! But I do have to join the other posters who have identified the real problem. Toby and her lack of interest in anything Mary is saying. When Mary realizes her wallet is gone, Toby will have to admit that she can't pay for lunch either. Ian has shut her off financially and she hasn't been able to unload any of her clown paintings. Well, except the one that Dawn bought, but hasn't yet paid for.
You know, I had forgotten Toby's clown paintings. I find clown paintings the worst of dreck that can be produced in art. Clowns are the type of art that "scare the children". Please Giella, don't show us Toby's clown paintings. I'm begging you.
Anonymous @ 7:47pm: How many dishes will they have to wash to pay off their lunch? Will Mary have dishpan hands afterward? Will Toby lift a finger to help, or will she disappear into a remote corner of the kitchen and drink bleach to erase the memories of this horrible lunch and her miserable marriage to Chinbeard?-- wheelheadWV: burress, as in I'm going to read the rest of this storyline under burress.
"Oh, just trying to ignore your wallet getting snatched! That's work in itself!"
It bugs me that comic artists have to draw pickpockets or shoplifters as to what they think such people should look like, i.e. like no one on earth. In real life, THEY LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. That's how they get away with pickpocketing and shoplifting, Giella!
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