And she can't replace that license with a phone call... I'm still going with the "Mary meets lovelorn DMV clerk" theme, to give Mary a meddle that makes all the aggravation worth it.
I almost forgot - Mary is clearly from Michigan! See how she is displaying her hand in panel 1. Somewhere between panel 1 and panel 2 she shows Toby the location of the small town she grew up in, as all good Michiganders know to do.
Evidently Mary is physically and emotionally squirming at this unfamiliar advice-giving role reversal. Toby is itching to share the wisdom she gleaned after having foolishly answered "pre-registration questions" when she ordered that DVD about Scotland from Enomoushop for Professor Chinbeard, losing her identity in the process. The meddler may become the meddlee.-Jennahrationex
Someone please tell Mary to turn the radio down so that she and Toby can stop yelling at each other.
Golly whiz, when have we seen Mary so dejected? Taking advantage of the situation, Toby strikes with a finger point!Giella threw a curve ball at me. He replaced the usual fuzzy pink flowers from yesterday with a pot of weird green objects that remind me of "Day of the Triffids." Nice touch, Joe.
What's with the accusatory attitude, Toby? Mary has been through enough without you badgering her.Triffids...YES!
People in the Worthiverse have serious coffee addiction problems. However, I must give Toby points today since she is able to wrap her claw around that itty bitty nubbins of a handle in order to drink without scalding herself. Now that takes dedicated practice!The story line? YAAAAAWWW
The worst part of losing your wallet or purse is that it's so boring to have to go and make all those phone calls and go to the DMV, etc. Moy can't possibly believe that we want to do this vicariously.The only thing that could liven this up is if they make Mary take her drivers' test again. And she fails. Better yet, she gets into an accident while taking the test.Please, Moy, I'm begging you. Make SOMETHING happen.
Mary's driver's license probably expired decades ago. She just keeps it for the photo of her younger self. When have we ever seen her drive anywhere? Does she even own a car?
Toby seems to have developed that smug sense of self-satisfaction. How many times is she going to point her finger at Mary and say "Oh, girl, tell me about it. I've been there, honey!"Wouldn't that be a laugh riot if Mary bumped into "Sonny and Cher" at the DMV?!?!?! (Or worse, one of them works there!!!!!) Think of all the face touching and finger pointing...Be still my heart, I don't think it could take the rush!
Those phone calls are just exhausting! Toby, stop lecturing Mary and let her get on with them. If she does them between now and tomorrow morning, maybe WE won't have to sit through them with her. @birdie, I fear that we may be holding Mary's hand through all of this. After all, sometimes a meddler needs a meddler...
We can see Toby releasing the hostility she has for Mary that been building up for years. Mary has finally screwed up and Toby isn't going to let her forget it. Go Toby!!!!
"Don't you use that tone of voice with me, young lady. By the way, where were you when those evildoers were rummaging through my purse?"
So - why didn't Toby mention the purse on the chair back thing while they were in the restaurant?? This is just one more piece of evidence of Toby's cooperation with the nogoodniks!
Hilarious strip today; 3 observations:1) Mary is angry and tired because she apparently drank from a mug labelled "drink me"--expect to see the mad hatter drinking tee on the counter in the background tomorrow.2) Mary is dejected about having to replace her license because she expects to fail the test, particualrly if she has to take it in Dr. Jeff's batmobile.3) Aside from that angry point, is it just me, or is Toby getting progressively more attractive. Maybe its the superiority complex she's been flashing at Mary recently.
As I contemplated the "Toby gone bad" scenario, this occurred to me in a blinding flash: Toby's evil twin sister has assumed her identity! That explains "Toby" pretending to zone out when the eyeless thieves struck, and "Toby's" "errand" the other day. I wonder if Professor Chinbeard has picked up on this?
What about Mary's gun? I always assumed she packed heat. Then again I would guess she picked it up at a gun show and never got around to registering it. So the gun doesn't need to be reported to the police.But! what about her prescription medication? Aren't we going to have the drug addled thieves go on a shooting spree?....pleasemy word verification is"reabler" which is what I think Mary is.
I feel sorry for the bad guys because their disappointment with Mary's purse contents had to be very deep. They were probably expecting wads of cash only to find those metamucil coupons, a stump of lipstick, a paperclip, and a few store credit cards for places they dont't like to shop at anyways. And who would even WANT Mary's identity!? And if the DMV folks are like the ones here, they aren't going to give a flip about her pitiful story. "Yeah, yeah,lady... NEXT!"
If Mary keeps shrinking, maybe she'll be too short to take the drivers' test.
@Dave - wouldn't Toby be even more attractive if she wore a pony tail?
Mary's kitchen sure spins around a lot. In one moment she's facing Toby; the next, they're facing the same direction. Next thing you know, Toby will be in the kitchen and Mary will be on the roof.
Touche @ Anonymous. That may be what attrcted Toby to the Professor/Chinbeard--I can see him with a ponytil back in the 1960s.
Maybe I'm tired, yet not angry, for Toby sure seems to be puttin' on teh hawt for my tastes!Yes, mistress, I bet you have been there...
Mary's also going to have to replace her Social Security card. Though I doubt the thieves will get much use out a SS card numbered ''000 00 0001''
when did mary get that modern kitchen island installed plus how bout that bonsai plant . this story is really boring still gotta read for giellas i pay no attention to detail artwork.
Wanders has a keen eye. I can't figure out if that is a countertop with plates on it or the kitchen ceiling. Giella does it on purpose so that he doesn't get too bored.
NONE of this nonsense would have ever happened at the Bum Boat. OR at Diner.
I am very concerned that several of our posters have become attracted to Toby. Who's next? Blondie? Lois? Nancy?
Am I the only one that saw Mary's outburst and thought Mary was going to bust out with, "I'm mad as h-e-double toothpicks, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"As we move along this storyline, though, I'm thinking to myself, "I'm bored as h-e-double toothpicks, and I'm going to drown in my own drool if this doesn't pick up soon."WV: vitrif, which is almost "furtive" backwards, which makes me think Mary, Moy, Giella, and blogger are truly in league with Beelzebub.--wheelhead
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