Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mary Worth 1,226

For instance, yesterday morning I woke up wanting to share a green vegetable terrine with an elderly lady I had never spoken to, and to reveal the most intimate and darkest secret of my life. And here I am!

Today's Full Strip

27 comments:

Elaine said...

Now Nola is pointing to Mary's flowers, she obviously wants those too. Is there no end to this madness?

QuakerJohn said...

Echos of: "Oh, the humanity!" (both the original & Les Nessman's version).

Karen with a K said...

Gonna be a whole lot of face-touching going on this week! I think Nola is making up stories to see how long before Mary's head explodes from shock. What person under the age of 70 would turn to Mary Worth for advice on issues as delicate as infidelity? No, she has an agenda...and I approve.

jmernl said...

It is really hard to relate to a Mary Worth storyline that does not deal with identity theft or love not being for me. We have nothing, i dare say, in the annals of Mary Worth that compares with this.

Who woulda thunk....an original plot in the Worthiverse.

Wanders said...

Did you say plot?

KitKat said...

If we needed proof that Karen Moy got her brainstorm from "Damn Yankees," the dialogue in the second panel should remove doubt. Picture Ms. Moy mulling things over - "I know! I'll change her name from Lola to Nola!" I can hardly wait until the Devil shows up.

Here's the great Gwen Verdon performing "Whatever Lola Wants": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96hC32WwfKw

tuffenuf said...

NON-FAMILY FRIENDLY ALERT #2!!!

WHOOP WHOOP!

"...just to have him in the palm of my hand..." --Nola.

Nola, we could do without the particulars of your affair.

I rest my case.

(wv: mersati = the expensive make of the car that her married "friend" drove.)

Thorpnotized said...

I love the artwork in this strip. What is with this apartment building? There appears to be a huge wall alongside Mary's apartment. Then to the right, there are these two windows in the wall. And all those crazy angles...

Maude Findlay said...

Just wait till Nola gets a gander at Dr. Jeff. The first thing she'll do is have a big ''!'' over her head. Next, she'll wink at him, while pointing her finger, and say something hip and clever like; ''Hel-lo! I like the cut of your jib, Mister!'' Mary just might live to regret wanting to meddle with this man-stealer. Of course, the impending uncontrollable flatulence form that ghastly green concoction Mary served for dinner will start up just in time to quell any seduction schemes.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mary . . . be careful what you ask for . . . you were the one who wanted to get to know Nola better. Maybe tomorrow Nola will tell you that a while back she got real drunk and thinks she may have killed someone, but isn't sure. Pretty soon you will be covering your eyes with both hands.

Brick said...

@ jmernl- Nola reminds me of another character who always got what she wanted... a desirable apartment, a desirable man. Was that Liza with a z?

Thanks for the link, KitKat, although, as a mother to three teen boys, I found Lola's approach to romance quite unsettling.

wv: croftso = Croftso Design, Inc -Architecture & Construction "We're Skilled at Making things by Hand"

Anonymous said...

I think Mary is being punked.

Sandi Ego said...

Thorpnotized, we noticed the bizarre concrete wedge between the apartments, too. My daughter commented that the architect must have put that there just to see if he could. And, of course, there are consequences.

KitKat said...

Thorpnotized and Sandi Ego, Charterstone was designed by the noted Santa Royale architect Frank Lloyd Wrong.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Mary's horrified comment reminded me of the panel about Delilah seeing that artwork in whats-his-name's apartment.

"It would scar children for life"!

James in North Dakota said...

Oh Maude, God'll get you for that! But it made me laugh.

My word was "domea" as in "Domea favor and pass the vegetable terrine."

Amanda Kate said...

Like that vase of flowers I'm pointing at! I'm taking it and you can't stop me!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the indoor plants have extended their antennae and sent signals to the outdoor plants, which are steathily creeping up the sides of the building, to avenge whatever plant it was that made the ultimate sacrifice and became a main course...

--Beagle Vet

Limber Joe said...

WV? "butsins" Swear to God. I have nothing else.

Dave in Parma said...

I for one find it impressive that the builders of Charterstone saw fit to run an original section of the Berlin Wall down the middle of the development.

I must say that this is a refreshingly different, if not slightly bizarre, storyline (I'll defr to Wanders on calling it a plot).

heydave said...

Mary, I think it's time for you to go to your kitchen and find weapons! Nola is certifiable.


Or you're being punked, as noted by others. In which case you may still want to shiv Nola.

wv: nosing... seriously!

trixietrudy said...

I just can't stay away. The pull of the Worthiverse is too strong. I stopped reading MW during the identity theft episode because it was so utterly boring and preachy. The kidnapping episode got my attention, yet I just wasn't sure I wanted to put my toe in the water again. But THIS episode has got me fascinated already. And, most of all, I really missed all the great comments here. What WAS I thinking?

meg said...

Please, Moy, let the next sentence be:
"What consequences? His wife never suspected. I saw her at the Pool Party yesterday, and she never even looked my way while she was talking to you, Mary."

Robert said...

I hope Nola keeps admitting things to shock Mary. "And you know something else I did, Mary? I wear white shoes after Labor Day!"

"!!!!!!????!!!" (Mary faints dead away)

Marge said...

@Robert,LOL
What is the problem for which she is seeking advice? So far, she seems quite pleased with what she has done.

Ice T said...

I'm really liking Nola. This is great so far.

Vicki said...

LoL, Kitkat -- "Frank Lloyd Wrong" indeed!

Mary has stepped into it BIG time, inviting Nola to dinner! Toby had the right idea after all -- don't speak to Nola and always keep your man "under wraps".