Hilarious! I actually feel sorry for the artist, he must hate his job so much.
Gordon Ramsay came in during their lunch and remodeled the entire restaurant, name included. I can just see him watching Nola and Mary's extreme finger-pointing. "Bullocks! Bloody Bullocks!"
Also, Mary "understands all too well" about Nola's decision to frame poor Smithers? Does Mary have some criminal, libelous past? (We can only hope!)
So I Googled "Mr J's restaurant", and found some interesting information. I won't post any links, but look for the establishment in Santa Ana that is evidently now closed.
Had had to go!On a permanent vacation!**MST3K Ref
Saying to Mary, "You never had to struggle the way I did," is what in sports parlance we call an "alley oop pass over the basket." Slam dunk to follow.
@Tony,Yes Tony, the Alley Oop to Mary who then pauses mid-air, in glorious hang time, while saying... (come on everyone, say it with me!):"LET ME TELL YOU A STORY..."
Giella to Moy this morning, after reading Wanders: "D'oh!"
The lack of consistency in the artwork leads me to believe that either "Joe Giella" is a pseudonym for a large team of artists who NEVER communicate, or the real Joe Giella loves the comments on MW & M so much that he keep feeding us hilarious material.
Oops, I meant "keeps."
Weird. The name of the restaurant changes from day to day but the conversation remains exactly the same from day to day.
So, er, maybe I missed it, but this all started because Nola wanted Mary's advice about something. Did she ever at any point say what that was?
Apparently they wandered over to Mr. J's, a dive bar in Paramount, CA and home of the Shock Top Girls. Mr. J's doesn't serve food--except maybe nachos--and I don't see the other patrons in panel 2 eating anything.
Kristin, Nola asked Mary if she thought her boyfriend was cheating on her because she had cheated on him.
There is a recurring Doonesbury character named Mr. Jay. That's all I have to say about that.
Not only did the restaurant change names, but the sidewalk has been repaved. And we STILL don't know what advice Nola wanted from Mary.--Beagle Vet
And the front of the restaurant has gone from a nice, traditional brick to a hideous mustard-colored stucco.--Beagle Vet
A progressive lunch! With each course, Mary and Nola move to a different restaurant on Main Street. Fun!It looks like the artist originally drew it as "Mr. T's" but then had a vague recollection that there is an actual Mr. T: "I pity the fool!" So he added a hook on the bottom of the T to make it a J.
There isn't a period after MR - perhaps it's pronounced "Merj's", as in one restaurant just merges into another.My girl and I have decided that Mary Worth would have no reason to exist without this blog.
What is more maddening, listening to a self-centered jerk justify their selfish actions, or listening to the goody two shoes repeatedly expressing horror in the actions of the jerk?"So you drove your car through a playground and mowed down 15 toddlers!""So what!? I wanted to get to the white sale at Maisy's! I always get what I want. People can always have more kids!""But you also ran over an snow cone vendor. He left a widow and five children. Who will take care of them?""Who cares?! That's not my problem. I wanted some new towels for the guest bathroom in one of my apartments and I wasn't going to be denied what I want. I always get what I want! In fact I got more than what I want...I slipped an extra set of towels in my bag on the way out!""Oh my heavens! That's theft. That eats into the store's profit! It might even mean the store has to lay someone off!""Big whoop! It's not my fault if someone loses their job! That's their problem. I steal stuff all the time because I want it, and I get what I want!""Sweet Betsy! Stealing is a crime. It's just wrong to take what's not yours!""Wrong, schmong! I don't have time to think about what's right and wrong. Life is short and there's a lot of 'getting what I want' to be squeezed into a short time!""Golly Gee! Don't you understand that there are consequences to your actions? When you 'get what you want' you may be depriviing someone else of what is theirs, or even injuring them, or *gulp* killing them!""Says you! Look I've got what I want and I'm happy and all those others are on their own. Say that waitress gave me a funny look when I sent this food back for the fourth time. I think I'm gonna go tell the manager I saw her taking money from the till!""Sweet Merciful God! Why would you do that? What do you even get out of that?""Oh go cry on somebody else's shoulder. I want to see someone cry, okay...and I always get what I want!"
Peggy Olson, maybe you're thinking of Robert Irvine from "Restaurant: Impossible." He throws greasy trays and everything, no fooling!I'm beginning to get the shakes here, waiting for Mary to launch into her "Let me tell you a story..." How many times is Nola going to scream about Mary not knowing what its like to grow up on the wrong side of the tracks? *cue violin music*
Mary and Nola leave Restaurant. Sitting on the sidewalk is Smithers, looking frail, gray, and raggedy. He holds a sign:Will Work for Advice.Nola says,"You want advice? Get a job, loser!"Mary says, "Okay, but first you have to tell me a story."
I think Nola "don't judge me" Wolvensen is pretty interesting. I wonder what kind of stuff she's put on her fb profile? Who inspires Nola: Leona Helmsley, A. Hitler Favorite quotes: "If I want it, it's mine" Relationship status: "it's complicated" Interested in: "whatever I want"
@ Toots McGee - brilliant! Thanks for the laugh.
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