Friday, March 23, 2012

Mary Worth 1,258

As Dan Smithers is sucked across the street into Boutique, Nola is so overcome with ennui that she props herself up against the Big Sale windowsill and tries to take a nap. I know how she feels.

Today's Full Strip

18 comments:

Mary said...

Lately there's been a shocking amount of strong language in the Worthiverse. If it doesn't stop, I may have to bring this matter up before the condo board.

Thorpnotized said...

Judging from the landscape in the second panel, this particular expensive shopping district in Santa Royale is directly adjacent to the park where Mary and Toby are taking their "power walk", while they discuss Nola's shortcomings as a human being. How convenient. Next we will see a tearful Nola confessing to Mary what a horrible person she (Nola) is, as Toby smirks and strikes odd poses nearby.

Tony said...

"Mary, this in Nola. Now not only is my boyfriend cheating on me (I think), but a crazy man is shouting obscenities at me when all I'm trying to do is shop. Is there no end to the awful things that happen to me?"

heydave said...

So what are we thinking here, a "resurrection" of Nola, timed to coincide with Easter?

birdie said...

Sometimes this strip gets to the level of idiocy where the only decent thing to do is to divert your eyes and pretend you didn't see it.

I mean, seriously. This is like a 5 year old's view of the business world. I'm embarrassed for Moy.

Giella seems to be having fun illustrating this idiocy though. I think he has a special talent for drawing down and out people.

I wonder if he ever calls Moy and asks if she's OK. Personally, I'm getting kind of concerned. She might be in a condition similar to Dan Smithers. Maybe she's blaming Stephan Pastis for her downfall.

KitKat said...

I'm ticked that we won't see Nola shopping in Big Sale. Any woman who wears an all-purple getup like the one she's wearing would be hilarious to watch in action. Not only is she a victim of low esteem, she's a fashion victim as well.

Have any of the MW & Me code breakers figured out what Dan called Nola?

Anonymous said...

Today's numerical code is 872354. I shall communicate this to Bletchley Park directly.

Nola looks like she's about to take off. I bet she has a collapsible broom in that shopping bag. Time to call in the flying salmon squares!

--Beagle Vet

Surly Captain said...

I think it's great that Smithers got a job as a mall greeter.

"Enjoy your shopping....you lying *&@#%$!"

James in North Dakota said...

Thorpnotized: "as Toby smirks and strikes odd poses nearby." LOL!!!!! You're a real pip! That made me LOL at work. Now I'm going to get fired. Then I'll go on a drinking rampage and then accost Karen Moy in public. Thanks a lot.

:-p

speedy said...

@birdie -- the whole reason I read this strip is precisely because it DOES reach this level of idiocy. I concur that Moy's view of the world is at the level of a five-year-old -- a very sheltered five-year-old -- and I do find myself wondering how much she gets paid for grinding out this junk. But in all honesty I love the whole sorry mess, and I am fascinated at how a group of obviously bright people have been following it for years.

Sandi Ego said...

I'll bet D-Dan grew that beak of a nose after he was fired, too. What's going on with his jowls? It's Wayne the Kidnapper all over again. Nola fleeing reminds me of Gina running out of Diner.
Speedy, I am also amazed that we follow this strip for the sole reason of making fun of it. It's a bizarre little niche we have found for ourselves.

Miss Em said...

Maybe Dan's plan of angrily shouting obscentities has worked. Nola has aged considerably in the past few strips. Now, she's going to have to spend that money from her "promotion" on Botox. Way to go, Dan!

Thorpnotized said...

@ James in North Dakota: You can go after Moy - just don't come after me!

Surly Captain made me laugh with the mall greeter comment. But to me, he looks more like the Walmart greeter type...

James in North Dakota said...

Thorpnotized -- Don't worry. Karen Moy is at the top of my list. lol She's going to get a right earful of #(@$&#@$'s and _)!)*#_%!'s! After I give her a drive-by cussing she'll never forget, it'll turn her brown eyes blue.

Vicki said...

Meanwhile B?BJ? is behind the store going through the dumpster looking for pretty boxes to hoard...

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow Nola calls the cops saying she was assaulted. D-Dan gets hauled away and that's the end of D-Dan in the Worthiverse.

Nola then starts sleeping with the President of Company. Nola no longer cares about her boyfriend and whether he was cheating or not.

Mary starts a new storyline because she forgot something at Luna/Mr J's. I hope anyway.

maconmemad said...

Looks to me like right in the middle of Dan's "freak out" he took a moment to shave.

Anonymous said...

Did D-Dan knock down Boutique's canvas awning with his elbow? Did that just happen?