I find it ironic that the editor of the Santa Royale Newspaper's "Living" section looks like a funeral director.
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Does the editor know there's a big crack across his monitor? Maybe that's why he's not using it.It's wonderful that Wilbur is diagnosing and treating his daughter's depression? Why send her to a qualified doctor or psychiatrist when there's an advice columnist in your family?
I hope that tomorrow's strip will show Wilbur's editor climbing up sideways on the desk to type at his pc. He'll have to remove that stack of papers and his in-box first.
I think the editor looks like Pat Paulsen. He has that same sad look. Peggy, it's amazing, isn't it? Skip any medical intervention or asking why Dawn has been thrown into the pit of despair over a scond-rate romance. Just whisk her out of the country. Both his refusal to send her to a professional and his desire to take her out of the reach of authorities make me suspect that he has something to hide.
You know, Peggy, you might be on to something. The "editor" does sort of look more like a doctor. The "editor's office" does look more like a doctor's office.I think Wilbur is consulting a psychiatrist and some joker at King Features changed the dialog.
Dawn is still ''growing up''? How is it that she was dating a doctor 5 years ago? Newbies can catch up on the whole tragic affair here- http://maryworthandme.blogspot.com/2007/07/mary-worth-5.htmlIs Dawn one of those comic strip characters that is never going to age? Granted, Mary is probably over 100, but if Dawn was old enough to be dating a doctor 5 years ago, how can she still be ''growing up'' now?
True, the characters in Mary Worth never age, unlike other continuity strips, where they age veeerrrry sloooowly. (Example, Sophie in "Judge Parker" started out as an annoying 8-year-old who looked like a cabbage patch doll. Now she's an annoying teenager. She ought to be about thirty.)Dawn will stay twenty-something forever, or until Moy grows tired of giving her storylines. I kinda suspect that Wilbur and Dawn will go off to Italy, and never be heard from again, like Dr. Adrian and her policeman husband, whose name escapes me. Did they even show up for the holidays?
Isn't that what happened to Dawn's mother? This was before I ever saw the strip, but I thought the story was that she went off on a temporary trip and never returned. Not that I blame her.
Thanks,everyone, for diagnosing Dawn's condition. It isn't depression. She has Bart Simpson Syndrome. Dawn is unable to age - or escape her dysfunctional family.
Given the choice of a trip to Italy or visiting a psychiatrist, which would you choose? Wilbur is not only avoiding the medical profession, he's avoiding Mary.
I would imagine that the Ask Wendy column could be written from Wilbur's laptop, even from Rome.
The stack of papers magically appeared between the first and second frame on June 5. If Bossman can make papers appear, can he add four more strands of hair to Wilbur's comb-over? There must have been a big surplus furniture sale in Santa Royale. Wilbur and Bossman have the same "Captain Kirk lime green highback deskchair". Wilbur wouldn't be an office supply thief, would he?
All I can say is Wilbur's newspaper must pay pretty well if he can jet off to Europe with his daughter on the spur of the moment from California to Italy. . . Imagine what THOSE tickets must cost! It will be worth it, though, to see Dawn on the back of a Vespa with a cute Italian boyfriend, circling the Colliseum just like Audrey Hepburn in "Roman Holiday", which I must confess I was inspired to watch again last night. They are going to have a GREAT time!
my cell phone once had a crack like bossman's monitor there. You just have to suck it up and toss the thing away; it's kaput.
I'm with Anonymous: What the heck kind of world is it when Dawn has an Interwebs addiction, but Wilbur can't use the computer to submit his Wendy columns. Dawn is right; Life IS brutal.
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