Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mary Worth 1,350

Some of you may have heard of the recent blackouts we had here in the Washington D.C. area. We were lucky to have only lost power in our home for about 48 hours. Others not so lucky. I can certainly relate with the disgust on Wilbur's face. Something tells me he's not going to be one of the lucky ones. The important thing is that if Wilbur dies, at least "Ask Wendy" will go on.

Today's Full Strip

54 comments:

meg said...

Wilbur is not going to be too happy if his Nudies of Nashville sequin jacket gets wet.

"What kind of cruise is this?" Doomed, my dear Dawn, doomed.

Anonymous said...

Are Wilbur and Dawn even sitting at the same table in panel one?

Library Michael said...

A brutal cruise, Dawn. Just like life. And watch out for women on the ship who look like Shelley Winters.

fauxprof said...

Dawn: What kind of a cruise is this!

Wilbur: The disastrous kind, dear. Like your love life.

Dawn: (Sigh) Reminds me of Dave...

Nance said...

Dawn is about to find out how brutal life really can be.

Wilbur + darkness + no amenities = Nothing But Brutal

"And the award for No Originality In A Glacially Paced Strip goes to Moy & Giella for the Italian Cruise Disaster, Mary Worth!"

Thorpnotized said...

It's called a "Mystery Cruise", Dawn. And you're about to be MURDERED! (Most likely by your own father.)

heydave said...

Don't look around Dawn, and certainly don't investigate anything. Have dinner with your doughboy dad and mourn Dave some more. It'll be OK, because it is all about you.

birdie said...

I love the fact that they're still looking at the menus in the dark. This will probably ruin their whole meal.

phoebes in santa fe said...

I wonder if the captain purposely ran the boat against rocks to get rid of that green sports coat?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Batman is on board fighting some criminals. Tomorrow I'm hoping for a "POW!" and a "ZAP!" and a "BIFF!" and an "OOF!" to go along with the "BAM!"

Anonymous said...

@birdie - I laughed at the same thing. Seems that Wilbur and Dawn wanted to get their orders in before the ship started to sink. Weird.

fauxprof said...

If the ship struck something, there should be glassware and china flying everywhere, let alone the menus. We were once on a cruise ship that had to veer suddenly on the St. Lawrence to avoid aa off-course small craft, and things fell off shelves and toppled over. However, I have grave misgivings about Giella being able to draw an action sequence.

Not Worthy said...

There is also the Carnival Splendor, which lost power in an engine room fire and had 4500 people without A/C, hot water, and hot food for three days.

No one muttered "Life is brutal"...

Anonymous said...

Is Wilbur about to Hulk Out? His jacket is the correct color.

--Beagle Vet

Sandi Ego said...

Perhaps the Unita del Mare hit a yacht chartered by Dave & Whats-her-name on their honeymoon. Dave is drowning and Dawn must decide whether to rescue him or save herself. She chooses to save herself and happily realizes she is over him at last and ready to move on. Wilbur's plan is a success!

Punky said...

Actually, fauxprof, no one who remembers the Shootout at the SantaRoyMart could doubt Giella's abilities in this department!

http://tinyurl.com/7u558km

However, this storyline has quickly gone from excruciating to offensive.

Gina said...

"What kind of cruise is this?" Like there's a kind of cruise where they go "BAM!" and put the lights out on purpose?

I don't generally consider myself a bloodthirsty person, but I cannot wait to watch this chick drown.

Chester the Dog said...

Cue music: "There's got to be a Morning After". Please Wanders, add it to the jukebox!

meg said...

Why is there a giant mask of Bill Clinton on the wall of the dining room? And why is President Obama sitting right behind Dawn?

Anonymous said...

Fauxprof and anyone else who doubts Uncle Joe's ability to illustrate action scenes need only review his history with DC comics.

Sandi Ego said...

Didn't realize it was exactly 6 months ago that the Costa Concordia disaster occurred. I'm sure this comic strip will provide much needed healing for the survivors.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-13/business/sns-rt-us-italy-concordiabre86c14y-20120713_1_costa-concordia-victims-francesco-schettino-cruise-liner

KitKat said...

So Ms. Moy reached into her Big Book O' Quotations and pulled out a Viktor Frankl. Welcome to Mary Worth Bad Taste Limbo, wherein we all speculate "How low can Moy go?"

fauxprof said...

OK, bring on the wet noodle. I apologize for doubting Maestro Giella's abilities in the matter of action sequences. A lot of my misspent childhood in the fifties was spent reading DC comics (wish I still had my collection), but I never knew who the artists were. Now I look forward to a really spectacular maritime disaster! Apology accepted?

birdie said...

I just noticed that what Dawn is holding might not be a menu at all. It looks like a magazine called "Men!!"

It probably reminds her of Dave.

Eev from Italy said...

Holy. Crap.

What have I been missing.

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fauxprof said...

Wanders, someone got past the 'bots again.

meg said...

How about garmentcleaning/italia?

Wanders said...

I'm on the last day of my vacation. Through the miracle of technology I was able to post last week. However, there was an earthquake on our canoe and I will not post today.

KitKat said...

I suppose if Dawn and Wilbur were hiking and the ground shook, Dawn would ask, "AUHHGH! Is this a tsunami?"

Wilbur's calm, take-charge demeanor certainly inspires confidence. That's why the woman in purple is so relaxed.

Punky said...

It's awfully bright in that first panel, for the loss of lights they've just had. But the better to see the double face touch! And an ear touch in the other panel! A red letter day!

Gina said...

Sorry to hear about the earthquake in your canoe, Wanders. When you get back, and when the jukebox gets fixed, could you maybe add "Good Vibrations" in honor of today's strip?

birdie said...

I think Giella should give credit to Edvard Munch for that scream.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scream.jpg

meg said...

Californian: Earthquake?
Midwesterner: Tornado?
Floridian: Hurricane?
New Yorker: Subway?
New Englander: Happy Hour?

heydave said...

As the kids day "OMG!"

This is hi-larious, watching a hot-headed Wilbur realize his next meal is upset, an earthquake at sea, AND the double face touch from Random Woman!

Life is less brutal now.

heydave said...

On closer examination, is that woman doing a double face touch or is she making that "I need gills" motion?

meg said...

Beach Boys Fan: Are they good vibrations?

Vicki said...

cleaning service Italy / ship cleaning service / hurricane on ship cleaning service /

"nice and cute", just like poor Wilbur when he's scared! What a manly man, lol!

Anonymous said...

An Earthquake? I swear Moy reads this blog and is messing with us. Please tell me she is messing with us and is not serious.

Maude Findlay said...

''Gee Dad, thanks a LOT for taking me on this trip! I could be home safe on the couch, watching Game of Thrones for the umpteenth time, but instead, I'm here in beautiful Italy, aboard a luxurious cruise ship, and now I'm about to die. Thanks a LOT.''

meg said...

"I felt the earth move- reminds me of Dave."

Anonymous said...

Seriously...an EARTHQUAKE?!?!??!! Dawn is officially too dumb to live.

The first panel is might just be the third-runner up for Panel of the Year, behind Gina's head in the clouds and the David panel.

--Beagle Vet

Anonymous said...

Earthquake . . . so are we going to have a tsunami off of the Italian coast?

fauxprof said...

The background people are priceless today, particularly the dude in panel two. He's either trying to get a signal on his Bluetooth, or he's starting a new dance craze!

Anonymous said...

I still don't understand why Dave broke up with Dawn.

Peggy Olson said...

Dawn must be the only person who did not see "Titanic." The lights go out, the ship shakes and she doesn't immediately imagine Leo DiCaprio crashing into the water!

Library Michael, I'm afraid Wilbur will appear as Shelley Winters in this performance of Poseidon Adventure.

Not Worthy said...

Is it dark out or not? In the first panel, there is ample light through the windows. Second panel has dark-screens-effect. And where did Scream Lady go? And where did Bluetooth Danceman come from?

And the vibrations launched a glass of wine from the table?

Can Dawn really be in college and ask about an earthquake while on the water. And Wilbur doesn't know?

This is seriously messed up..

Not Worthy said...

First for Tuesday....

And the steering wheel goes flying through the restaurant?

Peggy Olson said...

Where is Wanders? He's not on the cruise ship, is he?

Watch out for earthquakes on the water, Wanders!

Marge said...

A tsunami is caused by a "sudden disturbance of the ocean floor". In other words, an earthquake.

heydave said...
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heydave said...

Aauhghh!
and Aaaughhh!

and let me mention Aahhhh!


We.re approaching catharsis, that small island in the Mediterranean.

fauxprof said...

Tuesday Morning thoughts:

Love the old-fashioned ships wheel on the dining room wall. Apparently this luxury cruise line shares a decorator with the Bum Boat.

Hey, what if, at the exact same time, an earthquake hits Santa Royale, and the patrons of the Bum Boat are rushing out in the identical state of panic (with Mary and Dr. Jeff starring, instead of Wilbur and Dawn).

KitKat said...

@fauxprof at 8:05 AM beat me to the Bum Boat comparison. This must be a bargain luxury cruise ship.

Tomorrow I expect we'll see the captain shoving his way into a lifeboat, to which Dawn will say, "Reminds me of Dave - he baled on me, too."

One word for Wilbur's sport coat: AAAUGHHH!