Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mary Worth 1,359

Since Moy and Giella are pointing out the obvious humor of 4,000 people fighting for room on a lifeboat, and since they've employed a comedy technique known as reincorporation, I'd like to do a little reincorporating myself by sharing what I found to be the funniest quote from the Vanity Fair article on the sinking of the Costa Concordia:

"That night, on the far side of the island, a 49-year-old hotel manager, Mario Pellegrini, was pointing a remote control at his television, trying in vain to find something to watch... The day before, he and a pal had gone fishing, and when the motor on their boat died, they ended up spending the night at sea. “The sea is not for me,” he sighed to his friend afterward."

For those who may be new to Mary Worth, you might miss why this quote is so funny. Instead of explaining it, I'll just remind everyone to always read your free secret message. It's free, so what do you have to lose? You can find your free secret message by holding your cursor over each image.

Today's Full Strip

19 comments:

Toots McGee said...

My favorite quote on that topic is from George Costanza. "The sea was angry that day, like an old man returning soup at a deli."

This is certainly new terrain for Karen Moy.

Thorpnotized said...

For me, Wilbur's "Geez... life IS brutal!" remark is the low-point for this awful storyline so far. I'm surprised Moy didn't lift another line from the Vanity Fair article for Wilbur to say instead.

Why is continuity between panels such a problem for Giella? The little girl is wearing a t-shirt in panel one, and a tank top in panel two!

phoebes in santa fe said...

I agree with Thornotized@6.45a. But I bet Moy surpasses it within a day or so.

heydave said...

So that whole Costa thing really was about a dopey CC broad who lives with her sandwich loving, kite flying daddie?

KitKat said...

Thorpnotized@6:45 AM, maybe the sleeves were ripped off the girl's shirt in the melee. BTW, except for longer hair, the she could be Emily Smith, and the orange-haired guy shoving her looks like a slightly more trim Wayne the Kidnapper. He looks nasty enough to rip a shirt. All part of the brutality of life.

Nance said...

Ditto KitKat and Thorp.'s first comments. Is this really going to be a simplistic commentary on The Brutality Of Life: Two Views?

Good Heavens.

And Dawn has lost her necklace, a la "The Heart of the Ocean" in the Titanic film. M&G are really mixing their Maritime Disaster Metaphors here.

Anonymous said...

I take back what I said yesterday -- Moy IS playing this for laughs.

I haven't laughed-out-loud at a Mary Worth panel since Jill Black's drunken ouster from Adrian's wedding 18 months ago.

Thanks, Karen Moy!

fauxprof said...

The moralistic point seems to be aimed at Dawn. "OK, Missy, airhead Dave dumped you, so now you mope and pout and whine that life is brutal. You want brutal? Here's brutal!"

Look, couldn't the redemption of Dawn taken place back home by introducing an illness or an accident, or the intervention of Hobo? Why this blatant, too soon, bad taste Costa Concordia ripoff? Besides, Giella seems to be having trouble drawing it, as I feared.

MissScarlet said...

Reminds me of Dave.

Anonymous said...

MAMA!

Baaa-Haa-Haa-Haa-Haa!!!

Dave in Parma said...

Was laughing about someone's comment yesterday about "the Weasley Family reunion" when Wife of Dave in Parma (a Harry Potter fan), made the comment that Dawn will probably find her new love while being rescued.

Son #1 of Dave in Parma (a.k.a. the Thin White Luke) added, "and he'll probably die during the rescue."

A good theory--could be our first love lost while on a trip to forget love lost plotline. What layered, nuanced writing!

fauxprof said...

@Dave in Parma: But George Weasley is already dead! Or was that Fred?. Darn, I can never tell those two apart.

Sandi Ego said...

A polo shirt with a vent in the front? Or maybe it's torn. Lots of apparel mishaps on this ship.
Let me be the first to predict the little girl crying "mama" will be rescued by Dawn & Wilbur and ultimately reunited with her mama. Cue wet bedraggled survivors wearing blankets.

KitKat said...

Blond, blue-eyed girl must be European. If she were American, she'd be crying, "Mom!" This is what passes as multilingual in the Worthiverse.

Dave in Parma said...

@fauxprof: I know one of them died, but am not sure which either. Maybe Dawn escape the ship on one of their brooms.

Anonymous said...

Alas, twas poor Fred who died in an explosion. But he lives on, as his twin brother George had a son whom he named in honor of his lost brother.

Barbara Hanson said...

@fauxprof. But they aren't dead! Because all the books go on forever. They are probably taking a break or are bookrunners (see Jasper Fforde, one of my favorite authors).
@Nance. Too bad for Dawn, but she did swipe that necklace in the initial scrum. Theft is brutal.

jerrybear said...

"If the Titanic Sank Today"

"In an emergency, the first obligation of a master is to establish whether abandonment is necessary. If so, the master then prepares all passengers and crew for muster at their prearranged assembly stations. Once the master gives the order to abandon ship, the passengers and crew assigned to each survival craft would proceed to their assigned embarkation stations with their lifejackets and commence boarding as directed by the crew."
The Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council.
Summer 2012 page 43

Anonymous said...

Dawn will save the poor little girl whose sleeves were torn off, and adopt her. She will also fall in love with the handsome Italian Coast Guard hero who tells the captain, "get back on board, @#%$#@!" And the four of them will live happily ever after in Italy, where Wilbur will be able to eat Parma ham every day.

--Beagle Vet