Oh, Toby, that's the best part of all! He's an ex-hotel manager! Ha ha ha ha ha.
Today's Full Strip
Ah, it's a bit nippy for a Christmas Eve morning jog in Santa Royale. Temperatures only about 65, so Mary and Toby must wear their cold weather track suits.Funny, with all those pool parties at Charterstone, the residents don't seem to know each other very well. Toby can just barely place John Dill (I keep wanting to tack an "inger" onto that name). And him a fellow artist, too, although I would place cake design somewhat higher on the scale than clown paintings.
Toby got her track suit from Sue of Glee fame. Watch out!
Happy Holidays to everyone in the Worthisphere. I see that Santa Royale residents don't decorate much - not even a string of lights around the pool at Charterstone.At least Toby's track suit is red!
I'd go jogging regularly, but I don't have an ascot.@Peggy Olson: The Christmas lights were removed from Charterstone (Santa Royale's finest Art Community) by court order after Eleanor Dill tripped over a string of lights and unceremoniously electrocuted in the pool.
I finally figured out what has been bothering me every time I see this so-called 'John Dill', the former 'hotel manager'----he really looks familiar. Then it hit me. Was he really a former animator and media mogul?Yes; he's Walt Disney. Apparently though the reanimation process doesn't restore vision as poor Walt, er, John now needs spectacles to see the spectacle that is Charterstone."When you wish upon a cake...You never know which platitude Mary will make....When you quit your job and your wife dies...Your dreams..will...come true!
"What did he retire from?" "He retired from being married. Now I'm his teammate. And I know my way around the kitchen if you know what I mean."
I think we're headed for a "Jeff is jealous" episode. It's been a few years, and we're due.
The trees in panel 1 are exceedingly strange, unless the green projections at the bottom are what passes for Christmas decorations at Charterstone.Note that although Toby doesn't know much about John Dill, she does know he's a widower. Life with Professor Chinbeard has forced Toby to develop a wandering eye for any semi-alive man. She'd better watch it, though. I find the coincidence of Mr. Dill's retirement and Eleanor's death full of possibilities. Maybe being with Eleanor 24/7 was too much for him, especially since she pooh-poohed his artistic ambitions.Wishing a happy and peaceful Christmas to all my fellow worthies in the Worthiverse!
John Dill (former hotel manager) might have a falling out with Mary after they nearly come to blows over Mary's insistence that their "team entry" contain scampi marzipan and a salmon paste frosting.We all paint with different pallets, Mare.Bestest holiday wishes to all you Worthians. When I raise my glass of kelk nog tomorrow in the warm embrace of my family, I will toast you and your wit and devotion to the 'verse.
Isn't it a little early to be recapping this plot already (via Mary's conversation with Toby)? Perhaps that whole Dawn Weston storyline thoroughly exhausted Karen Moy's creative brain, so she's taking a much-deserved holiday this week.Merry Christmas, everyone!
What a worthless strip today! It's a West Wing Walk And Talk, but instead of furthering the plot, it merely recaps a bunch of junk we already heard ad nauseum, all week.It would have been more interesting to hear a recap of Toby's life. Ahem.fauxprof--you don't think that KM is trying to foreshadow a...nah. Never mind.Happy Holidays' to you all!
Kelk nog! Yum. Anyone got a recipe?Happy holidays to my fellow Worthiverse inhabitants! A reality check's in the mail.
Merry Christmas, Wanders and all Worthiversians. Thank you for making my world merry and bright for the past year. I'm so glad I joined you! Kelk nog for all, and don't stint on the bourbon.
@Nance: maybe, but I doubt KM could foreshadow her way out of a paper bag. She'll brew up some trouble and throw it right in our faces.
...or she'll brew up some kelk nog and throw up in our faces?anyway, happy holidaze, kids!
Ugh. Well, at least she's not spouting off platitudes... yet.Happy holidays all!
Toby: "Mary, what did he retire from? My voice mail was down." MY word verification? "129 eprucum" the times it takes Jeff..oh, it's a family blog, sorry.
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