Friday, December 28, 2012

Mary Worth 1,493

John Dill's oddly mutated thumb, while a hindrance for a hotel manager, proved to be uniquely suited for cake decorating. Geneticists and bakers alike studied the ways it enabled him to manipulate his frosting tools to create enhanced detail no other human could attempt.

Today's Full Strip

19 comments:

Yahoonski said...

Yes, if only I can learn how to hold a pen or pencil, I'll be able to fill out this form, and then, by God, I'll have a chance.

Nance said...

Any takers on how long this story will go? We've already gone over 10 days as it is. I'm guessing it will go until at least March.

Tony said...

Mary to Toby: "Understand: I could win the contest with my eyes closed. But I think it's time to give the little people a chance."

fauxprof said...

It seems as if John Dill, like many of us, can't quite seem to get the hang of retirement at first. He's dressed in a suit jacket and white shirt (and presumably a tie) to sit at his kitchen table and fill out an entry form.

(Thanks for the secret message, Wanders. I thought that was a sugar bowl. Now I understand why it's colored gray.)

Mary said...

If the Worthy Awards ever have a category called "Most Boring 'Meanwhile' Panel Imaginable," I think this one could win.

J.R. Clark said...

Oh, no...

heydave said...

@Nance: OK< that's scary. Ten days of this and we're just now getting to s stilted entry form scene? Be afraid, be very afraid.

Anonymous said...

This is the second day Toby has been so snarky about John Dill. Is she trying to compete with Dawn for the Princess of Obnoxiousness crown?!?

Anonymous said...

This is getting exciting. Will JOhn Dill successfully complete the entry form? Will he realize his dream of being a champion cake designer? Will he be disqualified for having Mary's assistance? Stay tuned. I am sure there will be many unexpected twists and turns to this brilliantly written human drama.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Dill is headed for a world of pain.

If Mary helps him win she will hold it over his head forever, "you know John, the only reason you won was because of me."

If the "team" loses Mary will blame John forever for the loss and hold that over his head forever.

Nice plotting Mary.

Thorpnotized said...

Toby says "...I suppose it's your nature to help others." Now THAT is the understatement of the all time.

KitKat said...

Coming on Monday: A thrill-packed week's worth of panels showing John Dill buying a postage stamp so he can mail in his entry form.

Wanders, today's secret message is hysterical!

Dave in Parma said...

My 4 year old holds a pencil better than that.

I bet John Dill wants Mary to enter on her own--THEN he'll have a chance.

Maude Findlay said...

@ Nance- I'm calling it for Easter Sunday. That's when this story will end, with Mr. Dill bringing his ''pool party offering'' of a life size Harvey The Rabbit cake.

Nance said...

@Maude Findlay--It would have to be something along those lines because he would have to top that gargantuan monolith that he brought to the "holiday" party in December.

Question: Is there an adjective conveying a pace slower than "glacial"? Help.

Jim Short said...

Need a way to see the secret message on an iPad. Please?

Anonymous said...

The only reason John told Mary that he'd need an assistant is because he doesn't have the dexterity to fill out the stupid entry form! Oh, let them eat cake!

meg said...

Jim Short: "Eleanor's ashes are never far away."

Chester the Dog said...

John Dill: "Maybe I can get a cruise ship in Italy to serve my cakes"