Gee, Mary, don't you think you might be too old to make a cake? I mean, that's really a younger man's sport.
Today's Full Strip
Looking at poor Mary's arthritic claw on her right arm, Toby could be right, despite the fact that she sounds so snarky.I see that John Dill sent the practice cake home with Mary, too. Nice of him. Sad that Dawn still has problems with how to hold a fork. Maybe Jim could work with her.
Srsly? SRSLY?The same, the VERY same pink slab, trotted out ad infinitum...Unless I'm mistaken, they opened a shoe box, stuffed the contents into a pot, pulled it out steaming and declared it "Cake."I would imagine Mary to be mortally embarrassed by the neverending shame of this premise.
Cake is brutal.
I, too, feel ripped off. There was so much promise in this story -- Eleanor's demise, suggestive cake-related banter on John Dill's couch, the creepy idea of a Mary Worth-Mother Nature figurine, John's firm grip on Mary's arm at the end of Sunday's strip.Turns out it was all just a bunch of bad art and lame dialog, and now we're sitting on a couch with drippy neighbors who apparently have nothing better to do than eat pink cake with an old lady. Who could have expected such a thing in Mary Worth?
But Mary, there will be YOUNG people there! Everyone knows young people are better at making cakes! They snort flour for God's sake Mary! I've seen it in the movies and on TV, I know these things. All they do is cook and cook and cook. Like on Breaking Bad, that young man always talks about cooking.
...not to mention that Toby appears to be eating her cake with a SPOON.
I am sure the cake mix is super moist and begging to be eaten. John's cake mix also makes for bigger and taller cakes. All in all, a sure winner.
Toby does not look like she believes what she is saying in panel 1, but at least she and Dawn are using daintily held utensils to eat their cake in panel 2, whereas Mary is just digging in barehanded.
I think it's really rude that Dawn is picking her teeth with that giant toothpick. Didn't Wilbur teach her any manners?
Any chance that Dawn can get college credit for attending the cake contest?
from fauxprof earlier today:"Could pinkcake be some sort of enervating life form, destroying its victims from within?"PINK CAKE IS PEOPLE! You've got to tell them! Whereas I, on the other hand, will have to have my pinkcake pried from my cold dead other hand.
I love Toby and Dawn's expressions in panel 1.Another consideration: can Uncle Joe draw 'young people', somewhere in an age between the girl from Goletta, and Dawn's 19 going on 40? To Mary, are 'young people' 65?
What is wrong with eating a cake with a spoon? It seems normal to me.
Am I so very wrong to hope that John and Mary will show up for the competition, and everyone will be 18 or younger? And that the kids will have the very elaborate cakes that we've seen online? I love the partly open mouth of Mary in panel one- she's afraid that her friends won't say nice things. Almost makes her look human.
Silly Anonymous! Always eat cake with a fork so the crumbs can go everywhere. It's kind of one of the rules of a civilized society!
I LOVE the passive aggression in Panel One. Dawn and Toby are quietly seething that they're not the objects of Mary's attention. You can hear Toby's eyes rolling as she utters, "Really Great."And Dawn is so upset, she stopped wearing purple!Mary seems so happy to be gloating about her newest project to her former patients - er, friends.Is anyone in this strip ever genuinely happy about other folks' good fortune?
The impertinence of these young folk may prompt Mary, like Lewis Carroll's "Father William," to order them out before she kicks them downstairs!
I'm puzzled by Mary's insistence on getting the "recipe" right. She's confusing a cake decorating competition with a county fair entry. In the former, no one cares what the cake tastes like, just how it looks!And pinkcake doesn't look either spectacular OR appetizing.
Unfortunately, the contest that Toby--and Mary--watched on TV was the Age 8 and Under Division, where a simple 2-layer round cake with piped flowers is considered quite an accomplishment.
Today's strip makes no sense (not that it's different from any other day). Why are they looking at pictures of the design when the cake that they are eating is right there in the room? Why don't they just look at the cake? Or are the drawings really cool and the DillWorth team just isn't able to produce the design?
Fauxprof is exactly right. Is this a design contest or a taste contest? Moy's an idiot. My verification word is inhumna which is what the torture of reading this strip is.
There are so many things wrong with this picture. Clearly the cake has only one slice missing... so since Mary is holding the only slice visible.. are Dawn and Toby allowed only one bite each? Plus who the heck is that Toby imposter in Panel 1? Or Panel 2 for that matter; neither looks anything like the Tobys we've seen in the past. Has Joe died? Is there a new "artist' asking him/herself why in the world he/she took up with Moy?" I'm thinking this whole cake business is going to turn out to be a "them vs us" story; oldersters vs young whippersnappers. Retirement doesn't mean it's over... snooze....
Shovel it in ladies, it's going to be a cold winter.
That's not Mary's arthritic arm! It's JIM'S PROSTHETIC ARM!!! It was affected by radioactive debris from the Japanese tsunami, which washed up on Santa Royale's dangerous pier.The arm has escaped and is going to terrorize Santa Royale just as Godzilla terrorized Tokyo.Run for your lives!!!--Beagle Vet
UP YOURS DAWN! Everyone already knows what a self-centered &%$#@ you are. After all, we were just tortured with 150 years of story line to see your shallowness.
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