Hey, look over there! It looks like something is going on at the convention center. I hope the heavy traffic doesn't make John Dill late for his cake making contest at the Comfort Inn.
Today's Full Strip
The Santa Royale Convention Center's logo was the perfect reflection of its nature... nothing fancy.
In today's episode, the role of John Dill is being played by Billy DeWolf (or maybe Paul Lynde).
With Mary driving, it's up to John to do all the face-touching today.
Looks more like Guy Fawkes in the second panel.
Well, one thing that has happened because of the cake contest - any thoughts of Eleanor have long passed. Nice work Mary.
I still want to see John Dill's version of Mary as Mother Nature!
Why do they keep bringing up "young" as a necessary quality for making cakes? And how does being young equate to more experience? Isn't it the other way around?
Unfortunately for Team Dillworth, Santa Royale Indoor Soccer Team is practicing adjacent to the cake competition, and an errant header demolishes John and Mary's cake.
Panel Two is horrific. All that unnecessary shading looks like Mary and John Dill were in a mining accident or are chimney sweeps.And I agree with Allen. This whole young v. old thing is so patently fabricated. Is that going to be the Moral Of This Story? That Old People Still Got Game?How tedious. And how terrible to use cake for this purpose.SAVE CAKE!
I used to be quite fond of cake. My preference is for chocolate rather than pink, though. (I/m assuming that pink is a new flavor, as well as a color.)John Dill seems to have grown an unpleasant little goatee to go with his pointy mustache and Willy Wonka tuxedo. I am coming to dislike this man very, very much.
Yes, the highly experienced young... with their fancy silicone spatulas and newfangled pan sprays and everything. What hope do old people have in this high-tech world of cake baking/designing?!? Go home old man. Leave this work to the new generation.
I've decided that I don't want Dillworth to win. I want some tattooed young punk with pink hair and rings in his nose and eyebrow to win. I haven't yet decided what his entry should be, but it will not feature pink frosting and a generic floral motif.It will have something to do with the wonders of nature.
Don't worry, Mary and John both know that old age and treachery always overcome youth and skill.
Could it be that all the other cakes in the contest end up on the floor except for the DillWorth's team entry because of all the rhythmic practicing that took place by the John and Mary?
What's the matter with all of you? Everyone knows that cake design competition is a young man's sport. I believe it will be an event in the Xgames next year.
I know all the kids coming out of college use the "I'm younger, and therefore more experienced" article.The plot shift could also be moving towards 'tragedy as old woman drives car through crowd at convention center as she talks to her passenger.'Lastly, for the Clevelanders on here, is it just me, or is John Dill transforming from Mr. Whipple to Ghoulardi as the events draws near? (see panel 2 today)
(that's 'argument' not 'article'--typing issues lately).
@Dave in Parma at 12:49 PM, I see what you mean! We can tell John to "Cool it with the boom-booms" and tell Mary to "Turn blue, you knif!"
In an attempt to make Mary look young an desirable, Giella draws the best duck face I've ever seen.
There used to be a cake mix for a strawberry cake; it was pink. My mother used to make it once in a while. It was the only cake that I could totally leave alone, mostly because it had so little to do with actual strawberry flavor. Still, does the cake flavor actually matter for these contests? You never see anyone actually eating them.
It's not personal, but John Dill must die.
Is Mary driving an AMC Pacer?! Thereis ALOT of glass on that car.
10 and 2, Mary, 10 and 2
@Dave in Parma. Is John Dill about to break out in a spirited rendition of "Papa-Ooh-Mau-Mau"? (Oh, how I loved Ghoulardi!)
I think Team DillWorth intends to bring the cake into the arena with that song playing in the background Fauxprof.
Seeing today's panel, I do feel sorry for the Dillworths. All of the other young 4H cooking contestants seem to be so self-composed. Team Dill is acting like they've never been in a kitchen before. Any 4H contestant knows you lose points for cracking the eggs directly into the mixing bowl like that. And what is Dill doing? Pouring that whole bag of flour straight into the measuring cup? That's not only inaccurate, but you'll lose points for messiness.This is not the method they saw on those oft-watched videos. Looks like they've lost their nerve entirely. They don't stand a chance- unless they cheat.
Good call out Birdie: On Wednesday John Dill is already mid-pour when the official time starts.At least they'll have the comfort level of working in a kitchen that as Mary's kitchen's Escheresque proportions.
Ooh, another bad sign for Team DW: Unlike the other contestants, neither of them are blond.And look at those spectators in the stands, folks! They look like heads painted on a board.I wonder if Paula Deen is the emcee.
WEDNESDAYI think it's sweet that they brought Eleanor with them. (Panel Two)
In the cake decorating contests I have seen on TV, the participants' cakes were already baked and ready to be "assembled" and decorated. They didn't have to make and bake the cakes from scratch, and then have to wait for them to cool so they could be decorated. Now I understand why it will take six hours for John and Mary to produce their simple cake. I tend to forget this is the Worthiverse, so any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental.By the way, John mentioned that they must make a 3-foot cake. Their practice cakes must have been miniature versions. I got my yardstick out as a reference, and no way were any of them three feet tall.
Totally stressed-out and befuddled, John and Mary produce a six-foot cake in three hours.
Mary didn't tell John (or us), "You gotta break a few eggs to make a cake." What a disappointment.
John's getting a bit carried away with the flour or sugar or cocaine or powdered anthrax in the second panel.Should be one heckuva cake!--Beagle Vet
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