Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mary Worth 1,522

I can identify with John Dill's desire to glorify Mary Worth. She is my muse as well.

And I'm just going to say this once: If it weren't for fifth grade colorist Eunice Chestnut's obsession with pink, that would be one awesome cake. Well played, Joe Giella. Well played!

Today's Full Strip

36 comments:

NonnyMus said...

Pink Chin Napkin is back! Although it's facing a challenge to its chinny turf by Hand Towel in that first frame.

That's o.k. It's o.k. Chin Napkin can brush that stuff off...

heydave said...

...flattered to be ... glorified? SRSLY? that's the best word you could come up with, Moy? Absolutely zip screams the theme of natural in this whole escapade. Lady, have you no shame? Or is your view of nature something you spot out of your penthouse window overlooking Central Park?

fauxprof said...

Poor Chin Napkin. When it accepted the supporting role of Draped Sheet of Fondant, it thought that this would be its crowning comeback--despite the heavy pink character makeup. Little did it know that it would be upstaged by a tawdry, tarted up sugar sculpture of Mother Mary ButterNatureWorth.

Show business can be heartbreaking.

polly said...

I think John Dill's been dipping into the frosting a bit too much; he looks about 30 lbs. heavier, and a lot more like P.T. Barnum.

Gina said...

"I'm flattered to be glorified in sugar!"

There's your Worthy Award for Line of the Year right there, folks.

(There is a category for Line of the Year, right? If not, please can we have one? That line has GOT to win something!)

Nance said...

SO MUCH PINK.

I...I...I...it's just a LOT of pink.

kathyo said...

"...Mother Mary, come to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be."

For a recent widower, John Dill sure is bouncing back quickly. What are the prizes in this contest anyway?

phoebes in santa fe said...

I can't wait to see the other entries. This one looks like just another pink wedding cake for a spinster who never got married.

And, if the Dillworth team has been working for what seems like months, wouldn't Mary have seen that stupid cake topping before now?

Doodle Bean said...

@phoebes in santa fe,

John's been 'practicing' on the figurine in private!

Muscato said...

All those months out there in the Dawn Weston wilderness, I kept thinking, "hey, wait - this strip is supposed to be about Mary Worth; when are we going to get back to her?"

Now I desperately want to know what's up with Dawn and Jim, just because I can't take another moment of cakestalking...

HR Human said...

My new goal for 2013 is to get myself into a situation where I can say "I'm flattered to be glorified in sugar!" and not have it be a non sequitur.

Anonymous said...

Where is Wilbur? How can you do a food story without Wilbur?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Giella should have given the colorist a head's up that the fondant waterfall thing was intended to be blue. Or it could be that management at Charterstone has decided that everyone's pink drapes have to be replaced with taupe and our colorist had to find some way to use up all her pink crayons.

Anonymous said...

the third straight different kitchen they been making the cake . is that why there was so much carrying practice?

Sandi Ego said...

Glorified In Sugar; The Mary Worth Story.
Surely this will be a Lifetime Movie?

Shmoopie said...

I guess this is where we exclaim, "Holy Mother of Mary!"
Also, Mary has quite the man-hands today.

NonnyMus said...

@HR Human,

Get someone to make one of these, program it with your face, bust or full figure and Bob's your uncle!

Inkwell said...

It's a pretty cake, to be sure, but not for a big old cake decorating contest. Don't they usually sculpt big old scenes and stories that fit the theme?

meg said...

Keeping in mind the fate of the Dora the Explorer cake, I predict that l'il Mary will topple off the top as the "Old People Transferring Cake" portion of the competition proceeds.

meg said...

Sorry, I mean li'l Mary (like li'l Lulu, but with extra smugness).

r u ok? said...

@meg - I'm with you. Can we please get on with the DillWorth cake splattering on the floor.

Shmoopie said...

Oh, it'll spatter alright. And Sugar-Mary may just put someone's eye out!

jennahrationex said...

Yes, I agree with Meg, that li'l Mary will somehow plummet from the top of the cake, shattering her elderly dessert-topping bones, possibly while John Dill is flinging unwanted woo while they're transferring their magnum opus.

(And since this contest is meant to celebrate Nature in All Her Glory, isn't it inappropriate for Team Dillworth to feature an icing that glaringly displays artificial color Red #3?)

birdie said...

Nonnymus, I want one of those machines!

limber Joe said...

@ NonnyMus. Big fan of "Bob's your uncle". I try to work it into every day conversation whenever I can.

"Mary's my muse" may well overtake BYU.gdondo

limber Joe said...

I just posted a comment. My comment ended with "gdondo". Where the heck did that come from?

NonnyMus said...

@birdie, click the link again and follow the topic on the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories website. Assembly instructions are posted at some point.

Just wanted to point out that pink Chin Napkin is the central focus in not one, not two, but THREE panels of Sunday's strip. It was looking grim for a little while, but Chin Napkin has emerged triumphant! Plus, Hand Towel is nowhere to be seen.

Show business can also be exhilarating!

Nance said...

SUNDAY

The cake topper looks like Sputnik and Linus' security blanket.

If the judges don't look at at the back of the cake (which looks more like a Tribute To Niagara Falls At Night in the heavily shaded panel), it has a better chance.

meg said...

Mary the Muse's face in panel three looks more like Archie the Andrews.

kathyo said...

Sunday: Why the suspense? They're already holding the cake plate by its edges, of as if their creation is feather-light.

I'm more concerned that Mary's car will be towed for being illegally parked in a handicap space just a few feet from the front entrance of the convention center.

NonnyMus said...

But... but... but.... everything is riding on John Dill's success in this cake contest. If he were to fail -- worse yet, if Mary was to fail him -- his life would be over.

OVER I tell you!!!!!

jennahrationex said...

So OVER after this anticipated dual rejection - by Mary and the cake-decorating world - John Dill might end up inhaling too much of this carcinogenic cake frosting and then plummeting off the same cliff where Aldo Kelrast met his Maker.

Gina said...

This site has taken over my brain. (Not that that's a bad thing. I saw a big pink-frosted cake at a bakery, with roses all over the top, today and thought instantly, "It's Pinkcake!" But alas, there was no Sugar Mary on top. Pinkcake 2.0?

katyb said...

Boy, Mother Mary Nature sure has Father Nature Man Hands. If I were John Dill, I'd be rather concerned.

Anonymous said...

Aaaand cue the earthquake! Please?

Shouldn't Mary really be glorified in saccharin(e)?

--Beagle Vet

birdie said...

I think Mother Nature Butterworth just tripped another contestant.