Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mary Worth 1,527

Yes, but they couldn't have done it without Mary's third arm!

Today's Full Strip

19 comments:

Tony said...

"I couldn't have come this far without you, Mary."

"That's true, John. How would you ever have carried the cake by yourself? And when the show is over, you're going to help me track down that jerk in the audience."

heydave said...

So just what is the PSA here? Is it dream following, age defying, cake lifting, practice makes perfect, never give up, glorify your gratitude in goo, damn the torpedoes or what?

Please tell me these two lose the contest, big time!

NonnyMus said...

@heydave,

It's all of the above!

Nance said...

It's Cake Wars meets Alien meets Seinfeld (episode Man Hands) in Mary Worth today!

Not only is a disembodied hand erupting from Mary's bosom, but her other hand is grossly drawn and hideously misshapen. At the very least, it is manly and looks like a huge, pale lobster claw.

Panel Two treats us to more of Moy's disjointed ELS dialogue. Garbled syntax, shifting tense...it defies parsing.

Then we have the ridiculous and idiotic Pollyannaism: "You just have to believe that it's true, and it is."

Well, gosh! Is THAT all! I believe that I won the lottery. I believe that I don't have migraines. I believe that Congress is working hard to solve our nation's problems.

And I believe that this plot is going to actually have a salient point.

NonnyMus said...

I can't figure out what is going on here. Did Mary Worth and John Dill finally realize they put the cake on the Judge's Table/Finalists' Table and are moving it to the Cake Table? And Mary is feeling so cocky she is carrying the cake one-handed? Leaving her second hand to I don't know and her third hand to gesture to John Dill?

Also, again with the pink, orange and black color scheme! The 10 year old crayonist who colors the script sure does have a fixation on Halloween and breast cancer awareness!

Not the Cake said...

More hands = more meddling and cake carrying power.

Lost in the Worthiverse said...

Well, at least Chin Napkin is still looking great.

TeacherPatti said...

I really hate platitudes like "you just have to believe it's true and it is! LOL!!11!1!!1!" This is so fake and sugary that it makes my teeth hurt. For instance, I have hyperactivity issues and I could sit her and think and think and believe in me sitting in an office job for 10 hours and it's just not going to happen. I am a special needs teacher and my students who are low vision could "believe" that they could see well enough to be, say, a CSI investigator but it just won't happen.
Sorry to be a buzzkill turd in the punchbowl but I tend to dwell in the real world.
Also I can't believe I am this invested in Mary freaking Worth! :)

TeacherPatti said...

@Nance, right on sister! I never tell students this sort of crap. I think they appreciate the realism. I mean, I'm super nice and awesome to them but if someone who is going blind says he wants to be a CSI investigator (as happened a few years back), I have to gently suggest that there are other jobs in the scientific field (such as research, which can be done with screen readers).

Nance said...

@TeacherPatti

Not to advertise my own blog on someone else's, but I wrote about this here. As a fellow teacher, I know you'll appreciate it.

And LOL about getting so invested in MW as to get exercised about it! I hear ya!

fauxprof said...

Mary borrowed that extra arm from Jim, in clear violation of the cake-carrying rules. No more than two arms to a team member. This was instituted after the 1986 scandal when the team of the Goddess Kali and Oscar the Octopus carried an 180 pound pinkcake to the judging table in 30 seconds.

(Mentioning Jim caused me to remember that he never even got a last name in the brief time he was with us. It would probably be of one syllable, and refer to a dull color--brown, black, gray or white. Come to think of it, "Dill" implies something green--but not bright green.)

NonnyMus said...

Ladies! Ladies! It's more insidious than that! Since Mary Worth's audience is mostly made up of old folks, Mary is advocating our elders spend the rest of their days living in a fantasy world of illusionary accomplishments!

Mary Worth is indeed evil.

Anonymous said...

Wanders' social experiment has mined some really intriguing data today.

Unknown said...

I think we have been missing the point in this entire story arc. As Walt Disney was said to have made "Fantasia" to showcase his beloved Mickey Mouse who was upstaged by Donald Duck, these recent weeks have been merely an excuse to display Chin Napkin's versatility after he was so sadly ignored by this year's Worthies.

Sandi Ego said...

Mary perhaps used her extra appendage to remove the second garland of roses and whatnot from each layer of pinkcake. I am bracing for the inevitable crush Mr. Whipple/Floyd the Barber is going to unleash on Mary. Poor sap.

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Anonymous said...

Wanders, I believe you need a new category for the Worthy Awards: Best Hidden Message, and I further believe that today's message should be among the finalists.

--Beagle Vet

NonnyMus said...

John Dill and Mary Worth did make a good team. Nobody else on the planet would be able to spout platitudes at each other for that long without going insane. Even Dr. Jeff cuts out periodically to 'answer emails' and 'raise funds for Peace Village'!

Also, spam alert, Wanders!

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