Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mary Worth 1,532

Laughing all the way to the winner's circle... in OUTER SPACE!

Today's Full Strip

29 comments:

fauxprof said...

Despite the heroic efforts of Chin Napkin, pinkcake has achieved critical mass, with horrifying results. Unfortunately, this is occurring behind Mary and John, the only people in the arena old enough to remember "Duck and Cover" drills.

Tony said...

$10,000 plus an all expense paid trip to Hawaii for the winning team.

What could Jeff, who has been watching on the Cake Channel, be thinking of all this?

Thorpnotized said...

$10,000 ?!? I'm at a loss for words...

NonnyMus said...

I wrote an exposé on Moy in the Cleveland.com comments: she obviously just googled "cake contest first prize", saw the first entry (a $10,000 first prize for some international cake contest which doesn't even appear to have happened)! If she had let her eyes stray down the page, she would have seen prizes in the range of $200-250 dollars for local cake contests.

LA-A-A-A-A-A-A-ZY!!!

KitKat said...

Gooly gee, those 1st-prize ribbons look like the award to the prize hog at a county fair.

The "special surprise" is a cruise for two on the Unita del Mare II. Happy sailing, Team DillWorth!

kathyo said...

A vacation for two at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora, donated by Adrian and Scott Hewlett. Unfortunately, the Groupon offer--originally purchased by Jill Black--expired about 18 months ago.

Lost in the Worthiverse said...

Face touching alert! Face touching alert!!

meg said...

They're going to BIDDYWORLD!

Nance said...

Anyone else hear the old Star Trek theme music in their heads while looking at the strip today?

"Special Surprise" sounds very juvenile. Like what I would offer my boys if they'd eat all their dinner when they were toddlers. That turned out to be a Pudding Pop or a Ho Ho or a peanut butter cup.

Maybe it's a cruise! Who would John Dill take?

Anonymous said...

The dogs at Westminster got better ribbons....just sayin'

phoebes in santa fe said...

Now the infighting begins. That $10,000 prize is gonna breakup this lovely couple. I'm just saying...

heydave said...

Contests are brutal.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

I believe those are flash bulbs in the background. Obviously,an even ot this magnitude would attract the internationl press. Chin Napkin alone warrants the coverage.

NonnyMus said...

@Chin Napkin Groupie,

You forgot to add "... only in the Worthiverse"!

Don't get me wrong. I love and admire Chin Napkin, as you know. But in our world, such events are covered by a desperate-looking free-lancher who take his/her own photos or the intern on the local paper using her/his cellphone to take photos... if there is a local paper.

Depressing but true.

Not the Cake said...

$10,000? I'm taking tomorrow off to buy a bunch of pink cake pans, several pink Betty Crocker Mixes and pink frosting containers and get baking. Now all I need is a meddling senior citizen to help me carry my cake around and I'll be all set.

birdie said...

This panel is awesome! I just love the surrealness of it.

I can't wait for them to hear that they're going on a Carnival Cruise. They'd better take the cake with them; food might not be easy to come by.

Lost in the Worthiverse said...

No-o-o-o-o-o-o!! Don't cover Mary Worth's come-and-go monogram with that 1st prize ribbon!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, John Dill. It IS surreal that you won $10,000 for your ghastly pink cake.

meg said...

Mary Worth Fever

Ben & Jerry: New flavor: Cherry Worth

National Enquirer: Bieber: Mary and I are 'just friends'

New York Times: Worth Comments on Iran Sanctions

Washington Post: Stir in Gallery at State of the Union: Mary sits next to Michelle

TMZ: Mary Chills with Kim and Kanye

People: Mary Worth spotted at Clooney villa

Betty White: Mary was my babysitter

L'Osservatore: Pope resigning to spend more time with Mary Worth

Variety: Worth Kills on Letterman

Times of London: Queen has a 'girl crush' on Mary

FBI: Worth wanted for questioning in Judge Crater disappearance

Santa Royale Whig Herald: Wilbur Weston questioned in cake disappearance

Dave in Parma said...

Only two possibilities for the surprise:

--Dr. Jeff jumping out of the cake with a ring. To propose. Again.

--An all expenses paid trip for 3 (John Dill, Mary, and Chin Napkin) to Branson, MO.

meg said...

John Dill Fever

Dill cuts ribbon at new senior center

AARP sends John Dill membership application

Dill attends Klezmer concert in Goleta

John Dill confronts whippersnappers chanting 'John and Mary sitting in a tree,
B-A-K-I-N-G'

John Dill appears before Charterstone Condo Board in the matter of unpaid condo fees

Heinz renames Dill pickle; now Sharply Flavored pickle

Retired Hoteliers Association moves annual convention from Santa Royale to Vallejo; Dill's reputation reported reason

Old man arrested on Santa Royale boardwalk; ranting: 'I coulda been a contender'

NonnyMus said...

I think Mary Worth will dump Dr. Jeff in favor of John Dill and here's why:

- Even with the shield from reality that her smugness gives her, Mary Worth has to realize her helping people is NOTHING compared to Dr. Jeff's charitable work.

- Dr. Jeff has no more children which could make new plots for the strip.

- John Dill has trained his nasal hair to look like a dapper mustache!

- John Dill has that nervousness bordering on megalomania which would attract a meddler like Mary. She can buck him and up and bring him down as needed.

- The number one reason Mary Worth will dump Dr. Jeff in favor of John Dill: she gets to drive!

Thank you.

r u ok? said...

I think the "special" surprise is that the $10,000 prize money will be paid out $10 per year for 1000 years. Although, Mary just might live long enough to receive the full amount.

TG said...

I almost peed myself at fauxprof's critical mass comment!!

Sometimes I wonder how MW doesn't have the snark following FBOFW had. This strip has so much more snark value that it's ridiculous.

Personally I thought they were setting off fireworks for DillWorth or they had been jettisoned into outer space.

Finally, my question is where is this going? Is he going to pursue her, or is this just the end and Mary will be on to do her next "good deed"?

meg said...

I'm terribly afraid that the special surprise is a fully-paid trip to the Nationals (and I don't mean the MLB team).

Dave in Parma said...

So disappointed that we weren't treated to a special Valentine's Day platitude....

heydave said...

Maybe the surprise is John Dill waking up on the kitchen floor... all of this has been nothing more than a delerium-induced daydream.

Doodle Bean said...

@heydave,

That would explain so-o-o-o-o-o-o much!!

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