Why would anyone dream of leaving Santa Royale?? That doesn't seem right. I mean, hello, Meadows Park? Diner? Maisie's? Why would you ever want to go anywhere else?
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And another one is living the dream of working long hours for slave wages in the big city with the forlorn hope of becoming "the best" at cake decoration...Wait! That's a nightmare!
Hmmm.... Based on Mary's tone, simultaneously wistful and self-congratulatory, anybody wanna bet that the next storyline (could it really start tomorrow, or are we in for three or four weeks of recaps over coffee and/or exercising?) focuses on Mary chasing some whim of her own?
Also - Who knew that the SRIA - LGA non-stop was so popular that it required a 747? I hope John got a seat on the upper deck!
And, Mary treats herself to a victory lap! OK, helping John Dill further his cake-design dream is not in the same league with saving a kidnap victim, but it should be good for a few days of basking in the admiration of Toby, Dawn, and Dr. Jeff.Will the next storyline be equally riveting? Tune in tomorrow--or next week, or the week after that.
I love how she needed to don a black beanie once John Dill took off. My goodness! Mary's head was naked just yesterday; that hussy!
@Anonymous@7:47 AM (747 - how appropriate!), the black beanie signals that Mary is officially a candidate for the papacy. Her beanie is black instead of the traditional white to indicate that if elected, she will transform the papacy and the entire Vatican. Her encyclicals will be in English, not Latin, and will be filled with her famous aphorisms, e.g., "You just need to believe that it's true, and it is!"
Once the white smoke comes out of the control tower, Mary will have been elected, er, elected herself.
You did good Mary. Ten grand good!
Is Mary Jewish?! Who knew?!
So much symbolism in Panel Two... Mary, always SO above all of the little people.
By the way, what happened to the ten large anyway? Did they split it (and if so, what is Mary going to do with her share?), or is John going to have to use it all for his first week's lodging in the big city?
Jeez, Mary - don't strain your arm patting yourself on the back!@Yahoonski: I too am wondering if Mary got any of the prize money, or was her self-satisfaction sufficient reward for her efforts.
Mary's happy, because John's place will be vacant for the next 8 months. Visions of maybe using it as a grow house.
Dear Diary,I helped yet another Santa Royale resident make a dream come true. That's number 1035. It never gets old. I know that the next poor wretch who needs me is right around the corner. Goodnight, Diary. Tomorrow holds yet another dreamer who needs me. Thank goodness for me!--MWYeah, now I think we might have to suffer awhile while she recaps for Toby and Dawn. Or maybe she'll sit at Computer and pontificate. As far as the "ten large" (LOL), Mary would never take any part of The Filthy Lucre! She does it out of the goodness of her heart!
Honestly, this is too much for me. I have had a hard time playing along with the illusion that Mary is something other than meddlesome and smug for some time now, but this conclusion puts me over the edge. Something about that second panel kills the fun of reading this strip. I could have taken it if Mary had dropped the cake but then bullied John into going to NY anyway, without the money or the prospects. That would be the usual delusional Mary. But this time, the writer is actually asserting that Mary, the Demon of Charterstone, is an un-ironic force for good. I can't stomach Mary's self-satisfaction unless it is misplaced--think of the lives she has manipulated, think of the people she has pressured into making some rash and risky decision that just by a blue-rinsed hair turned out ok! Or at least "ok" in Mary's version of the world, which is "You did good, Mary."I might have been able to forgive the grammar lapse, but I cannot forgive the sincerity. It's too much. Too much! I quit.
Anonymous, would it help if I reminded you that these are fictional characters?Mock the crazy smugness! Don't let it beat you!
Tsk! Mary, your grammar is shocking (and so's your grampar). Surely you should have said, 'Mary, ya done good!"
PS-looks like Mary snatched John's bag before he boarded. She didn't have one yesterday.
I'm sorry, what sane person is this smug just because they helped an acquaintance win a cake contest and then took him to the airport a few weeks later?!
I'm sure John Dill understood how his bread was buttered and made sure Mary got the full 10 smackers, the full 10 big ones, the full $10. 10 THOUSAND dollars you say?!I bet Mary spends it on two turntables and a microphone and returns to her rap roots. Wicky wicky wicky wa wa.
Would a female pope be a mope? Mary appears to be blessing the departing plane. Fingers crossed we'll be treated to a panel with John Dill looking out the window at Mary in the clouds (a la Gina).
Sandi, that's what I was thinking. I'm hoping for some giant Mary heads as John Dill flies on his way to his dream, knowing that none of this would have been possible without Mary.
Tomorrow, Mary turns to leave and we see a huge fireball outside the window behind her as John Dill's departing plane crashes and burns. It is his final destination.
Mary is so busy congratulating herself that she's about to walk smack into a plate glass window.
I forget what all this nonsense was leading up to... what was the point again?
The point is that Mary is good and does good... and is pretty great, actually...Come to think of it, the point is that Mary is the best... maybe even better than the best!
hey ow come underdog can be so confident theres no need to fear underdog is here and hes always praised but mary helps some hotel creep win a big cake contest and shes mocked ? by the way ive trained under chef pierre and hs better then cake boss !!!!!
anonymous@552-Thnk goodnss you have warned us abt MarWorth! We wer dluded!
I'm just waiting for the news that the Dill jet blew up (KA BLOOOOEY) somewhere over Utah.
@mrpeenee, D'ya think Mary slipped a bomb into John Dill's bag? After all, there wasn't any TSA at SRIA!
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