Today's Full Strip
Silly Wanders! They're obviously hotdogs!!
Maybe it's knockwurst. My mother and father used to eat them with sauerkraut. Being the world's pickiest eater as a child, I usually opted for a peanut butter sandwich--and still would!In panel two, Tom is holding a teaspoon, not the proper utensil for an entree. Perhaps he's hoping for more soup?
Knockwurst with red cabbage out of the little glass jars and hot German potato salad. Yumm.But more importantly, where did Mary get that cigar store indian and why does she have it posed at the dinner table like a guest?
'Allright. I'll taste the Soup.''Ah ha! A ha!'(with credit to 'Coming to America')
I thought they had moved on to the dessert course and that it was a tray of eclairs.Clearly, Elinor is irked by that aggressive potted plant that is jabbing her.There is so much haphazard shading that it looks like there was a fire and they all got sooty.Finally, that last panel--more awkward and unreadable dialogue from Moy. NO ONE TALKS LIKE THAT. NO ONE.
@Nance at 8:46 AM, Tom's dialogue sounds exactly like Mary's "Ask Wendy" blatherings. Awkward and unreadable - bingo!
Tom's whole "the love that dare not speak its name" speech says to me he's either gay or fallen hard for Elinor. Either way, I see heartbreak ahead. For everybody. If only they knew someone who could meddle on their behalf.
Yes, we wonder about Tom using a spoon on his mashed lambaragus, but what has become of Beth's spoon? Is it in the hand beneath the table? For that matter, what has become of Mary?
Unlike the usual tedious pace of other Worthiverse stories, this one is moving right along! Lonely neighbor + new resident = love. I think Mary is trying to redeem her status as Major Meddler, since she didn't have as much direct involvement with Dawn and Jim.
When Zardoz came to dinner!
Mary is such a good host. As soon as someone dishes out some meat Mary fills up the pan again. A cornucopia of lamb.
I'm with Elinore. I'd be cranky too if I just moved into a new condo only to be cornered by the world's most meddlesome meddler who then insists I eat a plateful of mystery pinky/beige foods with teeny, tiny utensils.Not to mention having plans that involve my slave leaving for some Ken doll.
@Thorpnotized: I'm attributing the newly quickened plot pace to the repeal of New York Mayor Bloomberg's ban on over-sized high sugar drinks. Ms. Moy is now fully re-sweetened and re-caffeinated and writing at a breakneck pace.
@Thorpnotized,You know that Mary thinks she was crucial to the Dawn/Jim story, right? Her ego knows no bounds.
Note to self, if anyone ever offers me "regular water", I'll know that it involves blue Easter egg dye.
I think that Elinor is just annoyed that Mary didn't open the lovely bottle of pickle juice she so thoughtfully brought as a hostess gift. Either that, or she's just annoyed that she's morphing into the late John Gotti.
Tom better watch it with those soliloquies on love. He's liable to get a face full of hot water with lemon!
I would like to see this develop into a Romeo-Juliet theme story or the West Side Story. Of course there aren't any gangs in Worthiverse. Bad people but not gangs. Then again, maybe Mary could take on the Jets and Sharks.Somehow singing "Beth" doesn't sound as romantic as "Maria".
Mary has made enough lamb wraps to feed a freakin' army! No wonder she said, "I hope you're hungry!" when Elinor and Beth first arrived. Now Mary will have lamb leftovers for WEEKS because no one is going to want to take those things home. Apparently she learned nothing from her excessive Salmon squares episode.
@Vicki: But the salmon squares do now make such an attractive retaining wall around the Charterstone Pool....
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