Panel 1: Chin Napkin slowly rises to take his rightful place on the chin of Beth Kinley.
Panel 2: SMACK DOWN!
Today's Full Strip
Oh my - such violence! Is that the real Chin Napkin in panel 2 or a stunt double?
Okay, that gave me a good chuckle.
Beth drinks a lot of Regular Water. I'm concerned that her constant thirst is a symptom of a health problem. I hope she has regular checkups.On another note, I see that Jim...er, um, I mean Tom Harpman has a wineglass. Even though they are having lamb, he is enjoying a white wine. Oh, that Tom Harpman! Going against convention by drinking white with red meat and being a guy who reads romance novels! He is SUCH a rebel.
I bet Mary really regrets coming across with that codeine cough syrup/malt liquor cocktail Elinor demanded. And the bath salts were probably a bad idea, too.
What kind of host serves hot water with lemon in a "regular" water glass? Shouldn't Elinor have a coffee mug, or a tea cup, or at least a styrofoam cup?@Nance - Tom Harpman may not be drinking wine at all. He saw all the different kinds of water available, and picked "water in a wine glass". If there had been more guests, water they could have chosen from include: -hard water (Mary would turn off the water softener). -water with a silly straw (hopefully one with loops that form eyeglasses). -holy water (which Mary heists from Neighborhood Catholic Church). -heavy water (in which the hydrogen atoms each contain a neutron not found in regular water). -water with three fingers of bourbon (minus the water). -toilet water (just in case Chester the dog is a guest).
Anonymous, I'm proud to declare that Chin Napkin does all its own stunts -- it's that kind of textile!Also, it's very impressive of Beth to snatch up a water glass in the millisecond it took Elinor to grab Chin Napkin from her grasp. Bravo, The Amazing Beth!!
@Nance,That's not white wine, that's blue wine!
Tom: "I'd love to read your book."Beth: "Really? Well...I'll make sure you get a copy, Tom! It's $17.99 on Amazon, but I'll give you a $1.99 Charterstone discount! Plus sales tax, of course."Tsk tsk, someone should tell Elinor that it's rude to pick one's teeth at the dinner table. Oh well, considering her comment today, I expect that tomorrow Mary will break into her unique rendition of "The Second Time Around" (recounting her romance...err, "relationship" with Dr. Jeff)
Wow. Elinor sure is tough. She's eating that spoon like it's a stalk of celery in P1!
"Youth is wasted on the young! Talking silly romance when you could be learning a valuable skill ... like origami! See?"
Wow... I've never seen any actor portray such realistic pain and shock as Chin Napkin did today. Someone get this man a Worthy!
Well, tomorrow is the weekly recap, but Monday I think we'll see Elinor stand on her chair and drop an elbow into chin napkin. Chin napkin will pretend it's hurt.
Chin Napkin is a very good actor, isn't it?I'm wondering how it drew the wrath of Elinor, though. Did she finally notice there was no lemon slice in her glass of water and somehow think CN took it?!?!?!
0h Wanders, don't you know that Chin Napkin is an 'it' and not a 'he'. It doesn't have any sex organs nor sexuality. It only serves to hover!Well, and to take odd jobs pretending it's a ghost at children's parties and serving as pink cake decoration...
You can verbally abuse your daughter, be rude to your hostess, and dismissive of a fellow guest, but when you perpetrate senseless violence on our beloved, innocent chin napkin! That's crossing the line, lady!
I believe that Chin Napkin's appearance is proof positive that Uncle Joe reads this blog. Chin Napkin's recurring role is a sign that Uncle Joe believes, as most of us do, that Chin Napkin is the most compelling character in this strip. If that doesn't make Chin Napkin a front runner for a Worthy Award next season, I believe his chances for an award dim considerably. Well, there is always the possibility one day of a life achievement award.
@Chin Napkin Groupie,Hear! Hear!
Just think of all the fun Toby and Ian are missing! Too bad they had "other plans". (I wonder what Elinor would think of clown paintings?)
Lack of continuity once again resurfaces as it appears that Mary and Tom have switched seats. Good old Tom is now seated across from the hotness that is Elinor.
Chester here..I can't drink out of mary's toilet. I choke on that man in the boat
Hi all you Mary Worthers. Chester the Dog here is having/hosting a playwriting festival in NYC in June. I need one act plays. Four theaters over four Saturdays. Mary Worth is also invited to submit! More below.Submissions are now being accepted for the First Piney Fork Press Theater One Act Play Festival, to take place in June 2013 in New York City.Seeking 10 minute plays (no more than 10 pp), preferably with no more than 5 characters. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). Basic set requirements.No more than 3 submissions per playwright. No profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address.Deadline: May 1st, 2013Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgSnail mail:Piney Fork Press Theater Festival22-73 43rd Street - JCAstoria NY 11105
Sunday...Leave it to Mary to have gray, oddly shaped plastic food containers. Maybe they came as part of the set with her gray books. going by his hairline, Tom appears to be morphing into the Wolfman.
Sunday.Mary is congratulating herself on a succesful match-meddle (plus the unloading of some inedible leftovers), but completely fails to notice that she has deeply infuriated Elinor. You don't want to anger someone who makes the Wicked Witch of the West look like a nice old lady.
Did Tom really just ask out Beth in front of two old ladies, one of whom hates him, in a Charterstone hallway? What a total dork.
This shall not stand.
@Chin Napkin Groupie: I feel this is Chin Napkin's year! There are still 8 months to go and it's already starred in "The Pink Cake Delusion" and "Beth and Tom Get Together". I'm sure we'll be seeing our beloved Chin Napkin in other exciting Mary Worth stories as the year goes on. It's bound to win!!USA!! USA!! USA!!
@Chester the Dog: I would have thought the little man in the boat would make you a tasty little snack. But what do I know of dogs? (More than Mary Worth does, anyway!)
Beth: Let's dump these leftovers, and Elinor, in the nearest bin, and head for the Diner!Tom: You're my kind of woman!
Out of context, it seems that Elinor is upset because things between Beth and Tom are moving too slowly or something!It's still hard to see why she's taking her frustration out on Chin Napkin, though. The mysteries of Mary Worth never end...
@Carlyle, Beth's new to town. She doesn't know about Diner yet!
Elinor: "I'm done eatin' my fork. Let's go!" [slams down napkin]
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