"Speaking of living life out loud, there is one more thing. We haven't discussed the subject of payment... I'm not asking much. Just a token really, a trifle. You'll never even miss it. What I want from you is... your voice."
Today's Full Strip
With so much platitude spewing, I am beginning to believe that Mary is channeling the spirit of Roseanne Roseannadanna.
Living life out loud apparently means never shutting up.
I tried to picture Mary Worth living life out loud. I had to go and lie down.
This panel is wonderful. Mary is cockeyed, hunched, and holding a steaming cup. All! of! her! sentences! end! with! an! exclamation! point!Beth looks off to the side, worried and more than a little put-off. She is becoming aware that the beverage in the cup isn't innocent, that it has caused her to sprout sideburns, and that this old woman might not let her leave.If ever there were a situation that called for someone Helpful, someone Bicep-ful, this is it!SuperTom, where are you?
Something tells me that if you actually attempted to live life out loud at Charterstone, you'd be called in front of the condo board immediately.
"We're only given a short window of opportunity to make certain things happen..." (says the comic strip writer who takes months to make ANYTHING happen in a story line).
....says the woman who spurns every suitor who comes her way.......
I met her in a condo down in Santa RoyaleWhere you drink coffee and it tastes like RC ColaRC ColaC-o-l-a colaShe sat down by me and started to yap,I asked "Who are you quoting", and she said ZolaEmil Zola, zo-zo-zo-zo Zola.
Did anyone else see a movie called "Living Out Loud"? It was released in the late 90s or early 00s and it was horrible.
I predict:That the root of HELLinor's problems will turn out to be her addiction to prescription painkillers.That Tom, whom Mary pointedly avoided asking what his work was (in order to avoid foreshadowing), is a paramedic or EMT or such.That Beth will return home and find Elinor passed out on the floor after an accidental overdose.That she will run screaming into the parking lot where Tom will be just arriving home.He'll save Elinor, she will be shipped off to detox and rehab, and while Mother's away, daughter will do some real life research for her next novel. When Elinor returns home, she will be a changed old biddy, and she will become Mary's BFF.Oh, what a boring day that will be.
Beth seems to have inherited her mother's ability to drink without opening her lips--a good practice when ingesting anything prepared by Mary.
Mary's eyes are a little more unique than usual
Meg wins the Internet!
Elinor must be home now, yelling at The Price Is Right models to put some clothes on.
Wow! Is Meg's Lola parody the first appearance by the Kinks in May Worth and Me?
Dear Wendy:I have a very lovely lady friend who is unwilling to "light up the sky". She has indicated that she might be willing to "live life out loud". Is there hope for me?"Dr. J"Dear "Dr. J":You are disgusting. No lovely lady is interested in what you have in mind.WendyYahoonski- the Kinks made a brief appearance or two when character Nola Wolvenson was introduced.
Now we know what became of John Dill's and Mary's practice cakes. Mary has them stashed in a closet and will pull 'em out as needed.Beth didn't drop by, Mary invited her. And, how much "deeper" is Heartthrob Harpman, anyway? The Mary Worth version of "Mystery Date," apparently.
It seems that Mary must have been spending a lot of "getting to know you" time with Tom Harpman since she brought him that jellied chicken soup. How else would she know how deep he is? Of course, it doesn't take a lot to be deep in the very shallow sea that is Santa Royale.
'Looks aren't everything. After all, Dr. Jeff is interested in me. Apparently then, personality isn't everything either. I'd advise you to look a little deeper. Wilbur, perhaps.'
Seriously, doesn't Beth look like she could be a descendant of Prince Valiant?
Next, Mary rises, walks to the window, and launches into "Climb Every Mountain."
@Thorpnotized: now that's funny!
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