Be careful what you wish for. You could end up with the most demanding and oppressive mother-in-law of all time. Ha ha ha ha.
Today's Full Strip
Beth has grabbed Tom's hand! She's making her move!
This whole conversation is like something from a really bad reality TV show. Please change the channel!
You know? I could sit and watch Wilbur eat sandwiches, fly kites and face touch for days... I can put up with surly kidnappers taking forever to order ice cream... But this plot line is making me dumber by the moment.
Please Elinor, save us!! Barge into the apartment with a cleaver and call Beth a harlot while swinging wildly at Tom!
Who knew mushed carrots were brain food? And an aphrodisiac?
Good thing she didn't grab Tom's other hand, which appeared to have been sewn on Frankenstein style in first panel. Amazingly, even though her chair is still positioned beside his, she seems to have moved around the corner of the table. But at least we don't have to see Mary's other black fishnet stocking draped over Tom's lampshade like we did yesterday.
Where did those drinking glasses come from? Did Tom wish for those and they magically appeared?
If this plot line does not include a flashback from Elinor about why she's so anti-romance, I'm going to feel really cheated.
Tom Harpman: What would you like to drink, Beth?Beth Kinley: I'll have regular water.Tom Harpman: Same here. (thinks) Although nothing will ever be just "regular" again, now that I've spent time alone with you!Beth Kinley: It's proven that hydration with regular water is best, and aids digestion!
So, she wants to have Tom's baby? Beth is going to move Tom's parents to Santa Royale? Elinor the Nazi is going to be Tom's MIL? I just don't even know what Beth could mean. I do know what my WV means - eenUSDA Diarrhoea. Should have cooked those pork patties a little longer, dear.
Beth took the pork patties out of the oven and, as a finishing touch, boiled them for a while with the carrots. Hence the disgusting lumpy mush on the plates. Haute cuisine, anyone?Please, please, can we get away from these dreary doofuses and reintroduce Elinor in all her vicious, snarling glory?
Haute cuisine? More like hate cuisine! I gotta million...
It's now clear why Beth and Tom are sitting next to, not across from, each other: so Beth can put the death grip on Tom's left hand. Tomorrow we'll see how Tom manages to cut his mushy glop meal with only one hand.Beth reminds me of Velma from "Scooby Doo."Holy moly, we desperately need Wilbur Weston!
One question per customer, missy.If Tom didn't have work, he'd be on the street as a vigilante.
Why does Tom have a picture of Charlie Chaplin on his bookcase?
I'd much rather watch videos of Wanders strumming the uke than continue to follow this plot. Who's with me?
Nance, you're getting frighteningly good at this!
Jim is growing a wing out of his arm. I would love to see the Mary Worth storyline where a character mutates into a giant bird-man.Seeing as Elinor is obviously a witch. That wouldn't surprise me, except for the fact that Karen Moy has no imagination whatsoever.
SATURDAYWhy did they have carrots when TomHarpman has fresh broccoli growing right there on his bookshelf?
RE: Saturday. Beth is hoping for a happy ending. I'm betting Tom is, too. Here's to a happy ending .. to this saga, of course.
In Saturday's strip, Tom looks remarkably like Downwind Jackson.www.tinyurl.com/ckx4sjcFor those of you/us who are younger than Mary Worth, Downwind Jackson is the profile on the lower right.
Seriously, how many people say their work "keeps me off the street"? Wasn't there also some mention of his being a workaholic? He's a little VAGUE it seems to me. But Beth doesn't care. If it wears pants and can grow a beard, she's gonna' marry it! Run, Tom, run!
SUNDAYIt's been such a magical evening that Beth's purple pantsuit has been transformed into a pink v-neck with polkadotted blouse. That was enough to inspire TomHarpman to go in for the Dessert Kiss. Yowza.Happy Mother's Day, Elinor. We can only hope that TomHarpman's work involves asparagus futures.
OMG! Tom and Beth kissed!! It was the usual gruesome artwork so Joe could avoid having to draw a tilted head. I can't tell if the whole mess is worse than this or this. That last one is pretty funny because it looks like he is nibbling at her cheek...Anyway, Joe has pretty much established that he can't draw people kissing... not that he can draw people.
I got so excited by the kissing that I neglected to mention that there are TWO chin napkins in Sunday's strip. Chin Napkin and... its understudy? Special filming techniques? So exciting and confusing at the same time!
I noticed Beth's wardrobe change too. See how sparkling clean those plates are? Maybe some of the pork-carrot goop spilled on her purple ensemble, and she changed clothes. (She brought a change of clothing in her shoulder bag, along with the pork chops and carrots. A girl can never be TOO prepared, you know!)No attribution from Karen Moy for that lead-off quote. I Googled it - the first hit was to "9 Ways Toddlers Say 'I Love You'" on parents.com. That explains the unbelievably childish plot this week.
I have never used a napkin in the way Giella draws it. Next time I am at a fancy restaurant, I'll have to try it. Maybe I can use it as a ghost hand puppet and amuse my tablemates.@ NonnyMus: Thanks for the other examples of kissing in the Worthiverse. Maybe Joe himself has never been kissed, so he has no frame of reference.
NonnyMus: Lawksamercy me! That link to Mary combing her hair was a shock! I read Mary back in the day when she had a bun- didn't realize she still had a shock of hair like that. Here's a funny comment about it:http://www.examiner.com/article/hubba-hubba-is-mary-worth-a-secret-hottieMeg (with the vapors)
And as a follow up to today's smutty face lock, we'll be treated to dueling thought bubbles of "I love you! I love you! I love you!"
In the Worthiverse, people kiss by overlapping their profiles.The double napkins/ghosts have me all a-flutter, also. I assumed it was Chin Napkin and its mate, Chin Napkin!
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