I feel as though I've stepped into a Chekhov play. With cactuses. And yoga. But still Russian.
Today's Full Strip
Ahh, Woody Allen and Karen Moy, two names that will forever be linked for their stellar story telling skills.
The Beauty of Nature, huh? Okay, cue John Dill and the pink cake!So will this tepid plot peter out on Sunday, or is there still hope for some excitement, e.g., a rattlesnake?In the second panel, June resembles Carol Channing. Maybe she will break out into "Before the Parade Passes By." At this point, I'd even settle for that.
Where are the rabid wolves when you need them?!
Poor June! In Panel One, she has had her neck removed and looks like Igor. @KitKat--What plot?
@Nance at 9:13 AM, I forgot to insert "(using that term very loosely)" after "plot."June's missing neck in the first panel conveys the depth of her grief. Either that or Mary is pressing a button on June's shoulder, making her body collapse.
Experiencing this so-called plot for me is very much like watching a video with my lousy Internet service: lots of frozen scenes and frustrated shouts to "get on with it already!!!" while waiting for the buffering to finish. At least with the videos, there's usually an entertaining payoff to putting up with the frustration...
You the plot is bad when you have to look at the date to see if it's new or the same from the day before!
Sunday, the beauty of nature was "restorative", according to Mary. Today, the beauty of nature is deemed "healing" by June. It makes a nice theme for a cake decorating contest, too. I wonder what other attributes the beauty of nature has that will be divulged by Moy next.
Mary's "experiences" at Pax resort are going to include one heck of a retina burn. Of all places to forget your sunglasses...
Perhaps this parade of platitudes would end if Moy were to drop some acid, or, in keeping with the southwestern setting, some peyote.
It's not the beauty of nature that is healing or restorative. It's just "being around" it. Sheesh.
Yahoonski, I believe that you hit on, what in retrospect, is the obvious answer to why Mary Worth is so poorly written: Karen Moy is on drugs.
Saying that one is surrounded by "the beauty of nature" does not make it beautiful. It still looks as though they're out in some desolate wilderness with one lousy cactus thrown in.
@Nance: It's pronounced 'EYE-Gore".Poor June needs some of those restorative powers from the beauty of nature to take care of that club of a right arm and cro-magnon morphing head. Poor girl.
@Kitkat: if a rattlesnake did appear, and Mary and June barely escaped with their lives, it would probably shake June from her funk. Then the two of them could quit their current jobs and spend the rest of their lives blogging about their rattlesnake encounter. June would write her column from the snake's perspective.
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