Now, I don't know much about fashion, but even I have to ask, "What is Joe Giella thinking?" Two such humble ladies would never wear cloaks with this much allure.
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In no way does that handbag look good with that outfit. Just saying.
I can see it now. Someone is going to try to steal Shelly's butt ugly purse (which, by the by, clashes with her dress). It's going to give Mary a chance to rehabilitate the poor soul just in time for the holidays.
I think you might be on to something there with the purse snatching. First of all, we haven't had one since those filthy hippies stole Mary's purse from out from under her at a restaurant (or was that Toby?)Second of all, that purse does look ripe for snatching, like in the classic short storyThank You, Ma'am by Langston HughesShe was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails.That doesn't mean it isn't fashionable!
Not only will Mary and DOS be able to stuff food in their giant handbags, they'll be able to conceal china, cutlery, and table decorations in those voluminous sleeves. Why kind of get-ups are those, anyway? However, Mr. Giella has managed to surprise us - Mary, not DOS, is costumed in purple.This is all building to a climax on the weekend, where everyone present at the Award Dinner will salute Mary. Maybe Bobby and Gina and John Dill will even appear. Anyone up for a pink cake?
I'm looking forward to seeing how many black people receive awards along with DOS. Or do they all just get to sit in the audience and admire the glory of these two ladies and their wondrous condescension to work with black people?Moy is always tone-deaf to reality, and it can be funny, but here she really has become downright offensive. I won't be surprised if this strip starts to be cut from most of the papers that have held out so far.
I was really looking forward to that shopping trip. It was all over so quickly. It came without ribbons... it came without tags... it came without packages, boxes, or bags.
Once again, a little time off from here to do that "reality" thing leaves me ready to be body slammed by the sheer weirdness of things with Mary. That "favorite date" comment is really shocking and unsettling.Where was this going again?
As the primary honoree, Dear Old Shelly Cohen has the inside scoop on the menu for the awards dinner. Her comment about Mary's outfit means she (Mary) is ready for the Waldorf salad they will be served before the main course. (I can't wait for Giella's depiction of a Waldorf salad!)
@Thorpnotized 10:09 AM- I would imagine that the Waldorf will look suspiciously like The Bum Boat. We may even see a cameo performance by Snooty Waiter/John Waters!
In an effort to depict Mary and Shelly as earnest and sincere in their endeavors to save homeless youth, I see that Mr. Giella is rendering them in the outfits of modern nuns. . . And modern nuns would never get dressed up in revealing gowns. . . More like urban versions of the Amish--all monochromatic and austere. Right down to the unstylish handbags, whose only concession to wordliness is that they were purchased from Lord and Taylor or Macy's or Bloomingdale's. .. .
This being a formal event, I expect an appearance by Chin Napkin, unless, of course, the Waldorf is now using napkin dispensers.
Third times the charm:I'm sure that Karen and Joe are probably constantly being honored at awards banquets for all the fine work they do, both in the sequential arts and in "the community". Therefore, I do expect the banquet room at The Waldorf to be accurately rendered and true to life.I was just reading in Banquet Rooms & Conference Hall Quarterly about the sweeping trend of floor to ceiling pink curtains. Also, large, round tables that accomodate 8-12 people are out in favor of smaller tables salvaged from abandoned luncheonettes.I'm trying to picture Joe's multiple day take on a round banquet table where Mary and Shelly will be seated with eight or ten other people and I'm having a horrible flashback to the failed continuity of the sharing circle at the Pax Wellness resort. Maybe musical chairs is de rigueur at some of the swanky functions Karen and Joe attend.
I'm diggin' the "You're my favourite date by far!" comment! Bring on the love, Dear Old Shelly Cohen!
Did the costume designer from "The Golden Girls" start working as a buyer for Lord & Taylor? DOSC would put Dorothy to shame with shoulder pads and Mary's outfit it straight from Rose Nylunds closet! I wonder if the Promise Haven boys choir might serenade DOSC with an a cappella version of "Thank You for being a Friend" as she accepts her (I mean Mary's) award.
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