Well, this is exactly the kind of publicity New York City doesn't want! Or deserve. Mayor Giuliani got rid of the Central Park Troll nearly two decades ago.
Today's Full Strip
More and more, it seems likely to me that "Karen Moy" is a pseudonym for an only moderately advanced word-salad generating piece of software. I think someone at the home office just feeds in a requisite number of proper nouns and a few leading verbs, and the machine does the rest.As for the Central Park adventure we've now embarked upon... I suppose it beats our (three) Weekend(s) at the Waldorf, but not by much.
I guess I wasn't too far off the other day. Now it's just time to see whether a hug does the trick for this way-ward soul. I'm not so sure, there's something very sinister about people who hide behind trees after all.
... and have werewolf hands.
I was expecting sea gulls, not a troll.
Fear not. The squirrel from Sunday's strip will rally the other woodland creatures to defend Mother Mary Natureworth from the evil troll. Wait, excuse me? Oh...I am informed that this is Moy and Giella, not Disney. Never mind. Well, I warned the old bat not to carry that purse.
Not the wallet. Anything but the wallet! Wallet theft is like identity theft! Trust me on this… we've been there! - Waldorf Klink
Well, Moy must blew her complimentary "I Heart New York" t-shirt from the chamber of commerce.
Well, that clinches it! Mary should have known she was in uncharted sections of the Park when a tissue was outside a garbage can.Why does the sinister tree hiding man have tropical designs on his shirt? Is he from the evil South?
Well, Mary shouldn't have put on that troll-attracting fuschia coat and pants. She was just fine in the gold coat yesterday, and it went better with Shelly's bag. Perhaps he will ask her if she is okay.
As the poorly designed incomplete clone of Martin Short lurks in the bushes, Mary seems oblivious- but I'll bet that she manages to talk Lil' Trolly out of mugging her, by promising him a hot bowl of nourishing gruel and a spirited game of checkers at The Haven.
Maybe she won't be mugged at all. This lurking guy with his leafy-branch shadows reminds me of Aldo Keltrast. Maybe we're about to meet a Nat Rastelk, New York lonely guy.Anything but the wallet, please.- Waldorf Klink
Thanks for not picking up the wayward trash in panel 1 Mary. It's someone else's problem.
Mary already had her wallet stolen by hippies at Restaurant(?)in Santa Royale. Now we get to go through it all again? Looks like she will be in New York for a very long time.
I think this was what I was tying to say the other day. It's not that I believe New York is dangerous (I am not far from there and go there a lot) but I figured KM does!I suppose this is the beginning of Mary Worth sends a purse snatcher to Promise Haven to mend his evil ways. Take that DOSC! Thinking you are better than Mary! If history show us anything the lead up to this story (over 2 months) should be resolved by Friday! Just in time for Thanksgiving, and the inevitable Thanking of the Mary!
Looking ahead to her soon-to-be stolen wallet, I see Mary definitely having to spend some time in NYC since she won't be able to get on a plane without ID..
Why do old ladies ALWAYS have to take their handbags with them everywhere they go? If she was just going for a walk, wouldn't the spare key to DOSC's apartment in one pocket and her cell in the other suffice?
I know we're all hoping Mary will get mugged, but it just won't happen. Shannon at Pax Wellness taught her a few moves that were beyond the normal scope of a yoga class, and she is going to throw him to the ground. Then she'll hug him even though he isn't black and tell him about Promise Haven so he can get his life turned around. In 25 years, he'll be going to an awards banquet in his honor and want to thank Mary for setting him on the right path. He'll send her an invitation in an old-fashioned envelope, and she'll say, "Park Troll. Dear old Park Troll. I haven't thought of him in ages. I wonder how he's doing?So she'll turn down another feeble proposal from Jeff, and race to NY to visit him.
I expect that a kind-hearted, poverty-stricken, homeless youth on a skateboard will intercede and save Mary from the clutches of the Central Park Troll. Mary will drag him to Promise Haven, which will save his life and make him beholden to Mary the rest of his life.I guess it's not autumn in New York, hmm?
Oh, brother. Another cliche. I really like Maude's comment referencing Martin Short. If only it were Ed Grimley behind that tree! I could definitely handle another month of this plot if Ed were in it.
Not to worry - it's obviously just a tree-hugger enjoying the restorative powers of the beauty of nature. Oh, wait a minute, he is stroking that tree, not hugging...run Mary, run!!
If we get full frontal access to the wood sprite's wardrobe, I'm betting the farm that he'll be sporting a neatly cinched 1.5 inch belt properly threaded through all loops. There is a more than 50% chance that the pants will be bright blue.Oh yes, and the purse is history!
That guy looks like Barnabas Collins, from the ancient Dark Shadows series. Maybe KM is jumping on the vampire bandwagon.
Yes, it was driving me nuts who reminded me of. Barnabas Collins back from the dead...again! It's Twilight starring Mary Worth! Twilight in her Twilight years!
oh c'mon...the man is smiling, so I'm sure he means no harm. He's probably just thinking Mary reminds him of his dear old grandma. But if somehow he IS up to no good, wellllll, let's just say Mary didn't work out with Shannon at Pax Resort for nuttin'!
The Central Park Troll looks suspiciously like...Barnabas Collins.
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