"I didn't say I was eccentric -- I'm not the one soaking her hand in her soup."
Today's Full Strip
Wanders, you've already covered my first 2 observations. All that's left for me is to point out Ken's dramatic backhand face-touch in P2, which carries much more emotional weight than the traditional open palm same-side version. Also, Mary, maybe he really can't quite "afford" to be eccentric, since he hasn't worked in ages.
K2 must have been a big star, since they both seem to be ignoring the fact that Olivia Newton-John is eavesdropping on them.
"You can afford to be eccentric..." says MW in Panel 1, with her manly heavy eyebrows and military mustache.
The eavesdropping blonde on the foreground is actually a world-famous laryngologist who can cure K2's problem in time for him to perform at DOSC's fundraiser.And, with profound apologies, I finished the bridge and final verse of Nostradamus/Oklahoma. Sorry, but if you don't share these things, they fester.We know we belong to the KingIf you're Huguenot that's a bad thing.So when we sayZut! We wish you'd go awayWe're only sayingYou're scaring us, Nostradamus,Nostradamus! No way!
Remember those old commercials for some sort of dish detergent? Where the nail salon lady would trick the customer into putting her hand in the dish detergent and then go, "You're soaking in it!" Perhaps Mary is just giving herself a manicure with Fine Dining Restaurant Soup. Let's not judge, people.
@TeacherPatti: 1) Joy2) Madge
Oh my, an Xmas miracle looms on the horizon, don't it?Meddling, fixing the unfixable; Mary is pretty close to hitting the trifecta on this one. What could the third leg of this Stool of Smugness possibly entail?
Hate to break it to you, but Madge was selling Palmolive, not Joy. In other news, I expect Mary to be pouring on the platitudes about how Ken Kensington should appreciate what he achieved rather than moping about what might have been. This will take place during a post-lunch walk through the park to experience the restorative "beauty of nature."
I think Mary has stolen the napkin dispenser and slipped it into her very expensive L&T handbag!
A more postmodern counterpart to Ken Kensington could be Sharknado!'s "Fin" Finley, the world-famous surf champion who saves California's beaches from a Shark-pocalypse, as played by Ian Ziering (formerly of Beverly Hills 90210). While Fin didn't attack any standards of musical theatre (that we know of), his triumphantly ridiculous sawing through finned beasts with such weapons as chain saws might be comparable.
I hope 2K takes umbrage at Mary's none-too-subtle suggestion that his reclusiveness is eccentric/crazy. She also sounds like she's fishing for info about his personal wealth. Mary's behavior in NYC has been shocking. She's been rude, mercenary, gold-digging, and now has complete disregard for even the most basic table manners. What's next? Will she wear a hoodie and yoga pants to a bubble tea shop?
If no one is looking for you, aren't you just alone/lonely. I thought living as a recluse required a bit of effort.
After the talk about nodules, this lunch conversation could only go downhill.
" I've been living somewhat reclusively... in a van, down by the river!"
A standing ovation for fauxprof!
Mary: Ken, have you heard about this new play THE KING AND I?Ken: No.Mary: I hear the music is outer worldly! I have the cassette in my bag.Ken: Check!
Tonight Mama Leone's, tomorrow night Luchow's, and then a visit to Small's Paradise in Harlem. Ken is going to show Mary Worth a great time!
Plus the side effects of the medication I'm on keep turning my hair yellow then white then yellow then white... it's very disturbing to watch so that's why I've decided to limit my excursions to walks through the deserted part of Central Park.
Mary is being remarkably casual about her bag placement for someone who just got assaulted and mugged.
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