Well no wonder there was almost an accident. Two green lights. Wake up Mayor de Blasio, get the lights of 42nd Street back online!
Today's Full Strip
Two green lights and an unplowed street! It looks like the cab is driving through deep snow, but only on the curb side. (Uncle Joe didn't intend to show smoke from a speeding taxi, did he?)In answer to yesterday's secret message, it is "A Heroic." The article (a or an) depends on the first sound of the noun, not the letter. That's why it's An Herb (first sound = short e, not H), and A Heroic (first sound = H).Grammar Class is now adjourned. Quiz tomorrow.
What a huge disappointment. I was so hoping for blood and guts.Now, Mary will just high tail it back to Santa Royale to escape all those nasty horseless carriages and odd three columned pole mounted lights run by that new fangled electricity stuff.Or, to heck with it and just recuperate with raspberry pizza!
I now have to abandon @heydave's excellent plot line (which was the reason, ultimately, KM did not use it) and go with Pizza Man. Mary's recent Brush With Death will seal the deal. She simply cannot stand all the excitement and unpredictability of NYC. Despite her burgeoning feelings for KK'ton, she will opt for the serentity of Santa Royale and its happy whales, sedate pool parties, and gossipy clown painters.
Is the (almost) Death Cab for Mary the same vehicle in yesterday's strip? That one had a solid black stripe on the side and no "taxi" roof sign. Maybe things move so fast in NYC that an entirely new cab zoomed in between yesterday and today's strips.
Matching gloves!! How cute!! Though at first I assumed KK had Stretch Armstrong arms.
Nance nailed it. NYC is just too much for old Mary. Muggings, taxi cabs gone wild, flat bagels, color portraits of Hi***ry Cl****n and major discounts on handbags are going to do her in.
Is it possible that KenKen is planning these near-catastrophes to ingratiate himself to Mary? Did anyone get a good look at Taxicab Driver? By chance was he Central Park Troll?
To go back to Grammar Class for a moment, I hope it was just a typo today, and that our host - most witty and literate of comic strip bloggers - has not given in to the puzzling trend of inserting apostrophes in simple plural forms ("light's"). And to answer the secret-message question, if Mary were to expire, I would suggest you move on to Apt 3G, which is deteriorating faster than Mary and Jeff's relationship.
Oops. Speaking of apostrophes, I guess I mean "Mary's and Jeff's relationship."
Something about the way he's grabbing her reminds me of a cat carrying her baby by the scruff of the baby's neck.
That wasn't a taxi yesterday!How did KK move so fast to grab MW?Mary owes KK big time now. How will she be able to say "no" to him now that he has saved her twice?
FOILED AGAIN!!! So many inspired suggestions by our talented contributors, so much promise for interesting story development, heaps and heaps of potential drama. And what do we get? Another great big helping of milquetoast! Are you OK, Mary? Y-Yes. BLEEEECH!
I concur with Pizza Man's disappointment and prediction. Just look at her expression. She is coming to terms with the fact that she is indeed mortal and NYC has it in for her. Well, while it WOULD'VE been nice to see her plastered all over the taxi's hood, at least we have another reprieve from her usual smugness. Thank heavens for small gifts.
In panel one, Mary says "Aughh", a time-honored expletive, as appropriate today as when Charlie Brown uttered it when Lucy pulled the football away. Pretty much how we all felt when Karen Moy pulled away from a promising storyline.
Yahoonski, you were right the first time. Since the relationship belongs to both Mary and Jeff, it's "Mary and Jeff's relationship."Although I could be wrong about that, since lately it seems like the relationship belongs to Jeff and not to Mary at all . . .
Was that really an "out of control" taxi? What I saw as an elderly woman about to step into the path of a moving vehicle that had a green light. I fear that Mary isn't accustomed to big city traffic and, after having her life with Jeff pass before her eyes, will hightail it back to the sedate environs of Santa Royale.
@mrvy: Not the driver, but the passenger was the Central Park Troll. And he finally got Mary's purse.
With all the talk of K2's speed, his long stretchy arms, etc., the explanation as to how K2 was able to rescue Mary is simple: he reached out and pulled her back by her tail.
Yes, Mary, people actually do drive above 15mph in other cities and they don't always slam on their brakes for old bitties. It's approaching 4:00pm. Shouldn't you be heading to supper now?
Mary is going to realize that KenKen is Mr. Bad Luck for her after another close call with death. Dr. Jeff may be boring spending his free time in Santa Royale watching religion channels on cable but Mary rarely comes close to tragedy hanging around with him. Plus she gets free meals at the Bum Boat (which NYC does not have). Mary will be heading home very soon now and K2 will become nothing more than a floating head outside Mary's airplane window. Good-bye Ken.
It probably doesn't help that she's caught in some kind of time warp in which speeding taxis from the 80s still roam the streets of NYC, preying on old ladies...
From the New York Post:Broadway Legend Kensington Confronts the Wrong Taxi DriverAlleged legend Ken Kensington chased down an out-of-control taxi which nearly struck him and a female companion in Times Square yesterday. Kensington then pulled Travis Bickle, 25, out of the taxi and exclaimed, (gasp, huff, puff) "Sir! You very nearly injured the lady I was escorting! What say you to that, sir?"Bickle, sporting a Mohawk hairstyle and a khaki flak jacket, laid a gun beside the elder man's head, and said, "YOU TALKIN' TO ME? You talkin' to ME? Then who the heck else are you talkin' to?"Replied Kensington, backing away from Bickle, "Oh, I beg your pardon,my good man, it seems I've made a rather unfortunate mistake. Please forgive me and accept this small token as an expression of my deep regret."According to Bickle, Kensington offered him an autographed copy of the LP of Nostradamus, the 1989 Broadway flop which was the peak of the "legend's" career. Law enforcement officers thanked Bickle for his civic-mindedness and sent him on his way with an apology.Kensington hopped into another taxi and disappeared down Broadway, just as he had so many years before. His female companion went into Planet Hollywood and tossed back two Sylvester Stallones with an Arnold Schwarzenegger chaser.
Mary has morphed into push me pull u in this arc
Meg, thanks for leading me to my new fave portmanteau, Allegend.
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