The fish continue to circle overhead, like vultures waiting for the carrion remains of a marriage and a few leftover fish sticks.
Today's Full Strip
Mary is real bossy today. NO, she's not ready. SHE will get the check. And Jeff will WAIT while she has a word with the waiter.Santa Royale has been left to its own devises too long. Mary is back, and so are Order and Propriety. Cleanup on Aisle One.
Golly, Mary must have jumped out of her chair like a jack-in-the-box between panels - it's Super Meddler! This bodes badly for Frannie and Weepy Mommy.The candle on Mary and Jeff's table seems to be melting right onto the tablecloth.
I'd wonder how Mary possibly stood up without bumping her perfect coiffure on that dangerously dangling olde-timey lantern, but I know that in the Necco-hued hellhole that is the Worthiverse, physical reality is far more fungible than in our own.
@Muscato, "Necco-hued hellhole" left me breathless in admiration. Meanwhile, Frannie is eating scallops with her fingers in a listless fashion, calling into doubt Mary's assessment of Weepy Mom's parenting skills.
Fauxprof beat me to it, Muscato; that's a keeper!
One thing's for sure. Little Frannie is smart enough to know never to get straight A's again. This congratulatory dinner has probably been the most awkward experience of her life.
Kiss me, you fish!
Who stole Jeff's watch?
One of my biggest pet peeves in MW is how utensils are drawn. I mean, pu-leeze, any second grader could do better! On closer inspection of today's "utensil" in Weepy Mom's hand, however, I am afraid I jumped to the wrong conclusion. She is quite clearly holding a crack pipe and is about to light it. I shall be less prejudiced in the future.
Um...isn't it customary to put a candle in a candle holder? You know, as opposed to letting it melt all over the table and possibly start a fire?
TUESDAYJust when you thought it could not get any more mundane, today's strip proves you wrong.The entire plot development is that Mary pays the check and Jeff waits.Scoot back from the edge of your seat, Everyone.
@Nance - Feb. 4/10:02 AM"Scoot back from the edge of your seat, Everyone." Priceless.We should take bets on how long this scene in the Bum Boat will take place. IMHO, it's taking way too long for Mary to jump in there and start meddling.
"Jeff waits." Kinda like us.Next up: "Jeff gets the car. Mary waits." Moy has no shame.
Well, obviously, Mary's paying the check for the mother-in-pearls and her adorable moppet. A sucker is born every day! Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!
"As Jeff waits for her" is standard operating procedure for him. That guy has no gumption at all.My Prove You're Not a Robot words are "Kexnow altar." That's what Mary always tells Jeff when he suggests taking their relationship to another level.
The rest of the week in preview:WEDNESDAYMary inhales as Jeff exhales.THURSDAYMary exhales as Jeff inhales.FRIDAYMary and Jeff's breathing synchronizes.SATURDAYMary and Jeff's breathing gets out of synch again.SUNDAYWell, duh! Recap of this week's story development!
Jeff knows all about waiting for Mary. A few more minutes is like a walk in the park, or perhaps the desert.Meanwhile, the waiter walks to Franny's table and whispers, "there's money in the money stand..."
(arghh typo) "there's money in the BANANA stand..."
@Dave/Parma: If only the Blue Man Group would intervene!
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