Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mary Worth 1847

What kind of crazy walk is this? Now a giant squirrel?! Or is just a trick of perspective that makes it appear to be an R.O.U.S.? In either case, judging by Mary's reaction, it is clearly deadly. "Don't worry, I see it. Unlike the deadly cyst on your torso." Fortunately cysts are rarely not any more dangerous than a squirrel, and are easily diagnosed at bedtime if you have an ultrasound or MRI machine in your bedroom.

Today's Full Strip

23 comments:

fauxprof said...

The squirrel has the same self-satisfied smirk as Eddie. As for the cyst, I guess the pool is not a big enough threat to little Olive, let's throw in a cancer scare.

(Wanders, love the R.O.U.S. reference. I feel a hankering to re-watch one of my favorite movies..."As you wish".

Peggy Olson said...

Ed must be the worst ER doctor ever. "Your child is bleeding and unconscious? Have a seat. I'll look at it later."

Another day squeezed into the lounge chair. Another day without man nipples.

Toots McGee said...

I'm glad that Mary and Olive are continuing to enjoy their walk. When you go on an a walk, sometimes the enjoyment ebbs prematurely and you have to slog your way through the rest of the walk, devoid of enjoyment. In cases like this, even a squirrel sighting isn't enough to enliven a walk. With Mary and Olive and their spontaneous terpsichorean outbursts, there is no doubt that the enjoyment will be neverending.

I love Tee Hee Oh Eddie's Sansabelt Action Swim Trunks. As a middle aged man, I always keep an eye out for stylish fashions that help to deemphasize the ol' spare tire.

I am concerned about Eddie and Evy hogging Charterstone's double wide pool chair. There may be other couples, or some of the more amply proportioned residents waiting their turn to use the "big chair".

KitKat said...

That squirrel lives near the Santa Royale Nuclear Power Plant. Just wait until his turns his glowing eyes on Mary and Olive.

Once again demonstrating how the Worthiverse differs from the Real World, if my husband were a doctor and I noticed a "cyst" on my child's body, I would alert him immediately instead of waiting for the next day's poolside canoodling. Maybe Ed got his medical degree from an offshore "university" diploma mill.

Ken's Orange Overcoat said...

Forget Ed's medical certifications, Evy is the real doctor in the family! She diagnosed Olive's suspicious lump in a second, but knew she had to get verification from an M.D. before going public.

birdie said...

I can't wait to find out what kind of alien being pops out of that cyst.

Delilah said...

This has been the most entertaining MW storyline in a while! Inconceivable!

Dare I say it may top the Aldo Kelrast series? Stay tuned!

LouiseF said...

Never thought I would apply the word "unexpected" to a Mary Worth story line, but between that squirrel with the Mona Lisa smile, Mary and Olive's action-packed road trip around the condo grounds, flower fairies, the appearance of an angel, AND Olive's oddball parents, I'm hanging on every word and illustration. Between those flower fairies and Squirrel and Tree Branch, I predict this one will take ALL the awards this year.

LouiseF said...

Never thought I would apply the word "unexpected" to a Mary Worth story line, but between that squirrel with the Mona Lisa smile, Mary and Olive's action-packed road trip around the condo grounds, flower fairies, the appearance of an angel, AND Olive's oddball parents, I'm hanging on every word and illustration. Between those flower fairies and Squirrel and Tree Branch, I predict this one will take ALL the awards this year.

Sandi Ego said...

Time to call the exorcyst!

I Am Not A Robot said...

Oh no! The dreaded TORSO CYST! (really? who says stuff like that?)

Or maybe it's a tumor or just an oversized pimple. Well, whatever. If Dr. Ed isn't concerned, it's clearly nothing to worry about. (On the other hand, he's probably secretly hoping it's a terminal condition so he can be rid of 'that pest' once and for all. Dr. Ed: father of the year 2014...)

heydave said...

Luckily, squirrels love cysts!

r u ok? said...

Good thing for Mary that the squirrel wasn't in a pine tree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPQrwi8O7Is

Mother Nature said...

While on her walk Mary has survived a falling branch and a squirrel, two perils that one would never expect to face on the Charterstone grounds. Mary better head back before she encouters a stinging insect or a duck.

TeacherPatti said...

I'm just glad that the two of them can keep on keeping on. That is so important.

Gina said...

Sandi wins the Internet!!!

Place your bets now: Will Olive nearly die from drowning or from the Mysterious Torso Cyst?

KitKat said...

Wednesday
Checking the cyst through multiple layers of fabric may not be the best diagnostic technique, which is further evidence that Ed's medical degree came from a box of Cracker Jack. Thank goodness that a world-class medical institution like Mountview Hospital is nearby! It the Taylors were spending the summer in Cleveland, they'd have to make due with the Cleveland Clinic.

That's the most sinister teddy bear imaginable. I hope it gives evil instructions to Olive.

KitKat said...

Eesh, make that "make do," not "make due"!

fauxprof said...

I agree with KitKat about the evil looking teddy bear. Dawn Weston had an equally malicious looking white teddy bear at the beginning of the Life Is Brutal/Shipwreck episode. Maybe Uncle Joe was creeped out by stuffed toys the way some kids are by clowns.

BTW, who the heck says "torso"? Why not "chest" or "tummy"?

Sandi Ego said...

The hospital? No, the institution. The psychic cyst is just the excuse papa doc has been looking for.

Eric Grimm said...

I think we're in for a treat! A special guest appearance by Kuato, encouraging Ed to travel to Mars and start the reactor.

And by 'Travel to Mars' I mean get up from the lounge chair.

And by 'Start the Reactor' I mean eat some more of Mary's chicken salad appetizers.

meg said...

Tee-hee, Eric!

Chester the Dog said...

Maybe it is not a cyst. Perhaps Mary's boiling apple pie splashed onto dear Olive's torso, which makes me wonder...Mary encourages her guests to bake pies...topless?