Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mary Worth 1888

"Uh, Olive, that's not what I was talking about. I'm no longer comfortable having this conversation with you."

Today's Full Strip

16 comments:

Nance said...

I feel like this is a PSA that's going into Other Territory.

Like those pamphlets my mother left in my room when I was ten. Later, she asked, "Did you read those booklets I left for you? Do you have any questions?" That was her version of The Talk.

(I never did have any questions, but I have, on several occasions, informed her that she still owes me a Real Talk.)

I Am Not A Robot said...

A "second brain in our gut"?!? This has gone from just plain silly to disturbingly idiotic.

KitKat said...

Thank you to @I Am Not a Robot at 8:44 AM; "disturbingly idiotic" says it all. And, @Nance at 8:41 AM, I think we had the same mother.

Coming soon (and the sooner the better): While waiting with her parents to board their flight to NYC, Olive grabs her gut and screeches, "I'm not getting on that plane - it's going to crash!" Panic ensues.

birdie said...

That's right, Olive. Do whatever your body really wants to do, and let your brain deal with it later. You are not like other people who have to consider consequences.

I foresee a very rough adolescence for Olive. Of course, her parents won't notice anything until they become grandparents.

Nice work, Mary!

Toots McGee said...

I've got a bad feeling about where this is going, but I never learned from Miz Mary how to trust my feelings, so I'm disregarding what I think I perceive as an instinctive urge to never read this comic strip again.

This sequence suggests to me that Karen Moy watched the Shining, saw the creepy exchange between the boy and the Scatman Crothers character and thought that it was a very touching example of an older person sharing wisdom with a child.

fauxprof said...

@Toots McGee, the Shining reference calls up an image of Olive muttering "Redrum...Redrum..."

Can we please put the Taylors on a plane and this whole disturbing episode behind us? Pool party? Please?

Ken's Orange Overcoat said...

I second what everyone has written. This is by far the creepiest, most wrong-headed and stupidest Mary Worth episode yet. Karen Moy must be having a nervous breakdown or is on drugs.

Very disturbing!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes my little brother (in my pants) would like to do my thinking for me but it would likely get me into a lot of trouble.

Anonymous said...

"There's a second brain in the gut ... of feelings rather than thoughts." -- thus Mary explains why she hates immigrants and doesn't believe in global warming.

Tony said...

If the phrase "It has been said..." were banned, Moy would have to provide the sources for half of Mary's banalities. This conversation with an 8 (?) year old child -- or is she a couple of years older by now? -- is absurd.

Devlin Chambers said...

Loved all your comments about the "brain in the gut". ..Wonder what the medical billing code would be for a procedure to verify its health..Colonoscopy? MRI? It's a whole new (undoubtedly high priced) area of health care! Or maybe just some good, old-fashioned anti-psychotics...

Toots McGee said...

I wonder what my gut brain would tell me if I fed it a plate of room temperature chicken salad appetizers?

heydave said...

Short of echoing everyone, let me just say "tee hee."

Darth Curt said...

It's too bad that Olive had her Gut Brain removed. That was no cyst!!!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't Moy have spared us this whole drawn out Dr. Kahput business by having Olive pick up on Ian's alcoholism during her first day at Charterstone at the pool party? She could have channeled to Mary that Ian was a bad man, showing up with his booze in glass vs plastic. Mary could have jumped over the chaise, grabbed the glass as it was tumbling from Ian's hand. Olive would have been back in school by now, and we'd be done with this idiotic plot.

katyb said...

um... i have no snark ... except to say that Mary could have long ago quoted Dr. Gershon (Dr. Gershon said!) and moved on.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/