Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mary Worth 2024

It's a good thing Terry is thinking this story to herself. If she were telling it out loud to someone else, they might start to think she was boasting. But since this is merely an inner narrative, there's no shame in bragging about yourself to yourself. Of course, the tragedy of Adam's fall to a life of Super Crime will ultimately break Teflon Girl's proud, no-stick heart.

16 comments:

smooth said...

Those fancy karate moves sure come in handy when ticketing double parked cars.

Too bad they can't tell where the perp went as evidenced by their haphazard aims!

Maybe Adam got shot in the leg and this is his malady?

Carl's Laptop said...

First there was Bullwinkle and Rocky, then there was Tennessee and Chumley, then there was Agents 86 & 99, now it's Adam and Terry, fighting litter wherever it may be.

KitKat said...

It's peculiar that Terry's thoughts are given in the third person, like she's narrating this for a biographer. Maybe she is, with a big book deal and tour in the offing. Today Santa Royale, tomorrow Inside Edition.

Nance said...

I wonder how long this flashback will last, as in How Many Panels? Will we see everything they did?

We sat through long boring meetings together.
We endured endless hours of stakeout.
We ate dozens of lousy doughnuts and unsatisfying crullers.
We filled out reams of forms.
We thought about opening our own agency, A & T Investigations.

This could go on even longer than the Hanna and Sean "story."

BrutusJ said...

I take it all back. Yesterday's panel wasn't panel of the year, in fact every panel of this sequence is panel of the year.

LouiseF said...

Maybe J Giella is on vacation and is repurposing some of his superhero strips in an effort to revive the interest of readers dulled out by months of (yawn!) suspense over whether or not Hanna Dingdon would be able to jump the three-year waiting list at the senior condo. she wanted to live in. Now it's guns! karate! investigations! intrigue! unulfilled romance! The only thing better would be Mary toting her own firearm...

LouiseF said...

Maybe J Giella is on vacation and is repurposing some of his superhero strips in an effort to revive the interest of readers dulled out by months of (yawn!) suspense over whether or not Hanna Dingdon would be able to jump the three-year waiting list at the senior condo. she wanted to live in. Now it's guns! karate! investigations! intrigue! unulfilled romance! The only thing better would be Mary toting her own firearm...

Anonymous said...

That second panel is the most intense Chinese fire drill I have ever seen.

Toots McGee said...

The BEST, Jerry, the BEST!

Sandi Ego said...

So Terry was a tough dame with mad dojo skillz who comfortably handled weapons and now she's a tearful girl who runs from a guy with a cane? She has to be the one responsible for his work-related injury. Maybe her ponytail swung in his face during a big drug bust and he was temporarily blinded, allowing Distorted Faced Thug a clear shot at his leg. Or it swung in her own face and she shot him." Ahhhh, a dog is attacking me!"

fauxprof said...

Uncle Joe is outdoing himself this week. The beautifully coreographed Kung Fu Fighting sequence is the best thing I've seen since Mary dove in after Olive. Panel of the year, so far.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

OMG! What a wealth of awesomeness! Such a refreshing change! It's even better than a Charterstone pool party. Pass me a martini, please, I'm ready to watch this action for months!

Regina the NY Diva said...

In my former New York life, I was an insurance fraud investigator for NY State. Like Terry I did undercover work Unlike Terry, I was taught never keep your finger on the trigger of a loaded gun, I didn't dress like a hippie/hooker on U/C assignments nor did I have love affairs with coworkers. As sexy as Terry wants to make fraud investigation sound, it's really quite mundane. Unfortunately unlike Terry, I never did kung fu fighting. What would I have done with Karate in my line of work? Kick the pen out of the guy's hand that's submitting a fraudulent claim? KM needs to talk to me and my story would be even more boring than the one's she's telling Uncle Joe to draw.

Joolz said...

Whether training for his yellow belt or pointing guns, Adam has a grimace that shows how dedicated he is.

Limber Joe said...

What Regina said... I was a cop for 30+ years. Never, ever place your finger on the trigger until you're ready to shoot. This may explain Adam's disability.

Anonymous said...

Do Adam's Kung Fu pants have a fly?