Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mary Worth 2073

"And then, after seven years, I'm going to marry your sister by mistake, and work another seven years for you, and then between the two of you and your handmaids, we're going to have 12 sons who will fight with each other pretty much all the time. It will be so romantic, just like the Bible is so romantic."

Today's strip

19 comments:

smooth said...

This is truly insane. Bible references? I'm afraid that this lame story line is going to go on until the end of days.

Can we not all pray that Adam is raptured ahead of time?

Carl's Laptop said...

You say rapture, I say Armageddon or more likely Gotterdammerung. Ohhh...I think I hear the fat lady singing.

KitKat said...

Wanders, you hit the nail on the head. I wonder if Jacob had grey racing stripes on his head.

The hand grabbing Adam's wrist in the second panel belongs to Wilbur Weston, not to Terry. Wilbur's reaching for a sandwich was inadvertently blocked by Adam.

Nance said...

ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz...Oh brother.

KitKat said...

I forgot to mention this in my previous post: one of the featured items this week at the grocery store I patronize is (rimshot!) "Mary's Gone Crackers." (With the Adam-Terry plot, we can agree that Moy's Gone Crackers as well.)

Anonymous said...

I think Uncle Joe should have told Moy that she didn't need to check out today's strip before he sent it to press. He could have had some fun (and amused the rest of us) by drawing a "WTH are you talking about?" expression on Terry's face.

LouiseF said...

The anticipated dread I feel for that moment when Terry says "YES!" to Adam has me feeling nauseous. I just know it's coming. Could we please have a few more shots of Mary pruning her roses? Or maybe it's time for coffee and muffins and circumspect analysis of Adam and Terry's (non) relationship by Mary and Toby. Anything but these two...Please!

fauxprof said...

In panel two, Terry is clearly gripping Adam's wrist, not affectionately, but defensively. "Move it or lose it, Mister!" After all, he appeared to be shaking her yesterday. It may not be Moy's intended plot, but Uncle Joe is drawing this guy as a dangerous creep.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

And on and on the "Will she or won't she" goes. In Moy's world where every woman's salvation is the love of a good man, are we really expected to believe that there is a chance that Terry will say no? If Moy is going to reference scripture, I think it would be more appropriate for her readers if she quoted from the Book of Job.

Anonymous said...

Adam subtly suggests that he hopes Terry will die in childbirth.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

@fauxprof: I totally agree! It seems I was wrong yesterday when I suggested that Terry's response to Adam would be ... karate CHOP!

Instead, Terry's response is ... judo FLIP!

@LouiseF: I totally agree! I am totally jonesing for another dose of Toby, my favorite Santa Royalean!

Also, Terry assures Adam that he won't have to wait seven years. WE are the ones who will have to wait seven years for this "plot" to be resolved.

r u ok? said...

Tomorrow's strip show show the same scene but with skeletons covered with spider webs sitting on the blanket - Adam's skeleton saying, "I'm still waiting . . ."

meg said...

"My brother Esau is an hairy man," and I, Adam, am also an hairy man.

Terry: Want some picnic lunch? There's pottage.

Laura Canon said...

Reminded of Sunday School, when I thought, "14 years to get married? Wow, they must have been old." They never mentioned the handmaids in Sunday School either.

mar said...

Let's see, romantic Bible stories Adam could use for inspiration: Noah, but he'd have to book a 40 day cruise on a floating zoo, Ester, but he'd have to threaten to kill all of Terry's peeps, Sabine Women, but he'd have to pull off some serious "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" dance moves - not so easy with the cane, ah ha Rachel and Leah, I'll have to marry her sister first for seven years then either divorce or move to Hildale, Ut or Colorado City, Az. Perfect, and soooooo romantic!

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Anonymous said...

BIBLE SCHOLAR says: Sabine women is from ancient Latin mythology, not the Bible. However, there is a similar tale from the book of Judges, where the Benjaminites kidnap wives after most of their tribe is slaughtered. If Adam wants to reenact that he'll have to do some pretty heinous things to a Levite's Concubine.

mar said...

Thanks for the correction Anonymous Bible Scholar. I did get that confused with the Benjaminite story. Pretty awful stuff either way. Which makes me wonder what the song writer for "Seven Brides" was thinking.

mar said...

Thanks for the correction Anonymous Bible Scholar. I did get that confused with the Benjaminite story. Pretty awful stuff either way. Which makes me wonder what the song writer for "Seven Brides" was thinking.