Ian, New University Directors require more personal space than you may realize.
So today, Toby is imagining what looks like a gray clay 747. Is this a metaphor for wanting Ian and his Director to leave her presence ...on a jet plane?
so where do you think Mary worth is heading? Toby looks like she wants to stick a knife in Ian as he sucks up to his new boss. I hope the new boss gets food poisoning from the chicken Toby "made" --and Ian accuses her of trying to poison his boss --and the boss accuses Ian of using his wife to poison him (like in Macbeth) =--Toby washes her hands and commits hari-karii, and her art show is an amazing posthumous success (or better yet, the boss hits on Toby and Ian encourages her so that he can get a fat promotion (2) toby pops a lot of uppers to make her deadline. She acts really woozy at the show. is (1) busted and/or (2) comatose. She has to go to detox manor and attend group therapy meetings (hosted by MW?) --or will NW sponsor an intervention that goes wrong like Aldo Kelrast? Somehow I got the intuition that Toby becomes a speed freak.
Good thing Toby is so distracted that she can't see the look in Ian's eyes toward the director. The sparks are flying!!!
I think that's a hawk making off with Ian's brain.
Hilton Berkes walks rapidly, and with a sense of relief, toward his Lexus. He does not notice Ian lurking stealthily in the shrubbery...Next day:Hilton arrives at University and parks his car. To his amazement and horror, Ian emerges from beneath the car, where he has been clinging to the undercarriage (a la Robert DiNiro in Cape Fear). Ian straightens his tie, says, 'Thanks for the lift, Hilton, we could carpool like this everyday if you moved to Charterstone"; he walks off whistling 'Loch Lomond'.During the course of the next few days, Ian executes his version of the Powell Doctrine. First, he bombards the new Director's email account with flyers extolling the magnificence of Charterstone. 'A World of Comfort in a small space.' 'Attend pool parties while Mr. Alora handles the unpleasant details of maintenance.' 'Fun loving and considerate neighbors make up for your loneliness in widowhood.' 'A set of gray encyclopedias with every unit.' 'Intellectually stimulating conversation with fellow members of the academic community.' Next, Mary Worth calls up Hilton: "As the unofficial manager, I'm happy to welcome you to Charterstone! (click) Hello?...hello?"The next week, Ian sends multiple friend requests to Hilton via Fuzzbook. And on the final day of the shock and awe campaign, Berkes looks up in the air and sees a small plane trailing a banner: 'Eat at the Bum Boat.' (What- you thought Ian could afford to hire a plane on an adjunct non-tenured professor's salary?)That evening, a pathetically nervous Hilton appears on the Cameron doorstep and collapses, sobbing, into Ian's arms. "Please, Cameron, get me an apartment here as soon as possible. I can't take it anymore." Ian: "Thaur, thaur, laddie, everythin' will be okay an' we'll hae a wee bevvy ay. Toby, lass, a dram of Auld Unconditional Surrender for the new Director!" Toby: "I can't hear you, lalalalala."
I don't get why Toby didn't say anything at dinner about her sculpting or her upcoming gallery showing. That would have been interesting for Hilton, I'm sure. And I feel really cheated that there was no dessert and no after-dinner coffee ... and no MARY! Where is she? She needs to pop in and give Toby some moral support and us readers some comic relief!
In any one of Anonymous's excellent scenarios above, I demand only thing: that Aggie from Pax Wellness makes a surprise reappearance. Maybe she'll be Toby's speed dealer and/or rehab roommate.
Now that Hiltonhead is leaving, Ian can take off his soylent green jacket and slip into something more comfortable. You know, we haven't seen hide nor hair of Mary since Sunday, July 26th. I think she may have been injured that day, patting herself on the back for having a hand in Terry and Adam's romance. Or maybe her ego over-inflated that day, and she floated away like a hot air balloon. At any rate, she would have been a welcome intrusion on this strange dinner party.
oh wow-a place to share comments about Mary Worth-yayyyy-i was unfairly "blocked" ( read blacklisted) from commenting on Comics Kingdom -and i could never find out why-i never used obscene or threatening language-and i enjoyed the camaraderie of the other comment posters-no "moderator" ever told me why-imagine that Mary Worth using McCarthy tactics!!! looking forward to reading this on a daily basis-do you have archives going back to the Aldo Kelrast and John Dill episodes??? id love to reaD THEM
How many little animal sculptures does Toby need to put on a show at the gallery? Is there a minimum required? Is the showing at the University's Biology department? Does she have anything besides little animals to show? Are the sculptures for sale? Are they all gray? Are other "artists" going to be showing their little animal sculptures at the same gallery? Is it a competition of sorts? I can't wait to see.
Once again, KM has eschewed several opportunities for actual plot development. Absolutely nothing happened at this impromptu dinner at Toby and Ian's . Toby served grocery store food and no one was the wiser. Ian failed to pick up on his new boss's horridly rude and condescending attitude and conversation. No one noticed Toby's distracted and sullen behaviour. Neither Toby nor The Director were put off by Ian's fawning and overbearing sales pitches for Charterstone. The unexpected guest arrived; they ate; now the guest is leaving. The end. Oh brother.
Nance, you are so bang on! Do you think this is KM's intention? To set us up, anticipating what might possibly prove to be, finally, an interesting story line, only to let us down with another bland "rotisserie chicken" plot?
Right on, Nance, and welcome richardmoderate. There's little if any logic to censoring/blacklisting at CK. Now as for recent Mary Worth strips, imagine a new reader encountering the daily floating gray animals emanating from Toby's head with no other background or context. What would said reader think was going on? Anyway, I'm glad we didn't see Ian's floating fantasies about his upcoming bromance with new neighbor Hilton.
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