A white puzzle to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr Day. Challenging, but insulting.
Today's full strip
Why are neither of our friends wearing their new timepieces? At least they are still in pink and purple, otherwise I wouldn't know who was whom.That puzzle is genius. I betcha it's called, Got Milk?
Mary is just longing to see another giant pink cake with her likeness on top. She knows Olive would be glad to make one for her. This mutual admiration society is getting creepier by the day. Doesn't Olive have any other life at all outside of Mary? Doesn't Mary have other meddling to do?
Olive is too extraordinary to play with toys, games. There were none in the house so Mary had to improvise by tearing a sheet of paper into a multitude of jagged pieces. Yes, the absence of timepieces is troubling. Are they hiding them from Olive's parents? Can't wait for the bakery trip! Woo hoo!!
Mary and Olive are in Mary's apartment - they took the red eye to Santa Royale after the timepiece excursion at Macy's. I recognize Mary's orange striped pillows. The "professional bakery kitchen" is not the Chef Pierre/John Dill one, it's the kitchen at Diner.
I can't believe I'm excited over the prospect of seeing John Dill and a giant pinkcake. That's how torturously boring this storyline has been. Of course, Ms. Moy may have forgotten all about John Dill, and we're headed to the airport Cinnabon.
Fauxprof, I second your thought...the Cinnabon! It's pretty apparent that Moy and Giella have sold out to Wall Street interests and are raking in sizable royalties from their brand placement in the strip. I will be particularly thrilled when Mary and Dr. Jeff settle into a properly drawn, brand labeled Chevrolet Camaro or Corvette instead of the generically drawn Tartan Prancer or Family Truckster they usually tool about in.
I believe the family car of choice is a Checker.
When will Heloise reappear? Probably once her big party is over in Bangalla, she'll head to NYC for the winter semester and she will certainly look Mary up. I also predict that the homeless man they encountered who had lost everything but his faith will reappear. I call him Jobo (half Job and half hobo). The fact that Olive had a vision of Jobo working in a bakery and that they happen to be going to a bakery is no coincidence. Of course, Olive knew this would happen all along.
Perhaps John Dill has hooked up with Ken Kensington and/or Dear Old Shelly, and we'll get a break of Onerous Olive...
This plot is dull as the Pax Wellness Resort story line. I keep hoping for some classic Worthian action, like falling in a pool while sleep walking, getting mugged, getting harassed by hooligans, or somebody driving off of a cliff.
TuesdayWasn't Chef Pierre presented as Pastry Chef to the Manhattan Glitterati? This is a hole-in-the-wall bakery that apparently feels the need to assure patrons that its products are "fresh daily!" What a disappointment. KM has let us down again!I wish John Dill had greeted them with "Mary!...And great-granddaughter!"
Looks like John Dill is on dishwashing duty. What kind of NY housing can he afford on a cake decorator's salary?How soon will it be before Olive introduces the Jobo on the corner to John and Pierre? Two weeks? Two months?
John Dill's circumstances seem a bit more downscale than he hoped when he departed from Santa Royale with only his late wife's ashes and a Mary floating head. He's probably sleeping in a supply closet in the rear of the bakery, working 18 hour days for the tyrannical Chef Pierre. Yeah, Job the Hobo will fit right in.
WEDS: Yay, there's the pink cake that birdie mentioned above! BTW, Smooth's "Got Milk?" title for the puzzle would've made milk shoot out of my nose had I been drinking any at the time.
That cake needs a topper. Hmmm ...
I should think that allowing non-employees to enter the food preparation areas is a giant no-no. Doesn't Chef Pierre (if there really IS such a person) have procedures? How about the Board of Health, and OSHA? Why isn't John Dill wearing a hairnet?That cake looks like an octopus wrapped its tentacles around it. And really, JD, you are in a pink-cake rut.Olive is certainly channeling Mary's clasped-hand, eyes to heaven pose. The Mary-Olive relationship is getting creepier by the day.
fauxprof: Job the Hobo!
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