Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mary Worth 2768

Uh-oh.... Zak is eating breakfast out of Tommy's favorite "Mighty Thor" cereal bowl.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mary Worth 2767

Who is Zak? How profound. That really is the $64,000 question, isn't it? Zak is a recent business school graduate who is now the president of Zakiks, the very successful gaming software company responsible for a very popular app that has taken off. However, he isn't too busy to spend all is time with Iris. He is traditionally handsome and very rich. He is the same age as Iris's son, Tommy. He likes to wear stubble on his face. Anything else?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mary Worth 2766

"Iris, you know how you've always said you have a thing for stubble?..."

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mary Worth 2765

Before any up note comes the downbeat! The anticipation is killing me! AUGHHHH!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mary Worth 2764

"I'm offering really good advice to you Dad because I care so much. Also, I saw Iris dancing with a gigolo at the discotheque. Good luck!"

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Mary Worth 2763

I wonder what Ben Franklin would say about that sun emblem on the half-and-half container. Would he say it's a rising sun or a setting sun? Or perhaps it's Wilbur's heart exploding in million shards of burning fire.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mary Worth 2762

I think I speak for all of us when I say that nothing in this strip has ever been in even the least degree a disappointment.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mary Worth 2671

I have to confess that I know even less about Hello Kitty than I do Harry Potter. Was Hello Kitty a cartoon back in the day? I really have no idea what launched this branding phenomenon. But even Wilbur Weston starts his day by reaching for his favorite cup and filling it to the brim.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Mary Worth 2760

Wilbur, now might be a good time for you to catch up on reading Ask Wendy. This letter might be of particular interest:

In our chaotic and unpredictable world, that we dare to believe in true love is cause for applause. True love doesn't always appear as we expect it. Sometimes the love that exists in our lives is not romantic, but that doesn't make it less real. We can experience real love for a partner... or for a parent... for a child... for a friend.. for a pet... or for God. When we think of true love, we often think of romance, but we are given more options than that. As we look for true love, let's stop and think about the good things and people in our lives. True love exists if we know where to look for it.

Savor this father-daughter moment because its the only love you'll ever know. Unless you get a pet. Or a sandwich.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Mary Worth 2759

Looks like one of those engines is trying to sneak off the plane. Love is not served on this flight.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mary Worth 2758

Being with you feels so natural. It's almost as if I never dumped you.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mary Worth 2757

We have two furry cats. They're brother and sister. The male is orange and named Sundance. The other is Storm, and is a short, grey overweight female. She's tiny, but fat, and looks like a little furball. I'm not a fan of either cat, and they represent major compromises. The agreement was that I don't have to clean up after them. Of course, sometimes I have to when I'm the only one around, but generally, we try to ignore each other. Saturday was my birthday, but because one of my kids was gone, we decided to celebrate on Sunday. Nonetheless, I moped about all day Saturday, feeling like no one cared about my birthday. I can be pathetic like that. That night, I had trouble sleeping, so I got out a book I bought myself as a birthday present, and was reading in the living room at 2:00 AM. As I sat reading, Sundance walked into the middle of the living room and vomited a huge pile of regurgitated cat food. I thought, "Great. The perfect ending to the perfect day." And then Storm came over and ate the vomit.

I share this story because it isn't nearly as sickening as Zak and Iris today.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mary Worth 2756

The dramatic comparison to be made here is not how happy Iris and Zak are compared to Wilbur, but how much better their food is than PanAm's in-flight menu.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mary Worth 2755

Wait. I think I see a mountain peak actually hidden in the clouds! They're flying lower than they realize. Maybe Wilbur doesn't make it home after all. Either that, or we have to sit through another "survivor story."

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mary Worth 2754

"Fabiana..." [Move other passenger's coat, shove carryon in the wrong way, remove carryon, turn sideways, try again, shift other carryons, push hard, ask little old lady in aisle seat if you can climb in, wait for her to stow her book, unfasten her seat belt, and slowly step into the aisle, waddle toward window seat, plop down, raise window shade, fasten seat belt] "is NOT the 'LOVE OF MY LIFE!' How could I have been so FOOLISH?"

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mary Worth 2753

I don't know, she sounds pretty sincere. It's hard to know since we never saw what they were actually doing, but Wilbur, you may be walking away from the absolute best thing that's ever happened to you.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mary Worth 2752

For someone who speaks English as a second-language, Pedro has remarkable comedic timing.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mary Worth 2750

Happy Thanksgiving, from Mary Worth and Friends!

... And from the Peanuts gang.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mary Worth 2749

"Where's Pedro?" is the Colombian version of "Where's Waldo." Can you find Pedro on the Bogota Beach?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mary Worth 2748

I really hope nothing surprising happens after he enters Pedro's studios.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mary Worth 2747

Dang, I was really hoping we'd get more of Fabiana, but it looks like she's gone for good. I'm surprised that Wilbur hasn't figured that out, but just one block away from Joyeria and she's nowhere to be found.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mary Worth 2745

Just like in The Gift of the Magi, Wilbur has sold his silky combover to purchase the ring for Fabiana. Unlike the The Gift of the Magi, Fabiana doesn't care.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mary Worth 2744

I'm almost positive that Empleado de Joyería is another one of Fabiana's cousins. She's very good at drumming up business for the family.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mary Worth 2743

Maybe if Wilbur stopped living so high on his Santa Royale Tribune expense account, he wouldn't keep meeting gold diggers.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mary Worth 2742

I like Fabiana even more today. Boy, she knows what she's doing. She's figured out that this guy could skip out of the country at any moment, and she wants to make sure he is heavily invested in sticking around. A $30,000 emerald ring seems like a reasonable request. Go, Fabiana, go!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mary Worth 2741

Wilbur has been traveling around the world for over a year, living in hotels and eating room service. So clearly, money isn't the reason for his hesitation as they pick out an engagement ring. Perhaps, deep inside, he still has feelings for Iris. Those two kids have broken up a lot more than they've gotten together, and I for one, can't get enough of their discomfirture.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mary Worth 2740

When Iris was first dating Zak, wasn't he like 22? It really does appear that our theory is correct: The reason he has accomplished so much so quickly is that he is living in a different time-space continuum than Iris. I've said it before (Sunday recaps), Zak will be Iris's age in time for the wedding. He's flying through time at rocket speed, and she's crawling through time like a snail on a fence. It's been years since I pulled out the ol' Dharma Initiative tag, but I think is appropriate.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mary Worth 2739

Looks like Zak traded in his new Porsche for my 1997 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mary Worth 2738

I can't tell you how relieved I am to learn this morning that Zak and Iris really are just drinking coffee. Extra-marital relations are the domain of characters like Charley Smith, Nola Wolvenson, and Entertainer Esme. It's how we know they're bad.

Sometimes a cup of coffee really is just a cup of coffee.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mary Worth 2736

It's been a busy 9 months for Zak. He developed a game of some sort that has made him millions of dollars; founded and staffed Zakiks Studios; and moved from his parents' house into a 12th-floor luxury apartment. Meanwhile, Iris Skyped with her other ex-boyfriend twice, and Mary went on a four-day cruise with Toby. If Iris and Zak get married, will Zak age at a faster rate until he catches up with her? Will Iris and Tommy have to visit him once a week in the nursing home?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Mary Worth 2735

Wow. This is some kind of retaliation date? This woman is messed up. Wilbur dodged a bullet. And Zak deserves what he gets.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mary Worth 2733

Let's face it. You've broken up with Wilbur at least twice. Then you broke up with Zak. And now you feel sorry for yourself that Wilbur "broke up" with you after you broke up with him and Zak? I just don't understand women. As portrayed in Mary Worth.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Mary Worth 2732

Interesting because of all the characters in the Worthiverse, these are the two I've missed the least. I hope they get married soon so they can disappear forever.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Mary Worth 2730

Zakiks sounds like a Flappy Bird game, but there's a vomiting cat instead.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mary Worth 2729

This is ironic coming from the woman who apparently never knows what she wants.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mary Worth 2728

Over the weekend, we learned that Zak is now "working" because "a game" he "developed" is "taking off." Excuse me, but unless the game that this California business student developed is a ten-sided dice game called "MBA Fantasy," he isn't walking to work dressed in a suit, no matter how ill-fitting. (See this article on the Tech Uniform from Business Insider).

I didn't post over the weekend because we were too busy going to Halloween parties and such:

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mary Worth 2727

"Gosh, Zak, what are you doing out here in nature?"

"Oh, I love nature. I do nature all the time. It beckons me to live in the here and now. It also helps me to be as predictable as possible, regardless of the odds. I mean what are the chances that we'd run into each here and now? I know, right?"

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mary Worth 2726

Well, it appears Zak has moved on, graduated and gotten a job. He must live in some sort of strange alternate universe where time actually moves forward and people stop taking history 101 semester after semester after semester.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mary Worth 2725

Is it nurture or nature that keeps me perpetually repeating my freshman year, and pining away for the men I break up with?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mary Worth 2724

While I agree with Iris in principle, it would still be better than watching Iris mope about the boyfriend SHE BROKE UP WITH!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mary Worth 2723

It's worse than you think, Iris. Fabiana is taller, has raven black hair, and is dressing a whole lot sexier than you imagine. Also, she's running her fingers through his combover.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mary Worth 2722

I think this Ask Wendy column would be more interesting if there was just one little change to context:

Dear Wendy, Does true love exist?

[Signed, Dr. Jeff Cory, M.D.]


Dear Jeff,

In our chaotic and unpredictable world, that [you] dare to believe in true love is cause for applause. True love doesn't always appear as we expect it. Sometimes the love that exists in our lives is not romantic, but that doesn't make it less real. We can experience real love for a partner... or for a parent... for a child... for a friend.. for a pet... or for God. When we think of true love, we often think of romance, but we are given more options than that. As we look for true love, let's stop and think about the good things and people in our lives. True love exists if we know where to look for it. [I'm sure you'll find it someday.]

[Signed, "Wendy" aka Not Your True Love]