Friday, February 10, 2017

Mary Worth 2516

It was awfully considerate of all the people in the park to give Iris some alone time with Zak. Even the fountain has calmed down and slunk off.

18 comments:

Peggy Olson said...

Now Iris will have more time to focus on her son, WhatsHisName.

Smarmy McWorthface said...


Maybe this will take a dark twist and Zak will begin stalking her.

Unknown said...

If my paramour were addressing me as "No Dear" I'd feel about eight years old...

KitKat said...

Iris, isn't this too drastic? You could have suggested that you and Zak just take a break. You haven't hit your limit yet - you just have Wilbur dangling.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Was It Because I Mentioned Tattoos?"

Together, overcome!
No...
Best Separate Ways.


Wanders said...

I so love boldface haiku.

fauxprof said...

Isn't it about time for the homeless guy with the shopping cart full of recyclables to come by and ask "Are you ok?"

Anonymous said...

This could have been a great story line if she'd kept it going. Fast forward. Iris and Zak are eating pork chops at Chez Acrobat. Wilbur and Dawn walk in to get some sandwiches. Wilbur sees Iris giving Zak a spoonful of applesauce. The next day he is eating prune Danishes in Mary's kitchen. Charterstone is abuzz.

Yahoonski said...

Thank you, Nance, for making something beautiful and fun out of the boldface, which I otherwise find just irritating as all get out.

tkraft said...

The Zak/Iris Beedie drama; torn from the lyrics of Journey's 1983 hit! (Jeez, that's only 34 years ago!)
"Feelin' that it's gone
Can't change your mind
If we can't go on
To survive the tide
Love divides
And we went our separate ways"
Fine. Done. It's a wrap. Scary thought: What odds are we being given for yet another upcoming umpteen week Beedie drama?!

MissScarlet said...

I think it's unfair that Dawn gets to keep 'not dating' her older man, but Iris has to give up her young stud.
Again, I really need to think about something else.

Anonymous said...

Moy - I keep telling you, no one has called anyone "Dear" in the last 100 years with the exception of a small child as "Unknown" pointed out at 8:41 this morning. Oh, and the woman who hands me my fish sandwich at the drive-through.

DWET said...

@fauxprof: Yes! And Nola Wolvenson would sure spice up this strip!

My comment for today: Barf!

Yahoonski said...

In the Worthiverse you can fall in love in the blink of an eye,
but it takes forever to say goodbye.

Can we add "Never Can Say Goodbye" to the jukebox?

KitKat said...

Saturday
"I'll never forget you, Inez."

Nance said...

SATURDAY

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "While The Fountain Gusheth":

Never.
You, not.
Change...better individuals.
You...more.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Sigh! It’s so tragic! If only Iris and Zak could be together forever! If only they weren’t already married to other ... oh, wait, no! ... if only they weren’t dating other ... oh, wait, no! ... if only Iris weren’t forced to move to Antarctica ... oh, wait, no! ... Why is it, again, that they can’t just be together longer if they want to? ... hmmm, I guess it’s not so tragic after all.

Today’s strip really demonstrates the great narrative principle of telling rather than showing! We only get to hear about how Iris and Zak made each other better people. We never got to see any examples of that. ... Oh, wait, no! ... Showing is supposed to be better than telling, isn’t it? Maybe the symbolism of the last panel says it all ... two beautiful heads looking is opposite directions, not seeing the other, their vision of the future clouded with tears!

@Nance, I LOVE your boldface haikus! It’s amazing how they really boil the strip down to its central meaning!

In honor of Zak and Iris, I composed an original haiku:

Beautiful people
Loving across the decades
Somehow so boring!

Anonymous said...

SUNDAY - Although Zak has never heard of Casablanca or Humphrey Bogart, it appears that he might have heard or read something about World War II.