Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mary Worth 2537

"I believe in you son! But if you fail again..."

"Thanks, Ma. I owe you a pizza."

46 comments:

Anonymous said...


Yes, Tommy, if you can't hack it as a janitor, you can try something you might be more suited for. Like doorstop.

-- S. McW.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Why Wait for Someday? Let Mom Have Your Crusts".

Custodian job. Nervous!
Believe! Do!
Doesn't? Believe! I Do!
Having back. Make up.




(I ran out of Exclamation Points before I got to the last line.)

Anonymous said...

I did not see this coming! I was anticipating tacos, quesadillas, or burrito's, but pizza never occurred to me!!

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

So dramatic! So stilted! So romantic! This pizza date is turning out to be really dreamy ... and inspirational!

@Nance, I love your haikus! Given the last, breathless panel of two Tweedlebeedie heads staring longingly at each other, I was expecting Tommmy to say "make out" instead of "make up." Well, I guess that would be too interesting, so no chance of that ...

fauxprof said...

Diego's famous raw polenta and pepperoni pizza. Order the extra soggy, you'll love it! It's the favorite of dilettante college students and would be janitors all over Santa Royale. Yum!

r u ok? said...

Should we add The Wiz's "Believe in Yourself" to the Charterstone jukebox?

KitKat said...

"Extra soggy" - @fauxprof, you crack me up every day!

Take a close look at the objects on the non-pizza quadrant of the pedestal (near Iris). Tadpoles? Something else that veers into non-family-friendly territory?

After I posted about Diego's taco bowl yesterday, it occurred to me that I was guilty of stereotyping, and wondered if we would see the Beedies at Diego's House of Sushi today. Nope - as Wanders pointed out, pizza - who woulda thunk it?

S. Rosenberg said...

Those are some mighty thick curtains for a pizza/taco joint.

Anonymous said...


I have an interview for a custodian job.

Oh Tommy, I'm so proud!

-- S. McW.

Chester the Dog said...

What is so wrong with Tommy that he cant look for a better job than custodian (not that there is anything wrong with that). Is that all he dreams of? Aim high, Tommy, don't get high.

Yahoonski said...

Anticipating Nance's haiku, I envisioned the last line as "Having back makeup" but did not want to pursue the thought any further. Instead I began to wrestle with the problem of how saying you believe in someone's janitorial potential can be construed as having his back? Will Iris be willing to pitch in and help when Tommy is overwhelmed by the awful mess in the men's room at the Crosby Shopping Center? Now THAT would be having his back. By the way, is the shopping center named after Der Bingel? If he had been Tommy's dad, he would have just beaten the Vicodin demons out of the lad. Problem solved!

Nance said...

@DWET--Thank you so much.
@Yahoonski--It's lovely to be Anticipated. Your phrase proves that Punctuation is critical, along with Context. As to Crosby Shopping Center, I hear it's right across the street from Crawford Plaza.

Garnet said...

These two are making me want to puke.

Gina said...

"Believe! Do!" I think Yoda helped out with today's haiku!

Anonymous said...

FRIDAY
.
Who knew that a Diego's pedestal pizza would be closure for Iris.

And I guess Wilbur is no longer (ever was?) in Antarctica I hope the WiFi in Sao Paolo is good

fauxprof said...

Wilbur is probably trying to interview survivors in remedial high school Spanish, not realizing that Brazilians speak Portuguese. Of course, since he never realized he wasn't in Antarctica, he's probably actually in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Nance said...
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Nance said...

FRIDAY

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "If Only Karen Moy Understood The Value Of Brevity (And How Email/Computers Look").

Good.

Anonymous said...

Mudslide Survivors is a Brazilian heavy metal band.

Anonymous said...

Nance - An alternative title for your Haiku today?

"I think this story line is almost over."

Good

KitKat said...

Does Wilbur scour the world with a translator companion, or does he have a Star Trek type Universal Translator installed in his brain?

DWET said...

Dad speaks five languages fluently and can cook a typical national dish from twenty countries. Plus, he's able to camp out even at the South Pole. What I'm saying is ... Dad's quite a catch, Iris! (You should leave Zak for DAWN!)

Today's strip really piles on the dramatic tension! Will Iris end her e-mail tomorrow with "Love and smooches, Iris"?

DWET said...

Wha? Huh? What's goin' on?

DWET said...

Oops! I think I hit preview after commenting before. Anyhoo ...

Dad speaks five languages fluently and can cook a typical national dish from twenty different countries. Plus, he can camp out, even in Antarctica! What I'm saying is ... Dad's a real catch, Iris! (You can leave Zak for DAWN!)

Today's strip piles on the dramatic tension! How will Iris end her e-mail tomorrow? "Love and smooches, Iris." ???

Sharon said...

Just curious: which of the MW "stories" has run for the longest time? We may be heading for a record here.

Zzzzzzzzzz... said...

They should change the name of the strip to "The Trials and Tribulations of IRIS BEEDIE." ... Wow, what a snoozer!

fauxprof said...

SATURDAY

No "I miss you, Wilbur". No "When will you be home?" The best that can be said for this lobg-distance relationship is that she's no longer ignoring him completely. Is that a resolution of sorts? After the Sunday summary, can we move on to a new storyline? I am ever optimistic for a future without Tweedlebeedies.

Robotek said...

Tommy to Mommy: You complete me!
Mommy to Tommy: Wait, just let me check what Zak is up to on Facebook ...

Nance said...

SATURDAY

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Blah Blah Blah". (Emphasis on the Blah).

Busy, grateful.
Interesting.
Well. Fulfilled.


I almost didn't get through that.

MAKE THEM GO AWAY!

I'm with @Sharon--this has to be some sort of Record. They've been around longer than this strip's namesake.

KitKat said...

Sunday
Wilbur and Iris both sound like they're communicating with someone they barely know and couldn't care less about. What a relationship! "I'm well, and everything is good." How dull can one be?

A thought: Iris should drop out of the university and Tommy should enroll at a community college or in some type of training program. He needs direction and some marketable skills.

If we're still in Beedieville tomorrow, I will SCREAM.

Delilah said...

Sunday: Iris' missive to Wilbur: "I am doing really WELL and everything is GOOD."

If I said that to my husband over the phone or in a text or email, he'd call the cops to bust my door down, certain I was being held against my will.

Anonymous said...


"I'm doing really WELL and everything is GOOD. So don't feel the need to come back here anytime soon. Pursue your dream. Take your time. As many years as you need."

-- S. McW.

Nance said...

SUNDAY

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Pillow Talk For Robots".

Love new places.
Mudslide survivors. Fleeting.
Grateful doing. Dream exploring.
Well. Good.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Maybe Wilbur could e-mail Dawn on Monday and set up a transition to a new "plot"? Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with a cherry on top? ... Oh, and while I'm at it, a pool party would be nice ;-) !!! Dawn could talk about Wilbur's e-mail with Toby and Ian Cameron, and a new Charterstone resident could wander by and say "hi." ... Hope springs eternal ...

Anonymous said...

Pool party! And not a Beedie in sight.
Toby and Mary are there. Ian, no.

Chester the Dog said...

Mary seems to have bee out in the sun a few years too long...

Vince said...

MONDAY

Now that the story from the past several months has finished its degeneration into a morass of boredom and vapidity, I am glad to see a new flash of absurdity appear in the form of a month-long, mid-semester "teaching summit." Is a teaching summit something you would pay to participate in, or is it something you'd be invited to and paid an honorarium for?

fauxprof said...

"Teaching Summit" is not a thing. However, if it is not Beedie-related, I'm for it, especially if that's the MacGuffin necessary to send Mary and Toby off on a tropical adventure.

KitKat said...

Monday

Picking up from @Vince at 11:24 AM, perhaps this "teaching summit in Seattle" is what Ian told the credulous Toby (after he decided against "Bagpiper summit in John o'Groats"). Okay Ian, where are you really going? To Puerto Vallarta with a woman named Trixie Va Voom?

meg said...

"Are you IN, Mary?"

INtoxicated?
INcontinent?
INsensitive?
IN recovery?
IN bankruptcy?
INdiscreet?
INto Justin Bieber?

meg said...

Toby and Mary, frolicking on the beach in Cancun during their Spring Break, are stunned to see (tartan) mankini-clad Ian judging the wet tee-shirt contest.

Anonymous said...


AAAARRRRGGGHHHH! I already miss Iris and Tommy and Zak! Miss them deeply.

I just know Iris and Zak will be getting back together, and I don't want to wait two years to see that. And Tommy is going to win Employee of the Month multiple times at his new job and make us all so proud.

Hurry back, gang!

-- S. McW.

Nance said...

What in the heck is a Teaching Summit? And I ask this as a retired thirty-year veteran. But I guess we shouldn't look a Gift Pool Party in the mouth.

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Whew!"

Away--teaching summit.
Oh? Not?
This, different. Tropical. In?


(Toby looks like she's about 19. And eerily like Emma Stone.)

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Hmmm. I should be happy. No more Beedies! Pool in sight! New "plot"! Exciting vacation starring Mary herself and Toby (my favourite!)! Plus ... cocktails! ... And yet ... I'm disappointed. FINALLY, we get to see June Brigman's version of Toby Cameron and ... she's hideous! She was beautiful and fun in Joe Giella's version. Well, at least June's Dawn is better-looking than she used to be (but that kind of peeves me off!) ... Sigh!

Maybe they'll go off to Pax Wellness resort together! And maybe Agitated Aggie's vacation schedule will overlap with theirs! YAY!

Doug Mose said...

"Would Jeff want to go too?"

Jeff? Who's Jeff?

Toots McGee said...

Mary and Toby on a Caribbean cruise? Yes, please!